Month: September 2009

Columbus Symphony iPhone App out!

If you have an iPhone and want to be a Columbus Symphony fan, here’s your chance!! I list three links where you can get the App free, to give app providers equal attention. http://www.apptism.com/apps/columbus-symphony http://appshopper.com/music/columbus-symphony http://macmost.com/iphoneapps/iphone_app_columbus_symphony_332488459.html

Secret. Don’t tell anyone!

There’s something about that last practice recording of JJ 1 that I’m embarrassed to admit. It certainly would alter and perhaps interfere with the performance. Anyone care to guess? It’s something you would know if you saw me playing. (and…

Jeanjean 1 Entire!

Tonight’s practice, in it’s naked rawness. Very live, as in, not edited at all, kind of like singing in the shower. I stopped about 1/3 way in for about 15 seconds because I thought someone knocked. Also, near the end…

Happy Performers are Better Advocates

Eric Booth, a leading trainer of teaching artists, writes in this month’s Symphony magazine: A job satisfaction survey done a few year ago listed several hundred jobs in America and rated them according to haw satisfied their practitioners were with…

Jeanjean Chopinesque?

I got the following email from a reader, who is a classmate of mine from Peabody days though I haven’t been in touch with him since then. He’s now “Adjunct Faculty; Private Teacher-Musicologist-Critic at Averett University” from his LinkedIn profile.…

Légère Signature Reeds

I’ve been playing Légère Reeds for months now. I hope to play all repertoire in upcoming orchestral season on a Légère Signature. I wasn’t always that sure about them. Several years ago I bought a few at the Atlanta Clarinet…

Buffet R13 version of Jeanjean 1 excerpt

It’s interesting playing the same tricky phrase on these two different instruments. I used the exact same mouthpiece/reed setup. In fact I didn’t move the reed at all, since it’s a Legere and doesn’t need to be wet. Though the…