For some reason, however, people seem surprised when they hear that classical musicians don’t spend their down time listening to classical music.
Spend a relaxed evening enjoying great music on the grounds of the Franklin Park Conservatory with three different concerts over the course of four days this weekend.
There is something about Mozart which seems to cross the boundaries of country, age, and era.
What a wonderful job to have! Stage lights, a live audience, and spending your life making music for others.
I have found that the more I know about and listen to composers such as Bach, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Stravinsky, the more I appreciate well-crafted and well-performed music of other types.
The “glamorous” life of a musician is not always that glamorous.
In this final part of our concertmaster conversation, David Danzmayr mentions that he sometimes steps back and leaves the orchestra to play segments of pieces alone, because thereare times that the conductor can just “get in the way.”
There is more to the Concertmasterâ€™s job than just playing â€œall of the really tough solos.â€ In our second look at the Concertmasterâ€™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.
A question that comes up from time to time at concerts is, â€œCouldnâ€™t they amplify the (insert any instrument here) so we could hear it better over the orchestra?â€ In the latest edition of the podcast we talk about this subject.