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Syrinx Journey Day 362: “Syrinx” with strings

This is a double version of Syrinx, featuring one performance with violin improvisations by Nigel Armstrong, and double bass improvisations by Matthew Weber. They are two of the wonderful musicians I am having fun playing with at Lake George Music Festival in New York. Nigel is a fellow Curtis alumnus who also plays jazz, and Matt is a New York-based and plays in several orchestras. These are my first forays into Syrinx with the timbre of string instruments, and I think the contrast of the high and low strings provides an interesting range of sonorities.


Syrinx Journey Day 357: “Syrinx” overlooking Lake George

I am in Lake George, New York, performing at the Lake George Music Festival. On my agenda are chamber and orchestral concerts and a pre-concert talk on Debussy. I played Syrinx on the grounds of Wiawaka Holiday House, a historic hotel where I am staying, which is situated right on the lake. Opening night is tonight, at which I am excited to perform Schulhoff’s Concertino for flute, viola, and double bass with Philip Ying, viola and Matthew Weber, double bass. Those of you in the area: please join us!