Category Archives: media

New Theme, New Featured Video

You have probably noticed the new look of the site! I am experimenting with a new theme that is wider and gives me a bit more flexibility with my layout. There were a lot of things I liked about the Freshy theme, but I was just a little bit restricted by the narrow form and only one column for widgets. I have been looking for an acceptable three-column theme for a while now, but nothing gave me the features and look that I liked about Freshy. Though it is not perfect, Mystique does have a lot of what I was looking for, so I will be giving it a try for a while. Let me know what you think.

Also, check out the new Featured Video: Creston’s Fantasy is kind of my arch-nemesis in the solo literature. I love this piece, but only when the soloist is accompanied by an orchestra as it was originally written. The piano version loses the interplay of timbre that makes the bi-tonality work. Instead, it just ends up sounding like bad atonal music. Robert Kaip does a very fine job in front of the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.

New Video, New Event

I have posted a new Featured YouTube Video of the “Galop” from Rossini’s William Tell Overture played by trombone quartet.

Also, check out the following new event:

  • April 8-9, 2011 @ SLC Tabernacle and Browning Fine Arts Center – The Utah premiere of Rob Gardner’s Lamb of God with choir, orchestra, and soloists. See the Projects/Events page for more information.

Orchestra Concert Success

Thank you to everyone who attended the Orchestra at Temple Square Concert this last weekend. The program was a great success! I had a really good time with all three pieces and really appreciated the large audiences that turned out to support the ensemble. Thank you!

Also, there is a new Featured YouTube Video. Take a minute to check it out.

Concert Week, New Featured Video

The time for the Orchestra at Temple Square Spring Concert is fast approaching. I hope to see a lot of people there to enjoy the great music.

The Featured YouTube Video showcases a smooth solo by Bill Watrous. Check it out!

New Featured YouTube Video, More Useful Links

This week’s featured YouTube Video is up: a jazz-inspired quartet played by some of the finest players in the world.

Two new Useful Links have been added: Weston Sprott’s website and Brass Musician’s online magazine.