A Berlin orchestra for American musicmain
From the Houston Chronicle:
Keast, who’s originally from Houston and is now based in Berlin, has since become a sought-out guest conductor …The pandemic hasn’t slowed him down much, either. When most of his 2020 performances were cancelled, Keast decided to immerse himself into a longtime passion: music from his homeland.
With the help of Rosie Salvucci, another Berlin-based classical musician originally from Texas, Keast founded the Berlin Academy of American Music, a chamber orchestra focused on American repertoire. The initiative features some well-known talent in Europe’s classical music circles and has already recorded its first CD, which is scheduled to be released in October.