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
Here is the recent world premiere of Charles Nichols’ Il Prete Rosso at the third practice festival in Richmond, Virginia. This piece, which Charles wrote for me, is scored for amplified violin, motion sensor, and interactive computer-effects. Since the premiere I played it on the Present/Continuous series at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. The full premiere on December 1st will be the first piece performed with the new 124-speaker surround-sound system, installed in the cutting edge performance space, the Cube at the Moss Art Center on the campus of Virginia Tech.