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Trip to “Ballet Hell”
I just completed the longest road trip in recent memory, eight weeks of ballet conducting. The tour commenced with Sleeping Beauty in Tulsa, then on to the Pennsylvania Ballet for [...]
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The New Babylon
I recently had the pleasure of conducting Dimitri Shostakovitch’s score to the 1929 Soviet film by Grigori Kozintsev & Leonid Trauberg The New Babylon.  This was an early score, opus 18, written [...]
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On the Road to Shenzhen
I recently had the pleasure of conducting the orchestra in Shenzhen, China.  Shenzhen is an ultra-modern city just across the border from Hong Kong, which remains a special administrative region [...]
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A dip in the Lake
Tchaikovsky�s epic ballet, Swan Lake, is a Mt. Everest of sorts for any ballet company, and certainly for the conductor. It is the quintessential ballet in most minds, as it [...]
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New Works and Old Friends
Building a new ballet from vision to performance is something I had never experienced until recently at the Tulsa Ballet. As a part of the Company’s 60th anniversary season, Artistic [...]
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January 2017
January can be a dull month, but not so this year! Having led 12 performances of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker with the Tulsa Ballet and BalletMet Columbus, I enjoyed a week of [...]
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Onegin
I recently performed Onegin with the Tulsa Ballet to great success. I was not familiar with the work, but it is a stunning setting of the Alexander Pushkin novel in [...]
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Remembering Louis and more
With the passing recently of one of my teachers, Louis Lane, I am yet again reminded of my own mortality. I had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Lane during my [...]
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