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House concerts are all we get for now…

And via the internet at that. I know that I’m not alone in being completely bereft at the prospect of not getting to share performances alongside my amazing colleagues with audiences. That live experience in the concert hall is irreplaceable! … Continue reading

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Ready…Set…Go!

Classical Up Close 2014 starts tomorrow, Friday, April 18. Strains of Ravel will waft through the stacks at Powell’s on Burnside at 1:00 The principal strings of the Oregon Symphony — Sarah, Chien, Joël and Nancy — will be in the 3rd floor Basil-Halwood … Continue reading

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I’m working on it.

I’m not quite back on track to post performances of each Bach Suite movement, but I got a new iPad audio app and recorded a some run-throughs of a piece I’m working on for, drum roll, please…a house concert! It’s … Continue reading

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An appeal

I am writing today to ask you to support something I am passionate about: the Oregon Symphony. You may have read the Oregonian article this week about financial concessions the musicians have given the Symphony to help balance the budget. This was … Continue reading

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Classical Up Close will be playing at West Linn Lutheran

We’ll be playing at West Linn Lutheran.

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Another blog, different

In honor of DigiWriMo, I am doing a Tumblr blog at http://cellonancy.tumblr.com/ It’s self-explanatory!  

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Support for arts organizations is crucial for arts education, which is itself crucial for all education!

It is pretty obvious that I have had a hard time getting this blog rolling. I haven’t ironed out all the logistical details for making video, and now that I’ve injured my hand, I can’t play for a while longer, … Continue reading

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Hey, at least it’s on four strings!

We interrupt our previously scheduled posting to bring this snapshot from the zeitgeist: The Bach Prelude No. 1 in G Major on the Mandolin, as performed on NPR. (Click on the blue NPR to see/hear the whole interview.) It is not lost … Continue reading

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Do Re Mi

Let’s start at the very beginning… How far back do you want to go? Staying on topic, how about the genesis of J.S. Bach’s musical métier. I think most people with either a music education or long-time interest in classical … Continue reading

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Archetypal. Protean. Daunting.

Given that my plan is to practice each movement of the Suites with a fresh mind and heart and share the result here, this project can’t be said to have actually begun without some actual cello playing, but I find … Continue reading

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