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



Schumann:  Concertstucke for Four Horns and Orchestra



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



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


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!