Hello out there. It’s a week after the NEXUS performance at PASIC, and the sun still shines, though not as much in Rochester as in Austin. Eric Ewazen’s new piece, “The Eternal Dance of Life,” was a great success, and NEXUS is looking forward to revisiting it many times in the future. A few days… Read more »
Just a quick post to let our Presenters know about marketing materials that are available. We have flyers that we can send to you for your own overprinting. We have complete HARDCOPY press and promotional packages that we can snail-mail to you for committee meetings or newspaper and magazine writers. These come with full reviews,… Read more »
Photos from Dress Rehearsal for the PASIC Concert – November 6, 2008 Percussive Arts Society International Convention – Austin, Texas Southern Methodist University Meadows Wind Ensemble, Jack Delaney conducting Featuring Eric Ewazen’s “Eternal Dance of Life”
I’ve just been reading the Orchestras Canada weekly newsletter. It’s called Soundbytes, and it comes into my email box every Friday. This week they announced our new website, but that was just one of several “newsbytes” from across the country. “Soundbytes” is a great resource. As well as the latest news, it provides useable and… Read more »
Premiere performance of Eric Ewazen’s “Eternal Dance of Life” – November 4, 2008 Southern Methodist University – Dallas, Texas Meadows Wind Ensemble, Jack Delaney conducting
November 4, 2008 – Photos from the premiere of “The Eternal Dance of Life” by Eric Ewazen. Written for NEXUS and the Southern Methodist University Wind Ensemble, Jack Delaney conductor.
I’ve been thinking about NEXUS and their film programmes and film scores. NEXUS has two fascinating programmes of Silent Film Accompaniments: the fun “Teddy At The Throttle“, Mack Sennett’s great silent comedy starring Keystone Teddy the dog, who saves the girl tied to the railway tracks. (This summer NEXUS performed “Teddy” in the Ottawa Chamber… Read more »
Photos from the final dress rehearsal for the premiere of Eric Ewazen’s concerto for Percussion and Wind Ensmeble The Eternal Dance of Life“
Concerto for Percussion and Wind Ensemble by Eric Ewazen World Premiere: November 4, 2008
NEXUS rehearsal with conductor Jack Delaney and the Southern Methodist University Meadows School Wind Ensemble for the premiere of Eric Ewazen’s Concerto for Percussion and Wind Ensemble – The Eternal Dance of Life.
A lecture/demonstration on approaches and techniques applied to performance on standard orchestral small percussion instruments: cymbals triangle tambourine wood block tam tam/gong Included in the presentation are taped examples from the standard symphonic repertoire with simultaneous live performance. Time: 90 minutes Requirements: audio-cassette tape recorder (+ amp & speakers), 3 gooseneck cymbal stands), 6 music… Read more »
A lecture/demonstration aimed at musicians who are already performing on acoustic instruments and who want to have a closer look at the possibilities for musical expression offered by the MIDI revolution. Topics may include: COMPUTER INSTRUMENT ENVIRONMENTS – Personal Computers, Dedicated Components, What Electronic MIDI Instruments Can Do, Limitations of Electronic MIDI Instruments HELPFUL CONCEPTS… Read more »
An interactive discussion on various aspects of the music business of interest to those who want to pursue careers in music. Topics may include: advocacy for music – developing communication skills artist/management contracts auditions for symphony orchestras career planning copyrights ensembles – forming and operating them membership in unions music publishing and contracts
NEXUS begins the week of rehearsals and concerts of the new Eric Ewazen concerto in Dallas at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. On Sunday night, November 2nd, things got under way with a wonderful meal hosted by Meadows Wind Ensemble conductor Jack Delaney. Here are some of us returning from that wonderful dinner!
NEXUS is on their way to the Percussive Arts Society International Convention this week in Austin, Texas. It’s an exciting time! NEXUS will be performing the world premiere of “The Eternal Dance of Life” by acclaimed composer Eric Ewazen. The new piece was written specifically for NEXUS with wind ensemble. For the premiere, the Meadows… Read more »