Birthday wishes for Sir Colin

A big Happy Birthday to Sir Colin Davis, who is 80 years old today. He’s had a remarkable career, having managed to hold a major position in London almost without a break for forty-five years, going from Sadler’s Wells to the BBC to Covent Garden to the LSO. For someone who has been so successful, […]

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Bio

  Biography Hailed by the Washington Post as an “up-and-coming conductor” and a “true star” of the podium, Kenneth Woods has built a reputation as a multifaceted musician whose credits range from the Mahler symphonies to collaborations with members of James Brown’s classic band. He is currently conductor of the Oregon East Symphony, Surrey Mozart […]

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Composition is …what?

…. notation? * Back in Music History class we all learned how philosophers used to differntiate between “music of the spheres” and “practical music.” The now-quaint terminology masks a somewhat interesting and important differentiation that is actually an important part of any musician’s relationship to music. The original concert of “music of the spheres” came […]

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YouTube- the orchestra strikes back

This arrived in my inbox this morning. Well worth checking out if you need a one minute time waster today. It’s amazing how realistic the animation is- everyone is moving perfectly in synch with the music and everything’s going in the right direction. The only problem is maeastro Darth, who is out of time with […]

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