Restoration Chamber Music:

  1. I’m a Founder and Artistic Director of Restoration Chamber Music, Galveston.  Presented by the Galveston Historical Foundation, Restoration Chamber Music offers an annual summer chamber music festival to celebrate Galveston’s inspiring heritage and fascinating history.  Restoration Chamber Music concerts always feature an adventurous and eclectic collection of music masterpieces, thoughtfully presented to celebrate the special character and heritage of Galveston’s many nationally renowned historic sites.  I’m very fortunate to collaborate with many incredible artists on this project, including my co-directors Brinton Averil Smith and Evelyn Chen.  Our intimate, friendly concerts, each lasting about an hour, allow music and history lovers a rare opportunity to experience world class performances in some of the most inspiring settings Texas has to offer.  Gallery of concert photos.

Continuo Band:

  1. Inspired by the baroque period tradition of freedom and improvisation, Evan Leslie’s Continuo Band performs imaginative realizations of 17th and 18th century music, using an eclectic variety of modern and historic instruments from many diverse cultures, including banjo, vibraphone, accordion, and even kazoo.   Continuo Band’s fresh take on classics by Vivaldi, Corelli, and Bach is perfect for concert halls, bars, clubs or restaurants.

  2. Continuo Band is a new passion of mine, and I really enjoy writing all of our band’s arrangements, plus directing and performing in our shows.  I’m eager to collaborate with musicians from all backgrounds.  Maybe you’d to play with us? Contact me

Da Camera Young Artist Program:

  1. In my role as Director of Education (2008-2011) for Da Camera of Houston, I established the Da Camera Young Artist Program, a professional development initiative for emerging professional musicians.  The program includes a course workshops (creative programming, audience engagement, sharing music with young people, marketing and development, etc.) plus non-traditional performances and school visits, all designed to help the next generation of artists feel prepared and encouraged to perform for the community.   In my three years at Da Camera I directed a variety of chamber music performances in schools, hospitals, night clubs, museums and galleries.  I also directed the Music Encounters program, where Da Camera Young Artists offered hundreds of hours of original lesson using music to explore a variety of core subjects in public schools classrooms.



I’m always eager to experiment with different styles, presenting music to new audiences in unconventional concert settings. 



Recent Performances