NSO Musicians at the ICSOM Conference

From L to R:  Ray Hair, Laura Ross, Brad Mansell, Meredith Snow, Paul Austin

From L to R: Ray Hair, Laura Ross, Brad Mansell, Meredith Snow, Paul Austin

Nashville Symphony members Laura Ross and Brad Mansell are enjoying themselves at the ICSOM Conference in Kansas City, MO.  Here’s a photo of Brad and Laura with AFM President Ray Hair, Meredith Snow of the LA Phil, and Paul Austin of the Grand Rapids Symphony, ICSOM’s newest member!

 

Benjamin Lloyd Plays in Beethoven’s Birth House

 

A very hot day in Bonn, sitting just outside the room in which Beethoven was born. The last time anyone sat here and played was 61 years ago when Pablo Casals played. I performed the Beethoven Romance in F and a piece I wrote, Hochzeitsmelodie #1 for violin, Recorder and Harp. The people at Beethoven – Haus are first rate and the director, Dr. Michael Ladenburger is a gentleman extroidinaire! This was an experience of a lifetime! The room in which he was born is just over my head on the third floor.