I just heard from a composer in Australia that Elliott Carter’s 103rd Birthday Concert, which was recorded for DVD, has been released! This was among my most special projects as a performer. I had the privilege of playing a premiere of his, a “new classic” and also his marimba solo Figment V. It was an honor that he was in attendance and that I was able to celebrate his 103rd and unfortunately last, birthday.


Here is the trailer and the DVD can be purchased here:  http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/NMC/NMCDVD193

I’m so thrilled that I will be playing a series of performances at the Guggenheim Museum to close out my NYC performing for 2013! 


First:  Peter and the Wolf, featuring Isaac Mizrahi and a trio of wonderful dancers and a fabulous ensemble of Juilliard musicians as part of the Works and Process Series.  The New York Times did a great preview of the show.  It should be a blast.  Here is the link from the Guggenheim website.



Second:  George Steel is conducting a Holiday Concert with Vox Vocal Ensemble and Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble.  I’ll be playing a few works, including Ives’ From the Steeples and the Mountains and Bizet’s Le Marche des Trois Rois, from L’Arleisenne Suites 1 & 2.  For more info, click HERE.