21. January 2009 · Comments Off on Miss Dalis! · Categories: Opera, Videos

From KQED:

… and how gorgeous this woman is! She is really incredible!

21. January 2009 · 2 comments · Categories: Links

Chinese New Year with Qingdao Symphony Orchestra

On January 26, 2009 at 8:00pm, in celebration of the Chinese New Year, the New York Choral Society will perform with the Qingdao Symphony, conducted by long time friend of the NYCS, Yongyan Hu, in Carnegie Hall. The program, half Chinese and half American, will include the world premiere of an oboe concerto to be played by the brilliant 25 year-old Principal Oboist of the New York Philharmonic, Liang Wang, and Leonard Bernstein’s symphonic suite from West Side Story.

I read it here.

Hmmm. I would think they’d tell us who the composer of the new oboe concerto is. Call me crazy.

I think the writer of this article didn’t hear SSV play last week. Feste Romana was loud. And I’m certain we can play louder than any beginner if we choose to. Perhaps the beginner doesn’t have the control to play softer, but we can beat ’em on volume. Trust me.

School music teachers have been warned to wear earmuffs or stand behind noise screens to protect their hearing.

This is because beginners tend to blast away much louder than professionals.

Found here.