… and I play in Symphony Silicon Valley!
Last Friday, the Pearl Avenue branch of the San Jose Public Library was the eighth and final location in which Victoria Morton and her string quartet performed as part of the program.
As the quartet entered the library with their instruments strapped to their backs, many of the library’s patrons continued going about their business.
Morton began tuning her viola in the back of the library, which started to attract attention.
When the four musicians lined up in the center of the library and began bowing their instruments, it was loud enough for the entire library to hear, but only a handful of people came over to watch the act.
However, when the performance was over, applause could be heard from all corners of the library as people went back to their work.
In the style of a flash mob, the quartet packed up their things and were out the door as soon as they were finished.
The entire event took the musicians about 15 minutes from parking their cars to driving away.
Morton said these flash mob performances are a great way to showcase a type of music the audience may have never heard live.
“I’m hoping that we can touch people enough that they would seek out more live performances of musicians,” Morton says, “and hopefully want to learn more about classical music.”
I read about it here. Cool!
The lute is in the closet. Over the past decade, Sting has alienated many of his fans with obscure classical music and a Police reunion that felt more like an obligation than a celebration.
Darn classical music. So alienating!
Okay, I smiled at this one. The innocence …
I am going to start soon to learn how to play violon.
I actualy just want to learn how to play for playing only one song.
I don’t know anything about music. And I’m 16. How much time will it take me to learn how to play this song? ( With a professor)
… a metronome?!
Guess we need to be sure ours don’t accidentally turn on. It can easily happen with some.
For the second day in a row, security fears disrupted classes at Woodland Park High School Thursday (2/13/14).
Woodland Park School District RE-2 says that a ticking sound was heard coming from a student’s backpack at about 8 a.m.
Police were already at the school because of Wednesday’s lockdown. The decision was made to evacuate students in the wing of the school were the backpack was found to another part of the building.
Nearby Gateway Elementary was placed on secure perimeter for a couple of minutes while police investigated the ticking backpack.
Police opened up the backpack and found a metronome inside, according to the district. Musicians use metronomes to track tempo and timing when they play.
It’s not that playing the oboe is physically more difficult than any other instrument, it’s that the oboe doesn’t want you to get it. Every time you pick it up it demands something different.
DO go read the entire post Jennet Ingle has up. It’s excellent and oh so very, very true!
That’s our life. In a NUTshell. Emphasis, as you can see, on NUT!
How many cyclists does it take to pull a grand piano up a hill?
Imove and Hebden Bridge Piano Festival will answer that question in The Grand Departs, an epic musical and physical feat of strength and endurance staged for Yorkshire Festival 2014 to celebrate the Tour de France’s visit to Yorkshire.
On 5 April, helped by a team of Calderdale’s most resilient cyclists, we’ll pull a grand piano on a PianoPorté – a new invention by sculptor Andy Plant – up the longest continuous ascent in England. While it climbs the six miles up Cragg Vale, local and international pianists will play a specially composed musical work by David Nelson.
We’re not sure we’ll do it, but we’ll try our best! Come help give us a good send-off from Mytholmroyd at noon and cheer us along as we make our way to Blackstone Edge.
I’m thinking an oboe would have been easier.
I found this on an oboe website.
Spanish scientists have found that playing classical music to layer hens reduces their stress levels, building on previous studies that show calmer chooks have heavier eggs.
Glenys Barker from Homestead Quail says she has been playing classical music to her poultry for years.
It started because she had the radio on for company while she was in the chook shed but then discovered it made the chooks quieter.
“Our quails are also always very very quiet around people – and I am sure that is because we have that radio going,” she says.
“If a chicken is stressed it will go off the lay.
“And classical music definitely has a more calming effect on them than rock music.”
Um … I can’t tell if this is like the Onion or if this is real. The photos are pretty bizarre, the puns plentiful, and the music list crazy.