May 31 - Music Tutorials

Down at the Apple Store in Walnut Creek for a first OneToOne tutorial -- very helpful -- but as helpful, ran into Feona Jones, who gave me a copy of Cubase for Mac -- wonderful!  So perhaps soon I'll be able to have a mobile recording studio from the MacBook...

Then off to Potrero Hill Neighborhood House for first rehearsal of the Hi, I'll Be Your Composer This Evening June 9 San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra show -- a delightully varied program, as usual, which we, as per tradition, rehearsed in what will probably be the reverse (largest instrumentation to smallest) performance order (usually smallest to largest). So tonight it was:

Allan Crossman - Earth March
Gary Friedman - Trumpet Concerto
Michael Cooke - Ha'meggada
Loren Jones - Golden Gate Bridge
John Beeman - Phoenix Rising
Brian Holmes - Two Songs from "Death's Jest Book"

Impressive music, to which we will add more in same spirit with a March by Harry Bernstein...

Waiting for Godot 41-42 orchestration in the mind....