Almost done with 2016, and it’s been a busy year. There’s been several highlights, but at the top of the list has to be the premiere of Dorothy Gates’ trombone concerto “Servant of Peace”. This was commissioned for me by ROCO, the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra and is a wonderful piece. We played it April 9, 2016, right in the middle of our HGO production of Wagner’s “Siegfried”, so it was a busy time!
Here is the live recording from the concert, you will find the whole concerto and lots of other stuff on my Soundcloud page.
The following weekend I was fortunate to be the featured sololist with the Houston Brass Band, and played Erik Leidzén’s classic Concertino, a fantastic piece.
In June I spent a fantastic week in Denmark to play with the Danish National Symphony brass and trumpet soloist Reinhold Friedrich. That guy can play, check him out!
After six weeks of the Broadway show “Wicked” here in Houston I was able to catch my breath before the fall started. The big thing right now is the brand new production of the Nutcracker with the Houston Ballet. It’s an amazing show, bring your family and friends!