World renown composer Yotam Haber (and my Univ of New Orleans Composition Teacher!) has written an interesting piece that will be performed on Lake Pontratrain called New Water Music. I'll be playing my viola with the LPO! Here is the official write up:
New Water Music will be a free, public performance on Lake Ponchartrain debuting composer Yotam Haber's New Water Music. It will be performed from the water by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and community musicians in a spectacular choreographed visual presentation, conceived and executed by New Orleans Airlift.
New Water Music takes inspiration from Handel's Water Music, famously performed on the River Thames for the King of England in 1717, but also for the wider city who watched from shore and from boats. New Water Music pays homage by connecting exceptional music to diverse public audiences, but also uses this performance to illuminate Louisiana's coastal crisis of receding wetlands and changing lifestyles for fisherman and coastal residents, with repercussions for New Orleans residents and beyond.
I'm a grad student in Jazz Studies at University of New Orleans. This is my student recital. I will be joined by Joel Zobrist on drums, and Nathan Lambertson on bass.
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Come out to A Studio in the Woods Fundraiser($5), and get your Forest-vibe on. Studio in the Woods is hands down one of the most beautiful green feel-good-loveliness places in New Orleans and they support artists.
I'm off to Texas. Be back next week.