Some fluffy folk-y rock-y sweetness for your Saturday, courtesy of the Kopecky Family Band
Congratulations to Sami, the first place winner of the fall outside listening challenge! Sami had 33 points, followed by Deleine in second place and Safin in third place.
Over the winter break, Deleine and I played a corner concert in my neighborhood. Deleine compiled a set list of about 20 minutes worth of music, and we set up on the sidewalk to bring music to whoever happened to be around. The response was very positive, and we had a great time. Stay tuned […]
I was pleased to discover Alisa Weilerstein illustrating one point lessons in her master classes with students from the Rudolfinium in Czech Republic. It’s really cool to see how much of a change can happen in even a few minutes of concentrated work.
For our first outside listening post of 2017, here are some good wishes in the form of Haydn C major concerto, 1st movement. Brendan Goh (you might remember him from here) plays this piece in an uncomplicated and straight-ahead manner, with an open and sweet sound. I hope the new year is just as simple and […]
Congratulations to all who performed in the November solo recital, and thank you to Mr. Gomez (Ms. Danielle’s dad) for taking pictures! Here are some photos, if you’d like to see…
I didn’t know about Laura Mvula until NPR Music introduced me to her–seems to be a recurring theme. The cello is not the star here, but nonetheless plays a simple and beautiful supporting role on these original ballads.
The Berlin Philharmonic is regarded as one of the world’s top orchestras, so it comes as no surprise that they would also possess a cello section of incredible talent and depth. The fact that the section has become its own critically-acclaimed ensemble is really quite unique. As for this combo of Faure’s Pavane sung by […]
For the final post of the Bach 1 series, I bring you many cellists playing the Prelude all together, in Brazil, on the subway. Not sure how they pulled this off, but it’s dope.
On September 7 2015, Yo-Yo Ma delivered a performance of all 6 Bach Suites to an audience of 5,000 at the BBC Proms–no breaks, no intermission, nobody else on the program. You can hear the entire performance here, see it here, here, here, here & here, and read about it here. As if performing 2+ hours of music weren’t enough […]