How I compose for the VSO

On Wednesday, May 1, I attended a VSO (Vancouver Symphony Orchestra) music educational experience called “Musical Encounters”. This is put on by the volunteers at the VSO, and features a composer or musician sharing their experiences with the general public.  The doors opened at 6:15pm for a wine and appetizer reception, then the talk beganContinue reading “How I compose for the VSO”

Watching Parker

On Monday, January 21, 2013, I had the pleasure of seeing Jon Kimura Parker live in concert with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. The evening featured three pieces, “Totem” composed by the VSO’s resident composer, Edward Top, “Piano Concerto in A minor” by Edvard Grieg, and “Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major” by Sergei Prokofiev HereContinue reading “Watching Parker”

Jon Kimura Parker’s Rendition of Brahm’s “Piano Concerto No. 2”

In watching some videos on YouTube from performances from renowned pianists, I came across Jon Kimura Parker’s performance on Brahm’s ‘Piano Concerto No. 2’. It is a truly magnificent work: He will be performing at Vancouver Symphony Orchestra this Saturday, 19 January and Monday, 21 Monday. Get your tickets. If you are 30 and under,Continue reading “Jon Kimura Parker’s Rendition of Brahm’s “Piano Concerto No. 2””

Jan Lisiecki concert review

(I will be continuing the posts on “The Inner Game” in a few days) On Saturday, June 2, I was fortunate enough to get tickets at the Orpheum Theatre for the highly publicized young pianist, Jan Lisiecki.  At only 17 years old, he has already accomplished many things: an orchestral debut at 9 years old,Continue reading “Jan Lisiecki concert review”