My New Reality Show

I've often thought of pitching a reality show that follows a composer around in their day-to-day activities.  I mean a real reality show, with the person in the career they had long before the reality show started.  Something you know they'll still be doing long after it ends. Then I realize what the show would … Continue reading My New Reality Show

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When Things Come Together

It's an exciting time!  Rehearsals for the 2014-15 concert season have started, the Brazilian ensemble has had two performances in the last week, with two more scheduled for this week.  The flute choir repertoire is set after our reading session last week, and rehearsals start in earnest next week. And CDs! Last night I got … Continue reading When Things Come Together

The Year So Far

Why so long between posts?  Well, it’s been a busy 2014 so far, and it’s looking to get busier! I’ve been incredibly fortunate to participate in some great collaborations so far this year.  In March, Rob Bridge and Jennifer Vacanti shared their percussion skills in premiering “Rhythmody” for Vision of Sound.  They gave three performances, … Continue reading The Year So Far

Get Up And Dance!

Often, when I give you a post about a performance, I'll include a photo for you.  Especially during Cazenovia Counterpoint.  But not today.  I was far too busy up on stage with my fellow musicians! Samba Laranja is the Brazilian Ensemble at Syracuse University, and during the school year we have anywhere from 35 to … Continue reading Get Up And Dance!

Hi-Ho, The Travelling Life

So, my last week has included the following: Staffing the Society for New Music booth at the Solvay High School Career Fair, (thanks for the company, Paola); A performance by Samba Laranja at Cayuga Community College; Traveling from Central New York to Pennsylvania (just south of Philadelphia) to hear a talented young cellist, Kaylee Black, … Continue reading Hi-Ho, The Travelling Life

Drumming and Dancing and Singing – Oh My!

Last night was the semi-annual Samba Laranja concert at Syracuse University.  I've been a part of this group for almost 5 years now, and every single performance is an adrenaline rush.  This one was no exception . . . in fact, this was one of our best concerts.  Congratulations, Josh and Elisa (our illustrious leaders!) … Continue reading Drumming and Dancing and Singing – Oh My!

Tons of Summer Fun in Central New York

Who says summer in Syracuse is boring?  No one who lives here! The last week and a half has been filled with excitement.  Lots to do, and barely enough time to fit it all in! The Cooperstown Chamber Music Festival is in full swing.  It's a bit of a hike to get there from here, … Continue reading Tons of Summer Fun in Central New York