29. June 2010 · Comments Off on New Conductor for Seattle · Categories: Conductors

.. and it’s another young conductor who has been hired. This time it’s for Seattle:

It’s official: The Seattle Symphony Orchestra’s baton will be passed to a 36-year-old French maestro, Ludovic Morlot, when Gerard Schwarz steps down from the music directorship a year from now.

I read it here.

Here’s another article.

29. June 2010 · Comments Off on Roberto Alagna … Making Dinner? · Categories: Havin' Fun, Videos

Many thanks to Opera Chic (or, as I first typed “Opera Chip” which she might consider as a new name. Just an idea!) for drawing the video to my attention. Very fun!

My, but it’s been a video day, hasn’t it? That’s good, because I think I’ve run out of anything to say. (Hah. Fat chance!)

A little blurry … but fun to listen to. And wow … they have four double reed faculty members at SUNY Fredonia? I’m betting they have a reed room, too. Sigh.

Mark DuBois, Ann Frockowiak, oboes; Sarah Hamilton, English Horn; Laura Koepke, bassoon:

29. June 2010 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD

Dear Oboe, If you were in my possession, I wouldn’t need to play 4 instruments. Love, Darren Ryan.

29. June 2010 · Comments Off on Um. Okay then … · Categories: Videos

I’m not quite sure what to make of this!

29. June 2010 · Comments Off on The Vuvuzela Fun Continues · Categories: Havin' Fun

If you’ve heard the instrument you will hear just how perfectly the cello and French horn can mimic that sound!

29. June 2010 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

I’m at a jazz oboe and bassoon concert… I’m super excited!!! 🙂

29. June 2010 · 2 comments · Categories: Oops!

Go in to about 6:18. What do you hear? 😉