Rhapsody in Blue and a Pair of Great Red Shoes
I've been thrilled that the season is still action packed, even though we are about a month from the season finale. I had the absolute joy of performing Rhapsody in Blue (who doesn't love that amazing clarinet opening? I dare you not to smile!) on a recent Americana concert, an evening of Polish Music with the Irving Symphony, and The American Spirit by Mark Hayes at Lover's Lane United Methodist Church. The Hayes piece is a lovely three movement work, we performed the setting for chamber orchestra and choir and it quotes heavily from Simple Gifts and from Thoreau. If you are so inclined, feel free to check out the live stream of The American Spirit here. You can't see my fabulous red high heels in the livestream but I'm sure you can feel their influence.