Toronto Symphony Plays Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring From Their Homes Leave it up to musicians to find a way to keep the music going. The Toronto Symphony Orchestra Principal double bass, Jeff Beecher has corralled musicians from the orchestra to perform Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring from their homes. Each played their part, with Beecher editing … Continue reading TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PLAYS “APPALACHIAN SPRING”
BELIEVE IT! ORCHESTRA PLAYS BEETHOVEN NINTH SYMPHONY FROM THEIR HOMES - TOGETHER! By Norman Lebrecht The Rotterdam Philharmonic teamed up with a Dutch healthcare provider to film the finale of Beethoven’s 9th with all the musicians playing their parts by video from their homes. It’s an extraordinary achievement, overwhelming in the final minutes. If ever a … Continue reading ORCHESTRA PLAYS BEETHOVEN 9TH FROM THEIR HOMES – TOGETHER!
Let The Sunshine In, Rich Paschall Now that Spring has officially arrived, we are thinking more about enjoying the sun. You may have told someone that "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life" or that you wanted to share the "Sunshine Of Your Love," but you may be looking at this differently than we are. … Continue reading SPRING HAS SPRUNG – RICH PASCHALL
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO NATIONAL BROTHERHOOD WEEK? LET'S START CELEBRATING WORLD WAR THREE TODAY SINCE WE WON 'T HAVE TIME, LATER. Way back in the dark ages, the third week in February (an otherwise dreary and neglected month) was designated National Brotherhood Week. As designated special weeks go, it was never a big hit with the … Continue reading CELEBRATING WW3 SINCE WE WON’T HAVE TIME LATER – Marilyn Armstrong
Covering Hurt, by Rich Paschall You probably know what it means to "cover" a song. That's when one artist records, or "covers," the work of another artist. Sometimes the later version becomes a bigger hit than the original. Such was the case when white artists were "Covering R&B Music" and getting all of the radio … Continue reading JOHNNY CASH AND NINE INCH NAILS – RICH PASCHALL
Cee’s B & W Photo Challenge: Words that end in “ock” I don't have a lot of "ock" words in my house, but my son is very seriously into chiming clocks. He has at least 8 chiming clocks downstairs and we have 3 chiming clocks, one "world clock," and then about four or five more … Continue reading OCKS AND CLOCKS – Marilyn Armstrong
WHEN IN ROME ... Let's go heavy on the crucifixions. I can think of a whole bunch of deserving candidates right now. What'ya say, gang? Let's do like the Romans do!