UPCOMING EVENTS (2020)
Not much happening in the way of live performances this year due to COVID. However, my performance career continues via Facebook Live events. You can check out my FB page to see/hear some of that: https://www.facebook.com/payton.macdonald
PAST EVENTS (2020)
January 24 – Solo marimba concert, HOLO club, Queens, NY
January 30 – Naad Yoga/Dhrupad lec-dem, Well Being Therapy Center, Montville, NJ
January 31 – New Jersey Percussion Ensemble concert, Symphony Space, NYC
February 2 – New Jersey Percussion Ensemble concert, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
February 3 – New Jersey Percussion Ensemble concert, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
February 8 – Necessary Noise Festival, Rahway, NJ
February 20 – NJMEA convention, Atlantic City, NJ
February 22 – Verona Day of Percussion, Verona, NJ
April 7 – Sonic Divide film screening and performance, NYU
July 19-August 2 – Arts, Letters, and Numbers residency
PAST EVENTS (2019)
January 25-26 – McCormick Marimba Festival, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
January 27 – Dhrupad concert and workshop at Yoga Loft in Tampa, Florida
January 27 – Dhrupad concert with Lucky Cat Yoga in Tampa, Florida
February 4 – New Music Series concert at William Paterson University
February 7 – Performance with Billy Martin and crew at The Stone
February 12-13 – Bloomsburg University residency (Sonic Divide film screening and percussion/voice recital, Bloomsburg, PA
February 17 – Dhrupad and Yoga with Greg Skroce at Jaipure Yoga, Montclair, NJ
February 23 – New Jersey Music Educator’s Conference (lecture and performance), East Brunswick, NJ
February 28 – Dhrupad concert in Bhopal, India
March 2 -Dhrupad concert at Dhrupad Mela in Varanasi, India
March 7 – Dhrupad concert in Bengalaru, India (10:30 a.m.)
March 7 – Dhrupad lecture and concert in Begalaru, India (6:00 p.m.)
March 9 – Dhrupad concert at Dhrupad Utsav in Chennai, India
March 15 – Dhrupad concert at Dhrupad Utsav in Kolkatta, India
April 20 – Dhrupad concert with Bala Subramanian, Martinsville Community Center, NJ
April 22 – New Music Series concert at William Paterson University
April 25 – Dhrupad jugalbandi concert with Bala Subramanian at William Paterson University (10:00 p.m., late night concert)
April 26 – Dhrupad jugalbandi concert with Bala Subramanian at Neolyth in Montclair, NJ
April 27 – Dhrupad jugalbandi house concert with Bala Subramanian in Wayne, NJ
April 28 – Peter Jarvis 60th Birthday Concert, Michiko Studios, NYC
May 17-19 – Dhrupad Days, Wayne, NJ
July 20 – Dhrupad concert, KK Chawla anniversary celebration, Birmingham, Alabama
July 24-26 – Arts, Letters, and Numbers guest residency, including two solo Dhrupad concerts
August 16-18 – Yoga retreat with Greg Skroce, Shanti Mandir, NY
August 18 – Dhrupad performance as part of Shanti Mandir Satsang with Gurudev Swami Nityananda
September 12-14 – Transplanted Roots Percussion Festival, Guanajuato, Mexico
September 16 – solo percussion recital, William Paterson University
September 21-22 – Indian music festival in Ann Arbor, Michigan
November 3 – Naad Yoga/Dhrupad event with Greg Skroce at Jaipure Yoga, Montclair, NJ
November 14-17 – Percussive Arts Society International Convention, performance on Focus Day
November 18 – New Music Series, William Paterson University
December 9 – New Music Series, William Paterson University
December 17 – Sonic Divide at Summit High School
PAST EVENTS (2018)
April 2 – New Music Concert, William Paterson University
April 9 – Evening of Improvised Music with Billy Martin and Kevin Norton, William Paterson University
April 23 – New Music Concert, William Paterson University
April 25 – Lecture/demonstration on Polyphonic Dhrupad at Dhrupad Days Montreal, Canada
April 25-29 – Participation in Dhrupad Days Montreal
June 2 – Dhrupad vocal performance as part of Dhrupad Days Wayne
June 1-3 – Participation in Dhrupad Days Wayne
June 8 – Solo Marimba recital, Composers Concordance, NYC
June 10-17 – Sonic 8 music/film/cycling adventure
June 20 – Lecture/demonstration at Billy Martin’s Rhythm, Sound, and Magic Retreat
June 19-24 – Participation in Billy Martin’s Rhythm, Sound, and Magic Retreat
June 27 – Dhrupad concert, Wayne Public Library, New Jersey
June 29 – Dhrupad concert, Sanatan Mandir Temple, Parsippany, New Jersey
July 5-10 – Solo percussion performance and screening of Sonic Divide film at Sound Symposium International Festival in St. John’s, Newfoundland
July 31-August 4 – Arts, Letters, and Numbers residency, with Michael Harrison
August 9-12 – Shastra Summer Workshop, Composing with Indian Rhythm, with Shawn Mativetsky and New Jersey Percussion Ensemble
September 9 – Dhrupad Recital, Kussum Mahotsav festival, Bridgewater, NJ, 3:00 p.m.
September 12 – Solo marimba recital, Queensborough Community College
September 17 – Solo marimba and Dhrupad recital, SUNY Purchase
September 18 – Solo marimba and Dhrupad recital, New York University, 7:30 p.m.
September 21 – Solo marimba and Dhrupad recital, Rutgers University, 2:00 p.m.
September 27-30 – Shastra Symposium
October 7 – Robert Morris’s Oracle, outdoor piece at High Mountain Preserve in Wayne, NJ, 3:00 p.m.
October 11 – Dhrupad concert with Ina Filip and Shawn Mativetsky, William Paterson University Midday Artist Series, 12:30 p.m.
October 11 – Dhrupad concert with Ina Filip, Brooklyn Raga Massive, Brooklyn, NY, 8:00 p.m.
October 12 – Dhrupad concert with Ina Filip, Three Birds Yoga, Florham Park, NJ, 7:30 p.m.
October 13 – Dhrupad concert with Ina Filip, Neolyth, Montclair, NJ, 7:00 p.m.
October 19 – Dhrupad concert with Ina Filip and Shawn Mativetsky, Center Musicians Du Monde
October 20 – Dhrupad workshop with Ina Filip, Center Musicians Du Monde, Montreal
October 20 – Dhrupad concert with Ina Filip and Shawn Mativetsky, Sivinanda Ashram, Montreal, Quebec
November 2 and 3 – Carnegie Hall performance with massive orchestra, music of Joe Hisaishi, 8:00 p.m.
November 17 – New Jersey Percussion Ensemble at PASIC, 2:00 p.m. Indianapolis, IN
November 19 – Premiere screening of Ringing Changes: 50 Years of New Jersey Percussion Ensemble, William Paterson University, Film Screening Room, Hobart Hall 140A, 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
December 3 – New Music Series Concert at William Paterson University, 7:00 p.m.