Duo Concert with Sandeep Das
May
20
4:00 pm16:00

Duo Concert with Sandeep Das

  • Church of the Holy Spirit

Celebrity Series of Boston presents myself (violin and erhu) with one of my favorite musical collaborators, the incredible Sandeep Das (tabla) in a duo concert. 

New Gallery Concert Series: Heritage
Apr
1
7:00 pm19:00

New Gallery Concert Series: Heritage

  • New School of Music and Cambridge Art Association

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

Tyaphaka with Castle of Our Skins
Mar
24
7:30 pm19:30

Tyaphaka with Castle of Our Skins

  • Hibernian Hall

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. 

Feb
12
3:00 pm15:00

Kurtag at 90

  • Distler Concert Hall, Tufts University

I'll be performing with the Ludovico Ensemble, music for string quartet by Gyorgy Kurtag, a composer whose music I love!

Youth Music Culture Guangdong
Jan
7
Jan 18

Youth Music Culture Guangdong

  • Guangzhou China

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". 

Dec
14
7:00 pm19:00

"Unfamiliar Butterfly" at the Museum of Fine Arts

  • Museum of Fine Arts

Original duo performances (7:15pm, 7:45pm and 8:15pm) with myself on violin and Wendy Jehlen, dancer/choreographer at the Museum of Fine Arts' Festival of Lights. Come see a human butterfly emerge from cocoon!

Celebrity Series' Stringfest with Sandeep Das
Dec
4
3:00 pm15:00

Celebrity Series' Stringfest with Sandeep Das

Family-friendly concert! I'm performing violin and erhu (2-string Chinese instrument) with the incredible Sandeep Das on tabla (Indian talking drum) and students from City Strings United and Citywide String Orchestra, who will be joining in 2 Chinese folksongs I've arranged for string orchestra. Free admission!

Celebrity Series' Stringfest with Sandeep Das
Dec
3
3:00 pm15:00

Celebrity Series' Stringfest with Sandeep Das

  • Salvation Army Kroc Center

Family-friendly concert! I'm performing violin and erhu (2-string Chinese instrument) with the incredible Sandeep Das on tabla (Indian talking drum) and students from Conservatory Lab, Bridge Boston, who will be joining in 2 Chinese folksongs I've arranged for string orchestra. Free admission!

Healing in the Sanctuary
Dec
1
6:30 pm18:30

Healing in the Sanctuary

  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

I will lead an aural, visual, and sensory exploration of the Gardner as a space for healing as part of the Gardner Museum's Sanctuary Series.

Code Listen at National Night Out, Dorchester
Aug
2
6:30 pm18:30

Code Listen at National Night Out, Dorchester

  • Town Field

Debut performance of Code Listen's Citywide police officer-and-youth music ensemble, featuring original songs! Entire event runs 5:30-8:30pm and includes appearances by Mayor Walsh, Police Commissioner Evans, and BPD command staff.

Code Listen at JP Porchfest
Jul
9
4:00 pm16:00

Code Listen at JP Porchfest

  • Blessed Sacrament

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.

What Makes a House a Home?
Jun
17
6:00 pm18:00

What Makes a House a Home?

  • City Hall Plaza

Boston Creates paper house installation at City Hall Plaza
(alongside the Donna Summer roller disco party - come skate-dance!!)
Come see my first visual art installation, a large-scale paper house created from re-folded posters from neighborhood Boston Creates meetings. 
More about my work as Boston Creates artist-ethnographer here.

Jun
5
2:00 pm14:00

Inside a Song with Silk Road Ensemble

  • Boston Children's Museum Kidstage


"Inside a Song" with Silk Road Ensemble

Bird-inspired Family Performance with members of the Silk Road Ensemble (Shane Shanahan, percussion, Michi Wiancko, violin, and myself on violin). I will perform one of my solo birdsong-based compositions as well as ensemble pieces and a collaborative audience piece!

 

Mar
29
Apr 2

Taller de Cuerdes - Music Festival

  • Oaxaca Mexico

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!

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

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.  
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.

Oct
10
8:00 am08:00

Illuminus Festival

  • Lansdowne Street Boston, MA, 02215 United States

(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.

Sep
1
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!

Aug
3
Aug 5

The Arts and Passion-Driven Learning Institute

Excited to be performing with the Silk Road Ensemble and teaching a workshop on musical storytelling as part of this inspiring institute at the Harvard School of Education. It was so fueling to teach here in 2012, and I am eager to soak up the great ideas and energy of this community!

Jun
13
2:00 pm14:00

Expressing Boston Public Art Fellowship Finale

Season Finale of the Expressing Boston Public Art Fellowship
Design Studio for Social Intervention
1946 Washington St, Roxbury, 02118
Featuring public art projects of ten socially-engaged artists, including my Sunbar Project (1st stage). It's been amazing to work with this incredible, multidisciplinary group of artists over nine months and to develop work with each other's feedback and support!
 

May
22
May 23

Peace is a Woman in a House

"Peace is a Woman in a House" world premiere!
participatory Water Graffiti at 7:30pm, concert at 8pm
Friday, May 22 Marsh Chapel, Boston University
Saturday, May 23, Lowell Lecture Hall, Harvard University
17 Kirkland St at the corner of Oxford St. (entrance on Oxford, behind Sanders Theatre)
world premiere by the Lorelei Ensemble, featuring Chinese calligrapher Mike Mei, culmination of a yearlong project and collaboration.