Posted at 12:18 PM on April 22, 2009
by Gillian Martin
What's it really like to play trumpet in one of the world's top orchestras?
A lot of work! "Athletes who take time off get out of shape...The same thing happens with us. I don't think I've ever gone on vacation without my trumpet."
Read more about it in this profile of the New York Philharmonic's trumpet section.
Posted at 1:10 PM on April 22, 2009
by Rex Levang
It's shaping up to be a big weekend for orchestras all around our region-- in Bemidji, Duluth, Sioux Falls, Rochester, and last but not least, Fargo, where the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony is presenting a special post-flood celebration concert, along with other ensembles and musicians from the area.
You can't keep a good orchestra down!
It's not a word banned from the airwaves - a "tusch" is a German word that means flourish, like a fanfare. And one big one was presented to Esa-Pekka Salonen to bid him adieu as the Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
The normally unflappable Salonen got pretty verklempt.
You can listen to Esa-Pekka and the LA Phil on SymphonyCast Thursday night at 8:00 on Classical Minnesota Public Radio.