Matthew Welch solo bagpipe in New York City!
8:00 PM20:00

Matthew Welch solo bagpipe in New York City!

Matthew Welch solo bagpipe, & Dan Joseph solo hammered dulcimer

Two extraordinary musicians presenting solo programs of their futuristic work performed on traditional instruments..
Downstairs hall in Greenpoint's Park Church,
$10 or donation.

Matthew Welch, making a rare trip back to New York, performs original bagpipe compositions and improvisations along with unique arrangements of Philip Glass's Two Pages, Anthony Braxton and Alvin Lucier.
"The Eddie Van Halen of the bagpipes.” – Pop Matters

Dan Joseph is a composer, performer, writer and curator based in New York City. For the past twenty years, the hammer dulcimer has been the primary vehicle for his music. He is active as a performer with his own chamber ensemble, the Dan Joseph Ensemble, as well as in various collaborations. More:






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Matthew Welch’s New Opera Short "Chunky In Heat"
to Jun 2

Matthew Welch’s New Opera Short "Chunky In Heat"

Matthew Welch’s New Opera Short

Friday May 31, 2019, 7:00 PM
Saturday June 1, 2019, 7:00 PM
Sunday June 2, 2019, 3:00 PM

The Flea Theater
20 Thomas St
Tickets $35 / $25 (students/seniors)

Experiments in Opera and Contemporaneous present the premiere of Chunky in Heat an opera based on a libretto by celebrated author A. M. Homes.  Chunky in Heat tells the story of a young girl who comes of age poolside at her family’s home in the canyons of Los Angeles. Against this backdrop of privilege, she struggles to understand her place in her family and the world.  Chunky in Heat features music by Jason CadyPaula MatthusenErin RogersAaron SiegelShelley Washington and Matthew Welch. This production is directed by Alison Moritz.

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Release: Cantata Profana plays Matthew Welch (Live at The Stone)
to Dec 31

Release: Cantata Profana plays Matthew Welch (Live at The Stone)

"ultra-refined, globally sourced chamber music, exquisitely ethereal, made up of delicate, transparent textures that hum with expressive tension."
New York Times

NYC-based classical music ensemble Cantata Profana performed a portrait concert of Matthew's wide ranging chamber music during Matthew's Artist-Residency at John Zorn's NYC venue The StoneThe concert was exceptionally performed throughout, as exclaimed by the NY Times review! It was recorded live, and happily now Kotekan Records releases a mixed and mastered album of the delectable program, including the Secret Labyrinth of Ts'ui Pen and Ulrikke on December 8. Available for pre-orders here!! USE THE DISCOUNT CODE welch2018 FOR 25% OFF THIS ALBUM UNTIL THE NEW YEAR!

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Release: Welch plays Philip Glass - Two Pages EP on Glass's Orange Mountain Music
to Nov 30

Release: Welch plays Philip Glass - Two Pages EP on Glass's Orange Mountain Music

Pre-Order on iTunes!! Out Nov 23
Beyond excited to share that Philip Glass’s label Orange Mountain Music is releasing my 50th anniversary bagpipe version of the minimalist milestone, Two Pages. As a huge Glass fan, this is a dream come true: I’ve slow-cooked this arrangement since Nonesuch released The historical recording in 1993. Proud of this and enjoy!! #bucketlist

"Although Glass’s basic five-tone theme in “Two Pages” (1968) does not color outside the lines, Welch unleashes the dramatic power of its unrelenting drive" - San Diego Story

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<small>WATERLOO, ON<br></small>NUMUS - MIX Series
8:00 PM20:00

NUMUS - MIX Series

Matt Welch Contemporary Bagpipes

As a virtuoso of the Highland Bagpipe, and celebrated by Indie rockers as “the Eddie Van Halen of the bagpipes,” New York’s Matthew Welch fuses his training in traditional Highland Bagpipe performance with that of contemporary composition to create a night of unforgettable music that is all Welch’s own.

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