Well, it’s been a while since my last blog post.  I’ve been remiss; got busy and caught up with work, clients, family etc., and haven’t been posting much.  I’m hoping to fix that in the next couple of weeks, during the summer break.    

 As the 2009-2010 season wound down, we had a number of clients wrap up their season with some excellent concerts and events.   I can’t say enough good things about our wonderful clients who’ve bravely toughed-out the last 18 months in this insane economy.   Since so many organizations have to plan far ahead, the Arts in general suffered a slower, more protracted “punch” after the big stock market crash.  There were lots of changes and shake ups (witness the Kimmel Center’s re-shuffling this past spring!), but it’s looking like that old saying still holds: “that which doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger” – or something like that. 😉     

The Bucks County Choral Society and St. Thomas AE Gospel Choirs performed a joint concert on June 5th  and received some great press in for their efforts. (read Annette John-Hall’s review here:  http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/95836954.html    Happy to say, we fit it all onto double-CD set, which is now available to all choir members.  This one’s a keeper!    

    

We also captured the debut of new music director Dirk Brosse’ with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, in a pair of family concerts in Bryn Mawr and at the newly renovated Baptist Temple Concert Hall in Philadelphia.   HD Videos of the entire concert are now up and online at The Chamber Orchestra’s YouTube site.   You can see the entire concert here in separate clips: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=chamber+orchestra+of+philadelphia&aq=3      

Onstage at the Temple Baptist Church, May 10, 2010

We’ll be recording more of the perforances there at the new hall; look for more videos online as they’re recorded in the 2010-2011 season.   

On the heels of editing that, our tireless and dedicated video producer/director Matt Conant completed a promotional video (“Don’t You Want MORE?” )  for Longwood Gardens, who’ll be hosting the APGA conference next season in Fall, 2010 and everyone’s thrilled with the result.      View the clip  here: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=lvSRPfwAIzQ&vq=medium#t=15    

This past week, we recorded the Ocean City Pops performance of Mozart’s “Requiem” on July 11th at the performing Arts High School on 6th St., and we’ll be back to record the Three Tenors concert on the Music Pier on the 25th.       

Maestro Scheible conducts the Mozart Requiem with Brandywine Singers, Jonathan Kreamer, dir. Markus Beam, Baritone, Jody Kidwell, mezzo-soprano, Carole Latimer, soprano, and tenor Noah Van Neil.

Last but not least, we’ve moved our off-site archive storage to a beautiful, new climate controlled site in Wilmington, which makes for faster turn-around times when retrieving clients’ tapes for revisiting old projects, making new copies, etc.  (No more elevators; we’re on the ground floor with an outside entrance, literally next to the entrance door. Sweet!)        

Hope everyone is keeping cool and enjoying the down-time before the fall season starts!    

More as it happens…