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.
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
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 post
I’m very excited to announce that the Pacifica Singers will be performing selections from my collection of choral miniatures, “Inebriated Refrigeration Magnetics” in their fall concert this year. Read the full post