Sizzle Reel

This 3-minute video gives an overview of my performances fusing music and story, symphonic shows, one-woman shows as well as educational outreach.


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Jamming with Steve Vai

I finally got the chance to fulfill a life dream of joining a rock band when guitar legend Steve Vai invited me to join his 4-piece band for a world tour of nearly 100 shows to 28 countries, to promote his album “The Story of Light.”  This is a clip of me jamming with Vai onstage.

“Classical Gas” with Mason Williams

At a show in Eugene, Oregon I got to share the stage with legendary composer, comedian, writer and guitarist, Mason Williams including this version of Williams’ classic hit “Classical Gas.”

Brubecker (for “Tiny Desk Concert”)

I recorded this original homage to Brubeck for an NPR “Tiny Desk” contest.

Star Spangled Banner

The Ultra-Sonic Rock Orchestra invited me to recreate Jimi Hendrix’ iconic “Star Spangled Banner” for a July performance at the Regent Theater. Deconstructing Hendrix brilliant tone poem version of the national anthem and reinventing it on the harp was a chance to experience Hendrix genius in a way I’d never thought of before.

“I’ll Be Your Sous Chef, Baby”

We filmed this during the recording of the “Essential DHC” compilation album – the ultimate song for foodies … and the people who love them.

In Residency at the Sensoria Festival of Literature & Arts

This video gives a  quick look into a residency at the Sensoria Festival of Literature & the Arts including collaborations with students & faculty in the music and dance departments.

Minstrel & the Wild Harp

This piece combines traditional Celtic elements with improv – including an improvised duet with the concert-mistress.

Symphony Soloist Clips

This 3 minute demo shares various clips from symphony and ensemble shows

Behind the Scenes Movie
for the “Invention & Alchemy” project

We won a Grammy Nomination for “Best Classical Crossover Album” for my 2007 original symphonic project “Invention & Alchemy,” which was truly a pinnacle project of my life. The DVD includes this wonderful 20-minute “Behind the Scenes” documentary by filmmaker Rick DiGregorio.

I Love My Garbageman 

This piece for brass and percussion is my ode to one of the most important men in my life: my garbageman

My Solo in Seattle (on tour with Steve Vai)

This is a fan video of my solo during the Steve Vai “Story of Light” tour, taped in Seattle, during my solo in one of the nearly 100 shows I played with the incomparable Vai on his “Story of Light” world tour.

“My Vai Homework”

Before I went on tour with Steve Vai, I took an online course in his guitar techniques at Berklee School of Music’s Online School (yup, I took an electric guitar course on my harp). My goal wasn’t to learn how to play like Vai on the harp, but just to get inspiration from his work. This is one of my homework assignments.

Muchas Manos (with percussionist Robert Schulz)

This is one of my favorite kinds of collaborative improv: a version of my piece “Muchas Manos” — for harp-four-hands … and mallets. This performance was part of the chamber ensemble performances to prepare for my Grammy-Nominated symphony project, “Invention & Alchemy” – it was performed at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA with the incomparable Robert Schulz (Don’t expect hi-fidelity video from this video – but I really love the interplay).

Belinda (What a Lovely Tree)

This is another collaborative project of mine that I did with the Arlington High School chorus. “Belinda” is a song about my favorite tree in the Boston area, I’d written an arrangement for chorus and we were scheduled to perform it in concert when we learned that the tree was about to be cut down. We met at the tree and sang the song — this is a video of that performance.

Deepfelt thanks for this video to Arlington High School chorus teacher Cheryl Christo and videographer Mike Chvany.

The tree was destroyed early on Thanksgiving morning, soon after we recorded this.

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