Catalogue of Programs
My maiden voyage of electric cello concerts started in 2021 with a program titled “Bach to Rock.” It apparently hit a nerve from audience members across concert venues, libraries, and assisted living facilities alike—resulting in more than seventy bookings for that first year. Some of my favorite additions include opera selections like Donizetti’s “Una Furtiva Lagrima” and Verdi’s “La Donna Mobile”. I enjoy the lyricism of opera especially when contrasted by the counterpoint of jazz by masters like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie and Dave Brubeck. And then there are times where I stray towards the rebellion of the mid-to-late 60’s British Invasion with groups like Cream, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Procol Harum, The Kinks, and The Zombies—to name just a few.
With the cello being what it is, I enjoys the root of its sound found in the core repertoire of Bach’s Cello Suites and the generation of classical composers who followed. “Bach-2-Rock” says it succinctly in that I try to harvest the best and work diligently to not only recreate but rather reimagine a unique retelling of what we might already know. With each performance, I strive to communicate not simply with music but also through stories that reveal interesting facts about each selection. The product, much like my lectures, is a journey through time with my audience on the cello. I perform each program augmented by a looping station, guitar effect pedals, a wireless headset microphone, and both mixing boards and amplifiers that can be tailored to intimate settings as well as outdoor venues. With these tools, I am able to orchestrate my own suite of voices to accompany my cello and bring my music to another level–a higher level of experience for any audience. With a current catalogue of eight programs—with another five in development—I am able to return to venues multiple times without repeating selections, though I often receive requests for encore performances of various titles. For booking information or questions about my selections, please contact me.
Valentine’s Day Program
Saint Patrick’s Day Program
America: Songs of Protest, Patriotism, & Praise Program
Bach on Bach: Musical from the Baroque Age Program
Bach to Blues and Jazz (New This July) Program
Bach to Rock: Two Hundred Years of Musical Transformation Program
British Invasion Program
Holidays on the Cello (Christmas/Hanukkah) Program
Salute to Broadway! (New This August)
A Night at the Opera (New This September)
Bach can Dance: Gigues, Waltzes, and Tangos (New This October)
Sinatra (New This November)
The Cello with Orchestra! (New For January 2024)