03. August 2020 · Comments Off on Queen Of The Night · Categories: Can't Stop the Music!, CovidTimes, English horn, MozartMusicMatters™, Oboe · Tags: , , , ,

… played, of course by the instruments that are Queens of the Woodwinds!

Brava, Bernice Lee!
Arrangement by Fergus Davidson

Good stuff here! A big bravo to each of you!

W. A. Mozart: “Madamina, il catalogo è questo”” from Don Giovanni
Denis Bourakov, Principal Flute, Los Angeles Philharmonic
Eugene Izotov, Principal Oboe, San Francisco Symphony
Recorded in Seoul, Korea / San Francisco, USA

04. May 2020 · Comments Off on Mozart in Isolation · Categories: Can't Stop the Music!, CovidTimes · Tags: , ,

Please enjoy musicians from the San Francisco Symphony performing the Adagio from Mozart’s Serenade No. 10 (Gran Partita). I certainly enjoyed it. One of my favorite works! (And special shout out to Russ DeLuna … that second oboe part is, in my little opinion, an “unappreciated killer”.

02. May 2020 · Comments Off on Make it Six! · Categories: Can't Stop the Music!, CovidTimes · Tags: , ,

Six English horns, playing the Adagio from Mozart’s Gran Partita. All six are Luca de la Florin. This is so great!

… and as close as I will come to the opera for the time being. Sadly we should have been in rehearsals for this right now.

Bravo to these fine musicians, though!

W. A. Mozart: “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen” from The Magic Flute
Denis Bourakov, flute; Eugene Izotov, oboe

08. April 2020 · Comments Off on Virtual Opera · Categories: Can't Stop the Music!, CovidTimes, Opera · Tags: , ,

We’ve had virtual orchestras and choruses, but surely one can’t do an OPERA when everyone is stuck at their own home?

Or CAN you?


The Marriage of Figaro Finale
W.A. Mozart
Susanna – Elena Villalón
Figaro – Daniel Noyola
Countess – Dorothy Gal
Count – Ryan McKinny
Cherubino – Megan Samarin
Basilio/Curzio – Trey Smagur
Marcellina – Leia Lensing and Lindsay Kate Brown
Antonio – William Guanbo Su
Bartolo – Nicholas Newton and Geoff Hahn
Piano – Geoffrey Loff

Make a donation to the AGMA Relief Fund & Artist Relief Tree to support artists today! Donate online at keepthemusicgoing.com. Thank you to our partners Opera for Peace and Lenny’s Studio.

07. April 2020 · Comments Off on Tuesday Morning Music · Categories: Can't Stop the Music!, CovidTimes · Tags: , , ,

Enjoy this bassoon duo:

Fei Xie, Principal Bassoon
J. Christopher Marshall, bassoon

Mozart’s Sonata for Two Bassoons, K. 292

At Home Performances
Orchestra Hall may be temporarily closed, but our musicians are still practicing and performing and want to continue to share their music with you. Enjoy this ongoing series of small concerts created for all of us, directly from our musicians’ homes.

View the series: www.minnesotaorchestra.org/athome