Category Archives: Music

Coming Up – Sousa’s El Capitan

I will be playing the role of Señor Amabile Pozzo in Lyric Theatre’s concert production of El Capitan by John Philip Sousa. Performances will be on Saturday, July 30 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, July 31 at 2:00 pm at Fremont High School’s Shannon Theatre in Sunnyvale. Continue reading

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John Cage’s Renga at San Francisco Symphony

For one night only, there was an amazing all John Cage concert that was absolutely stunning. What really lifted it into genius was to perform Renga together with excerpts from the Lecture on Nothing, a key writing of John Cage’s musical philosophy included in his classic collection Silence. Continue reading

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Three Utopias

Next month I will be joining a rare class of musician: someone who has performed in three different productions of Gilbert and Sullivan’s late masterwork Utopia, Limited. Continue reading

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The Magic Flute at West Bay Opera

As my summer break from music rehearsals comes to an end, I wanted to be sure to look back at our production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) at West Bay Opera. Continue reading

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L’elisir d’amore at West Bay Opera

West By Opera’s production of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore opened on Valentine’s Day and closed last Sunday. Four sold-out houses and many local critics enjoyed themselves immensely, but perhaps not quite as much as the cast and crew of this production. Continue reading

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Music at MIT Oral History Collection

The Music at MIT Oral History Project has now grown into the Music at MIT Oral History Collection. This innovative, open access digital collection is one example of the research library transformation championed by Ann Wolpert, the late Director of Libraries at MIT. Continue reading

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Coming Up: Missa solemnis, Take 2

My final subscription concerts of the season with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus are happening this weekend. Michael Tilson Thomas will conduct us in Beethoven’s Missa solemnis. It has been such a joy to come back to this piece and be able to take it to the next level. Continue reading

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A Musical April – Beethoven, Handel, Musikmesse

April is turning into a very musical month. First, a marvelous San Francisco Symphony program of Handel and Mozart. On Tuesday, the release of the first recording I’ve made with the Chorus: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. The next day, Musikmesse begins in Frankfurt. Continue reading

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