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January 24 (5pm)
Martha will be performing at the Eventide Booth (Booth #4633, Hall D) at NAMM. You can also catch her in the Yamaha pavilion at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, details tba. https://www.namm.org/

January 27
Performance at Andrea Clearfield's Salon (private event)
Philadelphia, PA

February 7 (7:30pm)
Scorchio Quartet once agains joins Philip Glass with Laurie Anderson, Jon Batiste, Stephen Colbert, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Nathaniel Rateliff, New Order's Bernard Sumner, Sturgill Simpson, Tenzin Choegyal and Angelique Kidjo and the Patti Smith Band.
Carnegie Hall, NYC
Concert and gala dinner tickets: https://tibethouse.us/annual-benefit-concert/

February 25 (8pm)
Performance & conversation "Plugging in the Creative Spirit: Electronics and Improvisation." Moderated by Craig Morris
Frost School of Music, University of Miami, Fillmore Hall

Monday, March 4
Women + Art - Winter Salon featuring Martha Mooke
Private event, NYC

March 5 (7pm)
A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour
Martha joins longtime Bowie pianist Mike Garson and other key alumni of David Bowie's bands for an unforgettable evening of Bowie's songs.
Irving Plaza, NYC

March 6-8
American String Teachers Association National Conference
Albuquerque, NM

March 25 (6:30pm)
Guest artist with the Complete Unknowns performing music of Bob Dylan
City Winery, NYC

May 16-17
Maine Music Educators Association Conference
UMaine Orono

more dates tba



March 3 (7:30pm)
Artistic director and curator Philip Glass will be joined by Carly Simon, Patti Smith, Dev Hynes, Techung, Rhiannon Giddens, Stephin Merritt, Resistance Revival Chorus, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Ben Taylor, Los Vega, Scorchio Quartet, Patti Smith Band.
Carnegie Hall, NYC

March 28 (7:30pm)
intersect8: Anatomy of Fusion (Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia)
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
3680 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

April 1 (2:30pm)
World Premiere of Invisible Hands by Martha Mooke, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Dirk Brossé, conductor.
Perelman Theater
Philadelphia, PA

April 2 (7:30pm)
World Premiere of Invisible Hands by Martha Mooke, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Dirk Brossé, conductor.
Perelman Theater
Philadelphia, PA

April 7 (11:30am)
The Women Composers Festival of Hartford
Gruss Hall, Austin Arts Center
Trinity College, Hartford, CT

May 19 (4:45pm)
New Music Gathering
Boston Conservatory at Berklee
8 Fenway, Boston, MA

June 9 (9:30pm)
Cleveland Uncommon Sound Project (CUSP)
2247 Professor Ave, Cleveland, OH

July 24 (1-3pm)
No Ordinary Window climbs to new heights!
On Tuesday, July 24, One World Commons, high up on the 64th floor of One World Trade Center, presents Martha Mooke's No Ordinary Window. *NOTE: This performance is exclusively available for tenants and guests of One World Trade Center.

July 25 (8:30-11am)
Martha joins Marvin Rosen, host of Classical Musical Discoveries, for a live in-studio performance and interview on the airwaves of Princeton University's WPRB, 103.3FM. Tune in to www.wprb.com to listen live from 8:30-11:00am, or, if you miss the live stream, access the program at a later date at the mp3 archives at www.classicaldiscoveries.org.

July 27 - August 3
Concert/Workshops at Harmony Program Summer Camp
Public schools throughout New York City

September 2 (7pm)
Thalia and Her Sisters
Concert of works by women composers. Music by Martha Mooke, Alex Shapiro, and Elizabeth Lehr. Ron Wasserman, double bass, Martha Mooke, viola, Alan Moverman, keyboard. Lower level of Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, NY 10025

September 5 (9pm)
Solo performance at Carrie Able Gallery
409 Keap St., Brooklyn, NY 11211

September 7 (8pm)
Guest artist with the Complete Unknowns performing their unique interpretations of Bob Dylan's music.
Bay Street Theatre, Sag Harbor, NY 11211

October 1
Guest Artist/Speaker, Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music

October 29
Exclusive concert of No Ordinary Window in upper Manhattan salon.
Doors open at 6:30pm. Limited seating.
Email for details: info@Sonic9Productions.com

October 31 — November 3
PopTech 2018: Courage
Martha Mooke, featured performer
Point Lookout, Maine

November 26
Guest Artist/Speaker, The Juilliard School, NYC



February 23, 8pm
Beats Per Revolution preview: Martha Mooke & Rahzel
Beat box legend Rahzel and cutting edge electric violist/composer Martha Mooke offer a preview of their new collaboration Beats Per Revolution, part of Symphony Space's Fuse Project premiering in May 2017.
Bar Thalia at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street

March 3, 8:15am
Workshop, "Violas on the Verge!", co-presented with David Wallace; sponsored by Yamaha.
ASTA 2017 National Conference
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Room 310/311
Pittsburgh, PA

March 16, 7:30pm
Tibet House US 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Celebrating Philip Glass's 80th Birthday
Artistic director and curator Philip Glass will be joined by Laurie Anderson, Iggy Pop, New Order's Bernard Sumner, Phil Cunningham, and Tom Chapman, Patti Smith and her Band, Sufjan Stevens, Tenzin Choegyal and Jesse Paris Smith, Scorchio Quartet, Lavinia Meijer, Ben Harper and Alabama Shakes. Carnegie Hall

March 18, 6:30pm
"Evening in Tibet" benefit concert
Tibetan Home of Hope presents their annual "Evening in Tibet" benefit concert featuring Tenzin Choegyal, Jesse Paris Smith, Martha Mooke and others
The Nyack Center
58 Depew Ave.
Nyack, NY

April 2, 3pm
The Pops Orchestra presents Out of this World with Electric Violist Martha Mooke
Riverview Performing Arts Center
1 Ram Way
Sarasota, FL

April 3, 7:30pm
The Pops Orchestra presents Out of this World with Electric Violist Martha Mooke
Neel Performing Arts Center
5840 26th Street West
Bradenton, FL

April 26-28
Guest Artist Residency culminating in the World Premiere of Martha Mooke's Kayomatique for Concert Band
Kingswood Oxford School
170 Kingswood Road
West Hartford, CT

May 6
Paracademia presents The Other Graduation with Martha Mooke. A concert series designed to help young musicians who have recently graduated or are about to graduate understand the broad variety of possible career choices as professional musicians in the contemporary art and music world.   
Gallery MC
549 West 52nd Street, 8th floor

May 18, 7:30pm
Beats Per Revolution Residency at SymphonySpace
The Beat of the Poets - Martha Mooke, Rahzel, and special guests
Leonard Nimony Thalia
2537 Broadway

May 19, 8pm
Beats Per Revolution Residency at Symphony Space
Beats Per Revolution (World Premiere) - Martha Mooke, Rahzel, & Chamber Ensemble
Peter Jay Sharpe Theatre
2537 Broadway

June 17, 8pm
Streamside Concerts presents Martha Mooke's No Ordinary Window
721 Streamside Dr.
Arden, NC 28704
Reservations required; seating is limited

October 19-21
PopTech 2017 Conference
Martha Mooke and Beatboxing legend Rahzel will be featured speaker/performers at PopTech 2017! PopTech brings together a global community of innovators from many fields to share insights and work together to create lasting change.

The GCM Sessions, Live from Legion featuring Martha Mooke joined by Good Child Music's Lawson White.
790 Metropolitan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY



February 22
XXVI Annual Tibet House Benefit Concert, Produced by Philip Glass
Carnegie Hall

February 26, 6pm
Opening Reception
Bob Rauschenberg Gallery
8099 College Pkwy SW
Ft. Myers, FL

March 2
ASTA Pre-Conference session, Improvisation; It's Not Just for Jazz!
ASTA National Conference
Tampa, FL

March 3
Workshop, "The Power of Strings: Plugging In the Creative Spirit!"
ASTA National Conference, Rm. 1/2
Tampa, FL

March 28, 7:30pm
Irreverence Group Music 2016 Gala Concert
Scorchio Quartet premieres new works by Julian de la Chica
Zankel Hall (at Carnegie Hall)

April 3, 2pm
ArtsRock presents Martha Mooke's No Ordinary Window
Union Arts Center
2 Union St, Sparkill, NY
Tickets: $20 in advance/$25 at door/$10 student

April 5, 8pm
Two Sides of Seidler: A Tribute by Orchestra of Our Time
Scorchio joins OOT in works by Alan Seidler, John Cage, Frank Zappa, David Sherr, Gregory Aslani
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street, NYC

April 11-12
Guest Speaker
Arts Week
St. George's School
Vancouver, BC

April 29, 3pm
vs. Interpretation Festival presents the world premiere of Martha Mooke's Dreaming in Sound: an experiential performance for electric viola, interactive video (by Scott Draves) and audience collaboration.
The Institute of Intermedia (IIM)
Prague, Czech Republic

May 5, 10pm
National Sawdust presents the US premiere of Martha Mooke's Dreaming in Sound: an experiential performance for electric viola, interactive video (by Scott Draves) and audience collaboration.
The Institute of Intermedia (IIM)
80 N 6th st., Brooklyn, NY (ticket info coming soon)
This event is a partner of Creative Tech Week.

July 7, 7pm
Free solo concert featuring the premiere of Bling On!, dedicated to the 40-foot-high sculpture, Big Bling, by Martin Puryear, installed in the park.
Madison Square Park (btwn Fifth & Madison Aves. btwn 23rd & 26th Sts.)

A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour
Martha joins longtime Bowie pianist Mike Garson and other key alumni of David Bowie's bands for an unforgettable evening of Bowie's songs. March 5, 7pm, Irving Plaza, NYC. More info at: abowiecelebration.com/


Martha Mooke named as Eventide's first Artist in Residence

Martha will be creating blogs, videos and doing live events to help non-guitar players learn how to use the H9 multi effects pedal in performance, studio settings and in the compositional process. Read Press Release: https://www.eventideaudio.com/blog/nsanchez/insider-100-swill-free-no-sale-no-promo-no-products

Viola Power: Symphony Magazine, Summer 2018

"This spring, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia took the humble viola and put it center stage with a program that featured not one but two violists. First, Martha Mooke — a multi-genre composer and violist who has performed with classical ensembles as well as rock musicians David Bowie and Patti Smith — was soloist for the premiere of her own Invisible Hands for electric viola and orchestra. The piece was performed twice on the program, led by Music Director Dirk Brossé, with Mooke at various points improvising, walking through the orchestra, and adding electronic effects..." Read the entire piece at: americanorchestras.org/images/stories/symphony_magazine/summer18/Symphony_Summer_2018.pdf#page=14


Release of Meditations on Gate, Gate
Mooke's haunting meditation based on the Diamond Sutra features the powerful and sensitive vocal stylings of Tenzin Choegyal and the magic of Jesse Paris Smith's singing bowls.


Yamaha honors longtime string artist Martha Mooke for her 20 years as a Yamaha artist and commitment to music education
"Yamaha honored two of its longtime string artists — Martha Mooke and Christian Howes — for their 20 years as Yamaha artists and commitment to music education. The two members of the Yamaha strings family were recognized at a special celebration on March 9, 2018 at the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) Conference in Atlanta. Mooke and Howes were each presented with crystal awards by John Wittmann, director of artist relations and education, Yamaha Artist Services Indianapolis. "As two of the very first Yamaha strings artists, Martha and Christian each demonstrate their commitment to their craft and exemplify what it means to be a part of the Yamaha family," said Wittmann. "Not only are they pioneers in performance and creative forces educationally, but also incredibly loyal and helpful to Yamaha."..." Read the entire piece


Listen to Martha's interview on Gear Club Podcast!
"Martha Moooke, No Ordinary Artist: This week, John and Stewart are joined by Martha Mooke - an electro-acoustic violist, composer, producer and educator. She is a leading clinician on electric and progressive string playing, and has toured with Barbra Streisand, Peter Gabriel, Andrea Bocelli and Star Wars in Concert. Martha has also performed with Elton John, Trey Anastasio, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Laurie Anderson, Tony Bennett, Bon Jovi, Patti Smith, David Bowie and many more. She is currently collaborating with beatboxing legend Rahzel (formerly of The Roots)..." Listen to the interview


Martha Mooke: Walls, Windows, and Doors (Frank J. Oteri, NewMusicBox.org, April 1, 2017)
"But no matter what musical activity she is involved in, she always views it as an opportunity not just to break through walls, but to open doors or to look out through a window in a new way." Read the entire piece


Beats Per Revolution residency at Symphony Space May 2017
Conceived by pioneering electro-acoustic violist/composer Martha Mooke in collaboration with beat boxing legend Rahzel (formerly of The Roots), Beats Per Revolution is a nod to the literary, cultural, and musical movements that emerged in the mid twentieth century. This series includes a world premiere, a beat boxing workshop, an ambient beat party, and a poetry slam. Expect exciting special guests throughout! For more information: https://beatsperrevolution.wixsite.com/beats

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