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Gretchen Before and After by Natalie Weaver

In May, I attended the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra’s presentation of Berlioz’ Damnation of Faust.  This work, featuring four soloists, a full choir and orchestra, and a children’s choir, was first performed in Hungary in 1846.  1,021 more words


Opera 101—No Second Troy

Why should I blame her that she filled my days
With misery, or that she would of late
Have taught to ignorant men most violent ways,

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Afterthoughts on Les Troyens

I saw the magnificent Les Troyens at San Francisco Opera this past Saturday night. I had participated in a symposium that afternoon, so I was primed for the experience – the esteemed D. 416 more words

Matthew Truss shares why he chose Sister Cities Girlchoir

During a rehearsal break in Manhattan, Matthew Truss shares why he chose Sister Cities Girlchoir as his charity recipient for The Sanamus Project’s Salon Series benefit recital.

June 10, 2015

  1. LSD, the Opera
  2. Arnold Schoenberg – Die glückliche Hand
  3. Pierre Boulez – Le marteau sans maître
  4. Hector Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique
  5. Caribou – Silver
  6. Beck – Philip Glass Rework…
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A Seasoned Musician?

June has arrived, and my first season with the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra has
come to a close.  Puns aside, it has been such a blast!  I have learned so much from my incredibly friendly woodwind and brass colleagues and have gotten to play amazing repertoire, to boot.  236 more words


Why I Dislike Adler's Orchestration

Every orchestrator I know lauds and praises Samuel Adler’s Orchestration. I don’t. I can’t stand the book. I find it riddled with errors, pedantic, and uncreative. 1,087 more words