Monthly Archives: October 2013

Happy Halloween!

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Practice Makes Perfect!

This page has been edited for bad language! This has been a tough week! A high profile solo gig in Birmingham, cornet in Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet etc several times, Ensemble 10.10 gigs (hard stuff, too!), Shostakovich/Berio/Britten programme, teaching and … Continue reading

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Malcolm Gladwell At ‘The Phil’…

We don’t just have classical music concerts at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. We have jazz, rock, art, food, folk, speech… in fact something for everyone. Tonight was turn of Canadian author Malcolm Gladwell, promoting his latest book ‘David And Goliath’. Malcolm … Continue reading

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‘Happy Birthday’ For French Horn Players!

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How Music Could Make You A Rocket Scientist…

Oct. 27, 2013 COLUMN By LEE DYE via WORLD NEWS Studies link early exposure to the arts to later success in science. Getty Images There is a very strong correlation between childhood engagement in the creative arts and measurable success later … Continue reading

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“DELIBERATE PRACTICE” IS THE ONLY WAY TO KEEP GETTING BETTER…

LEADERSHIP NOW WHY “DELIBERATE PRACTICE” IS THE ONLY WAY TO KEEP GETTING BETTER FOR ATHLETES, AUTHORS, CHESS MASTERS, AND MUSICIANS, DELIBERATE PRACTICE IS THE PATH TO WORLD-CLASS EXPERTISE. HERE’S HOW TO FIND YOUR OWN SUCH PATH. BY DRAKE BAER     … Continue reading

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Singing to children can improve health, ease pain and help wellbeing…

How Hush a Bye Baby is the best medicine: Lullabies lower heart rates and ease pain in children Songs such as Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Hush a Bye Baby and other well-loved songs helped patients in Great Ormond Street Hospital … Continue reading

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Oh Dear! Oh No!

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Oh No! The Orchestra Has Started Playing The Wrong Concerto!!!

This is quite extraordinary. The wonderful Maria João Pires is ready to play a Mozart piano concerto with the Amsterdam Concertgebouw conducted by Riccardo Chailly, only to hear the orchestra begin playing another Mozart concerto – no 20 in D minor, K466, not … Continue reading

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Liverpool – The All New Everyman Theatre!

REVEALED at last. This is the facade for the brand new Everyman Theatre on Hope Street Liverpool. It looks great! I can hardly wait for it to open…

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