I gave my now remote college classes a short writing assignment. It was all about what music they are listening to in this time of stress. I decided I would post a contribute too, and so I wrote this: It’s been about a little over a week since the college closed and moved to remote
The Washington Post recently wrote an editorial saying the Summer is over-rated. It’s possible that’s true. What is summer really? – A time when it’s really hot!! For many of us, summer is when we envision getting a lot done. We make lists and once made, they are hard to escape. The “list” is that
Spring is popping up all over… or in our case, 8SW is popping up, which is definitely better then pooping out. Over the last season and a bit, we have had two Pop Up concerts, and we’re doing it again to celebrate the end of our 2018-19 season. The Pop Up concerts happen in a
It’s a tough time to be a classical musician. Of course, it always has been. When I started conservatory, everyone was upset that the opportunities for American string players to work in Europe were drying up. And then there were funding cuts! Many were worried (rightfully so) about cuts to the NEA. Five years later,
Today is release day for Doug Anderson’s new album, Douglas Anderson: Chamber Symphonies 2,3,4. Doug’s already garnering great reviews. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can read it here. We recorded Doug’s Chamber Symphony 3 nearly a decade ago in 2006. We actually recorded in the instrument closet in the old building at the Borough of Manhattan
This has been a very busy Fall. We finally unleashed Albert’s Window on the world, had our Tenri concert, as well as our first appearance on the Arts on the Corner series in Brooklyn. Additionally, we finished recording music for an upcoming CD of compositions by Scott Brickman and are neck deep in edits for that.