UNT Show Promo

The University of North Texas Department of Theatre and Dance profiled me in a YouTube video this week which shows video from the band rehearsal featuring Kurt Shafer on Reeds, Sam Walker on Guitar, Peggy Honea on bass and the infamous Wes Griffin on drums.

Musical Elision

On March 6th, conductor Hans Grim and sixty plus talented friends and family will present choral works of Whitacre, Lauridsen, Elgar and more. The concert will also feature a jazz combo and solo piano performing works by Adam Guettel, William Joel and David Yazbek.

The concert will take place at 7:30 in Texas Wesleyan University’s Martin Hall at 1309 Wesleyan Street, Fort Worth, TX

The forty-six voice chorus has been rehearsing since October and will be presenting these eight gorgeous choral works:

Water Night – Eric Whitacre

“False Love” from Edward Elgar’s Scenes from the Bavarian Highlands

O magnum mysterium by Morten Lauridsen

Ave verum corpus by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Give Me Jesus the Fleming arrangement

Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled by Bob Burroughs

Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal, Shaw/Parker Arrangement

and premiering an arrangement of Stravinsky’s Firebird for Chorus and Timpani

Some of the choir's Headshots

An all-star jazz combo will feature an original tune by Cal Lewiston called “A Daisey for Annie” as well as some musical theatre songs by Adam Guettel, Jason Robert Brown and David Yazbek.

This will be a very special evening of wonderful music in a wide variety of styles. Please consider joining the fun at this free event.

RSVP – to see who’s coming at the facebook event page.

West Side Story on Good Morning Texas 1998

I was looking for my DVD of Oh Brother Where Art Thou and instead found an old VHS tape labeled Good Morning Texas 1998.  On the tape was this television appearance by the cast of Granbury Opera House’s West Side Story.

This show remains my absolute favorite musical production ever for SO many reasons:

My future wife in the lead, my brother playing auxiliary everything in the pit, my best friend on percussion, Leonard Bernstein and Sondheim and my first season as a musical director.