On a breezy Thursday night in the week before their anniversary performance, the orchestra gathers in the lightly-sound-proofed rehearsal room at TCC. Snatches of The Merry Widow on an English horn can be heard down the halls and into the courtyard. Members are tuning up, chatting, laughing, shoving instruments cases beneath their chairs.

This must be a version of The Merry Widow I know nothing about.

English horn?!

(My guess is someone meant French Horn, but who knows?)

I read it here.

Question:
Which of the following is not a double-reed instrument?

a.Doboe
b.English horn
c.clarinet
d.bassoon

Answer:
English Horn
Explanation:
The English horn is a brass instrument and doesn’t have a reed

I read it here. I tried not to cry.

Lassus: Lucis Creator Optime
Transept; Timothy J. Campbell, Artistic Director

Feliks Nowowiejski: Parce Domine
Warsaw Philharmonic Choir / National Philharmonic Choir; Bartosz Michalowski, Conductor

I learned of this group a week ago, but was out of town and couldn’t post this. But now … here you go:

The mission of Envision Oboe is to provide oboe students with financial support which will further their music education through specialty classes, workshops or other unique learning opportunities.

Envision Oboe is a non-profit organization. Our mission is to provide oboe students with financial support which will further their music education through specialty classes, workshops or other unique learning opportunities.

Recipients of financial awards are determined through an application process which is reviewed by our board of directors. The amount and number of awards given are based solely on the funds contributed by our generous donors.

Some popular reasons that people choose to donate to our mission include:
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Whatever your reason, we are grateful that you are considering a donation to our organization.

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6457 Glenway Ave. #174
Cincinnati, Ohio 45211

Donations are very welcome, and what a wonderful thing to do! To donate please go here.

Fauré: Pie Jesu
VOCES8

Merciful Lord Jesus,
Grant them rest,
Grant them everlasting rest.

This came as quite the shock to me, actually. I was at church this morning when someone mentioned it. We orchestra folk had no idea!

Larry Hancock, Opera San José’s general director for the past five years, has announced that he will retire at the end of the 2019-20 season.

Hancock, 68, has been the company’s general director since 2014. But he’s been with the company since its inception, when Irene Dalis, Opera San José’s founder and first general director, hired him in 1984.

Josquin: Ave verum
In Mulleribus

Heinrich Schütz: Die mit Tränen säen
Collegium Vocale Seoul; Conducted by Kim Sunah

They who sow with tears will reap with joy.
The go out and weep and carry worthy seed,
And return with joy and bring their sheaves.