A few days ago, I had the car radio tuned to the local classical music station. While I realize this is nothing new to classical musicians around the world, it was a rare occurrence for me. I love the slathering of warhorses from our past, but this station's extremely conservative programming gets very tiresome. Yet sometimes I like to give them the benefit of the doubt.
Here's a little video to help warm up your hands on this cold day.
I am proud to announce that my latest commission is now finished!
This piece, Dark Languages, is a wild showpiece for solo viola and was commissioned by the fantastic violist Lauren Perala.
To find out more about Lauren and this commissioning project, please click here. To find out more about the piece, please click here.
Recently, I was perusing through iTunes to see how many results popped up for Ravel's Pictures at an Exhibition orchestration (quite a few, if you haven't looked yourself). Browsing through the rows of album covers, this one inevitably popped up: