Previous events

Jan14

Electric Cello for EMANATE--Tacoma Light Trail

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W.W. Seymour Conservatory, 316 S G St, Tacoma, WA

Explore the seductive world of tropical plants in Tacoma’s glittering Seymour Conservatory, bathed in looping electric cello by Gretchen Yanover and augmented reality light art by the Permaculture Lifestyle Institute over artwork by Mauricio Robalino, Lourdes Jackson and others. Play with blacklight on carnivorous plants, see the dome sparkle and feel the hope of a New Year.

5-7pm Sat. Jan. 14, 2023. Free.

Dec18

NW Sinfonietta--Baroque to Blue Ridge

Pioneer Park Pavilion, 330 S Meridian, Puyallup, WA

NW Sinfonietta’s violinist (and my Different Drummer bandmate:) Brandon Vance is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning Scottish fiddler. Brandon and Concertmaster Denise Dillenbeck lead NW Sinfonietta strings in this program that traces the violin/fiddle from Scandinavia to the British Isles, across the Atlantic and down into the Appalachian range. Each year this December concert creates magical moments and memories during the holiday season. Bring the whole family!

$40-$45

Dec17

NW Sinfonietta--Baroque to Blue Ridge

Courthouse Square Ballroom , 1102 A Street , Tacoma, WA

NW Sinfonietta’s violinist (and my Different Drummer bandmate:) Brandon Vance is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning Scottish fiddler. Brandon and Concertmaster Denise Dillenbeck lead NW Sinfonietta strings in this program that traces the violin/fiddle from Scandinavia to the British Isles, across the Atlantic and down into the Appalachian range. Each year this December concert creates magical moments and memories during the holiday season. Bring the whole family!

$40-$45

Dec12

Monday Music--electric cello

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Two Union Square Lobby, 600 Union St, Seattle, WA

Enjoy music in the lovely lobby space at Two Union Square in downtown Seattle. Find one of the comfy seats and relax for a while... (Free.) Cortina Cafe (around on the other side of the lobby) is open if you want to sip something! 

Nov20

Join for a performance of electric cello and projections! I'll be performing my compositions in collaboration with video artist Ahren Buhmann in Icicle Creek's wonderful Snowy Owl Theater. Make a field trip, and stay the night in Leavenworth at Icicle Creek/Sleeping Lady if you can! Concerts Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.

$15 students/$25 general admission

Nov19

Join for a performance of electric cello and projections! I'll be performing my compositions in collaboration with video artist Ahren Buhmann in Icicle Creek's wonderful Snowy Owl Theater. Make a field trip, and stay the night in Leavenworth at Icicle Creek/Sleeping Lady if you can! Concerts Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.

$15 students/$25 general admission

Oct17

108th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!! Fall In Love With Gladys! 💕 Join for High Tea as we celebrate Gladys Mills Pennington on her 108th Birthday! Monday, October 17, 2022 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ▪️Enjoy finger sandwiches, delicious pastries and yummy desserts while I serenade you with my electric cello music! ➡️ RSVP to Jennifer Sawtelle at (425) 487-3245 or JSawtelle@Cogir.net

Oct9

NW Sinfonietta--Cityscapes

Pioneer Park Pavilion, 330 South Meridian Street, Puyallup, WA

Celebrate city life with NW Sinfonietta favorite Joel Fan and Artistic Partner and conductor Jeffery Meyer. Joel performs Ravel’s enchanting, jazz-influenced Piano Concerto in G Major, and joins the orchestra for a unique Tombeau de Couperin performance combining Ravel’s original, 6-movement piano suite with his 1919 orchestral version. Carlos Simon’s Graffiti is a Pacific Northwest premiere, and we are teaming up with Spaceworks Tacoma to film the creation of a new piece of public art inspired by Simon’s work, which will be screened during the performance. Aaron Copland’s exquisite, contemplative Quiet City featuring English horn, trumpet and strings rounds out this unforgettable program.

Jeffery Meyer, Conductor Joel Fan, Piano

Copland, Quiet City

Ravel, Tombeau de Couperin

Carlos Simon, Graffiti

Ravel, Piano Concerto in G Major

$40-$45

Oct8

NW Sinfonietta--Cityscapes

Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma, WA

Celebrate city life with NW Sinfonietta favorite Joel Fan and Artistic Partner and conductor Jeffery Meyer. Joel performs Ravel’s enchanting, jazz-influenced Piano Concerto in G Major, and joins the orchestra for a unique Tombeau de Couperin performance combining Ravel’s original, 6-movement piano suite with his 1919 orchestral version. Carlos Simon’s Graffiti is a Pacific Northwest premiere, and we are teaming up with Spaceworks Tacoma to film the creation of a new piece of public art inspired by Simon’s work, which will be screened during the performance. Aaron Copland’s exquisite, contemplative Quiet City featuring English horn, trumpet and strings rounds out this unforgettable program.

Jeffery Meyer, Conductor Joel Fan, Piano

Copland, Quiet City

Ravel, Tombeau de Couperin

Carlos Simon, Graffiti

Ravel, Piano Concerto in G Major

*if the ticket price is holding you back, please contact me and I can help get you a discount or comp ticket (for the Saturday evening concert at the Rialto)

$25-$55

Aug26

Electric Cello at Finnriver Farm & Cidery

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Finnriver Farm & Cidery, 124 Center Road, Chimacum, WA 98325

Time for a field trip to Finnriver, on Washington's lovely Olympic Peninsula! The menu is amazing... Visit the Finnriver on Facebook and/or their website to check out the open air Cider Garden where I'll be playing. There's a $5 cover at the door starting 30 minutes before the music begins.

Aug12

Electric Cello for Bothell Art Night

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Main Street in Bothell, Bothell, WA

Participate in immersive art nights on Main Street, featuring a variety of local artists, makers, and performers. Visit the main stage for live music, purchase local art from vendors, and explore the creative arts through hands-on activities. The whole event runs from 6:00-9:00pm. I'll be performing at the event entrance.

Jul31

Electric Cello at Bellevue Downtown Arts Market

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NE 6th St., Bellevue, WA

From the Bellevue Downtown Association: "Previously known as the 6th Street Arts Fair, the BDA is proud to produce an outdoor market of 110+ juried sculptures, jewelry, home décor, wood and glasswork, fabrics and other local artwork. This year, we look forward to returning to our July dates as part of the award-winning Arts Fair Weekend alongside the Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM) ARTSfair. Food trucks and live music ranging from folk to flamenco guitar (to electric cello, of course) will also be on-site." The whole event runs from 10:00am-5:00pm on Sunday.

Jun25

I'm thrilled to be cello soloist for Damien Geter's Cantata for a More Hopeful Tomorrow, performing with Berkshire Choral. Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem is also on the program for this concert in beautiful Weill Hall at Sonoma State University.

Adults: $25, Youth 18 and under: $10, plus box office facility fees.

Jun12

Electric Cello at Ocean Fest

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Foss Waterway Seaport, 705 Dock St., Tacoma, WA

Check out Ocean Fest! I have a short and sweet set.... There will be lots to see and experience! 

free