27. March 2006 · Comments Off on Take Me Out To The Concert · Categories: imported, Ramble

The Baseball Music Project, started in 2004 by a group of professional musicians united by their love of baseball and music, aims to increase awareness of both. Sunday’s performance by the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra was the first in a nationwide tour of symphony orchestras and concert halls.

I’m not the only musician who loves baseball, you know. And to think I drove near Bakersfield on Sunday, too. (Shortly after listening to the Giants manage to lose a baseball game that, when I tuned in, was 5-0 Giants, and ended 5-6 Padres. Sigh.)

You can read a wee bit more about the specific Bakersfield concert here. (Registration is required … but have you ever heard for bugmenot.com? Handy.) But there is also a Baseball Music Project site. Cool!

In Other News…
My drive home was rather uneventful, and music-wise wasn’t very extensive. Driving through LA and then until it was over, I listened to the game. (When I tuned in, in the fifth inning, I thought, “Oh great! We can’t possibly lose this one!” Sigh.) Then it was some of that romantic Italian music … no, not opera … just songs. (You could sing me the dictionary in Italian and I’d probably swoon. If I really knew how to swoon. But you get the idea.) From there I let Mozart get me nearly home, listening to wind divertimenti, serenades and the oboe quartet. I was planning on listening to Piston’s The Incredible Flutist (suite), because I’ll be coaching that with San Jose Youth Symphony, along with coaching the Ives, but I put it on and immediately decided I was definitely not in the mood!

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