I am pleased to share an upcoming musical performance in Tulsa, OK.
Next Sunday, January 25, some of Tulsa’a most gifted instrumentalists will join members of Boston Avenue’s music program to perform a beautiful concert of chamber music at 5:00 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.“This concert will feature pieces that are quite intimate and expressive,” says Joel Panciera. In addition to two new vocal works by American composers, the concert will include solo concertos by J. S. Bach and Wolfgang Mozart. Jose Luis Hernandez-Estrada will be a featured soloist on the Mozart piano concerto. The chamber group will also perform movements of Handel’s famous Water Music.
The concert is free and open to the public.
Boston Avenue United Methodist Church
1301 S Boston Ave, Tulsa 74119
Edward Yeo shares his excitement and enthusiasm about the upcoming YS performance on January 25th!
What have been the challenges of this program and how have you grown as a musician from these challenges?
YS has helped me by being able to play as principal, giving me solos to help
me get used to be playing alone to the public. It has also helped me by getting to know more standard repertoire and pushing my technical and musical boundaries like Firebird.
What are you most looking forward to about this performance?
I’m looking forward to playing the Rhapsody in Blue and Nabucco, because I love jazz and opera!
Pick your favorite piece on the program. What does that piece mean to you?
My favorite piece has to be Nabucco because of the chorus part. Nothing sounds better than an orchestra and choir singing together, because it adds a depth of color and meaning to the music.
Is there an experience with music that inspired you to be a musician?
There are many things and people that have inspired me to be a musician and to stick with it, there is no one experience or person. Those who inspired me are Kinhaven, Stokes Forest Music Camp, Martin Fröst, Herbert von Karajan, Charles Yassky, David Herndon, Dave Sapadin and Richard Shaughnessy.
What is your favorite piece of music?
My absolute favorite piece without a doubt is Death and Transfiguration by Strauss. I played principal for that piece and said, “I could play this piece for 10 lifetimes and still not get sick of it.” I do want to try bass clarinet on that piece also.
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!