Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Welcome new low string musicians!

Standing from left to right: Richard Campbell, Michael Herren, Micah Sasser, Hannah McEvoy and Eva Wilson. Front row: Christine Davis and Laura Helton.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Musical Farm Equipment from the University of Iowa

Turn your sound on for this video from the University of Iowa. This is almost unbelievable! See how all of the balls wind up in catcher cones. This incredible machine was built as a collaborative effort between the Robert M. Trammell Music Conservatory and the Sharon Wick School of Engineering at the University of Iowa. Amazingly 97% of the machines components came from John Deere Industries and Irrigation Equipment of Bancroft, Iowa. Yes, farm equipment! It took the team a combined 13,029 hours of set-up, alignment, calibration, and tuning before filming this video but as you can see it was WELL worth the effort. It is now on display in the Matthew Gerhard Alumni Hall at the University and is already slated to be donated to the Smithsonian.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Sunday, August 10, 2008 @ 2:30 pm

Britt Music Festival Chamber Music Program
Westminister Presbyterian Church
Medford, Oregon

PROGRAM includes:

Libertango ..... Astor Piazzolla

Whitney Allen, Rebecca Thornblade,
Ida Mercer and Paul Christopher, celli

Tango Fugue ..... Patrick Horn

E-Chen Hsu, clarinet
Daniela Sheterva, violin
Patrick Horn, viola
Paul Christopher, cello
James Chubet, piano

Duo in D Major ..... Gioachino Rossini
Andante molto

Bert Witzel, bass and Paul Christopher, cello