Last night I had the great privilege of playing as concertmaster for the Southern California Philharmonic during their pops concert, “Classical Music on the Silver Screen”! We performed a really diverse and lovely program, including Ride of the Valkyries, Orpheus in the Underworld, Somewhere in Time, and Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2…and much more . Here, I must brag: I nailed the gypsy-esque (and challenging!) solo cadenza near the beginning of the Hungarian Rhapsody!! Woohoo!!!
I snuck this quick shot before the show… Our green room was the French class at the Orange Lutheran High School, which connected to backstage of the performance center; as French was the language I learned throughout growing up in school, it took me back. 🙂