Nov 2013

Concert schedule - December 2013

December 7, 3:00 (Tacoma): Tacoma City Ballet presents the Nutcracker.
December 8, 2:00 (Tacoma): Tacoma Symphony Orchestra presents Sounds of the Season.
December 10, 7:30 (Bellevue): Brass Band Northwest presents ’Tis the Season.
December 13, 12:00 (Seattle): Pacific Northwest Ballet performs the Nutcracker.
December 14 & 15, 3:00 (Tacoma): Tacoma City Ballet presents the Nutcracker.
December 17, 7:00 (North Bend): Brass Band Northwest performs ’Tis the Season with the young musicians of the North Bend Elementary School.
December 20, 7:30 (Tacoma): Tacoma Symphony presents Messiah.
December 21 & 22, 3:00 (Tacoma): Tacoma City Ballet presents the Nutcracker.
December 22, 10:00 (Seattle): service music at View Ridge Community Church.
December 24, 2:00 (Seattle): PNB presents Nutcracker.
December 24, 5:00 (Seattle): service music for View Ridge Community Church.
December 26, 7:00 (Seattle): PNB presents Nutcracker

Ode for Trumpet comparison

Recently I have been pulling up some Youtube videos in lessons and thought I would share these with all of my trumpet friends.

The Ode for Trumpet by Alfred Reed is presented in the two videos below. Both are strong performances, and it is interesting to note the differences. Listen to the first 30 seconds of each. In the first performance the trumpeter shapes the line very nicely, though he breaks up the line into small pieces rather than stringing them together to create a larger arc. The second performance shapes but also connects the ideas into a larger whole. 

Let me know what you think.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AEz2NEmASM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYxLNVb8QLA