A personal long term project turns into a regional event and utilizes spaces not normally associated with classical music Tampa FL, April 21, 2014 – When Stephen P Brown began his quest to compose 150 pieces of new music by his 50th birthday, he was not prepared for a regional … Give me more… →
I am a living example of last week’s post. I have been so distracted I didn’t even realize it is Friday today, and neither my weekly post nor my newsletter about the launch of a new Festival were ready in time Well, here it is! And what a whopper… I … Give me more… →
Oh could I ever relate to this #PsalmQuest challenge! Apparently, Psalm 5 is a morning prayer. But the poor chap just can’t concentrate! Much like me this morning: I sat down an hour ago to write a #PsalmQuest post and instead checked an email, followed a link to an … Give me more… →
“They” say video is the in thing. Some of you have seen me on video – it’s not always a pretty sight. I’m much better in person than on video. So how do I overcome this and publish videos? Well, I figured some nice scenery or nature would work. … Give me more… →
This piece of music is composed for piccolo trumpet (although it had nothing to do with Jim Stretton and “A Brass Mirror“), bass clarinet (although it had nothing to do with Calvin Falwell and “Restoration“), and piano (although it had nothing to do with me). Actually, Fire, Ice … Give me more… →
I do like surprises. Really. They make life interesting. If there are other people involved and the surprise is on me, I’ll get thoroughly embarrassed and put on a brave face, but secretly I’m loving every minute of it. Then there are surprises that are not pleasant, like the … Give me more… →
As my platform at www.StephenPBrown.com continues to grow, an increasing number of bloggers have asked if they could write a guest post for my site. It’s always an honor to be able to share my platform with others. In fact, I think it’s my responsibility to help bloggers, performers, educators … Give me more… →
Congratulations to Conductor Michael Seal who is awarded the [so far biennial] “SPB Mid-Life Achievement Award” for March 2014. Michael has been consistently and diligently developing and maintaining a solid career as a violin player in the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra since the Music Director Simon Rattle days, … Give me more… →
A short ditty. Just two and a half minutes long, played by two violinists. The title “Mirror 3″ comes from the fact that the structure of the piece is mirrored, much like Psalm 54 which inspired this piece (itself a little ditty!) There are five sections which, given letters … Give me more… →
Greetings! Hope you are warming up and incredibly fit from shoveling a ton of snow this year. I remember what it’s like, especially on the day of my last “Stephen P Brown & Friends” concert in New Jersey. If you were there, you’ll remember that the snow held no-one … Give me more… →
"There's more to music than music!"
Hello! I'm Stephen P Brown and it is my mission to help you reconnect with live music again. I do this by sharing my experience and insights as a conductor, composer and teacher through my concerts, speeches, blog and other sites. I'm sure you want to know more about me!
This project is 14% complete (0.8% ahead of schedule), with 21 pieces already composed and Psalm #111 currently being worked on. Click here to read about this adventure. The goal is to compose 150 pieces of music inspired by each of the Psalms by my 50th birthday, which is in:
"Stephen P Brown is a very amusing and entertaining guy. A hundred hardy souls [are] very obviously completely enraptured by what he’s doing. Which is — and I didn’t really think anymore that it was possible — playing modern classical music that’s utterly accessible and stunningly lovely. All while showing everybody a ripping good time."
Barbara Snyder - MorristownGreen.com