Atlanta Skyline

The Arts in Atlanta – A Northern City in the South

The arts in Atlanta is one of the true perks of living in this city.  Most southern cities suffer from a lack of venues, opportunities, and good music and art.  Atlanta is more like a northern city to me, and today, I’m going to explore that a bit. What Makes…

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Georgia Symphony - Beethoven's 9th

The Georgia Symphony Orchestra

**Update 6/7/2016 – We have a winner!** Today I’m going to talk about the Georgia Symphony Orchestra or the GSO.  I’ve played in this group for the last year and for a volunteer ensemble (with several professionals scattered about), we play at a very high level.  I dare say this…

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Podcasting and Tips from a Newbie

Greetings all.  The topic of my blog here is normally performance-based, meaning I talk a lot about where and how I perform as well as some instructional posts for students and those learning how to play an instrument.  Unfortunately, it is now summer in Georgia so many of the performing…

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The Christian Comminuty Orchestra

The Christian Community Orchestra

Tonight, I’ll be performing with the Christian Community Orchestra in Douglasville, GA.  This is a really great group of people led by Jan Booth.  Ms. Booth founded this orchestra over 20 years ago and it continues to grow today. The orchestra attracts beginners and pros alike and in addition to…

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Herr Ludwig van Beethoven

Beethoven’s 9th – The Greatest of the Symphonies

Last weekend, I was fortunate enough to perform Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Georgia Symphony Orchestra.  I consider the 9th to be the Muhammad Ali of symphonies – The Greatest.  There is no other symphony that compares to the raw power and exceptional beauty that Beethoven provides in his 9th.…

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