After various gigs with my wonderful team at Ears Engaged, I had my first performance in one of our scripted shows, "Around the World."
We debuted "Around the World" at the Pittsburgh International Airport as part of the Performing Arts series, in early March of 2020.
Along with chamber music written for our instruments, my colleagues arranged traditional folk tunes, choral melodies, and piano pieces from different parts of the world, including Argentina, Brazil, Ghana, Egypt, Armenia, Korea, the Philippines (particularly exciting for me!), and Russia.
Above is a clip from bassoonist Casey Stamm's arrangement of Béla Bartók's Romanian Dances.
To hear our thoughts on creating the program and playing at the airport, check out Episode 10 of Earbuds Engaged!