[update: new link to Dave Belden’s site]
[update from David: “Also, one small correction to your post: it was actually stolen while
I was home in Alaska, not Europe (I can only imagine calling all the
pawn shops in Switzerland!).” ]
I just read a really good musician story on Dave Belden‘s website. Dave is an actor, filmmaker, web developer, and violinist in the Chicago Sinfonietta, and he has a scary tale of his violin getting stolen in Europe. Check it out here.
Dave has designed websites for many prominent musical and theatrical organizations, including sites for the Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra, Lake Forest Symphony, Chicago Sinfonietta, Eighth Blackbird, and the Piven Theatre.
Dave also designed the website for my old Civic Orchestra of Chicago colleague Jacob Greenberg. Jacob’s site is actually an FTP Blogger blog, but you’d never guess it on first glance.
It’s amazing how small the classical music world really is–I have played with all of these ensembles Dave Belden designed websites for (except for the Piven Theatre), and I used to play with Jacob all the time.