So, Quince's spring tour went wonderfully - made new friends (and hopefully fans) in NY, Toledo, Chicago, Elkhart, and St. Louis!
In the meantime, I competed in and won the Dr. Conrad Art Song Competition at BGSU with a fantastic collaborating pianist, Karl Larson. It was an honor to perform in such an artistically and musically mature group!
Today's the day! Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble Spring Tour kicks off in Toledo, OH as part of the ADJ-ective Music Series at 8p in Monroe St. Methodist Church.
The BGSU New Music Ensemble will hold its spring concert at 8p in Bryan Hall this Thursday, 4/12. The program includes:
Hsin-Lei Chen - Renascence
Liviu Marinescu - A-Gain
Mikel Kuehn - Flush
Christian Lauba - Adria
Charles Wuorinen - Big Spinoff
George Crumb - Ancient Voices of Children
I'll appear on the evening's final work, the Crumb - joined by some wonderful musicians, including my extremely talented brother John J. Pearse. (The percussion setup for this piece is staggering - required instruments include a jingle-bell-sheet that I helped fabricate, chisels, screwdriver "mallets", river rocks, toy piano, and a set of chimes so tall one must stand on a chair to play them.)
What an honor to perform this historical work with friends!
Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble's spring tour started off with a very well-received concert (shared with Color Field Ensemble) on 113th in Harlem...next up, performances in Toledo, Chicago, Elkhart, Chicago again, St. Louis, and Defiance!
In the meantime, I'm performing my dear friend Curtis Rumrill's masters' thesis composition "The Haddock" on Monday at 8p at Trinity United Methodist in BG, and Ancient Voices of Children with BGSU's New Music Ensemble ta 8p in Bryan Hall on Thursday! (Check schedule for details)