You, My Mother is up and running

Concert Reviews, News, Shows

Beth Griffith, Laryssa Husiak, Mike Mikos, Joshua Modney, Mariel Roberts

Very excited to be joining Yarn/Wire (+ Mariel Roberts, cello) and Theater of the Two Headed Calf for a premiere run of operas by Rick Burkhardt and Brendan Connelly.  The show is up this week through Feb 20, please see my performance calendar or click here for details.  We already got some nice feedback from the Village Voice after opening night.

I’m especially excited to be taking a spoken text + violin solo by Rick Burkhardt up and about with the actors on stage (pictured above).

This is captivating new work, I’m really looking forward to our remaining performances!

Concert Review: Wet Ink @ FeNAM

Concert Reviews, News, Shows

Wet Ink Septet

Wet Ink got a nice review in the San Francisco Classical Voice for our concert at the Festival of New American Music at Sacramento State University. Here are the highlights:

“No group was more bracingly thought-provoking and expansive than the Wet Ink Ensemble. These seven New York musicians/composers are fearless in testing the limitations of what instruments or musical forms can be. Best of all, they don’t shy away from integrating the spoken word as a tasty and dramatic counterpoint to the music. That played out powerfully in the unnerving but entrancing two movements from Voices From the Killing Jar, written by vocalist Kate Soper. Here hypnotic music was defined by start and stop rhythms punctuated by Soper’s sung text and finger-caress of a cymbal. In one of the movements the text was an incantation mining the Iphigenia tale, wherein the words exclaim Clytemnestra’s wish for bloodshed.  Later, sax player Alex Mincek’s Nucleus bloomed in a set of short movements in which saxophone and drum interchanged musically stark exclamations.”

For the full review, please click here.

Babbitt Memorial Concert

Shows

I am pleased to be a part of a Milton Babbitt Memorial Concert at CUNY Graduate Center in a couple of weeks.  I will perform Babbitt’s Composition for Four Instruments with an incredible lineup of musicians: Pat Spencer, flute, Charles Neidich, clarinet, and Chris Gross, cello.  I will also be giving my second performance since the premier of “Vitulatory Strains” for solo violin, by Daniel Colson, a former Babbitt student.

Babbitt Memorial Concert
CUNY Graduate Center
May 10, 8:00pm