Mark Arnest

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About me

Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Communications / Marketing
Location Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Introduction I'm a composer, pianist, historian of 19th Century classical performance practice, and, if you're still awake, director of communications for the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. For the 15 preceeding years, I was arts writer for the Colorado Springs Gazette, where my writing was honored three times by the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors: 2nd place in 2008, first place in 2002, and honorable mention in 1999 (all in the "Excellence in Feature Writing" category). My wife Lauren and I have written an opera, "Pike's Dream"; a musical, "All About Love," (with Murray Ross); and several plays, including "YourArmyâ„¢," "Failing Consumption," and "Maynard Dines In."
Interests Classical music, theater, piano, yoga, cooking, art, baseball, history, hybrid cars, absinthe
Favorite Movies The Lady Eve, The Big Sleep
Favorite Music Pretty much everything from, Ockeghem, through, Ginastera, allowing for countless exceptions such as "The Maiden's Prayer." A particular fondness for pianists, Alfred Cortot, Edwin Fischer, and, Benno Moiseiwitsch
Favorite Books The Brothers Karamazov, almost anything by, P.G. Wodehouse