Author: David H. Thomas

Classical musician, Clarinetist, Chamber Musicians, Soloist, Teacher, Principal clarinet of the Columbus Symphony in Ohio.

While waiting to begin my practice I strayed…

After returning home again two nights ago post-two-week-trip to visit family and friends, local life and living required extra attention to catch up. Plans to meditate and practice clarinet disappeared, submerged under a torrent of errands and events. And emotions.…

Brett Sheehy bursts classical music’s cultural bubble

“Classical music is a “tyrannical” term, implying music written by dead white men. When I do present an older classical work, I want to present it through a 21st-century lens, not as a costume drama. The only reason that a…

Sandow and Midgette on audience decline for classical music

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The institution of live classical music concerts continues to flounder, and the water isn’t getting any calmer.  Can you teach an old fish to swim upstream? But the origins and value of music remain vital to humanity’s sanity. What needs…

The OSU Marching Band with the Columbus Symphony

The Ohio State University Marching Band, TBDBITL, with the Columbus Symphony, Saturday night, July 30, 2011, at Picnic with the Pops. As always an exciting evening! And so ends a summer, a season, and and era. On the last night…

Gifted conductor returns to Columbus music scene

I awoke to a pleasant surprise in my email box this morning, a Columbus Dispatch article announcing that Alessandro Siciliani, the long lost and neglected conductor who led the Columbus Symphony to great heights from 1992-2004, will return as music…

Mendelssohn on Mull festival Extolling the benefits of learning through doing – Herald Scotland

It seems the UK, specifically Scotland, is fertile ground for innovative ideas to rekindle the vital link between classical music professional and amateur players in developing a broader, younger, more loyal fan base for professional performing groups. Link to original…