Current Season

August 3, 2017

Continuum Music Festival

story booth, Memphis

Representing Nief-Norf with Jay Sorce, guitar performing Sequenza XIV by Luciano Berio, the premiere of false certainty | fear of the unknown | deafening ignorance (b) by Nicholas Deyoe, and the premiere of Bandwidth by Erin Rogers. 

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September 19, 2017

The (nearly) Complete Sequenzas by Luciano Berio

Tuesdays @ Monk Space, 8pm

Los Angeles, CA

Performing Sequenza XIV by Luciano Berio for solo cello. 

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September 23, 2017

Cello/Percussion Recital

Southern Utah University, 8pm

Cedar City, Utah

Performing Sequenza XIV for solo cello and Bells and Tides by Jenny Hettne, Re-Echo by Katy Abbott, and Spark by Geoff Shiel with percussionist Lynn Vartan. 

 

October 12,13, 14, and 15, 2017

Wadada Leo Smith Ten Freedom Summers Tour

Austin, Texas (12); Houston, Texas (13); New Orleans, LA (14); and Alabama (15)

Exact locations/times TBA. 

Performing as a member of RedKoral alongside Smith's Golden Quartet. 

 

October 20, 2017

Sweet Anxiety Released on Populist Records

Sweet Anxiety presents six works for solo cello by Berio, Wolfgang von Schweinitz, Nicholas Deyoe, Andrew McIntosh, and Wadada Leo Smith. 

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October 20, 2017

Joint Release Party and Concert with Nicholas Deyoe

Thymele Arts (5481 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA), 7-10pm

FREE

Composer Nicholas Deyoe and cellist Ashley Walters celebrate the release of their new albums 'For Duane' and 'Sweet Anxiety,' out Oct. 20 on Populist Records. This FREE concert features selected music from both albums, played by some of LA's most exciting performers. Local wizards Solarc Brewing are creating a special beer just for the occasion. There will also be cupcakes and other tasty items (some of which will be Vegan/Gluten Free).


7pm - Doors Open. Come early to enjoy a beer before the show!
8pm - Music
9pm - Post concert time to hang out with the musicians, pick up albums, and enjoy more Solarc!


Program includes music by Nicholas Deyoe, Wolfgang von Schweinitz, Wadada Leo Smith, and a reading by Allison Carter performed by Ashley Walters and Nicholas Deyoe with Stephanie Aston, Matt Barbier, Rachel Beetz, Dustin Donahue, Batya MacAdam-Somer, Andrew McIntosh, Adrianne Pope, Andrew Tholl, and Scott Worthington.

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December 12, 2017

Ashley Walters SFSU Residency

San Francisco State University

Knuth Hall, 7:30pm

Residency working with composition and performance students at SFSU culminating in a solo cello recital. Program TBA.

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December 15 and 16, 2017

CREATE Festival

San Francisco, CA

Times/location TBA

Performing at two-day festival celebrating the music of Wadada Leo Smith, including performances of his String Quartets, Rosa Parks Oratorio, and America's National Parks with Smith's Golden Quintet (Smith, Anthony Davis, John Linderg, and Pheeroan akLaff, and Ashley Walters). 

 

January 22, 2018

Formalist Quartet Recital

UC Santa Barbara, CA

Time/location TBA

Formalist Quartet Residency and concert. 

 

January 27 and 28, 2018

Wadada Leo Smith Golden Quintet Residency

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

Smith's Golden Quintet performs America's National Parks and presents guest lectures during the two-day residency. Walters presentation, Performer-Composer Collaborations in the 21st Century, will discuss the collaboration between cellist Rohan de Saram and composer Luciano Berio as a jumping off point for her own collaborations and projects. This seminar will include conversations about notation, interpretation, and extended techniques for the cello, as well as a brief performance.

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