John Popham, Cello

In February 2023, the Joyce and Henry Schwob School of Music will present the piano trio Longleash on their celebrated Chamber Music Series, hosted at the Bo Bartlett Center in Columbus, GA. Longleash, a trio specializing in new music, includes two GC DMA candidates: Pala Garcia (violin) and John Popham (cello). Alongside their colleague Julia Den Boer (piano), Pala and John will perform music by James Diaz and Igor Santos, among others.

Longleash is an ensemble with a traditional instrumentation and an experimental identity. The “expert young trio” (Strad Magazine) takes its name from Operation Long Leash, a Cold War era CIA operation that promoted avant-garde artists in Europe. “Fearlessly accomplished” (Arts Desk UK), Longleash has quickly earned a reputation in the US and abroad for innovative programming, artistic excellence and new music advocacy. | longleash.org

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