Risks and Rewards
My blog has been a lonely place this winter. But it's a new season and some updates are in order!
In April I became the new assistant principal/utility horn for the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. It was one of those auditions in a series of tries and misses where everything finally seemed to click. I’ll begin playing with them this fall and I’m excited to perform Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Mahler’s Fifth Symphony for the first time! Many people have asked me if I'll be moving to Springfield. The ISO is not a full-time commitment so I'll still be living and making music in Chicago.
This month marks a milestone for the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic. We’ll be performing in Symphony Center for the first time on Friday, May 24th! It's such a joy to work with someone as innovative, talented, and kind as Orbert Davis. Click the banner below for more information!
I’m incredibly excited to say that this fall I’ll be performing Richard Strauss’ first horn concerto with the Midwest Philharmonic Orchestra. As soon as I have information on the specific date and time I’ll be sure to post it here. I've had wonderful experiences teaching horn and piano at the Midwest Conservatory of Music, and this past weekend I performed Schumann's Third Symphony with the MPO.
6/2/2013 12:42:47 pm
Congrats! I just dropped by to see what's new and saw this post and the huge list of positions you hold on the home page. I don't mean to be dumb but what's a utility horn do and couldn't they make a better sounding title for it? Cheers!
6/2/2013 12:51:24 pm
Thanks Eric!! :) Utility Horn is definitely not a glamorous name. Haha. It means that I'll fill in any chair that is vacant for a concert. I can be asked to assist the principal or play any chair needed, so I've got to be pretty flexible.
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