Reformation 500

October 31, 2017 was a special day, for many reasons. An orchestra flashmob project I’ve been working on came to fruition: five performances of the finale of Mendelssohn’s “Reformation” Symphony no. 5 at five locations in Greensboro, NC, in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. (That’s a lot of fives!) David Holley, Artistic Director of Greensboro Opera and UNCG professor, graciously agreed to conduct. I am deeply indebted to him and to the musicians who volunteered to play with us!

Our itinerary:
8:55 AM, Coffeeology
9:30 AM, Whole Foods Market
10:30 AM, Four Seasons Town Centre
11:20 AM, Piedmont Triad International Airport
12:20 AM, Center City Park

A video is forthcoming!


Qualified Sub.

Yes, folks–that’s right!  I got onto the semi-final sub-list for the New World Symphony located in Miami, Florida!

IMG_1967Also, the UNCSA orchestra played its final Spring Dance concert, and the Daphnis went smashingly!  Oh, and did I mention we went on tour, participating in UNC Chapel Hill’s The Rite of Spring at 100?  The UNCSA orchestra (in collaboration with the UNCSA Dance Department) was the only student performance represented, sharing the stage with the likes of Yo-Yo Ma and the Martha Graham Dance Company.