A New Blog – because the internet doesn’t have enough already
Greetings and salutations, and welcome to the Blog portion of my site. Postings here will be extremely random; both in frequency and subject matter. Mostly I’ll be talking about upcoming projects, performances, etc. Occasionally I may write down my thoughts on different musical subjects.
You may be looking for something from my old blog, which means you are probably looking for a concert review that I wrote. (that was basically all that was in the old blog) Since I wrote all the concert reviews for the online music magazine Musetta Stone, I felt it made sense to just let them live there, and let this space be more about sharing news updates and the occasional random thought. So I deleted them from here. All the concert reviews I wrote can be found at www.musettastone.com.
It is said there are two things you want to be very certain about handing to a composer: a microphone, and a conductor’s baton. That’s obviously not true of everyone, but I definitely try to avoid the baton. Read the full post
I heard a surprising number of people claim “I’m not smart enough for classical music” while out at a public event recently. I have some things to say about that, but if you read only this introduction to the post let me sum it up in three words: Yes, you are! Read the full post
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 post
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 post