"The cellist Joshua Gordon is a find: a precise and poetic artist" Andrew Porter, The New Yorker
It's great to be working again with my cello students and chamber music class at Brandeis University! Looking ahead at the concert calendar, I look forward to part 2 of my next residency "La Voragine" with the Worcester Chamber Music Society at Babson College in Wellesley MA exploring music from Latin America culminating with our concert there on March 2. We also have a fun family concert coming up at Worcester's acoustical wonder Mechanics Hall on Sunday March 1, and another series concert there on April 12. On Saturday March 14 I'm very excited to be playing again with my longtime colleague Randy Hodgkinson, exploring two rarely performed cello sonatas by Charles Koechlin and Heitor Villa-Lobos (most cellists are happy to get to play the latter's two suites Bachianas Brasileiras 1 and 5, but there is so much more to his output to get to know) along with Edvard Grieg's beloved sonata. This April, the Lydian String Quartet with our new violist Mark Berger performs again at Brandeis on April 18 in seminal works by Ben Johnston (String Quartet no. 4) and Charles Ives (String Quartet no. 2), plus a remarkable recent work Sulvastutra by Evan Ziporyn, for which we will be joined by the amazing guest artists Sandeep Das on tabla and Yihan Chen on pipa.