Conducting in Switzerland

This past week, I had the opportunity to participate in a conducting masterclass in Zurich, Switzerland.  For six days, I studied conducting with Markus Utz, Marguerite Brooks, and Jeffrey Douma.  Together with my colleagues from Yale and new friends from the University of Zurich, we conducted pieces by Rheinberger, Reger, Brahms, Bernstein, Hindemith, Argento, and more.    This was part two of a three-part masterclass that I am a part of.  Part one was last August in Sweden, and part three will take place next September in New Haven.  It has been such a blessing to make friends with conductors in other parts of the world!

Concert: Dvorak Stabat Mater

This week, I have enjoyed working both as a singer and a conductor for Helmuth Rilling, famed conductor and early music scholar from Germany.  He is nearing retirement, so the thought that I might be part of one of his last masterclasses and concerts is exciting.  On Friday, April 19 at 8pm, the Yale Camerata will join with the Yale Glee Club and Yale Philharmonia to perform Dvorak’s Stabat Mater under Maestro Rilling’s baton.  The concert is free of charge at Woolsey Hall in New Haven.  The stage has been extended – we are quite a large crowd.  Ready to perform!