Way back in May of 2017 I had the pleasure of playing second harp for this recording session with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and principal harpist Suzanne Thomas. I am so honored to be a part of performing some of the most incredible music ever written, and I can hardly believe that I'm on a Naxos recording! Being on stage at Kleinhans Music Hall when the BPO plays Wagner is something I will never forget, and I'm so grateful to Suzanne Thomas and Music Director JoAnn Falletta for inviting me to be a part of this project. Yours truly can be heard on track 1 Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla from Das Rheingold, track 3 Wotan's Farewell and Magic Fire Music from Die Walküre, track 6 Siegfried's Death and Funeral Music from Götterdämerung, and track 7 Brunnhilde's Immolation Scene from Götterdämerung.
The recording is available on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, or your favorite music streaming service.
Subbing with an ensemble can be both an exciting and daunting task. Whether you are playing second harp with a professional orchestra, a student subbing with a community band, or a freelancer filling in for a few nights of a long-running show, when you find yourself in a substitute situation for a gig, these tips will make your brief time with any group a success.
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