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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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2015 Year in Review
The end of an old calendar year always seems to be replete with review and reflection, and my own personal exercise of this practice reveals that 2015 has been among [...]
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Remembering Schippers
I happened to hear a recording the other day of one of my teachers, Thomas Schippers, leading the New York Philharmonic, and it brought back a flood of memories. I [...]
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Serving Many Masters
An interesting debate has developed regarding the ultimate musical responsibility of the ballet conductor.  Should the conductor’s primary allegiance be to the choreography or the composer? And to what extent [...]
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TWISTED – Something totally new!
I have just completed one of the more intriguing projects in recent memory.  Twisted was an event planned to celebrate the season opening of BalletMet Columbus, Opera Columbus, and the Columbus Symphony [...]
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