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The Brass Junkies Podcast - Pedal Note Media

The Brass Junkies, hosted by former Boston Brass members Andrew Hitz and Lance LaDuke, features interviews with the best and brightest brass players in the world. Subject matter includes everything from the serious to the ridiculous, just like the music business.
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Feb 19, 2019

Seth had performed frequently with the Baltimore Symphony prior to assuming a full-time position in 2014 and performed during the BSO’s west coast tour and its 2010, 2014, and 2016 Carnegie Hall appearances with Marin Alsop. He can be heard on the BSO’s two most recent albums featuring the symphonies of Leonard Bernstein conducted by Marin Alsop (Naxos), as well as Ms. Alsop's recording with the Colorado Symphony of Roy Harris Symphonies 3 and 4 (Naxos). Horner has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony, Kennedy Center Opera, New Jersey Symphony, Louisville Symphony, Oregon Symphony, and New World Symphony among others. He has made chamber music appearances with the Washington Symphonic Brass, the Bay Street Brassworks, and the Clipper City Brass. Horner was a featured soloist with the Capital Wind Symphony in Vienna, VA, and was a finalist at the 2010 International Tuba and Euphonium Conference.

Seth Horner has served as an audition panel member and coach for Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America as well as Carnegie’s NYO2. In the summer, he has been on the faculty of Wyoming Seminary’s Performing Arts Institute in Kingston, PA as the instructor of tuba and euphonium as well as performing with the Oregon Bach Festival and Britt Festival orchestras. Mr. Horner has given masterclasses at the University of Oregon, Ithaca University, and Towson University. Seth resides in Durham, NC.

In this fun and lively episode, we cover:

  • Lance is grumpy (and whelmed)
  • Seth talking to himself
  • Life is good
  • Being a professional tuba player is the best gig in the world
  • Andrew's coffee issues
  • Saints and Rams controversy
  • The Durham NC minor league baseball team (the Bulls, from Bull Durham fame)
  • His fiance found his box of mouthpieces and questioned the whole relationship
  • Mike Parker's mouthpiece issues
  • Seth's grandfather was a tuba player, had a family band
  • Andrew's most recent Jacob's Podcast episode about an influential Rex Martin class and the influence of the mouthpiece selection
  • Tage Larsen of the Chicago Symphony
  • Chris Hall and Chris Hall
  • Don't pick a fight with a child or an animal
  • Playing in the Baltimore Symphony for three seasons after David Fedderly's retirement
  • Studying with Fedderly
  • Baltimore Brass Company (and how it compared to working with the BSO)
  • Dave Fedderly: Action-packed with wisdom
  • The most important teacher of music is life
  • The importance of phrasing and sub-phrasing
  • Playing with the North Carolina Symphony
  • Playing for elementary school students all over North Carolina
  • How the state supports the organization
  • Bubble Butt
  • Turning down a military band position
  • Trusting your gut
  • Meeting Andrew at the Greensboro tuba conference (Lance was there too)
  • The Captain's Log

LINKS:

https://www.sethhorner.com/

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Expertly produced by Will Houchin with love, care, and enthusiasm.

Feb 5, 2019

TBJ103: Joe Lovinsky, horn phenom, discusses his time in the Army band, being a sharp-shooter, cage fighter, and ultra runner. Yes really. 100-Mile Joe!

Joe Lovinsky is an amazing player, teacher, and person. He sits down with Andrew & Lance to discuss why he may, in fact, be the most interesting man in the world!

From his bio page:

Joseph Lovinsky, principal horn and frequent soloist of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, was appointed to this position by world-renowned horn soloist Barry Tuckwell.  Lovinsky, the former principal horn of The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” as well as The Army Orchestra, and The Army Brass Quintet in Washington DC, was also a frequent soloist with those ensembles. From 2013-2018, Joe taught at the Shenandoah Conservatory at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, where he was a member of both the Faculty Brass and Wind Quintets.  Joseph was horn instructor of the 2014 Music for All Summer Symposium at Ball State University and the 2016 Chamber Music National Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana. Joseph Lovinsky is a "Yamaha Performing Artist." 

"You'll never know how far you can go unless you try to go too far" 

Joseph Lovinsky, Play Without Limits 

In this fun and lively discussion, we cover:

  • Joe's nervousness
  • Playing Principal horn in Pershing's Own Army Band for over 20 years
  • The various amazing players who played in the Army Band Brass Quintet over the years
  • The Amazing Harry Watters
  • Joe's joke
  • iPad music reader fail
  • Empire Brass story, signals crossed
  • JD Shaw joining the quintet in a very special piece of performance art
  • Battle of the Bands
  • Playing in a variety of smaller orchestras in Florida while in "retirement"
  • Joanna Hersey texting Joe (to warn him?)
  • Difference between playing in orchestras vs. quintets
  • Work on endurance and technical ability for quintet playing
  • Being homeless while a student at Juilliard due to a student loan glitch (and fantastic Peter Mennin story), sleeping in a practice room
  • Studying with James Chambers
  • Joe's sister is a Federal Prosecutor
  • Leaving Curtis to go to Juilliard
  • Growing up in inner-city Miami (Liberty City)
  • Being a security guard at Trump Plaza and Trump Tower
  • Celebrity sightings
  • Johnny Carson
  • Woody English
  • No downside to being a nice person
  • The influence of Joe's Dad, especially his character
  • Joe's other fascinating (and wildly successful) siblings
  • Cage fighting for fun and profit
  • John Delancey (head of Curtis) calling him into his office and changing his life
  • Becoming an ultra-runner

LINKS:

Want to help the show? Here are some ways:

  • Help others find the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes.
  • Show us some love on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • Help us pay the bills (and get regular bonus episodes!) by becoming a Patreon patron.
  • Show some love to our sponsors: The brass program at The Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University and Parker Mouthpieces (including the Andrew Hitz and Lance LaDuke models.)
  • Tell your friends!

Expertly produced by Will Houchin with love, care, and enthusiasm.

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