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El Maleh Rachamim (A Memorial to Ruth Bader Ginsburg) For Solo...

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This is a memorial for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Besides being an advocate for woman, Justice Ginsburg was always known as a compassionate person,...

What Makes This Piece Great?

Night on Bald Mountain

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Night on Bald Mountain by Modest Moussorgsky began as a piece for piano solo that he completed in 1867 and was never very popular. It was the orchestral version by fellow Russian composer Rimsky-Korsakoff after Moussorgsky died that became well known. It caught the ear of Walt Disney, was featured towards the end of the first “Fantasia”, and so became music recognized the world over.

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How To Prepare Your Students For Auditions

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In this episode of "The Art of Listening" we discuss our best strategies for helping our students prepare for their next District, States, or College audition.

A Bit About Me

Gabriel Gordon is a violinist, conductor, composer, arranger, educator, and entrepreneur with over 35 years of professional experience. His passions are performing and teaching music to connect people to one another. He lives and works in Ogden, Utah.

“The performance of Scheherazade could not have gone so well without the firmly managed violin solos of concertmaster Gabriel Gordon”    – Los Angeles Times

“A distinct and engaging musical personality…..passionate commitment” – Philadelphia Inquirer