Busy week here in Schladming – had two performance on Wednesday (SüdTiroler Jugendblasorchester performed Stampede under the amazing direction of Karl Geroldinger, and the LA Symphonic Winds played MetaMarch with gusto despite my flailing arms). Both were great concerts and great performances. This Saturday night, I have two more pieces with the World Youth Wind Orchestra Project (Suite Dreams, Dusk). Here’s the group from there group picture this afternoon:
They’re sounding truly wonderful – Ray Cramer is conducting it, and bringing it to life with the kind of sensitivity and passion a composer is always hoping to find. Suite Dreams, as well, is sounding extremely powerful and moving, again under a passionate conductor, Johann Moesenbichler (who also runs the entire show here!).
A few random pictures from the trip here – here’s the funicular up to the world’s oldest salt mine in Hallstatt:
It goes WAY up – as you can see from this picture at the top:
And here’s a panorama shot from up high in the Hohensalzburg (castle in the heart of the Altstadt) – it’s a link, since it’s far too wide to fit on this page:
Here’s another shot from up on the Hohensalzburg – this is looking down on the Altstadt (Old City):
Ok, gotta go – will try more soon. Internet access next week will be extremely limited (as in none whatsoever), while I’m in northern Italy on vacation. I know that sounds pretentious. Sorry… 🙂