Next Performances

My next performances will be singing in the chorus of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with West Bay Opera. Richard Harrell will direct and José Luis Moscovich will conduct. Performances are October 13, 15, 21, and 22 at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, California. The opening performance will be at 7:00 pm and the remaining three will be at 2:00 pm. Note that these are different times for the Friday and Saturday performances than in past seasons! Tickets are available online or at the box office.

In October I will also be making my debut singing with Voices of Silicon Valley. This “Visions of Guadalupe” concert features the world premiere of a new work by Cyril Deaconoff, dedicated to Yolanda López. The program also includes works by Kaija Saariaho, Pamela Z, and Flannery Cunningham. Performances are Friday, October 20 at 7:00 pm at the San José Museum of Art and Sunday, October 22 at 6:00 pm at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Jose. Ticket for the Friday concert are available at the museum web site. Tickets for the Sunday concert are also available online.


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

In the past I studied at:


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 1980s

In Memory of Herb Pomeroy, 1930 – 2007, father of jazz at MIT