Finally feel confident to go out to hear live music, after the years that quietly went by during the worst of Covid shutdown. Daryl’s House Club is Daryl Hall’s venue in Pawling, NY, where they have many great groups play, and host “Daryl’s House” video shoots with his legendary friends, like Kenny Loggins! I went on March 19th to hear the amazing Slambovian Circus of Dreams. This band is really cool, different, and fun to hear and watch! You can find out more about them at https://slambovia.com/
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We all know how terrible the Covid shutdown affected live music. Fortunately in New England, a group of musicians formed the New England Musicians’ Relief Fund, https://www.nemrf.org which helps our performing musicians during a huge loss of work. This organization continues to help those of us who have still not recovered from the financial loss […]
Boston Ballet Orchestra February 25-March 8, 2020 Learning to relax while you play I recently had the opportunity to play principal oboe on Stravinsky’s Agon, which has a particularly challenging oboe part in the Double Pas-de-Quatre. Notice that much of it is up an octave, putting it in the squirrely fingerings for our upper register. […]
Kathy Halvorson is a great oboist, doubler, who is currently on the road with Les Miz. Her blog is on https://lifemusictouringmexico.wordpress.com/ . I asked her the same questions that I asked Paul Baron. Here are her replies. How did you get interested in music initially? When or how did you decide it would […]
Many times, we are told to practice practice practice! But what does that mean to you? How do you organize your practice time? There are many helpful books out there to help you create and then assess your practice routine. Some of these are “The Talent Code” by Daniel Coyle, “Effortless Mastery” by Kenny Werner, […]