New Fiddler on the Roof Solo Music Videos - Coming Here!
Full Album "The Fiddler: Expanding Tradition"
Coming Later This Season
has been an absolutely incredible journey to perform as THE
"Fiddler"/Violin Soloist for Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway.
Unfortunately, that journey now has a finite end and the show will
present its final performance on December 31st. But that means you
still have 5 more months to buy a ticket if you have not already, or
come see us again! I have been away since July 13, but I look forward
to being back in on August 9th and greeting you after the show!
am so excited that this amazing experience has given me so many
wonderful new friendships and artistic collaborations and has stoked my
creative energies to an all-time high! The result of all that
(including the repetition of 8 performances a week!) is my new solo
album "The Fiddler: Expanding Tradition." The full album will be
released later this season and will feature ALL NEW original and
commissioned Fiddler solo violin music from the award-winning creators
of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical, Arranger Oran Eldor and Music
Director/Orchestrator Ted Sperling. Inspired by my good friend Danny
Burstein's prodigious and endearing "Tevye" night after night, I have
written my own solo violin version of "If I Were a Rich Man" and
dedicate it to Danny. Sheldon Harnick, Fiddler's original lyricist (and
also amateur violinist) loves my arrangement and is working with me and
the Bock Estate on next steps, so violinists stay tuned!
launch the album, I am happy to announce 2 new music videos, created
once again with my amazing team of Audio Engineer Bill Siegmund,
Cinematographer/Director William D. Caballero, and my friend, the
wonderful fashion designer Gilles Montezin. The videos feature my
arrangement of "If I Were a Rich Man" and the first of the commissioned
works: "Fiddler Rhapsody and Scherzo," a wonderful new arrangement by
Oran Eldor, which I commissioned and developed together with Oran. This
recording features collaborating artists who are my colleagues at the
show and a joy to work with: guitarist Jim Hershman, accordionist Joshua
Camp and bassist Michael Blanco (on video, the guitarist is Stephen
Benson). Expanding on the collaboration between John Williams and Isaac
Stern for the 1971 film, I am the first "official" Fiddler to contribute
new repertoire to the violin canon and Fiddler tradition. So even as
this chapter of this wonderful production draws to a close at the end of
the year, a whole new chapter is just beginning!
Thank you so much for your interest in my career. Videos coming very soon- stay tuned right here!
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