Orchestral playing is at the heart of what I do and provides the bulk of my experience, as well as where I am focusing my performance goals.
Very thankful to have this photo from the National Academy Orchestra of Canada's last concert of the 2016 season - here you can see the NAO Brass TUTTA FORZA, no doubt playing one of the forte passages in Verdi's Requiem. Playing in this summer festival orchestra during the 2015 and 2016 seasons were an absolute privilege, full of fantastic people and wonderful music, as well as learning experiences that have and will be vital to my career.
Looking at this photo makes me emotional - many of my best musical experiences and friendships have come out of this orchestra!
An excerpt from what we may have been playing: