Month: June 2009

CSO conductors, 08-09 season

To sum up the Columbus Symphony Orchestra 2008-2009 Winter season, the following is a chronological review of our guest conductors (who were also music director candidates), along with my personal opinions of them. DAVID LOCKINGTON, music director of the Grand…

Stanley Drucker!

So I don’t appear out of touch. Here’s a great tribute to Mr. Drucker, retiring from the NY Phil. after 60 years service. To me, Drucker IS the Corigliano Clarinet Concerto! (written for him) If you haven’t heard his version,…

Five Traits of Great Players

A few months ago I stumbled on an lecture/article from the International Clarinet Society archives which I shared briefly, but did not write about. It’s worth reviewing and quoting here because it outlines the map to becoming a great player.…

Alan Balter

I’ve been thinking about previous teachers recently. I was practicing some excerpts when I turned to a xerox of Till Eulenspiegel and saw the signature of Alan Balter at the top. I took a few lessons with Alan during the…