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Chatter – Music Cafe – 2023 Spring – CLOSED

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Our new Music Cafe, begun in the spring of 2023, is an online gathering place where our musicians and music lovers can share their interests, accomplishments and experiences.  Have you won a competition? Had a new piece performed?  Did you especially enjoy a recent group Listening session?  Do you have questions for other musicians?

Feel free to share your ideas – we look forward to your musical chatter!

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    5 months ago

    Greetings – Avatar Megan Schmitz and Avatar Simin Chen

    Welcome to the Club!

    Thanks for attending our Musicianship Listening session yesterday. It was a pleasure to meet you and to see new faces. Since I am the Tech Producer, let me know if you have any questions or suggestions about the tech side of things.

    5 months ago

    Hey – Avatar Myles Spencer

    It was nice to see you back in the Listening session yesterday. You and I seemed to agree that it was quite difficult to recognize the sax in a classical orchestra. When I think of saxophone, in my head I can only hear Lester Young!

    Have you had any further thoughts about the saxophone, or about our discussion from yesterday?

    Myles Spencer
    Myles Spencer(@myles-spencer)
    Reply to  Chris
    5 months ago

    Chris,It was nice to be back! Yes it was so difficult to hear the sax in that setting! I play tuba and I’ve been in band since I was in 7th grade, so I’m use to hearing the alto sax in different settings. However, I have to date never heard it sound like that before haha!I have still been thinking about tone colors and musical instrumentation . I love all the instruments… Read more »

    Julie Harris
    Julie Harris(@julie-harris)
    Reply to  Myles Spencer
    5 months ago

    Myles, your reply to Chris was absolutely fascinating. I especially liked your discussion of organ registrations. Are you an organist, in addition to all your other musical skills? I was thrilled to discover that you play tuba. WOW. I don’t want to give away any secrets, but next month’s Listening session is a must for any tuba players – hint, hint. Hope to see you there on Saturday May 13th at 5… Read more »

    Julie Harris
    Julie Harris(@julie-harris)
    5 months ago

    Hello  Annika Joshi So many people are influenced by our music-making, and many times we don’t know anything about it! For example, my composition student  Raphael Mouawad told me a few weeks ago that hearing you play that Chopin Ballade in our first performance contest inspired him to get more involved in studying Chopin. His studies have made a big difference in what he is currently writing. Thanks for your sharing last… Read more »

    Annika Joshi
    Annika Joshi(@annika-joshi)
    Reply to  Julie Harris
    5 months ago

    I’m so happy to hear that Raphael enjoyed it! I love the Ballade as well, and I am incredibly grateful that I had the opportunity to share it with everyone. It’s been a pleasure to hear Raphael’s comments during the listening sessions – he has an amazing talent, and I am glad to be a part of his journey!

    Raphael Mouawad
    Raphael Mouawad(@raphael-mouawad)
    Reply to  Annika Joshi
    5 months ago

    Thank you.

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