Ep. 277 – how to organize a concert program

In this episode I talk about the general structure of my typical concert programs and how I think about putting all the moving pieces together!

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Ep. 275 – How I prepare a concert program

I’m getting ready to tour Australia and New Zealand – here’s a look at how I practice and prepare my concert program!

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Ep. 255 – 4 reasons I talk between pieces while performing

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Should you talk between pieces as a classical musician? I do, and here are four reasons why.

What about you? Do you like it when performers talk a little bit between pieces or do you prefer they go straight to the next piece. Do YOU talk between pieces when performing?

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Ep. 246 – Memorizing music – from frowned upon to required! A history of memorization in classical music.

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I played a concerto this summer and used sheet music rather than playing it from memory. In this Harp Tuesday episode I talk about why. I also look at the history of memorization in classical music and how it went from something that generally wasn’t done to being the norm in many cases.

I based a lot of this video on this article by Jennifer Mishra – well worth reading!

I enjoyed this NY Time article: https://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/01/arts/music/memorizations-loosening-hold-on-concert-tradition.html

And on the flip side, an excellent article about an orchestra performing from memory: https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/magazine/features/dance-music-time/

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