Wednesday, August 16, 2023 @ 7:30pm – 9:30pm (EDT)
Saint Mary Mother of God Catholic Church, Washington, DC, United States
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$5 to reserve; $10+ at event

Tyler KlineOrchard (selections)
Logan Rutledge — Selected works
Osnat Netzer — Selected works
Eleanor Alberga — Selected works
David Clay MettensOrnithology S
Carlos SimonCatch on Fire
Various — Selected works (suite of video game music TBA)

It's time for Project Fusion to debut it's 2023-2024 breakout season, featuring new and seldom performed works by Logan Rutledge, Osnat Netzer, Eleanor Alberga, Clay Mettens, DC's very own Carlos Simon, and also to get ready for our first ever MainStage performance at Super MAGfest in January 2024. This is our "thank you" concert to the DC community, where we build our programs, set up for a season of exciting performances at venues around the world, and create new experiences.

Note from the host: "Please join us for a wonderful concert by Project Fusion! We are very much looking forward to hosting them for their second concert at Saint Mary's."

Kid-friendly event. Handicap accessible. No alcohol at this Groupmuse.

About Groupmuse

Groupmuse is a worker- and musician-owned cooperative seeking to uplift artists and strengthen broader community bonds through live, intimate performances of historically-rooted music.

About Project Fusion

Project Fusion strives to connect and inspire audiences through kinetic performances, adventurous programming, artistic kinship, and shenanigans. The quartet is a Laureate of Astral Artists, "...elevating the saxophone to its rightful throne" (Splash Magazine), and they have captured top prizes in the nation's most prestigious chamber music competitions, including the Fischoff, Coleman, Plowman, Chesapeake, and Music Teachers National Association chamber competitions. They are passionate, witty, daring, and devoted musicians who seek to share their bond with others through the excitement and intimacy of chamber music, guided by a sense of adventure and creativity. In upcoming seasons, Fusion will explore the music of video games, perform as orchestral soloists, and present world premieres of works written by diverse composers in performances across the USA.

About SFC Matt Evans, baritone saxophone

SFC Matthew Evans, an active soloist, chamber musician, teacher, and arranger, has performed in Thailand, Scotland, Germany, Japan, and throughout the United States. Along with his academic degrees, he has been awarded the Performer's Certificate at both the Eastman School of Music and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, the highest performance distinction awarded at both institutions.Evans is a founding member of two saxophone quartets: Zzyzx Quartet and Project Fusion. In 2012, Zzyzx performed a featured concerto at North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference in Tempe, AZ, and in 2011 became the first American chamber ensemble to advance to the semi-final round of the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Osaka, Japan. Project Fusion sparked national interest by displaying the distinct practice of performing entire musical programs from memory. They won the Gold Medal at the 40th Annual Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, and took both the Grand Prize and the Hugo Vianello Audience Choice Award at the 6th Plowman Chamber Music Competition. Evans has also won awards in the Music Teachers National Association Chamber Ensemble and Woodwind Solo Competitions, the North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition, the J.C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition, and the 65th Coleman International Chamber Music Competition. In 2013, Evans received the John Celantano Award for Excellence in Chamber Music from the Eastman School of Music.A new music enthusiast, Evans is past-president of OSSIA New Music and Director of Development with the [Switch~ Ensemble], a chamber music group dedicated to the promotion and creation of electroacoustic music. He regularly premieres new works by American composers, including recent compositions by Jason Thorpe Buchanan, Benjamin Hjertmann, and John Mackey.Originally from the small Midwestern town of Kokomo, Indiana, Evans loves living in Washington, DC, where you can find him running, taking part in board games, and spending time with friends and family.

Saint Mary Mother of God Catholic Church

727 5th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States