So many upcoming concerts, so little time. June is almost here, along with the end of the regular symphony season. However, there’s plenty of music happening before that.
Tomorrow morning, the education season continues with a Carnival of the Animals performance outside of Columbia, SC with the SC Phil. This is a wonderful show with collaborations from other art groups in the city.
The rest of the week is devoted to Holy Week. There are many services at Immaculate Heart of Mary church in Atlanta. The mix of ancient and new musical works help tell a story many people wish to hear.
Next week, the Greenville Symphony performs an exciting program of Debussy’s La Mer, Ferde Grofé’s Grand Canyon Suite, and Ravel’s La Valse. Lots of great piccolo parts to play!
The following week is devoted to chamber music. The Vista Ensemble performs their Circle of Bach program in Hilton Head on Saturday, April 14th at All Saints Episcopal. It’s wonderful to see our historical performance chamber group expand to cover all of South Carolina (we performed in Spartanburg last week for Bach’s birthday).
The next day, my colleagues from the Savannah Philharmonic and I play wind trios at Skidaway Island UMC. We will perform Madeline Dring’s Flute/oboe/piano trio, Katherine Hoover’s Summer Music, a Haydn London Trio (it will be fun to try this with flute, oboe, and horn instead of two flutes and cello or bassoon), and the Reinecke Trio for Oboe, horn, and piano.
April ends with more work in Greenville for their final chamber concert of the season. I’m always happy to play Respighi, and we will be playing his Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No.1.
It brings me great joy to see so many southern cities excited to bring classical music to their communities. I’m lucky to be a part of it.