August 9th found me at the Breckenridge Music Festival where I was fortunate to work with Eileen Xia, a former ISO soloist. Ms. Xia performed the first movement of the Grieg Piano Concerto and was fantastic!
Eileen, now thirteen, was a soloist with the ISO program when she was eight– it is so gratifying to see someone who had a positive concerto experience with us and then go on to do an advanced piece with a summer orchestral series in the mountains. She first studied with Carolyn Shaak and now is working with Boulder Colorado’s Larry Graham.
In addition, Central City Opera was represented with Chad Reagan– who as usual did a great job interacting with the audience– people were talking with us for close to an hour after the program was finished! An ISO road trip to be remembered!