I'm in Boscawen, NH right now on the last night of A/B Duo's two-week residency at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute. It has been a magical two weeks full of rehearsals and amazing food in a beautiful setting. (We are writing up a blog post about it soon so keep an eye out for it on the A/B Duo website or subscribe to our emails.)
(Of course I made friends with Snoozer and Jessie - the dogs at Avaloch)
As soon as I get home I will start working on learning (in earnest) three brand new pieces for flute, piano, and electronics written by Isaac Schankler, Emma O'Halloran, and Lachlan Hughes. My Australian pianist friend Jacob Abela will be staying with me for a few days and we will premiere these pieces on July 11, 2014 in San Francisco. Jake and I met while Fellows at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival last year. While Jake is in town, we will also be recording these works for my next "solo" CD project!
In August, my summer of non-stop practicing continues as I prepare for A/B Duo's first "serious" recording project at the Eastman School of Music.
I'll be hanging out at the National Flute Association Annual Convention in Chicago in August too so please let me know if you are planning to be there as well!
And on August 30th, I get to play a solo piccolo piece called penes:grammes by Thomas Dempster at the Festival of Contemporary Music in San Francisco (also at the Center for New Music!). (Sat. Aug 30th, 7:30PM)
This summer is shaping up to be even more music-filled than the last - exactly what I hoped!