I will be performing at the International Double Reed Society Conference in Tempe on Wednesday. It’s been more of a challenge than I expected to bring my Pasculli and SilvestriniContinue readingA New Fingering
Zoe is Awesome, III
This afternoon, Zoe woke up from her nap and told me about a grasshopper who was green, and lived under the carpet with Elmo. We decided to check under ourContinue readingZoe is Awesome, III
Never Trust an English Horn
So I’ve been practicing a ton on the English horn. It’s fun. I have to say, I think oboists have the best auxiliary instrument in the orchestra – flutes haveContinue readingNever Trust an English Horn
Sleep is Energy
Another lesson learned. Relearned, I mean. At the beginning of this month I had a little break from orchestra work. I felt inspired and energized by the (gradually) improving weatherContinue readingSleep is Energy
I am performing this weekend with the Milwaukee Symphony and the Bel Canto Chorus, at a venue in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, which is really fun to type. Yes, we are playingContinue readingUpcoming Concert
I had a really interesting gig last night. Technology is amazing. I’m playing next week for a big event which is being taped at a huge sports arena in Chicago,Continue readingKeeping Busy
Update – Summer “Break”
Now that my college teaching and primary orchestra seasons are over for the summer, what am I doing to keep busy? Never you worry. I will be giving a recitalContinue readingUpdate – Summer “Break”
Zoe is Awesome, II
Zoe is talking our ears off these days. She regularly says two words at a time, because single words are for babies. Never three, though, as befits her only-as-fast-as-I-want-to-go attitude.Continue readingZoe is Awesome, II
Practicing. It Matters.
Practicing. It matters. I have been on a break for several weeks now. Not a total non-playing break, but a not-really-into-it break. Partly I needed a mental respite from theContinue readingPracticing. It Matters.