© 2020 by David Hughes

Schedule

Feb 28, 2020

8:00 p.m.

David Hughes: Schubertiade

A labor of love, mostly-solo concert curated by myself, and if I may allow myself to say such a silly thing in my event description, the crown jewel of my programming thus far. The first half of this program features mostly modern composers in pieces inspired by Schubert; the second half is Schubert's last piano sonata, one of his greatest works. Assisted by Tom Kraines, cello, and Anaïs Naharro-Murphy, soprano. Offered on the occasion of my own 40th birthday (belatedly), this concert features everything I know about being human: love, death, hope, anxiety and everything in between.

Ethical Society

1906 S. Rittenhouse Square

Philadelphia, PA

Feb 08, 2020

8:00 p.m.

David First: Same Animal, Different Cages--Night 2

I perform one solo work and one work with the Arcana Percussion Ensemble in Bowerbird's second night of two concerts featuring compositions by multifaceted NYC-based composer David First.

Christ Church Neighborhood House

20 N American St.

Philadelphia, PA

Oct 10, 2019

8:00 p.m.

George Crumb: Out of Darkness

Arcana New Music Ensemble performs works by George Crumb in the presence of the composer himself. This is part of a three-concert event, Zeitgeist: George Crumb at 90, produced by Bowerbird in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania Department of Music and the Annenberg Center.

The Annenberg Center

3680 Walnut St.

Philadelphia, PA

Sep 24, 2019

9:30 p.m.

The Bearded Ladies Late Night Snacks Cabaret: Rotten Fruit

I collaborate with cast members of Opera Philadelphia's production of Prokofiev's Love for Three Oranges in a mixed opera and musical theater program.

1316 S. Percy St.

Philadelphia, PA

Sep 21, 2019

9:30 p.m.

The Bearded Ladies Late Night Snacks Cabaret: Jasmine Rice LaBeija

I collaborate with NYC-based trained opera singer-turned-drag queen Jasmine Rice LaBeija in a short set of classics.

1316 S. Percy St.

Philadelphia, PA

Sep 19, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Groupmuse Concert

My second solo performance via Groupmuse, featuring works by Liszt, Beethoven, Hoiby and Schubert. Register online in advance!

Private Home

Center City Philadelphia, PA

Sep 14, 2019

11:30 p.m.

The Bearded Ladies Late Night Snacks Cabaret: Opera Philadelphia

I play piano for the Opera Philadelphia chorus in "A Chorus Whine: Opera Chorus Tells All" hosted by Cookie Diorio.

1316 S. Percy St.

Philadelphia, PA

Jun 10, 2019

6:00 p.m.

Singing Walt Whitman--Free Library of Philadelphia

See the WRTI broadcast event below for further description. This is a free admission concert

Free Library of Philadelphia (main branch)

Philadelphia, PA

Jun 09, 2019

6:00 p.m.

Orchestra 2001: Along the Delaware

I perform in the world premerie of Benjamin Wenzelberg's Ultrathing in a concert of otherwise water-themed works. Free and open to the public.

Cherry Street Pier

Philadelphia, PA

May 30, 2019

5:00 p.m.

Singing Walt Whitman: Rosenbach Museum

See the WRTI broadcast event for further description.

Rosenbach Museum

Philadelphia, PA

May 22, 2019

12:10 p.m.

Craft Works Music: Singing Walt Whitman--WRTI live broadcast

I accompany "podcast choir" Craft Works music in settings of Whitman's poetry from the Free Library of Philadelphia's Drinker Collection of Choral Music. The WRTI live broadcast precedes two further concerts featuring additional repertoire in celebration of Whitman's 200th birthday.

Apr 17, 2019

11:20 a.m.

Mallery Concert Series: Goldberg Variations

A solo performance of the Goldberg Variations by J.S. Bach

Mallery Room, Fine Arts Building

Rutgers University

Camden, N.J.

Mar 27, 2019

8:30 p.m.

Undone: A Contemporary Concert Series

I'll play Dreamwaking, a recently composed solo piece by Erin Busch, on the first installation of this series, which features both jazz and classical work.

More info on location and tickets at stayboku.com

Mar 21, 2019

3:30 p.m.

Widener University Faculty Chamber Music Recital

Piano trios by Beethoven and Dvorak with Serban Petrescu, violin, and Mara Parker, cello.

Kapelski Hall

Widener University

Chester, PA

Mar 16, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Johanna Beyer: Music of the Spheres--Night Two

Arcana New Music Ensemble is featured in the second of a two-day retrospective of music by pioneering American composer Johanna Beyer.

University Lutheran Church

Philadelphia, PA

Feb 09, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Strange City: The Music of Claude Vivier

Arcana New Music Ensemble presents a portrait concert of Vivier's highly intense and unique work, curated and organized by David Hughes.

University Lutheran Church

Philadelphia, PA 

Dec 12, 2018

8:00 p.m.

Penn Sound Collective

Arcana New Music Ensemble plays "Recreation" by Joshua Hey on a concert featuring UPenn composers.

Rose Hall, UPenn

Philadelphia, PA

Nov 14, 2018

11:20 a.m.

Rutgers-Camden Mallery Concert Series with Julian Tello, viola

Works by Brahms, Part, Bergsma and Piazzolla

Mallery Room--Fine Arts Building

Rutgers University, Camden, NJ

Sep 30, 2018

3:00 p.m.

Glencairn Museum: Lachlan Pitcairn Concert Series

A recital with Steven Franklin, trumpet--Curtis graduate and New World Symphony fellow.

Sep 15, 2018

6:30 p.m.

Groupmuse House Concert

My first ever concert with Groupmuse, featuring Schubert's last piano sonata. Details in link.

Private Home

Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, PA

May 12, 2018

8:00 p.m.

In Love's Shadow: a recital with Alize Rozsnyai , soprano

Program includes Apparition by George Crumb as well as works by Purcell and Schumann

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

19 S. 10th St.

Philadelphia, PA

alizerozsnyai.com

May 11, 2018

8:00 p.m.

In Love's Shadow: a recital with Alize Rozsnyai, soprano

Program features Apparition by George Crumb as well as works by Purcell and Schumann

Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ

alizerozsnyai.com

Mar 31, 2018

8:00 p.m.

Curtis Orchestra: Works by Student Composers

Gould Hall

Curtis Intitute of Music

Philadelphia, PA

Mar 22, 2018

3:30 p.m.

Piano Trio: Widener Faculty Chamber Music Concert

Works by Dvorak and Mozart

Kapelski Hall

Widener University

Chester, PA

Mar 17, 2018

8:00 p.m.

Tom Johnson: Rational Melodies--Arcana New Music Ensemble

Program includes Counting Keys and Block Design for solo piano

University Lutheran Church

37th and Chestnut

Philadelphia, PA

Feb 25, 2018

4:00 p.m.

The Goldberg Variations

A solo recital featuring Bach's masterpiece, along with other works by Faure, Helps and Ravel.

No tickets, donation only.

The Lord's New Church

1725 Huntingdon Rd.

Bryn Athyn, PA

Feb 24, 2018

8:00 p.m.

Morton Feldman: Rare Solos--Arcana New Music Ensemble

Program includes Principal Sound for pipe organ

University Lutheran Church, 37th and Chestnut

Philadelphia, PA

Jan 28, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Solo Recital

Waterford at Goldmark

Philadelphia, PA

Oct 26, 2017

7:00 p.m.

Zenobia and Juan Ramón Jiménez's Iteneraries

A recital with Soprano Anaïs Naharro-Murphy featuring the US Premiere of "Diary of a Newlywed Poet" by Carlos José Martínez Fernández.

Embassy of Spain, Washington, DC

Apr 23, 2017

3:00 p.m.

Curtis Presents: Robert van Sice and the Curtis Percussion Ensemble

Program includes Steve Reich's Double Sextet .

Mar 10, 2017

8:00 p.m.

Arcana Meets Variant 6

Arcana Ensemble joins vocal sextet Variant 6 for an evening of contemporary chamber works including works by Feldman and Reich.

Fleisher Art Memorial

719 Catherine Street, Philadelphia

Feb 12, 2017

7:00 p.m.

The Lady With the Hammer: The Music of Galina Ustvolskaya

Musicians of Arcana Ensemble play fervent and intense works by this Russian modernist composer.

University Lutheran Church

37th and Spruce, Philadelphia, PA

Jan 29, 2017

8:00 p.m.

Arcana Ensemble: Begin Anywhere

The inagural "salon concert" of Arcana Ensemble, "Begin Anywhere" is a performer-driven series of modern and lesser-known music.

University Lutheran Church

37th and Spruce, Philadelphia, PA

Dec 08, 2016

7:00 p.m.

10 Synchronisms by Mario Davidovsky

10 electoracoustic compositions performed as a walking tour in the historic Holy Apostles and the Mediator church

51st and Spruce, Philadelphia, PA

Second concert on 12/9/16, 7:00 p.m.

Dec 03, 2016

Handel's Messiah

Pottstown, PA 12/3 7:00 p.m.

Wyomissing, PA 12/4 4:00 p.m.

Dec 02, 2016

8:00 p.m.

Curtis Student Recital Series

Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music

Philadelphia, PA

Sep 11, 2016

7:30 p.m.

Solo Recital

Watermark at Logan Square

Philadelphia, PA

 

Jul 12, 2016

7:00 p.m.

Solo Recital

Beaumont Retirement Community

Bryn Mawr, PA

Mar 31, 2016

3:30 p.m.

Faculty Chamber Recital

Widener University

Chester, PA

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