Radical Mutuality

"If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together." - Lilla Watson, Aboriginal Australian artist and activist I first heard this quote from Vijay Gupta, while...

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World Record, Part 2 (Electric Boogaloo)

Last year, I posted about setting a world record for attendance at a string quartet performance, and the other night, I got to do the same thing for solo cello. 25,416 came out to see me perform a short program, which consisted of LA Philharmonic cellist David...

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Bach Goes To Hollywood (All In The Family, Part 6)

Today would have been my father's 80th birthday. As I've written here before, a lot of our life together centered around music, and I really miss being able to talk with him about what I'm playing and listening to the way we did. Some of you may also remember a post I...

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Packing Them In

Wouldn't it be great if audiences came into orchestra concerts like this? Many of you know that I believe that Bach and Boombox can get more butts in the seats at orchestra concerts – well now I have proof. Recently, I performed the Haydn C Major Concerto with the...

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#GivingTuesday2017 – End With A Bang

It’s been exactly one year since we began this journey through the Bach Cello Suites, and we’re a third of the way – two Suites down and four to go! This music is so vital and vibrant, and I hope you’re enjoying this as much as I am. And because today is...

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#BACHFRIDAY SALE – CHORDS, CHORDS, CHORDS!

Today's video is on the Minuets from the d minor Suite, and because it's the biggest shopping day of the year, Bach is offering a great deal on chords. As we've seen, once Bach got an idea in his head, he used it for all it was worth, and this movement has more double...

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