This HomeStage performance comes all the way from the Lone Star State.
Oboist Erin Hannigan is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and she played in the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Now she's the principal oboist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Erin loves animals and has always had rescue dogs. But she wanted to do more. She and photographer Teresa Berg joined forces to create Artists for Animals. They have raised tens of thousands of dollars for animal shelters in northern Texas, with concerts, galas, community outreach, and even cute calendars.
One secret about Erin: Even though she's a dog lover, she also rescued a Siamese kitten named Gabby.
On this week’s HomeStage, she performs a piece called “Jimson Weed,” composed by Alyssa Morris.
Since the pandemic shuttered all live music performances, musicians have been struggling to figure out how to bring music back to the people, and how to keep up the learning and performing. The creativity has been outstanding as so many have learned to use technology both to learn and share their art.