Makoto Nakura’s Wood and Forest Album Kickstarter project

Makoto Nakura’s Wood and Forest Album Kickstarter project is open for additional funding and donations. This project has 2 weeks left to go and it is already 2/3 of the way to the goal. The composers are Jacob Bancks, Kenji Bunch, Robert Paterson, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, and Michael Torke. Makoto’s playing is really quite beautiful and I look forward to hearing this CD with these new commissions.

New Works for Percussion / Part Two – Kickstarter project by Andy Eldridge

There is a new Kickstarter project that is funding new marimba solos, and duets that could use your help in reaching its goal.

New Works for Percussion / Part Two led by Andy Eldridge is funding 5 specific works from different composers and the composers will be revealed one per week for the next few weeks. So far Andy has announced Martin Blessinger and Den Welcher.

Please head over to the Kickstarter page and make a donation so this project can reach its goal. Every dollar counts!

Marimba events in Boston this November and December

There are many percussion, marimba + voice events happening in Boston in November and December.

Spotlight Series: solo concert, marimba + voice

Sunday, Nov 18 at 3pm

See Brian Calhoon‘s unique repertoire for marimba, vibraphone, and voice (in one player), including the premiere of a commission by Derek Tywoniuk.

Presented by Juventas New Music Ensemble.

Davis Square Theatre

255 Elm Street (downstairs), Somerville, MA

free admission | suggested donation $10

BPeG at Jeremy Barnett’s DMA recital

Friday, Dec 7 at 8:30pm

Including the premiere of “Dreams of Progress”, a BPeG commission by Jeremy Barnett featuring the composer as MalletKAT/vibraphone soloist with percussion quartet (performed by Boston Percussion Group).

New England Conservatory – Brown Hall

290 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

free admission

Juventas New Music Ensemble presents “Expérience”

Saturday, Dec 8 at 7pm – Museum of Modern Renaissance

Sunday, Dec 9 at 3pm – Center Makor

Experience new music with narrator, a chamber opera, and an excerpt of Peter Lane’s new ballet written for Juventas New Music Ensemble.

Tickets and details here.

For more information visit, the following websites.,