October 11, 2018

Over the past few summers, I've devoted just enough time to my golf game that I've progressed from being a golfer who's pleasantly surprised on the rare occasion when I make a decent shot to a golfer who knows enough about what should be happening to be frustrated most...

November 18, 2016

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is performing Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra this week. (Tickets here, webcast Saturday night here.) I was talking to a few colleagues the other day about how well-written the timpani part is: it contains passages that work well for the...

July 21, 2016

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is doing four performances of Beethoven's First Symphony, an involved and challenging work for timpani, on our Neighborhood Chamber Orchestra Series this weekend.

Normally when we have these off-site weekends, I use plastic heads on t...

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