Alyssa Resh is an active chamber, solo, and orchestral percussionist in Philadelphia.
October may be the month for apple cider, pumpkin picking, trick-or-treating, and sweater shopping - but here at Temple, it's the month of concerts! I recently finished up a concert cycle with the Temple University Symphony Orchestra (where we played Petrushka!) and another concert cycle with the Temple University New Music Ensemble. Now I'm gearing up for Temple's annual Mosaics Concert, where I'll be playing with the Orchestra and accompanying my friend Salina on taiko drums while she plays Marimba Spiritual. It should be a great concert and I'm really looking forward to it!
In September I was lucky enough to play a two-week run of the Propaganda Machine Show with the ENAensemble - a project by Evan Kassof, Nicole Renna, and Anaïs Naharro-Murphy. These performances were a part of the Philadelphia FringeArts Festival, and all four were sold out! Playing with the ENAensemble was a wonderful experience, and I'm excited for future performances with the group. You can learn more about us at www.enaensemble.org.
Finally, I'm excited to share that I recently won the "Fan Favorite" award for the Malletlab 2018 International Online Mallet Percussion Competition. I'm so thankful to all the friends, family, and strangers who voted for me, and I'm looking forward to attending Malletlab in June! But that's all in the future - for now, I'm still trying to decide on a Halloween costume. Happy October!