Rhymes With Opera: ADAM'S RUN

Rhymes With Opera: ADAM'S RUN

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

Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music

After three seasons The Cabrillo Festival truly feels like a summer home! In 2018 Music Director and Conductor Cristian Măcelaru was in his second season following Marin Alsop's 25 wonderful years with the festival. The composer lineup for 2018 was 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. Photo with Elise Blake, composer Kristin Kuster, donor Phyllis Rosenblum, and David Murray by RR Jones.
Mason Bates's KC Jukebox Series

Mason Bates's KC Jukebox Series

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
Femina Camera Trio: Women's History Month

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 living women composers.
Click to see the press release from their Sunday Recital Series performance during Women's History Month at Mary Baldwin University.
DC Youth Orchestra: Chile Tour

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 learn how you can support young musicians in need.
Stewart Copeland's score to Ben Hur

Stewart Copeland's score to Ben Hur

Drummer and composer Stewart Copeland, of the band The Police , wrote an epic new score to the 1920 silent film Ben Hur. What a ride it was to have this high-energy drummer pounding away directly in front of the string section! Playing with the Virginia Symphony for this project and meeting this rock star in person will always be a good memory.