I will coordinating the wind program for the Orchestra North Summer Program in Smithers, British Columbia this August. This will be an exciting two weeks of music making. The first week will be a the wind academy program which will feature a wind chamber music tour of Kitimat, Prince George, and Terrace. The second week will be a community program. I will be performing on the wind academy tour and in the faculty wind quintet. Click here for more information about Orchestra North.
The Farrelly Ensemble is an international trio featuring Australian flutist Michal Rosiak, Canadian clarinetist Shawn Earle, and American cellist Maureen Kelly. The Farrelly Ensemble is thrilled to be artists-in-residence at Bundanon Trust from June 15-29 2016 and will be featured in the Unbound Flute Festival in Brisbane July 1st 2016. The Farrelly Ensemble is committed to cross-cultural learning through the exploration of music from of their respective countries. Their 2016 program will include two new commissions by Australian composer Stephen Cronin, American composer Greg Bartholomew, and Canadian composer Omar Daniel’s Dreams of the Panther.
I’m really excited to be joining EcoSono Feb 28th for a performance of The Ceiling Floats Away by Matthew Burner (music) and Rita Dove (poetry) as part of the Intersections Festival. I’m thrilled to be involved in such an innovative project! I won’t attempt to explain the project for fear of getting it wrong, but please read more on it here.
My first concert with the Charlottesville Symphony is coming up soon. Feb. 20th at 8pm in Old Caball Hall on UVA Grounds, and Feb 21st at 3:30pm at the MLK Jr. Centre for Performing Arts. It should be a great show featuring:
Lyadov: Polonaise in D Major, Op. 55 Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26 Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
In June 2016 Michal Rosiak, Maureen Kelly, and I will be artists-in-residence at Bundanon Trust in New South Wales, Australia. We will be artists-in-residence for two weeks working on works for flute, clarinet, and cello that will be performed at the beginning of July at the Unbound Flute Festival in Brisbane. We will be performing new works by Australian composers Michal Rosiak and Dr. Stephen Cronin, as well as works by Canadian composers.
I will be delivering a lecture-recital on my DMA research topic Monday April 4th, 2015 at noon in Roy Barnett Hall in the UBC School of Music. This lecture will explore how art, specifically clarinet music, is an effective action in Canadian multiculturalism. I will also look at ways in which clarinet music is critical of multiculturalism. Baha Poureslami and Elizabeth Mee will join me to perform works by Milton Barnes, Robert Rosen, Elliot Weisgarber, and Derek Charke.