L’elisir d’amore

Performance with PRSO and Teatro de la Opera of Donizetti’s opera L’elisir d’amore with Kamil Khan directing. April 3 & 5 at 8pm, Centro de Bellas Artes.

Sibelius Symphony No. 2

Performance with PRSO of Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2, Roberto Sierra’s Variations on a Souvenir and Nicolai’s Overture to “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” Theo Alcántara, Director; Ian Hobson, Piano. 8pm, Centro de Bellas Artes.

Mejunje del Fagobongo at the Casals Festival

As part of the 51st annual Casals festival I performed Mejunje del Fagobongo for bassoon and bongo by Alfonso Fuentes. This performance was part of a chamber music concert of music from Puerto Rican composers and included Suite de Canciones…

Mahler Symphony no. 3 at the Casals Festival

The Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra performed Mahler’s third symphony in d minor as part of the annual Caslas Festival in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This incredible work was conducted by new PRSO musical director, Maximiano Valdés. The concert took place…

Casals Festival Performance with Music Director, Maximiano Valdés

In the PRSO’s first concerto of the 51st annual Casals Festival, we performed Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture; Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate, K. 158a; Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture ; Copland’s El Salón México and Bernstein’s West Side Story: Symphonic Dances.…

Dominic Teresi Masterclass at the Puerto Rico Conservatory

Dominic Teresi, bassoonist and historical performance practice specialist of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra gave a masterclass and period instrument demonstration at the Puerto Rico Conservatory Monday, Feb. 4. Tafelmusik performed in San Juan at Centro de Bellas Artes Sunday night and…

IDRS.org Website Redesign

I’m very excited to announce that the newly redesigned International Double Reed Society website, IDRS.org has finally launched. I have been maintaining the homepage for 4-5 years now and was responsible for its design but the enormous amount of research,…

Pepe Romero and the Cuarteto Romero

Perfomance January 26th with the PRSO of Cordero’s Concierto festivo para guitarra y orquesta de cuerdas; Rodrigo’s Concierto andaluz para cuatro guitarras y orquesta; Compos Parsi’s Divertimento del sur and De Falla’s Suite no. 2 of The Three Cornered Hat.…

Masterclass with Ingo Reuter

Ingo Reuter, Solo Bassoonist of the Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra gave a masterclass at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music Monday, January 14th. Mr. Reuter is in Puerto Rico with the Staatskapelle to perform orchestra and chamber music concerts as part…