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ROCO Clarinetists Coming of Age

ROCO Clarinetists Coming of Age

Just a couple of weeks ago, ROCO announced the programming for our 2019-2020 season, “Coming of Age”.  My wonderful colleague and friend, Maiko Sasaki and I will be featured next season on ROCO’s Unchambered Series, so we spent quite a bit of time back in […]

The Time Has Always Been Now

The Time Has Always Been Now

the time is always right to begin the time is always right to stop waiting on you the time is always right to embrace your path to accept what you had to walk through yesterday and what you must step away from now as you […]

The Perfect Sound and the Clarinet

The Perfect Sound and the Clarinet

As I considered a title for this post, I was reminded of the titles of many Aesop’s Fables, such as The Goat and the Wolf  and The Hare and the Tortoise.  So, I pulled out the copy of those fables that my Mom bought for me […]

Kicking the New Year Off to a Great Start with Strata

Kicking the New Year Off to a Great Start with Strata

After a beautiful holiday season shared with family, friends, and neighbors, the new year began with a rehearsal retreat with my trio, Strata.  We spent several days together preparing for upcoming concerts that will include the following repertoire: Jonathan Leshnoff  Seven Glances at a Mirage […]

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 […]