I am very happy to announce that I will be collaborating with my hometown orchestra, Symphoria (formerly the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra) in their Holiday Pops tour throughout Central New York in December. Conductor Sean O’Loughlin graciously invited me to debut my new holiday pops symphony show at three venues (December 4, 5, and 6) in addition to a culminating performance December 20 at the premier concert space in the greater Syracuse area, the Crouse Hinds Concert Hall in downtown Syracuse. The tour includes performances in Jamestown, Auburn, Herkimer and Syracuse (see my website for details) or call 315-299-5598 for ticket information.
This is a particularly special tour for me, as it represents an opportunity to rejoin my friends, family and former colleagues in Syracuse for a celebration most joyous. I last sang with the Syracuse Symphony when I was twelve as a member of the Syracuse Children’s Chorus–we sang Mahler’s Eighth Symphony (The Symphony of A Thousand) with Christopher Keene conducting (who famously went on to conduct the NYC Opera). While those memories were enchanting at the time, I dreamed then of someday performing in the Crouse Hinds Concert Hall as a symphony soloist with this wonderful ensemble and here I am! I am most thankful for this opportunity to debut my touring holiday pops show with my dear hometown symphony, Symphoria. I sincerely hope that if you reside in the central New York area, or are close enough to drive, you will share this unique and beautiful performance with us. Also on the program December 20 will be the very talented young tenor, Nick Ziobro, who won the 2012 Great American Songbook Competition! I look forward to collaborating with Maestro Sean O’Loughlin and Nick for an evening of very fine music. Won’t you please join us?