The future in Philly

An interesting follow-up, one of what I assume will be hundreds, as the Philadelphia Orchestra begin looking to the future.  I don’t know Eschenbach’s work there at all, and wouldn’t comment on it anyway, but I do think music director search issue is one of the biggest bugaboos facing orchestras anywhere.  Don’t believe the hype- […]

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Nottingham Philharmonic: Review

From the Nottingham Evening Post   NOTTINGHAM PHILHARMONIC    Albert Hall -Peter Palmer  The Nottingham Philharmonic have long been an orchestra to be reckoned with, but on Saturday there were signs that American guest conductor Kenneth Woods could give a new dimension to their playing.  Technically, there is little the NPO are incapable of. One need only mention […]

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UPCOMING CONCERT- Oregon East Symphony November 5 and 6

Concert Announcements Sunday, November 5th, 2006 3:15 PM Vert Auditorium Pendleton Oregon Oregon East Symphony Oregon East Symphony Preparatory Orchestra Program- Mendelssohn- Overture “Die Schone Melusine” Mozart- Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, Mvt I             Brandi Brown, violin (winner, senior division, OES 2006 Young Artist Competition) Schumann- Piano Concerto in A minor, Mvt […]

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More on Felix

I’m happy to call your attention to a new blog, My Second Act, especially as the author had the good sense to use one of their first posts to call attention to my post on Mendelssohn- Felix Rocks.  The Balance of All Things Just as nature is said to abhor a vacuum, so I believe […]

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An actual organic orchestra….

Sticking with the idea of “organic” music, here is a link to the website of the New Queen’s Hall Orchestra in London. I’ve had the great pleasure of getting to know their playing in concert and they are definitely on to something. Their tale is both inspiring and cautionary, as they are still fighting valiantly […]

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UPDATED- Hello, I must be going

This just in-  Christoph Eschenbach has resigned as Music Director of the Philadelphia Orchestra and will be concluding his tenure at the end of the 2007-8 season.  More thoughts to follow.  UPDATE- This from Adam Shatzman suggests that Eschenbach has goten a raw deal in the press and from some musicians. David Patrick Stearns wonders if the Philly […]

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NPO OCT 21

Just a quick reminder that I’ll be performing tomorrow, October 21st, with the Nottingham Philharmonic at the Albert Hall in Nottingham. I’ve heard from quite a few of you around the Nottingham area who’ve found out about the blog from the NPO website or their press release- do come say hi after the concert. It’s […]

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Try something new

I was just writing this morning in another venue about the rewards of learning to love music you hate. I believe any great work of art has to have aspects which get under our skin, which frustrate us, which piss us off. That’s part of the difference between entertainment and art- art gives pleasure (even […]

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Dead horses, rotten vegetables and fine wine

I’ve been a bit surprised to find how totally polarizing the whole electroacoustic issue has been- it’s been more controversial than anything I’ve dealt with before. I have to admit I spent much of last weekend wishing I’d never thought of posting on it. Funnily enough, I feel like I came up with a metaphor […]

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Upcoming Concert- Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra Oct 21st, 2006

Upcoming Concert Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra Kenneth Woods, guest conductor Daniel de Borah, pianist 7:30 Saturday, Oct 21st, 2006 Albert Hall, Notthingham Sibelius- Symphony No. 5, Finlandia, Prokofiev- Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Grieg- Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Official NPO Press Release: PRESS RELEASE    PRESS RELEASE   PRESS RELEASE  American conductor and blogger directs […]

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