This was such a fun wedding for Amy & Luis, everyone was so nice and fun to be around, and it was especially fun because the processional music requests included video game music! Luis is an expert at VG music, check out his band GG CAT for more.
It was another scaled down wedding due to the pandemic, so the venue moved to F&D Kitchen and Bar in Lake Mary.
The couple requested a classical prelude, Lazy Afternoons and Dearly Beloved (Kingdom Hearts) for the processional, No Matter Where You Are (Us the Duo) for the recessional, and modern pop for the cocktail hour. We threw in some Disney tunes since they met as dancers at Disney, and it was great to hear everyone singing along :-)
Cindy Zingerella at Engaging Events did a phenomenal job planning the wedding and the day went so smoothly for us, really was a pleasure to work with her and can't wait to see them all again next year.
Amy & Luis will return for their big 1 Year Anniversary Party!
It was wonderful to get to play in a full orchestra again! The concert was originally scheduled for March but was postponed due to the pandemic. We sat far apart from each other and had special safety protocols.
You can stream the concert online starting October 3rd for a limited time at https://brevardsymphony.com/beethoven6
RAVEL – Pavane pour une infante défunte
MOZART – Flute Concerto in G Major, K. 313
BEETHOVEN – Symphony No. 6 in F Major “Pastoral”
I first heard Beethoven's 6th when I was a kid watching Disney's Fantasia and I loved it! I couldn't decide if I wanted to be the conductor, the violins, or a pony.
Amy & Luis played a scaled down wedding at Crystal Ballroom at Veranda in Metro West Orlando, the guest list was reduced by 50% but the love was still overflowing. We had a great time playing a full Classical Prelude, it was the requested style but also musician's choice of tunes so we picked our newest set of Classical Duets, written specifically as duets and it was so fun and refreshing! We also played an R&B/Modern Pop Cocktail hour with songs from artists including: Boyz II Men, Khalid, and The Weeknd. It was nice to receive the compliments on both styles and see the guests grooving, from the kids all the way to grandma :-)
This intimate wedding was not what the couple was originally planning but I'm glad they could still go through with a smaller ceremony. Next year it will be Amy & Luis at their 1-year Anniversary Party for a full celebration! I can't wait to celebrate again with them:-) They didn't have any specific song requests so I used my best judgement to create a mix of traditional classical and classic love songs. Thank you to Mission Inn for hosting and the guests for all the nice compliments!
Amy & Luis changed things up by creating an electric violin and DJ set. The mashup of Take On Me and Blinding Lights is a sample of this new offering.
It was an honor to be a guest speaker at the Music Seminar class at Eastern Florida State College! I spoke about my career as a performer and how I'm navigating these COVID-19 times. Since it was a virtual call through Microsoft Teams, I took a screenshot of me making sure I look presentable :-) The students messaged questions that I had some time at the end to answer. I really hope that I inspired and helped the upcoming generation of music professionals!