Pictured above: OPUS 216 members Ariel Clayton Karas, Dianna Joiner, Andris Koh, and Derek Snyder hide backstage before surprising a very special NYE wedding party with a flash mob-style performance of “Can’t Stop The Feeling,” by Justin Timberlake!
NYE weddings are always some of my favorites, because it’s a perfect excuse to throw one heck of a party on one of the greatest nights of the year!
Thanks, especially, to Michele and Tony for making this such a special surprise for their daughter on her wedding night!
And in reflecting on such a fantastic year of music-making in 2016:
150+ performances via OPUS 216, Classical Revolution CLE, and myself as a soloist…
…which included 40+ performances in healthcare settings, a handful of recitals for my violin students, a brief return to my East Cleveland violin program, 2 dozen CRC shows in bars and taverns, plenty of black-tie events, more than 4 dozen weddings, 2 PechaKucha presentations, and multi-session workshops on the life of a freelance musician at my alma mater!
Thankful for the work I do which is the work I love. Looking ahead to 2017 with energized excitement at what the year holds for exciting music projects with OPUS 216!