Benefit concert for Fishtown Elementary school, The Plague Oratorio, and the final Intersect show of the season!

April 17th, 2016 § 0 comments

Greetings everyone!

The past few months have been full of tons of exciting things for me as I made my compositional and performance debut with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, completed work on the music for my Plague Oratorio to be premiered in a few weeks, and received a lovely review in the Philadelphia Inquirer for my second Intersect concert – you can read it here.

Here are some performances I have coming up in the next month…I hope to see you all there!

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Thursday, April 28th my power trio will be performing a benefit concert at Alexander Adaire school in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia to raise money for musical instruments for the students of the school.  This is the school my daughter Arabelle will be attending in the fall and I’m thrilled to be able to get involved in the fight to strengthen it’s music program and build a vibrant, proactive, and supportive community.  The concert will be hosted by WXPN’s Helen Leicht and my good friend and fantastic songwriter John Byrne will also be performing.  I also took the opportunity to arrange a song for all the music students of the school – band, strings, and choir – and we’ll be performing that together.  There’ll also be a raffle, silent auction, and tons of other fun ways to help the cause.  You can find out more information and purchase tickets here

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Wednesday, May 4th will be the world premiere of my adaption of my 2011 album The Plague into a full scale oratorio for choir, soloists, and string orchestra.  The Plague: an oratorio, will be premiered as part of Choral Arts Philadelphia’s Bach@7 series.  There are no advanced tickets being sold for this and the concert is pay-what-you-wish with a $20 suggested donation.  The performance will take place at St. Clements church in Philadelphia and is sure to be a truly memorable experience.

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Wednesday, May 11th will be this season’s final installment of my concert series in collaboration with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia called Intersect.  This time we’ll be exploring the connections between, Mendelssohn, Klezmer music, Jazz, rock, free improvisation, and emotion in melody.  I’ll be joined by principal clarinetist Doris Hall-Gulati, violinist Erica Miller, bassist Phil D’Agostino, and drummer Matt Scarano.  You can get advance tickets here.

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