Saturday, August 31, 2013

Houghton Horns. Keller, TX August 2013 - one of my favorite places - just returned

back home with a new Rauch G lead  pipe for my Rauch Horn
installation by Houghton Horns

Played some quartets with friends this morning. Beginning to settle in with this newer, larger pipe. Practicing tonight as well between plays - the LSU/TCU game. I love the upper end of the pipe. So easy to play with a much, rounder, clearer sound in the higher register.. Thought I would have to work harder.

Dennis and my Rauch in good company in the Houghton Shop
the other pipe

Dennis blow torching the pipe melting the solid pitch into a pot after bending it into the appropriate Rauch curve
Dennis measuring the two pipes for the best fit

THE PIPE -  A Rauch G awaiting its new life

two previous photos taken at Houghton 

Monday, August 26, 2013

The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra opens its season September 21, 2013 in Lafayette with Smetana, Beethoven and Rachmaninov

  Graphics from the Acadiana Symphony webpage

Starting With A Winner

Masterworks Concert No. 1

21-Sept-2013 at 6:00 PM

Heymann Performing Arts Center
Tribute to Bruce and Madelyn Trible

Smetana’s symphonic masterpiece, Má vlast: Vltava, pays tribute to one of the most beautiful of all European rivers that flows through the Czech Republic. Exquisite photographic images of this majestic river will be projected and choreographed by Westwater Arts Photo choreography to the performance of the Acadiana Symphony. New Orleans International Piano Competition winner, Viktor Valkov, will perform the romantic Rhapsody by Rachmaninov. You will also hear works by Sibelius and Tchaikovsky. Click here to get your series tickets today.

Across the Ocean

Hubbell Chamber Series No.1

6-Oct-2013 at 3:00 pm

Acadiana Center for the Arts
Guest Artist: Bridget Kibbey, harp, and ASO chamber players

From the traditional and most elegant French sounds to Celtic tunes and South American dances, Bridget Kibbey will bring you a harp concert as you have never heard before! 

Get your series tickets here!

 Legacy of the Atchafalaya

Masterwork No. 2

19-Oct-2013 at 6:00 pm

Heymann Performing Arts Center
Guest Artist:
The Harlem Quartet, 2013 GRAMMY Winner
Tribute to Bob and Judy Dunn

Don’t miss the world premiere of a specially commissioned work sponsored by the ASO and Evangeline Area Council of Boy Scouts, an homage by composer Glenn McClure to the beauty and the people of the Atchafalaya Basin! The 2013 Grammy-winning Harlem Quartet will lend a touch of jazz to beloved American classics. Beethoven’s bold and glorious masterpiece rounds out the program. Click here to buy series tickets!

Call 337-232-4277 ext .1 or download 


Thursday, August 15, 2013

First Baptist Church Minden with choir and orchestra presents "God With Us" @ 6:00 pm Sunday August 18, 2013

Join us in a celebration this Sunday August 18, 2013  in the FBC Minden sanctuary - 6:00 pm performance

graphic courtesy of FBC Minden webpage

Alicia Dubose            photo by sjwr
Kent      photo by sjwr
Todd Dubose       photo by sjwr
Helen        photo by sjwr
Patsy         photo by sjwr
Brian and Mike        photo by sjwr

Ted             photo by sjwr
Doug      photo by sjwr

Choir rehearsing with Todd Dobose

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Longview Symphony charts a new path for the 2013-2014 season -

Courtesy of The Longview Symphony webpage

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2013/2014 Concert Season

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October 12, 2013  |  Classic Movies and Spooky Tunes, with
Guest Conductor Dr. James Snowden

December 19, 2013 | Christmas at Home, with Guest Conductor Mark Crim
Special Guest, Neal McCoy

March 22, 2014  | Soaring through the Classics
with Blast of Brass

June 7, 2014  |  Russian Romantics, with Conductor Emeritus Tonu Kalam

All concerts at the S.E. Belcher Jr. Chapel and Performance Center


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