Philharmonic Concert – The Philharmonic put on an enjoyable evening of music last night. Opening with Rainorama, a piece for steel-drum band and orchestra, the orchestra treated the audience to a rather unique sound. Following Rainorama was Dance of the Seven Veils from Strauss’ opera “Salome”. As this was the second performance of the work this semester, so what may have been lacking in first-performance enthusiasm and energy was amply made up by the improved technical performance and overall control of the presentation. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 filled the second half of the program and was guest-conducted by Dr. Alex Jimenez of Florida State University. The soloists did a fine job conveying the spirit of Tchaikovsky’s longest symphony.
Trombone Choir – The trombone choir concert was also enjoyable. Donovan Wilbur’s Three Western Themes was especially well received.
7:30 PM @ Madsen Concert Hall, BYU Harris Fine Arts Center
Tonight’s the night for the BYU Trombone Choir! We are playing a lot of great music from all sorts of genres and styles. There is a new work being premiered, plus I will also be conducting two of the pieces. I hope to see a lot of people there!
I have added two new performances to the “Projects/Events” page:
November 14: BYU Trombone Choir
December 8: BYU Honors Brass Quintet
Check out the page for more details!
Unfortunately, due to unforseen financial difficulties, I am forced to postpone my fall solo recital. I will hopefully be able to set things in order by next semester to perform these four great pieces.
I have chosen the last piece for my recital this Fall: Brahms’ Hungarian Dance #5 transcribed by Will Kimball! I am looking forward to putting this together and performing for everyone who can make it.
I have updated the “Projects” page to reflect the complete program. I have also updated the “Event Calendar” page to include BYU’s “Instrumental Showcase” in which I am performing in Strauss’ “Salome’s Dance” from Salome.