Clarinetist Baffled At Suggestion That He Is “Not The Melody”

AUSTIN, TX Left staggered and dumbfounded by multiple suggestions that his passages would sound better played at a lower volume, local conservatory clarinet player Blake Morey told reporters that despite an “otherwise fantastic rehearsal” of Samuel...

Paris, An Oboe Recital, and A Tribute to French Music

This post is long, but it also includes a donation link to directly aid the victims of the Paris attacks. If you don’t have time to read the post but would like to contribute, feel free to scroll to the bottom of the post directly, or click here. I FIRST HEARD...

A Brief Defense of the Symphony Orchestra

WHEN A COMPOSER SITS DOWN TO WRITE, he[ref]Or she, of course.[/ref] is tasked with the documentation of his own experience. The composer draws upon his life, made up of contributions from other people: their own experiences, their emotions, their creations. The...

Should Carnegie Hall Take Lessons From Cowboys Stadium?

IN 2009, The NFL’s Dallas Cowboys played their first game in Cowboys Stadium[ref]It is now referred to as AT&T Stadium, as AT&T bought the naming rights. To avoid confusion, I’ll use Cowboys Stadium for the rest of the post.[/ref], a venue with an...