Category Archives for Performances

Toledo Concert Band

Toledo Concert BandPerforming at one of the eight summer concerts given by the Toledo Concert Band at the Toledo Zoo seems to have become a tradition for me in the past few years. This time around I’ll be playing the July 15th performance, titled “America: Life as it Was.” These are free concerts and always offer good entertainment for the crowds in attendance.

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MSU Alumni Band Tour

We’ve just returned from a whirlwind tour of the Canadian Rockies with the Michigan State University Alumni Band.While I’m not technically an alum just yet, I’m close enough and they asked Lynne and I to come along as principal trumpet and oboe with the group.

Early in the trip, which included Calgary, Lake Louise, Banff, Kamloops and Vancouver, we performed at the Chateau Lake Louise Hotel (where we also stayed the night).

MSU Band at Lake Louise

Of course, we were all just a bit distracted by the view in the other direction as we played:

Lake Louise

Lynne and I had a wonderful time on the trip and especially enjoyed meeting and getting to know so many great people in the band! I’ll put a selection of photos from the trip online as soon as I can, but I’m currently working on several projects which are taking up a lot of my time, so it may be a month or so before I get it done.

Michigan Opera Theatre

Once again, I’ll be performing with the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra. From the MOT website:

by Charles Gounod
June 2-9, 2007

Gounod’s penchant for voluptuous harmonies suited the legend of Romeo & Juliet. From the balcony scene to the crypt, the lovers entwine themselves in a string of star-cross’d duets.

Michigan Opera Theatre

For the first time in several years I’ll be performing with the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra. From their website:

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
May 12-19, 2007

The Abduction from the Seraglio is Mozart’s spiel on finding redemption in a Turkish harem. Lighthearted antics are bound up with some of the composer’s most dazzling arias. A Michigan Opera Theatre premiere.

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