Tag Archive: music

May 24 2012

Local Musician Spotlight: apple orange pair

Bethel Music Center is proud to support our local musicians! The apple orange pair, a horn and harp duo, will be giving a performance this Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Christ Presbyterian Church at 135 Whitney Ave in New Haven. Emily Boyer, horn, and Colleen Potter Thorburn, harp, are apple orange pair, a dynamic young …

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Mar 29 2012

Why to Remember to Turn Your Phone Off at a Performance

Why to Remember to Turn Your Cell Phone off at a Performance   Does anyone remember a time when there weren’t pre-performance announcements asking for electronic devices to be turned off? And how many of us remember pre-concert announcements of twenty years ago asking the audience to “please silence your pager”? That announcement has now …

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Feb 27 2012

How To Clean Your Trumpet (Mellophone, Baritone, Euphonium, or Tuba)

Want to save $100 a year on repairs? Try cleaning your trumpet on a monthly basis; it only takes twenty minutes or less. In addition to saving money on repairs you can also save money on doctors bills by preventing pathogens that cause Trombone Player’s Lung. Who wouldn’t want to save money and their health? …

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Feb 14 2012

Why You Should Play Music

We recently ran a post on the benefits of enrolling your child in music classes; however, we strongly feel that the benefits aren’t expressly for children. In fact, the older you are, the more beneficial playing music can be.   Let’s make a distinction, first, between playing music and practicing music. When we mention playing …

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Feb 13 2012

Whitney Houston 1963-2012

Stars come and go in this world, but unfortunately some burn out too soon. Whitney Houston was such a star. She was catapulted to fame at an early age because of her amazing voice; a distinct instrument whose sound is now instantly recognizable to millions of people around the globe. A lot can be said …

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Feb 07 2012

Music and Black History

Black History Month is an important time of year for many people for very obvious reasons; it is also very import among musicians. Without our African-American brethren, we would not have some of the most important of the past 100 years. While many of their white counterparts have often taken the credit for their music …

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