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Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Concert at Gwinnett Civic Center

October 25, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
If you are in the are and are wanting to hear some great classical music, come see the Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra on October 25th at 7:00pm at the Gwinnett Civic Center! The beauty and passion in our music will sooth your soul!See More
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"Hi Gerri! Thank you so much for your advice! I think I will definitely try the oil idea. My parents just recently got into certain oils so I wil give it a shot. Glad to hear you were able to bounce back from your car accident! Thanks, "
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Pain in my arm!

Hello, I am new to this site and could really use some advice for I haven't been able to find anyone with my exact problem and no one to help me. I play the Viola and have for about 14 years. A few years ago I started having this horrible pain in my left arm when I told my instrument that seemed to effect my back as well. I noticed my posture was not super so I changed that and it help a little but not enough. I am on the hunt for a better shoulder rest, at the moment I am using a Bon Musica…See More
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Midwest Young Artists October Concerts at Northwestern University at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University

October 12, 2014 from 1:30pm to 9pm
     1:30pm IGNITE your FASCINATION CONCERT: Reading, Cadet, Concertino, Philharmonia, Voices Rising, Concert OrchestraMidwest Young Artists presents five of its talented youth orchestras along with the critically acclaimed Voices Rising youth vocal ensemble in concert on Sunday, October 12th in Northwestern University’s Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. Ignite Your Fascination with classical works, including Beethoven’s 7th Symphony, performed by the Reading, Cadet, Concertino, and Concert…See More
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Day Five Part One at the Fifth International Chamber Music Festival of Kaposvár: The Arrival of Kirill Gerstein

Dateline: Hall of Art and Culture, Kaposvár, Hungary, Sunday August 17, noon, 2014August 17 was once again a provocative day at the Fifth International Chamber Music Festival of Kaposvár, a festival without any recognized limits of where the musicians are allowed take the music they play. Each night and each morning, the venues were packed with kids, music students and music lovers from all around Hungary who wanted to hear their heroes play; there were tourists and vacationers in this pleasant…See More
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Day Five Part One at the Fifth International Chamber Music Festival of Kaposvár: The Arrival of Kirill Gerstein

Dateline: Hall of Art and Culture, Kaposvár, Hungary, Sunday August 17, noon, 2014

August 17 was once again a provocative day at the Fifth International Chamber Music Festival of Kaposvár, a festival without any recognized limits of where the musicians are allowed take the music they play

Each night and each morning, the venues were packed with kids, music students…

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Posted by Laurence Vittes on August 21, 2014 at 12:30pm

Saguaro Trio Scores With Beethoven and Tchaikovsky on Music Guild Summer Series

Dateline: The Music Guild Summer Fest 14, University Synagogue, Brentwood, California, August 24, 2014, 2 p.m.

With a large, enthusiastic crowd at University Synagogue in Brentwood ready to hear what Music Guild impresario Eugene Golden had up his sleeve for the fifth and final concert of the Summer Fest 14 season, the Saguaro Trio gave everything they had, which was a lot, in Beethoven's Piano Trio Op. 1 No. 1 and brought rare notes of intimacy to Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio…

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Posted by Laurence Vittes on August 30, 2014 at 9:52am

In Search of Ole Bull

For four days in Bergen, Norway, violinist and researcher Peter Sheppard-Skaerved pursued the essence of Norway’s most famous fiddler.

Posted by Greg Cahill on September 2, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Elephants Dancing to Violins, Naturally

Another reason not to kill elephants for their ivory: they're fans of violin music. Watch the video

Posted by Greg Cahill on August 28, 2014 at 1:01pm

Introducing Teen Strings Tip Sheets

A new tool for string teachers--keep your students engaged with these monthly practice tips, instrument care advice and inspirational notes on their peers. Check it out here.

Posted by Greg Cahill on August 23, 2014 at 8:00pm

How to Prevent, or Even Cure, a Violin Hickey

t begins as an itch or a chafe. Friends giggle, families gape, and perfect strangers won’t stop staring at it—that red spot on the left-hand side of your neck. It has many names in many countries—fiddler’s neck, violin hickey, or mark of greatness.

Dermatologists call this spot—where a violin or viola contacts with the player’s neck—“acne mechanica” and proceed further with such technical terms as “lichenification,” “erythema,” “scaling,” and good-old “scarring.” No…

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Posted by Greg Cahill on August 21, 2014 at 6:47pm

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real gut for tailgut 6 Replies

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Does anyone know where to find Modest Mouse or Radiohead violin sheet music? 6 Replies

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Typical Violin Lesson: How to String/Restring your instrument 11 Replies

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