C o n c e r t s

Upcoming Performances

Feb. 26, 2020

CWU Chamber Orchestra

CWU Wayne Hertz Concert Hall, Ellensburg, WA

Alexander Glazunov: Concerto for Saxophone, ft. Jessica McReady, saxophone

Libby Larsen: Symphony No. 4 "String Symphony"

May 8, 2020

Yakima Symphony Orchestra

Aaron will be conducting the YSO for its educational outreach concerts, Capitol Theater, Yakima, WA

"Rhythm and Adventure"

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture from Die Zauberflöte

John Williams: E.T. Adventures on Earth

Igor Stravinsky: Infernal Dance, Berceuse, and Final from The Firebird (1919 Suite)

May 19, 2020

CWU Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Choir, and Chorale

Aaron will be conducting on this celebratory program at the CWU Wayne Hertz Concert Hall, Ellensburg, WA.

Vijay Singh: Mass with orchestra (2011),  ft. conductor Dr. Gary Weidenaar

Ludwig van Beethoven: Choral Fantasia in c minor, Op. 80, ft. Isaac Montgomery, piano

Past Performances

May 21, 2019

CWU Chamber Orchestra

Aaron conducted this performance at the CWU Concert Hall, Ellensburg, WA

Richard Strauss: Serenade for Winds in E-flat, Op. 7

Antonio Vivaldi, arr. Rondeau/Hirsch: Concerto in C for Two Trumpets, RV 537

Antonín Dvorák: Serenade for Wind Instruments, Op. 44

May 10, 2019

Yakima Symphony Orchestra

Aaron conducted the YSO for its educational outreach concerts, Capitol Theater, Yakima, WA

"Story telling through music"

Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1

Student compositions, orchestrated by Aaron Hirsch

     1. The Rabbit Chases the Elephant

     2. The Warrior

     3. Rosas Rojas

     4. Excited

Pyotr Tchaikovsy: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture

March 22, 2019

West Seattle Community Orchestra

Aaron Conducted the WSCO as a finalist candidate for music director.

The performance was given at the Chief Sealth International High School Auditorium, West Seattle, WA

Soloists:

Soprano Gayla Blaisdell

Tenor Tor Blaisdell

"A Night of Drama"

Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished"

Richard Wagner: Traft ihr das Schiff from  Der fliegende Holländer

Giacomo Puccini: Che gelida manina & Mi chiamano Mimí from La Bohème

Giuseppe Verdi: Di quella pira from Il Trovatore

Giacomo Puccini: Quando me'n vo' from La Bohème

Giacomo Puccini: Nessun dorma from Turandot

Giuseppe Verdi: Teco io sto from Un ballo in maschera

February 19, 2019

CWU Chamber Orchestra

Aaron conducted the CWU Chamber Orchestra at the CWU Concert Hall.

Eric Sammut: "Sugaria" Concerto for Marimba, ft. Reese Maultsby on marimba

Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 104 "London"

June 1, 2018

CWU Chamber Orchestra

Aaron conducted the CWU Chamber Orchestra at the CWU Concert Hall.

Osvaldo Golijov: Last Round

Arvo Pärt: Canticus in memoriam Benjamin Britten

John Adams: Shaker Loops

February 28, 2018

CWU Chamber Orchestra

Aaron conducted the CWU Chamber Orchestra at the CWU Concert Hall.

Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C Major

June 4, 2017

CWU Chamber Orchestra

Aaron conducted the CWU Chamber Orchestra at the CWU Concert Hall.

Debussy/Sachs/Schoenberg: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring, for 13 instruments (orig. version)

 

 

May 6, 7, 13, 14, 2017

CWU Opera Performances

Aaron conducted the CWU Opera Theater performances of Mozart's "Magic Flute." The first two performances occurred at CWU's Concert Hall, and the final two were in Leavenworth, WA at the Snowy Owl Theater. The performances were accompanied by the CWU Chamber Orchestra, and featured full costuming, lighting, and staging.

 

 

June 5, 2016  4:00p

Concert for Completion of Masters degree

Conducted:
Richard Wagner: Prelude, Love Duet, and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
 

With CWU Symphony Orchestra

Featuring Dr. Gayla and Tor Blaisdell

Central Washington University

McIntrye Music Building - Concert Hall

 


April 9, 10, 2016

Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra

Collaboration with Voortex Productions
Conducted:
New compositions by guest artists, as well as by Wenatchee composers Aaron Davis and Gordon Schuster

Guest artist collaboration: Ian Ethan Case

 

April 1 - 3, 2016

CWU Opera Scenes 

Accompanist for Central Washington 

University's Opera Theater production 

of opera scenes.

Repertoire:

Verdi: Act I finale from Falstaff (Awarded Second Place in Opera Division Category II of the national competition for the NOA) 

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