October 2011 Archives
Sunday afternoon at 2pm, I will be playing for Carrie Ravenscraft's Senior Recital. I'll be doing continuo on the Molter Clarinet Concerto and then finishing out the program playing the Beethoven Clarinet Trio with Carrie and Grace Baugh-Bennett. Carrie will also be playing pieces by Poulenc and Lutoslawski.
The recital will be in the Richard K. Stem Concert Hall at IUS (New Albany, IN) and is free to the public.
More info about the musical selections and links to scores may be found here.
Photos of Jon performing with the Classical Arabic group, Ahel El Nagam, at the Iroquois branch of the Louisville Public Library in Louisville, Kentucky. This was part of a series of month long events focused on Arabic culture at the library and was preceeded by a talk on the Arabic contributions to Science and Medicine. 2011 September 24.
Photos by staff members of the Iroquois Library. For more images view the album at the this facebook album.
For more info, please visit the facebook event page.
Photos by Roxell Karr. For more images view the album at the Raks Makam facebook page here.
This Tuesday I will be performing again at the weekly performance classes sponsored by IU Southeast Music Department and will be held in the IUS recital hall. I'll be performing the Beethoven Clarinet Trio (No. 4, Opus 11) in B flat and continuo for the Molter Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in A Major (MWV 6.41) with Carrie Ravenscraft and Grace Baugh-Bennett. Carrie and Grace will also be performing a few other selections from the upcoming recital on October 23, 2011. The performance begins at 4pm.
For a free copy of the score for the Beethoven, please go to the this page at the Internet Score Database. The score to the Molter Concerto may be found at this page at the Internet Score Database.
On Saturday, the il Troubadore Klingon Music Project will make an appearance in Chicago for a meet/greet and performance with Orion bellydancer, Deserae, for the cast of 'A Klingon Christmas Carol.' This is a private event and not open to the public but info about the details may be found here.
Some pics of Jon playing with Yo-Yo Ma and Eric Edberg during the Bach Brandenburg No. 3 reading in Kresge Auditorium (DePauw University). 2011 Sept. 29 Photos by Marilyn Culler. More photos may be found here: http://photos.depauw.edu/albums/3419/
For a free copy of the score, please go to the this page at the Internet Score Database.
As some of you may know from updates at my facebook page, I got a chance to play with Yo-Yo Ma last Thursday. Some pictures were taken and I will post them as soon as I get my hands on them!
Some pics of Jon performing with Secondhand at the 'Amiable Artistry' bellydance show (10.1.2011) in Indianapolis, IN. Photos by Carrie Meyer of Dancers Eye Photography. More photos of the show may be found here.
So on Thursday I drove up to my Alma mater, DePauw University, to attend this year's DePauw Discourse. This year's guest was Yo-Yo Ma, who probably doesn't need any introduction (just click on the link to his website for more info). The entire schedule may be found here, though there were a number of concurrent events happening as Mr. Ma had many other appearances throughout the event which were not publicly announced including a masterclass for the music students as well as other performances.
One performance not mentioned took place immediately after his talk Thursday night--a performance with members of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, DePauw University School of Music students and faculty and, well, me. I happened to have my cello with me as I had a performance in Indianapolis last night and wouldn't have had time to get back home. So I was asked to join the performance of a reading of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. My stand partners (three of us shared a stand of music) were my cello prof while I was at DePauw, Eric Edberg (who is still teaching there), and Mr. Ma himself. The former was to my right and the latter to my left. It was an unexpected,, but pleasant, surprise. After that reading those of us left broke out in a group improv/drum circle which Mr. Ma declined to participate in as he had another engagement.
The whole weekend was chock full of events and I must admit I had to miss a number of them for various reasons. I'm still reeling from the experience and all the stimulating discourse. I'm not entirely sure how long it will take to process but will probably blog about some thoughts over the next few days as I know I have tons to say about it.
Last night was a performance with one of my groups in Indianapolis which brought some surprise family visitors who wanted to celebrate my birthday (which was yesterday) and brought me a birthday cheesecake and cupcakes for all the participants in the show. I ended up playing the third movement of the Cassado suite for solo cello (which went much better than a previous performance I did at Derby City Espresso a couple weeks ago), but more about that later.
For now, check out the links above and this one in particular which has video excerpts of Mr. Ma's talk from Thursday, 'Reflections on a Life in Music.' Also, a photoalbum of the talk by DePauw staff photographer, Larry Ligget, may be found here.
This post was originally posted at my blog here.