I am looking forward to making a very snowy road trip out to Houghton, MI with Thomas LaVoy for concerts on 19 and 20 January, for Music from the Northwoods: A Festival of Music by composers inspired by or from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. My piece ‘Godspeed the Day’ for solo viola will be performed by Ria Hodgson from the Superior String Alliance String Quartet on Sunday the 20th, 3 pm in the McArdle Theater. This is one of two concerts – the other is on the 19th at 7 pm at the Rosza Center. Having only lived on the UP for about a month and a half so far, I’m lucky to be included! There is an exciting amount of variety on the program, including string quartets, choral works and all sorts of other things by composers including Thomas LaVoy, Abbie Betinis and Griffin Candey.