I received an Artist Research and Development Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts this year to pursue a solo recording project. The project will feature pieces for unaccompanied solo horn, with composers ranging from JS Bach to living composers. I commissioned two new pieces from Tucson composers and will be performing and recording the works this summer and fall.
Over the last few months, I have been working hard to set up recording dates and performances and coordinate with the composers, musicians, artists and collaborators who will be involved in the project. I’m happy to announce that I’ll be performing programs in Tucson, Phoenix, Vail and other locations. I’ll send more information along soon, but for now, I hope you might be able to join me at the very first performance, a collaboration with the UA Poetry Center.
Tyler Meier (Executive Director of the UA Poetry Center) has to be one of the nicest people I have ever met and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be included in an event for their “Summer Social” series. It takes place at 5:30pm on Wednesday, June 7 at the Copper Room at Hotel Congress (311 E. Congress Street, parking available on-street and in nearby garages). Admission is free and will feature the premiere performances of two new works by local composers Jay Vosk and Dan Coleman, plus reading of the poems that inspired the music. You can find more info about the event here.
Here is a short preview of Dan’s piece, with the addition of terrier accompaniment.