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!

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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.

I have three concerts schedule:

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.

Free admission
For more details click here http://music.virginia.edu/night-new-music-bridge

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.

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The composer/performer collaborative workshop that I teach at UVA will be featured on WTJU91.1fm radio Wednesday May 3rd at 8pm EST.

This class explores composer/performer collaboration though the composition and performance of undergraduate student pieces. The show will feature works and performance by Calder Hannan, Catherine Monnes, Jack Patton-Smith, and Sarah Labriny. Tune in at 91.1fm in Charlottesville or wtju.net


I’m really excited to perform the Mozart Requiem with the Virginia Consort March, 5 2017 at 3:30pm in Old a Cabell Hall. 

I love love love this piece so much. Did I mention I love this piece. Sadly I won’t be playing basset horn but the clarinet part is still lovely. If you don’t know the Mozart Requiem (shame on you 😉) you can listen below.