I've had a lot of gigs this month, but I thought I'd highlight my two recent ones! Saturday I traveled from Lexington, KY to Chattanooga, TN to play with their symphony for a performance of Disney classics. It was so fun seeing all these little girls dressed up as their favorite disney princess and ERUPT with applause after every. single. song. So great. Especially because I primarily play classical music, which generally aquires less enthusiasm from an audience than Disney princess concerts :)
So we played the greatest hits from Beauty and the Beast, to the Lion King, and Frozen amongst many other popular Disney tunes with footage being projected behind the orchestra. SO FUN!
My Friday gig was with the Lexington Philharmonic, which highlighted an amazing young German percussionist named Simone Rubio who tore it up on a new piece called Frozen in Time by Avner Dorman. Above is a video of a different percussionist playing the piece, I wish I had footage of the concert, but this piece is definitely worth a listen so I hope you have time to watch the video. This guy plays on WALLS of percussion instruments... very, very neat to watch.
Also visited in Lexington was an amazing donut and coffee shop! Totally pic-worthy.