Category Archives: Viola

Wes Dyring with Mark Stone and Friends

Wes Dyring with Mark Stone and Friends Saturday, July 8 at 7:30pm Bahá’í Center of Washtenaw County 5550 Morgan Road, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197 Violist/violinist/arranger Wes Dyring, violist with the multi Grammy-winning Seattle Symphony, returns to the Ann Arbor area and his home state … Continue reading

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Music May Not Be the Universal Language We Thought…

Often we hear the thought expressed that music is a universal language. While it is true that music in some form exists universally, different cultures can have very different perceptions of what music is and its role in life. I … Continue reading

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Dvořák’s Trip to the New World

This past week in the Seattle Symphony we played Dvořák’s New World Symphony as the final week of a three-week mini Dvořák festival. As we performed our concert this evening, I could not help remembering the time that we did the New World Symphony … Continue reading

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The Relationship of Archery to String Playing

For many years, I have used archery as a powerful and useful image in my violin and viola teaching. String playing and archery have a surprising amount in common, starting with the use of the bow. The violin bow functions … Continue reading

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