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Poem: Frost

Ever since I got my wisdom teeth removed three days ago, I was forced to come across unbearable pain. With that, I did not resume violin practice for three entire days. I was able to sleep soundly the first night, nonetheless I found myself restless and back to my insomniac ways the next night and soon after- the worst. At first, I thought to myself that it was because of my wisdom teeth but I kept unconsciously warming up my shoulders and arms, doing weird speedy waves that I cannot really…See More
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Bach, Thomas Quasthoff and the Verbier Festival Defy Mortal Storms

Dateline: Verbier, Switzerland, Salle des Combins, 6 p.m., July 24, 2015Just as Thomas Quasthoff began conducting the opening measures of the 21-year old Verbier Festival's first ever performance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion Friday night, an approaching thunderstorm arrived from over the surrounding high Alps, literally threatening everything in its path so that the terrible earthquake that follows Christ's death towards the end of Part…See More
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Flute

Ancient Chinese musical instruments, but also the most representative of the most representative of the Han Chinese musical instruments. Chinese traditional music in common cross winds woodwind one, Chinese bamboo flute, Qu flute in the south, northern Bangdi and somewhere in between the flute.Flute in Chinese folk music, opera, Chinese National Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra and modern music use, is one of the representatives of Chinese music instruments. In the folk band, the Dizi is…See More
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Do You Have What It Takes to Be a NY Phil Violinist?

If you’ve ever wondered what the audition process is like for a professional orchestra, here’s your chance to take a stab at the repertoire and see if you’re up to snuff. In what is typically an undisclosed process, the New York Philharmonic has released its section violin audition packet and made it available to the public.The NY…See More
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Do You Have What It Takes to Be a NY Phil Violinist?

If you’ve ever wondered what the audition process is like for a professional orchestra, here’s your chance to take a stab at the repertoire and see if you’re up to snuff. In what is typically an undisclosed process, the New York Philharmonic has released its section violin audition packet and made it available to the public.The NY…See More
Jul 21
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The Bennewitz Quartet, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Irony and a Racing Red Ferrari at Lord Menuhin's Festival and Academy in Gstaad

Dateline: Rougemont, Switzerland, Temple de Château-d'Œx, 5:30 p.m., July 19, 2015As festivals do these days, the 2015 installment of the Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy, founded in 1957 by the man everyone in the famed Alpine resort and surrounding communities calls Lord Menuhin, has a theme intended to provide numerous points of departure to explore and expand classical music's horizons: Irony and Music. And appropriately for…See More
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Neil Nelson replied to Neil Nelson's discussion How Do You Use your Practice Time? in the group Adult Beginners
"Hey Christie, all I can reccomend is whn you have the chance, break it up, play with how long and how you use the time you practice. Hardest part for me is currently going from the first to second interval of scale playing, I use a clip-on tuner to…"
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Christie Nicklay replied to Neil Nelson's discussion How Do You Use your Practice Time? in the group Adult Beginners
"Hello Neil... You have a great regiment. Currently I aim to practice a minimum of 30 minutes a day. Sometimes I'm not able to do that, so I'll do 10-15 minutes of scales and try to come back again later. If I have a good block of time,…"
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The Bennewitz Quartet, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Irony and a Racing Red Ferrari at Lord Menuhin's Festival and Academy in Gstaad

Dateline: Rougemont, Switzerland, Temple de Château-d'Œx, 5:30 p.m., July 19, 2015As festivals do these days, the 2015 installment of the Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy, founded in 1957 by the man everyone in the famed Alpine resort and surrounding communities calls Lord Menuhin, has a theme intended to provide numerous points of departure to explore and expand classical music's horizons: Irony and Music. And appropriately for…See More
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NJIO Presents First Summer String Studio Thursdays in August at New Jersey Youth Symphony Music Center

August 6, 2015 at 7pm to August 27, 2015 at 9pm
Prepare for the upcoming musical season with New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra’s Summer String Studio in August.  Summer String Studio is designed to reinforce and extend the musical abilities of string players by strengthening their core music knowledge.  Musicians will improve and gain confidence in their abilities in just four short weeks.  In this program, string players are grouped by instrument and work directly with professional faculty to help improve intonation, rhythmic…See More
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Do You Have What It Takes to Be a NY Phil Violinist?

If you’ve ever wondered what the audition process is like for a professional orchestra, here’s your chance to take a stab at the repertoire and see if you’re up to snuff. In what is typically an undisclosed process, the New York Philharmonic has released its section violin audition packet and made it available to…

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Posted by Stephanie Powell on July 21, 2015 at 9:35am

The Bennewitz Quartet, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Irony and a Racing Red Ferrari at Lord Menuhin's Festival and Academy in Gstaad

Dateline: Rougemont, Switzerland, Temple de Château-d'Œx, 5:30 p.m., July 19, 2015

As festivals do these days, the 2015 installment of the Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy, founded in 1957 by the man everyone in the famed Alpine resort and surrounding communities calls Lord Menuhin, has a theme intended to provide numerous points of departure to explore and expand classical music's horizons: Irony and…

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Posted by Laurence Vittes on July 21, 2015 at 12:30am

Dream Teams Play Kurtág, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Nono: The Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival 2015

Dateline: Lockenhaus, Austria, the Town Hall and the Pfarrkirche, July 15, 2015

Classical music dream teams dominated the day's and night's events Wednesday at the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival: Soprano Anne Marie Pammer and violinist Ilya Gringolts; pianists Cristina Barbuti and Alexander Lonquich; the Vallardo-Kelemen-Altstaedt Trio, specially-constituted for the Festival; and the Quatuor…

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Posted by Laurence Vittes on July 16, 2015 at 8:09am

BSO’s Marin Alsop to Conduct Cuba’s Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional

Marin Alsop, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s music director, will lead Cuba’s Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional in a concert celebrating the 500th anniversary of the founding of Havana.

The outdoor…

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Posted by Stephanie Powell on July 15, 2015 at 12:20pm

Mothers: You Can Now Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Fiddlers - Lockenhaus Festival 2015

Dateline: Lockenhaus, Austria, Ritterburg Castle, 7:30 p.m., July 14, 2015

In the midst of a spate of injuries and ailments which sidelined superstar violinists Alexander Sitkovetsky and Vilde Frang, this year's Lockenhaus Festival, themed "Im Volkston," entered uncharted territory Wednesday night with a program titled "Appalachian Waltz" showing off two string quartets, a pair of…

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Posted by Laurence Vittes on July 15, 2015 at 6:00am

Kirill Petrenko to Succeed Simon Rattle at Berlin Philharmonic

Russian-born conductor Kirill Petrenko has been selected as Sir Simon Rattle’s successor as the chief conductor and artistic director of the Berlin Philharmonic.

At the press conference, which neither Petrenko nor Rattle attended, orchestra board member and double bassist…

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Posted by Stephanie Powell on July 7, 2015 at 10:59am

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