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Concert Review 1 for Fly

Since migrating onto my own domain, I have decided to combine all 3 of my blogs into a single one split up by categories. The vast majority of my posts are still personal topics, but posts that would’ve once gone to my fiction or nonfiction blog are going to show up here, now. Like this […]

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DCI West Championship 2008

Santa Clara Vanguard. Phantom Regiment. Blue Devils. Easily one of the best shows of my life. As important as marching band was to me in high school, I rarely think it it now. These rare flashes, however, come with large bouts of nostalgia. On one of those a few weeks ago, I fired up footage […]

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Tchaik It Up

We were staring at the closed door into the Davies Symphony Hall as the San Francisco Symphony sounded its first note. Very exciting beginning to Tchaikovsky’s 1st Piano Concerto, and I was kind of sad that I had to miss it. But rules are rules. And students are students. The only time to arrive is […]

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Kronos Plays Sun Rings

At Julie’s suggestion, I, along with two of my dormmates, made the harrowing 3 minute bike ride to Memorial Auditorium to watch the Kronos Quartet play Sun Rings. To be honest, I had never heard of—much less heard—the Kronos Quartet before, but looking at their program, it seemed like something cool and new. The program […]

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A Night at the Opera

I’m currently taking an introductory seminar called, “A View from the Podium: The Art of Conducting.” Limited to freshmen, and only about 15-20, it’s a specialized class working with the Stanford Orchestra Director to learn about conducting. Watching tapes of the greats, determining their stylistic and musical differences, and such. As part of that, we […]

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Like a bad CD player…

I think my heart skipped a beat when I found out that the Marine Band has recording you can download off of their site: http://www.marineband.usmc.mil/audio_resources/index.htmApparently I’m a bigger band nerd than I thought.

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Ben Folds, anyone?

http://www.houstontheaterdistrict.org/en/cev/?1835He’s performing with the Houston Symphony. Anyone interested in going?(Real update later this week)