Parataxis Duo – Tiny TOPs

June 15-16, 2021

Violinist Emelyn Bashour is a graduate of University of Michigan and the Eastman School of Music. She is a regular member of the symphony orchestras of Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Flint, and an active teacher and freelancer in the Ann Arbor/Detroit area. During the summer, Emelyn performs with the Des Moines Metro Opera Orchestra and at Spoleto Festival USA. In the fall of 2021 she will begin pursuing a DMA at Michigan State University as a teaching assistant in the studio of Yvonne Lam.

Josh DeVries is a cellist, theorist, and the founder of Just a Theory Press. He has been working closely with living composers for over a decade, and upcoming performances include a concerto debut with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra (although perhaps his most famous moment was winning the “Bluff the Listener” game on NPR’s news quiz show Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me!). In his spare time, Josh plays with his rescue dogs and is working on a PhD in Music Theory. He can be heard playing Carlos Simon’s “Lickety Split” on the album My Ancestor’s Gift, available on all streaming platforms.

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.

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