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July 13, 2007

A few quick pics

Busy week here in Schladming – had two performance on Wednesday (SüdTiroler Jugendblasorchester performed Stampede under the amazing direction of Karl Geroldinger, and the LA Symphonic Winds played MetaMarch with gusto despite my flailing arms). Both were great concerts and great performances. This Saturday night, I have two more pieces with the World Youth Wind… continued

July 8, 2007

Aufwind

On the way to Schladming, we stopped in Hallstatt, a tiny town on the edge of the Ebensee (Lake Eben). This is home to the world’s oldest salt mine, dating back at least 7,000 years. It’s an unbelievably scenic location. Also made a couple of trips to Salzburg. Pictures forthcoming. First, I’m about to go… continued

July 2, 2007

One week until MidEurope 2007!

I’m in Austria at the moment, preparing for MidEurope where I will be the guest composer for the week! The festival is held each summer in Schladming, Austria, nestled in an Alpine valley, about an hour’s drive from Salzburg. It’s as idyllic as it sounds. :)The schedule includes performances of Stampede by the… continued

June 11, 2007

Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corp do Hummingbrrd

The Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corp has arranged my Hummingbrrd as part of their 2007 show! Unfortunately, I won’t have a chance to see it since I’ll be out of the country all summer, but if someone out there gets a chance to see their show, let me know how it sounds!

May 6, 2007

A Million Suns over Buffalo

Ok, so I’m way behind in blogging, AGAIN. As soon as I returned from Buffalo (via a last-minute flight to Chicago in order to drive from there to East Lansing with 2 Austrian parents in tow, but that’s a whole other story), I had to pack up everything from my house in Bowling Green to… continued

May 1, 2007

off to Buffalo, NY…

…where the Clarence HS Symphonic Band, Chorus, and Orchestra are performing the original version of A Million Suns at Midnight on Thursday night at Kleinhans Music Hall. I hear the hall is beautiful, and I’m really excited to hear this piece again – I believe it was 2002 the last time someone performed it…. continued

April 16, 2007

BG Bryant-o-rama, Grantham premiere, Austin

This past Saturday night, Bruce Moss and the Bowling Green Wind Symphony presented a concert featuring several of my works, including the parody pieces and their corresponding originals. I think I occupied over 50% of the concert, which is a bizarre (and wonderful) feeling. The only difficult thing in this situation is that, instead of… continued

April 14, 2007

St. Charles East HS success!

I neglected to take any pictures while I was there, but the St. Charles East HS Wind Ensemble did a fine job with Bloom and Radiant Joy. I conducted Bloom, and even though I totally got lost for two or three bars (and did the round “I’m lost” pattern until I got back on the… continued

April 12, 2007

St. Charles East HS, All a-twitter

Today, I made the drive to St. Charles, IL through the relentless rain (with some sludgy ice mixed in over the western portion of Indiana), and am happy to finally be firmly ensconced in the Holiday Inn Express. Looking forward to tomorrow’s rehearsals and concert. Probably should run through Bloom again… you’d think I’d… continued