Now Hear Ensemble Plays the Carlsbad Music Festival!

On Saturday, August 27, I will be performing with Now Hear Ensemble at the Carlsbad Music Festival. We’re currently scheduled to play at the St. Michael’s By The Sea venue at 1:00 pm. I’ll be performing a solo work for amplified clarinet and electronics by Anthony Paul Garcia. Now Hear Ensemble will also present works by UCSB graduate students composers Heena Yoon, Mason Hock, and David Gordon, joined by guest artist Kyra Folk-Farber (soprano).


“The 13th annual Carlsbad Music Festival is a 3-day summer celebration of “adventurous music by the beach” on Friday-Sunday, August 26-28 in the charming seaside Village of Carlsbad. The Festival, called “one of the area’s most innovative music showcases” by KPBS, features 60+ performances of creative music of all kinds curated by Founder and Artistic Director, composer/violinist Matt McBane. These include 10 ticketed concerts featuring wild Up, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, LA Percussion Quartet, Kourosh Taghavi and more; FREE outdoor concerts all weekend; FREE New Currents concerts on Saturday and Sunday; and a beer garden, food trucks and artisan market on Saturday and Sunday. The Festival programming is an eclectic mix of creative and adventurous music ranging from contemporary classical, to indie rock, to world music, to electronic, to jazz, to musicians who work across genres and fall between the cracks. The Carlsbad Music Festival is a nationally-acclaimed presenter and a beloved community event that draws thousands from near and far for its unique programming and beautiful setting.”


We have been playing at this festival for the last few years and it’s always a lot of fun! More info on the festival can be found here. Our performance will be part of the free portion of the festival, but you can buy tickets to the main stage performances here.