26. August 2012 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music

Max Reger: O Lamm Gottes

25. August 2012 · 1 comment · Categories: Ramble

… and I’m done!

What a run this has been. When it began I told Dan I’d stay up in San Francisco on occasion, just to break up all that driving. Turns out I stayed the very first night, when I had a night rehearsal followed by an early morning rehearsal, and that was it. Somehow staying in a hotel when I’m not on vacation isn’t all that fun: I hate spending the money just for work! Dan has driven me up and back on occasion (doing photography while I was in the pit) and that’s helped with things. For the most part, though, I did the driving.

Ah, driving. I really don’t hate it, but I’ll be glad to be back in my neck ‘o the woods for work. Living less than 10 minutes away is just wonderful. My next job is Opera San José, and we are doing Pearl Fishers. I have a feeling it’ll feel like nothing since we do a total of eight shows. Les Miserables will total fifty-six shows. Yep. Really. Fifty-six. That’s a whole lotta shows. And of course Les Mis was eight shows a week while the OSJ total of eight shows is spread over three weeks. Quite a difference! (Truth be told, I wish OSJ would put the eight shows in two weeks, but oh well. It’s work and I”m grateful.)

I have much to write about concerning this job, but I’ll save that for later. Some is about “lessons in humility” and “you know you’re near work when …”. Stay tuned.

25. August 2012 · 2 comments · Categories: TQOD

I am really pleasantly surprised at the quality of my oboe playing after not touching my instrument for several months.#CanStillHitHighD

24. August 2012 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

This year my goal for band is to learn how to play oboe. ^_^

23. August 2012 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

My first day on bassoon I got to page 12 … my first day on oboe I accomplished page 2 .. wow lol

22. August 2012 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

The oboe is the only instrument spelled the same backwards and forwards.

Um … say what?

21. August 2012 · Comments Off on Aaron Hill @ TEDx · Categories: Videos

Should I hang my head in shame and admit I don’t know what the work is that he is playing?

No. I don’t think I’ll admit it.

And yes, there are some high notes. The highest, if I heard correctly, was a B flat.

I’ve yet to actually listen to the entire talk (I’m listening as I type), but I wanted to post it quickly. But yes, “no two pieces are alike” … sigh.

… continuing to listen …

Some of this reminds me of what Ray Still told us about telling our brain we DO have enough air — he said that at a master class I attended.

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

Playing my oboe just infuriates me. I can’t seem to do it right anymore. ????

20. August 2012 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

We’re gonna sell my trombone and old flute to get half of my oboemoney c:

19. August 2012 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Sunday Evening Music

Lotti: Crucifixus
The Tallis Scholars