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.