I'm very pleased to share the world premiere performance of my electric viola piece, "Array of Irrevocable Light," commissioned with the Robert & Qin Ryan Foundation's inaugural Grant Award for Composition
"Would you like to come along, you can help me sing the song, and it's all right. Baby, it's all right."
Happy Spring! Happy Palm Sunday!
FUN! Bob Dylan meets viola folk-punk & Cajun cello! (With polyrhythms, a parody of lip-sync'd instrumental solos, and a few tricks pilfered from Bach & Schubert). Transcribers of viola solos can find one at 1:15. Performed live at MWROC festival 2015.
Dear Prudence, won't you come out to play? Enjoy an all-star jam with the artist-faculty of the MWROC festival! And read the story behind this John Lennon masterpiece here: http://www.docwallacemusic.com/dear-prudence-story-behind.... Rock on!
I had the (daunting!) honor of addressing the 2015 graduating class of The Longy School of Music. . . if you were in my shoes, what advice would you give them?
Super excited for MWROC 2015! Enjoy a #Nirvana tribute from 2014: "Something in the Way"
Berklee string players spy a clever Baptist billboard. Mayhem ensues. #MetaPlayOnWords
iFiddle Magazine asked me to make a video for their June 2015 Johnny Gimble Commemorative Edition! Enjoy "Gardenia Waltz" and a few memories!
DOUBLE RAINBOW!! All the way! Across the sky!! What does it mean?! Tell me in the comments!
For the overcomers. . .Original cover of Pink Floyd's "Outside the Wall," final song of their classic "The Wall" album. Peace!
"I took a moment from my day, and wrapped it up in things you say. . ." Sending you good vibrations with my electric viola! Enjoy!
Ever wanted to know all the right lyrics to "It's The End of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)"? Well, get out your Air Viola and sing along!
NEW! Live performance of Menachem Wiesenberg's gripping piece, "Like Clay in the Potter's Hands"
Hey, everyone! You're invited to an upcoming free concert of the music of leading Israeli composer, #MenachemWiesenberg, on Sat. October 18th! Learn about a cool piece for #viola and #piano, and get some tips on playing #harmonics!
I'm BERKLEE BOUND! Big news, big changes!
AT LONG LAST! My complete MWROC 2013 set, with jokes, stories, narration, and a NEVER RELEASED PERFORMANCE OF NAHUM: AN APOCALYPTIC PROPHESY!! Enjoy, and thanks for watching!!
Here's a lesson on managing your nerves and mind when playing for a master class! -And learn from my true story of my WORST experience as a student in a master class.
Hey, Everybody! I hope to see you at the World Premiere of my "William Blake Rhapsody" at the New York Philharmonic's #BIENNIAL Saturday, May 31st in Merkin Hall! I hope you enjoy this "making of video" and check out this blog post: http://www.docwallacemusic.com/come-hear-new-york-philhar.... #letsplayNYP
The much requested sequel to last week's popular "COLD HANDS!" video! Filmed on location in Ardmore, PA, I share tips from a longtime percussionist of the Philadelphia Orchestra and answer a question from Vi the Fiddler: "I'm performing in freezing weather on a Colorado Mountaintop- Any advice?"
Do you know how to perform your best even with COLD HANDS? Find out here! Includes live on-location footage of NYC snow & wildlife, PLUS a true story about Russian virtuoso violinist David Oistrakh.
Thanks for 1,000 views of "I Don't Love Nobody / Tribute to Dick Barrett!"
Hardest rocking string quartet on YouTube! Heavy Metal was officially "born" 44 years ago this week with the release of Black Sabbath's eponymous LP. Thrash and bang your head to a Rachel Barton Pine (Earthen Grave) arrangement of Ozzy Osbourne & Sabbath hits, including "Crazy Train" "Iron Man" "Paranoid," and more!
Here's a pretty ingeniously produced country cover of Adele's "Someone Like You" by my friend & subscriber Vi "the Fiddler" Wickam. Enjoy it, and pass it along! -And THANK YOU for watching my latest upload of the Shostakovich Quartet "Forces of War Unleashed"; it's really picked up some views in the first day, and I'm excited about it. If you haven't seen it yet, here's that link: http://youtu.be/AUho_Bdrw0I. Happy weekend!