|Posted by The Fourth Wall on July 11, 2013 at 10:15 AM||comments (0)|
posted by Greg
I love Alan Gilbert. There, I've said it. Since taking the helm of the New York Philharmonic in 2009, he has organized some of the most exciting concerts and created a new face for what a top modern orchestra should be. In addition to programming a lot of fantastic contemporary repertoire and working hand-in-hand with some of today's greatest living omposers, he has mounted three phenomena...Read Full Post »
|Posted by The Fourth Wall on May 6, 2013 at 5:15 PM||comments (0)|
Posted by Greg
Hilary, Neil, and I all really enjoy playing with orchestras both back in our respective sections and in front as soloists. There is nothing quite like the musical bear hug that comes from performing with 60, 70, 80+ other musicians! The orchestra world, however, has been facing pretty serious challenges over the last few decades with strikes, financial shortfalls, and the ever present need to build donors and new audiences. This is why I get so excited when I read...Read Full Post »
|Posted by The Fourth Wall on April 30, 2013 at 12:55 AM||comments (1)|
Posted by Neil
An elegantly simple idea + fiendishly tricky engineering + gravity = JOY!
The punchline to this video is that it is an ad for a phone called "Touch Wood," which must not mean the same thing to a Japanese audience. Something gained in translation? ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by The Fourth Wall on April 25, 2013 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
Posted by Neil
I’ve finally seen “Pina,” the beautiful, strange, and disorienting film about choreographer Pina Bausch. It has been on my list since it played in movie theatres in 2011. I say “finally” not out of obligation, but out of great anticipation. It had been talked up by numerous friends who thought it would resonate deeply with...Read Full Post »
|Posted by The Fourth Wall on April 17, 2013 at 8:25 PM||comments (1)|
I'm the webmaster and I decide what's cool.
|Posted by The Fourth Wall on April 15, 2013 at 11:15 AM||comments (0)|
Here's your interesting thing for the day. Yo-Yo Ma speaking at this year's Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy. From the youtube copy: "The Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy is a leading national forum for arts policy intended to stimulate dialogue on policy and social issues affecting the arts. It is held each year on the evening befor...Read Full Post »
|Posted by The Fourth Wall on April 3, 2013 at 5:10 PM||comments (1)|
You read that correctly!
Air Conducting Competition!
Even better, the winner gets $300 and wins the opportunity to conduct the HOUSTON FREAKING SYMPHONY!
No Joke! Check it out!
First of all, I think this is such an innovative idea. This gives the symphony some unique publicity amongst their fans (the radio station hostin...Read Full Post »