24. June 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Auditions

Wanna audition for the big guys?

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC
ENGLISH HORN AND OBOE (1 position)

Employment to begin at mutually agreed upon dates based on availability of chosen candidates.

Applicants may receive information regarding this audition by sending a one-page written resume to this office. RESUME DEADLINE: JULY 15, 2013

Auditions will be held in the Fall of 2013.

Application information will be sent upon receipt of resume.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND TAPES AT THIS TIME.

REPERTOIRE WILL NOT BE GIVEN OUT OVER THE PHONE.

The Audition Committee of the New York Philharmonic reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards at these auditions.

Address resumes to:

Carl R. Schiebler, Orchestra Personnel Manager
New York Philharmonic
10 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Audition Date: Fall 2013

Send resume to: Carl R. Schiebler, Orchestra Personnel Manager, New York Philharmonic, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

24. June 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Read Online, Videos

A new initiative from the Japanese Philharmonic Orchestra sees their audiences ‘prescribed’ certain pieces of classical music to suit their needs, winning a prestigious award along the way.
The Japanese Pill-harmonic aims to cure all musical ills with a custom-prescribed piece of classical music. Concerned by falling concert attendance and general engagement with their audience, the orchestra has commissioned a series of pharmaceutical ‘pills’ for listeners to take.

Each pill is actually a micro SD card pre-loaded with specially selected classical music, prescribed for particular ailments. Those wishing to have younger-looking skin will be given Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, people having trouble sleeping are given Mahler’s Symphony No. 10, and those who wish to enhance their appetite will be treated to Rossini’s music from The Barber Of Seville.

Slightly strangely, constipation sufferers will hopefully recover thanks to the sounds of Brahms’ Symphony No. 1.

RTWT

So … gonna go listen to some Brahms now?

24. June 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Double Reeds, IDRS

The University of Redlands School of Music will host the 42nd Annual Conference of the International Double Reed Society (IDRS) on June 25-29, 2013. Featuring more than 130 events, six Gala concerts, the Gillet-Fox Solo Competition for Oboe, as well as the Young Artist Competition for Bassoon, the IDRS Conference is the most prestigious event of its kind. Organized by University of Redlands faculty Dr. Carolyn Beck, Artist Teacher of Bassoon and Francisco Castillo, Artist Teacher of Oboe, the conference is expected to attract more than 1,000 oboe and bassoon players from all over the globe.

Read more here.

I’ve never attended this before and I am happy to say I’ll be going this year for a couple of days! I’ll be there Wednesday and Thursday, and possibly a bit on Friday if I think I need to see and/or hear more.

24. June 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: TQOD

I Always Thought the Oboe Players Were the bada**es. “Violist Eggs Simon Cowell on ‘Britain’s Got Talent'” http:// Thebea.St/117A0Rx