This is a post from National Symphony Orchestra bassist Jeff Weisner. Jeff also teaches bass at The Peabody Institute in Baltimore and co-authors the blog PeabodyDoubleBass. Click here for all of Jeff’s doublebassblog.org posts.
Some of you may have read a few of the posts in my series here about my new music recital in Baltimore last month. The biggest work on that program was “Caelum Dedecoratum,” a major new work for solo bass by Philadelphia-based composer Michael Hersch. I premiered this piece at the ISB Convention in Oklahoma City last year. I think it’s an incredible addition to our repertoire and I’m happy that I’ve been able to play a role in getting it out into the world. I wanted to let folks know that I’ll be giving the New York premiere if the piece this Sunday at 8:00 pm as part of a concert of works by Mr. Hersch for solo strings. The concert is at Merkin Hall, located near Lincoln Center, and tickets are only $15. Come check out the music of one of the best young composers working today and support new bass music! For more details on the concert, including the full program, details on how to get to Merkin, and to reserve tickets, visit the concert homepage on the Kaufman Center website here.
Thanks all and I hope to see you there.