OWEN DALBY

violinist, educator and advocate



Oct
30
8:00 pm20:00

Decoda at Scandinavia House

  • Scandinavia House

Decoda is making a reprise of music written at, or inspired by, the beautiful Við Djúpið festival in Iceland. My colleagues: the lovely Meena Bhasin, James Austin Smith, and Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir.

Daníel Bjarnason Bow to String (2010)

Benjamin Britten Phantasy Quartet (1932)

Ellis Ludwig Leone Dear and Blackbirds (2014)

Halldór Smárason Grunnavík (2011)

Anton Svanberg Quartet (2011).

Here for tickets and more information

Oct
29
1:00 pm13:00

Bach @ One

  • St Paul's Chapel

Cantatas season has started up again, and it's such a joy to play this music with Trinity Baroque Orchestra and the Trinity Choir. This week is BWV 93 "Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten" and BWV 94 "Was frag ich nach der Welt".

Tune into the live webcast here at showtime.

Oct
27
1:00 pm13:00

Decoda in the Hudson Valley

  • Dobbs Ferry Women's Club

An hour of Decoda chamber music with Meena, James Austin Smith and Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir

BRITTEN           Phantasy quartet, Op. 2

SCHUBERT       String Trio in B flat Major, D. 471

BRITTEN           Six Metamorphoses after Ovid for Solo Oboe, Op. 49

MOZART           Quartet for Oboe and Strings KV 370

Tickets are $15 and available at the door 

Oct
26
4:00 pm16:00

Beethoven with Brandau

  • Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University

Ryan Brandau and I are teaming up for a choral program of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Mahler with the elegant Princeton Pro Musica. I'll open the concert with one of my favorite pieces in the solo violin repertoire: Beethoven's Romance in G.

More information and tickets

Oct
22
1:00 pm13:00

Bach @ One

  • St. Paul's Chapel

Cantatas season has started up again, and it's such a joy to play this music with Trinity Baroque Orchestra and the Trinity Choir. This week is BWV 105 "Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht" and BWV 109 "Ich glaube, lieber Herr, hilf meinem Unglauben".

Tune into the live webcast here at showtime.

Oct
12
Oct 16

Lawrence University

  • Lawrence University

Brahms and Dohnanyi with Decoda. A rare chance to play viola...

Mar
30
5:00 pm17:00

Novus NY

  • NOVUS NY

This afternoon I'm honored to play with an amazing group of colleagues in Shostakovich's 14th Symphony, Philip Glass's Symphony no. 3, and Peter Togni's Tenebrae Litanies. Check out the live webcast at trinitywallstreet.org/webcasts.

tickets are $25 at the door, but email me if you'd like a complimentary one!

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Nov
14
1:00 pm13:00

Concerts at One

  • Trinity Wall Street

Back to Trinity for another Britten rarity, the Gemini Variations with the terrific flutist Alex Sopp and pianists Grace Cho and Alejandro Hernandez. 

Nov
11
1:00 pm13:00

Bach and Britten at Trinity

  • St. Paul's Chapel

Back to NYC and it's off to the races. I'm leading NOVUS NY in an amazing work, Britten's Cantata Misericordium with the Trinity Choir. Also on the program is BWV 106, Gottes Zeit. Best cantata ever? 

Nov
3
Nov 10

Residency in Merida, Mexico

Delighted to be returning to Merida for the third year in a row with artists from Decoda! W're doing a concert of our own, including Brad Balliett's String Trio, Mozart D major flute quartet, Schumann piano quartet and other stuff. The week ends with a side-by-side concert with some of our students from ESAY—Escuela Superior de Artes de Yucatan. 

Oct
21
5:30 am05:30

chamber music at Coker college

  • Coker College

Swinging through Hartsville, SC for a quick Halloween concert with Claire and the Danes. (haha get it?)

We're playing Verklärte Nacht, Ravel Duo, and the Danes play some Haydn. 

Oct
21
Oct 27

Musikfest with the Danish String Quartet

  • Copenhagen

My friends Rune, Asbjørn, Fredrik and Frederick from the DSQ are hosting my pal Claire and me for a series of incredible shows here in Copenhagen. We're doing the Brahms G major sextet and Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht, and I'll be playing selections from the Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time with Claire, Marianna Shirinyan, and Matthias Kjøller. This Sunday, I'm stepping in for Rune in the quartet; we'll play the Schumann piano quintet with Marianna someplace on the other side of Denmark... I'm along for the ride, and what a treat it is to play with those guys! 

Decoda at Trinity
Oct
10
1:00 pm13:00

Decoda at Trinity

  • Trinity Wall Street

I'm thrilled to play two amazing pieces of music with my stalwarts Meena, Anna, and Claire of Decoda.

BRITTEN String Quartet no. 1 Op. 25

BRAHMS String Quartet no. 1 in c minor Op. 51 no. 1

Check out the live webcast for this concert, hosted here (I think!)

MMDG in Augusta
Oct
5
8:00 pm20:00

MMDG in Augusta

  • Imperial Theater

Joining the Mark Morris Dance Group in Augusta, Georgia at the Westobou Festival. I'm glad to be reprising the Lou Harrison GRAND DUO and the Henry Cowell Suite for violin and piano that I learned for last summer's Spoleto Festival!

 more info

Sep
25
8:00 pm20:00

John Zorn @ 60

  • Miller Theater

Some wacky stuff is bound to happen at this concert. Avant-garde hero John Zorn turns 60 this year, and I'll be playing in some of his orchestral works at Miller Theater. The orchestra is made up of some of the best new york new music players: people like the JACK Quartet, Flux Quartet, Momenta Quartet, Fred Sherry, the Ballietts, and on and on...Shows at 8 and 10 pm!

More info

Sep
12
1:00 pm13:00

Concerts at One

  • Trinity Wall Street

Trinity Wall Street, NYC

NOVUS NY performs more Britten. FREE ADMISSION

For more details and to watch a LIVE simulcast of the concert: http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/node/2531

BENJAMIN BRITTEN

Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings (with Vale Rideout and Danielle Kuhlmann)

Les Illuminations (with Sarah Brailey) 

 

Sep
5
1:00 pm13:00

Concerts at One

  • Concerts at One

Trinity Wall Street, NYC

NOVUS NY—Trinity Wall Street's new music orchestra—performs the season opening-concert at the historic downtown parish. FREE ADMISSION

For more details and to watch a LIVE simulcast of the concert: http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/node/2530

BENJAMIN BRITTEN

Sinfonietta

Nocturne (with Nicholas Phan, tenor)

Phaedra (with Virginia Warnken, mezzo-soprano)

 

Aug
30
6:00 pm18:00

Bay Chamber Concerts

  • Union Hall

Rockport, Maine

 A Late Summer Soirée 

Decoda plays an eclectic mix of music for septet of strings and winds—and I'll be busting out the fiddle for Mark O'Connor's Appalachia Waltz suite with Meena and Claire!

 more info here