Impulse Festival Workshops: John Lindberg (bass) and Ashley Walters (cello)

** Affiliated Event
January 27, 2018 - 9:30am
107 Old Cabell Hall

Improvisation has been an integral part of music since music began.  The Impulse Festival features contemporary improvisational ensembles and soloists, as well as traditional musical styles that improvise as a key element of performance.   The Impulse Festival presents the following two lecture/ workshops / demonstrations.

Musical Awareness of Natural Law with Golden Quintet Bassist John Lindberg (Lecture /Demonstration / Workshop)
Saturday, January 27, 9:30 AM
107 Old Cabell Hall

Golden Quintet Bassist John Lindberg will give a Lecture / Demonstration / Workshop entitled Musical Awareness of Natural Law.
Musicians are welcome to bring their instruments.

John Lindberg commenced his full-time professional career at age sixteen, allowing for total immersion into his work as a performer/composer, subsequently being mentored by the late great bassist David Izenzon. Over the last forty-one years he has traveled the globe performing thousands of concerts of creative music, in thirty-six countries on five continents. He has released myriad albums over one hundred that spotlight his original compositions for a variety of jazz ensembles, and feature his singularly identifiable bass playing.





The 21st Century Cellist with Cellist Ashley Walters (Lecture /Demonstration / Workshop)
Saturday, January 27, 10:30 AM
107 Old Cabell Hall

Cellist Ashley Walters will present a public workshop / lecture / demonstration entitled the 21st Century Cellist on in room 107 of Old Cabell Hall at 10:30am on Saturday, January 27th.
Musicians are welcome to bring their instruments.

Cellist Ashley Walters has been described as performing "with the kind of brilliance that beckons a major new performer on the new music scene" (Mark Swed, L.A. Times). She has been praised for her "imposing talents" (Sequenza 21) and "impressive" (Pitchfork) and "beautiful playing" (All About Jazz). Walters maintains a uniquely diverse career, performing music that blurs the boundaries between classical, avant-garde, and jazz, breaking new ground in repertoire with microtonality, extended techniques, alternative tunings, and improvisation.



Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA's historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda.  (map) Parking is available in the central grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Rd, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner.  Handicap parking is available in the small parking lot adjacent to Bryan Hall.

The Impulse Festival is sponsored by the following UVA entities: Arts Administration program, Arts Council, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences’ Collective Response: Moving Forward committee, McIntire Department of Art, McIntire Department of Music, Office of the Provost & the Vice Provost for the Arts, Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity, President’s Commission on Slavery and the University, University Programs Council, and WTJU Radio.  Generous support was given by The Acquavella Family, Charlottesville Jazz Society, Gassmann Fund for Innovation in Music, Hampton Inn and Suites, Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.

For a listing of all Impulse Festival events visit

All programs are subject to change.

To purchase tickets for the final concert, please call the Arts Box Office at 434.924.3376.  For more information please call the McIntire Department of Music at 434.924.3052


UVA Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176