Music and Mindfulness features a guest mindfulness meditation speaker, guiding the audience through a series of sonic meditations during performances of works by Bach, Beethoven, Pauline Oliveros and others. This interactive concert will examine and challenge our perceptions of beauty, dissonance and resolution, and give strategies to cope with volatile emotions or situations in our lives.
Solo Spotlight: Music and Mindfulness is an NWS BLUE project. Fellow-driven projects are sponsored in part by the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation.
Tickets on Sale 3/23/2020
Carson Marshall, Violin
First-year Violin Fellow Carson Marshall aims to inspire audiences with generous and passionate performances in both formal and unconventional concert settings. Originally from western Massachusetts, he has performed on the PBS radio showFrom the Topand is a recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke young artist award.
Mr. Marshall has attended the Aspen Music Festival and Music Academy of the West, where he studied with Paul Kantor, Alex Kerr, Kathleen Winkler, Jorja Fleezanis and Glenn Dicterow. In 2017 he served as Co-Concertmaster of the National Repertory Orchestra, performing Richard Strauss’Ein Heldenlebenand Ernest Chausson’sPoeme.
Mr. Marshall attended Rice University in Houston, where he completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, studying with Paul Kantor. Mr. Marshall was also a core member of the Kinetic ensemble, The Transitory Sound and Movement Collective, and served as a violin coach for the Houston Youth Symphony.
When not performing or practicing, Mr. Marshall prefers to be outside and is an avid fly-fisherman, rock climber and mushroom forager.