John Luther Adams “Inuksuit” | SF JAZZ @ Sutro Baths, San Francisco CA

Described by The New York Times as “the ultimate environmental piece” and lauded by eminent New Yorker critic Alex Ross as “one of the most rapturous experiences of my listening life,” Inuksuit is an innovative composition for up to 99 percussionists placed singly or in small groups throughout a large open-air space, led here by Doug Perkins for SFJAZZ Festival.

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Tessa Brinckman + Mitsuki Dazai: “Ocean Dust” @ Britt Music & Art Festival, Jacksonville OR

Flutist Tessa Brinckman and koto-player Mitsuki Dazai perform a poetic, dazzling program of music by composers who draw on traditional music from all over the world. This flute and koto concert opens for the Britt Orchestra’s program Eastern Inspiration. The orchestra performs Shanghai Overture by Bright Sheng, Le Chant du Rossignol (The Song of the Nightingale) by Igor Stravinsky & Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth) by Gustav Mahler.

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Visiting Artist: “The Narrative is the Score” @ Waikato University, New Zealand

Tessa Brinckman is an Academic Visitor and visiting artist to Waikato University’s Conservatorium of Music for two weeks. In collaboration with Professor Martin Lodge (composer), she is performing concerts and teaching at Waikato University on the theme of “The Narrative is the Score”. More details soon about the music and the other collaborators involved with this project…

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Okta Series @ Concert Chamber, Waikato University, New Zealand

Waikato University’s contemporary music ensemble Okta presents flutist Tessa Brinckman with taonga puoro player, Horomona Horu & pianist Katherine Austin, in an exploration of narrative and music. This event features the world premiere of Waiata Hou by Martin Lodge, and a new work, A Cracticus Fancie by Tessa Brinckman (based on The Magpies by Denis Glover).

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