Room at the Table

Hey all!

While I continue working on the new layout for this site, here’s something fun. I put together a cover of Carrie Newcomer’s song “Room at the Table” with some help from Westlake UMC in Austin in honor of World Communion Sunday 2020.

Big Updates Coming Soon!

Hey folks!
It’s been a while since I’ve updated this page. That’s been partly because of COVID-19, partly because I just haven’t gotten to it. So, keep your eyes peeled right here, as I’ll be doing some format, layout, and informational changes. There will be new sections devoted to conducting, performing, lutherie, and A/V work. Check back soon!

–Gus

Texas Rising Stars

Back in March, I was privileged to conduct two of the concerti with the Austin Civic Orchestra on their Texas Rising Stars concert, featuring students of the University of Texas at Austin. UT streamed the concert live from Bates Recital Hall, and has recently uploaded the videos to YouTube. Here are Doo Woong Chung performing the opening of Koussevitzky’s Concerto for Double Bass and Haeni Lee killing it on Movement 1 of Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1.

Fistful of Dollars

Conducting with FistBack in September I had a wonderful time conducting¬† Ennio Morricone’s Fistful of Dollars suite with the Austin Civic Orchestra. It was an amazing night, featuring Rick Del Castillo and his band joining the orchestra on his music from the film Killing Snakes. Then on the second half, I got to introduce this wonderful piece of music written by an Italian composer for an Italian director of a movie filmed in Spain with some no-name American, Clint-somebody, in the lead role.