Molly Turner
photo by Molly Turner
rice univeristy, fall 2018






oct 2020
Olivia Lerwick, soprano

"I couldn't cry a lullaby"
an orignal tune and lyrics by Olivia
piano improv by Molly

tune: "the first time I ever saw your face"
sung by Olivia
piano improv by Molly

oct 2020
free improvisations

     "that's our show"

     broken looper

two free improvsation sets, recorded on iphone
recorded on canal st in january 2021

Pablo O'Connell, oboe
Ryan Jung, electronic piano with broken key
Webster Gadbois, synthesizer and milk frother
Molly, violin

nov 2020
Corey Chang, composer
Corey Chang · A Tale Of Peace And Conflict

musicians: Britt Hewitt (soprano), Lauren Scanio (flute), Raphael Zimmerman (clarinet), Raina Arnett (violin), Philip Sheegog (cello), Tengku Irfan (piano), Chihiro Sibayama (percussion)

conducted by Molly Turner

oct 2020
Su Jin Kang, composer
Su Jin Kang · In the Midst for Sextet

musicians: Viola Chan (flute), Raina Arnett (violin) Lara Lewison (violin), Jay Julio (viola), Amanda Chi (cello), Gracie Francis (piano)

conducted by Molly Turner

apr 2019
Max Vinetz, composer
Max Vinetz · Piano Concerto

premiered 16 april 2019 at Duncan Recital Hall; Houston, TX

solo pianist: Wesley Ducote

musicians from rice's "hear&now"

conducted by Molly Turner

spring 2019
Jake Sandridge, composer

"Flock" for viola and live electronics, performed by Molly Turner at the moody center of the arts; an excerpt.

spring 2020 to present
That One Ensemble (TOE), music direction

founded by Nick Marsella, this organization seeks to:

1) use our specialized training in the arts to bring new support to organizations that are changing their communities for the better;

2) write and perform new work uniquely inspired by the efforts of the organizations we collaborate with;

3) to customized performances to any venue, timeframe, or event type that serves their cause.

TOE's website here

spring 2019
Matthew Toffoletto, composer
matthewtoffoletto · in the darkness of hour 7

Molly Turner (viola), Nathan Hsu (cello), and Matthew Toffoletto (piano) in recording at the shepherd school of music at rice.

more about this work from the composer

fall 2017 to spring 2019
New Art / New Music series, artistic direction and programming

a bi-annual concert series produced and performed by students for general public. rice composers create works inspired by current exhibitions at the moody center for the arts.

hosted generously by the the moody center for the arts at rice university

photo gallery from the concert in fall 2018:

1 / 7
2 / 7
matthew toffoletto piece "never never christmas"
3 / 7
jake sandridge piece "flock"
4 / 7
paul novak's piece "debussy palimpsest"
5 / 7
livi spencer and sophia zorek
6 / 7
molly langr, harp
7 / 7
matthew ritchie, visual artist

featuring musical works in dialogue with Matthew Ritchie's "The Demon in the Diagram"

feb 2018
Megan Lay, choreographer

original percussion duo by Molly Turner written in fall 2017

performed at mercyhurst university in pennsylvania

circa a long time ago
my fifth grade rockband

click here to watch us perform our hit single, "I don't really care"

performed live at the blackwater cafe in tacoma, washington