San Diego’s Fresh Sound Series Preview

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune.

San Diego’s visionary Fresh Sound concert series of cutting-edge music will kick off the second half of its 20th anniversary season with a Saturday concert by solo bagpipe virtuoso Matt Welch.

His 7:30 p.m. performance at Bread & Salt in Barrio Logan will be followed by an Oct. 27 concert by trombonist and electronic music maverick Michael Dessen and his trio. The group teams Dessen, a UCSD graduate who now teaches at UC Irvine, with flutist and fellow UC Irvine music professor Nicole Mitchell and fast-rising San Diego pianist Joshua White, whose new album is due out soon.

The Fresh Sound fall concert series will conclude with a Nov. 20 solo piano recital by Canada’s Vicky Chow, who is a key member of the New York-based Bang On a Can All-Stars. Chow also performs in the piano duo X88 and in the New Music Detroit ensemble. She has worked with the International Contemporary Ensemble, which was founded by flutist and San Diego native Claire Chase.