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’”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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