Past Performances

April 7, 2017 - Recital with the City of Tomorrow at OpenSound, 8 pm, Sommerville, MA.

April 6, 2017 - Recital with the City of Tomorrow at Trinity Wall Street, 1 pm, New York.

April 1, 2017 - Talk and performance at Mid-South Flute Festival. University of Southern Mississippi, times TBD.

March 20, 2017 - University of Memphis studio recital. Harris Hall, 7:30 pm.

March 6, 2017 - Flute and piano recital with Jacob Coleman. University of Oregon, Beall Hall, 7:30 pm, Eugene, OR.

March 5, 2017 - Flute and piano recital with Jacob Coleman. Portland State University, Recital Hall, 1 pm, Portland, OR.

February 27, 2017 - Flute and piano recital with Jacob Coleman. Delta State University, 7:30 pm.

February 18, 2017 - Talk and performance at MTSU Flute Day. Middle Tennessee State University, times TBD.

February 15, 2017 - With harpist/composer Hannah Lash in recital at Yale University, Sprague Hall, 7:30 pm.

February 6-10, 2017 - Artistic residency at the Vermont College of Fine Art with the City of Tomorrow.

December 6, 2016 - Recital with Jacob Coleman, piano. 7:30 pm, University of Memphis. Works by Carl Vine, Frank Martin, and Darius Milhaud.

November 19, 2016 - Recital with Jacob Coleman, piano. 6 pm, at University of Southern Mississippi. Works by Carl Vine, Frank Martin, and Darius Milhaud.

November 12 & 13, 2016 - with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 pm Saturday at the Cannon Center, Sunday at 2 pm at Germantown Performing Arts Center.

October 20, 2016 - Flutes of the University of Memphis - students, flute choir, and Prof. Blatchford perform. 7:30 pm, University of Memphis.

September 29, 2016 - Duo recital with Nashville flutist Celine Thackston. 7:30 pm, University of Memphis.

September 25, 2016 - Duo recital with Nashville flutist Celine Thackston. 3 pm, Middle Tennessee State University.

March 28, 2016 - with the City of Tomorrow: 7:30 pm, Americas Society, New York, NY

March 19, 2016 - special appearance with Leone Buyse: 5:30 pm, Mid-South Flute Festival - University of Memphis Harris Hall

February 13, 2016 - with the City of Tomorrow: 9 pm, Spectrum, New York, NY

February 9, 2016 - with the City of Tomorrow: 7:30 pm, Sprague Hall, Yale School of Music Faculty Artist Series with composer Hannah Lash, free

February 6-9, 2016 - with the City of Tomorrow: Residency at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

November 16, 2015 - Solo recital: 7:30 pm, University of Kentucky School of Music, Lexington, Kentucky

November 15, 2015 - Solo recital: 7:30 pm, Ford Hall, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana

October 25, 2015 - Solo recital: 5 pm, Radke Fine Arts Theater, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma

October 9, 2015 - with the City of Tomorrow: 7 pm, Pendleton Center for the Arts, Pendleton, Oregon

October 8, 2015 - with the City of Tomorrow: 8 pm, The Old Church, Portland, Oregon - 

October 7, 2015 - with the City of Tomorrow: 8 pm, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington

October 6, 2015 - with the City of Tomorrow: 7:30 pm, Schneebeck Concert Hall, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington

October 6-7, 2015 - with the City of Tomorrow: Residency at the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington

October 5, 2015 - with the City of Tomorrow: 7 pm, workshop for Cascadia Composers, Portland, Oregon. Contact for details.

September 25, 2015 - Concerto soloist with University of Memphis Wind Ensemble, Albert Nguyen conducting: 7:30 pm, Harris Concert Hall, University of Memphis

September 18, 2015 - Concerto soloist with University of Memphis Wind Ensemble, Albert Nguyen conducting: 7:30 pm, Rhodes College New & Experimental Music Festival, Evergreen Presbyterian Church, Memphis, Tennessee

September 17, 2015 - Featured guest recital for flute and horn with electronics, with Leander Star, horn: 7:30 pm, Rhodes College New & Experimental Music Festival, Evergreen Presbyterian Church, Memphis, Tennessee

 

Electronic Music Concert with Leander Star

July 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm at Headwaters Theater, Portland, OR

Works by Pacific Northwest composers for flute, horn and electronic media. Assisted by lighting designer Alexandra Deahl.

 

Young Musicians and Artists

June 21-July 3, 2015 at Willamette University, Salem, OR

Solo performances TBD

 

Memphis Symphony Orchestra 

May 2 and 3, 2015, Cannon Center and GPAC, Memphis, TN

Mei-An Chen conducts Beethoven's Triple Concerto and his Symphony no. 9 are the program for this final Masterworks concert.

 

Red Note New Music Festival

March 30 to April 2, 2015, various events, Normal, IL

Illinois State University hosts the Red Note Festival - the City of Tomorrow will work with composers and collaborate with other performers.

 

The City of Tomorrow at Indiana University

March 28, 2015 at 8 pm, Hall TBD, Bloomington, IN

See more details and up-to-date information at COT's calendar.

 

The City of Tomorrow at Berklee College of Music

March 12, 2015 at 7:30 pm, David Friend Recital Hall, Boston, MA

The City of Tomorrow will work with composers and perform at Berklee between March 11-12.

 

Woodwind Faculty on the Road: Stephen F. Austin State University

March 3, 2015, Nacogdoches, TX

The faculty flute/oboe/clarinet trio make their way through Arkansas and Texas; stay tuned for more dates.

 

Memphis Symphony Orchestra

February 28 and March 1, 2015, Cannon Center and GPAC, Memphis, TN

7:30 pm 2/28 at the Cannon Center, 2:30 pm 3/1 at GPAC. Rachmaninoff Symphony no. 2 and "I Got Rhythm Variations" by Gershwin - tickets.

 

Faculty Woodwind Trio Recital

February 22, 2015 at 3 pm in Harris Hall, University of Memphis

Join Elise Blatchford, Michelle Vigneau, and Robyn Jones in a concert of woodwind chamber music. Admission is free.

 

The City of Tomorrow at Skidmore College

In residence January 23rd-25th, 2015 in Saratoga Springs, NY

The quintet performs and works with students at Skidmore. More details here.

 

Wayfinders with Holcombe Waller

November 19-22, 2014 at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Brooklyn, NY

Ticket information here.

 

Memphis Symphony Orchestra

November 15-16, 2014, Cannon Center and GPAC, Memphis, TN

7:30 pm at the Cannon Center on 11/15; 2:30 pm at GPAC on 11/16. Strauss' Don Juan and Capriccio Italien by Tchaikovsky - tickets.

 

Wayfinders with Holcombe Waller

November 7-9, 2014 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Ticket information here.

 

Faculty and Friends at University of Memphis

November 1, 2014 at 7:30 pm in Harris Hall, Memphis, TN 

Featuring Elise Blatchford and Lily Afshar, guitar. Free admission.

 

Memphis Symphony Orchestra

October 24, 2014 at Lindenwood Church, Memphis, TN

Excerpts from Mozart's "The Magic Flute" - tickets.

 

Seminar - Penn State Flute Day

October 18, 2014 at 1:45 pm in room 101, Music Building, Penn State University

The seminar will surround musical memorization and how it impacts performance.

 

Penn State University Flute Concert

October 17, 2014 at 8 pm in Esber Recital Hall, State College, PA 

A collaborative recital with Naomi Seidman and Penn State Flute Day Faculty. Special guest Bonita Boyd of Eastman School of Music.

 

Solo Recital - University of Tennessee at Martin

October 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm at the School of Music concert hall, Martin, TN

 

Solo Recital - Middle Tennessee State University

October 8, 2014 at 8 pm at the MTSU Music Building, Murfreesboro, TN

 

The City of Tomorrow in Memphis

October 3, 2014 at 7:30 pm at Harris Concert Hall, Memphis, TN

The quintet will perform works from its latest album, "Nature."

 

Faculty Recital - University of Memphis

September 28, 2014 at 3 pm at Harris Concert Hall, Memphis, TN

Accompanied by piano faculty Cathal Breslin - works by Widor, Mozart, CPE Bach, and Shulamit Ran.

 

Wayfinders with Holcombe Waller

August 15 and 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm at the Imago Theater, Portland, OR

Ticket information here. 

 

Young Musicians and Artists - various events

June 22 to July 4, 2014 at Willamette University, Salem, OR

 

Portland Cello Project Winter Sweater Spectacular

December 20, 2013 at the Arlene Schnizter Concert Hall, Portland, OR and December 21 and 22, 2013 at the Kirkland Performing Arts Center in Kirkland, WA

 

Memphis Symphony Orchestra plays Gershwin and Prokofiev

November 16 and 17, 2013 at 7:30 pm at the Cannon Center, Memphis TN

 

Bird in My Horns at the Piano Fort

June 6, 2013 at 8 pm at the Piano Fort, Portland, OR

Classical Revolution PDX presents intimate chamber music with Bird in My Horns, a flute/French horn/piano trio. The Piano Fort is located at 1715 SE Spokane St., Portland.

 

The City of Tomorrow in residence at Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival

June 8 to June 23, 2013, Bloomfield Hills, MI

 

Celebration Works presents Bird in My Horns

May 19, 2013 at 2 pm at First Presbyterian Church, Portland, OR

Equally at home in the classical world as that of indie pop, Bird in My Horns, Elise Blatchford, flute; Leander Star, horn and Maria Choban, piano, leave you comfy, smiling and tingly. They draw on inspiration from the classical repertoire while featuring their own arrangements of great songs by local artists to bring you chamber music at its most intimate. Tickets: General admission $12, Seniors/Students $10, available at the door. Free parking is available in the church’s parking garage. Entrance on SW 12th just past Morrison.

 

Bach Flute Sonatas with Organ at Trinity Episcopal

April 28, 2013 at 10 am at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, OR

Organist Michael Kleinschmidt and Elise Blatchford present music by Bach during the service. The church is located at 147 NW 19th Ave., Portland.

 

The City of Tomorrow at Williams College

April 21, 2013 at 3 pm at Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown, MA

In residence at Williams College in the Berkshires, the City of Tomorrow presents a recital of works by Berio, Milhaud, and more.

 

The City of Tomorrow Makes its New York Debut

April 19, 2013 at 8 pm at the DiMenna Center, Cary Hall, New York, NY

COT presents a recital that includes a collaboration with Katya Mihailova, pianist on a piece by Jennifer Higdon. The DiMenna Center for Classical Music is located at 37th St. and 8th Ave. in Manhattan.

 

Northwest New Music and the City of Tomorrow

March 23, 2013 at 7:30 pm at the Portland Community Music Center

Two ensembles join to explore the music of Berio, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Donatoni together. The last concert of the Portland series March Music Moderne! Ticket information.

 

The City of Tomorrow in Portland, Oregon

March 20, 2013 at 7:30 pm at the Alberta Rose Theater

COT joins with hilarious musicologist Marianna Ritchey for an exciting evening of wind chamber music. Ticket information.

 

The City of Tomorrow in San Francisco

March 15, 2013 at 8 pm at Old First Church

The award-winning quintet plays a recital of intense works by Berio, Lindberg, and the U.S. premiere of Rob Keeley's quintet. Ticket information.

 

The City of Tomorrow performs at UC Davis

March 13, 2013 at 7:30 pm at the Mondavi Center, Davis, CA

COT are special guests with the UC Davis Concert Band in a performance of Gillingham's Concerto for Wind Quintet and Wind Ensemble. Ticket information.

 

Bird in My Horns - chamber music for flute, horn and piano

January 10, 2013 at noon at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

Works by Brahms and arrangements of songs by Portland singer-songwriters.

 

Portland Cello Project - Beck the Halls

December 13 and 14, 2012 at 8 pm at the Aladdin Theater in Portland, Oregon

All-Beck-inspired holiday concert with amplified cellos and winds - how else would you want to celebrate?

 

The City of Tomorrow at New Music Edmonton

December 8, 2012 at 8 pm, Alberta College, Edmonton, Alberta

An evening of two world premieres, one by Alberta native Zosha DiCastri and one by Briton Rob Keeley. Other works include Esa-Pekka Salonen's Memoria and "Blow" by Franco Donatoni.

 

Gruppo Montebello and The City of Tomorrow play Schoenberg

November 30, 2012 at 7:30 pm, Rolston Recital Hall, Banff Centre, Alberta

The City of Tomorrow collaborates for a three week long residency at the Banff Centre with Gruppo Montebello, a group of strings and piano, to create a recording and concert of beloved chamber versions of large-scale orchestral works by Schoenberg, Webern, and Wagner.

 

Rite of Spring with Boise Philharmonic and Ballet Idaho

November 16 and 17, 2012 at 8 pm, Boise, ID

 

Reich's Vermont Counterpoint with Third Angle New Music Ensemble

November 10, 2012, at 7:30 pm at Montgomery Park, Portland, OR

Third Angle continues their Reich-analia tradition that includes a performance of Music for 18 Musicians.