21. May 2012 · Comments Off on (No) Opera News · Categories: News, Opera

Opera News, 76 years old and one of the leading classical music magazines in the country, said on Monday that it would stop reviewing the Metropolitan Opera, a policy prompted by the Met’s dissatisfaction over negative critiques.

RTWT

My mother always said, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” I guess the Met folks agree.

21. May 2012 · 1 comment · Categories: FBQD

so the whoever labels the yearbook photos definitely doesn’t know their instruments. An oboe is not a clarinet people.

21. May 2012 · Comments Off on Made Any Summer Plans Yet? · Categories: Double Reed Days and Festivals

I received this a few days ago:

We’re happy to announce the start of an Advanced Double Reed Institute Summer Camp at Pepperdine University this summer 16-20 July 2012.
Please pass the information to your students and colleagues. Application information is contained in the attached poster.

Faculty will include:
David Weiss, former principal oboe, LA Phil Michele Grego, bassoon, LA Phil
Catherine Del Russo, oboe instructor, Pepperdine Leslie Lashinsky, bassoon instructor, Pepperdine

Applications are at the following link: http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1192474-ONmxSXynBr
Questions can be directed to the Bocal Majority website: http://www.bocalmajority.com/about-summer-camps/

Thanks, Tony

Tony W. Cason
Visiting Professor of Music
Director of Bands
Conductor, University Orchestra

21. May 2012 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

Seriouslyyyyy…. the band room isnt open yet and I need to bring myoboe and english horn all the way out to my car before school

21. May 2012 · Comments Off on 200 Years From Now · Categories: Videos

I’m just gonna let you guys answer this one! :-)

21. May 2012 · Comments Off on Opera San José Residents for 2012-2013 · Categories: Opera

You can check out the residents for next season here. Or just click on each name below. There are a lot of new singers. I’m looking forward to seeing and, especially, hearing them! You can see and hear them too. Buy your subscription!

ZACHARY ALTMAN: BARITONE: Zurga (The Pearl Fishers), Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus), Count Di Luna (Il trovatore), and Gianni Schicchi (Gianni Schicchi)

NICOLE BIRKLAND: SOPRANO: Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Azucena (Il trovatore), the Principessa (Suor Angelica), and Zita (Gianni Schicchi)

ALEXANDER BOYER: TENOR: Nadir (The Pearl Fishers), Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus), Manrico (Il trovatore), and Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi)

EVAN BRUMMEL: BARITONE: Zurga (The Pearl Fishers), Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus), Count di Luna (Il trovatore), and the Gianni Schicchi (Gianni Schicchi)

JAMES CALLON: TENOR: Nadir (The Pearl Fishers), Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus), Manrico (Il trovatore), and Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi)

SILAS ELASH: BASS: Nourabad (The Pearl Fishers), Frank (Die Fledermaus), and Ferrando (Il trovatore)

TORI GRAYUM: MEZZO-SOPRANO (Affiliate Artist): Ida (Die Fledermaus), Inez (Il trovatore), and La Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi)

MELODY KING: SOPRANO: Leila (The Pearl Fishers), Roselinda (Die Fledermaus), Leonora (Il trovatore), Sister Angelica (Suor Angelica) and Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi)

REBECCA KROUNER: MEZZO-SOPRANO (Affiliate Artist): Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Azucena (Il trovatore), the Monitress (Suor Angelica), and La Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi)

CECILIA VIOLETTA LÓPEZ: SOPRANO: Leila (The Pearl Fishers), Roselinda (Die Fledermaus), Leonora (Il trovatore), Sister Angelica (Suor Angelica), and Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi)