Performing 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.
I’ll be making my first appearance with the Grand Rapids Symphony this month on their “Sci-Fi Symphony” program at the Cannonsburg Ski Area. As a big fan of Science Fiction I’m really looking forward to playing the theme music from some of my favorite movies and tv shows!
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).
Of course, we were all just a bit distracted by the view in the other direction as we played:
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.
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.
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.