Here we are friends, in the heart of fall. In New York the chilly windy days have arrived. We see scenes of fallen colored leaves blowing down the streets and figures of the macabre appear all around; jack-o-lanterns and witches and other scary creatures associated with this month. And I have one more to add to your October spirit.
Edgar Allan Poe.
This month is simply not complete with some 19th century frightful stories. And as luck would have it I’m performing on a concert dedicated to just that, Poe!
Whitney George’s Curiostiy Cabinet is presenting an evening of music and Poe. There will be original score to silent films from the 1920’s, a retelling of The Raven with puppets, and even a setting of a lesser known poem of his, Evening Star.
It’s really going to be a great evening to celebrate Poe and the season of the macabre. Join us at 7:30p this Thursday at the Center for Fiction (17 E 47th St.)!!
– another SoprAboist
Join me at Music Mountain on August, 8 at 7:30 pm for a great concert. Joining me will be pianist John Tu, clarinetist Alex Kollias and bassist Evan Runyon. The program consists of Davidson’s Homage to Charles V. Stanford, Poulenc’s Sonata for Oboe and Piano, Schubert’s Shepherd on the Rock, Persichetti’s Parable for Solo Oboe, Clearfield’s Neruda Songs for Oboe and Bass and a world premiere of Jason Coleman’s Sognata No. 1. Tickets are $10 at the door.
If you can’t attend in person join via the live stream!
Live stream by Ustream
See you there!!
– another sopraboist
Wow! What a year!…ummm… yeah, sure…
So it has been awhile since I last posted, and all I can say is it has been a busy time since then. I officially completed the first year of my DMA and am moving on to year 2 which I am sure will be just as busy as the last. I love the program at the CUNY Grad Center and am so happy that I have the chance to study there. I will admit it was an extremely difficult adjustment, and one that many may not have wanted to survive through. Besides starting the program I was beginning in a new city – New York City – (of all places) and had to find sources of money. I ended up with a job working in a call center making hotel reservations. (Talk about a stretch from the music!!) I found it to be interesting and frustrating at the same time, but it was flexible and allowed for my own personal work to be attended to in down times. At the height of the year I was working 5 jobs all while fitting in practicing, class, lessons and yes even some time for eating and sleeping.
I have been able to make great connections, see wonderful concerts and sightsee while showing people around that have come to visit. I even perform from time to time! (Come out and see me if you can!)
At the beginning of 2012 I was asked to join Music Mountain as the Festival Manager and that is what has kept me busy since the first of June. It’s such an interesting side of Music, as I am doing all the heavy admin work that most musicians don’t get a chance to experience. I am the one paid employee of the festival so I run the box office, make the print and digital ads, posters, manage the social media, work with the artists, and solve any problems that come my way.
In a few weeks I will be taking to the stage at Music Mountain to give a concert during the 16th Annual Lucarelli Oboe Master Class. I’m extremely exited about the concert and am having a great time rehearsing and practicing. I will post more details about the concert soon, but it is Wednesday, August 8 at 7:30pm.
Have a great rest of the summer!
– another sopraboist
There will be a live stream for my concert on January 22! Tune in at 4pm ET/1pm PT!!
Live video by Ustream
– another sopraboist
I had to share this amazing video of this Korean boy who I am quite frankly amazed is alive, let alone able to sing the way he does.
Just a quick note…
Many MANY thanks to everyone who attended, donated, helped out, etc to make the concert last night possible. My favorite thing is to be in front of an audience and you all made that possible last night and into the future!!
It’s been 4 whole years since I’ve presented a solo concert in my hometown, but the wait is over! Please join me at Festus Methodist Church June 3 at 7:00 pm for a wonderful evening of voice and oboe.
Sonata for Oboe and Piano – F. Poulenc
Serenade for Oboe/Voice and Piano – J. Coleman (world premiere)
Shepherd on the Rock – F. Schubert
Cinq Pieces pour le Hautbois – A. Dorati
12 Variations on Schubert’s Heidenröslein – L. Sinigaglia
There will be a reception to follow!
Hope to see you all there!!!