I am very excited to play the Carnival of the Animals on October 26th at 8pm at Royce Hall. I will be performing with pianist Hsin-I Huang and conductor Michael Nowak. We will be joined by the actress Jane Lynch, who will narrate!
In case you struggle with how to pronounce Saint-Saens’s name, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck have an amusing battle over his name.
I am a huge fan of Radiohead. For years, I listened to Josh Cohen’s wonderful renditions (Josh’s YouTube channel). I was delighted to see that he transcribed his performances, and his songbook is now available online.
My students and I are already having a lot of fun learning these pieces, and I will include one of them in my next recital. I think they are a prime example of how new music can be accessible and fun while still being pianistic.