Saturday, July 2, 2011

July News

Some news about some upcoming concerts. On Saturday July 9 at Heaven, I'll play duets with Fred Lonberg-Holm. On Friday the 22nd, I'll play duets with Keefe Jackson in celebration of Heaven Gallery's 11th Anniversary Party.

On Saturday the 23rd, in a departure from the music I ordinarily play, I will be performing a short set of late Renaissance viol music arranged for clarinets, with the amazing clarinetist Kurt Bjorling, at Cafe Mustache in Logan Square.

I've always had a deep love and appreciation for Early Music, though have struggled to find repertoire suited to my instrument and an appropriate ensemble to perform it with. However, for the past year and a half, Kurt and I, as well as a few other clarinetists, have gotten together several times a month to read through and rehearse music originally written for viols, which Kurt has adapted for clarinets. This will be our first public performance, featuring music by Thomas Lupo, Orlando Gibbons, Giovanni Coprario and others. Marc Riordan will open with a solo piano set, playing music by Scott Joplin.

In other news, I've been selected to be an Associate Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in October, where I'll have the opportunity to work with Roscoe Mitchell. I'm honored to have been chosen, and look forward to working with one of my heroes.


Saturday, July 9 - 10pm
Duo with Fred Lonberg-Holm @ Heaven Gallery

Friday, July 22 - 9pm

Duo with Keefe Jackson @ Heaven Gallery

Saturday, July 23 - 8pm
performing late Renaissance viol music arranged for clarinets, with Sophie Creutz - clarinet, and Kurt Bjorling - basset horn. Marc Riordan opens with music by Scott Joplin. @ Cafe Mustache

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