The Summerglen Files

Music, Creativity, and Everyday Life at Summerglen Music in Raleigh, NC

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Bravo to the Governor Morehead School Musicians!

May 17th, 2008 · No Comments

On Thursday evening, Andrew and I took a trip to The Governor Morehead School to check out their year-end band and chorus concert. We first visited the school, which serves students with visual impairments, about a month ago when we led a workshop with their kindergarteners and first graders. The kids we met were so [...]

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Best Seat in the House

May 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

This evening I played 3rd trombone in Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah with the Northeast Piedmont Chorale. The work itself is beautiful, and it’s easy to hear the influences of Bach and Handel (a couple of Mendelssohn’s favorites), as well as shades of the Romantic era when the piece was composed. Mendelssohn gave us low brass players [...]

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Tags: a day in the life · Live Music · Trombones

Many, Many Shows

April 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Whew! Last week was really packed–a show or rehearsal (or 2!) every day, a fair amount of travelling, and an ailing car. It will be nice to return to a more relaxed routine this week, and maybe get a little more sleep! For several days last week, I played in an orchestra accompanying the Mt. [...]

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Tags: a day in the life · Live Music