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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Stephen Marotto & Will Yager

Stephen Marotto (cello) and Will Yager (double bass) present an afternoon of music at Le Mondo in Baltimore

Looking for something interesting to do on a Sunday afternoon in Baltimore? Get outside, enjoy the spring air, and join us for a special matinee at Le Mondo this Sunday, April 28th, at 2PM! (And still have time before and after to soak in that sun!)

Cellist Stephen Marotto (Boston) and double bassist Will Yager (Baltimore) join forces to present an afternoon of music by Liza Lim, Giacinto Scelsi, Marc Sabat, João Pedro Oliveira, and more.

This program of solos and duos features music that expand the possibilities of both instruments through alternate tunings, the use of electronics, and physical modifications of the instruments themselves.


Stephen Marotto + Will Yager

Music for cello, bass, and electronics

Sunday, April 28, 2PM - 3:30PM




A photo of Stephen Marotto playing cello


A native of Norwalk, Connecticut, Stephen has received a Bachelors degree with honors from the University of Connecticut, and Masters and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Boston University. Stephen’s formative teachers include Michael Reynolds, Kangho Lee, Marc Johnson, and Rhonda Rider.

A passionate advocate for contemporary music, Stephen plays regularly with chamber groups throughout New England and also performs on various new music concert series in the Boston area and beyond.

Stephen has attended music festivals at the Banff Centre, Cortona Sessions for New Music and SoundSCAPE festival in Italy, and the Summer Course for New Music in Darmstadt, Germany.

Stephen has a wide range of musical interest that include contemporary chamber music, improvisatory music, and electroacoustic music. As a soloist, Stephen has commissioned several new works for the instrument, and is concerned with expanding and augmenting the tonal pallet of his instrument both with and without technology.

Stephen can be heard as a featured artist on Mode Records. In his spare time, Stephen is an avid hiker and outdoorsman.

A photo of the Will Yager, double bass musician


Will Yager is a double bassist committed to experimental music, improvisation, and collaborating with other artists in the creation of new solo and chamber repertoire for the double bass.

He is a founding member of both LIGAMENT, a chamber duo with soprano Anika Kildegaard, and the improvising trio Wombat with Justin Comer and Carlos Cotallo Solares.


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