26. May 2008 · Comments Off on Conductors and Microphones · Categories: Links, Ramble

Jason Heath blogs about conductors speaking at concerts.

Sometimes they drive me nuts, sometimes not. It is dependent on who is doing the talking. Some have the gift. Some do not. Most who do not have the gift haven’t a clue that they don’t. But, for the most part, I’m really not into of talking before a concert—whether it is done by a conductor or someone else I find it a distraction, and sometimes it feels a bit like being back at an elementary school concert or something. But I guess audiences like it. Or so I’ve been told.

Anyway, read Jason’s post and answer his question. If you want to.

In other news … it’s Memorial Day here in the US. Most people don’t work, but I’ll still teach my students. I’ve had to cancel too many students recently due to jobs that conflicted with lesson times, so I really didn’t want to cancel more. So there you go. Work continues.

I’m tired, and I think I’m feeling the start of the day-after burnout and emptiness.

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