Thursday, May 10, 2007

Long time.... post. I know. I'm sorry.

Okay, moving on... What's new? Well nothing really. It's May, and the semester has wound down, and all that means for me is the end of rehearsals. No classes = no finals.

More importantly, I've finished my teaching with OMA for the year. Ten first grade operas, all a huge success. Parents and teachers happy all around. I would post photos, but I can't, for the safty of the children!

In addition to teaching, I have been very busy performing. A couple of weeks ago I had four concerts in the course of a week.
Photographic evidence:

First, the opera; Tartuffe, by Kirke Mechem (who I will get to meet this summer, because the Desert Chorale has commissioned a new piece from him. Click on the link to see the new promo photo, I'm in the middle!). Here's the cast in all our long hair glory.

Also, me and my mother:

And one of the Tartuffe (Ken) and Orgon (me):

Next: Performance of Handel's 'L'Allegro' with the University of Arizona Community Chorus:
Soloists: ChloƩ, Kathryn and me

Soloists: Me, Kat and Adam

Then: Performance of Britten's 'Rejoice in the Lamb' with my friend Lupe (middle) conducting:
(Me, Kara (mezzo), Lupe, Todd (tenor), and Jenneya)

Finally: Later that week with the Rieman Opera Quartet at the KUAT Chamber Music Showcase. To be aired on the radio. When, I do not know!
ChloƩ, Brent and Cindy Chillin' in the dressing room:

The quartet and accompanist:

There you go. The fourth concert was another Opera Quartet gig. I have one more of those, next Tuesday, and I will be done!!!! Already working on my music for Santa Fe....

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