Orangetown Concert Band 2012

Being invited to sub as principal flute with a band I’ve never played with before IS the spice of life.

If you’re in NY close to NJ, stop by the village of Nyack for a concert at 7:30 pm Tuesday 7/3 at Memorial Park on the Hudson.

Bernstein, E: Magnificent Seven, Bernstein: West Side Story Selections, Carmichael: Stardust (Sal Spicola, alto sax), Denza: Funiculi, Funicula, Gershwin: Selections from Porgy and Bess, Gould: American Salute, Harline: When You Wish Upon a Star, Mancini: Pie in the Face Polka, Nestico: Persuasion (Sal Spicola, alto sax), Silvestri: Captain America March, Sousa: Stars and Stripes, Sparke: Three Klezmer Miniatures (#2, #3)Ward: America, the Beautiful. Charles Yassky, conductor. Free.

Friends of the Nyacks

Well, who knew that this band would have so many all-star players! Broadway musicians included Sal Spicola (alto sax, pictured below on the right), Gene Scholtens (bassoon), Atsuko Sato (bassoon), Les Scott (clarinet), and Rick Henly (trumpet). Sarah Davol, who I hadn’t seen since her husband (the amazing hornist RJ Kelley) and my boyfriend’s opening night party of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, was playing principal oboe. It was really nice to reconnect with Rich Chiandusse (trumpet) and to see JoAnn Lamolino (trumpet).

Charles Yassky was an excellent conductor and the flute section was amazing. Clearly this ensemble was not a typical “community” band.


Paramus Community Orchestra Concert 2012

The Paramus Community Orchestra will present the second summer concert of the season and I’ll be playing mostly principal flute. Located behind the Paramus Library and across from Paramus High School (99 E. Century Rd), the concert is free and open to the public. Bring blankets or chairs to sit on the lawn. Parking available behind the library or at the high school.

7/2 (7:30 pm) Concert: (Paramus Community Orchestra) Paramus Library (Band Shell-116 E. Century Rd)-Paramus, NJ. Berlin: God Bless America, Custer: A Salute to the Big Bands, Gilpin: M-G-M (A Choral Medley), Gould: American Salute, Hertz/Herron: The Library Song, Lowden: Barry Manilow Selections for Orchestra, Sousa: Stars and Stripes. Ward, America the Beautiful. Judy Wilkes, conductor. Free.

Flute Toot-orial: Op. 132, No. 3 (Gariboldi, Giuseppe 1833-1905)

Another YouTube viewer requested the etude from Op. 132 which is also #3 in the Melodious and Progressive Studies book. The video contains two recordings of the etude. A recent one as well as a slower version that I forgot I recorded awhile ago.

Flute Toot-orial: Etude in g minor (Köhler, Ernesto 1849-1907)

I was asked to record a Köhler etude that is on the Louisiana All-State Etude set I list. (LMEA). The etude seems easy enough, but is tricky since the etude starts so smoothly and then has such intense articulation.

Wilkes University Spring 2012 Beacon Video Interview

The ensemble was filmed and several members interviewed by the one of the Beacon’s Art and Entertainment online editors, Quyen Nguyen.

Beacon Article

Beacon Slideshow

Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra: 2011

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Daniel Spalding, conductor.

The university ran our concert on their local TV channel and this is the performance of Rossini: Overture to La Scala di Seta (The Silken Ladder). Piccolo and oboe solo is at 4:30.

Sterling: There is a Rose Cantata 2011

I played a really enjoyable cantata at the Hatboro Baptist Church in PA December, 18, 2011 with some of my favorite musicians, David Schneider, oboe and James Cooper, cello.

I was using my backup flute (Powell Sonare PS-709: solid silver with 14K rose gold plating on the body and keys) with my 9k Martin Gordon headjoint.

EWS: Winter Concert 2010

Eastern Wind Symphony live in concert at the Mayo Concert Hall, The College of New Jersey. George Balog and Todd Nichols, conductors.

Patapan, fun piccolo solo!

Video Games Live Orchestra 2009

Being asked to play Video Games Live at the Kimmel Center in Philly as well as the Beacon Theatre in NYC was awesome! I love games, so this was the best gig ever!


Wind Section!

2009 Video Games Live Zelda segment recorded live in Verizon Hall, Philadelphia on October 11, 2009. We played two shows that day, one at 3pm and the other at 7:30pm. This arrangement has a beautiful flute and oboe (George Corbett) section in the middle and you can see me in the two side screens at one point. Very funny.

Another Zelda segment from VGL ’09 at the Beacon Theatre in NYC on October 15, 2009. The oboist this time is Mark Snyder. The conductor for their performances all over the world is Jack Wall.

Mash up of the NYC show. Here are some time stamps: Costume contest :37, Kingdom Hearts (go winds!) 2:16, Laura Intravia as Flute Link 4:00.

Mario Brothers, Video Game Pianist 3:00, Final Fantasy VII: One Winged Angle 3:20, Castlevania 5:17, Megaman 6:20.


All ready for the Warcraft segment with Scott Johnson’s “Obey Henry” graphic.

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