Music

Next Performances

My next performances will be my singing in the cast of Chess in Concertmy debut with South Bay Musical Theatre of Saratoga, California. The music for Chess is by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus with lyrics by Tim Rice. Chess exists in several versions: our concert version is based on the licensed London version, with rights secured to interpolate some songs from the Broadway version. My solo is one of those Broadway songs – the Father’s Lullaby, sung in Hungarian. Walter Mayes will direct and Asa Stern will conduct.

Performances are Sunday, May 28 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, June 3 at 2:30 pm at the Saratoga Civic Theater. Tickets are $35 for adults with senior and student discounts available, and can be purchased online or by phone at (408) 266-4734.

Ensembles

My most frequent performances are now with the West Bay Opera chorus. Recently I have also sung with Lyric Theatre of San Jose and Redwood Symphony. In the past, I have sung with:

In the past I studied at:

Excerpts

Here I am singing in the tenor section of the Masterworks Chorale in November 1996, conducted by Galen Marshall:

Before I started singing, I was a trumpet player. I played in just about every musical group at MIT, including the Symphony Orchestra, Festival Jazz Ensemble, and Concert Band. The MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble, directed by Herb Pomeroy, was one of the first three collegiate bands from the USA to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Here are two excerpts from our appearance at the 1981 Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival:

Herb Pomeroy and band performing in Copley Square, Boston, early 1980sIn Memory of Herb Pomeroy, 1930 – 2007, father of jazz at MIT