Archive for December, 2010

Sting interviewed by Charlie Rose

In this interview reflecting on Sting’s recent tour with an orchestra he says that the orchestra learned to be a band. I would suggest that if one wishes to use an orchestra for contemporary songs, one must teach them to play in a different manner. Brian Gaber, director of the commercial music program, at Florida State, noted during my time with him that excellent orchestra players often do not know how to play with swing for example.

Can the rehearsal setting be used as a mechanism for evangelism?