Thursday, August 1, 7pm
Machina Kitchen & ArtBar ~ 9 Court Street, Keene, NH
A new type of concert where Monadnock Music goes underground in a lounge setting.
Michael Weinfield-Zell, marimba
Dylan Barber, marimba
Steve Reich: Nagoya Marimbas (1994)
Ivan Trevino: 2 + 1 (2013)
Philip Glass: Etudes* (1994-2012)
~ Intermission ~
Johann Sebastian Bach: Inventions* (1720)
Astor Piazzolla: Tango Suite* (1984)
*denotes works adaped for two marimbas by M. Weinfield-Zell
Free and Open to the Public ~ Bar service available
This concert is made possible through the underwriting of Eric & Dorothy Herr
Michael Weinfield-Zell is a Boston-based classical and contemporary percussionist who has performed with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Callithumpian Consort, Portland Symphony, Orchestra of Emmanuel Music, Back Bay Chorale, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, and many others in prominent venues all over the city such as Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall, and Sanders Theatre. He recently completed a doctorate in performance from Boston University, and previously studied at Peabody and Yale with Robert van Sice.
Dr. Weinfield-Zell has worked with symphony orchestras around the country, such as the Florida Grand Opera, Honolulu Symphony, and Kansas City Symphony. However, his musical interests and activities extend far beyond the traditional concert hall. He recently completed two successful stagings as co-musical director of David Lang’s the little match girl passion at major art institutions in Miami and New York. Michael was awarded the inaugural WaveMaker grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation to present Mauricio Kagel’s Dressur, a 30-minute staged work for three actor-percussionists. As a soloist, he champions the music of Iannis Xenakis, having performed his percussion works at festivals in Austin, Indianapolis, New York, and Beijing. Future endeavors focus on recording projects, with releases of music by Steve Mackey, Mathew Rosenblum, Eric Nathan, and Norman Dello Joio with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and an album of music for flute and marimba with Linda Bento-Rei.
As a passionate and dedicated teaching artist, Michael has presented master classes at numerous universities across the country, including regular invitations from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is a teaching artist with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, and Powers Music School, in addition to maintaining a private teaching studio. Outside of music, Michael is an experienced long-distance runner, paper book reader, and social media avoider. He lives in Roslindale with his wife, oboist Catherine Weinfield-Zell, and their cat, Igor “Iggy” Stravinsky. More info at www.michaelweinfieldzell.com.
Dylan Barber is a Boston based freelancer and educator. His recent performances include appearances with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, and Hartford Symphony Orchestra. He has also had the opportunity to travel the U.S., playing with ensembles including the Washington National Opera Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, the Charlotte Symphony in North Carolina, and New World Symphony in Miami.
Dylan moved to Boston to pursue his graduate studies at Boston University, where he studied with Tim Genis, Kyle Brightwell, and Sam Solomon. While in school, he was also able to attend the Aspen Summer Music Festival, Texas Music Festival, and was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center where he had the opportunity premiere new works by prominent living composers, including Michael Gandolfi and George Benjamin, and perform alongside the Boston Symphony Orchestra as well as Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble.
Dylan has been enjoying his summer while serving in his first year as percussion faculty at the New England Music Center and celebrating his one year anniversary to his incredible wife Anne Barber.