YOLA at Walt Disney Concert Hall

Still basking in the glow of all the wonderful playing of hundreds of the YOLA kids at WDCH yesterday. From our youngest orchestra playing “Apollo Suite” with additional winds/brass/percussion to our oldest playing selections from “Firebird,” it was an absolutely thrilling concert top to bottom. Special congrats to the HOLA winds, who played so…

Back from London

Just recovering from jet lag after a thrilling visit to London with the LA Phil and a group of YOLA kids who joined London musicians for a working rehearsal with Gustavo Dudamel. Great music, amazing YOLA kids on the trip, wonderful hosts from the Barbican, too. An absolute pleasure from start to finish. Full…

TCSO Rocks “The Rite of Spring”

Joining in the yearlong celebration of the centenial of Stravinsky’s masterful ballet, the TC Symphony Orchestra performed a thrilling account last night at the Fox Theater. As I said to the audience before our encore, “They played the snot out of that piece!” Congrats to the whole orchestra.

YOLA returns to Hollywood Bowl with Juanes!

Following up on last year’s performance with Stevie Wonder, Bruce led the YOLA Orchestra on the stage of the Hollywood Bowl last night with international superstar Juanes. The orchestra was outstanding, Juanes and his band was an absolute delight to work with at every moment, and reaction was overwhelming. One example of the great…

Symphony joins Natalie Cole in concert

Natalie Cole featured the Tulare County Symphony in a great performance in Visalia. Ms. Cole sounded fantastic and the orchestra did a beautiful job accompanying her many hits. Sting’s song “If I Ever Lose My Faith” was a major highlight of an all around tremendous show.