Memphis' Blueshift Ensemble will be premiering my Buddha Body, a three-movement expansion of last year's Dharmakaya, commissioned by Crosstown Arts. I'm also creating arrangements for Blueshift to accompany a set by Don Lifted, who is creating visuals for the whole concert.
All of this is part of the first annual Continuum Festival at Crosstown Arts. Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1735452636754766/
performance of Devotion for flute, cello and piano by Forward Motion:
Jenna Page, flute
Maya Nojiri Sutherland, cello
Caitlin Foster, piano
I'll be in residence at Crosstown Arts in Memphis along with a few ICEBERG New Music composers! We'll be working with local music students, and Blueshift Ensemble will be performing our music.
I'll be in the snowy woods of Finland for a month, composing, meditating, and catching up on sleep.
Workshop for new writers and performers of music-theater, facilitated by Nautilus Music-Theater.
Performances of Russ works, to be selected
Premiere of Bark!, or The Gone Trees, And Whatever Else With Them, in Fort Greene Park.
Jonathan Russ, music
Lane Dombois, libretto
Kamala Sankaram, soprano
Eric Brenner, countertenor
Deborah Van Renterghem, soprano
Kelly Horsted, music director
Sam Helfrich, director
developed at the NYU Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program under the guidance of Randall Eng, in collaboration with American Opera Projects.
Marissa Mediati, flutist, will perform Devotion on her graduate recital at Ithaca College.
Marissa Mediati, flute
Molly DeLorenzo, cello
Nick Weiser, piano
The Ruins Of Old Nalanda, for violin and marimba
Sharan Leventhal, violin
Nancy Zeltsman, marimba
I will be in residence at this beautiful ranch in Wyoming in late September and early October.
VIPA Festival in Valencia, Spain, featuring a performance of Koch-aine for piano trio by the NOMOS Group.
full concert of my music. featuring:
Eat Your Vegetables (for solo clarinet)
Pothos (song cycle for mezzo-soprano, soprano, flute, clarinet, and piano, on poems by H.D.)
Quintet (for two clarinets, violin, cello, and piano)
and the world premiere of Something We Don't Talk About, an extended setting of two poems by Sarah Kay for sinfonietta, rock band, and singer.
Boston premiere of Quintet. Performers: Henry Buck, piano; Katsuya Yuasa and Sophie Kass, clarinets; Haley Leach, violin; Sara Cook, cello.
performance of my song cycle Pothos, for mezzo-soprano, soprano, flute, clarinet, and piano.
the concert will also be live-streamed by the Boston Conservatory Composition Department.