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Tick Tock

I figured I’d try to get one more post up this summer, which obviously wasn’t my most prolific as far as writing. The situation in Detroit could eventually have a profound impact on anyone with an orchestra job- it’s sort of a perfect storm involving one of the country’s most esteemed ensembles. The outcome there […]

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A Question of (Ir)relevance.

Around this time every year, I find myself reviewing the past season with its inevitable peaks and valleys, and try to process it all in some kind of meaningful way. For me it’s very helpful to think over the litany of chamber music concerts, solo dates, and orchestra concerts to try and digest what actually […]

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Math Quiz

Still No Excuses

Like a lot of string players, I spend quite a bit of time trying to play in tune. I realized pretty early on that there were lots of factors involved, and in fact it’s really an endless quest from a purely mathematical standpoint. Over the years some of my colleagues (especially pianists) dismissed my efforts […]

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Podium Update

There has been lots of interesting conductor news over the last month, so for those of you keeping score…. (more…)

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