27. August 2011 · Comments Off on Cute Piece · Categories: Oboe

Catchy work, too.

A suite for oboe and organ based on Filipino folk tunes, written by Alejandro Consolacion for the International Bamboo Organ Festival in 2009.

Performed by Franz Miguel Ramirez, oboe and
Alejandro Consolacion, piano on Aug. 13, 2011 at
The Philamlife Auditorium. U.N. Ave., Manila

Mostly I’m fascinated that there’s an “International Bamboo Organ Festival”!

27. August 2011 · Comments Off on I Wonder If They Need An Oboe Player · Categories: Videos

It’s the Spaghetti Western Orchestra

27. August 2011 · Comments Off on The Show Must Doesn’t Go On · Categories: Announcements

Subways and busses aren’t running, so Broadway is dark (I’d love to be in NYC right now and stand in Times Square. Is it empty? Or close to it? Anyone know?

But of course it’s not only New York that has to hunker down. I just received this press release:

BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCE OF
BEETHOVEN’S NINTH SYMPHONY ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 28,
CANCELED DUE TO HURRICANE IRENE

TROPICAL STORM CAUSES FIRST CANCELATION IN BSO’S 75 YEARS AT TANGLEWOOD

ALL-BEETHOVEN CONCERT FEATURING ITZHAK PERLMAN AS BOTH CONDUCTOR AND SOLOIST WILL TAKE PLACE AS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED, TONIGHT, AT 8:30 P.M. IN THE KOUSSEVITZKY MUSIC SHED

TANGLEWOOD LABOR DAY WEEKEND JAZZ FESTIVAL AND WINE AND FOOD CLASSIC WILL TAKE PLACE AS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED, SEPTEMBER 1-4

Due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Irene on Sunday, August 28, Tanglewood has canceled the 2:30 pm Boston Symphony performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the BSO’s last concert of the 2011 Tanglewood season, and traditional season finale. This cancelation applies to all Tanglewood activities that were scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 28, including One Day University.

The all-Beethoven concert, featuring Itzhak Perlman as conductor and soloist, will go ahead as originally scheduled, tonight, at 8:30 p.m. in the Koussevitzky Music Shed. The Tanglewood Jazz Festival and Wine and Food Classic will take place as originally scheduled, September 1-4 (further information about these events is available at www.tanglewood.org).

To accommodate for the first concert cancelation in the BSO’s 75-year history at Tanglewood, substitute tickets will be offered to a future performance by the orchestra. For further information about these tickets, beginning on Monday, August 29, patrons can contact the BSO’s Customer Service office at 617-638-9395.

On Friday Governor Patrick issued a state of emergency for Massachusetts, citing the expectation that damaging winds, flooding rains, and a storm surge from the hurricane would debilitate the state. The Governor’s announcement, coupled with the town of Stockbridge’s decision to call a state of emergency and potentially close roadways, raised growing concerns for the safety of patrons attending the event, employees working the concert, and the BSO musicians on stage.

Okay, I know people ask crazy questions but …

Marching Band: Trumpet, Oboe, or English Horn?
Hey, I’m considering in trying Marching Band for my Junior year, and I’m deciding what instrument I want to play: Trumpet, oboe, or English horn. (I think I’m leaning a bit towards oboe but I want to be sure :P)

I already play guitar, bass, violin, keyboard/piano, and drums. I can barely read music but I’m learning how to for violin since I’m taking orchestra, and I’m learning Jazz chords on guitar for Jazz. I’m hoping to learn a bit of sheets for bass and a bit more for piano 😛

Anyways, I was wanting to see if anybody reading this could give any insight and input on any of these instruments, whether they be positive or negative, or any other suggestions 🙂

I considered clarinet but I’ve been hearing so many bad things about them. For flutes, people say that they can contort your face and everything is awkward to play and everything, or something. I don’t know, I’m not a blown-instrument specialist, I have never played one in my life lol

Notes:
-It has to be fairly portable.
-Obviously it has to sound pleasant but that’s my own personal preference, and I enjoy all instruments 🙂
-No to sax.
-Percussion seems kind of boring to me since it’s just repeatedly hitting a single drum :/
-It has to be fun to play!! 😀

Some of the answers were pretty good. But some …?

you should definately play the oboe!!!! i think it would be easy to laern. my friend plays the oboe in his marching band and he absolutely loves it. he told me it was really easy to learn how to play.

If it has to be affordable, Oboe is not for you. A good oboe can be VERY pricey, most around $1000. Unless your school provides school owned instruments, I wouldn’t invest in oboes. Considering your a beginner to reed instruments, it’s not the best starter as well.. Also..in my opinion it sounds like a duck inhaling helium.

If you are going to get a woodwind instrument- Try for the Yamaha and Buffet brands, those are highly rated and you MIGHT be able to get one used for around 200.

27. August 2011 · 2 comments · Categories: TQOD

Cor anglaise= 5th deeper in tone than an oboe. Kinda like how a 7-string viola da gamba slays a mere cello.

27. August 2011 · Comments Off on Saturday Morning Cartoon · Categories: Saturday Morning Cartoon

Silly Symphony: Egyptian Melodies (1931)