Month: February 2009

Another Day Practicing

There’s nothing quite like a day with nothing to do but practice. First of all, it doesn’t happen often. Second, it’s like any other day practicing. Which is to say, like no other day before. Does Sisyphus feel different each…

Buzzing Reed reviewed by Clarinet Cache!

Buzzing Reed has been reviewed in the blog Clarinet Cache! Check it out! Clarinet Cache is both a blog and a regular column in the journal The Clarinet. In the column, we track clarinet-related web content and explore several items…

Fat Tuesday and Pete Fountain

Tuesday February 24 is Fat Tuesday in New Orleans. Pete Fountain will kick off the festivities leading more than 200 members of his Half-Fast Walking Club (say the hyphenated word slowly!) through the city streets. He’s been doing it every…

The Art of the Turnaround

This post is addressed to anyone and everyone in Columbus who wants to see the Columbus Symphony survive and thrive. The Art of the Turnaround, by internationally famous arts revival expert Michael Kaiser, is a must read for anyone in…

CSO Chorus World Class

The CSO chorus humbles me as a musician. They are so disciplined and full of musical and technical vigor that it embarrasses me that they do it for free. This weekend’s concerts featured Chas Wetherbee playing the ethereal Lark Ascending…