Barbora's December Series
  • Premieres will be available on Barbora's YouTube channel and Facebook page.
  • Links will be provided the day before, video will stream at the time of the performance
  • Donations in lieu of tickets are greatly appreciated and go straight to the performer (Link for donations will also be provided with the video performance​)


until further notice

December 13, 2020, 2:00 pm EST

Rain Worthington, "In Passages" for solo violin

*** world premiere

Streaming link TBA



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“There is a deep interiority to this music . . . a composer of considerable imagination, emotional expressiveness, and poetic sensibility.” – American Record Guide Performances of Worthington’s compositions have spanned the globe from Brazil to Iceland, Cyprus to Korea, Italy to India. Her work takes “. . . ideas of American musical style to a new place – like a walk in a familiar, yet very different park” – Chamber Music. Self-taught in composition, her catalog includes works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, duos, solos and miniatures. Her writing has been described in the IAWM Journal as “a fusion of styles—ancient, medieval sounds expressed via modality and open sonorities, modernist minimalist ostinato, and classical approaches to basic ideas—to capture components of the human experience.” 2020 performances of her orchestral works include Still Motion performed at Carnegie Hall and Yet Still Night at the TUTTI Festival at Denison University. Shredding Glass received its World Premiere in Brazil in June 2019. She was guest at Missouri State University 2016 and 2017 for MSU Symphony orchestral world premieres of Tracing a Dream and In Passages. Subsequent orchestral premieres of In Passages were presented in Italy and Brazil in 2018. Worthington received 2020 commissions from the Portland Youth Philharmonic for a piece for youth conservatory orchestra and from Baltimore Symphony violinist Audrey Wright for a violin/piano piece. She has received an American Prize-Ernst Bacon Award, a Global Music Award and grants from Meet the Composer, ASCAP, American Music Center, NYFA, and American Composers Forum. Since 2010, Navona Records has released Worthington’s music, with 2020 releases of two new orchestral works, Shadows of the Wind and Within Deep Currents. Her 2016 solo orchestral album “DREAM VAPORS” received wide critical acclaim. Worthington serves as Artistic Administrator/Composer Advocate for the New York Women Composers.

December 20, 2020, 2:00 pm EST

Daniel Reza Sabzghabaei, "Ha Chahargah" for solo violin

Streaming link TBA



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Daniel Reza Sabzghabaei (دانیال رضا سبزقبایی) is a creator who aims to emphasize the malleability of time and how we experience it. His work has been presented and commissioned by organizations including: Intimacy of Creativity Festival, the International Contemporary Ensemble, National Sawdust, the JACK Quartet, Beth Morrison Projects, the New York Festival of Song, the Banff Centre, Contemporaneous, Guerilla Opera, [Switch~] Ensemble, Pro Coro Canada, The Esoterics, Opera America, TAK Ensemble, and the Busan Choral Festival to name a few. Daniel’s recent research has focused on time and form within Persian moosiqi sonnati. Daniel is currently a doctoral candidate and Sage Fellow at Cornell University.

December 27, 2020, 2:00 pm EST

Jee Seo, "On Fever II" for solo violin

Streaming link TBA



Jee Seo, composer

Jee Seo was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1985. His music has been performed in Europe, North and South America and Asia. Jee graduated from the College of Music Chung-Ang University in South Korea and had a residency at the Isang Yun Haus in Berlin. He is currently studying at the Academy of Music in Kraków, Poland.