orchestra

very proud of my young violinists / stony brook university orchestra  <11/14/17> \ pennsylvania music educators association (pmea, district 1) honors orchestra <11/19/17>

Mozart:  Overture to Don Giovanni

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuRPBe0WufM

 

Schumann:  Concertstucke for Four Horns and Orchestra

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-1rWZFDsgU

 

Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No. 1 in G minor  “Winter Dreams”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZIEvZwgzFc

tchaikovsky+drake

didn’t know what to expect / i don’t know the music of drake & would not recognize it even after the concert \  but mashups are creative & fun to listen to if it works / this one does \ some parts felt like listening to opera \ i also couldn’t help but think of queen’s “bohemian rhapsody” / fun to think that the concert brought together some who knew only Tchaikovsky, some who knew only drake & some who knew of both

eastend mile

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chanced upon this really good local band at “rock the block” street festival in squirrel hill <mr. rogers’ neighborhood in pittsburgh> on a beautiful full moon evening \ they remind me of the pop fusion | smooth jazz bands of the 80s / so surprising to me that the band is made up of twentysomethings \ whom i assume have an aversion to whatever their parents appreciated in their youth / & especially smooth jazz <think kenny g, ugh> \ but eastend mile is worth a listen / pretty solid band, solid sax player!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYl1qyq-G3kDphqpRGFR_Ow

record store day pt2

tusk fleetwood mac

the other album i got from goodwill today was fleetwood mac’s 1979 experimental album “tusk” / i did not know any of the tracks listed, at least that’s what i thought \ until i heard “sara” / googling, i found that today, 2016 record store day, is when fleetwood mac reissues “alternate tusk” \ how weird is that?  for me to find & select this record from a stack of old unwanted vinyl / and “sara” is just beautiful

http://www.fleetwoodmacnews.com/2016/03/fleetwood-mac-will-release-2xlp.html

thrival @carrie furnace

thrival festival 2016

thrilled to learn that the 4th thrival innovation & music festival will be held at the historic carrie furnace / new music played in the site of pittsburgh’s great steel heritage

https://www.riversofsteel.com/preservation/heritage-sites/carrie-furnaces/