Upcoming Performances

Well everyone, it's COVID. Performances have largely come to a halt. 
I'll post digital content here as it becomes available this season.

Recent past performances

Kent State University

All-Star Band

January 11th, 2020

Once again, I'll be working with the tuba players coming to the Kent State campus for our annual All-Star Band. What's different this year? There are TWENTY of them!! Can't wait!!

Akron Symphony Orchestra

Mozart and Mahler

January 18th, 2020 | 8pm | EJ Thomas Hall

Mah-ler-5! Mah-ler-5! WOO!!

Erie Philharmonic Orchestra

Brass Choir Concert

January 28th, 2020 | 730pm | First Presbyterian

Been working on this one for a while -- I'll be conducting a concert of brass music with the musicians of the Erie Philharmonic. This is going to be fun!

Akron Symphony Orchestra

Pops: Hotel California, a Tribute to the Eagles

February 1st, 2020 | 8pm | EJ Thomas Hall

Erie Philharmonic Orchestra

Pops: ET Live in concert

February 8th, 2020 | 8pm | Warner Theatre

There will also be a matinee concert on Sunday the 9th.

 
Faculty Recitals

Dissertation recital preview performances

February 16th and 17th, 2020 | 7pm | Kent State University

I'll be performing my two recitals back-to-back at Kent State University. Lots of good stuff!

Dissertation Recitals 1 and 2

Just, like...everything.

February 28th and 29th, 2020 | 7pm | University of Michigan

The real deal.

Erie Philharmonic Orchestra

Verdi and Dvorák

March 7th, 2020 | 8pm | Warner Theatre

Citymusic Cleveland

New World Revisited

March 11th-15th, various locations

You know, Dvorak 9 isn't that much, but it's honest work. I'll be taking Bishop's beautiful old 184 to this one because it's absolutely perfect for the job.

Akron Symphony Orchestra

Link Up

March 17th, 2020 | 9:45 and 11:15am | TBD

Thousands of kids? Cool program? Sign me up.

Erie Philharmonic Orchestra

Pops -- Rodgers and Hammerstein

March 21st, 2020 | 8pm | Warner Theatre

Akron Symphony Orchestra

Appalachian Spring

March 28th, 2020 | 8pm | EJ Thomas Hall

Dissertation Recital 3

Hindemith Sonatas in Context

March 30th, 2020 | 7pm | University of Michigan

This will be a lecture recital. I'll be discussing the journey of Hindemith's writing of the wind sonatas over the course of his life, examining some of the circumstances which led to their creation. This will coincide with my performances of transcriptions of several of the sonatas. Finally, this will culminate with a performance of the Tuba Sonata, now placed in better context with the arc of his other work.

Erie Philharmonic Orchestra

Ode to Joy 

April 4th and 5th, 2020 | 8pm | Warner Theatre

So no Beethoven for me -- but I am playing the new commission. This should be fun!

Akron Symphony Orchestra

Symphonic Dances

May 16th, 2020 | 8pm | EJ Thomas Hall

Our ASO finale concert. I'll be playing the Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances, which I have very fond memories of playing at the end of my first year at CIM.

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Akron Symphony Orchestra

Music of Space

Saturday March 16th, 8pm, EJ Thomas Hall

Oh man, this is a big one. Come check it out!

W. D. Packard Band

Barnes Concerto

Sunday March 17th, 3pm, Packard Band Hall

I get to play my concerto a second time -- or, at least the first movement. Still! Excited about this one.

Erie Philharmonic Orchestra

Lisa Vrooman Returns

Saturday March 23rd, 8pm, Warner Theatre

Master's Recital

Jacob Taitel, MM Tuba Chamber Recital

Sunday April 7th, 12pm, McIntosh Hall, University of Michigan

I'm very honored to have been invited by Jacob Taitel, a fellow student at Michigan, to play a duet with him on his degree recital. We'll be playing a duet I transcribed, originally for 2 clarinets. It's a good one, and Jacob sounds great!

Erie Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphonic Series

Saturday April 13th, 8pm, Warner Theatre

The Brahms German requiem is one of my very favorite pieces of music. This is going to be an incredible way to close out a wonderful season with the Erie Philharmonic!

Cleveland Orchestra

Children's Musical Rainbow

Thursday May 2nd, 1130am, Akron Art Museum

CityMusic Cleveland

Verdi Requiem

Thursday, May 2nd, 8pm, Maltz Performing Arts Center

Cleveland Orchestra

Children's Musical Rainbow

Friday at Saturday May 3rd and 4th, Severance Hall

Akron Symphony Orchestra

Concerts for Kids

May 5th through 16th, locations throughout NE Ohio

TUBBY!!! I GET TO PLAY TUBBY!!!!!

Faculty Recital

All Concertos!

Thursday September 13th, 6pm 

Kadel Hall, Boesel Musical Arts Center (Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music)

Friday September 14th, 730pm

Ludwig Recital Hall, Hugh A Glauser School of Music (Kent State University)

Come hear me give my faculty recitals for the semester! I'm joined by the incomparable Bill Shaffer on piano. Music to include concerti by Wilhelm, Broughton, Vaughan Williams, and Koetsier.

Erie Philharmonic Orchestra

1812 Pops Favorites

Saturday September 22nd, 8pm, Warner Theatre


Akron Symphony Orchestra

Opening Night: Scheherazade

Saturday September 29th, 8pm, EJ Thomas Hall

Erie Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphonic Series

Saturday October 6th, 8pm, Warner Theatre

Akron Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet

Music of the Renaissance

Sunday October 7th, 2pm

Hudson Library

I'll be curating!

Baldwin Wallace Factory Seconds

Faculty Brass Quintet

Sunday October 7th, 7pm

F. Kulas Hall, Boesel Musical Arts Center

All Leslie Bassett, all the way down.

Kent Brass Quintet 

Saturday October 27th, 3pm

Ludwig Recital Hall, Kent State University.

Music of living composers!

Erie Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphonic Series

Saturday November 3rd, 8pm, Warner Theatre

Akron Symphony Orchestra

Verdi and Valkyries

Friday November 16th, 8pm, EJ Thomas Hall

Erie Philharmonic Orchestra

Come Home for the Holidays

Saturday December 1st, 230 and 8pm, Warner Theatre

Akron Symphony Orchestra

Home for the Holidays

Friday, December 7th, 730pm, EJ Thomas Hall

Akron Symphony Orchestra

Russian Rhapsody

Saturday January 16th, 8pm, EJ Thomas Hall

Ben Zander, guest conductor

Erie Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphonic Series

Saturday January 26th, 8pm, Warner Theatre

Erie Philharmonic Orchestra

Wizard of Oz

Saturday February 9th, 8pm, Warner Theatre

Sunday, February 10th, 230pm, Warner Theatre

Akron Symphony Orchestra

Gospel Meets Symphony

Saturday February 23rd, 730pm, EJ Thomas Hall

Akron Symphony Orchestra

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Saturday March 2nd, 1pm and 730pm, EJ Thomas Hall

Erie Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphonic Series

Saturday March 9th, 8pm, Warner Theatre