Music Mondays - Cacti

This week I am so excited to gush about the ballet Cacti, choreographed by Alexander Ekmanthat the Tulsa Ballet is presenting this weekend as part of their 'Signature Series'.

I will be performing as part of the Tulsa Rock Quartet (TRQ) and I cannot even begin to explain how excited I am to share the stage with some INCREDIBLE dancers, and fellow musicians for an exceptional performance.

I wish I had the opportunity to do projects like this more often! I've been buzzing with excitement about this and the music. I have never had to memorize chamber music before, or count breaths and slaps, and stomps before...but now I don't want to stop.

Talk about getting out of our comfort zone! The string quartet moves, improvizes, takes cues from the gestures of the dancers (and vice versa), play offstage, walk - yes even the cellist! - we are part of the collaboration and choreography. 

We had our first dress rehearsal this evening and I cannot wait for the audience to see this!

The quartet plays selections from Beethoven Op. 59 #3, Haydn Op. 9 No. 6, Improvisations on Schubert's Death and the Maiden, and more.

Event details below:             


Signature Series, a triple bill performance featuring three of Artistic Director Marcello Angelini’s favorite works including:

Cacti by Alexander Ekman (Oklahoma premiere)

A Million Kisses to My Skin by David Dawson (Oklahoma premiere)

Cripple and the Starfish by Adam Hougland


8:00pm, Thursday, May 11, 2017

8:00pm, Friday, May 12, 2017

3:00pm, Saturday, May 13, 2017

8:00pm, Saturday, May 13, 2017

3:00pm, Sunday, May 14, 2017

8:00pm, Sunday, May 14, 2017


The performance will take place at Lorton Performance Center on The University of Tulsa Campus, 550 S. Gary Pl, Tulsa, OK.