Ayla Draper and I had a wonderful time last night performing chamber music for the violin and piano, for the residents and guests at Hillcrest Homes in La Verne! We played selections from the likes of Mozart, Fauré, Mendelsshon, Bartok… and we even presented movement 3 from my very own sonata Gypsy Wanderer!
What a fun event! We hope to be back again soon!
Enjoy the photos taken during our performance, below:
Yesterday’s recording sessions were a fabulous success!
Counterpoint Invariable went like clockwork– the three talented ladies who played it nailed it nearly every single take, and they made the work come alive in ways I could only have hoped for!! (In fact, the producer of these two recordings had this to say of the violin trio: “I got totally lost in the 2nd movement of the trio for the simple reason it was so very lovely – really very special.”)
And, as I’ve mentioned, Gypsy Wanderer sounds thoroughly amazing! Passionate, on fire, beautiful… All the emotional moments in the work come alive and were captured for all to hear soon.
Keep your eyes out for news of the release of this album— you won’t want to miss the final product from all this work, seriously… It’ll be available really really soon, within only a few more months!!!!! ヽ(^o^)丿
Omg! I completely forgot to share our three videos from Mike’s and my Seal Beach gig! Included is the DEBUT of my recent work, “Gypsy Wanderer“! It’s a little rough around the edges, but not half-bad for the first official run — and Mike and I are hoping to perform this new Sonata again in January at University of Redlands!
I worked out the (typically complicated) chord structure/progressions and the finished piano part for the middle “bridge-like” section (that comes next after where the present demo recording ends)…. Thus, with the framework now finished, I can finish orchestrating that section next… Then that means, I’m at least 2/3rds of the way done with the piece!!!!
It’s taking on a BEAUTIFUL shape!! I can’t wait to share it when I’m done!!!!