Concert: UMN Campus Orchestras

Next Wednesday evening, I will be joining my orchestral conducting colleagues in conducting the University of Minnesota Campus Orchestras.  In fulfillment of my secondary area requirement (orchestral conducting), I have had the pleasure of working with Campus Orchestra Gold for the past few months.  This orchestra is comprised mostly of undergraduate students and is a non-auditioned orchestra with a variety of skill levels.  Together, we have learned Gabriel Fauré’s “Pelléas et Mélisande,” a lush, 20-minute orchestral suite.  It has been a blast working with these students, and I am proud of the music we will be sharing.  Here are the details:

Campus Orchestras: Gold, NorthStar, and Maroon
Wednesday, May 3, 7:30pm
Ted Mann Concert Hall
Minneapolis, MN

Concert: Remembrance & Renewal

This coming Saturday, I am pleased to join my colleague Katherine Chan in conducting a concert in commemoration of the 15th anniversary of September 11.  We have the honor of working with PopUp Choir, a unique mixed-voice ensemble that comes together for a single day’s performance.  Here are the details… hope to see you there!

Remembrance & Renewal
Saturday, September 10, 7:30pm
Augsburg Hoversten Chapel
$15 suggested donation
Reception to follow


I’m very excited to share that The Academy Chorale’s spring concert is next Wednesday, May 13 at 7pm at St. Patrick-St. Anthony’s Church.  The concert’s theme is “Love Lost, Love Sought, Love Won,” and we will be presenting music from Thomas Morley to Paul Christiansen to Ola Gjeilo to Moses Hogan.  My students have worked especially hard this year, as this concert is primarily a cappella and includes music in 6 different languages from 9 different countries!  Please plan to join us for this special evening.