Just back from a visit with Mike Brooks, host of King-FM's popular Friday night show, Musical Chairs, where Pacific Northwest musicians come on the air to share some of their favorite music. I love the format of this show, as it allows the audience to hear some insight into the performer's background, mindset, process, etc. This was my third appearance on the program, and it's always a great pleasure to spend some time talking with Mike and getting the opportunity to share music and thoughts with the King-FM audience. The show will air on Friday, October 7 at 7pm.
Mike is a gracious host, knowledgable and engaging, and fun to talk to. I was grateful to get the opportunity to introduce Frequency and preview our upcoming debut concert on October 23. I played solo recordings by each of the members of Frequency (Melia, Sæunn and me) as well as repertoire from our debut concert. This is a very exciting season for me: in addition to launching Frequency, 2016-17 gives me the tremendous privilege of soloing with conductor Emil de Cou and the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra on two of my favorite violin concertos: the Stravinsky Concerto and Prokofiev Concerto No. 1. I shared recordings of those pieces by two of my favorite violinists, Isaac Stern and David Oistrakh (let's hear it for old school violin playing!).
Tune in on October 7 at 7pm for King-FM's Musical Chairs to hear works by Britten, Rochberg, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Janacek, Stravinsky and Prokofiev, performed by Thorsteinsdóttir, Watras, Lim (with Emil de Cou and the PNB Orchestra), Szeryng, the Juiiliard String Quartet, Stern and Oistrakh!