In Denver—Too Hot to Handel!

Hi everyone,

The last event of 2012 was “Too Hot To Handel” and it was the best way to close the year! The concert was great!!!  “Too Hot To Handel” is the gospel Messiah that Marin Alsop idealized some years ago and due to huge success every year is played again. It is fantastic!

This was the first project that I covered officially as a Taki Fellow in 2011 and it was a pleasure to be there again this year. I was welcomed by the orchestra and choir and as usual had a great time working with them.

Check out the promo video of “Too Hot To Handel” and see how exciting this program is.

The Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) organized a reception before the rehearsal and Marin and I had the chance to talk about the Taki Concordia Fellowship and how the project affects not only the Fellows’ lives but also society, giving the world the chance to see more women on the podium. It shows a new perspective and changes the conducting scenario little by little. 

The CWCC also provided mentoring meetings with fantastic professionals that have been incredibly helpful to me. It is crucial for all young artists to be guided in order to more productively manage our lives, studies and careers; I am really thankful for all of this support.

As I said, 2012 ended in a beautiful way, full of energy to start 2013.

I am already covering Marin for Alexander Nevsky (what a fantastic score!) and next week we are going to have a program full of Rachmaninoff.

In February I am going to conduct in Hartford and Atlanta. A lot of great things coming up, I am thrilled and looking forward to all of that!

 Happy New Year for everyone!!!