Standing ovation for the Texanische Liebeslieder, complete with some true Texas hollerin’ – what a premiere! Bravi tutti: my partner in crime, Kelly Kuo; our singers Chan Yang Lim, Ellie Jarrett Shattles, Soonchan Kwon, and Tim O’Brien; UT’s Butler Opera Center; Hans Boas, director of the Texas German Dialect Project. Most of all, … Continue Reading →
In my beloved Austin, I’m grateful for the load of talent and dedication behind tomorrow’s concert. What a joy it’s been to rehearse this week with Chan Yang Lim, Ellie Jarrett, Soonchan Kwon, Tim O’Brien, and Kelly Kuo. What luck is ours, to make sound some beloved Brahms, and to delight our … Continue Reading →
Back home in Llano, TX, where I’m getting my first fall projects ready to go. They are something special in that they’re music with an unusual sense of place. In Austin in a few weeks, we’ll premiere David Hanlon’s “Texanische Liebeslieder.” I wrote the lyrics for these. They were inspired … Continue Reading →
Happiness is updating your calendar! From Arizona to Vienna (VA), from Canada to Texas, from Handel to Hanlon, and with my favorite opera of all time in the mix? Next year is shaping right up. Hope to see you somewhere along the way!
This morning is a true “How did I get here?” morning. Was I not in Austin a few weeks ago? Answer: yes. And yet here I am in Ann Arbor, plunged into a totally different group of students and colleagues. This morning I’ll rewrite a few parts for my Giulio Cesare band, … Continue Reading →