It's been quite a while since I've last posted. I've decided to give my website a fresh, new look and I do plan on updating more frequently now that it's been redone. This week, I'm excited to be joining the Plano symphony on bass clarinet for five educational concerts. I really enjoy performing children's concerts, for many of the kids it's their first experience seeing a symphony orchestra perform and their excitement is a joy.
I'll also be performing with the Monroe Symphony in Louisiana this weekend for our Valentine's pop concert.
One of the more unique concerts that I've performed in so far for 2018 was with the Dallas Chamber Symphony. We premiered a new piece by composer-in-residence Douglas Buchanan called "Crossroads" which featured the Dallas Street Choir. The Dallas Street Choir's members are made up of people experiencing homelessness and is meant to give them a musical outlet and voice. The concert was accompanied by an art installation by Willie Baronet made up of signs he had purchased from different homeless people he met. It was an eye opening project that I was glad to be a part of.
I also had a chance to perform Poulenc's "Gloria" in the newly renovated sanctuary of First Presbyterian Dallas. They had a wonderful celebration for the reopening!