2017 TOUR DATES

7/10-7/14/17 Florida Band Incubator (F.B.I.) at Mike Block String Camp MBSC F.B.I. website

7/10-7/14/17 Mike Block String Camp Extension for Advanced Players This high-level camp allows students to collaborate directly with faculty members in small bands, as well as receive lessons, workshops, and have an amazing time jamming and swimming on the beach! MBSC Extension website

7/3-7/8/17 Mike Block String Camp Main Week This inclusive camp for all levels (beginner to professional) teaches students various non-classical styles, focusing on repertoire, improvisation, and ensemble playing by having students form bands and prepare an arrangement for a culminating performance MBSC website

6/25-6/26/17 Residency at Denver University Performance and workshops with Hanneke Cassel www.DU.edu


6/20-6/24 Off the Hooks Arts Festival in Boulder, Estes Park, and Fort Collins, CO www.OffTheHookArts.org

5/30-6/6/17 Global Musician Workshop www.SilkRoadProject.org

5/9-5/23 West Coast tour with Hanneke Cassel Trio Hanneke Cassel website

5/5 MY CD RELEASE SHOW AT Club Passim in Cambridge, MA www.Passim.org

4/29 Club Passim in Cambridge, MA Hanneke Cassel CD release performance www.Passim.org

4/25-4/27 Recording for my upcoming album at Dimension Sound Studios in JP, MA

4/19 Electric Cello Workshop for Yamaha at Carriage House Violins in Newton, MA www.CarriageHouseViolins.com

4/18 Solo Show in Newton, MA at Carriage House Violins www.CarriageHouseViolins.com

4/15/17 Cumberland, RI Blackstone River Theater with the Hanneke Cassel Band www.RiverFolk.org

4/1-4/5 Lebanon Refugee camp visits With members of the Silk Road Ensemble www.SilkRoadEnsemble.org

3/31 Abu Dhabi concert with Yo-Yo Ma Silk Road Ensemble Emirates Palace Auditorium, Al Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi www.SilkRoadEnsemble.org

3/28-3/30 NYU ABU DHABI RESIDENCY With the Silk Road Ensemble www.SilkRoadEnsemble.org

3/24 Andover, MA with Silk Road Ensemble Performance without Yo-Yo Ma www.SilkRoadEnsemble.org

3/23 Cambridge, MA with Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble Sanders Theater at Harvard University www.SilkRoadEnsemble.org

3/21-3/22 Harvard University Residency With the Silk Road Ensemble www.SilkRoadEnsemble.org

3/15-3/19 Recording for my upcoming album at Dimension Sound Studios in JP, MA 3/2-3/4/17 ASTA Conference Presenting at American String Teachers Association National Conference www.ASTAweb.com

3/1 Harvard Distinguished Artist in Residence as part of "Performing Musical Difference" class led by Professor Kay Kaufman Shelemay

2/26 Woods Hole, MA with Hanneke Cassel Trio Hanneke Cassel website

2/25 Reading, MA with Hanneke Cassel Trio Hanneke Cassel website

2/17-2/19 Pure Dead Brilliant Fiddle Weekend run by my wife, fiddler Hanneke Cassel Hanneke Cassel website

2/12 Sanford, FL with Hanneke Cassel Trio Hanneke Cassel website

2/11 Sarasota, FL with Hanneke Cassel Trio Hanneke Cassel website

2/10 Gainesville, FL with Hanneke Cassel Trio Hanneke Cassel website

2/9 Vero Beach, FL Scholarship Fundraiser Giving back to the community where Mike Block String Camp happens each July! MBSC Extension website

2/8 Vero Beach, FL public school visits Giving back to the community where Mike Block String Camp happens each July! MBSC Extension website

2/5 Facebook Live Broadcast with Syrian and Iranian musicians Sandeep Das, an Indian Tabla player, Kinan Idnawi, a Syrian oud player, Farzin Dehghan, an Iranian Kemanche player, and myself performed live online to help celebrate the culture and some of the people from the countries on the travel ban list. #MusicUnites Watch Video here!

1/5-1/20/17 Guangzhou, CHINA Co-leading a workshop for young Chinese orchestral musicians, called Youth Music Culture Guandong, alongside Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Stern, Wu Tong, and others. Includes performance of Zhou Lin Duo Concert for Cello and Sheng with Wu Tong and Jing Huan, conductor of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra
Youth Music Culture Guandong Website


2016 TOUR DATES

12/15-12/18/16 Recording for my upcoming album At Dimension Sound Studios

11/14-11/20/16 Asia tour with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble www.SilkRoadProject.org
11/20/16 Taipei, TAIWAN
11/18/16 Seoul, KOREA
11/16/16 Beijing, CHINA
11/14/16 Qingdao, CHINA

11/5/16 Arth, SWITZERLAND Duo show with Hanneke Cassel

“Voices and Strings across the Sea” Tour with HARALD HAUGAARD, HELENE BLUM, and HANNEKE CASSEL
11/4/16 Wolfach, GERMANY 8:30 pm at Klassenbauernhof http://kult1.kultgast.com
11/3/16 Eichstätt, GERMANY 8:00 pm at Zum Gutman http://www.gutmann-eichstaett.de/
11/2/16 DENMARK 7:30 pm at Jyderup Højskole http://jyderuphøjskole.dk
11/1/16 Fredericia, DENMARK 8:00 pm at Det Bruunske Pakhus http://www.bruunskepakhus.dk

10/20/16 Big Sur, CA Duo show with Hanneke Cassel at Rancho Rico

10/19/16 Patterson, CA 7:00 pm Duo show with fiddler Hanneke Cassel at Hammon Senior Center Click here for tickets

10/18/16 Palo Alto, CA 8:00 pm Duo show with fiddler Hanneke Cassel - Email for a reservation: raywilly@gmail.com

10/8/16 Washington, D.C. Route 108 Music Festival with fiddler Darol Anger at Sandy Spring Museum Website

10/6/16 Appleton, WI 8:00 pm Performance with fiddler Hanneke Cassel

10/5-10/6/16 Appleton, WI Residency at Lawrence University

10/1/16 Brandeis University, MA 8:00 pm Trio show with Sandeep Das and Sitar player Rajib Karmakar www.MusicUnitesUs.info

9/26/16 Cambridge, MA 8:00 pm Duo Show with fiddler Hanneke Cassel at Club Passim www.Passim.org

9/18/16 Dorchester, MA 3:00 pm Duo Show with Tabla player Sandeep Das at Ashmont Hill Chamber Music www.AHChamberMusic.org

9/13/16 Berklee College of Music 8:00 pm Faculty Performance - featuring members of the String Department www.Berklee.edu

9/9-9/11/16 21st Century Musician Symposium Speaking and Performing at this inaugural conference at DePauw University www.21Cmposium.21cm.org

8/22-8/24/16 Residency at the Getty Museum in L.A. with Silk Road Ensemble www.Getty.edu

8/21/16 Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA with Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble www.SilkRoadProject.org

8/19/16 Sonoma, CA with Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble www.SilkRoadProject.org

8/18/16 Berkeley, CA with Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble www.SilkRoadProject.org

8/16/16 Ravina Festival with Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble www.SilkRoadProject.org

8/9/16 Tanglewood Music Center Improvisation Project Concert Performance of Faculty and Participants in Ozawa Hall. Tickets Here

8/4-8/9/16 Directing Tanglewood Music Center’s new Global Musician Workshop For participants in Tanglewood’s summer program. www.Tanglewood.org

7/30/16 ROCKYGRASS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL Performing with Bluegrass superstars Tony Trishcka, Bryan Sutton, Missy Raines, Michael Daves, and Andy Hall in a set featuring faculty from www.ArtistWorks.com

7/11-7/15/16 MBSC Florida Band Incubator (F.B.I.) Pre-formed bands receive artistic and professional mentoring from world-class faculty while hanging on the beach in Vero Beach, Florida! MBSC F.B.I. Website

7/11-7/15/16 MBSC EXTENSION FOR ADVANCED PLAYERS Participants play in small bands alongside world-class faculty while hanging on the beach in Vero Beach, Florida! www.MikeBlockStringCamp.com

7/4-7/9/16 MIKE BLOCK STRING CAMP MAIN WEEK Learn non-classical styles and form your own band while learning from world-class faculty and hanging on the beach in Vero Beach, Florida! www.MikeBlockStringCamp.com

6/28-6/30/16 Berklee Global String Intensive Teaching a few days at Berklee String Department’s summer camp Website

6/19-6/25/16 Director of GLOBAL MUSICIAN WORKSHOP Featured Guest Artist Bela Fleck joins a world-class faculty teaching and performing music from around the world to participants from all backgrounds. www.GlobalMusicianWorkshop.com

6/12/16 Chicago, IL 3pm at the Symphony Center with Yo-Yo Ma and members of the Chicago Symphony. All-cello program called Distant Mirror. Tickets Here

6/9/16 Dallas, TX Solo Recital at Southern Methodist University www.LevAronsonLegacy.com

5/1/16 Bloomington, IL High School Clinics on Improvisation. Details TBA

4/30/16 Concerto with Illinois Symphony - Springfield, Il Zhao Lin Double Concerto for Cello and Sheng (Chinese mouth organ) with fellow Silkroad member Wu Tong, conducted by Alastair Willis, at the Sangamon Auditorium. IllinoisSymphony.org

4/29/16 Concerto with Illinois Symphony - Bloomington, Il Zhao Lin Double Concerto for Cello and Sheng (Chinese mouth organ) with fellow Silkroad member Wu Tong, conducted by Alastair Willis, at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts. IllinoisSymphony.org

4/18/16 Chicago, IL Civic Orchestra of Chicago Workshop Civic Orchestra Website

4/16/16 Cumberland, RI 8:00 pm at Blackstone River Theater with Hanneke Cassel Band Venue Website

4/12/16 Houston, TX 7:00 Solo Concert and workshop at Sam Houston State University

4/11/16 Houston, TX 7:30 Solo Concert and workshop at Rice University

4/8-4/10/16 Pan American Cello Festival at Pan American University in Texas Click for Info

4/7/16 Austin, TX 7:30 pm Solo Concert and workshop at University of Texas – Austin

4/6/16 Dallas, TX 7:30 pm Solo Concert and workshop at Southern Methodist University

4/2/16 Mansfield, CT Suzuki String Program Workshop

4/1/16 Andover, MA Duo with Sandeep Das (Indian Tabla) at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA Click for Info

3/29/16 Newton, MA 7:30 pm Solo Show at Carriage House Violins for the Boston Cello Society www.CarriageHouseViolins.com

3/25/16 Cape Cod, MA 7pm Solo Show and 4pm Workshop at Woods Hole Community Hall Venue Website

3/23/16 Belmont, MA Solo Show at the Belmont Public Library. Details TBA Show Information

3/19/16 Marblehead, MA Cancer Fundraiser House Concert with Hanneke Cassel. Details TBA

3/17/16 Gainesville, FL 7pm at the Thomas Center Tickets Here

3/15/16 Tallahassee, FL House Concert 7pm Duo show with Hanneke Cassel. Info/reservations: johnsonj25@comcast.net or (850) 877-0247

3/15/16 Florida State University Workshop Tallahassee, FL.

3/12/16
Vero Beach, FL
7pm Duo show with Hanneke Cassel at First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach. CLICK FOR LOCATION

3/9/16 University of North Florida Workshop Jacksonville, FL. Details TBA

3/6/16 Brandon, FL Music Showcase - 402 Oakfield Drive 1 - 2:30pm Workshop - $30 3:30pm Concert - $20 adv/$22 door. Duo show with Hanneke Cassel. INFO

3/2-3/5/16 ASTA National Conference
I will be presenting for the American String Teachers Association, and also have a super fun booth for The Block Strap, and Mike Block String Camp! Click for Info

2/17 -2/27/16 Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma Spring Tour
www.SilkRoadProject.org

SANTA BARBARA, CA - with Yo-Yo
February 21, 2016, 7:00 PM
The Granada Theatre, Presented by University of California Santa Barbara
Concert Details and Tickets

SANTA BARBARA, CA - with Yo-Yo
February 22, 2016, 8:00 PM The Granada Theatre, Presented by University of California Santa Barbara
Concert Details and Tickets

STANFORD, CA - without Yo-Yo
February 24, 2016, 7:30 PM
Bing Concert Hall, Presented by Stanford University
Concert Details and Tickets

CARMEL, IN - without Yo-Yo
February 27, 2016, 8:00 PM The Palladium, Presented by The Center for the Performing Arts
Concert Details and Tickets

2/13/16 San Antonio, Tx A world music concert With Sandeep Das (tabla) and Kayhan Kalhor (Kemanche) Click for Info

2/12/16 Portland, OR Duo show with Classical Violinist Rachel Barton Pine - "Old World meets New World" program featuring Classical and Folk styles. RachelBartonPine.com

2/11/16 Portland, OR 7:30pm Solo Show at Abbie Weisenbloom’s famous House Concert series in Inner SE Portland, OR. RSVP to abbiew@froggie.com for directions & to reserve. Reserve Seats here


2015 TOUR DATES

12/31/15 New Years Eve at Park Street With Scottish fiddler Hanneke Cassel Click for Info

12/13/15 Vermont Duo show with Scottish Fiddler Hanneke Cassel. www.ValleyStage.net

11/22/15 Mike Block at Club Passim Featuring Sean Trishka (drums) and Maria Finkelmeier (Percussion). Charlie Rose opens! Click for Info

11/14/15 Lemont, PA Acoustic Brew with Scottish Fiddler Hanneke Cassel. 7pm Click for Info

11/12/15 Berryville, VA Barns of Rose Hill with Scottish Fiddler Hanneke Cassel. 7pm Click for Info

10/22/15 Belmont, MA Belmont High School Auditorium with Scottish Fiddler Hanneke Cassel. 7pm Click for Info

10/3/15 Grass Valley,CA KVRM Celtic Festival with Scottish Fiddler Hanneke Cassel. Click for Info

10/2/15 Santa Cruz,CA Celtic Society of Monterey Bay with Scottish Fiddler Hanneke Cassel. Click for Info

9/30/15 Freight & Salvage in Berkley, CA with Scottish Fiddler Hanneke Cassel. Double-bill with Laura Cortese Click for Info

9/12/15 - NYC Private Event

8/28-9/5/15 Valley of the Moon Teaching at Alasdair Frasers Scottish Fiddling School. ValleyOfTheMoon.org

8/13/15 Tanglewood with Yo-Yo Ma Yo-Yo leads an 8-cello concert with Giovanni Sollima, Monika Leskovar, myself, and four members of the Boston Symphony. Tanglewood Website

8/2-8/5/15 Arts and Passion-Driven Learning at Harvard Silkroad participates in a Harvard Summer Institute through the Graduate School of Education. Arts and Passion-Driven Learning

7/20-7/24/15 Brooklyn Pop String Camp I direct this 5-day program for string students ages 8-18, focusing on Pop and Rock music, and having tons of fun!! BrooklynPopStringCamp.com

7/18-7/19/15 Minneapolis, MN Celtic festival with fiddler Hanneke Cassel. HannekeCassel.com

7/6-7/10/15 Mike Block String Camp - Extension for Advanced Players This high-level camp allows students to collaborate directly with faculty members in small bands, as well as receive lessons, workshops, and have an amazing time jamming and swimming on the beach! MBSC Extension website

6/29-7/4/15 Mike Block String Camp - Main Week for All Ages This inclusive camp for all levels (beginner to professional) teaches students various non-classical styles, focusing on repertoire, improvisation, and ensemble playing by having students form bands and prepare an arrangement for a culminating performance MBSC Website

6/22-6/26/15 Berklee Global String Intensive Teaching at this new camp featuring all faculty in the Berklee String Department! Berklee Global String Intensive website

6/19/15 Denver University Playing a solo show for the Lamont School of Music Summer Academy, as well as a workshop on 6/20. Lamont Summer Academy

6/8-6/12/15 Silkroads Global Musician Workshop Yo-Yo Ma asked me to direct this 5-day educational opportunity for college students and professionals from all musical backgrounds, who are interested in learning styles from across the globe. www.GlobalMusicianWorkshop.com

6/1/15 Carnegie Hall Presenting two workshops for the prestigious "Academy", a post-graduate musician training program of Carnegie Hall and The Juilliard School of Music. Academy Website

5/21/15 Newton, MA Duo show with Indian tabla player Sandeep Das, for Lincoln Labs. Lincoln Labs

5/11-5/14/15 ArtistWorks.com Recording a massive Library of educational videos for my new ArtistWorks.com channel!! www.ArtistWorks.com

4/28-5/14/15 Tour with fiddler Hanneke Cassel Contemporary Scottish fiddle music. Dates include:
4/28 PALO ALTO, CA
4/29 TEMPLETON, CA
4/30 UKIAH, CA
5/1 ARCATA, CA 8pm - Arcata Playhouse
5/2 COOS BAY, OR South Coast Celtic Festival
5/3 ASHLAND, OR 7pm - Paschal Winery
5/7 PORTLAND, OR 7:30pm - House Concert
5/8 EUGENE, OR 7:30pm - Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
5/9 SEATTLE, WA Seattle Folklore Society
Tour Details at www.HannekeCassel.com

4/25/15 Caramoor, NY A solo show for a Caramoor Festival Donor Event Rosen Society Dinner

4/24/15 Boston, MA with Silk Road Ensemble at Sanders Theater at Harvard

4/20-5/24/15 Harvard Residency with Silk Road Ensemble

4/15-4/19/15 ArtistWorks.com Recording a massive Library of educational videos for my new ArtistWorks.com channel!! www.ArtistWorks.com

4/11/15 Boston, MA Solo show at Club Passim, in Harvard Square. www.Passim.org

4/8-4/10/15 Portland and Marblehead Contemporary Scottish fiddle music with Hanneke Cassel. Dates include:
4/8 PORTLAND, ME - One Longfellow Square
4/10 MARBLEHEAD, MA - Me and Thee Coffeehouse
Tour Details at www.HannekeCassel.com