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viola for holy week

Last spring, the Oregon Symphony presented a series of video productions that were a brainchild of the OSO’s Creative Chair Gabriel Kahane and director Holcombe Waller.

My contribution was Nico Muhly’s Keep in Touch, for viola and electronics. It’s apt that that video is being re-run this week – Holy Week – as Nico writes the following in his program notes for the piece:

The complete title of this work is Keep in Touch (Three Missed Calls for Holy Week). The title should only be listed in a program as such if it is performed during Lent…

Nico Muhly – program notes to Keep in Touch

Anyway, it was a daunting and eventually fun experience to realize this piece, and I hope to get a chance to perform it live one day!

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oh, no! a viola recital!

This Thursday (July 9th) at 3pm Pacific Time, I’ll be playing a short recital of pieces for solo viola (OK, one of them is for four violas) on‘s Thursdays @ Three program. All the pieces were recorded in my home practice space, including the Zoom interview with program producer and host Christa Wessel. Hope you can join me for the broadcast/stream!