13. August 2017 · Comments Off on Thankfully It Didn’t Replace Violinists · Categories: Fun

… but it’s fun and rather amazing!

The Hupfeld Phonoliszt Violina

26. May 2016 · Comments Off on Steampunk by David Bruce · Categories: Chamber Music, Fun, Listen, live performance, Videos

Enjoy! What a fine work this is … I’d love to do it, and I’d love to have hair, makeup and clothing help like they had, too.

Recorded LIVE in concert. From Camerata Pacifica’s January 15, 2016 performance at the Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, CA; David Bruce’s “Steampunk”. (For a video that includes the Artistic Director’s Steampunk introduction, click: https://youtu.be/Nqnx96cUKEE)

With Nicholas Daniel, oboe & English horn; Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet & bass clarinet; Amy Harman, bassoon; Martin Owen, French horn; Kristin Lee, violin; Morgan O’Shaughnessey, viola; Ani Aznavoorian, cello; Tim Eckert; double bass

Costume Design by E.B. Brooks. Hair & Makeup Yulitzin Alvarez.

http://www.cameratapacifica.org. Camerata Pacifica is a chamber music ensemble based in Santa Barbara that performs a monthly series of concerts in Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Marino, and Zipper Hall in Downtown Los Angeles. Founded by Adrian Spence in 1990, the group is composed of the finest performers of chamber music from around the world. The ensemble is distinctive for artistic excellence, an innovative approach to classical music and a repertoire that ranges from baroque to brand new, from familiar masterworks to works that have yet to become favorites.

05. September 2015 · Comments Off on Yep, There Be Bassoons! · Categories: Bassoon, Fun, Videos

Fun! Here’s to all my bassoon playing pals out there!

Steven Amundson: Three’s Company
Josh John ’12, Josh Kosberg ’16, and Luke Varland ’08, bassoons; St. Olaf Orchestra

13. January 2015 · Comments Off on Ostrich & Oboe · Categories: Fun

If you need a coloring page for Ostrich & Oboe, just go here.

You know you want to! 🙂

02. January 2015 · Comments Off on Okay, It Made Me Laugh · Categories: Fun, Videos

… so I’ll share.

And with this I say HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Strauss Oboe Concerto for the Busy Person

Ob Kazuhiro MIYAMURA
Vn Atsushi YOSHIDA

27. June 2014 · 2 comments · Categories: Fun, Ramble

… and if I still made my “bag lady dresses” (oh how I loved to wear those! I bought challis fabric and the dresses were large and flowed nicely and of course they really hung on me like a bag, but whatever!) … I would buy me some of this fabric. Really!

I don’t usually go for the music sorts of clothing (although I do wear my music socks now and then), but these are so darn cool!




05. April 2014 · Comments Off on I Want To Try One! · Categories: Fun

Musical Wine Glasses!

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12. December 2013 · Comments Off on See Here’s The Thing · Categories: Christmas, Fun

Music just brings out emotion in me. Laughter. Giggles. Tears. I can’t imagine a life without music.

25. June 2013 · Comments Off on Zic Zazou · Categories: Fun, Videos

Music can be made with nearly anything …

Thanks, Anne Krabill, for bringing this to my attention! 🙂

10. January 2013 · 1 comment · Categories: Fun

Many thanks to Bob Hubbard, of Westwind Double Reed, for sending this out on Facebook.