Spring Premieres

It is a wonderfully busy spring with three world premieres and the culmination of my Literacy Through Music initiative! Upcoming events include...

April 16 at 2:00 PM – Houston Mennonite Church
Literacy Through Music concert featuring the world premiere of Mark Buller's First Words by Teresa Procter (mezzo-soprano) and Stephanie Ng (piano). Reception to follow.

April 19 at 7:30 PM – Moores Opera House
AURA Contemporary Ensemble's concert Evocative. The program includes music by Stephen Lias, Misook Kim, and Jacob TV, as well as the world premieres of David Heuser's Taxi of Midnight, Kyle Rivera's Aborcordina, and my own Sonic City! Check out the promotional video for the concert here.

May 12 at 7:30 PM – Menil Collection, Houston
The final Da Camera Young Artists concert of the season, featuring the world premiere of Imprint, my new work for solo violin. Jae-Won Bang will perform this piece on a wonderfully diverse program that includes music by Beethoven, John Luther Adams, Gershwin, and others. Imprint was commissioned by the Da Camera Young Artist Program and considers the coexistence of two things that we normally think of as separate: nature and machine.

Adult Literacy Initiative

I am so pleased to be partnering with Literacy Advance of Houston to create a wonderful program that uses music to teach literacy. I am currently working with the experts at Literacy Advance to design a unique six-week course for adult literacy students that focuses on creative writing in musical settings. By the end of this course, students will have completed several works of poetry that will be set to music and performed by Da Camera Young Artists. I couldn't be more grateful to Da Camera for entrusting this project to me and supporting me throughout.