On November 21, 2019 and November 23, 2019, the Louisiana Philharmonic will be performing Mozart’s Requiem, and I highly encourage everyone, even those who are rare symphony-goers to attend.
Not to overly spoil the surprise, but the following video depicts a random group of people bursting into “Va Pensiero” at a mall. Well-worth watching. Couldn’t stop smiling. Who knew there were flash choruses? I NEED to participate in one ASAP. In other news, this is the article from which I got the video. ApparentlyContinue reading “Best thing I’ve seen all day. Flash Chorus!”
Renowned tenor, Placido Domingo’s opera competition designed to encourage rising young singers, held its final round over the weekend in Verona. Presumably, youweren’t there (and neither was I), but never fear, we can watch the entire final round online! For the entire performance and a list of the results, click here (via medicitv). For infoContinue reading “Operalia Competition Final Round Available to Stream for free!”
I. Summary of recent article and its suggested exercise I recently read an article that suggested a few exercises to help musicians play with more musicality. The first exercise involves brainstorming a list of adjectives – at least 100 adjectives so that you (or the person you are directing to do the exercise) is forcedContinue reading “Playing musically through the use of adjectives, metaphors, and imagery”
A new discovery of mine. Somehow I’d yet to have the pleasure of hearing this lovely voice until a friend of mine introduced me via this YouTube video: I’m not entirely sure whether my enchantment came from the vocalist or from the piece or from the circumstances, but I’m enchanted, that’s fore sure. Here’s someContinue reading “Aafje Heynis”