This concert celebrates a community partnership I have created for my students with Larry Christensen, music director of St. Johns Lutheran Church in downtown Des Moines. At this concert I will join my students in performing the Four Seasons of Vivaldi. Nina Liu will solo on Spring and Sam Gray on Summer while I take on Autumn and Winter. Heidi Pridemore will play Herbert Howells Elegy for Viola and String Orchestra.
May 13-21, 2015 Northern California Tour
I will be presenting a solo concert featuring Il Prete Rosso by Charles Nichols, after time a resolution from Jeff Herriot and a new piece being written for me by Eric Lyon. IN addition to these 3 pieces that were written for me I am playing music of Sidney Corbett, Mark Engebretson, Kurt Rohde and Andrew List
May 13, Santa Clara University noontime Concert
May 15 , San Francisco State University
4 pm artist presentation, 7 pm concert
May 19, Center for new music san francisco
8 pm concert
May 20-21 residency at Uc Davis, May 20 - student composer readings and recordings, May 21, noontime concert
Live Lark Ascending - with Akira Mori, conductor and the Drake Symphony Orchestra
Working with my colleague Akira Mori is always a distinct pleasure. Akira will be returning to London to conduct the English Chamber Orchestra again this summer, where among other works, he will be conducting this favorite of the English Romantic repertoire. Here is a video of our recent performance with the Drake Symphony Orchestra. Also: watch this space for the soon to be released live recording of Sidney Corbett’s violin concerto Yaël with Akira conducting from its North American premiere in June of 2011 at the Chamber Music Midwest festival in Osceola, Wisconsin.
Il Prete Rosso at NYCEMF in JUne
Il Prete Rosso, a piece I commissioned from Charles Nichols, will be presented at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival June 22-28 at the Abrons Art Center in New York City. Here is the recent world premiere at the third practice festival in Richmond, Virginia. This piece is scored for amplified violin, motion sensor, and interactive computer-effects. Since the premiere I have performed it on the Present/Continuous series at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and at the Cube at the Moss Art Center on the campus of Virginia Tech utilizing its new 124 speaker sound system.