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Month: November, 2013

The Live Orchestra

November 25, 2013 On Conducting

  On the excitement of hearing an orchestra perform live: My summers, as a child, were largely spent in my mother’s upstate New York hometown of Albany where, when we weren’t attending summer camp, we were whisked away by my dear uncle, Alfred, to attend concerts at Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony […]

Leadership and Conducting

November 12, 2013 Biographical, On Conducting

On leadership and conducting:   In a way, I consider the vocation of conducting as being one of the best examples of leadership.  Doing my job well on the podium is contingent on maintaining a balance between leading and following.  The conductor provides direction that initiates the production of sound (tempo, dynamics, articulation, phrasing) and then he/she must immediately listen to the feedback […]

The Reviews Are In On Lucas’ Latest Composition

November 4, 2013 Compositions, Concerts

The reviews are rolling in on Lucas Richman’s most recent composition, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: In Truth.   From Alan Sherrod of Metropulse Knoxville: “One immediately sensed that the volume level in the lobby of the Tennessee Theatre at intermission of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra concerts last week was quite a bit higher than […]