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Join ROCO November 16 & 17 as we highlight women in the arts!

Join ROCO November 16 & 17 as we highlight women in the arts!

ROCO is excited to present a new event this season – Concert & Conversation, pairing panel discussion with short musical selections, in an in-depth exploration of topics of current interest. Join us Friday, November 16 for the first in a planned annual series, as we take a look at the […]

Ordinary Saints at Laity Lodge

Ordinary Saints at Laity LodgePictured left to right are Bruce Herman, Bethany Ring, Amber Salladin, Nathan Williams, Steuart Pincombe, JAC Redford, and Malcolm Guite

During the last weekend of October, I was privileged to be a part of an extraordinary event at Laity Lodge. Ordinary Saints is a collaborative project featuring the work of Bruce Herman (painter), Malcolm Guite (poet), and JAC Redford (composer).  They turned their collective attention toward a […]

Strata on “Performance Today”

Strata on "Performance Today"

I was pleased to hear from the wonderful composer Dana Wilson that Strata’s performance of his spectacular trio, A Thousand Whirling Dreams, would be included during the second hour of the “Performance Today” broadcast on Friday, October 12.  You can listen to this particular edition […]

Breaking In and Conditioning New Cane Reeds

Breaking In and Conditioning New Cane Reeds

Reed companies go to great lengths to be sure their customers are receiving high quality products.  They test the pH levels of the soil in various regions where their cane is grown in order to find ideal locations and optimal harvest times.  They are constantly […]

ROCO Season 14 Kicks Off This Weekend!

ROCO Season 14 Kicks Off This Weekend!

Our 14th season of River Oaks Chamber Orchestra kicks off this weekend in Houston with concerts at the Miller Outdoor Theatre (6000 Hermann Park Drive) at 8 p.m. on Friday, September 21, and at The Church of St. John the Divine (2450 River Oaks Boulevard) […]

Adult Chamber Music Institute at Interlochen

Adult Chamber Music Institute at Interlochen

When I returned from China, I had a few wonderful days at home before it was time to leave for this year’s Adult Chamber Music Institute at Interlochen.  This annual event welcomes adult, mostly avocational musicians from all over the country for a week of […]

The 5th China International Music Festival

The 5th China International Music Festival

My week in Xi’an was action-packed, inspiring and rewarding.  I worked with many talented clarinet students, performed with some excellent musicians, and heard some beautiful clarinet playing and music making by the other guest artists.  It was wonderful to see old friends, forge new friendships, […]

Leaving for China tomorrow!

Leaving for China tomorrow!

Tomorrow morning, I’ll be leaving for China, arriving in Xi’an, the capital of the Shaanxi Province, on Sunday evening.  I’ll be one of the guest artists at the Xi’an International Music Festival for five days of concerts and master classes.  My recital is Tuesday night, […]