Sunday, June 14, 2009

I'm not quite back from the ISB convention yet (various flight delays have marooned me in Denver, for the moment), but I think I'm slowly coming down from the 6 days of bass insanity. Crunching the numbers, I believe I saw:

25 classical recitals (including 9 that were entirely contemporary music)
7 jazz concerts
9 solo competition performances, and 5 orchestra competition auditions
5 lecture/demonstrations
3 masterclasses

That's probably twice as many bass recitals as I saw in my entire 6 years of college and grad school. Who's counting, though?

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

hella frisch at the ISB

I've been posting some reports and commentary from the ISB convention at Penn State this week. Please check it out at my satellite site, here.