Soundbites at MFA: Building with Light
Jun
8
6:00 PM18:00

Soundbites at MFA: Building with Light

  • Edward H. Linde Gallery (Gallery 168), Museum of Fine Arts (map)
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Happy to perform with amazing pianist Sarah Bob at the MFA's Sound Bites series. Concert will include my original solo violin compositions from my project A Bird a Day, and Sarah performing my solo composition for vocalizing pianist, "Never Has Been Yet", based on Langston Hughes' poem, Let America Be America Again.

Two sets, 6pm and 7pm.

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May
7
3:00 PM15:00

Harmony and Hope with Riverview Chamber Players and the New England Gospel Ensemble

This concert is a beautiful expression of hope against gun violence, under the leadership of Rebecca Strauss, director of Riverview Chamber Players. I will join Rebecca, Rafael Popper-Keizer, and Annegret Klaua, on the Debussy String Quartet, and also collaborate with the New England Gospel Ensemble. Very excited!!

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New Gallery Concert Series: Heritage
Apr
1
7:00 PM19:00

New Gallery Concert Series: Heritage

  • New School of Music and Cambridge Art Association (map)
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World Premiere of my solo piano composition for the incredible Sarah Bob! I'm also performing a duo with amazing Ashe Gordon, and solo erhu.

Featuring paintings by Jeffrey Melzack and Jenny Olsen and photography by Astrid Reischwitz

Program includes:
WORLD PREMIERES by Shaw Pong Liu, Eden Macadam-Somer, Mischa Salkind-Pearl,
along with music by Pozzi Escot and Augusta Reed Thomas

with Eden Macadam-Somer, vocals/violin/viola;  Shaw Pong Liu, erhu/vocals/violin; Lilit Hartunian, violin;
Ashe Gordon, viola;  and Sarah Bob, piano
Co-sponsored by the Cambridge Art Association and the New School of Music

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Tyaphaka with Castle of Our Skins
Mar
24
7:30 PM19:30

Tyaphaka with Castle of Our Skins

Excited to play with Castle of Our Skins!

Castle of our Skins blends music, dance & visual art in this one-of-a-kind showcase of Black artistry. String quartets by Florence Price & Jessie Montgomery share the stage with world premiere works inspired by African masks & South African artist Nicholas Hlobo’s “Tyaphaka” sculpture - a larger than life exploration of the submerged. 

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Youth Music Culture Guangdong
Jan
7
to Jan 18

Youth Music Culture Guangdong

I am thrilled and honored that Yo-Yo Ma invited me to join the incredible faculty in the inaugural season of his Youth Music Culture Guangdong Music Festival in Guangzhou, China. This exciting new festival brings young orchestral musicians from China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan together to play music together, and explore ideas of "cultural citizenship". 

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Code Listen at JP Porchfest
Jul
9
4:00 PM16:00

Code Listen at JP Porchfest

Excited to perform with a talented band of police officers from around the City as part of my Code Listen artist-residency with the City of  Boston. This is our debut performance, part of an ensemble-building process among officers prior to a series of songwriting music-based dialogue workshops with officers and teens this summer.

We wlll also be partnering with Art Commons to engage passersby with onsite art-making during and after the performance.

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Mar
29
to Apr 2

Taller de Cuerdes - Music Festival

I've been invited by wonderful cellist Michal Shein to perform and teach at her strings chamber music festival in beautiful Oaxaca, Mexico, along with violist Amelia Hollander Ames. It's my second year at the festival, and I'm excited to continue building there. I loved working with the incredibly enthusiastic and talented students last year, both on violin playing and in group improvisation classes!

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Night Songs with Castle of Our Skins
Mar
18
7:30 PM19:30

Night Songs with Castle of Our Skins

  • Roxbury Community College Media Arts Center (map)
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Excited to perform with Castle of Our Skins, a fantastic ensemble that celebrates Black artistry through music.

Art songs both old and new explore the depth of Black poetry in song. Works for strings, voice, and piano by Ethan Frederick Greene, Dorothy Rudd Moore, and H. Leslie Adams intertwine with world premieres by LJ White, Frank S. Li, and Samuel Beebe. The power of Black poetry is illuminated through song.  
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Jan
21
2:00 PM14:00

Boston AIR Public Presentations

Public presentations of 10 artists' proposals for collaboration with City departments, culmination of first stage of the Boston Artist-in-Residence program. 

I will present with baritone James Dargan my proposal, "Time to Listen", a collaboration with the Boston Police Department, Teen Empowerment, and the Urbano Project to explore how music can create different spaces for healing and dialogue around gun violence, race, and law enforcement practices.

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Oct
10
8:00 AM08:00

Illuminus Festival

  • Lansdowne Street Boston, MA, 02215 United States (map)
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(postponed to 10/10 due to weather concerns!) 

I will be performing short solo sets of music from "A Bird a Day" in between music of giant percussion extravaganza "Waking the Monster" on Landsdowne Street, at the outdoor performance Illuminus Festival, Saturday Oct 10th around 7:15pm and 10:15pm.

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Sep
1
to Sep 30

"Boston Creates" performances

To be announced! 

As one of two artist-ethnographers for Boston Creates, I will be curating and creating a series of street performances this month reflecting on the community planning process of Boston Creates (the City of Boston's cultural planning intiative). Stay tuned!

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