Concert tonight – Assisting with Igudesman & Joo

Today was a little different in that the hilarious and talented duo of Alek­sey Igudes­man and Hyung-ki Joo has their own engineer, and is only two people.  So I spent most of the day being an assistant.  This actually was really cool.  After doing four to six shows a week watching … Continue reading

The Early Clapper

I’ve found that every once in a while you run into people who have specific traits that are irksome.  These traits are not irksome to everyone (then they would be annoying) but usually relate to a specific pet-peeve or, unintentionally, create more work for whom is irked.   For example maybe you can’t … Continue reading

CMF – Firebird Suite and Bartok Bluebeard’s Castle

Tonight is going to be a fun concert; and we get to do it twice – again tomorrow night!  The first half is Stravinsky’s Suite from The Firebird and the Second half is this one-act opera called Bluebeard’s Castle. If you’re a classical music fan you’re probably familiar with Firebird. … Continue reading

CMF – First Concert Doors open in 14:40

Here comes the first concert.  Hopefully everything will continue smoothly.  Like any festival work there are many moving parts and last minute additions or things that were forgotten come up.  We have a narrator, Timothy Orr, thrown in on several selections tonight, so there are now a bunch of cues … Continue reading