October 14 thru 21 | multiple locations
No Longer Very Clear | Southeast Alaskan Solo Tour
No Longer Very Clear is an energetic and intimate contemporary classical solo concert presented by pianist Phoebe Wu that simultaneously celebrates the roots we come from and the individual creative spirit. The program highlights the beauty of blurred lines in art, featuring music by modern American composers of diverse backgrounds including works by Gabriela Lena Frank, Florence Price, Annika Socolofsky, and Lou Harrison. Each piece holds multiple influences that not only coexist but thrive together without opposing one another. This tour was made possible by support from the Robert Turnbull Piano Foundation.
Sunday, December 11 | 4pm
Flight 88 is a music series founded by Ariadne Antipa and Radio Artifact to present weekly and quarterly performances in the unique space of the Reliquary at Urban Artifact in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Get into the holiday spirit with an evening filled with solo piano by Phoebe Wu, jazz combo, voice, and so much more!
Urban Artifact’s signature brews will be available on-tap during the concert. All ages welcome!
Pre-Sale General: $15
The Reliquary at Urban Artifact | 1660 Blue Rock Street, Cincinnati, OH 45223
Sunday December 4th | 2pm
Jocelyn Zelasko and Phoebe Wu
Since meeting at Eighth Blackbird’s inaugural Blackbird Creative Lab in 2017, Jocelyn Zelasko (voice) and Phoebe Wu (piano) have performed many engaging and thought-provoking concerts together, with a recent focus on the music of George Crumb. The duo will present two works by George Crumb: the song cycle Apparition with text from Walt Whitman’s ‘When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d’; and A Little Suite for Christmas, A.D. 1979 for solo piano, inspired by the Nativity frescoes in the Arena Chapel in Padua, Italy. They will be joined by guest artist Michael Whalen (percussion) to perform the Illinois premiere of Fjóla Evans’ Desiccated for piano and percussion. Evans is a Canadian/Icelandic composer and cellist whose work explores the visceral physicality of sound while drawing inspiration from patterns of natural phenomena. Inspired by the patterns of cracks in drying mud, Desiccated builds a world from withered attacks and husky buzzings.
Doors at 1pm, Show at 2pm.
For $20 in-person tickets click here
For $10 livestream tickets click here
Epiphany Center for the Arts | 201 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607
Friday September 16th | 8pm
Strange Beautiful Music
Opening set with New Music Detroit at the 15th annual Multi-Day Music Marathon: Strange Beautiful Music.
Apparition by George Crumb
Vox Balaenae by George Crumb
Desiccated by Fjóla Evans (premiere)
Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm
Andy Art Center | 3000 Fenkell St, Detroit, MI, 48238
Sunday April 10th, 2022 | 3pm
Midwest Graduate Music Consortium
The 2022 Midwest Graduate Music Consortium presents a concert of new classical chamber music by emerging composers from member schools and beyond.
Northwestern University’s Galvin Recital Hall | 70 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL, 60208
Saturday August 28, 2021 | 9pm
Third Place Music Fest
Come explore love, longing, and laughter as Jocelyn Zelasko (soprano) and Phoebe Wu (piano) join forces for a short and sweet set of contemporary classical music. Two parts poetry and vulnerability to one part whimsy, this set entitled take me as i am at Canterbury House will feature works by University of Michigan alumni Grey Grant and Annika Socolofsky in addition to highlighting music by Chen Yi, Alice Ping Yee Ho, and Vivian Fung. Guided through landscapes from Michigan Trees in the Fall to dark City Nights lit by Bright Moonlight, this musical journey reminds us that Loves don’t / go… especially not before consuming a delectable Pot Roast a la RGB!
This concert is part of Third Place Music Festival.
Canterbury House | 721 E Huron St, Ann Arbor, MI, 48104
Friday March 19th, 2021
Lecture-Recital for the Delphian Club of San Jose
Phoebe presents a virtual lecture recital of solo piano music by American women of the 20th and 21st centuries for the Delphian Club of San Jose. Works by Meredith Monk, Reena Esmail, Mana Zucca, Florence Price, Joan Tower, and Amy Beach.
This is a private event in Los Gatos, CA.
Thursday May 14th, 2020 | 7pm
*CANCELLED* Slice n Dice at Center for New Music
Percussionist Andrew Grossman and pianist Phoebe Wu join together as Slice n Dice. They aspire to live up to their name: playful, creative, and uncompromised in the quality of their work. Slice n Dice will feature a newly commissioned work by Fjóla Evans exploring how percussion and piano– two instruments known for their dramatic sense of rhythmic drive– interact when the function of attack is removed. The program also includes recent works by Ivan Trevino, Lansing McCloskey, Timo Andres, and Sebastian Zel.
Tickets: $15 General, $10 Members & Students
Center for New Music | 55 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Sunday March 15th, 2020 | 2pm
*CANCELLED* Slice n Dice at the Muse
Percussionist Andrew Grossman and pianist Phoebe Wu join together as Slice n Dice, a versatile duo that enjoys challenging as well as embracing the concept of chamber performance. They aspire to live up to their name: playful, creative, and uncompromised in the quality of their work. Slice n Dice features a newly commissioned work by Fjóla Evans exploring how percussion and piano– two instruments known for their dramatic sense of rhythmic drive– interact when the function of attack is removed. The program also includes recent works by Ivan Trevino, Lansing McCloskey, Timo Andres, and Sebastian Zel.
Muse Performance Space | 200 East South Boulder Road, Lafayette, CO 80026