A Big Band Christmas Jam
12/11/21 at 08:00pm
Education: BA and MM from UCLA. Artist Diploma from USC
Years With Redlands Symphony: 3rd season as Assoc. Principal, but Kate grew up in Riverside and took lessons at the University of Redlands. She's been a substitute musician with the Symphony for many years.
What other groups do you play with?
I sub with a lot of them! LA Opera, LA Phil, Long Beach, Pacific Symphony. Plus I do a lot of studio recording.
What are some of your favorite composers and pieces?
Bach, Brahms, Schubert, Gershwin, Beethoven (I know, all the biggies); I have a special place in my heart for Hindemith because he was such a champion of the viola.
What was your most memorable performance?
As a ballerina, every time I’ve gotten to play for the ballet downtown it makes me inordinately happy, and as cheesy as it sounds, playing The Nutcracker with the Miami City Ballet was one of my favorite things ever. Also playing on Ballet Now (Tiler Peck’s collaborative dance project) was a dream. I would get to Dorothy Chandler at 9 am to watch the company warm-up on stage. Watching real dancers go through the ballet barre is fascinating! They really use it to warm up their bodies, as opposed to simply performing combinations.
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