Author: peterswilson

Thoughts on the Pandemic
The pandemic of 2020 stole my voice.  I have created music in some form or fashion almost every day for the last 60 years.  Music has been my constant companion, [...]
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The Corona Virus – A Time of Crisis
The Covid19 pandemic is gripping our world and the live performances have ceased.  We have come up with many creative ways to continue to engage and inspire our public, from [...]
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On the Bourbon Trail
My wife and I did some amazing things over the summer.  We spent a lovely few days at the Greenbrier resort in West Virginia, we enjoyed an amazing weekend at [...]
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Trip to “Ballet Hell”
I just completed the longest road trip in recent memory, eight weeks of ballet conducting. The tour commenced with Sleeping Beauty in Tulsa, then on to the Pennsylvania Ballet for [...]
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The New Babylon
I recently had the pleasure of conducting Dimitri Shostakovitch’s score to the 1929 Soviet film by Grigori Kozintsev & Leonid Trauberg The New Babylon.  This was an early score, opus 18, written [...]
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On the Road to Shenzhen
I recently had the pleasure of conducting the orchestra in Shenzhen, China.  Shenzhen is an ultra-modern city just across the border from Hong Kong, which remains a special administrative region [...]
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A dip in the Lake
Tchaikovsky�s epic ballet, Swan Lake, is a Mt. Everest of sorts for any ballet company, and certainly for the conductor. It is the quintessential ballet in most minds, as it [...]
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New Works and Old Friends
Building a new ballet from vision to performance is something I had never experienced until recently at the Tulsa Ballet. As a part of the Company’s 60th anniversary season, Artistic [...]
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