Baritone Saxophone player, Wayne Leechford, was recently interviewed on radio station, WUNC 91.5 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina when he spoke about his new CD, “Works of Art,” which has my Chagallian Scenes on it. Listen to the interview
Jeff sent this picture taken on one of our run-outs to all the little communities around Regina for the collaboration between his group and the Regina Symphony Chamber Players, for which I wrote the arrangement for his piece, Coat Hanger. Find more of his work at jeffstraker.com
This guy is amazing. Sergio Carolino, the fellow who recorded my Requiem for Wounded Knee with Roger Bobo narrating, has invented a sort of a tuba he calls the Lusophone (click the image to see it). Take a listen to his latest on his MySpace site at www.myspace.com/thetubab.
Arizona Friends of Chamber Music has created the Commissioner’s Circle for our audience members who wish to sponsor new chamber works with us.
Participation gives you the thrill of making a significant contribution to the creation of important new chamber music and of influencing what will be composed in the 21st century.
I am honoured to be part of the group and you can visit the site to read about the program. Here is a link to a review of a concert featuring my Sonata for Piano Four Hands that was commissioned as part of this initiative.
This is a picture of the woodwind quintet from the Regina Symphony Orchestra playing for a dinner at which Prince Charles and Camilla were present (as well as the Governor General and Prime Minister). As the Prince is the patron of the Regina Symphony but was unable to come to Regina on his November, 2009 Canadian visit, the RSO sent us as representatives.
I was asked to write a piece for the quintet to play especially for the Prince and I responded with a short work that celebrated the Royal visit and paid homage to several of the things about England that we hold dear. The piece is called Big Ben.
I also wrote a fanfare for the entrance of the principal guests.