Last Minute Performance Announcements

Hey folks,

Turns out, it’s a helluva week for short-notice performances. To set the record straight, here’s the full agenda between now and Sunday (lifted straight from the Events page, for your convenience):

27 October, 2016 – Grand Theater, Groningen (16:30)

I will be performing JacobTV’s “Grab It,” to accompany Kenniscafé Studium Generale with JacobTV, Micha Hamel, and Bas van Putten. The performance will have video accompaniment from JacobTV. The program is organized by Sounds of Music. You can learn more about this event at the Sounds of Music website. There’s also a masterclass with Helmut Oehring, and a concert by Perforator. It will be sweet. 

29 October, 2016 – Gastatelier Leo XIII, Tilburg (19:30)

I will be playing three sets of about 50 minutes each, switching off with pianist Seoie Jung. The sets will begin at roughly 19:00, 20:30, and 22:00. In between sets, there will be short presentations by some of the artists working at Leo XIII. Because the performances are part of Tilburg’s annual Cultuurnacht celebrations, it’s assumed that guests will walk in and out between sets. While we’d be glad to have you stay longer, be advised that there will be significant overlap between the three sets. The program will be announced from the stage. 

30 October, 2016 – “Hard Reset,” Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam (20:15)

This is a concert organized by my teacher, Ties Mellema, to benefit research into Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. I will be performing John Cage’s “Four5,” as part of the Fontys Saxophone Ensemble. The program will also include performances by numerous other talented artists (the Amstel Quartet, the Four Baritones, Remy van Kersten, and others too numerous to name). More details can be found here. Seriously, it’s a helluva lineup he’s put together, and it’s all for a good cause. You should come. 

Last-Minute Performance

Theaters Tilburg has asked me to play a couple musical interludes for the upcoming Studio Café taping on March 6th. My performance will feature two pieces for baritone saxophone and electronics: Jacob T.V.’s Pimpin’, and Benjamin Taylor’s Drum ‘N’ Bari. Entrance to the event is free, but Theaters Tilburg asks that guests reserve tickets in advance, which you can do here. Hope to see you there!

Commission Update, New Performances

As mentioned previously, Hanna van Rooijen and I have persuaded the marvelously talented Kevin Clark to write a piece for our upcoming performance in De Toonzaal. The working title for the piece is “Finishing the Rose,” and it follows the Medieval composer Guillaume de Machaut as he tries to finish his work “Rose, Liz…,” while also coping with the nightmare of daily life in 1350. You can read more about Kevin’s thoughts for the piece here.

Saxophonists! Singers! We would love for you to get involved in this project. I am organizing a consortium to make sure this piece finds its way into as many ears as possible. Consortium members will have:

  1. Your name included on the title page of the score
  2. A pdf copy of the score emailed to you
  3. Exclusive rights to give a regional premier
  4. Exclusive performance rights for (1) year
  5. The right to record the work for personal use
  6. [NEW] Access to Kevin’s Trello board, so you can follow along during the composition process.

For full details and a copy of the consortium contract, shoot me an email using the contact widget.

**UPDATE** If, instead, you’d like to pitch in immediately, you can use the Paypal widget below to do so, and we’ll email you a copy of the contract.

Consortium Commission

Also, coming up on December 18th is the Fontys Nacht van de Kunsten. I will be performing several times over the course of the evening in different ensembles. At 8:00pm, The Helios Saxophone Quartet will kick off the evening in Studio 6. Then, at 8:30pm, I will be joined by Hanna van Rooijen to present our duo, Transatlantic Call, also in Studio 6. Later on, I will be playing with the Fontys Saxophone Ensemble. However, De Nacht is much bigger than just these performances. The whole school will be showing off, with a glorious commotion of music, dance, theatre, and circus acts. You really should check it out.

Upcoming events in De Toonzaal

I’m excited to announce that I will be playing with the Helios Saxophone Quartet on January 20th at De Toonzaal in Den Bosch. The performance will begin at 12:30, and will last around 40 minutes. Unfortunately, I can’t reveal the program details just yet, but stay tuned. We’ve got a bunch of sweet ideas in the works.

I will be playing De Toonzaal again on March 16. This time, I will be joined by the lovely Hanna van Rooijen. We’ve got a fantastic program of music for alto saxophone and voice in store, including two pieces by Lori Laitman and the world premier of a new piece by Kevin Clark.

You will always be able to find the latest details of these and any other performances on the Events page.