Fall 2017 was a great season for me as a performer. Here’s a list of the performances I was fortunate enough to participate in.
Limpe Fuch’s Workshop Ensemble
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Prismatic Park, Madison Sqare Garden, New York, NY
Participants from the week of hour-long workshops played various instruments alongside the visiting instrument creator, Limpe Fuchs. At various points of the performance, I played my flute, at others, I played her instruments. The performance was purely improvisation based, and relied heavily on communicating with other participants and listening to the atypical tuning to create interesting harmonies.
Thank you, Blank Forms, for sponsoring this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
Lehman College and Community Band
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Lovinger Theatre, Lehman College, Bronx, NY
I am a second flute in the Lehman College and Community Band. My bandmates and I, led by our wonderful conductor Alan Hollander, played a very vigorous and diverse instrumental program.
- America the Beautiful, Samuel A. Ward
- Lincolnshire Posy, Percy Grainger, ed. Frederick Fennell
- Lisbon (Sailor’s Song)
- Horkstow Grange (The Miser and his Man: a local tragedy)
- Rufford Park Poachers (Poaching Song)
- The Brisk Young Sailor (who returned to wed his True Love)
- Lord Melbourne (War Song)
- The Lost Lady Found (Dance Song)
- Second Prelude, George Gershwin, arr. John Krance
- Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, J.S. Bach, transc. Nicholas D. Falcone
- Gazebo Dances for Band, John Corigliano
- I. Overture
- IV. Tarantella
- Elegie, Peter Meechan
- Rondo Alla Turca, W. A. Mozart, trans. Dean L. Surkin
- Festive Overture, Dmitri Shostakovich, trans. Donald Hunsberger
SGI USA Hudson Valley Region Fife & Drum Corp
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Along with other members of the local Fife & Drum Corp., I played a rendition of Daisaku Ikeda’s Youth with a Noble Vow and Clean Bandit’s Rather Be, arranged by Evan Pittson. This was one of many forms of cultural entertainment sprinkled throughout the meeting.
Folklore Urbano Latin Jazz Community Workshop
Friday, December 22, 2017
Pablo Mayor led a group of community members, from 2nd graders to professional musicians, through latin jazz repertoire. My bandmates and I performed during a reception following a nativity scene. I, like my band mates, member took multiple solos. The audience honored us by dancing along.
- Sofrito, Mongo Santa Maria, arr. Pablo Mayor
- El Cumbanchero, Rafael Hernandez, arr. Pablo Mayor
- Caribe, Pablo Mayor
- Son Montuno, Pablo Mayor
- La Malanga, Eddie Palmierie, arr. Pablo Mayor
- El Guarare De Pastora, Juan Formell, arr. Pablo Mayor
- La Mulata Rumbera, arr. Pablo Mayor
I am grateful for a wonderful year of concerts, and hope to have many more opportunities to share my love of music with an audience in 2018!
Yes, the time-stamp does not match the upload date. I plan to let holiday and cold related delays slide! – KH, January 3, 2018