Former teacher plays my version of "QUIET CITY"

How do you honor a 25 year musical relationship? Well, here is something that I'm excited about! I studied classical saxophone at Ithaca College with Steve Mauk when I was working on my undergraduate college degree. He discovered all sorts …

QUIET CITY CHAMBER ENSEMBLE IN JANUARY

The QUIET CITY CHAMBER ENSEMBLE is proud to present a program featuring newly discovered music by Aaron Copland and rarely heard compositions by American composers at two venues in January, 2014.
WHERE: Hudson View Gardens (NYC), and Chappaqua Chamber Series …

I Love Emails Like This

I love receiving emails like the one I got yesterday:  "Hello! I am writing because I heard of your wonderful performance of Quiet City on NPR from my professor. I am currently in the final stretch of my studies of…

What Kind of Music Do You Play To This Artwork? PART III

Today is part three of a four part blog about my August 11 performance for the ABSTRACTIONS exhibit at the Perkins Center for the Arts in Collingswood, New Jersey.

I responded immediately to the colors and texture employed by artist …

WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU PLAY TO THIS ARTWORK? PART II

Here is part two of my four part blog about my recent performance at the Perkins Center for the Arts in Collingswood, New Jersey. First, my brother and I decided that I would play one composed and one improvised piece …

What Kind of Music Do You Play To This Artwork? PART I

I had a wonderful and gratifying musical experience on Saturday, August 11 when I performed music to accompany art. My brother is a visual artist and was part of a three person exhibition at the Perkins Center for the Arts …

All Things Copland

The past two weekends have been filled with "All Things Copland". A good friend who works at the Tanglewood music festival in the beautiful Berkshires of Massachusetts, took me to their Copland Library. I asked the head librarian if there …