It was such a joy to visit Edmond, Oklahoma! We were fortunate enough to perform in the stunning Armstrong Auditorium, one of the best halls I have ever played in, and to collaborate with the gorgeous mezzo soprano, Paula Malone.
Erika adored the fantastic Steinway that Ryan Malone hand picked in Hamburg!
We were so well taken care of on every level - with a delicious pre-concert supper backstage, and pampered in luxurious dressing rooms with Swarowski crystal chanderliers! Everyone, including Chairman Gerald Flurry, was so charming...
...and Sara managed to squeeze in a quick cello lesson with the adorable and talented Seth Malone!
Thank you so much to everyone at the Armstrong Center - we had a delightful and memorable time!!
Friday, April 15, 2011
We were welcomed with open arms and countless hugs when we came to play our 10th performance for our beloved Houston Friends of Chamber Music Series- we all feel so honored to be chosen for their Golden Anniversary!
We adore our Houston "family" and it is always so inspiring to play in The Shepherd School of Music's gorgeous Stude Concert Hall ( Susie is pictured listening to balances).
I always request the famous Steinway that none other than Horowitz himself played!
Sara started it all off by giving an interview for KUHF fm...
...then a rehearsal before the audience arrives...
...then of course, what we all so look forward to- the legendary, beyond fabulous party after- this year at our dear friends', Philip and Joan Cowdin. Here's to another amazing 50 years! Congratulations HFCM!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Sometimes touring has it's perks! We were lucky enough to start our tour with a stop in the British Virgin Islands to perform on the Performing Arts Series at H. Lavity Stoutt Community College- Sara and I were there early and got to enjoy the gorgeous beaches...we also were lucky enough to meet up with new friends Thorpe and Andrew who were there for the Spring Regatta- we had a blast sailing to Norman Island and enjoyed a stop at famous Willy T's- Sara was even Captain for some of the trip-
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Post concert signing with Dr. Robert Tate, Vice President of External Relations
We've just returned from Florida Southern College in very pretty Lakeland, FL, and enjoyed the our visit so much. The John Branscomb Memorial Auditorium is truly a gem and felt wonderful to play in, so warm and resonant. It was great to meet some of the College students, as well as longtime patrons of the FSC Fine Arts series. Thank you, Lakeland, for a terrific time!
Just want to add that I was lucky enough to get a private tour of the campus by FSC’s own Dr. Robert Tate- I was blown away by the jaw-dropping beauty of the buildings designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright. I even got to play on the organ in one of the gorgeous chapels! I was so inspired I had images of some of his geometric shapes darting in and out of my conciousness during the concert- it must be an amazing experience to be surrounded by those structures every day.
Off to Washington state, bye for now!!