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My Musical Career|Part Twenty-Six

Oslo Konserthus

My Musical Career|Part Twenty-Six That First Season……. That first full season with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra was a very interesting one., musically and personally. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I began my tenure as principal timpanist with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra (called solopaukist in Norwegian) on September 7, 1983. The program for that …

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My Musical Career | Part Twenty-Five

On the job at last!

My Musical Career | Part Twenty-Five Goodbye, Evansville, Hello, Oslo! In my previous post, I described my ten-week trial period with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, which took place between the end of November 1982 and the end of February 1983. It was an exciting experience and one that was very different from your usual audition, …

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My Musical Career |Part Twenty-Four

On the job at last!

  My Musical Career | Part Twenty-Four   Transitioning to Oslo Part II   I move to Bygdøy Alle 39 In my previous post, I told of how I got to Oslo for the trial period, and described what it was like for me to go into a wholly new environment, one which, by the …

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My Musical Career| Part Twenty-Three

Oslo Konserthus

My Musical Career | Part Twenty-Three Transitioning to Oslo In my previous post, I began to describe the process of transitioning from one part of my musical and personal life. From 1980 through 1983, I was happily ensconced in my consortium position with the University of Evansville, the Evansville Philharmonic, and the Owensboro Symphony. During …

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My Musical Career | Part Twenty-Two

Oslo City Hall

  My Musical Career | Part Twenty-Two   Evansville Years Concluded – Transitioning to Oslo Up until this point, the Evansville/Owensboro years were the happiest and most productive of both my musical and personal life. Musical because of the repertoire I was introduced to and the experience I gained both as a performer and teacher, …

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My Musical Career | Part Twenty-One

In rehearsal

  My Musical Career Part Twenty-One   The Evansville Years – Part Three Owensboro The other major part of the consortium position was that of timpanist of the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra. Owensboro, Kentucky is located about forty miles east of Evansville, on the west bank of the Ohio River. Home to Brescia College and several …

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My Musical Career | Part Nineteen

Eansville

  My Musical Career|Part Nineteen   The Evansville Years – Part One Late September and early October can be gloomy and rainy, and it certainly was the day I left Albany aboard that Greyhound bus bound for Evansville, Indiana. I had just closed out a most enjoyable three year period of my life, one in …

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My Musical Career | Part Eighteen

Greyhound Bus

  My Musical Career|Part Eighteen   Leaving Albany My three years in Albany as timpanist with the Albany Symphony, Berkshire Symphony and Lake George Opera were most fulfilling. I had the opportunity to do a bit of conducting and program presenting with the Albany Little Symphony, as well as personally familiarize myself with some superb …

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My Musical Career | Part Seventeen

  My Musical Career   The Albany Years – Part Three It seems that every time I sit down to continue a certain timeline, certain memories of other events kind of point me to share events that, while occurring during the time period of which I am writing, seem like sort of going off on …

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My Musical Career | Part Sixteen

Andrew Simco 1980

  My Musical Career | Part Sixteen   The Albany Years | Part Two In addition to my position as timpanist with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, I was asked by Maestro Hegyi to act in a similar capacity with his other orchestra, The Berkshire Symphony Orchestra. This last named orchestra was the orchestra of Williams …

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