2022-23 Solo Recital
Toccata in E minor by J.S. Bach (8')
Bloom Balloon by Ayanna Woods (6'30'')
Memory of the Woods by Akemi Naito (9'30'')
I.T. by Pierre Jodlowski (17')
Entlehnungen by Michael Jarrell (11')
The Koln Concert, Part IIc by Keith Jarrett (5'30'')
This recital program explores the diversity of solo percussion repertoire through works old and new. To start, J.S. Bach's keyboard work is played on marimba, bringing the music to life with clarity and resonance. Next, Ayanna Woods' piece for vibraphone explores mathematical processes and the magical color of a simple necklace used to prepare the instrument. To close out the first half, Akemi Naito's work for marimba will transport the audience to a tranquil forest where they will be lost in past memories.
On the second half, Pierre Jodlowski's work for percussion and electronics takes the audience on a virtuosic journey that engages all senses through theatrical percussion and an immersive soundtrack. Next, Michael Jarrell's piece, commissioned for the 2019 Geneva Competition, will give a compelling showcase of contemporary marimba technique. Lastly, a transcription of jazz pianist Keith Jarrett's solo improvisation will delight the audience.
Please contact me if you are interested in presenting this program! This program runs 75 minutes with intermission.
2022-23 Concerto Repertoire
Move Like This by Judd Greenstein (15')
Move Like This is a concerto written for solo percussion and a chamber ensemble made up of Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Violin, Viola, Cello, Harp, and Piano. Originally commissioned for the 2020 TROMP Percussion Competition, I performed the NYC premiere on my graduation recital at Juilliard in May 2022. Please contact me if you are interested in programming this concerto!