Pieces of Eight Commissioning Fund

Cellist Ben Larsen and flutist Martha Cargo have started a new commissioning venture – Pieces of Eight, creating a fresh body of work for flute and cello duo from eight talented composers: Juan Pablo Contreras, Natalie Dietterich, Qin Ding, Reena Esmail, Whitney George, Paolo Marchettini, Robert Sirota, and Molly Joyce. Check out their Indiegogo campaign here and watch their fundraising video below:
 

Toy Organ Trailer

Thank you to artist Cindy Ji Hye Kim for this video trailer! Toy organ will make its South Beach debut on June 1 as part of a free show presented by ArtCenter/ South Florida. More information here.

The Colonials Recording Campaign

Super excited to be included in The Colonials’ Trout Variations Recording! The recording features variations on Schubert’s “Trout Theme” by Lembit Beecher, Brad Balliett, Jonathan Dawe, Paul Epstein, Gity Razaz, and yours truly.

Their inaugural recording project takes Schubert’s beloved Quintet in A Major and interleaves today’s leading compositional voices into the fourth and most famous movement, the Theme and Variations. It features new variations by Brad Balliett, Lembit Beecher, Jonathan Dawe, Paul Epstein, Gity Razaz, and yours truly.

You can donate online at their INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN, where you can also find more information on The Colonials and their goals.

Q2 Streaming of VisionIntoArt’s FERUS Festival

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Now streaming via Q2 – live recordings from VisionIntoArt’s FERUS Festival, including excerpts from YousaidShesaidHesaidcreated in collaboration with musical director Patrick Jones, librettist Christopher Oscar Peña, and director Austin Regan. The recording features vocalist Lucy Dhegae and Patrick Jones on a 19th-century fortepiano. Many thanks to VIA for having us on the festival! To stream selections from the entire festival, click here.