Author: peterswilson

Remembering Schippers
I happened to hear a recording the other day of one of my teachers, Thomas Schippers, leading the New York Philharmonic, and it brought back a flood of memories. I [...]
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Serving Many Masters
An interesting debate has developed regarding the ultimate musical responsibility of the ballet conductor.  Should the conductor’s primary allegiance be to the choreography or the composer? And to what extent [...]
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TWISTED – Something totally new!
I have just completed one of the more intriguing projects in recent memory.  Twisted was an event planned to celebrate the season opening of BalletMet Columbus, Opera Columbus, and the Columbus Symphony [...]
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Looking Back
My usual habit is to look forward, always excited to move on to the next wonderful musical opportunity.  But at this time of year, with the closing of another winter [...]
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Columbus Symphony Side by Side
I recently collaborated with my colleagues at the Columbus Symphony Orchestra on a side-by-side experience that brought gifted amateur musicians together with the full-time members of the CSO.  The vision [...]
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DOES Familiarity Breed Contempt?
I recently did a pre-concert talk for which I was totally unprepared!  So I chatted about the music at hand for a few minutes, and then threw the floor open [...]
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Departed Friends
It seems like I have been writing the words “rest in peace” on a more regular basis lately.  I suppose it is inevitable that, as we age, we lose our [...]
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream
People have asked me about my activities as a ballet conductor as opposed to symphonic conducting. My quip response is that when conducting a symphonic concert, I am totally in [...]
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A New Concerto!
With the turn of the calendar page to September, the new concert season is upon us with a vengeance! The summer months are relatively light for me, by design. I [...]
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Sound in Motion
The summer months are a time for me to get caught up on my reading, and spend time with the new repertoire for the coming season. While I have been [...]
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