Friday, December 9, 2011

Music at the Holiday Market: Help Us Welcome Daniel Flores

We have been so lucky to have wonderful musicians with us throughout the season this year -- laid-back guitar and vocals from our house band, Charles & Kelly of The Hot Noodles, Dixieland Jazz from the wonderfully talented students at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Bolivan music from William Pozo-Zarate, and now a terrific multi-instrumentalist, Daniel Flores.

Daniel has been playing piano for eight years, cello for two, and guitar for one. He's in Bishop McNamara's String Orchestra as first chair cello, Jazz Ensemble (piano), Jazz Lab (cello, though he played guitar last year), and was a part of the pit for "Anything Goes" by Cole Porter (piano). Daniel has been inducted into Tri-M, National Honor Society, Thespian Society, and have been on McNamara's Summa Cum Laude list for the past three years. A student of pianist Ms. Marilou Padilla Gallardo, he was named student of the year. Daniel is also a Moreau Scholar, Chaplain's Aide, and Assistant Patrol Leader in Boy Scouts, and was elected Bishop McNamara's Tri-M (music honor society) president. In his spare time (ha ha!), Daniel enjoys music composition, painting, and acting.

Daniel will play Christmas music and maybe a few classic pieces here and there. Please help us welcome this very special guest musician to the Market this Saturday!

Photo courtesy of The National Library of Scotland via flickr's The Commons project

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