For the last two weeks I have had the privilege of being maestro Andrés Orozco-Estrada’s conducting assistant with the Houston Symphony. The learning curve in this position has been dramatic, and the many friendships that have helped pave the way
Violin makers slowly developed f-shaped sound-holes for their instruments over a span of eight centuries. As a team of MIT scientists recently concluded, they did it because it makes them more acoustically powerful than their ancestors with holes shaped liked a circle. The image
What is so fascinating about making lists? As if we could fit as many dreams as days we have lived in a little succession of favorites. Anyway, the purpose of this post is to suggest a little game to
Last week I obtained a copy of the last book by Sanford Friedman (1928–2010), Conversations with Beethoven. The first realization was to discover that indeed all the conversation notebooks that the composer used to contact the family and friends supporting his life.
One of my roles with the FJC is to prepare the Program Notes (in spanish!) of each residency. Here you can find the notes I wrote for July 2012. I hope you find some insight on these interesting pieces.
This text is extracted from the National Endowment for the Arts. I hope you take some time to go through their data and findings, it is worth everyone’s time. Soon I will post my ideas, somehow we need to cook with