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A Healthy Dose of Insanity: Recent Purchase

I went apeshit and got me ALBION I! I couldn’t help myself. I use orchestral sounds on a daily basis and I couldn’t ignore how beautiful the patches sounded. 26 more words


Premiere: The Johnny Parry Chamber Orchestra releases video to Park Benches

And now for something completely different, as they say. Johnny Parry, the Bedford based composer, has been making interesting and emotive music for several years and a handful of albums. 319 more words


Sounds of the Soul

The sounds of the world are an untuned orchestra –
a crying baby clashing with the hum of a bee’s wings.
Just as crashing cymbals… 54 more words


"WiCKED" The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR): Broadway’s biggest blockbuster “Wicked” returns to Richmond with performances from April 23rd through May 4th at The Altria Theater. The production is making its third trip back to the River City and each time has had much success. 87 more words


“Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end.”

-Igor Stravinsky

Euphonium and the Modern Orchestra

I remember attending a lecture recital during my time at North Texas given by¬†Jeff Cottrell where, among other topics, he discussed symphonic literature and… 490 more words

Orchestra students travel to Houston to compete in the Space City Music Showcase

By Megan Smith | Assistant News Editor

The Pearce Orchestra students traveled to Houston on April 10 to compete in the Space City Music Showcase. Both groups performed three pieces, and Pearce walked away with three trophies. 272 more words