2021

 

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7 Mar 2021 | Sunday 4pm Pacific Time   livestream performance

Hot Air Music Festival (SFCM) - Session Sol

Venue: Livestream - San Francisco, California

Tickets/Info:  https://sfcm.edu/performance-calendar/event/hot-air-music-festival-2021

An all-day new music extravaganza, Hot Air Music Festival at San Francisco Conservatory of Music will be live-streamed online. In this part of the schedule, cellist Clark Evans will perform my work Reverie, a daydreaming poem for cello. Full program available at link above.

21 Apr 2021 | Wednesday 5pm Pacific Time   livestream encore performance / interview

Visions of the Wild: Landscape Music in Earth Year

Venue: Livestream - Vallejo, California

Tickets/Info:  https://visionsofthewild.org/event/landscape-music-earth-year/

A collaboration between Landscape Music, Visions of the Wild, and Citywater, this virtual event will feature two world premieres by Juhi Bansal and Daniel Morel, as well as excerpts from performances of works by myself, Derek Keller, and Nell Shaw Cohen. I will discuss my orchestra work from 2019, Burning, and have a conversation with the other artists and with the audience.

22 Apr 2021 | Thursday 7'30pm Eastern Time   livestream performance

Calliope's Call - There is no plan(et) B

Venue: Livestream - Boston, Massachusetts

Tickets/Info: https://www.sparrowlive.com/calliopescall 

The New England-based vocal / art-song collective, Calliope's Call, will premiere my soprano/piano arrangement of decketh joy, water destroy, which uses Ralph Waldo Emerson's meditation on water to contemplate the meaning of water for humans in our troubled century. The work was selected along with pieces by Catarina Domenici, Andrew List, and Katie Palka for a performance in a program that focuses on the climate crisis. Grateful for the selection and to the ensemble for highlighting this issue through art!

8 Oct 2021 | Friday 7pm

Empyrean Ensemble

Venue: Pitzer Center, UC Davis - Davis, California

Admission: FREE

Tickets/Info: https://arts.ucdavis.edu/event/empyrean-ensemble-new-music-davis-1

Also available on YouTube.

After a year and a half of pandemic delays, Empyrean Ensemble premieres my vox mysterium, based on a cadenza from my Piano Concerto. Works also by Orkun Akyol, Trey Makler, Emily Sullivan, Addie Camsuzou, and Aida Shirazi.

21 Oct 2021 | Thursday 12pm PDT  

Works for Viola at UC Davis

Venue: Pitzer Center (UC Davis) - Davis, California

Admission: FREE

Watch the performance: https://youtu.be/E8Zyw2BExFA?t=1833

Violist and composer Kurt Rohde premieres my new work for solo viola, Colors in Motion, commissioned by visual artists Peter London and Gregory Guss as a response to their works being exhibited at the Pence Gallery.

17 Oct 2021 | Sunday 7'30pm (Berkley, in-person) 

24 Oct 2021 | Sunday 5pm PDT / 8pm EDT (virtual)
Left Coast Chamber Ensemble - Long Distance Call

Venue: Berkeley Piano Club - Berkeley, California / YouTube Premiere

Admission: from $15 (in person), from $5 (virtual)

Info: https://www.leftcoastensemble.org/set-one-long-distance-call

"Responding to the safety measures required in the pandemic, Left Coast has commissioned new works conceived as long distance conversations between a piano trio and a soprano. Laura Rose Schwartz and Ryan Suleiman [The Robin, based on a poem by Lebanese-American poet Gibran Khalil Gibran] have each written a new work using a call and response model: the singer and ensemble alternate in sending each other musical postcards! It is intended that the music can be performed successfully virtually or in person. Music by George Lewis and Louise Farrenc completes the program."

13 Nov 2021 | Saturday 7pm PDT / 10pm EDT livestream encore performance

Festival of New American Music (FeNAM) - Local Voices

Venue: Sacramento State School of Music - Sacramento, CA / virtual via Facebook

Admission: FREE

Info: https://www.csus.edu/college/arts-letters/music/spotlight/fenam-festival.html 

"FeNAM features an encore video performance of my recent commission from Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, The Robin, along with other performances by local artists!