Events

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 25-26McCormick 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 12-14Duluth Art Institute Gallery exhibition with Sonic Divide and artist Kenneth D. Johnson

July 31-August 4Arts, Letters, and Numbers residency, with Michael Harrison

August 9-12Shastra 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 27-30Shastra 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 3New Music Series Concert at William Paterson University, 7:00 p.m.