Final Thoughts on Cuba

By Scott Chamberlain (Reposted with permission from https://maskoftheflowerprince.wordpress.com) For some time now, I’ve been planning on doing a final wrap-up about my time in Cuba with the Minnesota Orchestra. My last tour-related article for MinnPost was amore analytical overview of what the tour meant on a broader scale, and I’m quite proud of it. But at the same time, the … Continue reading Final Thoughts on Cuba

On Amateurs

By Emily Hogstad Thursday night rehearsal. I'm in a small room with twenty other string players, members of my local amateur string orchestra. I'm rehearsing a solo of the Piazzolla Oblivion. I shake my wrist out. I've got jitters for no reason at all. *** Adult amateur musicians are almost universally embarrassed to play in front of … Continue reading On Amateurs