On June 20th, Free Planet Radio and the Opal String Quartet will premiere Ecstatic Verses at the Asheville Percussion Festival. This three movement piece composed by Chris Rosser was commissioned by a grant from the CMA Classical Commissioning program, and will be performed at Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville NC.
On May 3rd, Jonathan gave a recital with pianist Marjorie Hornik at the Manhattan 7th Day Adventist Church in the West Village. On the program were two unusual items, Beethoven's "Spring" Sonata, composed for violin and Jonathan's transcription of Sergei Prokofiev's Five Songs Without Words, opus 35, composed for voice.
On May 19, Jonathan participated in a performance of Bach's Fifth Brandenburg Concerto at Scandinavia House on Park Avenue in NYC. Jonathan has performed all of Bach's Flute Sonatas and many of his sacred and secular arias with voice as well as the 4th Brandenurg Concert. Playing the 5th was a great privilege and pleasure!
http://snowpondmusicfestival.com/programs/snow-pond-composers-workshop/Flutist Peter H. Bloom will give the premiere of Soliloquy III by Elliott Schwartz on June 12, 2015, at Snow Pond Composers Workshop, co-directed by Richard Nelson and Ed Jacobs.