Nov 16 2022


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Convergence Research with Poppy Beddoe

Convergence Research, Poppy Beddoe


Convergence Research with Poppy Beddoe, Clarinet


Wednesday, November 16, 2022

6 pm-7pm


Blaffer Art Museum

FREE and open to the public

New music for solo clarinet inspired by Blaffer Art Museum’s current exhibition, Monira Al Qadiri: Refined Vision.

Parking: Free parking for this event is available via the six complimentary marked lot spots directly in front of the museum entrance and at the Elgin Street Garage parking (4224 Elgin Street). To take advantage of complimentary Elgin Street Garage parking, please first park in the garage, obtain your machine ticket, and bring the museum front desk upon arrival.

About the Artist:

In 2021 Poppy released her debut album, Soliloquy. As a consequence, she will record a concerto written for her by Matthew Taylor with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

As a visiting artist at the University of Houston, Texas, she gives solo recitals, performs music commissioned by the university for her, and gives a lecture series on her Bach transcriptions and building a freelance career.

Recently the Artist in Residence of the Clifton International Music Festival, she is looking forward to repeat concerto engagements with the festival orchestra.

Upcoming projects will take her around the UK as well as to Sofia, New York and various venues around France.

Poppy is the Artistic Director of the Berkshire Chamber Music Festival and an annual concert series in the South of France. Passionate about widening participation, Poppy has a full schedule of education and outreach work alongside her playing career.

Convergence Research

Convergence Research is a collaboration between the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts (CWMCA) and the Blaffer Art Museum. A platform for experimentation and research for students and faculty in the McGovern Collage of the Arts, Convergence Research supports interdisciplinary inquiry and techniques to stimulate creative processes. The resulting works are performative, temporary, and in any stage of production.