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Music as a Couch?

Welcome to Christine Smith Music Blog’s very first post!  I am very excited for this tool where we can discuss music and learn from each other.   399 more words

Classical Music

Concertante Ensemble & Guests this Sunday 3 August

Don’t forget the venue for this Sunday’s Concertante Ensemble concert is

The Anglican Church in Mann St, Gosford.

Concert starts at 2.30pm and program includes… 107 more words

Central Coast NSW

As I go about my days, there’s rarely a moment that goes by when I don’t have some form of music going through my head. It doesn’t have to be a particular song, it just has to be a melody, or a rhythm, or a sound that reminds me of something in my past or a latest song to expand my head. 1,165 more words


Always looking for mountains to climb: why two classical musicians are drawn to backpacking.

“Look Jimmy, those are real hikers on the Appalachian Trail.”

“Wow! Mom, Dad, do you think I could be a real hiker some day?”

“Oh no Jimmy, those people are…

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Appalachian Trail

David Jones Masterclass

If opera was not already entertaining enough, David Jones made it even more so Thursday afternoon in his excerpt master class. Jones’s expert knowledge of what the rest of the orchestra is doing during each of the clarinet excerpts performed, and the opera storyline taking place during the solos drove his suggestions, along with a lighthearted approach to what he does in the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra every day. 359 more words


Michael Rusinek Masterclass

Principal clarinetist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Michael Rusinek gave a masterclass Thursday morning showcasing his expertise in orchestral excerpts and excellent skills in communicating ideas to students clearly. 300 more words