Here are a few more pictures from the concert. Enjoy!
By the way, if you missed seeing The Light Princess or would like to see it again, please come to my senior recital at The Master’s College Music Departmentthis Friday at 6:00pm. Looking forward to seeing you there!
I cannot begin to thank my orchestra family enough for the countless hours and rehearsals they poured into making this concert a success. It was such an amazing treat to be able to write for people I knew and hear them add an exra bit into their parts to make it come to life!
Most especially, I really want to thank my conductor Lisa Hernacki for the tireless hours she put in – from conception of the concert to realization. What many of you may not know is that she was one of the key players in setting me on the path to composition. She was the first person to tell me I should consider being a composer and one of the first people to take my writing seriously.
Lisa, thank you for being so influential in my life and for all that you have poured into me!
Last night was truly a magical evening as I was able to see a concert that was four years in the making become a reality!
I have a favor to ask of those who came to the concert: As you can imagine, these tunes have been in my head for four years and we have been rehearsing them for months, so I have no idea what it was like for someone to experience the music for the first time.
I would love to hear from you regarding what your impression was of the concert and your experience! Please share your comments below or feel free to email me.
Everyone loves a good, captivating story. Seldom, though, do we ever stop to consider that each tale has a story behind the story. Why did the author choose to write it that way? What were his inspirations or motivations?
In light of the coming live world premiere of The Light Princess on February 27 and again on March 6, I wanted to take a moment to share with you two behind the scenes stories: the story behind The Light Princess and the story behind why I wanted to set this magnificent work to music.
I very much appreciate my friend Abigail Beck’s expertise in helping me put this short video together. I have so enjoyed working on this piece and I can’t wait to share it with you all!
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I am so very excited to be able to share the premier of The Light Princess and other works in a family themed gospel concert performed live by the Grace Baptist Praise Orchestra! The concert is entitled “T3: Tunes, Tales, and Truths” and the theme of the concert is “stories in music.” It will be at 7:30p.m. on Friday, February 27 at Grace Baptist Church.
I am also exited to announce that my Senior Composition Recital will be held at The Master’s College on Friday, March 6 at 6:oo p.m. This will be in partial fullfilment of my composition degree and will be an exciting night! The Light Princess will again be performed (although in a different way from the T3 concert) as well as all new music.
Keep checking back for more details as I post about the concerts. I look forward to seeing you all there!