David Danzmayr is the new music director for ProMusica Chamber Orchestra. Through a series of conversations with Classical 101’s Boyce Lancaster, we are getting to know him a little better.
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There is more to the Concertmaster’s job than just playing “all of the really tough solos.” In our second look at the Concertmaster’s position, ProMusica Music Director David Danzmayr begins to describe in more detail the role played by the person sitting at the front of the violin section.
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.
Being a composer, performer, or conductor oftentimes means you do one thing exclusively. The amount of time it takes to prepare to conduct, plan concerts, etc., seems to leave little time for practice.
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.
During my ongoing conversation with new ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr and Executive Director Janet Chen, we began looking at the future of Classical music, both in our country and elsewhere. The conversation, as you might expect, turned to children and music education.
Recent seasons have presented examples of concerts, such as percussionist Colin Currie and recorder soloist Michala Petri, which represent the ongoing mission of ProMusica…to perform the best that Classical music has to offer, while seeking out new works and new ideas to keep the concert experience fresh and interesting.
During my ongoing conversation with new ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr and Executive Director Janet Chen, the discussion turned to programming ideas for upcoming seasons.
If you were in high school in the late 60s and early 70s, you are most likely familiar with Jon Lord. Actually, you may not recognize that name, but DO recognize the group he co-founded…Deep Purple.