artslandia happy hour to benefit oregon symphony

On Wednesday, April 1st at 5:00PM PDT I’ll be playing a set of solo pieces for viola on artslandia’s happy hour Facebook Live series. Instead of having a virtual tip jar for myself, a link to the Oregon Symphony’s donation page will be set up instead. I hope you can make it – it’s very nerve-wracking for me: it’s been years since I’ve played a solo recital, and doing so in my own studio without a visible audience promises to be very strange as well, but I’ve got a nice little selection of pieces picked out, and a Top Ten List of viola jokes for good measure! Please join me, and send a little love in the Oregon Symphony’s direction as well, if you’re able!

mys virtual hangout video archive available

This was lots of fun to do. Congrats to Raúl Gómez and the entire Metropolitan Youth Symphony team for producing this great resource for their students and the community! If you’d like to send some love their way, here’s the MYS donation page!

OSO musicians play porch concerts

This weekend blessed us with some wonderful spring weather, and several of my colleagues in the Oregon Symphony gave impromptu concerts on their front (and sometimes back) porches. The wonderful photographer for the Classical Up Close series, Joe Cantrell, was on hand to document them, and here are some selected shots from his gallery on Facebook.