Feature in San Francisco Classical Voice and First Annual Awesome Orchestra Concert Party a huge success!

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The subject line says it all: our first annual Awesome Orchestra Concert Party was a raging success. We had our biggest audience, our largest orchestra, and played some of our favorite pieces (including Elfman, Bernstein, Respighi, Portishead, and more). Special thanks to Matt Montgomery and Cellista with Jain Dowe and Jess Coker for being our special guests! We made our …

Reviews are in for Act IV: Rebirth and Reprise with The Dear Hunter!

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Check out the latest press and reviews for The Dear Hunter’s latest album, which heavily features Awesome Orchestra. Here’s a brief excerpt: Crescenzo enlisted Bay Area musicians the Awesöme Orchestra for this chapter of his tale, and he sure gets his money’s worth. They steal the show on “Rebirth” and lend a snappy, swinging rhythm to the epic centerpiece “A …

LIZZIE with Ray of Light Theatre

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The Bay Area premiere of LIZZIE opened last weekend with Ray of Light Theatre to rave reviews! Check them out below and be sure to see the show! Lizzie Borden Comes Out Swinging at the Victoria Theatre, SF Weekly Lizzie Borden musical swings into town at Ray of Light, SF Gate Richard Connema, Talking Broadway John Wilkins, KQED Arts   …

Lamplighters Music Theatre

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Thrilled to make my company debut as Conductor and Musical Director with Lamplighters Musical Theatre for “H.M.S. Pinafore”. Thanks for the kind words and nice reviews, take a gander at the following! Lamplighters: Keeping a Spotlight on Gilbert and Sullivan, Lamplighters sets sail with a shipshape ‘H.M.S. Pinafore, They Sail the Ocean Blue

Mr. Burns at The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis

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It’s been a great opportunity to travel to the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis to do musical direction for Mr. Burns, a post-electric play. I great time working with the cast and being in the theater loving city of Minneapolis. Cowabunga! Check out them out here– In Review: “Mr Burns…” Electrifies The Guthrie on L’étoile magazine and Guthrie’s ‘Mr. Burns: a Post-Electric Play’ in …

Awesome Orchestra to record special project with The Dear Hunter!

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We are out of our minds excited that we’re going into the studios this month to record a special project with The Dear Hunter featuring Awesome Orchestra. We met front man and composer Casey Crescenzo last summer when we played some of his Symphony No. 1 and are thrilled he asked us to collaborate again. Stay tuned for when the …

STAND! Encore Show January 24

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Special note from David– It’s been a year since many of us gathered at The Independent in San Francisco for a weekend of celebrating Sly and the Family Stone. For the many of you that were there with us, I can bet that, like me, the memory of that epic weekend of music-making and community bonding remains fresh. So many …

The Commons: Island of Misfit Toys

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Happy Holidays! Was great fun to head to San Jose for Awesöme Orchestra session number 27 at The Commons for Island of the Misfit Toys! Read more about it here and listen to us playing our special arrangement of “Everything Is Awesome” (from The Lego Movie)!  

Musical Director for Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play

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Big news to share! I’m going to be making my debut as musical director for both San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater and Guthrie Theater of Minneapolis as musical director for Anne Washburn and Michael Friedman’s Bay Area and Mid-West premiere of their epic new piece Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play. It’s a post-apocalyptic opera about The Simpsons. Enough said.

Promises, Promises

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What a fun show and terrific cast! I have always been a huge Burt Bacharach fan ever since I found my parents’ LP copy of his soundtrack to Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, so working on his only Broadway musical has been a life-long dream. I also had a great time co-music directing with Kevin Roland, and we got some …

CANDIDE

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“Challenging ‘Candide’ well-played by Douglas Morrisson Theatre” — Sam Hurwitt, Mercury News , “Voltaire’s eighteenth-century, optimistic satire is revived once more at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre”–East Bay Express  

Joining Academy of Art Department of Music

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I’m excited to announce I’ll be joining the faculty of Academy of Art University in the Department of Music Production and Sound Design for Visual Media to teach Film Music Appreciation. I can’t wait!

Awesome Orchestra on Zipcar Blog

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We were asked by Awesome Orchestra sponsors, Zipcar, to be featured in a documentary for their new blog about what we do. Thanks, Zipcar! Check it out here: Sax in the City: Meet San Francisco’s Awesöme Orchestra

Running the Voodoo Down Podcast

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Thank you to Micah Dubreil (keyboardist for Con Brio) for having me the first episode on Running the Voodoo Down! Talking about, ” The Good Stuff —what makes music good–on Running the Voodoo Down.  

South Pacific with YMTC

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South Pacific is one of those special pieces of theater that, when done well, can be truly moving. I was very proud of our cast and orchestra for our production with YMTC. It was especially a treat to be able to lead a thirty-piece orchestra playing Robert Russell Bennett’s original orchestrations. They added such a level of depth and emotion to the …

Hydrogen Jukebox at West Edge Opera

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I have been a Philip Glass fan for many years and the chance to work on this unique piece with West Edge Opera was a very special experience. Check out the reviews here: ‘Hydrogen Jukebox’ pairs Glass, Ginsberg Joshua Kosman on SF Gate