It's Bedtime (2018)
It's Bedtime was written for Whistling Hens in 2018. It is a setting of Christina Rosetti's "Crying, my little one, footsore and weary." It was premiered at Darkwater Women in Music Festival at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke on March 1, 2019.
Oboist and composer Dannielle McBryan (b. 1994) completed her Bachelor studies in oboe performance at the Manhattan School of Music with Stephen Taylor in 2016. During her time there, she was the recipient of two fellowships; Yale School of Music’s Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and the Bowdoin International Music Festival. After she completed her studies, she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study oboe in Bremen, Germany, where she currently is working on her Master’s with Christian Hommel. She is currently an awardee from the Oscar und Vera Ritter Stiftung in Hamburg, Germany.
Dannielle has performed as a guest with Ensemble Connect at both their residency at Skidmore College in 2016, and at a performance at the French Consulate in New York City in 2017. She has performed numerous times as a guest with Ensemble Modern and has been on tour with them at such venues as the Bockenheimer Depot in Frankfurt, the Koelner Philharmonie, the Prinzregententheater in Munich, and the Berliner Philharmonie. She is the co-founder and artistic director of Avant Projekts, a grant-winning social media-based dance company which presents classical art forms in a relatable format that appeals to viewers from all backgrounds.