It was great surprise to see Jonathan Cohler after many years. Our encounter brought me wonderful memories of my years studying in Cambridge at Longy School of Music and my post graduation days when he conducted "Cendrillon" by Massenet where I was doing Dorotea, one of Cinderella's step sisters under his baton in the Boston area. He is not only a great conductor but has been recognized throughout the world as “an absolute master of the clarinet”. I had the opportunity to go to his recital playing with the young and very talented Rasa Vitkauskaite and it was a delightful performance..
This technique is called "taped music" or "music concrete". was premiered at California State University Fullerton's 10th Annual New Music Festival on Saturday March 5th. The text is a 10th century anecdote.
Here Aquiles Machado (tenor), me and Maestro William Alvarado (Baritone) after attending to "La Cantata Criolla" by Antonio Estévez (Venezuelan Composer) at The Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA with Los Angeles Philarmonic, Los Angeles Master Chorale and The Schola Cantorum de Venezuela conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.
In "La Cantata Criolla" Aquiles sung as Florentino, Gaspar Colón sung as El Diablo. There were also two actors, Edgar Ramirez and Erich Wildpret both Venezuelans and the well known actress Helen Hunt.
I sung for the Maestro Sherril Milnes (Legendary Verdi Baritone) at the Classical Singers Convention 2008 in NY.
With my friend the great Venezuelan tenor Aquiles Machado in his MET debut as Rodolfo in La Boheme.