30. May 2008 · Comments Off on Kudos to Caroline & Rebecca! · Categories: Ramble

The sad news is I missed a triple play because I couldn’t see the Giants game BUT …

I was at the SCU concert and Caroline and Rebecca did a fabulous job. Bravi tutti! 🙂

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation, Rebecca, and I hope you enjoy grad school and find a place for oboing!

They are … um … good?

Let me first apologize. Really.

30. May 2008 · Comments Off on Know Any Insects? · Categories: Havin' Fun, Other People's Words

Read online:

The tuba is the tree, the pair of cellos are the giraffe, the insects are the oboe, and the humans are silence.

I can see how a tuba might play something that represents a tree, and the celli can be a giraffe, but c’mon now … they are hiring insects to be an oboe?


30. May 2008 · Comments Off on Gian Carlo Menotti · Categories: Opera, Videos, Watch

Below is a lovely video of the composer of The Consul. You won’t hear selections from The Consul, but you will hear and see some of his popular Amahl and the Night Visitors.

30. May 2008 · Comments Off on The Consul · Categories: Opera, UCSC, Videos, Watch

This isn’t the cast I saw and heard last night (there are two casts), but this clip is from last quarter’s concert, where they featured a portion of The Consul. It’s a beautiful section, and includes some playing by my oboe student, Becky Harris. (Lovely job!) Sadly it cuts off rather suddenly. Ah well. Maybe someone will put a clip up of the opera production.