31. July 2015 · Comments Off on Recital Announcement · Categories: Recital

A friend and fantastic photographer, Charles Cramer, is also a wonderful musician. He has asked me to join with him on his recital and I’m delighted to do so! Here is some info from Charlie:


Although I mostly do photography now, I did spend all of my years in college immersed in piano performance. I loved it…. And every once in a great while, I get the desire to do a program of piano music. I’ve selected some wonderful music by Scarlatti, Liszt, Ravel, and Mussorgky’s Pictures at an Exhibiton. Plus, I will accompany the terrific Patricia Mitchell in a few pieces for oboe.
If you have nothing better to do—there’s a reception with food afterwards!
Come and enjoy the wonderful 9 ft. Mason & Hamlin piano.

(Patty’s note: Charlie has this on his invitation too, which cracks me up. I love his sense of humor, don’t you?)


30. July 2015 · Comments Off on Every Child Achieves Act · Categories: Read Online

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is deeply pleased with this afternoon’s development that the United States Senate has passed its bipartisan Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization proposal, the Every Child Achieves Act (S. 1177), by a final vote count of 81 to 17. The Senate’s action today is an important step forward in ensuring that all students—regardless of their socioeconomic status—experience the demonstrable positive impact that music education has on learning and life.

By naming music and arts as core subjects in the Every Child Achieves Act, the Senate has acknowledged and begun to address the national problem of the narrowing of the curriculum that has taken place under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) for more than a decade now.


29. July 2015 · Comments Off on Ferling #4 · Categories: Ferling

Wow … Aaron Hill makes this look and sound easy! Bravo!

28. July 2015 · Comments Off on Some Tuesday D’Amore … · Categories: Videos

… with the Trielen Ensemble joining Albrecht Mayer on oboe d’amore:

27. July 2015 · Comments Off on Happy Monday To You · Categories: Videos

From their website: “Using the harmony of Bach’s Goldberg Variations we improvise a Gigue in the Escher Museum in Den Haag. You see and hear James Hewitt, Robert de Bree, Florencia Bardavid and Iason Marmaras.”

26. July 2015 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Sunday Evening Music

Paul Basler: African Alleluia
Stellenbosch University Choir

Indodana, arr. by Ralf Schmidt and Michael Barrett, adapted by André van der Merwe
Stellenbosch University Choir

Ngob’umthatile umtwana wakho, uhlale nathi hololo helele
The Lord has taken his son who lived amongst us
Indodana ka nkulunkulu bayi’bethelela hololo helele
The son of the Lord God was crucified.
Hololo Baba Jehova
Hololo Father Jehovah (Hololo represents crying and has no translation)
Zjem zja baba
Zjem zja father (Zjem zja is expressive with no meaning)

24. July 2015 · Comments Off on Hysterical! · Categories: Read Online

… at least to me!

Just read this on Craigslist:

3 Oboe Reeds $10

3 Oboe Reeds. They may have been used but barely. Played High School Oboe …a very short time.

Good price for entry level oboe player. With case

22. July 2015 · Comments Off on Ferling #3 · Categories: Ferling, Videos

21. July 2015 · Comments Off on Ferling #2 · Categories: Ferling, Videos

Again, Aaron Hill: