5/26 – Harvard University Commencement

8/1-8/3 – The Arts and Passion-Driven Learning Institute @ the Harvard Graduate School of Education. A three-day institute presented by HGSE and Silkroad examining the role of passion in learning and the unique capacity of the arts to inspire passion-driven learning and meaningful connections to ourselves, our community, and the world around us.



5/9-5/13 – Week-long teaching artist residency with the From the Top Arts Leadership program at five middle and high schools in Miami. Led workshops on building listening communities and finished with a performance at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center.

5/6-5/8 – Co-coordinated Circle Up!, the bi-annual Arts in Education conference at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

4/30 – Led a 90-minute River Stories workshop––exploring the role of music in our lives––with 40 young musicians visiting Harvard from NYC.

4/22 – The Dreamspace Workshop: Co-Building a Toolkit for Activism - Co-facilitated a workshop at the Harvard Graduate School of Education that brought faculty and students together to collectively explore the intersections of the arts, education, and activism as crucial spaces to leverage for social justice.

4/21 – Public presentation of The Dreamspace Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

4/17 – Official release of the first issue of The Dreamspace Project zine. Free downloadable PDF available at bit.ly/dsp-archive

3/3 – Spoke at Tufts University on cultural diplomacy and cultural navigation.

2/29, 4pm – Returned to Walnut Hill School for the Arts to speak to music students about the role of the arts in society.

2/25, 8pm – Bill Banfield's Imagine Orchestra @ Scullers Jazz Club.

2/3, 6pm – Guest speaking at Tufts University on youth empowerment through music.

1/28, 7pm – Orchestral tribute to David Bowie to benefit cancer research @ Krusge Auditorium, MIT. A performances of two Philip Glass symphonies inspired by David Bowie, conducted by Evan Ziporyn. All proceeds went to the MIT Frontier Research Fund. Check out the review here


12/7, 4pm  – Final Narrative Showcase @ Harvard Graduate School of Education. A showcase of narrative projects created by students in the Education in Armed Conflict class with Professor Sarah Dryden-Peterson.

10/16 – "Gargantua with Robert Pinsky" with A Far Cry @ New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall.
Program: Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht and Françaix's Gargantua

8/3-8/5 – The Arts and Passion-Driven Learning Institute @ the Harvard Graduate School of Education. A three-day institute presented by HGSE and The Silk Road Project examining the role of passion in learning and the unique capacity of the arts to inspire passion-driven learning and meaningful connections to ourselves, our community, and the world around us.

8/1, 11:30am – Boston Creates Charlestown Community Conversation @ Boston Public Library Charlestown Branch. I facilitated a community-wide conversation as part of Mayor Walsh's cultural planning process for the City of Boston.

7/28-7/30 – Mozart Clarinet Quintet and Haydn String Quartet Op. 20 No. 2 (on gut strings, classical transition bow, and an A at 430) with Ensemble ad Libitum at Boston's Society for Historically Informed Performance festival (SoHIP).
7/28, 8pm – St. Peter's Church (320 Boston Road, Weston, MA)
7/29, 8pm – The Chapel at West Parish (129 Reservation Road, Andover, MA)
7/30, 8pm – Lindsey Chapel, Emmanuel Church (15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA)

7/21, 3:15pm – an informal performance of  minuet from Mozart's opera Don Giovanni at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education.

7/2, 7pm – Beethoven String Quartet Op. 59 No. 3 at this Groupmuse in Somerville, MA.

6/19, 12pm – Informal performance with friends in response to the recent South Carolina shooting @ Cutler Majestic Theater, Emerson College, Boston.

6/5, 8pm - Orchestral performance @ Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium. Performing the Tchaikovsky Serenade, Vitali Chaconne, and Vivaldi's Four Seasons with violinist Alexander Markov, conductor Matthew Savery, and members of Shattered Glass.

6/3 - More than 100 sixth-grade students in the Silk Road Connect program at JHS 185 in Flushing, Queens, a public middle school in NY, gave a performance to culminate a year-long exploration of journeys and storytelling in different cultures. Students were joined by Silk Road Connect teaching artists from the USA, the Middle East, Greece, China, and India who worked with them throughout the year.

5/28, 5/29, & 5/30 - Ariel Rivka Dance @ New York Live Arts (219 W 19th Street, Manhattan). Performed David Homan's Ori  for cello quartet and seven dancers with Ariel Rivka Dance. 

4/16, 7:30pm - Rivers of SoundNot Two @ Lincoln Center Atrium. I served as music assistant for this world premiere composed and directed by Amir ElSaffar.

3/28, 6:30pm - The Secret Opera @ Trinity Lutheran Church of Manhattan (164 W 100th St, Manhattan). Performed original compositions for voice and chamber ensemble by Dominic Dousa and David Sackman.

3/22, 7pm - Orchestral reading of Stravinsky's Pulcinella @ Manhattan School of Music for Benjamin Grow's conducting recital.

3/6 & 3/7 - Orchestral workshop of The Long Walk, a new opera by Jeremy Howard Beck with the American Lyric Theater. @ the DiMenna Center.

2/19, 8pm - Groupmuse performance (62 Cooper Square #3A, Manhattan). Haydn Op. 20 No. 5, Webern Langsamer Satz, and a few tangos with friends from Kneisel Hall.

2/13, 8pm - Preview performance of interdisciplinary residency project on One Thousand and One Nights @ Alwan for the Arts (16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor, Manhattan). Text, dance, live visual art, and music. Click here for more information.

1/31 - 8pm, Schubert Cello Quintet @ GroupMuse (524 3rd Street, Park Slope-Brooklyn). With Juilliard classmates and friends.

1/21, 6pm-  Brooklyn Nomads @ American Irish Historical Society (991 Fifth Ave, Manhattan).
A musical journey of Middle Eastern Music from the Middle East through North Africa in a one-hour performance. 

1/11, 3pm - Brooklyn Nomads @ Christ Chapel at Riverside Church (490 Riverside Drive, Manhattan).
Traditional and contemporary Arabic music in a variety of styles.

1/4, 7:30pm - Baroque Cello Bootcamp Performance @ Memorial Church of Harvard University (1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA).
The final performance of ten cellists after four days of intensive workshops with Baroque cellist Phoebe Carrai. I played a Barrière Sonata.


12/6, 9pm - Opportunity Music Project Gala @ DiMenna Center (Manhattan). Contact me for more details.

12/2, 7pm - Brahms Sonata in F Major @ Chinese Christian Herald Crusades Gospel Plaza (42-35 Main Street 2nd Floor, Flushing). Performance with pianist Hannah Sun. FREE.

11/22, 8pm - IMPOSE Presents Brooklyn Nomads at Gaza Aid fundraiser @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St, Brooklyn). A Gaza benefit conert by IMPOSE Magazine. All proceeds go to the Middle Eastern Children's Alliance.

11/16, 7pm - Preview of "American Gothic" @ Martha Graham Studio Theater (55 Bethune Street, 11th Floor, Manhattan). A mixed-media chamber opera based on contemporary texts about the American Dream, set by four young American composers. Featuring bass-baritone Davone Tines and the Canite Quartet, with set design by Rachel Libeskind and Integrated Visions.

11/1, 8pm - Navid Kandelousi in Concert @ Alwan for the Arts (16 Beaver Street, Manhattan)

10/29, 8pm - Graduation Recital @ the Juilliard School's Morse Hall (Lincoln Center)

10/11, 6:30pm - Mehregan performance @ Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (Lincoln Center)

10/6, 10/13, & 10/20, 9-1pm - Brooklyn Nomads residency @ Tea Lounge (Park Slope, Brooklyn) - FREE with food or beverage purchase

8/28, 6pm - Brooklyn Nomads @ FDR Four Freedoms Park, Roosevelt Island

6/3, 6pm - Silk Road Connect @JHS 185, Flushing, NY

3/5, 6:30pm - Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: Memorial Reading @ Pomegranate Gallery, 137 Greene Street, NYC