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Last week (on June 2nd and 3rd, 2016) the Toronto Symphony performed the complete music from Maurice Ravel’s ballet Daphnis and Chloé (1912). I was invited to play cymbals, which have an extensive individual part that is twelve pages long – something unusual in the symphonic percussion repertoire. I was familiar with the second suite… Read more »

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In the fall season of 1967 I received a phone call from John Wyre, the timpanist of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. I was in my senior year at the Eastman School of Music. It was also my second year as the first-call extra percussionist in the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, where Robin Engelman was the only… Read more »

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Here is a blogpost I made on the Cambridge University Press site.  Check it out HERE.

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NEXUS has always been a groundbreaking ensemble and Saturday night, June 4th was no exception. We had the honor of being the first percussion group to play at the 35-year-old Rockport Chamber Music Festival in the spectacular Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, Massachusetts. One feels like a 3-D component of a Norman Rockwell painting… Read more »

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