Okay … first just a few words: elementary school kids … memorized music!

Now watch and weep:

First seen here.

29. January 2010 · 1 comment · Categories: TQOD

i hate being first chair. especially when the best oboe player in the world is sitting next to me. so scared about my reeds.

29. January 2010 · 6 comments · Categories: Opera

I saw the official brochure for next season at the Opera San José office today. And it turns out that Anna Karenina will be conducted by Stewart Robinson.

29. January 2010 · Comments Off on A Grand, Grand Overture · Categories: Havin' Fun, Videos

… which has, I believe, nearly everything in it but the kitchen sink!

29. January 2010 · Comments Off on More Marriage · Categories: Opera

Here’s the start of the opera, in case anyone is wondering how it begins and has yet to see this opera. Is that possible? Have some of you not seen and heard Marriage of Figaro? Hmmm. You could always buy a ticket to the OSJ production! 🙂

Yesterday’s rehearsal included singers. And, with those singers, was a familiar name from the past: one of our Figaros is Brian Leerhuber. He sang with OSJ back when our daughter, Kelsey, was one of the three spirits in Die Zauberflöte. I’m thinking that must have been the 1998 production (you can see all past productions listed here). What fun to see and hear him again!

Today’s rehearsal will be at the California Theatre.