Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Life in the Pit...(Orchestra)

During my professional performance career I have toured and recorded as an electric bassist with rock and jazz bands, big bands, experimental ensembles for new classical compositions; I have sung with the Minnesota Chorale, performed some vocal solos / duets and even some classical guitar at special events such as weddings. As great and rewarding these experiences are, there is one style of playing, often overlooked by would be pop stars, which exercises the skill sets of musicianship, historical knowledge, and dramatic awareness. That is....  


A pit orchestra is 

Unlike playing in a small ensemble or band, the role of the a pit orchestra is to support the dramatic action in Opera, Musical Theatre, Ballet

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