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Performances in UIUC Dance and Music Department Concerts

1. Bashibazouk
Sara Hook, choreographer
(Piano performance of selections from Makrokosmos, by George Crumb)
• November Playhouse dance concert, KCPA; November 2001.
(My recording of this work has been used in the following performances:)
• Toronto Fringe Festival of Independent Artists, Toronto, Canada; August 2002.
• American College Dance Festival Great Lakes Regional Festival Faculty Concert, Ann Arbor, MI; 2002.
• Mills College Concert Hall, Oakland, CA; 2002
• West End Theater in NYC in a concert entitled Soaking Wet, produced by David Parker; 2003
• Educational Center for the Arts, New Haven, CN, in a concert produced by Mary Barnett/In Good Company; 2003
• YourMotherDances dance company, Danceworks Studio Theater, Milwaukee, WI; 2007

2. Harpsichord Extravaganza
Performed a harpsichord trio with students of Professor Charlotte Mattax
• Smith Recital Hall; December 2001

3. Concerto for Active Frogs
By Anne LeBaron, visiting composer
Singer/Actor Soloist
Concert sponsored by the Music Department and directed by Ann Yeung.
• Smith Recital Hall; April 2002

4. Polka
Piano performance of music by Lou Harrison, choreography by Mark Morris
• UIUC Department of Dance Festival 2003 concert, Playhouse Theater, KCPA; January 2003

5. Within Arms Reach
Guest solo piano artist
Chris Aiken and Cathy Young, MFA Concert
• Dance Rehearsal Krannert, KCPA; March 2003

6. Fand-d-dango
Piano performance of music by Joachin Rodrigo
Elizabeth Johnson, choreographer and dancer
• Studiodance II, KCPA Studio Theater; March 2003
• Links Hall, Chicago; May, 2003

7. Attic Smells
Performed and conducted from the keyboard my original score for countertenor, violin, bassoon, harpsichord, and contrabass
Sara Hook, choreographer
• Festival Dance, KCPA; January 2003

8. Water Logic
Designed and performed the score formiscellaneous primitive instruments
MFA candidate Nic Petry, choreographer
• UIUC Campus (outdoor site); November 2003

9. Mangle on the Fly
Performed original score for laptop computer and amplified viola
Linda Lehovec, choreographer
• November Playhouse Dance, KCPA; November 2003

10. Mercurial Tidings
Ken Beck, composer, Sara Hook, choreographer
Performed on synthesizer
• Festival Dance, KCPA; February 2004

11. No Treading
MFA Candidate Kristen Chun, choreographer
Performed live percussion
• Studiodance I, KCPA; March 2004

12. Untitled (Interactive Computer Music Composition)
Composed and performed a computer-interactive music/dance work for the Digital Café, under the auspices of the UIUC Cultural Computing Program
• Studio Theater, KCPA; April 2005

13. Leonardo’s Chimes
John Toenjes and David Marchant, choreographer/collaborators
• November Playhouse Dance Concert, KCPA; November 2006 (revised version)

14. Improvised Music and Dance Performance
Kirstie Simson, choreographer
• Krannert Art Gallery; April 2007

Other performances:

1. Numerous performances with the following groups:

San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco, CA: Harpsichordist and Pianist, 1987-1990
• November, 1987, Bach Overture No. 3 in D major; June, 1988, Barber Violin Concerto; December 1988, Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks, Carlson Rhapsodies; July 1988, Saint-Seans, Carnival of the Animals

Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra, Carmel, CA: Harpsichordist, 1989-1991
• Festival orchestra, performed in such works as Bach Brandenburg Concerti, Bach Concerto for Four Harpsichords, Monteverdi L’Orfeo

San Jose Symphony, San Jose, CA: Pianist, 1989
• July 1989, A Fiedler Tribute concert

Crossing Vistas (improvisational music ensemble), San Francisco, CA: Founder, Keyboardist and Percussionist, 1984-90
• Live at Valencia Rose San Francisco, summer 1984

Dale Hermann and John Toenjes (recorder-harpsichord duo), Palo Alto, CA: Founder and Harpsichordist
• Concert performances in the S.F. Bay Area, including:
- Handel, Hotteterre, & Telemann: The Complete Works for Recorder & Continuo; July-September 1983 (series of 6 concerts in Palo Alto and Berkeley, CA)
- German Music of the Enlightenment; July 1982

Elizabeth Blumenstock, Paul Hale, John Toenjes
• Music of the Italian Baroque, SF Early Music Society Concert Series; May 1986

The Vivaldi Project (cello-synthesizer duo, Dan Reiter, cello), San Francisco, CA
• Featured on West Coast Weekend radio broadcast, March 1989; Torsiello Gallery Chamber Music Series, May 1989

The Baroque Arts Ensemble (presenting both works of the Baroque as well as commissioned modern scores for Baroque quintet): Harpsichordist; 1985-1989
• Numerous performances in the SF Bay Area, at such locations as: Performances at Six; St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Berkeley; Old First Church, SF; Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley; First Congregational Church, Berkeley.

Harpsichordist, soloist, and with numerous orchestras and ensembles in the SF Bay Area; 1989-1991
• Ensembles include: Baroque Choral Guild, Palo Alto Symphony, Sinfonia San Francisco, Artea Chamber Orchestra, The California Quartet Orchestra, San Francisco Chamber Players, Sacred & Profane, The Stanford Baroque Ensemble

2. Performances with the Stephens College Theater Department
Musical theater performances as Conductor and Music Director, 1991-2000, including: Side by Side by Sondheim, Into the Woods, Sweet Charity, Godspell, Rocky Horror Picture Show, 1940’s Radio Hour, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

3. Naked: An Evening of Dance and Music Improvisation
Piano performance in improvisation ensemble
• Atrek Dance Company, Edison Theater, Washington University, St. Louis, MO; April 1998

4. An Evening of Dance and Music Improvisation
Led the UIUC Dance/Music Structured Improvisation Ensemble in an evening of dance and music improvisation featuring Chris Aiken, David Marchant (Washington University, St. Louis) and UIUC dancers
• KCPA; April 2003

5. Afterglow
Improvisation ensemble featuring Musicians of the Department of Dance
• KCPA; April 2006

6. Cawville
Atrek Dance Ensemble
• Stowe Theater, St. Louis; April 2006


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