Saturday, March 31, 2012

A Small Army of Contras

Ben Stonaker is looking for a few more people to play his piece, Geometric Fragments No. 4 for 44 contra clarinets, which will have it’s world premier at ClarinetFest this August. More information can be found on his website. Sign up if you’re interested, I’ll be playing and it should be a rumbling good time!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Pines and a Premiere

We are onstage and warming up. It is going to be a very nice program tonight!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas Concert

We made it back home today after a wonderful and very fun concert with the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas. This time, we collaborated with the Fayetteville Jazz Collective to play a concert that combined some of the most popular music from both the Jazz and Classical genres. The crowd was enthusiastic and I’m glad we had another packed house!

Aside from making some great music, we had some free time to check out more sites around the area. This time we went to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. It was absolutely amazing! The art ranged from the Colonial period all the way to modern artists who are currently alive and working. It ended up taking us all afternoon just to cover the main galleries, we’re going to go back another day to cover the grounds and to hopefully see some of the visiting exhibits when they come through.

Now that we’re back in town, we’ll both be enjoying our week off for Spring Break until we get back to teaching and our next gigs! I’m very excited to get to play Pines of Rome with the Monroe Symphony next weekend!