Several friends have asked lately about my singing schedule updates, and so I decided to create a blog! No guarantees yet on how often this will be updated, but I have quite a few music events (and life events!) I want to share, and it seems easier to write it all out in one place :-)
Upcoming concerts (August-September)
Lots of stuff in the next couple of months ---
-August 27th – September 2nd in Halberstadt, Germany: Can’t believe this one – I’ll be singing in the John Cage Awards Competition, as well as its partner masterclass series taught by none other than SARAH MARIA SUN!!! Repertoire will include Jason’s piece, along with some Harbison and Ades. #blessed #nobutreally #sarahmariafreakingsun
-Thursday September 6th at Arete Gallery (Brooklyn, NYC): Singing a concert (curated by yours truly) with Charlotte Munn-Wood and Chris Irvine – works include Morton Feldman’s “Voices and Cello” (featuring one of my musical crushes, Rose Hegele), Reiko Fueting’s “..gesammeltes Schweigen”, a BRAND NEW WORK written for us by one of my favorite composers, Emily Praetorius. Emily’s compositions in general are breath-taking, so we’re really excited to share this new piece with you guys. There will also be lots of improvisation!
-Friday September 7th at Dimenna Center (Manhattan, NYC): I’m so pumped to sing with Ekmeles!! Rep includes Nathan Davis' The Sandreckoner, Kaija Saariaho's Tag des Jahrs, and Bernhard Lang's Fremde Sprachen. These pieces are MASSIVE - not to be missed!!
Baby’s first grant!
I was recently awarded a grant from the Puffin Foundation to put on performances of Aperghis’ Recitations in Spring 2019 with contemporary dancer/choreographer Kyle Gerry (who I worked with on a project years ago for a piece written by Drake Anderson! Small world!). Concert times/locations TBA, but we’ll be performing in NYC, Philadelphia and maybe Boston.
I MOVED TO BOSTON! BUT I’M IN NEW YORK TOO! WHAAAAAAAAAAT?!
Yep, I finally made the leap to go completely freelance with music and living in Boston is something I’ve been thinking about for a while. But fear not! I have two places of residence (my apartment in Boston, and my place in Queens, NYC – meaning my mom’s place which has two extra beds for when my sister and I have work in town. Love you, Mom!), and my goal is to travel a whole lot more for music now that the whole day job thing is out the window. So NYC peeps (and others) – I’m available to come sing for ya’ll! So far I’m really embracing this musical nomad life – and having a car really helps.
That’s all for now – as I plan things out for the Fall/Winter, I’ll try to send another blurb out to keep everyone in the loop. Some future collaborations and commissions that are slowly in motion include cool works by Julia Werntz, Nick Dunston and Aaron Jay Myers, but more on that later :-)
Feel free to drop me a line if you want to collaborate, or just grab coffee!