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”
waited an hour for our table / texas indie band “madisons” \ fresh cadet had a nice wheat flavor / food was not as good as the great thai & vietnamese cuisine that we had been enjoying in the past days \ but music was great!
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
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!
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
happy record store day! \ by chance, i was at a goodwill & found this glenn miller record / contains “moonlight serenade” & “in the mood” \ got it for half an mp3 download <original price was 99 cents but was red tagged today> / why give away a classic?
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