Tagged With: Samantha Orr
#Selfie 12: My face belongs to you
As a musician I know this – that I am most effective as a performer when I get my Self out of the way, and simply allow the music to flow through me and out. People who are listening are then much more able to hear and recognize themselves in what’s being played, and can […]
Ravel and the Moon
Although I can’t see it through the opaque winter sky I can feel it: the moon is full. With the able help of cellists Carol Mulder and Sibylle Ruppert my excellent mom and I performed David Popper’s Requiem for three celli and piano for our Industrial Ancestors yesterday evening. Folk came out to witness as […]
Ahhh. I’m coming back to earth after these weeks of rehearse practise teach perform travel teach record rehearse. It’s barely seven in the morning, and there’s enough daylight outside to watch the fine fine fall of snow. I find it comforting. It’s as if each snowflake is a simple thought that has been sifted into […]
I LOVE our Youth Orchestra.
I’ve seen it time and again, but it never fails to restore my faith in humanity: if you gather smart, hardworking teens together under a conductor every week with their chosen instruments and good music to play, magical things happen. Add 40 degree heat inside the church, a six-week hiatus from playing and a good […]