Recitals and Master classes in Indiana

On February 15th I gave a lecture-recital on extended bassoon techniques at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, IN. A focal point of the talk was using the International Phonetic Alphabet to describe and explain various internally generated…

UNCSA Faculty Latin Chamber Music Concert

I recently performed on a UNCSA faculty chamber music concert in Watson Hall entitled Latin Love. The program featured the music of Miguel del Aguila, Jack Delano, Villa-Lobos, Paquito D’Rivera, Eduardo Gamboa and Piazzolla. I performed the woodwind quintets of…

Shostakovich Symphony no. 10

On February 6th, 7th and 9th I performed Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93 and Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F with the Winston-Salem Symphony. Robert Moody, conductor Bryan Wallick, piano. Here’s a review.

Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale

This weekend I had the great pleasure of performing one of my favorite pieces of music by one of my favorite composers. The Soldier’s Tale (Histoire de Soldat) is a 1918 theatrical work “to be read, played, and danced” (“lue,…

Russell Peck’s Peace Overture, Brahms’ Schicksalslied

Performances with the Winston-Salem Symphony on November 22, 24, 2009 including Russell Peck’s tone poem, Peace Overture, which was inspired by the struggle for peace in the Middle East. Brahms’ melancholy Schicksalslied (Song of Fate) for chorus and orchestra expresses…

Recitals and master classes in Illinois and Indiana

I had the pleasure of performing solo recitals, giving master classes and teaching lessons at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana last week. I had a terrific time working with both bassoon studios…

Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto no. 3

On September 12th, 13th and 15th I performed as principal bassoon of the Winston-Salem Symphony a program which included Theofanidis’ Rainbow Body, Tchaikovsky’s Suite from Swan Lake and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto no. 3. Robert Moody conducted and the piano soloist…

2009 IDRS Conference in Birmingham, UK

From July 19-26 I visited Birmingham, England to attend the International Double Reed Conference. The IDRS conference is held during the summer once a year, each time in a different location throughout the world. This year’s event in Birmingham marked…