DSO – Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert

A Note from the Composer: In creating the character Indiana Jones, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg introduced an enduring and much loved figure into the pantheon of fictional movie heroes.  Raiders of the Lost Ark was illuminated by the superb comedy-action performance of Harrison Ford and enlivened by the spirited direction of Steven Spielberg. Speaking … Continue reading DSO – Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert

DSO – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Beethoven’s 6th

I have been looking forward to this concert.  Vivaldi's The Four Seasons for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 8, Nos. 1-4, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, "Pastoral"... two of my all time favorite pieces of classical music. I've never heard Vivaldi performed live before.  I can still remember the first time … Continue reading DSO – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Beethoven’s 6th

DSO – Shostakovich and Beethoven

Another outstanding performance Friday night from the DSO.  Where there's Beethoven, how could it be anything other than great, am I right?  I'm only now getting to blog about it because of Scarborough on Saturday (I'll get to that blog post next). Here's the program: Gustavo Gimeno conducts James Ehnes violin BEETHOVEN - Egmont Overture KERNIS … Continue reading DSO – Shostakovich and Beethoven