I had a great time performing this passed weekend (April 13 and 14 2018) at Rice University’s Moody Center with the Ecosono Ensemble. On April 13 I was part of a free improv accompanied by glacier sounds, birds, and the wind blowing across the holes shrimp dig (very cool). April 14 I performed Matthew Burtner’s Climate Change Opera Auksalaq. It’s great to be a part of socially conscious engaging art!
I will be performing a concert of solo clarinet repertoire influenced by non-Western cultures which I have titled The Cross-Cultural Clarinet in February 2018. The concert will feature contemporary clarinet works influenced by East African Guitar, Japanese Shakuhachi, Balinese Gamelan, Pygmie Whistle Song, and more.
The UVA Clarinet Ensemble, that I direct, will be performing November 4th at 8pm at the Bridge Progressive Arts Space. This concert will be shared with the UVA New Music Ensemble. The Clarinet Ensemble will perform works by Khachaturian and a world premier by the Clarinet Ensmble’s resident composer, Cameron Church’s Criticaster Discourse. Ensemble members include Keerthi Radhakrishnan, Samantha Townsend, Jacob Cunningham, Ben Phillips, Sarah Zhou, Zachary Thomas, Esther Xu, Austin Cheng, and composer Cameron Church.
I will be performing the Mozart Clarinet Concerto K. 622 with the Charlottesville Symphony September 23rd and 24th 2017. I’m thrilled to be performing this wonderful and important work!
My first encounter with this piece was at age 8 when I performed the second movement in the Halifax Kiwanis Music Festival. I’m really excited, many years later, to still have a relationship with this piece and to be able to play it with orchestra.
I will be performer at The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative September 8th at 8pm. This concert will feature electroacoustic works for clarinet and flute composed by the CCT Ph.d students at the UVA Music Department. This concert will feature Kelly Sulick on Flute and works by Chris Luna-Mega, Ben Robertson, Aaron Stepp, and Alex Christie
I’m excited to announce that I have been accepted to an artist residency at the Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology to work on a program of contemporary clarinet works influenced by non-Western cultures. More to come on this program and performances!
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