Yo-Yo Ma playing ‘Appalachia Waltz’ with DePauw students

http://www.facebook.com/v/10150415619203513 Here’s a video I took of Mr. Ma playing Mark O’Connor’s Appalachia Waltz with DePauw students at The Hub (the centralized non-dorm food court on the DePauw campus).  This was supposed to something of a flash mob event though before any of the music students, much less Mr. Ma, arrived, there were already several hundred students filling the Hub to the brim!

There is a much better video of Mr. Ma taken from the floor posted by The DePauw Multimedia here.

Also, a couple of videos of a performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20 with DePauw students and faculty at Asbury Towers Retirement Home here and here.

The Asbury performance happened not more than an hour after the Hub appearance!

Wednesday Teaching Reflections

As I mentioned in my previous post I spend most of the afternoon and early evening giving private cello lessons.  Wednesdays are much the same though I do start and end a bit later in the day (roughly 4:30 – 9ish).

I first started giving private lessons while I was still in high school.  Occasionally, while I was an undergrad at DePauw University School of Music, I did the same.  For a couple of years I was a “music assistant” to my cello professor.  Most of those duties involved giving technique lessons to other cello majors.  Also during those undergraduate years and following I would occasionally sub for some of the professors in theory courses or special topics courses. Continue reading “Wednesday Teaching Reflections”

Rajeev Taranath & Samir Chatterjee Workshop

Rajeev Taranath, Sarod
Samir Chatterjee, Tabla

present a lecture-workshop
Friday, October 7, 1994
9:00 am

Thompson Recital Hall

Sponsored by the Gough Fund