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  1. Lot 48 - AN EXPERIMENTAL VIOLA, LATE 19th CENTURY, Labeled, "27 Boulevard Bonne-Nouvelle Entrée... Baghe 18. Fabrication Violons, Altos, Basses & Archets Stien Vuillaume A Paris.", Sold in its original case.Back: in good condition.Ribs: in good condition.Top: soundpost crack.Head: in good condition.Varnish: light wear and retouch.
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  3. http://www.davidbrombergfineviolins.com/
  4. 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 concert.Best Regards,Kevin Violist LansdowneSymphony@gmail.comhttp://www.lansdowneso.org/https://soundcloud.com/lansdownesymphony UDPAC Box Office http://www.reubenblundell.com/
  5. Looks like I wasn't the only one who thought the Bazin viola bow was worthy.
  6. 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.
  7. Popped over today to play the violas. The Alberti was a really nice surprise (didn't sound small). The Vuillaume did not disappoint.
  8. 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
  9. 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 winner, Amanda Liu. The fast moving last :36 seconds of the movement perfectly captured the time lapse motion, and we timed the last chord with the “lights out” for maximum effect.
  10. http://www.violinist.com/blog/laurie/20151/16492/
  11. 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....
  12. http://www.thestrad.com/cpt-latests/stolen-viola-found-smashed-vacant-lot/
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  14. Sad to report that the viola was found smashed to bits in a lot not far from her home.
  15. Hi Kate - Thanks for advice - I posted your question back on fb to see if I can get details on the bow/s. Kevin
  16. 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 Cesar Pons, Paris, ca 1790, bearing a facsimile label: “Giovanni Grancino, Milan, 1696” Measurements: Body length: 40.4 cm Upper bout width: 19.2 cm Center bout width: 13.4 cm Lower bout width: 23.4 cm The peg box is distinctive in that the original holes were filled and new holes were drilled. John Safian of NJ did major repairs (gluing seams and cracks) last year, and his name is on the bridge. The bow is German and the stick was repaired up near the tip. The instrument was stolen Nov 30, 2014, between 6 and 8 PM; its empty case was found abandoned a couple of blocks away the next morning."
  17. Thank you - I'm speading the word!
  18. Latest. *sigh* http://www.theviolinchannel.com/air-canada-no-violas-transportation-policy-violin/
  19. 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
  20. Wonderful work - thank you so much for sharing!
  21. I have used musescore a few times and might be worth a try.
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