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  1. Leonidas Kavakos Kim Kashkashian Peter Schidlof
  2. http://www.davidbrombergfineviolins.com/
  3. Who:Lansdowne Symphony OrchestraReuben Blundell, Music Director When: Sunday, February 12, 2017, 3:00 p.m. Where: Upper Darby Performing Arts Center601 N Lansdowne AveDrexel Hill, PA 19026How much: Adults: $20; Seniors: $18; Students: $5Program:Debussy, Prelude to the Afternoon of a FaunMacDowell, At the Old Trysting Place Strauss, Four Last Songs, ft. Lisa Willson DenofoCadman, Thunderbird SuiteDvorak, Scherzo CapricciosoSaint-Saëns, Bacchanale from Samson & DelilahI am grateful to my fellow Maestroneters for helping me get the word out about our next
  4. Looks like I wasn't the only one who thought the Bazin viola bow was worthy.
  5. Of the four viola bows, I liked the Tubbs the least. I liked the Bazin and ended up spending most of my time with it.
  6. Popped over today to play the violas. The Alberti was a really nice surprise (didn't sound small). The Vuillaume did not disappoint.
  7. I am open to suggestions for additional uses of the Gopro -- strapping one on the conductor; clamping one on a trombone, round-robin through the sections, etc. What would you find most compelling? Thanks. Kevin
  8. Taking advantage of a willing music director, a 15 year old with a Gopro, a great score, and a healthy obsession with all things time lapse, I created what I think is a unique promotional teaser for a local community orchestra. The goal was to create something that was compelling to a broad audience of social media savvy viewers and interesting to watch and listen to even if you've never been to a orchestra concert! The soundtrack is a recording of the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra performing the first movement of Prokofiev's Piano Concerto #3, op.26, with student soloist competition winn
  9. http://www.violinist.com/blog/laurie/20151/16492/
  10. Based on some comments here, I've asked Nancy to get in touch with me to see if the wooden bits and pieces that represent her musical passion can indeed be put back together -- I will be cautious not to get her hopes up....
  11. http://www.thestrad.com/cpt-latests/stolen-viola-found-smashed-vacant-lot/
  12. Sad to report that the viola was found smashed to bits in a lot not far from her home.
  13. Hi Kate - Thanks for advice - I posted your question back on fb to see if I can get details on the bow/s. Kevin
  14. Passing info along from a fellow violist, Melissa Dunphy, in Philly. If not posted in the right place, please let me know and I will try to fix. "My friend Nancy, a community member of the Penn orchestra, had her house broken into and along with three laptops HER VIOLA WAS STOLEN. I am utterly incensed on her behalf. I'm waiting on a better picture from her so I can post it on every social network I know, because surely if the internet can do anything, it can get this woman's viola back. In the meantime, here are some details from Nancy: A viola of French origin, possibly made by Cesa
  15. Thank you - I'm speading the word!
  16. Latest. *sigh* http://www.theviolinchannel.com/air-canada-no-violas-transportation-policy-violin/
  17. If Tarisio were my client facing these problems, I would advise them to: 1. extend the auction - fix the problems. 2. cancel it - fix the problems. Number two would be dependent on how confident they were they could fix the problems quickly. Kevin Lawrence
  18. Wonderful work - thank you so much for sharing!
  19. I have used musescore a few times and might be worth a try.
  20. "Q: What do you call the world’s most valuable musical instrument if nobody wants it? A: A viola." - Vernon Silver, Bloomberg smh
  21. Carrot carrot coconut. Just heard that one for the first time this Sunday!
  22. The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society shared this today: "Hope that Nick and Zach get to Arkansas okay WITH their instruments. Good luck guys."