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A Simple Christmas Album

Track Listing: O Tannenbaum The Holly And The Ivy What Child Is This I Saw Three Ships The First Noel God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Auld Lang Syne When I was first studying piano, my teacher (who happened to be our next door neighbor, Aunt Marion)…

December 22, 2015

The Producers Orchestra Mixtape Vol. 1

Musicians love sharing music, so I polled our incredible orchestra members and asked them to list three albums they are listening to this week. Here are the results. Happy listening! Andrew Bezik, trumpet Wake Up! / John Legend & The Roots Leaves / Sidewalk Chalk Choose…

October 31, 2015

Band Recommendations, Vol. 1

I combed the minds of our illustrious bandmates this week and had them send along three (3) albums they enjoy or have been listening to. The late great Dean Drummond taught me to always be listening to new music. “The more you are exposed…

February 24, 2015

You Have to Mean It

Conducting is one of those practices you cannot hide behind. You are, in essence, a dancer, musician, and director. The tension you hold in your shoulders will come out in the music. If you lose your way for an instant, everyone feels it. You…

October 29, 2014
Music TGL

TGL: #3 Timo Andres – Home Stretch

This album. Gosh I love this album. I’ll take a bet you’ve never heard Mozart like this before. On first listening, it reminded me of a Peter Schickele romp through a classical piece. Timo Andres reimagined the left hand in the piano part (which…

September 28, 2013