Ruth and I went back to the shop last week with Judy, a friend who was looking for a new violin. We were pretty sure that Geoff would have something special for her, and we were right. We made our choice very easily and then asked to try a few bows.
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We were all in agreement about the bow that was best. Geoff asked us if we would like to look at an instrument made in Charleston the town where Ruth, Judy, and I live. Ruth wondered if it might have been a violin made by her late brother-in-law Garry Harrison , but it turned out to be a violin made in by my old friend the second person I met when I moved to Charleston--his wife Barbara was the first Burton Hardin. I actually recognized the instrument which he gave me to try once I began my switch from flute to violin.
I even seem to remember when Burton was making the instrument. When Ruth and I asked about buying rosin, he threw two nice cakes in for free. You can hear one of Geoff's instruments here and see his shop in the background :. Happy Thanksgiving to all. Labels: Composing , Viola , YouTube links.
They put a short "collage" from the concert on YouTube, and I'm sharing it here. Lola La Lola Under the orange tree she washes cotton underthings.
Her eyes green and her voice violet. Ah love, under the blossoming orange tree! The water in the ditch filling up with sun, in the olive grove a sparrow singing.
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Posted by Elaine Fine at PM 1 comment:. Labels: Composing , Flute , YouTube links. George Hunter's daughter George is 4 sent me two photos from Paul Hindemith's composition class at Yale. It would be great if we could use them to help identify the rest of the people in this photo: You can see the original post from with a larger numbered photo and lots of comments here.
Labels: Great musicians of the past. Friday, November 09, Autumnal Ramble with Luther. I haven't had any original musical ideas lately. Spring and Summer were productive for me, so I'm not terribly bothered by it. New Horizons is a great way to learn because it is stress-free and full of adults who have the same questions and inhibitions as you do.
The adults in the class quickly become friends as they learn to make music together. This class is for high school students through adults, ages ! When my kids grew up and left the nest, I realized how much I missed making music with others. I read an article in the paper about all the opportunities available at the Soo Theatre and decided to try learning the cello. It was the best decision I ever made. Four years later I play in the New Horizons Advanced Orchestra, Cantus Celli and adult cello choir , and continue to take private lessons. Just this fall, I was invited to play with the Sault Symphony Orchestra.
A dream come true!
I am so thankful for the Soo Theatre. Playing the cello feeds my soul in a way I never expected. It has been life-changing.
I strongly encourage anyone who loves making music to contact the Soo Theatre and get started. The new class starts Thursday, September 21 and goes from pm at the Soo Theatre. Produced by Trevor Horn , it was set for release on 25 May Lyon plays violin.
She is the great-great-granddaughter of the Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind , went to Wells Cathedral School and graduated from the Royal College of Music before joining the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra where she was the youngest member.
Watson enjoys performing internationally as a member of electric string quartet, Escala, which she became a member of in January An experienced performer, Honor has also worked with many artists. As a recording artist, Honor's work has included: recording for both BBC Radio 1 and 3; recording the soundtrack for J. Honor also recorded the soundtrack and appeared as an on-screen violinist for both episodes of the two-part Bafta Award winning Channel 4 drama Britz. Beneditti plays the viola. She started learning the viola at the age of eight.
She played in the RaVen Quartet from to She has a younger sister named Nicola who is a violinist. Abel played the viola.
She was born in London and started to learn the violin when she was seven. After violin lessons at school, she studied at the Trinity College of Music in Greenwich for five years, where at the age of 13 years she won the " Henry Wood Prize for most promising string player".
She then joined her music teacher at the Royal Academy of Music on Marylebone Road in London, where she won a scholarship. Before joining Escala, she was a member of Wild with Izzy Judd in She has also performed with Aled Jones and the boy band Blue. Judd plays violin and comes from a family of professional musicians.
Her parents run a music school in Hertfordshire  and her three older brothers Rupert, Magnus and Guy were all musicians. She started playing the violin at the age of five and appeared in the musical Annie in a school production, playing the title role. She also played Fiddler in the musical Fiddler on the Roof. She then gained a full scholarship to the Royal College of Music where she studied with Howard Davis.
She also spent two summers studying at prestigious music schools in the United States. In she was a guest soloist with Michael Ball. In , she played in the strings section backing band McFly and the following year began dating McFly drummer Harry Judd. They eventually married on 21 December On 27 December , Escala announced on their homepage, that Judd had parted ways with the quartet, stating that she felt she could not commit to a relatively busy year. They held auditions for a new violinist in January.
Since leaving Escala, Judd has been involved in charity work, mainly through the Eyes Alight Appeal , which she and her family set up to raise funds for the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust. Her eldest brother Rupert suffered a serious brain injury in and his long rehabilitation process inspired them to set up the appeal to raise funds for long-term rehab programmes catering to brain injury patients such as Rupert.
Judd has two children with husband Harry, a girl born named Lola Rose, and a boy born in , Kit Harry Francis. Hodges played the cello. Born in London, she is half- Croatian and spent her early life living in Croatia and Belgium. She then spent four years at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she won a prize to perform with the London Symphony Orchestra for three months. She has also recorded with the Arctic Monkeys and The Streets.