Monday, October 12, 2015

I had a wonderful time performing with the Monroe Symphony Orchestra this last week, we played a special private concert for Merrill Lynch and their clients.  I'll be back in Monroe next week for a fun concert featuring the works of Gershwin including Cuban Overture, Rhapsody in Blue, Porgy and Bess, and An American in Paris.  This week I'll be performing with the Las Colinas Symphony, Symphony Arlington, and the Garland Symphony.  The program includes Auber's Overture to The Crown Diamonds, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, and Schumann's Symphony No. 4 in D Minor.  Join us for the concerts if you're in the area!

Monday, August 10, 2015

It's been an excellent summer but it has really flown by with gigs, traveling, and students keeping me busy!  I had a great time performing South Pacific with the Monroe Symphony as well as some Fourth of July concerts and recording sessions.

With liberty and clarinet for all!
One of the highlights of the summer was attending Clarinet Colloquium in Dallas.  I've attended some of the past conferences at Texas A&M Commerce but this is the first year that it has been held in Dallas and they did a really great job of organizing and hosting a wonderful event.  I was able to attend masterclasses by Andre Moisan, Ricardo Morales, Forest Aten, Michael Lowenstern, and Kim Cole as well as tons of concerts by many other talented clarinetists.  There were also lots of vendors present which was great since I'm preparing to buy a new instrument very soon.

Aside from clarinet related activities, we've been busy training for another half marathon at the end of this month.  Our travels took us to Atlanta, Georgia; Memphis, Tennessee; and Galveston, Texas. 
Go Braves! 

Overlooking the city of Memphis. 

Dinner on the pier in Galveston.

A long run in Monroe.
I'm looking forward to this coming season with an upcoming solo recital in October at Howard College in Big Spring, Texas and lots of other great concerts.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Donald Montanaro is visiting the Dallas-Fort Worth area this week and giving a masterclass at TCU.  If you're in the area, you should definitely check it out.  I'll also post a full report later.

For me, it has been a really great last few weeks of traveling and performing.  I performed with the Midland-Odessa Symphony, repertoire included the Overture to Die Fledermaus, Navarro, Clarinet Concerto No.2, Johann Strauss Radetzsky March, and Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Suite.  We were surprised to get snow in west Texas so we ended up having to cancel the first rehearsal.  The concert still went beautifully. 

Our Monroe Symphony pops concert happened to line up with Mardi Gras celebrations.  

I also made a quick trip to San Antonio to see my husband perform with the San Antonio Symphony and Ballet San Antonio.  He played Romeo and Juliet at the beautiful Tobin Center that is located on the river walk.  We also celebrated Valentine's Day between performances.