December 9, 2009: BYU Honors Brass Quintet (7:00 pm @ Joseph F. Smith Bldg. Rm B002 ~ Free) – This is a high quality quintet that studies and performs some of the most challenging quintet repertoire. Program to include Four Outings by Andre Prévin, Sonata for Brass Quintet by Derek Bourgeois, Armenian Scenes by Alexander Artuinian , and some traditional Christmas music.
December 8, 2009: BYU Brass Chamber Night (7:30 pm @ Madsen Recital Hall, HFAC, BYU ~ Free) – Come listen to a fun night of music presented by BYU’s brass chamber ensembles. I coach two of the ensembles that will perform.
November 20, 2009: BYU Philharmonic Orchestra (7:30 pm @ DeJong Concert Hall, HFAC, BYU ~ $10) – The Philharmonic will perform Rainorama for steel drum band and orchestra (U.S. premiere), Strauss’ Dance of the Seven Veils from “Salome”, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5.
November 14, 2009: BYU Trombone Choir (7:30 pm @ Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center at BYU ~ Free) – This will be a fun night of trombone music. I will be conducting two pieces (Walter Hartley’s “Canzona” and Nelhybel’s “Tower Music”) and we will also debut “Three Western Themes” arranged by our own Donovan Wilbur.
October 23-24, 2009: Orchestra at Temple Square (7:30 @ SLC Tabernacle ~ Free, ticket required) – I will be playing principal next to John Gallacher and Tyler Kay in Wagner’s “Liebestod”. Two nights of great music!
October 1, 2009: BYU Philharmonic (7:30 @ DeJong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU ~ $10) – This is the Instrumental Showcase in which the Philharmonic will play “Overture to Girl Crazy” by Gershwin and “Salome’s Dance” from Strauss’s “Salome”.
July 25, 2009: My Wedding! Yes, I have been incredibly lucky in finding a beautiful woman who consented to be my wife. I am getting married to Jessica Taylor of Idaho Falls, ID. We have known each other for just under a year and we are both looking forward to our future together.
June 20 – June 30, 2009: Midwestern U.S. tour with the Orchestra at Temple Square and Mormon Tabernacle Choir!