the labor of forgetting

FALSE AZURE RECORDS LAUNCHES INAUGURAL ALBUM, THE LABOR OF FORGETTING, ON NOVEMBER 4; INCLUDES THREE WORLD PREMIERES Art song and works for solo piano by American composers Katherine Balch and Dante De Silva shimmer in this release from this new independent record label. KINGSTON, N.Y. — False Azure Records launches its inaugural album, the laborContinue reading “the labor of forgetting”

Program notes for ‘Out of Silence’

During this time of uncertainty and separation, as we willingly sacrifice opportunities to gather in the hope that we might shorten the virus’ hold on all of us, Ryan and I offer this small program, “Out of Silence.” We are extraordinarily grateful to The Stissing Center and to the generous donors who made this concertContinue reading “Program notes for ‘Out of Silence’”

Some Early Thoughts on Covid-19

As all musicians know, the COVID-19 pandemic has been disastrous for the arts community. With personal gatherings banned, we have all lost months of income with no recourse for unemployment or other aid measures; meanwhile, the future is still very much in question. I was asked to contribute some thoughts to the Cornell Concert SeriesContinue reading “Some Early Thoughts on Covid-19”

Boston Musica Viva

In February 2019, while performing Reena Esmail’s gorgeous Meri Sakhi ki Avaaz with incredible Hindustani singer Saili Oak and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, I had the great pleasure of hearing Shirish Korde’s concerto for cello and tabla, Lalit. What an enormous honor, then, to be asked to premiere Shirish’s The Conference of the Birds with Boston Musica Viva this fall!Continue reading “Boston Musica Viva”

Musicians from Marlboro

I am so honored and excited to be reprising two incredible pieces I performed in Marlboro summers past on two different Musicians from Marlboro tours this season, Brett Dean’s And once I played Ophelia and Kate Soper’s Only the Words Themselves Mean What They Say. I answered a few questions for the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society ahead ofContinue reading “Musicians from Marlboro”

Going “home” for the summer

I’ve been extraordinarily, unspeakably lucky to spend the last three summers at the Marlboro Music Festival, and will be returning there in a few weeks. It’s hard to describe the magic that is Marlboro, the magic of a place where one is simply allowed to make music. There are so many pressures in this worldContinue reading “Going “home” for the summer”

Coffee with the Quasitura

A few months ago, I had the distinct pleasure of speaking with soprano Angela Dinkelman in between rehearsals in NYC for her interview project, Coffee with the Quasitura. We chatted for a few hours (!!!) about life, music, the arts, and most especially about finding meaning and purpose in this incredibly privileged but also difficult profession.Continue reading “Coffee with the Quasitura”

Toronto Summer Music Festival

In 2013, I was lucky enough to be able to participate in a workshop through the Toronto Summer Music Festival. This wonderful program provided the eight singers and four pianist participants the opportunity to spend two intimate weeks studying song with master teachers Elly Ameling and Julius Drake. My time there was transformative and inspiring,Continue reading “Toronto Summer Music Festival”