12. June 2012 · Comments Off on Finding an Old Friend · Categories: Read Online

At 2 o’clock on the afternoon of Jan. 6, 1996, cellist Vahe Hayrikyan of Sun Valley parked on North Martel Avenue in Hollywood and entered an apartment building to meet with his pianist about a recital. Twenty minutes later, he stepped back outside to find his car window smashed.

His car stereo was gone, but that was replaceable. Also gone was his cello, a 200-year-old blond beauty, which was not. Nor were his two bows, one of which had been given him by a dear friend and was worth roughly as much as the cello

RTWT (But never leave your instrument unattended, even in a locked car!)

12. June 2012 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD

Attended the last HS band concert of my soon-to-be graduating son…it was bitter/sweet. The best news he shared when we got home is he may have a paying job playing his oboe!!! That would be so awesome!!!

12. June 2012 · Comments Off on ACappellaTuesday™ · Categories: ACappellaTuesday™

USC Chamber Singers: Always Singing by Dale Warland, Jo-Michael Scheibe, conductor

Always Singing

Singing, singing, I have had singing.
There was such a lot of singing,
And this was my pleasure too.
The boys all sang in the fields,
And at night we all sang.
The chapels were full of singing,
It was singing all the time.
I have had pleasure,
I have had singing.

-Fred Mitchell (retired farm worker from Akenfield, England, age 84) text paraphrased by the composer

12. June 2012 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

AHAHA the oboe is definitely hard. But it makes such good sound if you play well.