Phil Salathé    








May 3, 2015

I've just completed a very busy and fruitful April which, among other things, had me bouncing from the East Coast to the West Coast and back again. In the midst of all this activity, I'm also pleased to report my month was pleasantly bracketed by two performances of my music. On April 3rd, Ben Wu performed my Elegy for solo viola as part of a recital at Stony Brook's Staller Center. Then on April 27th, my piece Tusko for horn and 4 double basses received its Wisconsin premiere at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, performed by an undergraduate ensemble conducted by Josh Schwalbach and featuring members of his bass studio.

May will be comparatively quiet on the performance front, but coming up next month, the indefatigable Oboe Duo Agosto -- aka Dr. Charles Huang and Ling-Fei Kang -- will be performing Mandarin Ducks in Hsinchu, Taiwan on Sunday, June 7th at 1:00 p.m. More info on that performance will be available soon. And of course, I'll be traveling to the nief-norf festival in Knoxville, TN, where a new work of mine will be premiered on June 19th.

Additional concerts with my music are planned for July and beyond, so stay tuned for more details. Looking forward!