Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Two Premieres & Performances

Wilderness Act Performance Series Premieres on Sunday at 3pm!
On Sunday, September 28 at 3pm two of my compositions will be premiered at the Outdoor Activity Center, 1442 Richland Road, Atlanta, GA 30310, by Chamber Cartel as part of the Wilderness Act Performance Series to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. I attended 3 days in the field at preserves associated with the Western Atlanta Watershed Association: Beecher Hampton Nature Preserve, Bush Mountain Outdoor Activity Center and Cascade Springs. Based on my experience visiting these beautiful nature parks on the heart of Atlanta's West End I created "Watersheds" for flute, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, piano, and percussion and "Mimic" for two piccolos. I will be there for the premieres conducting (Mixed meter, yikes!) "Watersheds" and performing with flutist Jessica Sherer on "Mimic". Stick around after the premieres to hear Thomas Avery's composition as well as works by artists Kris Pilcher, Mollie Taylor and poet Rev. Marti Keller.

85th Birthday Celebration of Composer Charles Knox at GSU 
I will be performing two pieces by Composer Charles Knox as part of his birthday celebration on September 30 at 8pm at Georgia State University's Kopleff Center. I will perform "Music from the Outer Edge" with Perimeter Flutes and "Familiar Objects Seen in a New Light" with clarinetist/composer Dr. Nick Demos, violinist Dr.Christos Galileas, pianist Raffi Besalyan, and cellist Yannis Tsitselikis. Do you ever google people you are suppose to work with and feel a bit out of your league? Yeah, I'm having that moment right now. Time to practice!

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