Double Bass Arts Management
“His ability to communicate is really phenomenal.”
Hal Robinson, Principal Bass, Philadelphia Orchestra
September 11, 2016
It has been a thrilling summer indeed! I began my summer with a 3-week tour with the incredible Philadelphia Orchestra, followed immediately by my honeymoon to the remote isle of Islay, Scotland. After arriving home, I had another opportunity to perform with the Fabulous Philadelphians at the Mann Center, where we gave the concert premiere of Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone Live. This summer also saw the creation of two summer camps taught and administrated by yours truly, the Orchestral Bowing Workshop with Ira Gold and the Tristate Masterclass with my dear friends Rex Surany (Principal Bass of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra) and Mike and Linda Shank of Shank Strings.
After a stint as the Music Librarian for the Endless Mountain Music Festival, I find myself again preparing for a busy and exciting fall season. Highlight include several weeks with the Philadelphia Orchestra, a run of Verdi's Rigoletto with the Academy of Vocal Arts, a world premiere chamber music piece by Rene Orth, and a return appearance with the Philadelphia Pops. Hope to see you at a performance!
February 28, 2016
Two big items to announce! One is the forthcoming Orchestral Bowing Workshop I am putting together with Ira Gold, fellow Boston University alum, member of the National Symphony Orchestra and faculty member at the Peabody Conservatory. Ira is a player on the highest level and really someone with a career I absolutely aspire to. I'm excited to help him realize his vision and to help young players master the strokes that make us contributors in the orchestral landscape.
In other exciting news, I'll be joining the Philadelphia Orchestra on their 3-week tour of Asia in May and June. This is an incredible opportunity for me, supplying me with experience of an incredible orchestra on tour as well as my first trip outside of the United States! Among other places, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Osaka are on the itinerary. I'm actually following the tour with my second sojourn outside the USA, my honeymoon to Scotland. Really looking forward to an incredible summer!
F E A T U R E D R E V I E W S
“A bassist of fine technical and musical abilities”
Edwin Barker, Principal Bass, Boston Symphony Orchestra
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March 8-18, 2018
Beatrice Affron, Conductor
Academy of Music, Philadelphia, PA
Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake
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March 23, 2018
Delaware Symphony Orchestra
David Amado, Conductor
Grand Opera House, Wilmington, DE
Bartok Concerto for Orchestra
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Check out Brent's interview on Contrabass Conversations!
The trailer for Composed by John Beder features footage of Brent preparing for a recent audition. The film focuses on issues of performance anxiety and Brent is a cast member.
March 2-4, 2018
Annapolis Symphony Orchestra
Jose-Luis Novo, conductor
Maryland Hall, Annapolis, MD
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5
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