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Couples’ Choice Award 2014

Couples’ Choice Award 2014

Happy 2014, everybody! We are proud to start off the new year with an award from WeddingWire! We were awarded the Couples’ Choice Award 2014 from the website, a prize… Read more »

Art Deco Affair

Art Deco Affair

The Chamber Light Players had a swingin’ time playing for Opera Theater Summerfest’s Art Deco Affair gala on April 18, 2013. The night was filled with Gilded Age nostalgia and… Read more »

The CLPs perform Palm Sunday Service at First United Methodist Church

The CLPs perform Palm Sunday Service at First United Methodist Church

CLP cellist and Symbiotic Collusion co-owner Katya Janpoladyan in front of First United Methodist Church in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside Neighborhood. Photo Credit: Jason Hohn The Chamber Light Players had a great… Read more »

Instruments Can Travel

Instruments Can Travel

This is great news for musicians! A Federal Aviation Administration bill has passed in Congress, which will allow musicians to safely carry their instruments on to airplanes. For more information,… Read more »

All or Nothing

All or Nothing

We had a fabulous time collaborating with the wonderful Joy Ike for her CD release on January 27 at the New Hazlett Theater in Pittsburgh’s North Side. A few years… Read more »

Top 10 Skills Children Learn from the Arts

Top 10 Skills Children Learn from the Arts

Here is an article from the Washington Post that lists some very important skills that children can obtain from participating in the arts. If you are a music teacher, then… Read more »

From Cuba to Pittsburgh

From Cuba to Pittsburgh

It was the end of January in 2001 at three in the morning and I was getting ready to depart for a journey that would change my life forever.  Most… Read more »

Why is the Violin So Hard to Play?

Why is the Violin So Hard to Play?

  Here is a very interesting article that addresses just one of the reasons the violin is so hard to play, described by a mathematician.  The author speaks about the… Read more »

New Realities Facing Modern Orchestras

New Realities Facing Modern Orchestras

Here is an article written by Eric Nilsson, an attorney who has family members in the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, which (as you might know) is currently dealing with a… Read more »

Musicians Are Probably Smarter Than The Rest Of Us

Musicians Are Probably Smarter Than The Rest Of Us

Here’s an interesting article regarding how practicing music may affect a person’s cognitive levels late in life.   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/20/music-intelligence_n_904124.html

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