Category: Performances

Gershwin Preludes

This arrangement for clarinet and piano explores the full range of the clarinet, from the lowest note on the “A” clarinet to the highest (double high C) on the “B flat”. At the piano is Dianne Frazer.

Pops Concerts

We play a lot of pops concerts. If classical concerts are the meat, pops are the carbohydrates of our diet. They keep us going financially. The orchestra usually plays some light classical pieces on the first half, then a famous…

The Spirit of Performing

When performing music, I have to balance a “subjective” interpretation from an “objective” one. This means I need to pay attention to the notes on the page and composer’s markings as much as my own interpretation of them. But both…

The Nutcracker

The now infamous score by Peter Tchaikovsky conjures many layers of memory and meaning for me. I’ve played it no less than 400 times. That’s not much compared to longer runs of Broadway shows, but it’s plenty for me. That’s…