31. October 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: TQOD

Oboe studio Halloween was a success! #obventure

Nope, no Oboe studio Halloween here. Sorry, folks. Halloween was fun when I had younger children, but I’m sort of over it now and I sure don’t want the candy in the house.

I still remember the student at UCSC who skipped classes on Halloween … she thought the “holiday” was a legitimate excuse. Hmm.

Just a bit ‘o fun!

… and they’ll be in this area in December.

30. October 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: TQOD

Practicing My Oboe I Honestly Can’t Wait For The Concert Season So I Can Show The Directors The Work I’ve Put Into This !

29. October 2012 · 2 comments · Categories: TQOD

Its very depressing I actually wanted to go to school today to play oboe :((((

It’s very depressing, but I actually wanted the tweeter to use an apostrophe. Hah!

Sing along with me: You can’t always get what you want. ;-)

29. October 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Ramble

… and now it is over. What fun to perform with such wonderful musicians! What a joy to hear and play such fine music! I feel very, very blessed. Hearing my friends playing I’m just amazed at their musicality. That they allow me to join in the music making never ceases to amaze me.

For now I’m just going to leave it at that.

29. October 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Baseball, Read Online

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony are betting that their respective hometown teams will win the World Series.

The two sides have agreed that the winning city’s orchestra will receive a shipment of iconic culinary delights from the loser.

What they haven’t decided is what specific kind of food or foods it will be.

Both the DSO and the SFS are asking people to offer their suggestions via the orchestras’ Facebook pages and Twitter feeds.

Detroit Symphony music director Leonard Slatkin says that “in the spirit of friendly competition, the DSO is challenging our colleagues in the San Francisco Symphony for bragging rights and spoils in the orchestral World Series.”

28. October 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Sunday Evening Music

Johann Michael Bach: Unser Leben währet siebenzig Jahr
Vox Luminis

(From Psalm 90)

28. October 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Concert Announcements

October 28-Encores  
7:00 pm
Le Petit Trianon
72 N. 5th St.
San Jose
 
Join us for the concert you chose. Hear some of the winners of last season’s contest. Come back January 6 for the remaining winner. Please join us for a special President’s Reception in the courtyard following the Encores concert. This perfect ending to our concerts gives you an opportunity to meet the artists, as well as enjoy a bit of refreshment.
 
Tango Barocco & Trinitas were tied for first place in our Encores Contest held in January 2012. Saints was tied for second place. 
 
Program Details:  

Dragon Year Fanfare by Phil Young 
Soloist: Yong-Ping Tian, erhu

Trinitas I by Anica Galindo 

Excerpts from Saints by Craig Bohmler 
Soloist: Layna Chianakas, mezzo-soprano
 
The Wind Amongst the Trees by John Lemmone (new orchestration by Mark Starr)  
Soloist: Isabelle Chapuis, flute 
 
Tango Barroco by Michael Touchi 
Soloists: Patricia Mitchell, English horn; Dale Wolford, soprano saxophone 

Adios, Nonino by Astor Piazzolla arr. Pablo Furman

28. October 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Sunday @ Noon Music

Psalm 16 from the Genevan Psalter
Ernst Stolz, instruments

text & more

Psalm 16

G. VanDooren, 1961, rev.

Preserve me, God, I put my trust in Thee.
I say to Thee, ìThou art my faithful Savior;
Thou art my LORD, I need Thee constantly.
Apart from Thee I can expect no favor.
I love Thy saints, with them I am united,
And in their midst my soul will be delighted.

Those choosing other gods instead of Thee
Increase their sorrows, and their deeds will shame them.
Their blood libations I keep far from me
And I shall never lend my lips to name them.
The LORD is good; I shall forsake Him never;
He is my cup and portion now and ever.

My happy lot wilt Thou maintain, O LORD;
The lines have fallen in most pleasant places.
A goodly heritage didst Thou award;
In beauty it excels earthís choicest spaces.
Thy measuring-rod gave unto me for ever
A place from which no power can me sever.

I praise the LORD and bless Him all the day
For what He by His counsel has provided;
Eíen in the night my heart expounds the way
That I should go; thus I am safely guided.
I worship Him with joy and adoration;
None can deprive me of His preservation.

Therefore I now rejoice with heart and soul;
My flesh shall rest secure in Thy protection.
Thou wilt not leave me down in dark Sheol,
Nor let Thy Holy One there see corruption.
With Thee full joy and bliss are ever present;
The fullness of Thy right hand is most pleasant.

28. October 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Sunday Morning Music

John Blow: God is our Hope and Strength
Vox Luminis