Tonight in orchestra rehearsal we worked on the hypnotic piece, “Freedom,” by Milad Yousufi. Yousufi was born in 1995 during the civil war in Afghanistan. At that time the Taliban were ruling Afghanistan, and music was completely banned. I encourage you to learn more about this young, powerful composer. We (the Me/2 Orchestra) plan to perform Freedom, along with selections from Mozart and Berlioz, on … Continue reading Freedom

In New York City

I am traveling to NYC with the Me/2 Orchestra for performances this week. This is Mental Illness Awareness Week and we are partnering with both Neurocrine and Sing for Hope to bring music and positive mental health messages to Manhattan on Thursday-Friday! Here is our schedule for Thursday, October 7: 12:30 pm on Lincoln Center plaza This is the unveiling of a new sculpture by … Continue reading In New York City

Saint Rose String Band Concert

Today, we are hosting a small concert in the Saint Rose Street Garden in Jamaica Plain from 3:30-5pm. The Saint Rose String Band (Zoltán Glück/banjo, Adam Omar Hosein/guitar, me/violin) will be playing a couple of sets of folk and old time tunes and maybe a few jazz standards. And there will be a clay table for the kids (or adults) courtesy of Jeremy Ogusky (thanks!). … Continue reading Saint Rose String Band Concert