Events

photo from video by Paul Moon

2023

Fall, Date TBD: Ziporyn, Evan, “Impulse Control for Solo Drum Set and Wind Ensemble,” University of Maryland – College Park Wind Orchestra

July/August: American Institute of Musical Studies Orchestra, Graz, Austria, Percussion Coordinator

April 29, 5 pm: 21st Century Consort, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Washington, DC, USA, Music for Earth Day

April 18, 7:30 pm: Ziporyn, Evan, “Impulse Control for Solo Drum Set and Wind Ensemble,” Penn State Wind Ensemble, Conductor Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin, Penn State School of Music, Recital Hall

March 23-25: Penn State School of Music, New Music Festival

February 4, 5 pm: 21st Century Consort, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, USA, Pickett’s Charge

January 18, 7:30 pm: Xenakis 100, Faculty Recital, Penn State School of Music, Recital Hall


2022

December 11, 3 pm: Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra, Penn State University Recital Hall, State College, PA, USA. A Holiday Celebration, Conductor Timothy Farrand, Section Percussion

November 9-12: Percussive Arts Society’s International Convention, Indianapolis, IN, USA

November 4, 7:30 pm: New Orchestra of Washington, Terrace Theatre, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C., USA. Dia de Los Muertos Celebration. Conductor Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, Principal Percussion

October 28, 7:30 pm: Altoona Symphony Orchestra, Mishler Theatre, Altoona, PA, USA, Hitchcock & Friends, Conductor Nick Palmer, Section Percussion

October 21: Signature Theatre: Shirlington, Virginia, USA, Into the Woods, promotional video recording session

October 8, 7:30 pm: Altoona Symphony Orchestra, Mishler Theatre, Altoona, PA, USA, The New World, Conductor Nick Palmer, Section Percussion

October 1, 5 pm: 21st Century Consort, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. USA. THRENODY

  • Featured soloist on Tansy Davies’s Dark Ground
  • World premiere performance of David Froom’s Lament for the City

September 20-21: Recording sessions for Steven Rice’s Murmurs from Limbo for Alto, Tenor, & Ensemble, Penn State School of Music, Recital Hall

August 20, 6 pm: Altoona Symphony Orchestra, Canal Basin Park, Hollidaysburg, PA, USA, ASO Summer Celebration!, Conductor Nick Palmer, August 2022, Principal Percussion & Drum Set

July/August: American Institute of Musical Studies Orchestra, Graz, Austria, AIMS Festival Orchestra, Percussionist & Percussion Coordinator

  • Galakonzert “50 Jahre AIMS in Graz,” Stefaniensaal, Grazer Congress, Graz, Austria, Conductor Lukas Beikircher, July 14
  • Von Zauberern, Hexen und Geistern Of Wizards, Witches and Ghosts, Stefaniensaal, Grazer Congress, Graz, Austria, Conductor Marius Stieghorst, July 21
  • Mahler 5, Herz-Jesu-Kirche, Graz, Austria, Conductor Marius Stieghorst, July 28
  • Mahler 5, Stift St Paul im Lavanttal, Lavanttal, Austria, Conductor Marius Stieghorst, July 29
  • O mia bella Napoli, Schlossbergbühne Kasematten, Graz, Austria, Conductor Stefan Veselka, August 4
  • O mia bella Napoli, Kunsthaus Weiz, Weiz, Austria, Conductor Stefan Veselka, August 5
  • American Institute of Musical Studies Orchestra, Chamber Music Concert, Priesterseminar – Barocksaal, Graz, Austria, August 9
  • Meistersinger, Helmut-List-Halle, Graz, Austria, Conductor Marzio Conti, August 11

June 18, 7:30 pm: Wright, Maurice. “Concertpiece for Solo Marimba and Orchestra,” Penn’s Woods Music Festival Orchestra, Conductor Gerardo Edelstein

May 26, 7:30 pm: New Orchestra of Washington, Terrace Theatre, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C., USA. The Time is NOW! 10th Anniversary Concert. Conductor Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, Principal Percussionist

May 21, 7:30 pm: Altoona Symphony Orchestra, Mishler Theatre, Altoona, PA, USA. Pops in Space!, Conductor Nick Palmer, Principal Percussionist

May 7, 7:30 pm; May 8, 3 pm: Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Rite Theatre, Harrisburg, PA, USA. Wizard of Oz, Conductor Stuart Malina, Section Percussion

April 17: Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD, USA. Easter Services, Timpani & Percussion, April 2022

April 9, 5 pm: 21st Century Consort, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C. USA. Perpendicular Expression

March 31, 7:30 pm: Penn State University Living Music Concert, Recital Hall, Penn State University, State College, PA, USA

  • Tooth Necklace by Stephen Ryan Jackson, Winner of the 2022 Penn State International Call for Scores: Acoustic Category

March 20, 5 pm: Washington Master Chorale, Church of the Epiphany, Washington, D.C. USA. KLEI KODESH (SACRED VESSELS), Conductor Thomas Colohan

  • World premiere performance of Henry Dehlinger’s Kohelet (The Teacher)

February 27, 3 pm: Penn State University, Recital Hall, State College, PA, USA. Faculty Recital

February 12-13: Vibraphone Century: A Celebration of the Vibraphone at 100 Years, Recital Hall, State College, PA, USA

  • World premiere of the Vibraphone Century collection of solos for vibraphone to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the invention of the vibraphone
  • Solo performances of Stuart Saunders Smith’s Halo for solo vibraphone & “XIV. Gertrude Stein” from The Vibraphone Poems, Maurice Wright’s Setup Music, Kevin Day’s a light that draws near

February 5, 5 pm: 21st Century Consort, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C. USA. Count the Ways


2021

December 12, 3 pm: Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra, Penn State University Recital Hall, State College, PA, USA. Holiday Concert: “Handel’s Messiah”, Conductor Christopher Kiver, Principal Timpani

December 11, 7:30 pm: Washington Master Chorale, Church of the Epiphany, Washington, D.C. USA. COMFORT + JOY, Conductor Thomas Colohan

December 3-4: Altoona Symphony Orchestra, Altoona Area High School, Altoona, PA, USA, Home for the Holidays, Conductor Nick Palmer, Section Percussion

October 29-30, 7:30 pm: Altoona Symphony Orchestra, Mishler Theatre, Altoona, PA, USA, We Love the 80s! Pops Concert, Conductor Nick Palmer, Principal Percussion and Drum Set

October 9, 5 pm: 21st Century Consort, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C. USA. ELEGY

September 12, 3 pm: Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra, Penn State University Recital Hall, State College, PA, USA, Season Concert 1: Explore Together, Conductor Yaniv Attar

April 4: Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD, USA. Easter Services, Timpani & Percussion


2020

December 5; UMD Percussion Faculty Masterclass, via Zoom, 10 am to 12 pm; students who wish to participate in the masterclass should sign up here

November 14; Percussive Arts Society International Convention, New Music/Research Presents 2020: Music for Percussion and Voice with hosts Bonnie Whiting and Lee Hinkle, 1 pm: register for PASIC here.

October 16; 21st Century Consort: S P A C E D O U T, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

Watch the full concert here.
View the concert program here
Read the review here in the Washington Post. 

May 9; University of Maryland Wind Orchestra: Classically Dope, Dr. Michael Votta, conductor, The Clarice, Dekelboum Concert Hall, 8 pm
* Concert will feature rapper and hip-hop artist Koshens the MC
* Drum set soloist for Daniel Ziporyn’s new concerto for Drum Set and Wind Ensemble entitled Impulse Control *cancelled due to COVID-19

April 19; Washington Master Chorale: Poetry Into Song, The Church of the Epiphany, Washington, D.C., 5 pm, ticketed *cancelled due to COVID-19

April 18; 21st Century Consort: A Time For…, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., 5 pm *cancelled due to COVID-19

March 14; 21st Century Consort: H2O Water Music, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., 6 pm, ticketed
* percussion-heavy concert featuring Tan Dun’s Water Music & Berio’s Circles

Watch the full concert here.
Read about the concert here in the Washington City Paper.


2019

October 2019 to January 2020; A Chorus Line, Signature Theatre, ticketed

November 13-16; Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Indianpolis, IN
* preparatory meetings for hosting “New Music/Research Presents” concert series at PASIC 2020 with colleague Bonnie Whiting

November 9; 21st Century Consort: Time Out of Mind, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C., 5 pm, free

October 17-19; Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education Conference, Iowa State University, Papa John Center for Entrepreneurship, Ames, IA
* research and meetings to prepare my new course “Entrepreneurship for Arts Leaders,” part of the new Arts Leadership Minor Program at UMD launched this fall 2019

July to August 2019; American Insitute for Musical Studies Orchestra, Graz, Austria

June 20-22; Marimba + Voice Festival, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT, Faculty Member (lecture on entrepreneurship, solo recital, masterclasses)

April 13; 21st Century Consort: Black Angels, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 5 pm, FREE

March 2; Faculty Artist Series: Lee Hinkle, Percussion, The Xylophone Poems as Solo Opera, The Clarice, Gildenhorn Recital Hall, 5 pm
* World premiere performance of Stuart Saunders Smith’s recently expanded The Xylophone Poems *cancelled due to injury

February 16; 21st Century Consort: All You Need Is Love, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 5 pm, FREE


2018

December 8; The Passion of Scrooge (2018) Film Screening; Zen Violence Films & 21st Century Consort, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 3:30 pm, FREE

December 8; 21st Century Consort: Between Worlds, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 5 pm, FREE

November 14-17; Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Indianapolis, IN

November 10; Teatro Lirico, Los Gavilanes, Columbia Heights Community Center, 7 pm, ticketed

October 20;  21st Century Consort: Sites Unheard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 5 pm, FREE

October 12; American Pops Orchestra, Meridian Ball, Meridian House/Meridian International Center, private event

October 6 Horatio Algers Awards, Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theatre, featured marching snare drummer, private event
* Featuring Reba McIntyre, headlining artist & Jane Seymour, MC

August 14 – September 23; Passion, Signature Theatre, ticketed

April 21; 21st Century Consort: Memory Lane, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 5 pm, FREE

February 11; Faculty Recital, University of Maryland – College Park, the Clarice, Gildenhorn Recital Hall
* Premiere performances of works by Andrea Clearfield and Baljinder Sekhon


Archived Events

2017

January 30; Mason Bates’s KC Jukebox: Ravishment, Kennedy Center, Atrium, 7:30 pm, ticketed

February 4; 21st Century Consort: Dancing Stone, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 5 pm, FREE

February 11; Maryland Music Educator’s Association Convention, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD, Percussion Techniques for Music Directors, 3:40 pm-4:50 pm, Room 321

February 12; National Symphony Orchestra Family Concert, The Man with the Violin with violinist Joshua Bell, Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2 pm, World Premiere of The Man with the Violin by Anne Dudley

March 5; Washington Master Chorale, Time and Memory, National Presbyterian Church, 5 pm, World Premiere of Ruminations by Jennifer Higdon

March 11; Adjudicate Percussionists, Anne Arundel County Solo and Ensemble Festival

March 25; 21st Century Consort: Color School, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 5 pm, FREE

March 30; Violin Portraits, Recent Music of Stuart Saunders Smith with Violinist Airi Yoshioka, UMBC Department of Music, Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall, 7:30 pm

April 1; MD / DE Chapter Percussive Arts Society “Day of Percussion,” University of Maryland – College Park, School of Music & the Clarice, Event Host

April 8; Pertout, Andrian. Illuminoso Concertino-Doppio for Alto-Saxophone, Marimba, and String Orchestra,Takoma Ensemble, Church of the Ascension, ticketed, World Premiere

April 29; Origins Concert Series with Carrie Rose, flutist, Church of the Ascension, 8 pm, ticketed

May 1; UMD Percussion Ensemble Concert, Dekelboum Concert Hall, the Clarice, 8 pm, FREE

May 21-23; Recording Session, Stuart Saunders Smith’s The Authors (marimba opera) for Smith’s upcoming five CD set of retrospective works; UMBC recording studio, Alan Wonneberger, recording engineer

August 8 – October 15; A Little Night Music, Signature Theatre, ticketed

November 7 – January 14; Crazy for You, Signature Theatre, ticketed

November 9; Solo Performance at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, 9 am, Focus Day, Wabash Ballroom, Indianapolis Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN
* Stuart Saunders Smith’s The Authors (marimba opera), can be heard on my solo CD available here.

December 16; 21st Century Consort, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 5 pm


2016

February 6; 21st Century Consort, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 5 pm
* Bartok’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Percussion and Berio’s Circles

February 21; Corigliano’s “Conjurer: Concerto for Percussionist and String Orchestra,” University of South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Tampa, FL, 2 pm

February 27; Percussion Concerto with the UMD Wind Orchestra
* the Clarice, Dekelboum Concert Hall, 8 pm

March 6; Washington Master Chorale, Song of the Beloved, 4 pm, The National Presbyterian Church

March 12; 21st Century Consort, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 5 pm

April 9; MD / DE Chapter Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion; Towson University, Baltimore, MD
* Solo Snare Drum Competition, Headling Artist: Casey Cangelosi

April 18; Mason Bate’s KC Jukebox Concert: New Voices, Old Muses, 8 pm, Atrium

April 20; Northwestern High School, Hyattsville, MD, Percussion Master Class

April 30; 21st Century Consort, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 5 pm
* Cage’s Imaginary Landscapes II with the UMD Percussion Ensemble

May 6; The Versatile Viola: Gritty, Modern and Mellow, Faculty Recital, Kathy Murdock, Viola, the Clarice, Gildenhorn Recital Hall, 8 pm

October 8; Steven Stucky’s Concerto for Percussion and Wind Ensemble, University of Maryland Wind Orchestra, the Clarice, Dekelboum Concert Hall, 8 pm, ticketed

October 23; Mason Bates’s KC Jukebox: Mercury Soul, Kennedy Center, Atrium, 7:30 pm, ticketed

November 4 & 6; Teatro Lirico, Agua, Azucarillos y Aguardiente, Theatre of the Scottish Rite, ticketed

November 9-12; Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Indianapolis, IN

  • Performance by UMD Percussion Ensemble, Focus Day, Thursday November 10, 1 pm, Wabash
  • Robert Schroyer, D.M.A. candidate @ UMD, PAS Marimba Solo Competition finalist, Thursday November 10, 9:30 am, Room 205
  • Laurin Friedland, M.M. candidate @ UMD, PAS Mock Timpani Audition, Thursday November 10, 2 pm, Room 205

December 2 & 3; Cirque Musica, Tampa, FL Amelia Arena and Orlando, FL, Silver Spurs Arena, Tampa POPS Orchestra, ticketed

December 5; UMD Percussion Ensemble: Drama, Dekelboum Concert Hall, the Clarice, 8 pm, FREE

December 13, 2016 – January 29, 2017; Titanic, Signature Theatre, ticketed

December 17; 21st Century Consort: Museum Music, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 5 pm, FREE