...to our largest audience yet. Thanks to all of you who came to support all of us!
The music was great and I am very pleased and proud of all we've accomplished this Winter. Please click the program cover to the left to see the entire program. I'll have the recordings and photos posted soon--as soon as I get a chance to edit & prepare them.
This week I have lots of concerts/gigs so I'll be pretty busy up through Christmas. Please take a look at my calendar on the front page if you're interested in coming to any of my concerts.
Meanwhile, I'll leave you with a quote that I read to the audience Saturday afternoon. This is from John Philip Sousa, back in 1909:
"These talking machines are going to ruin the artistic development of music in this country. When I was a boy...in front of every house in the summer evenings, you would find young people together singing the songs of the day or old songs. Today you hear these infernal machines going night and day. We will not have a vocal cord left. The vocal cord will be eliminated by a process of evolution, as was the tail of man when he came from the ape."
Luckily the vocal cord hasn't been eliminated yet. However, he shared my current opinion on the emphasis of recorded music over live music. There's nothing quite like a live performance, and there are plenty of them around if one takes the time to look.
Another quote and then I'm done: "The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best." - Henry Van Dyke (18
It's the time of year where friends and students gather and make some music! Come and see what we've been working on. Several of my students will be performing as well as some of the groups with which I work: The Tempe Guitar Trio, The Mesa Woodwind Quartet. I even have a special piece I've composed for my son -- a surprise! :)
We'd love it if you could join us: Saturday, December 15th at 2PM - St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Mesa
Musician & educator