October 24. Musical guest for the the latest episode of Good Night Live, filmed live at The O in Minot. Time for some electric cello shredding, featuring Skynyrd, Van Halen, and Metallica.
October 15, 7pm. Part of a panel of guests on The Good Talk for a conversation on the most important periods of musical creativity in the last century. Though the focus is 5-year increments from the recent past, with a definite slant toward popular music, I argued for a ten year period from further back. Will be defending 1914-1923.
October 9 and 10 Guest pianist Jihye Chang joins Luminus for A Weekend with Beethoven, on the campus of Minot State University. Concerts each night at 7:30pm featuring sonatas and variations for piano and cello/violin. Events will be live-streamed, though a limited live audience is invited to attend. $10 all seats, available at the door. Free with MSU ID. Also, six registered performing participants will play in open masterclasses with string faculty, read music of Beethoven with Jihye or Dianna for 75 minutes, and attend all presentations and performances live.
October 7 Guest coach with the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Wind Ensemble, for a one hour session exploring rehearsal techniques for Terry Riley’s In C. Absolutely love this work, and excited to clinic with these students on the extraordinary possibilities for developing creativity, listening, and ensemble skills.
September 24/26 Minot Symphony Orchestra, season opener, featuring three works from the 18th century. The first concert with a paid audience since the last MSO concert in March. So grateful we get to play live music for a live audience again! http://www.minotsymphony.com
July 30-Aug 2 Dakota Chamber Music Festival, 24th annual. No faculty recitals this year as we host a shortened version for everyone’s safety. However, Beo and Adam Estes will join the festival from their homes for live coaching sessions with our groups as well as virtual presentations. Grateful for the chance to play Beethoven, Prokofiev, and some new music for two presentations on interpretation and rehearsal techniques. (Minot, ND) http://www.minotstateu.edu/dcm
March 7 Minot Symphony Orchestra, Fun & Games, featuring music from video games and the Minot State University Division of Music 2020 Honors winner, pianist Sean Bostrom, performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. http://www.minotsymphony.com
March 1 3:00pm. Missouri Valley Chamber Orchestra, Borodin Quartet No.2 and Robert Schumann Piano Quintet. Faith Lutheran Church, Bismarck, ND.
February 28 3:30-5:30pm, Masterclass at UMary (Bismarck, ND), working with cello and bass students.
February 15 Community Rocks at the Grand Hotel, symphonic rock concert to benefit Prairie Grit Adaptive Sports. (Minot, ND) Community Rocks
January 24-26 principal cellist for Western Plains Opera Company presentation of Humperdink’s Hansel and Gretel (Minot, ND)http://www.wpopera.org
January 12 Cantata BWV 154 and other Baroque selections with members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas, as part of the 5:00pm Vespers service at St. Thomas Church, Cincinnati, OH. https://bachensemble.org/
January 10 Bach and Vivaldi lecture/recital in collaboration with Director and keyboardist Carlton Monroe and members of their Young Artist program. 7:30pm, St. Thomas Church https://bachensemble.org/
December 14 Minot Symphony Holiday concert. http://www.minotsymphony.com
December 8 Principal cellist for annual Messiah concert at Minot State University
December 6-7 Magnificat at St. Joseph’s in Williston, ND.
September 28-29 Beethoven Triple Concerto with pianist Dianna Anderson and violinist Andrew Sords; a reunion with Scott Seaton, former conductor of the Minot Symphony. https://northstatesymphony.org/
July 25 Super fun rendition of Man of Constant Sorrow, Oh, Brother Where Art Thou style, with Blaine Baiduk and Tim Nelson rounding out the vocal trio. Faculty night never disappoints for collaboration and variety! http://internationalmusiccamp.com/
June 7-15 Dakota Chamber Music Festival. Faculty recitals on Sunday, June 9 and Thursday, June 13 at 7:30pm. (Minot, ND) http://www.minotstateu.edu/dcm
May 28-June 2. China! Dianna and I gave a recital and a on music at USST (University of Shanghai for Science and Technology) in Shanghai,China. Music, food, culture. The time hanging out with the students was amazing. Visited Hangzhou for two days and toured all around Shanghai with them as our guides.
April 27 Concerto time! So excited to perform the Beethoven Triple Concerto with Luminus (Dianna Anderson and Jon Rumney) and the Minot Symphony Orchestra minotsymphony
April 1 Lecture titled Higher Ed & Music: a case for work and play given at the University of Mississippi as a guest of the Department of Music.
March 2 Minot Symphony subscription concert. http://www.minotsymphony.com
February 19-22 Guests of Augustana University for their annual Piano Festival. Duo recital with Dianna Anderson for an all-Beethoven program on Friday the 22nd, masterclasses, teaching and an OrdinaryExtraOrdinary lecture. More info at Lee Piano Festival
February 16 Community Rocks at the Grand Hotel, symphonic rock concert to benefit the Magic City Discovery Center. (Minot, ND) Community Rocks
February 3-4 Guests of Nariaki Sugiura and Simon Barbu, professors of Piano and Cello at the University of North Dakota, for a series of concerts and masterclasses. Schedule TBA.
February 1-2 Minot Symphony Family concerts. http://www.minotsymphony.com
January 6 Cantata BWV 81 as part of the 5:00pm Vespers service at St. Thomas Church, Cincinnati, OH. https://bachensemble.org/
January 4 Bach: ordinaryextraordinary lecture as a guest of the Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas, Cincinnati, OH. 7:30pm, St. Thomas Church https://bachensemble.org/
December 9 Minot Symphony Holiday concert. http://www.minotsymphony.com
December 2 Principal cellist for annual Messiah concert at Minot State University
November 4 Mendelssohn Octet, plus Nielsen and Glazounov with the Missouri valley Chamber Orchestra www.mvco.net
October 27 Minot Symphony Orchestra concert. Performing bass for a fully-staged version of Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat, then principal cello for a Halloween-themed second half. http://www.minotsymphony.com
October 12 Presenting on diversity and inclusion in Minot State University’s first-year experience setting as part of the Fall CMS conference in Vancouver, B.C.
September 14 & 16 principal cellist for Western Plains Opera Company presentation of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville (Minot, ND) http://www.wpopera.org
July 22-28 International Music Camp. Teach cello and perform at this annual orchestral festival on the US Canada border.
June 15-23 Dakota Chamber Music Festival. Faculty recitals on Sunday, June 17 and Thursday, June 21 at 7:30pm. (Minot, ND) http://www.minotstateu.edu/dcm
June 3 Joining Malte Roessner, bass voice, and Bay area musicians for the world premier of Clint Borzoni’s song set for bass and string quartet, The Hidden Singer. Also performing Mendelssohn Op. 13 as part of the Musica Marin Series (San Francisco, CA) http://musicamarin.org
April 21 Carmina Burana! Minot Symphony Orchestra’s final concert of the season (Minot,ND) http://www.minotsymphony.com
March 10 Minot Symphony Orchestra concert http://www.minotsymphony.com
February 17 Community Rocks at the Grand Hotel, symphonic rock concert to benefit the YWCA and International Music Camp in 2018. (Minot, ND) Community Rocks
February 13 Anderson Duo presents works by Ginastera, Barber, Foss, and MSU colleague Efrain Amaya. Ann Nicole Nelson Hall, 7:30pm. (Minot,ND) Minot State Music Division
February 2 &3 Minot Symphony Orchestra family concerts, featuring high school young artist competition winner Tiffany Peterson, cellist from Bismarck, ND, performing the first movement of the Kabalevsky concerto.(Minot, ND) http://www.minotsymphony.com
January 25-28 principal cellist for Western Plains Opera Company presentation of the classic musical The King and I (Minot, ND) http://www.wpopera.org
January 16 7pm, Beo, a fabulous young string quartet out of Pittsburgh, kicks off their tour of North Dakota with an informal house concert at our home, 428 Homestead Rd. NW. (Minot, ND) Beostringquartet
October 13 Anderson Duo, violinist Rene Mandel, and host Ruth Ellen Kahn present Bach & Brahms in Belvedere as part of the Musica Marin Series (San Francisco, CA) http://musicamarin.org
October 13 Anderson Duo and host Ruth Ellen Kahn performing Brahms and works inspired by Spanish culture as part of the Musica Marin Series (San Francisco, CA) http://musicamarin.org
October 2-5 tour with Luminus, Dvorak “Dumky” Trio, and MSU student Brahms Sextet to high schools in Grand Forks and Fargo, ND.
September 8 & 10 principal cellist for Western Plains Opera Company performances of Orpheus in the Underworld (Minot, ND) http://www.wpopera.org
July 23-29 5 International Music Camp. Teaching and performing all week. Performance of Handel-Halvorsen Passacgalia with colleague Sonja Harasim, violin. internationalmusiccamp.com/
June 17-25 Dakota Chamber Music Festival. Faculty recitals on Monday, June 19 and Friday, June 23 at 7:30pm. (Minot, ND) http://www.minotstateu.edu/dcm
April 29 Soloist for Dvorak Cello Concerto in b, Op. 104 with Minot Symphony Orchestra.(Minot, ND) http://www.minotsymphony.com
February 26-March 1 Bach: ordinaryextraordinary lecture and two other house concerts as a guest of Ashley Sandor-Sidon at Drake University in Iowa. Drake University cello studio
February 12 Guest artist with Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas (Cincinnati, OH) https://bachensemble.org
February 4 Community Rocks at the Grand Hotel, symphonic rock concert to benefit the Minot Zoo in 2017. (Minot, ND) Community Rocks
January 25-29 Western Plains Opera Company presents Fiddler on the Roof (Minot, ND) http://www.wpopera.org