Sunday, December 28, 2014

Haydn Sonata in C major

     It is the end of 2014, so why not listen to one of the masters and be inspired? I decided to listen to the great pianist, Sviatoslav Richter, for inspiration in my piano practicing today. Always listen to great artists to be motivated. For some reason, there are students and even older musicians who neglect listening to great recordings. As a result, they struggle to expand their musical horizons and limit their opportunities to grow their understanding of music. Do not fall into this trap, keep expanding your understanding of music by listening to great performances.

Here is Richter play the Sonata in C Major Hob XVI n. 35 (I), which Suzuki students will study in book 5. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

2014 Louisville Philharmonia Christmas Concert!

     Ready for Christmas! Here is a great way to have fun with the family, enjoy some music, inspire your children in their musicCome join us Friday, December 5th at 730 p.m. & Saturday, December 6th at Beargrass Christian Church. It is located at 4100 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, KY  40207. And yes, it's free!
We will be featuring guest conductor Jason Hart Raff and, some of my friends, The Misty Mountain String Band. So come enjoy some of your musical holiday favorites!

Some of the selections includes:

Music from the movie Frozen, The Night Before Christmas (narrated by Helen Starr Jones),  Sleigh Ride, Overture on French Carols, Evening Prayer and Dream Pantomime from Hansel and Gretel, Rejoice from Messiah (featuring soprano Darlene Welch), O Holy Night, The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, O Little Town of Bethlehem, and The Bells of Paradise