Monthly Archives: May 2012

Pittsburgh Concertmaster wows crowd at Pirates game

A virtuosic violin display, including the national anthem, at the Pittsburgh Pirates game by Pittsburgh leader Noah Bendix-Balgley on Memorial Day.

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Thoughts on Practice! – Boston Symphony Brass Section

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Fantastic news for Liverpool!

LIVERPOOL begins an exciting new chapter in its maritime history next week, as the first ever turnaround cruise sets sail from the city. Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ Ocean Countess arrives at Liverpool’s cruise liner terminal, from Holyhead, at 7am on … Continue reading

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Tension mounts over the Euro!

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Sick Trumpeter joke…

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Thoughts on Trumpet practice…

“Don’t practice to feel tired, play to sound great!” (Kristian Steenstrup)

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Australian National University sees sense!

Australia National University backs down on plan to sack all music teachers by Norman Lebrecht Denounced in Parliament, demonstrated against by students and derided across the music world, the ANU has withdrawn its plans to get rid of 32 music … Continue reading

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Norman Lebrecht reveals more Arts Council of England intrigue!

Arts Council ‘to cut 150 jobs’ – but they are still recruiting May 14, 2012 By Norman Lebrecht Leave a Comment There have been some targeted leaks over the past few days that Arts Council England will be slimmed down by 150 posts – and … Continue reading

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Scandalous!

This week the winner of pseudo talent contest, Britain’s got talent, walked away with a cheque for £500,000. The prize that this performing dog ‘picked up,’ dwarfs the cheque for £2,000 the winner of the BBC Young Musician of the … Continue reading

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Nazi Sniper tamed by Trumpet!

The Power of Music This old WW2 veteran has a fascinating story to tell…

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