A long-term adventure in fixing my playing.
The Palau de la Musica in Barcelona’s old city (cuitat vella) is a UNESCO world heritage site, and is absolutely a wonderful sight. Beautifully detailed, and completely human-scaled, it’s set in a lovely plaza and offers up several restaurants inside and outside (this is Barcelona, after all, where people seem to live outside as much […]
Every day it’s something new.
David Zauder, former trumpet player with the Cleveland Orchestra, was a big help to me at one point in my musical growth. Here’s how.
How often do you hear of someone who is unquestionably the best at what he did? Not only that, but the best for a half-century. Like Michael Jordan winning 50 straight NBA titles or something.
Patrick Hilaire did a fabulous job covering the event, and his Picasa Gallery is worth a look. I took the liberty of cribbing a few shots of myself. Thanks to the members of the orchestra, by the way, for doing such a nice job: Lois Roman Paul McCullen Donna Dixon Bryn Douds Leah Van Doornick […]
This weekend, I’m conducting a crack team of local musicians, along with the wonderful soprano Lori Mirabal and some local students, a staging of Rob Kapilow’s one-act opera of the story.
Chuck was my first real trumpet teacher, back in 1978 1974 or so when I was getting ready to audition for college (I got in). The Trumpet Player from hank bargine on Vimeo. Watch to the end, so you can hear him nail the posthorn solo from Mahler’s Third. Beautiful playing.
John Cage’s stories dwell on the fuzzy edge of Zen and realism, music and poetry, where the mundane becomes unique and the boring becomes enlightening. Reload the page at the link for new ones.
Go. If only to hear homegirl Anne Hathaway’s big number. It is the single most remarkable thing I’ve seen in a movie since … well I don’t know if I’ve ever seen anything that made me react that way.
The cast and crew of the Amore Opera’s production of La Boheme sings “Auld Lang Syne.” F came along too.