Man, what a semester it’s been! I premiered five new works (Don’t Tell; Liar, Liar; Tipping Point, Storm Warning, and Flatline); I gave my senior recital; I visited Michigan, Canada, and Los Angeles; I spent quality time with family and friends; and I made big decisions about my future. After all that, it’s been nice to get back into the routine over the last couple weeks. I thought I’d take a moment to outline where I’ll be playing, attending, and presenting work for the rest of the semester, for those of you who are interested:
- Last night I had the pleasure of joining an orchestra and choir to perform Mozart’s Requiem for Good Friday at First United Methodist Church of Phoenix.
- Tomorrow (Easter Sunday), I’ll be rejoining First United Methodist Church of Phoenix to play in a brass quintet. Service starts at 11am and will run just over an hour.
- On Saturday, April 22, I’ll be at the Phoenix Art Museum for their yearly collaboration with the ASU Composition Studio and String Project. Starting at 1pm we’ll be celebrating premiere performances of new work by my peers. The concert is free with admission (bring your student ID for a discount).
- Also on April 22, I’m joining baritone saxophonist Julianne Colwell for her junior recital. Downbeat’s at 7:30pm in the Recital Hall at ASU. This performance will be live streamed.
- On Sunday, April 23, my dear friend Brianne Borden is giving her final doctoral recital. The action starts at 3pm at the Church of the Epiphany (2222 S. Price Rd., Tempe, AZ 85282). If you’re a fan of chamber music, this is the place to be.
- Monday, April 24 is the last ASU Composition Studio recital of the year. I’m so excited to see what my colleagues have put together over the past few months. Concert starts at 7:30pm.
- On Friday, April 28, the ASU Composition Studio is proud to present a collaboration concert with the School of Dance. This performance will feature original choreography to electronic works composed by ASU students and alumni. If you want to see Don’t Tell with dancers, be there! The show starts at 7pm in FAC 122 (the Fine Arts Center is the building attached to the ASU Art Museum).
- On Friday, May 19, I’m back at the Nash with the Nash Composers’ Coalition! I can’t wait for this show. We hit at 7:30!
I’m excited to finish my time at ASU with these concerts. It’s a diverse collection, and I hope to see you at whichever shows catch your fancy. See you there! ♦