Spring 2022 Events

February 2022

Wednesday, February 3: Composer Workshop Performance at Roosevelt University - Chicago, IL 

Members of the Zafa Collective perform works by nine student composers from Roosevelt University, written for violin, cello, and percussion. - Ganz Hall, 7:30 PM 

Sunday, February 6: Lakeshore Rush at Constellation - Chicago, IL 

I join the Pierrot ensemble Lakeshore Rush on pieces by composers Missy Mazzoli, Amos Gillespie, Radiohead, and Griffin Candey. 

March 2022

Wednesday, March 9: Triton College Faculty Recital - River Grove, IL 

My faculty recital will include solo works by Joseph Schwantner, Marta Ptaszynska, Iannis Xenakis, and Emma O'Halloran. - Art Gallery, J Building, 7 pm 

Friday, March 18: Marta Ptaszynska Portrait Concert - Chicago, IL 

The Zafa Collective is thrilled to present a portrait concert of Polish-American composer and University of Chicago Professor Emeritus Marta Ptaszynska. This concert will be hosted by the Polish Consulate, and has been made possible with support by the Polish Government and the American Music Project. Repertoire will include the world premiere of a new work that Marta has dedicated to my newborn son, Ben. Works that I will be performing include: 

Grafitto (1988) - Solo Marimba

Betsie Doll (2021) - Solo Vibraphone 

Trois Vision de L'Arc en Ciel - Quintet 

For the Birth of Benjamin - Vibraphone and Alto Flute (WORLD PREMIERE!) 

Polish Consulate of Chicago (attendance by invitation only), Pre-Concert Q&A 6:30, Concert 7:30

Sunday, March 27: F-PLUS at St. Charles Public Library - St. Charles, IL 

F-PLUS will present the world premiere of Charlie Peck's Fleet Feather, written for the group as the winner of F-PLUS' first Call for Scores.  The rest of the program will include works by Kevin Puts, Jessie Montgomery, Matthew Barnson, Chris Stark, and Liza Sobel. - Carnegie Room, 3 pm

April 2022

Wednesday, April 6-Thursday, April 7: F-PLUS at UNC-Pembroke - Pembroke, NC

F-PLUS will have a short residency at the University of North Carolina - Pembroke. It will include a recital of our repertoire, master classes on our instruments, and and entrepreneurship class. 

Friday, April 8: F-PLUS at UNC-Wilmington - Wilmington, NC

F-PLUS will be in residence at the University of North Carolina - Wilmington, doing master classes on our instruments and a recital of our repertoire. 

May 2022

Thursday, May 5: Zafa Collective at the Poetry Foundation - Chicago, IL 

The Zafa Collective presents the world premiere of Liza Sobel's new opera I DID, DID I? at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago. - 7 pm

Sunday, May 22: Zafa Collective at Constellation - Chicago, IL 

Zafa performs the world premiere of Rebecca Bracewell's new work for percussion and string quartet, commissioned as part of her Bouman Fellowship with the Kinds of Kings collective. I will also be performing: 

Emma O'Halloran: How Sweet the Thought of You as Infinite (solo marimba with electronics) 

Tania Leon: De Color (Violin/Marimba) 


June 2022

June 11-25: Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival with F-PLUS

F-PLUS is thrilled to return to the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival! We will give the world premiere of Perry Goldstein's Jittery Engine, commissioned for us by the festival, as well as some of our recent additions to our repertoire including works by Jessie Montgomery, Charlie Peck, and more.