CSO Opens Season with Mahler 2

On October 5th we open the season with Mahler’s Symphony #2, the Resurrection, at the Ohio Theater. What more could a Principal Timpanist ask for than opening with Mahler 2? How about getting one of the finest timpanists in the country to join you on the 2nd timpani part. I’m very excited that Minnesota Orchestra Principal Timpanist, Peter Kogan, will be playing 2nd timpani. Hope to see you there! http://www.columbussymphony.com/events/

Music For 2 Pianos and Percussion

I am excited to be working on a joint commission project with Capital University (Columbus) and De Doelen (Rotterdam).  Dave Maric is currently writing a piece for me to perform with Colin Currie for 2 pianos, timpani, and percussion.  We will perform the work Feb/March, 2015 in Rotterdam and Columbus with Dutch piano duo Ralph van Raat and Maarten van Veen.  The program will also include the Bartok Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion. Resources http://www.davemaric.co.uk/site/ http://www.colincurrie.com/site/ http://www.ralphvanraat.com http://www.maartenvanveen.com

Jeni’s Ice Cream Rite of Spring Project

Where: Columbus, OH When: March 22 to 24, 2013 With the 100th anniversary of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring in 2013, many orchestras around the world have been performing the work.  Here in Columbus we joined forces with BalletMet Columbus and had a big success with 3 sold out performances.   I was pleased to have had the chance to work with my friend Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams on a promotional ice cream flavor to help market the event. The ice cream was inspired by the cafe culture of Paris 1913 …

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