Category Archives: Champaign-Urbana

Vardi Recital, April 24

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On Sunday, I will be presenting a recital featuring pieces written by or for the multi-talented violist Emanuel Vardi, with a slideshow featuring a sample of his recording studio output and his colorful and iconic artwork. I am delighted to … Continue reading

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Endings and New Beginnings

Blog post written May 22, 2015 These few weeks have been a point of transition.  On Saturday, my husband and I celebrated our graduations.  Although both of us finished our degrees nearly a year earlier (mine for Library Science and … Continue reading

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Exciting performances in July

July has been a busy month! Last night, I performed with the Grand Rapids Women’s Chorus as part of the Sister Singers Network festival at Krannert.  I soloed on viola with them for two pieces: a beautiful and haunting piece … Continue reading

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Upcoming DMA Recital, April 13th, 2014

UPDATE 4/1/14: Due to unfortunate circumstances, I won’t be able to perform with Christopher at this time.  Instead, I will be joined by Jasmin Arakawa.  An incredible and accomplished pianist, I am looking forward to playing with her! This recital … Continue reading

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Illiac Suite for String Quartet

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For the 30th anniversary celebration of the Computer Music Project at the University of Illinois, I have been asked to perform the “Illiac Suite” for String Quartet by Lejaren Hiller and Leonard Isaacson.  I am thrilled to finally play this … Continue reading

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The Music of Margaret M. O’Brien

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I feel very fortunate to have met Margaret O’Brien by mere chance, when she moved to the apartment upstairs from mine.  I knew that she was a musician who enjoyed performing at the Farmer’s Market, but I had no idea … Continue reading

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Reflecting on a friendship with Peter Michalove, composer

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I was recently interviewed for a News Gazette article on the composer, Peter Michalove. Second career as composer brings acclaim, satisfaction Peter passed away earlier this week, and I just wanted to reflect on our friendship: I met Peter three … Continue reading

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