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November 3, 2008

Duluth Days 2 & 3

(posting from a fogged-in Duluth airport, where I await a bus to Minneapolis since my 7am flight (and all flights) in and out of Duluth are not happening…)The remainder of the weekend here in Duluth was great. Saturday (Day 2) the two High School Honor bands rehearsed in the morning, and we gave the concerts… continued

October 29, 2008

Madison, WI and Duluth, MN

This afternoon I’ll be on my way to WMEA in Madison, WI, where the Univ. MN Duluth Wind Ensemble under Mark Whitlock will perform Suite Dreams on Thursday morning at 11:30. Immediately after that, I hop on the bus with the UMD band and we drive six hours up to Duluth, where I’ll spend… continued

October 27, 2008

Well THAT was fun!

The Ecstatic Waters performance yesterday here at UT went really well. I’m still a bit stunned by it. We had one problem with feedback in the Bassoon mics (same thing that happened at Bowling Green – in the same place I think), which is weird in that it never happened in any rehearsals, but has… continued

October 25, 2008

Bowling Green recap

Got back yesterday morning from Bowling Green, and headed straight from the airport to rehearsal at UT for this Sunday’s concert. More about that shortly.It was great to be back in BG – sort of a second home to me after spending a year in residence there, and this was my third time at their… continued

October 20, 2008

Off to Bowling Green, OH

After rehearsal today at UT, I’m off to Bowling Green State Univ. for the premiere this Thursday night of Ecstatic Waters, and then back here immediately for the second performance on Sunday! Not sure I’ll be taking many pictures – I have some button-pressing I have to do for the piece…

October 13, 2008

Ecstatic Waters rehearsal at UT

Just got out of rehearsal for Ecstatic Waters – this is the first time we’ve done the whole piece…and it’s going to work like gangbusters. This is also the first time we had the mics on the clarinet and bassoons, which is going to be quite cool. The clarinet sounds exactly like I’d hoped, and… continued

October 13, 2008

2008-2009 residency schedule

I have a fair amount of travel coming up this year, so thought I’d post it in case anyone reading this is in the area for any of these and wants to come to a concert and say ‘howdy.’10/21 – 10/24: Bowling Green, OH – premiere of Ecstatic Waters (10/23) – Bruce Moss, BGSU Wind… continued

October 8, 2008

Me and Allen Vizzutti

…sort of.Just found out the VCU (Virginia Commonwealth Univ.) Sym. Wind Ensemble will do Radiant Joy tonight, and are also featuring guest artist (trumpeter) Allen Vizzutti on the program. Cool. Will probably be a worthwhile show – if you’re in Richmond, VA, go!Tonight at 8pm. Here’s the info. Live web stream at 8:00PM… continued