The “glamorous” life of a musician is not always that glamorous.
The concertmaster is the last musician onstage before the conductor – and any soloist in, say, a concerto. ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr about the role of the Concertmaster.
A question that comes up from time to time at concerts is, “Couldn’t they amplify the (insert any instrument here) so we could hear it better over the orchestra?” In the latest edition of the podcast we talk about this subject.
Oftentimes it seems conductors are up there waving their arms, but no one in the orchestra is watching. ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr says looks can be deceiving – that there is a lot more communication going on than meets the eye – and it all starts with the Concertmaster.
ProMusica Music Director David Danzmayr spoke about how he deals with sleep…or the lack of it.
At one time, if you assembled a group of talented musicians, the concert hall would fill with music lovers. Now, even putting a world-class orchestra on stage is no guarantee of success.
A decisive modern wrinkle can be technology. The Metropolitan Opera’s live movie-theater simulcasts start at 12:55 p.m. East Coast time to avoid backstage gridlock at Lincoln Center between afternoon and evening performances of different productions.
Along with the regular music you enjoy on Classical 101, there are some wonderful special programs for the holidays, as well. Saturday at 4:30 pm, The First Community Church Chancel Choir and instrumentalists from the Columbus Symphony present Lessons and Carols, the First Community Church Christmas Eve service from 2012. Sunday at 1:00 pm is [...]
David Danzmayr and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra explore the possibilities of Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 in a finished form Sunday at 1:00pm on the ProMusica broadcast.
When Tchaikovsky wrote his Violin Concerto for Leopold Auer, the violinist declared it “unplayable.”