News & Events


Unyazi Electronic Music Festival, South Africa - 2012

Upcoming Events

June 13th, 2014 4pm

Washington Bach Consort
Chorus America Conference
Bach: Mass in G minor, BWV 235
Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington, DC


June 16th, 2014 8pm

Washington Bach Consort
Association of Anglican Musicians Conference
St. John’s Episcopal Church
Bach: Mass in G minor, BWV 235
3240 O Str
eet NW, Washington, DC

June 22nd, 2014 4pm

Baroque Bonanza DC
Sarabande Oboe Consort
Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington, DC - $25


June 29th, 2014 10am



LeDroit Chamber Players
Bloomingdale Farmers Market - Chamber Music Event
1st and R streets, NW, Washington, D.C. - FREE


July 18th, 2014 7pm


LeDroit Chamber Players

Riverdale Park Town Center Market
Chamber music with Alison Lowell, oboe and Benjamin Altman, guitar
4705 Queensbury Road, Riversdale, MD - FREE


August 3rd, 2014 10am

LeDroit Chamber Players
Bloomingdale Farmers Market - Chamber Music Event
1st and R streets, NW, Washington, D.C. - FREE


August 17th, 2014 4pm
Recital of Flutist Yong Su Clark
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, College Park, MD
Thea Musgrave: Impromptu No. 1 for Flute and Oboe

Travels in South Africa...
 

...

Recent Events

June 17th, 2014 6pm


LeDroit Chamber Players and the Childrens' Orchestra of DC

The LCP musicians team up once again with some of DC's brightest young string players with brass and wind trios.
Garrison Elementary School - 1200 S St. Washington D.C

June 7th-10th, 2014
Recording new documentary film score for Piercing the Veil by director Paul Fleschner and music by David Plylar.
To be released in 2015.

May, 2014
Video footage of District5 performing David Plylar's transcription
Brahms - Piano Quartet No. 1 in g minor, op. 25 for winds and piano



May 28th, 2014 - 7:30pm


LeDroit Chamber Players

The first LCP house concert in D.C. featuring a selection of works for winds, strings and spoken word
Washington, D.C.

May 4th, 2014 10:00-1:00pm

LeDroit Chamber Players and District5
Bloomingdale Farmers Market - Season Opening
1st and R streets, NW, Washington, D.C. - FREE

April 28th, 2014 8:00pm

TEMPO New Music Ensemble
Knussen: Elegiac Arabesques
Gildenhorn Hall, University of Maryland
College Park, MD

April 25th, 2014 8:00pm


District5 - "Transcribed"
Featuring the premiere of David Plylar's transcription:
Brahms - Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor *Premiere
with Dr. Mayron Tsong, Piano
Gildenhorn Hall
College Park, MD

April 6th, 2014 8:00pm


Common Tone Series Presents:
District5 - "Throw Caution to the Wind"

Bus Boys and Poets Restaurant
Hyattsville, MD

April 4th, 2014 12:00pm

Arts Club of Washington Presents: District5
Featuring Meallaxis by Evis Sammoutis and Liszt's Transcendetal
Etude No. 5, Feux follets, transcribed by David Plylar
2017 I St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20006

March 15th, 2014 3:30pm


LeDroit Chamber Players
Performances by the LeDroit Chamber Players and
the Children's Orchestra of DC
12th Street Christian Church NW, DC 20009
$5 Suggested Donatation

March 14th, 2014 8:00pm


Solo Recital - Alison Lowell
David Plylar: Lobotomy and Fractured Colloquy
Mark Applebaum: Aphasia
Gregory Mertl: Little Ant Got Hurt (with Nik Taylor, narrator)
Robert Morris: Doubles and Pairs
Gildenhorn Hall
College Park, MD


March 12th, 2014 8:00pm
Premeire of chamber work "Worlds" by Geoff Sheil
Valentina Shohdy, viola
Gildenhorn Hall
College Park, MD

March 7th, 20148:00pm

District5 - "Spaced Out"

Birtwistle: Five Distances for Five Instruments
Stockhausen: Rotary Quintet *US Premiere
Holst: "Mars" from The Planets tr. Lowell *Premiere
Gabrieli: Canzon duodecimi toni -
Sacrae Symphoninae - Venice, 1597 tr. Lowell *Premiere
Gildenhorn Hall
College Park, MD

February 15th, 2014 8:00pm

Berlin Philharmonic and District5 Quintet
Joint-Performance
Gounod - Petite Suite
Gildenhorn Hall
College Park, MD

December 3rd, 2013 8:00pm

Robert Morris - Faculty Recital

Doubles and Pairs - Oboe and Piano
Hatch Recital Hall - Eastman School of Music
Rochester, NY

November 17th, 2013 1:00pm

District5 Wind Quintet

"The Evolution of the Quintet"
Guildenhorn Theater, University of Maryland
College Park, MD - FREE

November 9th, 2013 7:00pm

Sound in Motion V

Premiere of new work by Ljiljana Jovanović
EMP Collective Space
307 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

November 4th, 2013 8:00pm

TEMPO New Music Enesmble

Elliott Schwartz - Guest Composer
Schwartz: Jet Music
Guildenhorn Hall
College Park, MD

November 3rd, 2013 2:30pm

District5 Wind Quintet

"The Evolution of the Quintet"
Riversdale House Museum
4811 Riverdale Road, Riversdale, MD - FREE

October 26th, 2013

Asian American Music Society

I will be serving as an oboe judge for
the 2013 International Compeition
Bethesda Presbyterian Church
Bethesda, MD

October 13th, 2013 10:00am

LeDroit Chamber Players

"Early Music for an Early Morning"
Bloomingdale's Farmers Market - Chamber Music Concert
1st and R streets, NW, Washington, D.C. - FREE

October 2nd, 2013 6:30pm

LeDroit Chamber Players - Ensemble in Residence
Children's Orchestra of D.C.

Garrison Elementary School
1200 S Street, NW
Chamber Music Concert - FREE

October, 2013

Library of Congress

My photograph is featured in the
2013-14 Season Chamber Music Brochure at the Library of Congress! Be sure to check out their incredible line up of world class artists, all of which are free events!

October 1st, 2013
12:10pm

Washington Bach Consort

Cantata: Ärgre dich, o Seele, nicht, BWV 186
Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor, BWV 542
Organ Soloist: Grace Kim
1010 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 202 • Washington, DC
FREE


September, 2013

Lake George Music Festival

My photograph was the winner of this year's
Lake George Music Festival Photo Competition!


September 20th, 2013 7:30pm


Avanti Orchestra
Pablo Saelzer, Conductor
Giovani Benedetto Platti:
Concerto for Oboe, Strings and Continuo in G minor
Oboe, Alison Lowell

Church of the Epiphany
1317 G St NW, Washington, D.C.


August 15-22, 2013

Lake George Music Festival

Lake George, NY

July 21st, 2013

LeDroit Chamber Players

Bloomingdale's Farmers Market - Chamber Music Concert
Program featuring works from Beethoven to Zelenka
1st and R streets, NW, Washington, D.C. - FREE

June 27, 2013 - 10:00am

International Double Reed Society Conference
Loboe Project -
Recital of American/South African Works for Extended Range Oboe
Hanna Lash - Silvers
Clare Loveday - South View
David Plylar - Loboetamy
Black Box Theatrer - University of Redlands, California

June 9th, 2013 - 3:45pm

 
Family Fun Series

Gordon Center for Performing Arts 
Owings Mills, MD 

June 8th, 2013 - 7:30pm

Oboe Studio Recital
Bethesda, MD

March 3rd, 2013

Washington Master Chorale - The Splendid Silent Sun

National Presbyterian Church - 4pm
Bethesda, MD

February 15th, 2013

Friday Morning Music Concerts - 12pm

Calvary Baptist Church

Program:
Chromatic Aberrations by David Rubenstein (oboe & piano)
755 8th Street, NW, Washington D.C.
FREE

December 23rd, 2012

Washington Master Chorale

National City Christian Church
Washington D.C., 4pm

December 16th, 2012

Washington Master Chorale

National Presbyterian Church
Bethesda, MD, 4pm

November 14th-15th, 2012
Moscow Ballet - Nutcracker
Hippodrome Theater
Baltimore, MD

November 18th, 2012

The Essential Bernstein
Music of Leanoard Bernstein and the Washington Chorus
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

September 12th, 2012

Unyazi Electronic Music Festival
Director, Jürgen Bräuninger
New Music South Africa
Cameron Harris - Lullabies for Philomel
- oboe and electronics -
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Durban, South Africa

September 2nd, 2012 - 6pm


COLOSSUS
Chamber Music Inspired by Jealousy, War and Insanity
Classic FM Soiree
KZN Philharmonic Musicians, Conductor Lyk Temmingh

Johannesburg, South Africa
R350-R385

Program:
Carlo Gesualdo (1611) - trans. Plylar
Moro, Lasso, al Mio Duolo”, "Ancide sol la morte"," Beltá, poi che t'assenti", and "Io parto, e non più dissi"
Maurice Ravel - Introduction and Allegro (1905)
Luigi Dallapiccola - Piccola Musica Notturna (1954)
Frederic Rzewski - Coming Together (1972)
David Plylar - Colossus (2012)

July 4th, 2012

Read the "Colossus"review from the
National Arts Festival!
"Evocative and Esocterically Shaped Sounds"
by Jeffrey Bruckman


July 1st and 3rd, 2012 - 9:30pm and 3pm

COLOSSUS -
Chamber Music Inspired by Jealousy, War and Insanity


KZN Philharmonic Musicians with Nicholas Nicolaidis
Daniel Boico, Conductor

Program:
Carlo Gesualdo -Moro, Lasso, al Mio Duolo(1611)
Maurice Ravel - Introduction and Allegro (1905)
Luigi Dallapiccola - Piccola Musica Notturna (1954)
Frederic Rzweski - Coming Together (1972)
David Plylar - Colossus (2012)
Rhodes Chapel - National Arts Festival
Grahamstown, South Africa
R55
Click here to read the review in CUE Magazine

June 29th-30th, 2012


Cape Town City Ballet Production - Giselle
KZN Philharmonic Orchestra
Grahamstown, South Africa

June 28th, 2012
- 7pm

KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Boico -Conductor
François du Toit, Piano
Symphony Concert -
Saint-Saëns - Danse Macabre
Saint-Saëns - Piano Concerto No. 2
Dukas - Symphony in C
Grahamstown, South Africa

May 26th, 2012

My photography from the Drakensberg Mountains is featured in the Los Angeles Times Travel Section

March 8th, 2012 - 7:30pm

KZN Philharmonic Orchestra
World Symphony Series - Summer Season
Strauss: Oboe Concerto in D Major, AV 144
Soloist: Alison Lowell, Oboe
Conductor: Yasuo Shinozaki
City Hall - Durban, South Africa

March 8th, 2012 - 5:30pm

"Concert Conversations" - Guest Speaker
University of KwaZulu-Natal - Free

January, 2012
"Favorite Classical Composers" Blog - Interview
with Sebastian Mitchell

December 23rd, 2011

Spire Chamber Ensemble
Ben A. Spalding, founder/conductor
Period performance of Handle's "Messiah"
Trinity Lutheran Church
Kansas City, MO - USA
$10


November 24th-December 31st, 2011

Rodger and Hammerstein's "Cinderella"
The Playhouse Company with the KZNPO
Durban, South Africa
R80-R130

November, 2011

Sue Bohling Oboe and English Horn Cases
A review I published about these cases is now featured on the new website for Sue Bohling Cases

November, 2011

Release of "Morton Feldman: Orchestra" by Mode Records
Featuring "Intersections I" for orchestra by Morton Feldman
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin 
Brad Lubman, conductor 
Realized by Samuel Clay Birmaher
*I provided assistance in realizing the graphic score for the oboe part and am very excited by the quality of this recording!

August 20th, 2011

Gala Concert with Johan Botha (tenor)
KZNPO - Teatro at Montecasino
Johannesburg, South Africa
R150-R300

August 13th-19th, 2011

"Mandela Trilogy"
Cape Town Opera - Teatro at Montecasino
Albert Horne, Conductor
Johannesburg, South Africa
R150-R300

July 29th-31st, 2011

"Mandela Trilogy"
Cape Town Opera -
Playhouse Theatre
Albert Horne, Conductor
Durban, South Africa
R85-R165

July 5th, 2011

Opening Ceremony - International Olympic Committee

KZN Philharmonic Orchestra
Playhouse Theatre - National Live Broadcast
Durban, South Africa

July 3rd, 2011

National Arts Festival
Gala Concert
Richard Cock, Conductor
Ben Schoeman, piano and Magdelane Minnaar, soprano
Guy Butler Theatre
Grahamstown, South Africa
R50-R72

July 1st-2nd, 2011


National Arts Festival
"Andrew Lloyd Webber and Friends"
Richard Cock, Conductor
Nicholas Nicolaidis, Tenor and Magdalene Minnaar, Soprano
Great Hall
Grahamstown, South Africa

July 1st-2nd, 2011

National Arts Festival
Cape Town City Ballet
Swan Lake
Naum Rousine, Conductor
Guy Butler Theatre
Grahamstown, South Africa
R56-R76

June 30th, 2011


National Arts Festival
Symphony Concert
Tibor Boganyi, Conductor and Jérôme Pernoo, Cello
Music of Brahms and Offenbach
Guy Butler Theatre
Grahamstown, South Africa
R46-R76

April 27th-May 3rd, 2011

South African State Theatre
Winnie - The Opera
Directed by ShirleyJo Finney
Composed by Bongani Ndodana-Breen
Pretoria, South Africa


April 4th, 2011 - 12:15-1:00pm

University of KwaZulu-Natal
Lunch-Hour Concert Series - Howard College Theatre
Program: Contemporary Chamber Music
David Plylar Fractured Colloquy and Skirmish
Hannah Lash Silvers
(Commissioned through the Loboe Project)
Durban, South Africa
FREE

April 3rd, 2011 - 11:30am
St. Thomas Church
Sunday Sinfonia - Dvorak Wind Serenade
Musgrave, South Africa
FREE

March 25th-27th, 2011


Cape Town Opera with the KZNPO
Bizet: Carmen
Playhouse Theatre
Durban, South Africa

November 24th, 2010

Center for Cultural Innovation 2010 Report:
"Los Angeles: America's Artist Super City"
This recently published report includes information on the
"Investing in Artists" grant I received for the Loboe Project.

November 19th-24th, 2010

Cape Town City Ballet Company with the KZNPO
Prokofiev: Cinderella
Playhouse Theatre
Durban, South Africa

November, 2010

NewMusicSA - International Society for Contemporary
Music, South African Section
I have become a member of this fantastic organization which organizes important events and workshops.

September - 2010

The Metaphyiscs of Notation - Mark Applebaum
DVD Documentary
Release
Featuring excerpts from live performance in 11.09
Oboe, English Horn and Baroque Oboe

September 26th, 2010~ 3:00pm

Baroque 2000
Mariannhill Monastery
Pinetown, South Africa
R80

August - 2010

Midnight Winds

KUSC Radio Play - Wind Quintet
Steve Cohn: Metaphors and Contrasts


August 19th, 2010 ~ 7pm

Marina Del Rey Summer Symphony
Frank Fetta, Conductor and Haun-Bin, Violinist
Barber: Souvenirs
Ravel: Bolero
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
Wieniawski: Legende, Op. 17
Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy
Sarasate:  Zigeunerweisen
Burton Chase Park
13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey
Free

August 11th, 2010 ~ 7:00pm
Downey Symphony Orchestra
Sharon Lavery - Music DIrector
"A Celebration of Films and Flags"
Furman Park, 10419 Rives Avenue
Downey, CA ~ FREE


August 8th, 2010 ~ 7:30pm

Los Angles Jewish Symphony
Ford Amphitheatre
"Cinema Judaica"
Hollywood, CA $25-$36


July 31st, 2010 ~ 7:00pm
Symbiosis Ensemble

First Lutheran Church and School
Ross Garren: "Falling Apart" -
wind quintet
Torrance, CA FREE

July 22nd, 2010 ~ 7pm

Marina Del Rey Summer Symphony
Program:
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2
Burton Chase Park
13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey
Free

June 27th, 2010 ~ 4pm

Corona Del Mar - 30th Annual Baroque MusicFestival
Newport Harbor Lutheran Church
Works by Bach, Handel and Brahms
Corona Del Mar, CA

June 20th, 2010 ~ 4pm

Corona Del Mar - 30th Annual Baroque MusicFestival
Saint Michael & All Angels Church
Works by Handel, Dieupart, Porpora, Telemann and Vivaldi
Corona Del Mar, CA

June 16th, 2010 ~ 10pm

"June 17th, 1994" Documentary
Directed by Oscar-nominated Brett Morgan
Featured Soundtrack
Premieres on ESPN

June 10th, 2010 ~ 5:00pm

Spoleto Festival Orchestra USA
Intermezzi 
Conducted by Sergei Pavlov
Copland: Clarinet Concerto
Honneger: Pastorale D'été
Mozart: Symphony No. 40
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, SC - $25

June 9th, 2010 ~ 8:00pm

Spoleto Festival Orchestra USA

Proserpina 
Wolfgang Rihm - American Opera Premiere
Memminger Auditorium
Charleston, SC $25-$60

June 8th, 2010 ~ 7:30pm

Spoleto Festival Orchestra USA

Westminster Choir I Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Conducted by Joseph Flummerfelt
Mozart: Coronation Mass
Brahms: Schicksalslied
Verdi: Te Deum
Gaillard Auditorium, $10-$65

June 6th, 2010 ~ 7:30pm

Spoleto Festival Orchestra USA
Conducted by Emmanuel Villaume
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8
MozartSymphony No. 35
WagnerSiegfried Idyll
Gaillard Auditorium 
Charleston, SC $10-$65

June 4th, 2010 ~ 7:00pm

Spoleto Festival Orchestra USA

Proserpina 
Wolfgang Rihm - American Opera Premiere
Memminger Auditorium
Charleston, SC $25-$60

May 31st, 2010 ~ 7:30pm

Spoleto Festival Orchestra USA
Gaillard Auditorium
Conducted by Emmanuel Villaume
Program:
Ravel: La Valse
R. Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra
J. Strauss: Die Fledermaus
Weber: Der Freischütz
Charleston, SC $10-$66

May 30th, 2010 ~ 8:00pm

Spoleto Festival Orchestra USA

Proserpina 
Wolfgang Rihm - American Opera Premiere
Memminger Auditorium
Charleston, SC $25-$60

May 29th, 2010 ~ 5:00pm

Spoleto Festival Orchestra USA

Music in Time Series-  The Music of Wolfgang Rihm 
Directed by John Kennedy
Chiffre II - Silence to Be Beaten
Chiffre III - Für 12 Spieler
Chiffre Vii
Nach-Schrift - Eine Chiffre für Ensemble
Simons Center Recital Hall, College of Charleston
Charleston, SC $25

May 2nd, 2010 ~ 3:00pm

Rio Hondo Symphony
Whittier, CA

Out of Context Tour - New York, April 25th-27th, 2010

Composers David Plylar and Paul Coleman have received funding to discuss their compositions and this tour is funded in part through the Meet The Composer's MetLife Creative Connections program

April 25th, 2010 ~ 8:30pm FREE
Messinger Hall - 10 Gibbs Street
Open Rehearsal
Rochester, NY
Open and free to general public

April 26th, 2010 ~ 12:-12:30pm FREE

Mayer Hardware, Inc.
New Music for Wrenches ~ Proper Glue Duo
226 Winton Road North
Rochester, NY ~ Free

April 26th, 2010 ~ $10 suggested donation

7:15pm Pre-concert Talk
8:00pm Concert
Christ Church
Collaboration with Proper Glue Percussion Duo and Guests
Rochester, NY

April 27th, 2010 ~ 12:00pm FREE

Valu Home Center
New Music for Wrenches ~ Proper Glue Duo
10378 Bennett Road Rte. 60
Fredonia, NY ~ Free

April 27th, 2010 ~ 5-6:00pm

SUNY Fredonia - 1022 Mason Hall
New Music Forum
Collaboration with Proper Glue Percussion Duo and Guests
Fredonia, NY ~ free and open to public

April 27th, 2010 ~ $5/$10
7:15pm Pre-concert Lecture
8:00pm Concert


SUNY Fredonia - Juliet J. Rosch Recital Hall
Collaboration with Proper Glue Percussion Duo
Featuring Zuzanna Szewczyk, piano, Jamie Jordan, soprano Justin Hoke, celesta, and David Leung, Violin
Fredonia, NY