Sunday, July 30, 2006

T shirt design for the fall

hi everyone,
greetings from Vienna.
i will be returning to the states in about a week and I will start to schedule auditions.
Please go to the audition website for the info until then.
Also I have two designs for the orchestra T shirts. One is for CSO and one is for CCO. These are not the final designs. I just came up with a few mock ups.
It would be wonderful if someone wants to design something for the orchestra.
So the deadline for the T shirt design for either orchestra would be August 9.
All design must include similar info as these two mock ups.

Let the design begin.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss am Rhein's website

Here is a link to the Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss am Rhein, which I will be conducting tonight at 730 pm at the Orchester Hause in Salzburg, Austria.

Greetings from Salzburg

Sorry for the long time since the last entry. I have been in Salzburg for the last week as part of the conducting class at the Mozarteum. I have been lucky enough to be one of the seven conductors working with Peter Gulke and the wonderful Kammerakademie Neuss am Rhine, a professional orchestra from Neuss. Tonight is the final concert of the intense week. We have had usually three, three hour sessions per day. The concert tonight will feature all seven conductors. The program is Haydn Symphony No. 80 and Mozart violin concerto no. 5 KV.219 and Bartok's Divertimento for Strings. I will be finishing up the concert with the finale of the Bartok.

In case you are in Salzburg here are the directions;

Orchesterhaus Nonntal
Mit Buslimic 3 bis Jutitgebaude, Umsfeigen!
im Buslimie 5 bis Enz abt-Klotz Strasse (2 stationnen)
20 meters die Strasse Zuruck belimdet sich das Orchester haus auf der linden seite,
hinter dan Schauspielhaus.

Concert starts at 730 pm.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

AMAZING Mozart 3 - 3rd movement Cadenza

It is nice to see the spirit of improvisation coming back to Mozart.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Learn Bartok String quartets with an interactive web feature

This summer I discovered a wonderful interactive website produced by Carnegie Hall.
It offers all kinds of advice for performing Bartok String quartets.
Since Chamber Orchestra will be taking on Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta in the spring, it would be a great way to brush up your string techniques by visiting this site.

The Emerson String Quartet: The Bartók Quartets
A Guide for Performers & Music Lovers

Explore the six string quartets of Bela Bartók through the vision of the Emerson String Quartet in this amalgamation of video footage, written commentary, and animated score. Much of the video was taken during a workshop given by the Emerson members in 2003 and has been supplemented with additional video of Emerson members and others speaking about the quartets.
This site is intended for performers who are preparing these pieces as well as listeners and concertgoers who wish to learn more about the Bartók quartets and about the many musical decisions that must be made in order to perform these demanding works.

design a poster for Carnegie hall

If anyone is artistically inclined, check out the following call;

Carnegie Hall Seeks Original Art for its Playbill Covers!

THEME “Music as a fundamental expression of the human spirit” —using Carnegie Hall’s 2006–2007 season as inspiration
Please click here for complete season details.

ELIGIBILITY Open to all enrolled students (valid identification required)

STYLE AND MEDIUM Any style and any medium, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and computer-generated art

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS JPEG, TIFF, or PDF digital format only; file size not to exceed 2 MB; e-mail to

PRIZES Each of 10 selected entrants will receive $500 and 2 tickets to a performance at Carnegie Hall.

Deadline: July 17, 2006

Monday, July 10, 2006

Audition information for Cornell Orchestras 2006-2007

Hi everyone,
The audition info is up on the web for the 2006-2007 orchestra auditions.

The same info applies for both Chamber Orchestra and Symphony.
Thomas our webmaster is going through CSO site and updating pages.
If you suggestions please get in touch with him.

The repertoire for the orchestras are in the process of being set.
The chamber orchestra is very close to being finalized.
The symphony repertoire will also be set very soon.

I will be in Austria from July 14 to August 6. I will try to have some entries from Austria.
I will not be scheduling specific audition times until I get back from Austria.
But the general times for auditions for different instruments are as follows;

University Symphony Orchestra, University Chamber Orchestra,
Audition Dates: Monday, August 21 - Sunday, August 27, 2006
Audition Location: Lincoln Hall Room Room TBA

Monday, August 21, 2006
- Rm 332 viola only 1-5 PM
- Rm 332 winds only 7-10 PM
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
- Rm 332 brass only 1-5 PM
- Rm 332 percussion only 7-10 PM
Wednesday, August 23 2006 with John Haines Eitzen
- Rm 332 cello only 1-5 PM
- Rm 332 bass only 7-10 PM
Thursday, August 24, 2006 with Steve Miahky
- Rm 332 violin only 10-12 PM [only if necessary]
- Rm 332 violin only 1-5 PM
- Rm 332 violin only 7-9 PM
Friday, August 25, 2006 with Steve Miahky
- Rm 332 violin only 10-12 PM [only if necessary]
- Rm 332 violin only 1-5 PM
- Rm 332 violin only 7-10 PM
Saturday, August 26, 2006 [only if necessary]
-Rm 332 by appointment only
Sunday, August 27, 2006 [only if necessary]
- Rm 332 by appointment only

Auditions will last 10 minutes each.

more info is on the website link above.

Have a great summer everyone.