Video of my live solo concert for SoHIP

I created “virtual” concert videos for SoHIP for the last two years, but this year we were finally back in person! I really loved putting together this program! It was a privilege to present in person some of the things I spent the pandemic doing. The Bach d minor violin partita is one of my […]

Virtual Summer Concert:

Bach’s organ triosonatas for one recorder player! Like last year, I’ve put together a virtual presentation for SoHIP’s summer concert series. The organ trio sonatas of J.S. Bach are intimate, thrilling, sublime, touching, and uplifting. While they are brilliantly polyphonic, they are ultimately conceived for just a single player to perform on the organ. The […]

Plague Music

For many of us, a particularly heartbreaking aspect of the shutdown situation is that we can’t make music together, and we won’t be able to again for some time. By now you’ve probably seen a variety of multi-track video efforts, so I wanted to share a couple with you. First is my own version of […]

Songs from Home – Music for Recorder and Guitar

Please join us on August 9, 7:30 PM at the Cafe in the Somerville Armory (191 Highland Ave, Somerville) for a concert of music for recorder and guitar. I’m so excited to be performing with my father, Michael O’Brien! We’ll be playing a varied program including some Baroque music, some new compositions, and some folk […]

More music with my dad

Here are a couple more videos of my dad and me playing together. Like in the last post, I’m playing the Helder tenor and he’s playing a guitar he built. “Homeless” is a composition of my dad’s, which began life as a song; but this version has a recorder part instead of vocals. “Blackberry Blossom” […]