Oregon Coast Music Association in Collaboration with the Coos Bay Public Library Foundation presents: Listen and Learn with Adam Stern. Adam will introduce you to background regarding compositions, and musical creation.
This episode previews the featured concerts of OCMA Outdoors that begin at Mingus Park July 17th and continue at a new venue developed at the Coos History Museum on the waterfront plaza. Steve Simpkins previews the Bay Area Concert Band Performance, Shaymus Hanlin discusses his career and his new quartet. Adam Stern OCMA Associate Conductor provides a preview of the four groups playing in 3 events at the stage on the plaza of the Coos History Museum. The groups include Rose Canyon Harmonie; Pioneer Trombones; Festival Viola; and Carlos Ensemble.
The concert at Mingus Park if Free and begins at noon. The Concerts at the Plaza of the History Museum are $25 each and begin at 2 pm.
Details are provided on the web page of the Oregon Coast Music Association. https://www.oregoncoastmusic.org
Oregon Coast Music Association and the Coos Bay Public Library Foundation provide the fourth seminar with Associate Conductor Adam Stern. Adam takes you on a "guided tour" of how he has conceived, nurtured, and crafted a piece of music - including a story involving the subtle revenge taken on an intransigent colleague.
Associate Conductor Adam Stern asks 5 Oregon Coast Music Festival Orchestra members to discuss ways to introduce music to youth, personal instrument choice, evolving methods of presenting and interpreting classical music to audiences. Respondents are: Steve Gross, Principal Horn; Bob Brudvig, Principal Percussion; Nicole Buetti, Contrabasson; Julie Gross, Horn; and Shelley Mathewson, Principal Viola.
Oregon Coast Music Association in partnership with the Coos Bay Public Library Foundation provides the second in a series of podcasts featuring Associate Conductor, Adam Stern. This segment of Listen and Learn with Adam Stern features the good and poor interpretations by conductors of classical music compositions.
"Tradition is the Last Bad Performance"
The quote cited above (courtesy of Arturo Toscanini) could be applied to many "traditional" interpretive stances taken by conductors. Some of the world's most beloved symphonic works have been encrusted with whimsical notions that are nowhere to be found in the composers' instructions. Tune in as we remove the tarnish from some masterpieces and let their original shine come through.
Music: A World of Codes and Messages.
Although a composer's "alphabet" — twelve notes — may seem limited, the information that can be conveyed through these sounds is limitless. Composers can express love, hate, nostalgia, and (in the case of music for theater and films) even tip off major aspects of the story to come. Be prepared to have some buried secrets divulged!