The new Harp Column is out, featuring Mexican harp virtuoso Baltazar Juárez. We caught up with Baltazar just days before devastating earthquakes struck his country. Baltazar later assured us that plans are still underway for the Mexico International Harp Competition and Festival that he has planned in November. Read all about it in Raising the Bar.
What are the Top Ten Most Wanted Orchestra Parts? Pros weigh in with their comments, plus editing tips from author Elizabeth Volpé Bligh. Playing on the big stage not your thing? Sam Hickman tells how to take to the streets in Busk a Move.
Also in this issue, Marguerite Lynn Williams describes why playing in the opera pit is a Trial by Fire Music; Anne Sullivan tells teachers how to Teach by Example during the busy holiday season; experts discuss who pays for a rental regulation in this month’s Advice column; guest author Elzbieta Szmyt reviews new Debussy Delights by by Elizabeth Hainen and Carl Swanson; and Alison Young reviews new recordings by Katerina Englichova and Elisabeth Plank, plus Seasonal Listening from Erin Hill and Nicole Müller.
Browse the November-December 2017 issue here.