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Alexandre Abdoulaev
Works at Hanover Theatre
Attended Boston University
Lives in Baltimore, MD
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The Butler Parks Hot Serenaders: Summit Ridge Drive

On March 1st, my traditional 1930s jazz band, the Butler Parks Hot Serenaders, will be performing in Baltimore. This is the flier for the performance, image courtesy of photographer Jerry Almonte (http://jsalmonteproductions.com/)

From left to right: Mr. Robert E White (drums), me (piano), Mr. Dan Zimmer (saxophone), Mr. Jacob Robbins-Spevack (guitar). Reclining: Ms. Lindsay Kelly (vocals). 
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My hands are in Bobby's shoes. Obviously. #duh
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Yeah, no. 
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Too late I already got it for you
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*Banjo (FTFY).

But other than that, hells yes.
 
Playing guitar and getting edgumacated are kinda the same. Right?
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Life At The Piano - Decisions, Decisions...

Even though my concert isn't until tomorrow, I'm already hard at work figuring out my next solo program. I'm thinking Ravel's Le tombeau de Couperin for Summer 2015. 
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Alex. It's Marc from green pig
Can you. Would you text me your no
My no is 2028176260
Thanks
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Today, let's honor Veterans' Day the proper way. 
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Hey, they celebrate Veterans Day on Cyrene. ...or at least they did until that whole Exterminatus unpleasantness.
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The freshly-made gooey Goma Dango are delicious but the anko inside is piping hot so be careful not to burn your tongue. Alternatively, you can use pumpkin or sweet potato paste instead of bean paste. (^^) 揚げたてのごま団子はもっちりしていて美味しいです。出来たては中がとても熱いので火傷しないように注意して下さいね。あんの代わりにかぼちゃやさつまいものペーストでも作れます。(*^^*)
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Hells to the yes!
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Not to diminish the Charlie Hebdo incident here, but I feel like this, too, is deserving of our attention.
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Moving Too Fast

A few days ago, I got to perform at the Mobtown Ballroom's Christmas soirée with my good friend Shoham "Sho" Bhadra. The dude has a voice like a clarion trumpet, it's nothing short of amazing -- and the son of a bitch kept this from me for, like, a pretty long time, actually. Anyways, we did a rendition of Jason Robert Brown's "Moving Too Fast" from The Last Five Years. Fun fact: the piano part to this song is one of the hardest things to read down, until you figure out how JRB works his riffs and patterns.

Also, fun fact: we totally didn't plan to dress exactly the same. 

Enjoy! 
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Music Gag of the Day

I heard a rumor that originally the soundtrack to Christopher Nolan's "Inception" was going to consist entirely of BRAAAAAHHHHHHMMMMMS. 
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Let's keep things in perspective this Thanksgiving, guys. (h/t +The Bitchy Pundit)
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Occupation
Pianist, music director, researcher, collector of old-school jazz
Employment
  • Hanover Theatre
    Assistant Music Director, 2012 - present
  • Emmanuel College
    Lecturer in Music, 2012 - present
  • Lasell College
    Lecturer in Music, 2012 - present
  • Performing Arts Center Metrowest
    Music director, 2010 - 2014
  • Boston University
    Adjunct faculty, 2007 - 2012
  • Walnut Hill School for the Arts
    Faculty, 2008 - 2009
  • Washington National Opera
    Faculty, 2004 - 2006
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Currently
Baltimore, MD
Previously
Boston, MA - Moscow, Russian Federation - Frankfurt-am-Main - Gainesville, FL - Washington, DC
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Tagine (n.) a North African stew of spiced meat and vegetables prepared by slow cooking in a shallow ... oh. Tag LINE. Hmm. Don't have one.
Introduction
I only care about offending people I respect.

I play piano professionally and banjo recreationally.

From time to time, I conduct operas and theatre musicals.

I occasionally do an atavistic dance to 80-year old jazz music. Because I love it so much, I also ended up doing a doctoral dissertation in musicology about it.

In 2012, I married one of the brightest individuals I've ever met. She is a NASA scientist, and is far more interesting than I am: https://plus.google.com/+MeganDamon/posts.

I hold no partisan affiliation, but lean liberal on issues of human rights. 

And that's about all there is to say about that.
Bragging rights
Co-author, "Value and Judgment in Medieval Music" (Boston University Press: Boston, 2010). Champion of the All-England Summarize Proust Competition, 1972. In absentia, lead the New York Philharmonic in a command performance of John Cage's 4'33".
Education
  • Boston University
    Musicology, 2007 - 2014
    PhD Dissertation: "Savoy: Reassessing the Role of the 'World's Finest Ballroom' in Music and Dance, 1926-1958."
  • The Catholic University of America
    Music History, 2003 - 2006
    MA Thesis: "Nationalist, Neoclassical, or Both: The Examination of Nationalist and Neoclassical Trends in Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin."
  • The Catholic University of America
    Piano Performance, 1999 - 2003
  • Peabody Institute
    Piano Performance, 1998 - 1999
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