NEWS

"The Godfather" Concert in Milan, Italy
July 2016

I will be thrilled to direct the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi from July 21-24.

 

For more info click here

Conducting "The Godfather" Concert in San Jose!
April 2016

I am conducting the brilliant Symphony Silicon Valley in San Jose, CA to the timeless Nino Rota score April 8-10. Come out and see the show if you are in the area!

 

For more info click here.

 
Conducting "The Godfather" Concert in Montreal!
February 2016

It is an exciting honor to be asked to conduct the CineConcert production of "The Godfather" with live orchestra playing along side the film.  After the the wonderful experience engraving the piece, I am thrilled to be able to conduct it with world-class musicians.

 

Click here for more information.

 

Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage REVIEW!
February 2016

Reviews of our US tour are beginning to pour in, and the reception has been great!

It truly is my honor to conduct such outstanding musicians with a tour filled with amazing content, beautiful venues, and

a perfect crew!

 

Click here for one of the reviews!

 

Another review!

 

Conducting CineConcert's "Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage" National Tour!
January 2016- February 2016

 

I am thrilled to be conducitng a leg of the national tour of CineConcert's "Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage" concert series.  Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage brings 50 years of Star Trek to concert halls for the first time ever.  The concert will feature some of the greatest music written for the franchise including favorites from Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek: Insurrection, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and much more. This live event is perfect for music lovers, filmgoers, fans and those looking for a unique concert experience.

 

For more information click here!

Coming Home with John and Katie Jesensky
January 2016

 

My opera-singer wife and I return from Los Angeles to our home state of Connecticut to perform songs inspired by family. We will perform songs ranging from Simon and Garfunkel to Leonard Berstein--including many genres of music there will be sure to be something for everyone!  The concert will also feature soprano, Megan Sherry and mezzo-soprano,  Mia Scarpa.

 

January 2, 2016

7:30pm

Unitarian Society of Hartford

More details found here!

Center Stage Opera's 10th Anniversary Gala
March 2015

 

On Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 11:30 am, I will be accompanying the Center Stage Opera stars of past and present productions at the Tenth Anniversary Gala Celebration.  Enjoy a 3 course meal and silent auction along with this wonderful concert!  

 

For more information or to make a reservation click here!

CineConcerts Presents "The Godfather: Film with Live Orchestra" Draws 5000 to The Noka Theater!
February 2015

 

The performance of The Godfather with fully-restored score and LIVE orchestra was a huge hit at the Noka Theater in Los Angeles.

 

I am so proud to have been involved in the project and can't wait to start restoring the next project!

 

Check out this great press on the event!

 

Accompanying for Center Stage Opera's "Into the Woods"
January 2015

 

This past month, I had the opportunity to accompany rehearsals for Center Stage Opera's first performance of a musical, Sondheim's Into the Woods.

 

It has been wonderful getting to hear some of the principal opera singers in a new genre, as well as meet many amazing Musical Theater actors from all around Southern California.  Sondheim's score is intricate and enjoyable!

 

Center Stage Opera

 

Christmas in Connecticut Concert!
December 2014
 

This year, Katie and I continued our tradition of performing at the Unitarian Society of Hartford Meeting House to support the enrichment programs offered at that wonderful place of worship.

 

This year, we were joined by guests Rachael Lansang and Melissa Paul Perez.  We performed some wonderful opera and musical theater favortes, and even some of my own original art songs!  For a write-up on the event, click below!

 

Meeting House Concert

 

CineConcerts Presents "The Godfather: Film with Live Orchestra"
August 2014

 

My work on The Godfather is going wonderfully, and now YOU can see and hear the restored score with a LIVE orchestra!  In January, The Godfather: Film with Live Orchestra is coming to the Nokia Theater. 

 

Come see the landmark film screened in the famous hall with a full orchestra of brilliant musicians playing my newly engraved version of the score along with the picture!  Get more information and buy tickets here:

 

The Godfather: Film with Live Orchestra

 

Recording Session with Jessica Gonzalez-Rodriguez
August 2014

 

Had a wonderful recording session with mezzo Jessica Gonzalez-Rodriguez!  Jessica has a full-bodied warm voice that was such a joy to work with.  You can hear samples of Jessica's voice at:

 

Jessica Gonzalez-Rodriguez

 

Accompanying for Center Stage Opera
August 2014

 

This week, I had the opportunity to accompany rehearsals for Center Stage Opera's production of La Traviata.

 

Working with such talented voices is truly a gift (and playing Verdi isn't so bad either!) and I look forward to continue my wonderful working relationship with this great company!

 

Center Stage Opera

 

Recording Session with Leslie Schipa
May 2014

 

Playing Wagner is a challenging but rewarding experience in any setting.  Doing it while accompanying the hilarious and brilliant Leslie Schipa elevates the experience even further! 

 

For more information on Leslie, please check out the website below!

 

Leslie Schipa

 

Recording Session with Danielle Bond
January 2014

 

Danielle Bond is a mezzo who has the ability to evoke rich lows, while also achieving crystalline highs.  Along with classical and theater repertoir, Danielle also lends her voice to Film and Multimedia projects.

 

For more information on Danielle, please check out the website below!

 

Danielle Bond