Yo-Yo Ma is a genius cellist, and Misty Copeland is a genius dancer. ‘Nuff said.
Tristan shared the Wiener Cello Ensemble with me last week and I thought it would make a great post for outside listening. This one little video encompasses what good performances are all about, really: music that is fun to listen to, interesting to watch, moving, humorous, theatrical, joyful, playful. Enjoy.
~come on down to Villa Musica on Friday, October 23 @8pm to kick off the new Jazz at the Villa series!~
I’m playing a double solo concert with bassist Mackenzie Leighton on Wednesday, November 4 at 7.00pm (earlier, family-friendly time!). Original compositions, Bach Suites, and jazz standards are all on the program. Hope to see you at the Studio Door.
Congratulations to Emily D. and Isaiah C., who have both advanced to the final round of the NYO Solo Competition. All performances are open to the public and admission is free. What: 2015 NYO Solo Competition finals When: Sunday November 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm Where: New Youth Orchestra Training & Performing Center, 10855 Sorrento Valley Road, […]
Some friends in the Afrojazziacs did an arrangement of the Pinball Countdown song that aired on Sesame Street in 1977. Isaac and I adapted it for cello and drum set, and I did my best to hold my own on the vocals, which were done originally by the Pointer Sisters.
Recently I’ve been thinking about how the giving of one’s full attention can sometimes be the most fantastic and welcome gift. I notice this frequently with students who are getting a bit squirrely; often they are distracted by trying to get the undivided attention of their parent. This thought must be in the air, because award-winning […]
A master class is like a recital, private lesson, music history lecture, life coaching session, and an acting seminar all rolled into one event. In this one, Benjamin Zander (who also gives a fabulous TED talk that you can check out here: https://youtu.be/r9LCwI5iErE ) creates an intimate space with his pupil while still acknowledging–and engaging with–the audience. He’s […]