Igor Stravinsky’s Les Noces (“The Wedding”)
Super excited to be performing and recording this with the VA Arts Festival, VA Symphony Orchestra, and Todd Rosenlieb Dance in May.
Going to try to ignore politics for a little while and focus on how excited I am to perform this in the spring.
Listening to this for the first time since we recorded it last May. So exciting.
Song of Myself, 44.
It is time to explain myself—let us stand up.
What is known I strip away,
I launch all men and women forward with me into the Unknown.
The clock indicates the moment—but what does eternity indicate?
We have thus far exhausted trillions of winters and summers,
There are trillions ahead, and trillions ahead of them.
Births have brought us richness and variety,
And other births will bring us richness and variety.
I do not call one greater and one smaller,
That which fills its period and place is equal to any.
So, so, so excited for this release on June 5.
This was my first involvement with a recording for commercial release, and it was an awesome piece. I’m so proud of the work we did.
Virginia Arts Festival 2012
Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 8 (“Symphony of a Thousand”)
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus (Robert Shoup)
Richmond Symphony Orchestra Chorus (Erin Freeman)
Old Dominion University Concert Choir (Nancy Klein)
Christopher Newport University Chamber Choir (Lauren Fowler-Calisto)
Virginia Children’s Chorus (Carol Thomas Downing)
Ordering my Mozart Coronation Mass score.
Unfortunately we are using the Schirmer edition. I would really like to get the Barenreiter, even though it’s more expensive. Barenreiter’s Urtext scores are just… gorgeous.