LIU Post Brass Ensemble (featuring guest brass players and percussionists) performing an arrangement of Martin O’Donnell’s “Halo Theme” from the concert last night, 4/16/14 in the Hillwood Recital Hall.

Performed on euphonium at my junior recital, 3/5/14.

(Source: orangefiltersky)

Sunset through the trees..

Sunset through the trees..

This past Wednesday I had my junior recital at Post, which went great and I had such a good time! The program I did was on both euphonium and trombone, and was the following:

  • Winterreise; 1. Gute Nacht ~ Franz Schubert
  • Andante et Allegro ~ J. Ed. Barat
  • Sonata, K. 292 ~ W. A. Mozart
  • Ballade for Bass Trombone and Piano ~ Eric Ewazen

I really liked doing the Schubert vocal piece on euphonium, since I’ve done a different vocal piece on euphonium before (“Ständchen” from Schwanengesang at the senior vocal recital in high school), and it just lies fantastically on the horn. The Barat I did on trombone, which was nice to do since while it’s not too difficult of a piece, I (finally) got myself to play out more. The Mozart Sonata, which was originally written for bassoon and cello, I did with one of my friends who is awesome. Lastly the Ewazen, fun and challenging piece, that I would highly recommend learning (and I need to learn more of his works, since everything of his that I’ve played so far has been awesome).

Basically I’m really happy with how everything came out on Wednesday, and I can’t thank my friends, family, and professors enough. :)

Last night I saw Between the Buried and Me with Deafheave, The Kindred, and Cryptodira at The Paramount; the whole show was fantastic. I’m going to end up doing a write up on the concert later on, but for now here’s a few photos I got with my phone. ^^



On repeat. 

A few weeks ago I received my deluxe edition of the new Kayo Dot album Hubardo, and I freaking love everything about this album. One thing you can’t really tell from the photo, is that on the front cover there is a little indentation of what looks like a paw print. (As in, a little cat paw print; I find this adorable and actually love that my album has that little mark on it.)

While a few months ago I wrote a little review/writeup on the album, Ten Years to Hubardo, where I basically just fangirl over the whole thing. If you haven’t heard this album, I would highly recommend listening to it.