Music and the Arts

In addition to his business experience, David is a musician and has performed worldwide as a singer and baroque instrumental soloist. He has performed as a recorder soloist with the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Wallingford (CT) Symphony Orchestra, the McLean (VA) Orchestra and the Choate Rosemary Hall Chamber Orchestra, with which he toured China in 2005 with recorder virtuoso, Scott Reiss. 

He serves on the board of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and for many years was Chairman of the Board of the BlackRock Center for the Arts. David was founder and artistic director of Revels Houston, and currently serves on the Advisory Board of Revels, Inc., a national arts organization based in Cambridge, MA.   

In 2009, David was recognized by Montgomery Country Executive Ike Leggett with the Excellence in the Arts & Humanities Award as Outstanding Individual Patron of the Arts. He is also a producer of the acclaimed new PBS series Soundbreaking. The 8-hour film series features more than 160 original interviews with some of the most celebrated recording artists, producers, and music industry pioneers of all time. Soundbreaking was the last major project of legendary producer Sir George Martin and charts a century’s worth of innovation and experimentation, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the history of recorded music. It debuted on PBS in November 2016, and has been seen in more than 35 countries.  Soundbreaking was nominated for Grammy (Best Music Film), Emmy (Outstanding Music and Sound) Awards, as well as Critics’ Choice Documentary, Guild of Music Supervisors, and RealScreen Awards.