Monday, April 28, 2008


Our world premiere concert of Love and Variations was a great success. The audience gave a warm reception to the newly commissioned work and to our entire concert program, which featured a creative format combining music and poetry.

Now, on to planning for our 2009 Peace Tour to Indonesia!

Bloom Music Center at St. Philip's in the Hills

We'll post more photos from the concert and our post-concert patrons' reception soon, so keep checking the blog!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Tonight's the Night!

Our World Premiere concert is this evening! On Wednesday we had a great dress rehearsal at St. Philip's. The Music Center is a nice hall with good acoustics, and we found that performing the music with a good piano was a completely new experience.

Aryo mugs for the camera while Nathan sings "At the Last Lousy Moments of Love"

Mary Baker was kind enough to come be our audience and listen for balance. She really liked "Love and Variations," our new commission by Ananda Sukarlan. We'd always thought the songs were beautiful, interesting, and audience-friendly, and it was nice to have our opinions confirmed by an impartial listener. Mary's favorite song was "Snowflakes." If you hear our concert tonight, send us a comment and tell us your favorite!

We're ready. Today Aryo has to play for some 1st grade OMA operas, but Nathan and I get to have diva days to rest and get ready. In fact, I'm getting my hair done by Rene, my fabulous stylist at Gadabout!

See you tonight!

Aryo runs his solo, "Isolde's Liebestod"

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Wrapping up!

With just three days left until our World Premiere concert, we are busy putting on the finishing touches! We spent the day rehearsing for the last time at Kathryn's apartment, and tomorrow we will run the program in the Bloom Music Center at St. Philip's. We are very excited about the program and we hope to see you there!

Be sure to visit our website for up to the date information!

Rehearsal Photos:

Aryo studies "Glass Conservatory" ...

... while Kathryn and Nathan perform the unaccompanied duet.