Ep 6 – Rearranging the Chairs on the Titanic?

For the first act of this episode, we chat with David Mason, the Director of Facilities Services at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance.  He tells us about what it’s been like keeping the facilities open for instruction during the pandemic. The SOMD is the front runner for these activities  on campus and is serving as a model for other departments as they experiment with opening up.  We finish up by listening to, and discussing a performance from our first guest artist, Charles Noble, Assistant Principal Viola of the Oregon Symphony.

After listening the performance Henri Vieuxtemps’ Op. 55 Cappriccio for Solo Viola, we chat with Charles about how he’s been surviving the pandemic.  We also discuss what creative and innovative ways that 45th Parallel and Oregon Symphony have been engaging in to keep up with the swiftly changing music scene.