Month: July 2008

Work Together or Lose Orchestra

Andrew Buelow, the author of the comment which I have posted below, is the Executive Director of the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra. His bio is HERE. Reading Steve S.’s comments on the post “Today’s Dispatch Article” and Cameron Kopf’s reply, I…

Success story in Indianapolis

A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, BRUCE HEMBD has lived in Phoenix, Arizona (USA) since 1991. He performs regularly with the Arizona Opera, Southwest Brass, Quintessence Chamber Ensemble, Palo Verde Brass, Desert Chamber Musicians, Symphony of the West…

Personal note from my student

This sweet note is from the parent of one of my students, age 14 going on 15. We were thinking of you when we were hiking at Zion Canyon National Park in southern Utah. Robin LOVED it there–there are lots…

Thank you to ALL VOLUNTEERS!

Symphony Columbus, which has taken over for Symphony Strong, has been the backbone of support for the musicians of the Symphony. They have tirelessly worked to coordinate volunteers, spread the word, sell those unique T-shirts so our message will be…

Fan Mail

LAST NIGHT’S CONCERT WAS ABSOLUTELY AWESOME, IN THE REAL SENSE OF THE WORD…A PERFECT BLENDING OF CONDUCTOR AND MUSICIANS. THANK YOU!!!!!!! Fran Compton

Alive with Music

OK, so I go for the corny, million dollar phrases, but the title Alive with Music captures so much of what we strive for as musicians. Over the past half century, recordings have both stimulated and undermined the popularity of…

Mozart’s Café Chamber festival a Success

I just arrived home after a stimulating and busy day. I have to thank Mozart’s Café and Bakery for hosting a delightful evening (5-9 PM) of music and food. Everyone had a great time. Luckily the hot weather let up…

Carnival of Venice

This evening at Mozart’s Café I will be performing a set of variations on the popular folk theme, Carnival of Venice, arranged by Paul Jeanjean, an early 20 century French clarinetist known for his difficult but beautiful études for clarinet…