My last gig with the Symphony of The Mountains was a doosie! We were quite busy! Three outdoor Concerts, in three days, in three states! Although it required quite a bit of driving, it was still pretty fun. The concert was long and made more difficult by the fact that each outdoor venue was majorly different. It was worth it none the less. I was able to get some work done for my day job. You remember, slaving away for the man?! But, I was also able to get some time to take a few … [Read more...]
A year or so ago, I was playing a recording session and the engineer hired a Quintet of us to record an extra piece. At the time, he said it was for a singer's new album. This past summer, I was playing a session with the same recording engineer and he gave me and my comrades each a copy of the DVD and then showed us the video. I thought it was pretty cool and have since found it on the "YouTubes". So, check it out and see what you think. You'll have to listen hard for me, I'm the Horn … [Read more...]
Brahms – Bier und Bratwurst
Here's a little incentive for all you Symphony and Beer lovers out there. I'll be there but, that's because I'll be in the Orchestra. But, if I weren't playing, I would definitely make the trip! I mean, what's better than Brahms, Beer and Brats? ... Right, bacon. But these are really pretty good also! :-) For Immediate Release March 4, 2011 Contact: Anna Leaño (423) 392-8426 Symphony of the Mountains to host post-concert “Brahms, Bier and Bratwurst” party at The Bus Pit, in … [Read more...]
Symphony Season Begins!
The Symphony of the Mountains is kicking off their 2010 - 2011 Season on August 28th, 2010 @ 8:00pm. The concert will be held in the Toy F. Reid Employee Center - Eastman - Kingsport, TN. Dress up as your favorite movie character and win a great prize! Here is the current press release for the opening concert... Symphony of the Mountains “A Night at the Movies” August 28, 2010, 8pm Toy F. Reid Employee Center, Eastman, Kingsport Hollywood is coming to Kingsport on Saturday … [Read more...]
Knoxville Wind Symphony Concert
Just a note to all you music lovers in the Knoxville area. The Knoxville Wind Symphony will be holding a concert this Sunday, March 7, at 4:00 at the Historic Tennessee Theatre. Here's the News announcement from the KWS website: Wind Symphony and Youth Wind Ensemble will Blow You Away! Batten Down the Hatches: March will begin with quite a bit of WIND in the Tennessee Theatre. At 4 pm on Sunday, March 7 the Knoxville Wind Symphony and East Tennessee Youth Wind Ensemble will perform … [Read more...]
Zune HD Video!
Hi. As they say on twitter, I'm "the guy" with a Zune. Well, one of them anyway. Microsoft has recently officially announced the release of a new Zune this Fall. The Zune HD! Some of Features of the new Zune include: a Touch Screen with multi-touch navigation. This is a 3.3-inch screen and has a vivid 16:9 OLED display (480x272 resolution) Integrated HD Radio receiver: Tune into all your favorite stations with crystal-clear reception. Access a variety of HD Radio stations at no additional … [Read more...]
Help The KSO!
I just got this note in my e-mail from the KSO fan group on Facebook: from the KSO Executive Director, Rachel Ford: The KSO needs your help. We are mobilizing in an effort to support restoring the KSO’s County Grant funding. In the 2010 budget released yesterday by Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale, the Knoxville Symphony is set to receive only $6,790 in community agency grant funding—down from $43,438 last year. As you may have heard, several other cultural agencies that have received … [Read more...]