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Fall 2021

 

Hello Friends and fellow music lovers!

 

After over a year of basically no live music,

things have been heating back up since the summer!

For six weeks, I was part of the Atlantic Music Festival Contemporary Ensemble in Waterville, ME. We gave weekly concerts, and premiered over 50 new works. We met some fabulous young composers, and got to work with very established ones, too! Of course, I also managed to squeeze in a couple lobster rolls on my days off, and see some of the beautiful Maine coast. 

I was honored to be invited to give a piano recital as part of District New Music Coalition's Spring Concert Series here in DC. The concert premiered on YouTube and featured music by Jennifer Barker, Faina Lushtak, William Kenlon, and a premiere of a new work by Lynn Dixon. Watch it here!

Great Noise Ensemble was featured at this year's New Music DC conference as the Spotlight performance. It was great to be back playing with this group, and performing in the GW Corcoran School was wonderful. 

Composer Jennifer Margaret Barker won the Delaware Master Artist Fellowship, and as part of her award, she is presenting a concert of her music at the University of Delaware on Friday, Oct 29th at 8pm. I'm really looking forward to playing two of her solo piano pieces for it. In-person and livestream.

Watch the livestream here!

On November 10th I will be performing a solo recital of old and new piano music for the concert series Music at Midday at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Looking forward to visiting my alma mater, good friends, and good food!

Thursday Dec 2nd at 7:30pm, Great Noise Ensemble presents "The Art of Present Day Music", a concert of new music including Nebal Maysaud’s solo piano work The Arrogance of Time and Louis Andriessen’s Zilver. This will be my first time performing at the club-like venue AMP by Strathmore at Pike & Rose, and I can't wait!

My final performance of 2021 will be as part of the interdisciplinary concert Tango Nuevo: Astor Piazzolla at 100, at Catholic University celebrating the composer Astor Piazzolla, who was born in 1921. If you don't know his music, you're in for a treat!

Have a wonderful autumn!

Francesca

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AMF Contemporary Ensemble
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CE with composer Pierre Jalbert
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With CE flutist Robert Cart

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