Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music: 2018

After three seasons with the Cabrillo Festival, it truly feels like a summer home! Music Director and Conductor Cristian Măcelaru is in his second season following Marin Alsop's 25 years with the festival. The composer lineup for 2018 is as exciting as ever: Karim Al-Zand, William Bolcom, Anna Clyne, John Corigliano, Dan Dediu, Zosha di Castri, Gabriela Lena Frank, Vivian Fung, Michael Gandolfi, Pierre Jalbert, Kristin Kuster, Missy Mazzoli, Huang Ruo, Pande Shahov, Sean Shepherd, Peter Shin, and Andrea Tarrodi. Click on the related site for more information.

Rhymes With Opera: ADAM'S RUN

Recently featured on the cover of Opera News, Rhymes with Opera (RWO) is a New York-based ensemble of performers and composers specializing in new chamber operas. Adam's Run, a video opera with music by Ruby Fulton, is a dark comedy which takes place in a dystopic future world. Watch the trailer and find performance dates by following the links!
Elise Blake, violin; Gregory Williams, viola; Jillian Bloom, cello; Zach Herchen, saxophone; Maiko Hosoda, percussion; Julia Sheriff, piano.

Femina Camera Trio: Women's History Month

Femina Camera is Elise Blake, violin; Abigail Pack, horn; and Sheng-Yuan Kuan, piano. The trio presents recitals and masterclasses with a joyful emphasis on new works by successful living female composers.
Click to see their press release from The Sunday Recital Series during Women's History Month at Mary Baldwin University (Staunton, VA).

Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Ear / Eye

Timo Andres 'Checkered Shade' was programmed as part of the KC Jukebox Series at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. This series is curated by composer Mason Bates and features music of all shapes and sizes!
Christopher Rountree, conductor; Elise Blake, violin; Lisa Emenheiser, piano; Laura Kaufman, flute/piccolo; Thomas McCargar, voice; The Mivos Quartet; Kathy Mulcahy, bass clarinet; Sean Neidlinger, cello; Bill Richards, marimba/percussion; Tiffany Richardson, viola; Tia Wortham, bassoon; Charlie Young, saxophone

DC Youth Orchestra: Chile Tour

The DC Youth Orchestra Program serves many students and includes multiple ensembles. The top ensemble, the Youth Orchestra, went to Chile in 2016. Many talented staff members, artists, teachers, parents, and students made the tour possible. Watch the trailer for a taste of the program and head to their homepage to donate for the next tour!