On the way to kitty watching, I encountered some people with animal heads.




For what it’s worth, I asked before taking these pictures.

In the past thirty minutes I have learned:

  1. Chickens are descended from birds with a much cooler name.
  2. I went years eating maja blanca from the sari-sari store without knowing that it had roots in sick people porridge turned legitimate dessert.
  3. An article exists for a dreaded childhood nickname I suffered with multiple definitions, of which I enjoy bullet point #3 the most.



I took a little bit of a break from listing concerts on this blog and took an even longer break from updating the blog with meaningful (?) posts. I’ll be better about it soon. For now, here’s a picture of a homeless man yelling at me in the park.

I have some exciting things coming up to start the month of May including a graduate recital, another Cadillac Moon show, and a multitude of other things to choose from! We’ve got something for everyone here :)

First thing’s first:

NYU Contemporary Music Ensemble – Friday May 4, 8PM Frederick Loewe Theatre
The NYU Contemporary Music Ensemble is having its final show of the year! See encores of pieces by Ruben Naeff, Tim Hansen and Matt Frey as well as newly learned pieces by Timo Andres and Melinda Wagner! Loewe Theatre is at 35 West 4th Street in Manhattan and admission is free!

Wall to Wall Gertrude Stein – Saturday May 5, 5PM and 8PM Symphony Space
I’m playing two sets in Symphony Space’s Wall to Wall Gertude’s Paris Festival! The 5PM set is with Nouveau Classical Project and the 8PM set is with jazz vocalist Gregory Generet. More info here!

Ethan Pakchar’s Senior Recital – Sunday May 6, 6:00PM
Cadillac Moon is performing Ethan Pakchar’s try again and I’m performing his solo violin piecewatermelon!

NYU New Music Ensemble – Monday May 7, 8:00 PM
I’m performing Jeffrey Hass’s Unstrung for violin and interactive electronics at Frederick Loewe Theatre!

Cadillac Moon Ensemble x Random Access Music!

In addition to that, Cadillac Moon Ensemble has another concert of premieres coming up! In a set titled ‘Lucky Number Generator,’ we’ll be premiering works by Allen Schulz, Gilbert Galindo, Wang Jie, and David Fetherolf – we’ll also perform two recent works by Manly Romero and Stefan Weisman.

Wednesday May 9th @ 7:30 PM – Greenwich House
Greenwich House is at 46 Barrow Street in Manhattan. Facebook event link here. Purchase tickets online here.

Thursday May 10th @ 7:30 PM – Secret Theatre
This concert will be the opening night of the Queens New Music Festival! Secret Theatre is at Long Island City at Studio 104, 44-02 23rd Street in Long Island City. Facebook event link here. Purchase tickets online here.

A preface to my recital:
Molly Herron’s Portrait Concert – Saturday May 12, 2:00 PM
Provincetown Playhouse
I’ll be playing violin duet Clamber Up and larger ensemble piece 73.

Patti’s Graduate Recital!??!?!?!?!

Saturday May 12, 8:00 PM
Provincetown Playhouse

I’ll be finishing everything off with my graduate recital, where I play things that I like!

program (not in order:)
sonia megias – skins #1
ethan pakchar – watermelon
caleb burhans – walk through the valley of dead flowers
evan ziporyn – tight fitting garments
john adams – road movies

with friends Jeff Lankov and Isabel Kim.

It’s FREE! Facebook event here.

So that’s it……until the 19th, for which I’ll send yet another email full of fun stuff :)

MONO+GRAPHIC III @ Cervantes Institute: Thursday April 19th, 7:00PM

I’ll be playing Sonia Megias’s Skins #1in a concert that moves through several rooms of the Cervantes Institute – I’ll be in the library! The concert kicks off a three day exhibition of Sonia’s graphic scores, which are as beautiful as the music they create :) Facebook link here, event link here.

Cadillac Moon Kickstarter Campaign!

We’re even closer to our goal than before!! Please take a moment to visit our campaign in its final hours, and if you’ve already donated, THANK YOU!! At this point, we’re trying to reach as many friends as we can, and any contribution of any size helps us bring awesome new pieces by awesome composers to you :)

April 22, 5:00 PM – Ruben Naeff’s Graduate Recital @ Black Box Theatre

Cadillac Moon will be playing Headspring, and the NYU Contemporary Ensemble will be playing Bash! Black Box is at 82 Washington Square East. Facebook event here!

April 23, 4:00 PM – Cadillac Moon plays works by Rutgers Composers

If you’re in New Brunswick, check out our concert of five new works by composition students at Rutgers in Schare Recital Hall! We’ll be premiering pieces by Casey Mullen, Craig Woodward, Edgar Girtain, Stefan Swanson and Jihee Han. Directions here :)

April 25, 8:00 PM – Gina Izzo’s Graduate Recital @ Provincetown

Rockin flutist Gina Izzo’s graduating, and I’m playing Andy Akiho’s to wALk Or ruN in wEst harlem with her! Provincetown is at 133 Macdougal Street. Facebook event here.

Mix Nouveau Concerts

Over the past year, I paired NYU composers and performers together and told them to make a new solo or small chamber piece! This year’s Mix Nouveau has spawned 21 new workswhich will be premiered in two concerts! Admission is free to both and these pieces and performers all sound fantastic!

April 26, Provincetown Playhouse (133 Macdougal) 8PM
Facebook link here.

April 28, Loewe Theatre (35 West 4th Street) 8PM
Facebook link here.

Here are some sweet things coming up! Hope you can make it to some of them! :)

Sunday April 1st, 7:30 PM – Cadillac Moon Ensemble @ Vaudeville Park

Cadillac Moon’s premiering five pieces and performing Noam Faingold’s great violin/cello duo “Knife in the Water” at Brooklyn’s Vaudeville Park! Admission is cheap ($10) and the pieces fromSam CrawfordEthan PakcharEric AllenJames RomigBrooks Fredrickson and Noam Faingold are rockin! Vaudeville Park is at 28 Bushwick Avenue in Brooklyn. Event link here. Facebook event here.

Thursday April 5th, 7:30 PM – Wearing the Lost Generation @ Symphony Space

The Nouveau Classical Project presents an evening of music, music-inspired fashion, and elegant cocktails. We’re in the intimate Leonard Nimoy Thalia for the concert, and we’ll have an awesome reception sponsored by St-Germain afterward! We’ll be playing Ravel’s Piano Trio and a new piece by Trevor Gureckis written for this show. Symphony Space is at 2537 Broadway in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Event link here. Facebook link here.

NCP also has six days left in its IndieGoGo Campaign to raise money for the costs of this concert – please check it out and share with your friends!

In addition to that, here are three more fun things to do!

Tuesday April 10th, 9:00 PM – String Power Composer/Occupier Concert @ Exapno

We’ll be playing pieces for string ensemble by Tom Swafford, Rzewski’s Coming Together and a new piece by Joey Molinaro. You’re also invited to play in Joey’s piece! After the performance there will be a loosely-facilitated discussion over beer about the works performed and the role of composers in resistance/ revolution/ occupy movement. Check out the facebook event for more info. Admission is free but donations are lovely! Exapno is at 33 Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn.

Wednesday April 11th, 9PM – MONO+GRAPHIC @ Experimental Intermedia Foundation

I’ll be playing Skins by Sonia Megías in a concert curated by composer Phil Niblock! It’s a cute little piece where I show you all the sounds I can make without my bow :) Experimental Intermedia Foundation is at 224 Centre St # 3 in SoHo.

Saturday April 14th, 8PM – mise-en @ Tenri Cultural Center

Ensemble mise-en will be performing works by David Rakowski, Claude Vivier, Charles Ives and Harrison Birtwistle! Tenri is at 43A West 14th Street. More information here!

Save the date!!

My recital is on May 12th at 8PM at Provincetown Playhouse and I’ve finally decided the repertoire for it! I’ll be playing pieces by John Adams, Evan Ziporyn, Sonia Megias, Ethan Pakchar and Caleb Burhans. More info and a funny image for promotional purposes to come!

I really hope you’ll come out to some of these events, as I’m very very excited about all of them! I’d also be very happy to see you there :)