Symphony

  • Spotlight: Dolce Suono Ensemble

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      September 18, 2018
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    Those of you who have been following my blog for any length of time know that one of my absolute favorite performers these days is Mimi Stillman–and it certainly helps that she is so unbelievably kind and gracious. We were lucky enough to host her at the shop back in 2014, and she blew everyone away with her effortless poise and tec […]

  • Cadenzas

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      July 19, 2016
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    If you are an at all experienced flute player, you have probably played a few cadenzas in your life. Johann Quantz defines a “cadenza” as “that extempore embellishment created, according to the fancy and pleasure of the performer, by a concertante part at the close of a piece on the penultimate note of the bass, that is, […]

  • 1949 Philadelphia Orchestra

    Posted by
    Julia
    Date
      April 15, 2010
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    This video from 1949 shows Eugene Ormandy conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra.  The flutist playing is William Kincaid, who was my teacher’s teacher. 
    Video here
    As I was watching the video, it struck me that Ormandy addressed the orchestra, saying “Gentlemen.”  In 1949, there were no women in this orchestra.  In f […]