Spring 2019 will find us at Albert Einstein High School for a residency entitled “Music: A Home Away from Home.” The ensemble aims to introduce young students to music from other cultures and people who have left their homes. The pieces show the dichotomy between old and new and gives voice to the process of finding yourself somewhere new.
This residency is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.
Last year I commissioned a piece by my good friend and colleague, Joshua Burel, called Let This Darkness be a Bell Tower for solo clarinet, electronics, and string orchestra. The University of Alabama-Huntsville is bringing me in to perform it with their orchestra and I couldn’t be more thrilled!
What Is Noise will present educational programs to schools in Rockbridge County and Buena Vista, Virginia.
This collaboration with music directors Shannon Light and Jennifer Matthias will introduce the students to new styles of music, new ways of music making, and the entrepeneurial aspects of a career in music.
Composer Joshua Burel and I have been working on a semester long residency with the music students of Albert Einstein High School in Kensington, MD. Together with Instrumental Music Director, Brendan Kelly, we have commissioned a piece from Burel entitled "Let this Darkness be a Bell Tower." The residency will culminate in a performance of the piece with the students and myself as clarinet soloist.
The DC Public Library in partnership with the Goethe-Institut of Washington, presents their monthly chamber music series. Free and open to the public.
This month's guest artists are the Axios Trio, performing works for clarinet, cello, and piano, by Brahms and Muczynski.
Meraki will perform "No Progress Without Loss.. .every new beginning" a recent commission by composer, Jamie Whitmarsh.
What Is Noise will be featured as part of the innovative Constellation Concert Series at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. The ensemble shares a stimulating program of contemporary classical music by living composers to better connect audiences with the chamber music of our time.
From December to January I will be in Residence at Gettysburg National Military Park. This program, sponsored by the National Arts Parks Foundation allows artists to create and collaborate with the community around them.
Join us at the park for the First Friday concert series on January 5, 2018
Meraki will perform a program of music from various cultures, with the common theme being 'coming home.' Often times in life we travel, move, meet new people, and find homes away from home. This program was created to depict the spiritual journey that one continues on throughout their life as they live through experiences that shape who they are to become.