https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BFiM7Az3R0&feature=emb_title I didn't have very much to do with this, other than play a few trombone licks, but it is lovely to make music with the people you love. Shout out to the 5 year old who made up the song and the dad who put it all together.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVh_s3Tu13k KC-based musician David George wrote a new tune to raise awareness and funds for out-of-work artists for the KC Bands Together fundraiser for the Midwest Music Foundation, an organization that supports healthcare for musicians. It's both a fund- and spirit-raiser and the line-up over the two nights of the event (May 15 and 16, 8:30... Continue Reading →
I did a very fun audio story on a new app that plays music based on GPS location in the Nelson-Atkins Sculpture Park. The app (and the composition) is Suite for the Passersby, by Christina Butera. The process was pretty hands-on, doing an in-studio interview (actually two, because the audio got messed up...), attending the... Continue Reading →
Da Da Da Duuuuuuum. The entire classical music world is gearing up for Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th anniversary in 2020. We'll hear even more Beethoven than we would in a typical year, which is a feat in and of itself. After considering what's coming, I started imagining what the opposite would be - would it... Continue Reading →
New issue out now and wow--sit down, everybody--you'll need to spend some time with this magazine and your calendar because you do not want to miss a thing happening in KC. But--real talk--you may have to make some hard choices. It's a crazy season. Enjoy. A Stimulating Season for Music Lovers Concert to Come: Beethoven's... Continue Reading →
Live from Swope Park! I joined Gina Kaufman and guests for a live broadcast of KCUR's Central Standard to talk all things Open Spaces. It's the first year for the festival, which opened today, and I think we've all had a difficult time wrapping our heads around the event(s). It's two months+ of art and... Continue Reading →