The Hermitage Artist Retreat surprised me this August by inviting me to become a Hermitage Fellow for the 2022-2024 cycle. With no application process, a national curatorial council awards Hermitage Fellows residency time at the historic Hermitage Artist Retreat in the Florida Keys. There, artists from diverse disciplines rest, reflect, create, and share their art […]
Music Inspired by Landscapes by Wallace & Cabaniss
Landscapes have long inspired poets, artists, and composers. Why? Is it that natural beauty sparks an artist’s innate sense of wonder? Do the intrinsic math and science revealed in nature invite further explorations in light and sound? Perhaps landscapes tap our subjective longing for meaning. As we listen to music inspired by landscapes, we learn […]
Live at the Cornelia Street Cafe!
Live at the Cornelia Street Cafe, the Doc Wallace Trio‘s long-awaited second album has arrived! This CD captures one of our trio’s best sets at New York City’s legendary Cornelia Street Cafe in the heart of Greenwich Village. Released in December 2018, just before the Cafe’s final days in January, 2019, this album captures […]
Shimmering Lights, the debut record of Yale Strom’s Broken Consort is now available from Arc Records! With this album, klezmer musician Yale Strom presents new arrangements of Hanukkah songs from around the world. Representing a multitude of styles and tongues, Shimmering Lights captures jaw-dropping musical and cultural diversity. As a member of Broken Consort, I’d like to […]
Engaging the Concert Audience: My New Book is Here!
“Engaging the Concert Audience is the essential guide to creating successful, insightful, innovative, interactive concerts. Every musician and concert programmer must read this book and learn its delightful lessons. Why? You will meet the future inside these covers—your concert-presenting future, and our field’s potential. Thank you, David Wallace!” —Eric Booth, author, The Music Teaching Artist’s Bible Engaging the Concert Audience: […]
Sketches of Spain!
This February, I escaped the icy Boston winter to perform and teach in Spain for a week. (Because the weather was so nice, and the food so good, this may need to become an annual trip!) Barcelona, Spain Hosts an International Strings Conference At the invitation of Berklee alumnus, Oriol Saña, I served as a […]