Friday, April 2, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Nixon Backstage

Just thought I'd show off my new private jet...1/2 way done!
Ummm not. Backstage at the Terrace Theater for LBSO. Nixon in China is being performed here on Sunday.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Long Beach Symphony

Saturday, March 27, 20108:00 pm (Pre-concert lecture begins at 7:00 pm)

Barber Essay No. 2
Gershwin Concerto in F for Piano
Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F major, "Pastorale"

Terrace Theater
300 East Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
562.436.3636 Tickets Start at $18

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Motown Show with LBSO Pops

The show I played tonight got me in a Motown mood...

Some pics from the show...


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring Shows

Here's what's on tap for the next few months:

SATURDAY MARCH 13, 2010 8:00 p.m.
Featuring the Ladies of Motown

Long Beach Arena
300 East Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 436-3636


MONDAY MARCH 15, 2010 8:00 p.m.
(I'm not playing in this - but check this group out on youtube - amazing!)

FRIDAY MARCH 19, 2010 7:00 p.m.
Ben Case, Graduate Conducting Recital
Stravinsky: Octet
Ives: Central Park in the Dark
Ives: Country Band March
Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy

Northwood High School
515 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92620-2200
(949) 936-7200


SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 2010 8:00 pm (Pre-concert lecture begins at 7:00 pm)
Long Beach Symphony
Barber Essay No. 2
Gershwin Concerto in F for Piano
Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F major, "Pastorale"

Terrace Theater
300 East Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
562.436.3636 Tickets Start at $18

Annual Pops Concert Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the City of La Mirada
Matinee 2:00 p.m.
Evening 8:00 p.m.

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
14900 La Mirada Boulevard
La Mirada, CA 90638
(714) 994-6150

Call for tickets

SUNDAY MAY 9, 2010 3:00 p.m.
featuring Jacob Kraft

Garrison Theater at Claremont College
231 E 10th St
Claremont, CA 91711


Saturday, January 30, 2010

Mahpar Strikes again!

My good friend Steve Mahpar composed a cool piece for brass sextet recently. He got a few friends together at his place in Pasadena last week and hit record. You'll find an audio link to it HERE. Steve also put up a website for some of his other compositions, which you can find here:

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Hello 2010

The vocational respite that is January has been a good time for Ali and I to continue planning our wedding in Sonoma, honeymoon in Canada, and fine tune all the general merriment surrounding the big day. All is going well on that front, and we're getting excited as each thing on our list gets checked off. Yesterday's "to-do" was an intensive sangria research night with my parents. Mom and I found a few recipes on last week and she put together a wonderful white that was light and easy, as well as a sweeter and more robust red. Both were delicious! In the midst of our drinking Alison came from behind and slyly secured a Scrabble victory!

This morning, after yet another failed attempt at getting my Dad on Facebook, I managed to get him signed up for a blog. Alison thought that in retirement, my parents would enjoy musing about things, such as bloggers do. Anyhoo, here it is:

We also had a nice time yesterday morning (pre-Sangria) in rehearsal for our friend Marie Sato's masters conducting recital. Marie has picked some great music: Gabrieli's Canzon Duodecimi Toni for brass choir, Mozart's C Minor Serenade, and Milhaud's Creation of the World. If you're interested, the performance is Friday February 19th at 8pm in Cal State Fullerton's Recital Hall.

Other concerts coming up:
Music for film and television
Saturday February 6th at 8pm
San Pedro's Warner Theater

Disneyland's Carnation Plaza
Saturday February 20th
Performance time to be determined

This video is easy to make fun of, but the music is so beautiful...enjoy.