Some of what I'm doing in 2020:
Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve updated this website. Like everyone else, I’ve hunkered down, slowed down, driven less, cooked more, pondered the cost/benefit ratio of safety and human contact. I continue to teach online, make music in the ways that present themselves these days, and do what I can think of to stay connected with people and music I love.
Three Austin arts groups are living on through socially-distanced chamber concerts, presented online for ticketed audiences. Be wonderful and support them!
Austin Symphony presents the Harry Potter Suite (with the famous Fluffy’s Harp Solo) and Peter and the Wolf on the annual Halloween Children’s Concert. The November concert, Rule of Three, features the beautiful Mahler 4th Symphony, a Gabrieli piece and Anton Nel playing a Beethoven piano concerto.
Texas Early Music Project is presenting virtual concerts, and serving up delights from previous concerts on their TEMP Taco Tuesdays:
Austin Baroque Orchestra is also presenting virtual concerts. I’ll be on the November 21st one, Lamentación y Esperanza:
For 22 weeks and counting, Alex Coke and I play mini-concerts in our driveway for the neighbors every Monday night around sunset. I post them on my facebook page afterwards, or you can watch live on facebook at Mood Indigo37, and some of them are available on YouTube. The pastor of the church where Alex played before the pandemic, wrote a lovely blog about our driveway concerts:
Here’s musicians of the San Antonio Symphony playing the finale of the Mahler 2nd Symphony from our living rooms:
Over the summer, Austin Symphony produced a series of children’s stories, each featuring a musician from the orchestra. This is mine, Cinderella:
Alex and I playing Songs for Peace: