I met Joseph Bein almost as soon as I moved to Chicago to join the CSO in 2002. We’ve talked great instruments and bows ever since, over dinners, glasses of wine, and even Cubs games! Come to think of it, at Wrigley Field the talk is all baseball… Joe has been immersed in the world […]
When it comes to getting all those notes, rhythms, dynamics, and articulations under your fingers, you’ve got to use every trick in the book. In this episode, we talk about how we get through our stacks of orchestra music. Of course, we need different strategies depending on whether we’re trying to revive an old friend, […]
A recent change of plans at the LA Phil leads us to reminisce on other times we’ve had conductors cancel. What happens when the audience is waiting and the show must go on? Transcript Nathan Cole: Hello, and welcome back to Stand Partners for Life with “The show must go on.” That’s the name of […]
Happy New Year and new season of Stand Partners for Life! In this episode, we take a look back at resolutions we’ve made about our playing… and not all of them stuck! From scale practice to solo Bach, counting rests to keeping a practice journal, each of us had critical moments in our violin past […]
We were pretty good back in the day, but even so we weren’t winning auditions on our own. Here are those moments when we got a helping hand!
As soon as we see a job listing online or in the International Musician, our wheels start turning. Which way do they turn? What are the first steps we take to get started preparing? In this episode, we look at the upcoming New York Philharmonic violin openings (September 2018) as an example of how to […]