Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9

On May 16, 17 and 18 I performed Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 as principal bassoonist with the Winston-Salem Symphony. The concert also included Barber’s Adagio for Strings. The concerts took place at the Stevens Center in Winston-Salem with Bob Moody…

Boléro Performances with the Winston-Salem Symphony

Over this last weekend I performed concerts as principal bassoonist with the Winston-Salem Symphony that included de Falla’s El sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat), Rodrigo’s Concierto Andaluz, Turina’s Danzas fantásticas, op. 22 and Ravel’s Boléro. The soloists in…

Elliott Carter’s Au Quai for Bassoon and Viola

On March 30th I performed Elliott Carter’s Au Quai for Bassoon and Viola with my colleague Sheila Browne, viola teacher at UNCSA. Carter wrote this about the piece’s origin: The title of this piece was suggested by Arnold Schoenberg’s short…

Gubaidulina’s Quasi Hoquetus

Performance of Sofia Gubaidulina’s trio for bassoon, viola and piano Quasi Hoquetus with UNCSA faculty members, Sheila Browne, viola and Karen Beres, piano. The performance was part of a faculty concert at UNCSA on Valentine’s Day called “Ménage a Trios.”…

Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante Performances

On February 7th, 8th and 10th I performed Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, K 297b with the Winston-Salem Symphony at the Stevens Center in Winston-Salem, NC. The other soloists were Kathryn Levy, flute; Amanda Gerfin, oboe and Robert Campbell, horn. Included on…

Woodwind Day at UNCSA – December 6th

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts hosted a woodwind day December 6th from 9am until 5pm. The event included master classes, reed making seminars, clinics on performance anxiety and practice methods by myself and UNCSA faculty members…

Brahms Violin Concerto with Sarah Chang

I recently performed as principal bassoonist with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra in a concert including Smetana’s Overture to The Bartered Bride, Debussy’s La Mer and Brahms’ Violin Concerto with Sarah Chang, violin; Luis Biava, conducting. 8pm Centro de Bellas…