The bass drum in Wuxi Grand Theatre

In the video below, you’ll get just an inkling of what the bass drum sounded like — the fidelity isn’t great — when Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony played “Daphnis and Chloe” in Wuxi Grand Theatre in China recently.

I wrote about it here.

Expanding your repertoire: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta

Here’s a piece to play for someone who thinks classical music is boring and/or relaxing.

(Fritz Reiner conducts the Chicago Symphony in the second movement of Bartok’s Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta.)