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When music is work

Aaron Copland's book "What to Listen for in Music" invites music fans of all types to consider listening to music on multiple levels and multiple planes.  Last weekend at a concert, I caught myself listening on just one level, and it got me thinking how others listen.

Musical Inauguration Thoughts

 A big, big day in DC means some primo exposure for a select few musicians.  Most of it worked, and somemissed the mark.

Musical memories

 I have an addiction: The Detroit Tigers.  But that's not what I'm writing about today, rather I shall write about another addiction I have: I peruse musician info pages on orchestra websites.  I mostly want to find out what else orchestra musicians do besides play in orchestra.  Sometimes I'm dissappointed ("I like to go to chamber music concerts" really?  That's all?).  Sometimes it's enlightening ("I compete in triathalons" way to go!).

January 10th Met @ the Movies at Eastview has technical problems

It has come to our attention that the Metropolitan Opera HD simulcast of La Rondine by Puccini was not able to be shown as scheduled at Regal Eastview.

Thanks for nothing, Wagner

 Wagner has unexpected results on a snow-covered, 5-degree morning.

Don't look at the Trombones...

 A wealthy amateur conductor took the reigns of the New York Philharmonic last week, and after a trombonist in the NYP section lambasted the "maestro" on his blog, boy did the sparks fly.

The composer bailout tournament of the century!

 One of my most important personal mantras is "Do not take yourself too seriously."  In this spirit, I present to you Recession 2008: "Which Classical Composer Would Hypothetically Survive and Who Would Need a Government Bailout, The Tournament."  

Outside the Box

 Contemporary Classical Music at a Rochester Rock club.  An exciting experiment in thinking--and playing--outside the box.