Moscow Trip / December 6, 2016
This past month I traveled to Russia to perform as guest timpanist of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra. We performed an all-Tchaikovsky concert, featuring the Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (with soloist Kristóf Baráti), and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 1. To perform the music of Tchaikovsky, with a Russian orchestra, in the Tchaikovsky Music Conservatory was a surreal experience...