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.
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.
September 23, 2017
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.
October 20, 2017
Joint Release Party and Concert with Nicholas Deyoe
Thymele Arts (5481 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA), 7-10pm
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.
November 18, 2017
wild Up and Solo Cello Performance
Walt Disney Concert Hall
8 pm and 11 pm
Performing in two concerts at Disney Hall as part of the Noon to Midnight fesitval.
8pm with wild Up: works by Andrew Tholl, Du Yun, Scott Walker, and Pauline Oliveros.
11-midnight: solo cello recital. Performing Plainsound Litany by Wolfgang von Schweinitz and Sweet Bay Magnolia with Berry Clusters by Wadada Leo Smith.
December 12, 2017
Ashley Walters SFSU Residency
San Francisco State University
Knuth Hall, 7:30pm
Residency working with composition and performance students at SFSU.
Solo recital at 7:30 pm: another anxiety by Nicholas Deyoe, Plainsound-Litany by Wolfgang von Schweinitz, Sweet Bay Magnolia with Berry Clusters by Wadada Leo Smith, and Sequenza XIV by Berio.
December 15 and 16, 2017
San Francisco, CA
Performing at two-day festival celebrating the music of Wadada Leo Smith, including performances of his String Quartets 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
Formalist Quartet Residency and concert.
January 27 and 28, 2018
Wadada Leo Smith Golden Quintet Residency
University of Virginia
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.