A duty of care to the unknown…

I got a nice mention on the excellent Through These Ears in an interesting post about the job of the Music Director, one inspired in part by this article in the Washington Post– Aside from having high performance standards and a good working environment, there are other benefits for everyone when the relationship works well.  […]

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Around the web

First- a nice piece on my upcoming concert at the University of Delaware Master Players series on the 13th of November from Delaware Online, including lots of information on my colleagues.  The University of Delaware Department of Music is proud to present the Fifth Annual Master Players Concert Series.(Formerly known as the Master Players Chamber […]

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A frantic final rehearsal

Concert-day rehearsals are a relatively new (and much-needed) addition to the OES schedule, but out of deference to delicate sensibilities we only rehearse for 2 hours, which feels like a painfully short period compared to the 3 hour call on Friday evening. Perhaps I can digress for one moment as someone who played as a […]

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Bloch on Bloch

One of the challenges in doing rare works like the Bloch Suite, is that it is exceedingly hard to locate basic background materials. Fortunately, with some help, we have found Bloch’s own program notes on the piece. I reproduce them here especially for the many players and audience members who were so intrigued by the piece […]

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Gal on Gal

As we prepare for the UK Premiere of Hans Gál’s Violin Concerto, op 39 (written in 1933!) I thought I would be worth sharing some of Gál’s own thoughts on the concerto. I would not hesitate to speculate that his was probably the most musically thoughtful article ever published in Bournemouth Winter Garden’s Society Newsletter […]

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Krugman wins Nobel

In a rare sign that sanity (at least pockets of sanity) does still exist in the world, New York Times contributor Paul Krugman has won the Nobel Prize for Economics.    Paul Krugman is one of two political writers that I read pretty religiously (the other is Salon’s Glenn Greenwald, who should be due for […]

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UPCOMING CONCERT- Lancashire Chamber Orchestra

UPCOMING CONCERT Lancashire Chamber Orchestra Kenneth Woods- principal conductor Saturday, October 18, 2008 7:30 PM Altrincham Grammar School for Girls Program Mozart- Overture to “The Impressario” (“Der Schauspieldirektor”) Gal- Violin Concerto op 39 (UK PREMIERE) Annette-Barbara Vogel, violin Mozart- Symphony no. 40 in G minor  For more information, please visit the NEW Lancashire Chamber Orchestra […]

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