Kate von Bernthal – Tiny TOPs
Kate von Bernthal is a Detroit-based saxophonist and composer currently focused on minimalism, indie/pop, and meditation. Through composition, improvisation, and collaboration, she aims to help expand the meaning of classical music and modernize the practice of classical saxophone. Toward these goals, she plans to release her debut album in 2021. As a soloist and chamber musician, von Bernthal has participated in the commission and premieres of dozens of new works. She is a founding member of the all-women mixed chamber ensemble Girlnoise and is passionate about uplifting women’s creative voices through contemporary music performance. Kate von Bernthal holds degrees in classical saxophone performance from the University of Oregon and the University of Michigan.
Artist website: https://katevonbernthal.com/
About Tiny TOPs: Reserve a private performance on your front lawn or share the gift of music with someone you love. Select a musician from the lineup and choose a time for that artist to play at an outdoor location of your choice. Musicians will play a 20-minute set outdoors in front of your residence, and you don’t have to worry about downtown parking.
Tiny TOPs is modeled after Sidewalk Serenades, a program created in March 2020 by Creative Alliance in Baltimore.