28. October 2013 · Comments Off on Two Reviews For SSV · Categories: Reviews, Symphony

… and rather favorable, at that!

Richard Scheinin of the Mercury News

David Bratman of San Francisco Classical Voice

28. October 2013 · Comments Off on Google Glass · Categories: Read Online, Videos

I have misgivings about Google Glass. I worry that it might feel invasive to some. I realize my carrying around a camera could seem invasive as well, but somehow the Glass sort of creeps me out. I also think it can cause issues with copyright law. Can someone wear the device to a concert and then broadcast that or record it for others? How do groups prevent that? But then again, what do I know? Maybe it’s a great thing. Maybe I’d love it if I could afford it (I’m sure I can’t). Still, I’d be interested in giving it a go, just because. (But it’s not available to the general public, so there’s that ….)

Then there’s Cornell conductor and professor, Cynthia Turner …

Working with Tyler Ehrlich, an undergraduate student at the university, Turner has been developing apps that could replace music stands and sheet music altogether. “The whole idea of a music stand that is black and thick … to get rid of that is very exciting,” Turner said. “It’s just you and the musician.” A basic version of their app might just scroll notes by for the musician as they’re meant to be played, but Turner and Ehrlich have a far bigger vision: to create an entirely new method of music notation for the 21st century.

I read it here.

She has also used the device during a concert. It’s a bit jerky, but it’s interesting to see her point of view.

You can’t just go out and get a Glass (is that how we refer to the device) at the moment. Want one? You have to fill out a form and wait and hope and dream and all that jazz.

28. October 2013 · Comments Off on Maybe the Listener Was Snoring? · Categories: Read Online

…because I sure didn’t hear it on the recording.

Last Tuesday night, we received a curious, if not mystifying message on the Listener Comment Line. A listener who didn’t want to be identified, let alone heard on the air, commented that she was enjoying the classical music around 10 o’clock but that she could do without the sound of snoring in the middle of the music.

Read and then listen.

28. October 2013 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

[name here] broke my oboe today ????
Just the reed tho so it’s ok

28. October 2013 · Comments Off on On 60 Minutes Last Night · Categories: Opera