Yesterday, I had the great pleasure to rehearse my Radiant Joy with the GDYO Wind Symphony. Conductor David Kehler invited me up to work with the group, in preparation for their March 1st concert at the Eisemann Center, in Richardson, TX. I admit I was a bit nervous – this is my first time to conduct Radiant Joy, but the band played wonderfully, and forgave me for getting lost a couple of times… 🙂
This is a great group of kids – extraordinary level of playing and really good attitudes, even if not all of the music is to their liking (Ellerby, Mvt. III, I’m looking at you). If you’re anywhere near the Dallas area on Sunday, March 1st, you absolutely should come to the concert. The fun begins at 2:30pm!
And on that note, March 10th, at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas: Jerry Junkin and the UT Wind Ensemble will do my new Ecstatic Waters for wind ensemble+electronics. More about that soon.