Jeff Stern


Sep 24

Five College Opera: The Scarlet Professor

  • Theatre 14 at Smith College

A new opera composed by Eric Sawyer, with musical direction by Eduardo Leandro, based on the true story of a scandal revolving around the arrest of a closeted gay professor for possessing erotic magazines. Evening performances are Sept. 15, 16, 23 at 8pm, with Sunday matinees at 3pm on Sept. 17 and 24

5:30 pm17:30

Pique at Artscape 2017 - In C(ommunity)

  • Maryland Institute College of Art

Join Pique Collective outside MICA for a communal rendition of Terry Riley's In C - we will be passing out shakers, kazoos, and all kinds of other instruments for you to jam along!

Jun 24

Eighth Blackbird Creative Lab

  • Besant Hill School

I will join 23 other performers and 6 composition fellows along with an amazing faculty including Eighth Blackbird and some incredible guests for this inaugural two-week retreat in Ojai, CA. The festival will culminate in two concerts on June 23rd and 24th.

1:00 pm13:00

Pique Detach Mode

  • CorCycle Studio

The Pique Collective presents Detach Mode, the first in a series of meditation concerts. Come unwind in a dark room and relax to the sounds of Arvo Pärt, Carlo Domeniconi, Alexandra Gardner, and John Cage.

6:30 pm18:30

icarus Duo @ ECA

  • Arts Hall

Matt Keown and I perform at "New Music, New Sounds," a program at New Haven's Educational Center for the Arts with our core repertoire as well as premieres of pieces by students in the ECA composition department

12:30 pm12:30

Pique Brunchraiser

  • Charles Street Barre

Pique presents small sets of new music sponsored by Bottoms Up Bagels to raise money for a couple upcoming projects. Eat free bagels and drink free mimosas while listening to music by Timo Andres, George Crumb, George Aperghis, Ted Hearne, and more.

8:00 pm20:00

Evolution Series - Julia Wolfe

  • An Die Musik

Taking on Julia Wolfe's Dark Full Ride for four drumsets with Garrett Arney, Matt Keown, and Adam Rosenblatt, in an evening featuring Julia's music, with a pre-show talk led between Julia and curator Judah Adashi

8:00 pm20:00

Mind on Fire debut

  • EMP Collective

Mind on Fire unleashes in Baltimore with a program of heavy-hitting chamber orchestra works and re-works including the sounds of Julia Wolfe, James Young, Amy Beth Kirsten, and more.  Also on the line-up is Ted Hearne's furtive movements for drumset and cello, for which I'll join forces with Peter Kibbe

8:00 pm20:00

Newprism Ensemble @ CUA

  • Ward Recital Hall

DC's Newprism returns to the scene after a four-year hiatus with a program featuring the music of Sørensen, Hosokawa, and artistic director Rob Baker

1:30 pm13:30

Matt Keown - Yale DMA Recital

Hopping up to New Haven to join the great Matt Keown and other Yale Percussion Group members for a performance of one of my favorite pieces, Mike Laurello's Spine

Mar 26

Peabody Dance Showcase

  • Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall

My Peabody Prep colleague, Adam Rosenblatt, and I will be performing arrangements of Andy Akiho's Karakurenai and John Cage's In a Landscape alongside new choreography by Peabody's Contemporary Dance director, Connie Dinapoli - shows are Saturday 3/25 at 7:30pm and Sunday 3/26 at 3pm

7:30 pm19:30

Pique Collective - "Wood 'n' Cows"

  • The Motor House

Joining the Pique Collective for a minimalism program including Reich's Music for Pieces of Wood, Nagoya Marimba/Guitar, Rzewski's Attica, and Tom Johnson's Narayana's Cows

5:15 pm17:15

icarus Duo - Yale College Residency Performance

  • Beinecke Library

Matt Keown and I will conclude a year-long residency with the Yale College composition department, performing works by student composers as well as by faculty members, Conrad Kaczmarek and Kathryn Alexander.

8:00 pm20:00

Thrive Music @ Jordan Faye Contemporary

  • Jordan Faye Contemporary

A solo percussion set as well as some collaborations with colleague, friend, and toy piano extraordinaire, David Smooke on this split bill curated by James Young and Samantha Buker for their series' inaugural season

7:30 pm19:30

New Music New Haven

  • Morse Recital Hall

Returning to Yale's new music series to play a chamber work for bass clarinet, cello, piano, and vibes by my good friend Ethan Braun