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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….

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Circus Animals

First off, happy 2010 to everyone, and welcome to the new decade. I’d barely taken enough Tylenol when I played my first concert of the year on Jan. 1, a Pops show with Cirque de la Symphonie. For those of you who have never seen this, it’s pretty amazing, a sort of hybrid symphony concert […]

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Santa Track

It’s that time of year again, and  NORAD is right on top of it here. But read on for a classic video…

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