Posted on November 19, 2013
This week I performed Beethoven’s Symphony no. 4 three times with Winston-Salem Symphony and guest conductor Philip Mann. Also on the program, Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 19 with Myron Brown as soloist. Here are two nice reviews of the concert in which I am mentioned:
Posted on September 12, 2013
On September 12, 2013 I had the pleasure of performing C. M. von Weber’s Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra with Fouad Fakhouri and the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra. Hear the performance below:
Posted on April 13, 2013
On April 12 and 13 I performed Rite of Spring as principal bassoon with Orchestra of St. Luke’s as part of Carolina Performing Arts “Rite at 100″ celebration. These we’re unique and thrilling performances as I was called in last minute when the principal bassoonist had a family emergency and had to leave a few hours before the concert.
Posted on April 8, 2013
On April 8 I performed with Zéphyros Winds at St. Francis College as part of their Concerts at Half Past Twelve series. The program was selection of works that spans almost a hundred years of compositions and features pieces written by August Klughardt, Elliott Carter and Endre Szervánszky.
Posted on March 22, 2013
On March 22 I performed Dana Wilson’s Avatar Concerto (2005) for Bassoon and Chamber Winds with the UNCSA wind ensemble, Michael Dodds conducting.
Posted on February 16, 2013
Last weekend I had the immense honor of performing my first concerts with Zéphyros Winds, a wind quintet based in New York City I joined last December. I can’t adequately describe what a joy it is to play with this group of virtuosi. They are an enormous source of inspiration and I can’t wait to play our next concert in April.
On Thursday, February 14th we performed on the Las Vegas Chamber Music Series at UNLV and then again on February 16th at Skidmore College at Zankel Hall. We received a nice review of our Skidmore show.
Posted on January 27, 2013
From January 25-27 I performed three concerts as part of the American Music Festival Concert Series with Ventus Wind Quintet, the resident wind chamber group at UNCSA. Music of Ibert, Debussy, Poulenc, Milhaud, and Dukas with Tadeu Coelho, flute; David Jolley, French horn; Robin Driscoll, oboe; Oskar Espina-Ruiz, clarinet; Saxton Rose, bassoon.
We received a nice review: http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=5979
Posted on January 15, 2013
Posted on December 7, 2012
From December 3-7 I traveled to Chengdu, China to perform as part of an exchange between Puerto Rican composer Alfonso Fuentes and the composition staff at the Sichuan Conservatory. I performed Fuentes’ piece Mejunje de Fagobongo for bassoon and bongo and gave a master class for the excellent bassoon studio of Chinese bassoonist Shibin Song.
With Shibin Song and bassoonists from the 3 full-time orchestras around Chengdu, China:
Posted on November 26, 2012
From November 8-16 I performed with the Rushes Ensemble throughout The Netherlands and Belgium performing Michael Gordon’s new hour-long work for seven bassoons. The piece is a result of the New Music Bassoon Commissioning Fund spearheaded by Dana Jessen. The ensemble is made up of seven of the United States’ leading performers of contemporary bassoon music: Dana Jessen, Rachael Elliott, Michael Harley, Lynn Hileman, Jeffrey Lyman, Saxton Rose, and Maya Stone. We performed the following concerts.
- November 8th at the November Music Festival in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands
- November 10th at the GLOW Festival in Eindhoven, the Netherlands
- November 11th at the Concertgebouw Brugge in Brugge, Belgium
- November 15th at the Ostadetheater in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- November 16th at the Korzo Theater in Den Haag, the Netherlands
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