The past year (since I retired from The Cleveland Orchestra) has been busy!

We began recording the Cleveland Chamber Choir, a first-rate professional choral ensemble under the direction of Dr. Scott MacPherson. Their programs have been a delight for choral aficionados, and we’ll be recording and streaming their 2019-20 season beginning in November.

The music school at Capital University called Audio Recording Studio to record their annual Holiday Festival (a four-night event), their 100th Anniversary Gala —with Eric Whitacre as the featured composer and conductor, recording sessions with the Symphonic Winds, and an audio-for-video session with composer Jake Runestad. Many thanks to Drs. Jeff Gershman and Lynda Hasseler for letting us capture their great ensembles in Mees Hall. We are scheduled to be back at Capital University this coming school year.

JACK SUTTE, Cleveland Orchestra 2nd trumpet, has (somewhat masochistically) decided to record 24 trumpet sonatas, with Christine Fuoco on piano. We’ve recorded 12 so far, and they are in post-production now. These sonatas are difficult for both players, but the results have been quite satisfying.

We were at Kent State University most of July recording all of the Kent/Blossom Music Festival performances, both on campus and on location. Featuring Cleveland Orchestra musician/coaches and talented young musicians from across the country, this festival has many fans that I saw at numerous performances. Thanks to Ricardo Sepulveda and his staff for welcoming us to KSU.

 

The BRAVO!VAIL Festival in Colorado had us mix four concerts for broadcast on Colorado Public Radio this past summer: two concerts by the Dallas Symphony, one by The Philadelphia Orchestra, and one by the Chamber Orchestra Vienna/Berlin. This was our third season of collaboration with Bravo!Vail.