This past holiday season I was commissioned to write an arrangement of Angels We Have Heard on High for chorus and chamber ensemble by Westlake UMC. If you have a work you’d like arranged, let me know!
I was thrilled to be interviewed by Spectrum News in Austin at the ACO’s Holiday Concert this year. It’s wonderful to work with local, living composers. Thank you to Dan Welcher and Donald Grantham for providing us with such wonderful works, and to Lois Ferrari for programming them.
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.
I had the joy of conducting three of the Brahms Hungarian Dances this past September with the Austin Civic Orchestra. I couldn’t help but picture Bugs, Daffy, and Elmer the whole time.
Back 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.