Sunday, September 16, 2007

LBO 07' - "That's a Wrap!"

Here is the video that I made for the orchestra banquet, last year. I kind of forgot to link towards it, making it kind of hidden.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Update on Slideshow, and a Video!

I know I have not been updating this for quite a while, though I have recently gotten some photos for the slideshow. If I get around to it, I will make some type of sign mentioning about the slideshow. I will probibly add more to this later, but for now here is a video of our performance on the spring trip, from the perspective of the Cellos/Violas, enjoy:

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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Domain Change - Issues

As many might notice, the site has changed from the previous domain of lborchestra.blogspot.com to www.lborchestra.us.eu.org, mainly for the fact that it looks more professional. Though currently, the site does redirect from lborchestra.blogspot.com correctly, for some reason (my other blog does not currently). The domain though without the www infront of it does not work (a limitation of googles custom domain system :(. Even though the old redirection does work, I recommend that people change there links from the old address, to the new one, just in case.

Edit: I've found a temporary fix, though it kind of messes up the load manage system that google has with ghs.google.com. The domain is tied to an ip that is apart of ghs.google.com, so the domain without the www connects to the blog, its not a perfect fix, but its better than only having it work one way.

Edit again: the site now does redirect using the lborchestra.us.eu.org, in a kind of a hacked up way....

Monday, January 22, 2007

"Its dead, Jim" - WGMS

As of today, WGMS, what was originally the last and longest running classical station in the Washington Area, is no longer classical:

Washington radio station WGMS dropped the music of Mozart and Tchaikovsky yesterday after nearly six decades and replaced its classical format with tunes by Cheap Trick, Elton John and the Bee Gees in a two-part shake-up.

Last night, WETA dropped its news and talk programming and became a classical station again in a coordinated move with Bonneville International Corp., which owns WGMS (103.9 and 104.1 FM). WETA (90.9 FM) was a classical station for 35 years until dropping the format in February 2005.

Radio Stations Harmonize On Classical Music- Washington Post


This overall, is a big move, with WETA coming back as a classical radio station. On the positive side, there will still be a classical station in the area, though on the other hand, WETA will not be airing the large amount of NPR/BBC shows it used to air (though they never had on From the Top). Luckily there is another NPR station (88.5 FM) that does have NPR/BBC shows on its schedule, though its signal strength, I don't know.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Band Winter Concert- Symphony #1

As I sit here, guarding a lone "panic button", the symphonic band plays a piece of, very unique proportions, expressing the event. Drums beat around me, at one point, in the back of the stage, representing the bombs bursting, and the whistles as napalm is dropped, a chill goes down my spine, as it seems all to real. The silence is there, but what is left from it. This is the emotional/musical representation of the Bombing of Dresden (1945), in a piece called Symphony #1 by Daniel Bukvich. This piece will leave with anyone a diferent view of music, that truly shows the link between emotional symbols (bombing, aftermath), through musical instruments. It almost paints a picture, through the use of sound, but from my vantage point, it seemed almost real, hearing the bombs fall from the B-29's, as well as the silence of the aftermath of the wreckage.

The LBB Symphonic Band has done it again, rasing the bar of what we think is music. A previous piece, "Tales From the Center of the Earth", which was preformed last spring by the LBB Symphonic band, which throughly impressed me a lot, through the fact it had a percussion solo. There were also other pieces which were also terriffic, but I wanted to specifically mention about Sympony #1, for its uniqueness in its how it paints a picture of the event. This, overall, was a terrific concert, especially with the Symphonic Band, and I personally give congrats overall to the bands!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Flashback: Videos of LBO and of the Band....

Recently, I came upon a RealMedia clip from the Kennedy Center Millenium Stage that I ripped from the site in 2005, of the Middle School Chamber Orchestra. The quality of the video is mediocre, because it being RealMedia, Enjoy!



Also while searching Lake Braddock...I found this...



This is a clip of Micael Roberts compositon, 7511, during what I think was the Music Theory Compostion concert thing. Anyway it was a neat piece when I heard it during the Spring Band Concert last year, and this is a decent quality (its amuerature shaky cam, though), anyway enjoy that also...I will also be searching and uploading other clips that are music related whenever they seem relevent.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Im going out of town....

For the next week, I'm going to be on vacation...so its going to sadly get really quiet again, like it did for most of the summer, but I'll be back the week after next.