First Jeff Harrington, then David Salvage, and now our very own Lawrence Dillon is feeling some end-of-the-season love on the concert circuit.  This very evening (Thursday), at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina,  violinist Piotr Szewczyk will perform Lawrence’s Mister Blister and a movement from Fifteen Minutes as part of his Music in Time – Violin Futura program.  Szewczyk will also perform works by Mason Bates, Moritz Eggert, Daniel Kellogg, Jennifer Wang, and others as part of this program of new, short, innovative solo violin pieces.

And, on June 15 at the International Double Reed Society Conference in Ithaca, New York, bassoonist Jeffrey Keesecker will perform Dillon’s Furies and Muses, joined by violinist Susan Waterbury and Jennifer Reuning Meyers, violist Melissa Stucky and cellist Heidi Hoffman. This is part of a special series of bassoon performances featuring Contraband, Lorelei Dowling, Terry Ewell and Arlen Fast. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the IDRS or call (607) 274-3717.  

Anybody doing anything interesting this summer.  Festivals? 

Want to try your hand at being the front page blogger of S21 for a week? 

5 Responses to “You Don’t Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows”
  1. Rob says:

    Previous post should read: “for more information, check us out at

  2. Rob Deemer says:

    American Repertory Ensemble will be premiering two new works of mine as well as a commissioned Piano Sextet (with clarinet) by famed jazz trumpeter Dave Douglas in six concerts July 20-22 & 27-29 in Austin, Texas – for more information, check us out at

  3. Ian Moss says:

    C4 is having its season-ending concert on June 15 as well. I’ll have a piece performed and will also be conducting Imant Raminsh’s Ave Verum Corpus.

    More info:

  4. Heh, my piece Puce and a piece by sometime S21 commenter Carson Cooman is also on the Violin Futura Spoleto Festival program! 😉

    Check out Piotr’s YouTube video at his site above. He’s absolutely phenomenal!!!

  5. Sarah Cahill says:

    One interesting concert this summer is our annual summer solstice concert, called Garden of Memory, which takes place in a gorgeous labyrinthine columbarium and mausoleum in Oakland, in which about thirty different musicians and ensembles perform simultaneously. This year Terry Riley, Paul Dresher, Todd Reynolds, Monique Buzzarte, Victoria Jordanova, Ellen Fullman, Henry Kaiser, Amy X. Neuburg, and many others will be playing (the complete list is at The audience, which usually numbers about 1200, wanders at will, encountering the performances amidst the beautiful gardens, fountains, stained glass skylights, and luminous Gothic architecture of the building. New Music Bay Area presents this event every year on June 21 from 5 to 9 pm.