This isn’t exactly a new complaint on my part, so it’s really no secret that I’m not a fan of performers defaulting to concert black most of the time. It came up in conversation again recently, and there was actually a specific request for me to write a post about it, so let’s dive in to my thoughts. Read the full postPosted in Random Blurb on
Category: Random Blurb
All the posts that are just totally random thoughts that I felt like sharing.
Congratulations To Bruce Dunn On His Retirement
It’s the end of an era: Bruce Dunn has retired as the Music Director of the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra. Through his 27 year tenure, the KSO has gone from being an amateur ensemble to a highly respected professional orchestra. I want to take a moment and congratulate him on a well earned retirement. Read the full postPosted in Arts In Kamloops (YKA Arts), Random Blurb on
Musings on the Future of the Thompson Valley Orchestra
Twenty years after establishing the Thompson Valley Orchestra, founding music director Norris Berg has now retired. I have some thoughts on the future of TVO that I’d like to share. Read the full postPosted in Arts In Kamloops (YKA Arts), Random Blurb on
In Flanders Fields…
It has been another Remembrance Day for another year. In the course of this year’s services, I was able to hear three different choral settings of John McCrae’s famous WWI poem “In Flanders Fields”, and I found myself musing on how all the settings I’ve heard over the years are maybe too “pretty.” Read the full postPosted in Random Blurb on
Excelsis Chamber Choir: A successful choral experiment!
Excelsis: A New Choral Project has now had its first concert. And I think, though I may be somewhat biased having been a member of the choir, that it was a resounding success. Read the full postPosted in Random Blurb on
Why Do I Hate Handel’s Messiah?
First off: yes, I know, I have committed the ultimate musical sacrilege – the stones are being gathered, and the pitchforks are being sharpened. But I really and truly do not like Handel’s Messiah. (And I’m actually not alone) Read the full postPosted in Random Blurb on