Things are quieting down over here for a short while! After a few great shows this month (the world premiere of Paola Prestini‘s G-Force for vibraphone and string quartet, a few performances with Jeffrey Zeigler and an appearance with Vicky Chow and Florent Ghys), I’m retreating into my studio to recharge and learn the rest of the music for the summer.
In other news, I’m excited to share with you all a live recording of one of my favorite pieces taken from earlier this year, Andy Akiho’s monumental LIgNEouS 1. This was recorded at Princeton University back in February with the wonderful Mivos Quartet.
There’s a bunch of great press from the last two weeks I spent at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
First, The New York Times printed this review (and this picture courtesy of Brian Harkin) on this past Thursday’s New Music in the Kaplan Penthouse program, which included my performance of Alejandro Viñao’s solo marimba masterpiece Khan Variations.
Busy week – last weekend I went down to DC to give a recital at the Phillips Collection and work with the marimba band at E.L. Haynes Charter School and then spent all week working on and recording two beautiful works by Patrick Castillo for his upcoming record.
The Washington Post wrote a terrific review of the show at the Phillips – check it out here.
I’m retreating back to the practice room this week to get ready for two weeks with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. You can catch the first program in DC on 4/10 or NYC on 4/11, and the second program on 4/17 (which includes my performance of Alejandro Viñao’s solo marimba masterpiece, Khan Variations) will be streamed live on the CMS website.
Hope to see you there!
Winding down after a busy couple of weeks – a return to Brooklyn’s Concerts on the Slope series with Vicky Chow and Florent Ghys, the premiere of a new group with Andy Akiho, Samuel Suggs and Tyshawn Sorey up at Yale’s annual Jazz Festival (check out a review here) and just yesterday I made my first appearance at the Lyrica Chamber Music Series in New Jersey with Ashley Bathgate and Mak Grgic.