EVENTS


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2016

December 15 | Alarm Will Sound: Splitting Adams

Sheldon Theatre, St. Louis, MO


I arranged Louis Armstrong’s “You’re Lucky to Me” as part of the musical underscoring for Alarm Will Sound‘s fascinating half-concert, half-podcast.

Per AWS: “John Adams built his career in the 1980s making unique and unmistakable music of pulsing sound masses for large ensembles, but a 1992 commission for a one-of-each-instrument chamber ensemble forced him to fundamentally rethink his music. It was a combination of Schoenberg and old 1950s-era cartoons that guided him to a new way forward. The dense and manic Chamber Symphony that emerged shocked fans who thought they knew what to expect from Adams, and its ferocious challenges pushed performers to their limits. 15 years after writing the original Chamber Symphony, Adams composed a sequel, called Son of Chamber Symphony, for Alarm Will Sound. This special performance, created in collaboration with Meet the Composer, combines music, recorded interviews with the composer and others, as well as voices from the performers onstage to tell the story of the creation of these two seminal works, and of the struggle required to perform them.”


October 2 | Canticum Novum: Sed Virtutum Gradibus

Hankinson Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


Paolo Debuque leads Canticum Novum in their inaugural concert, featuring my Sed Virtutum Gradibus.


October 1 | Boise Philharmonic: Five-Six-Seven-Eight

Morrison Center, Boise, ID


Aram Demirjian leads the Boise Philharmonic in their season-opening concert, featuring my Five-Six-Seven-Eight as well as works by Berlioz, Tchaikovsky (featuring the splendid Andrew von Oeyen on the Piano), and Stravinsky.


September 30 | Boise Philharmonic: Five-Six-Seven-Eight

Brandt Center, Nampa, ID


Aram Demirjian leads the Boise Philharmonic in their season-opening concert, featuring my Five-Six-Seven-Eight as well as works by Berlioz, Tchaikovsky (featuring the splendid Andrew von Oeyen on the Piano), and Stravinsky.


August 2 | Cabrillo Festival Orchestra: Five-Six-Seven-Eight

Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA


Valentina Peleggi and Lina Marcela Gonzalez lead the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra in two separate performances of a freshly commissioned re-orchestration of Five-Six-Seven-Eight as part of the “In the Works” program at the Cabrillo Festival for Contemporary Music.


May 21 | Concord Chorus and Orchestra: Uriel

Church of St. Brigid, Lexington, MA


Kevin Leong leads the Concord Chorus and Orchestra in the world premiere of my short oratorio Uriel, a commission for their 70th anniversary gala concert (paired alongside Mozart’s Requiem).


May 7 | New York Youth Symphony: Sonata da Camera

School for Strings, New York, NY


Members of the New York Youth Symphony perform Sonata da Camera in a year-end recital at New York’s famous School for Strings.


May 4 | New York Youth Symphony: Sonata da Camera

Carnegie Hall, New York, NY


Members of the New York Youth Symphony “hard premiere” Sonata da Camera in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.


April 19 | New York Youth Symphony: Sonata da Camera

Symphony Space, New York, NY


Members of the New York Youth Symphony “soft premiere” Sonata da Camera, a 2016 NYYS First Music Commission.


April 7 | Contemporary Directions Ensemble: Five-Six-Seven-Eight

Britton Recital Hall, Ann Arbor, MI


Oriol Sans leads the Contemporary Directions Ensemble in a concert featuring the chamber orchestra version of Five-Six-Seven-Eight after it was awarded the inaugural Brehm Prize in instrumental composition.


March 12 | Silver Keys: Trio

Texas Flute Society “Flute Day,” Nacogdoches, TX


The Silver Keys wrap up their tour in a performance featuring my Trio for Flute, Bassoon, and Piano.


March 9 | Silver Keys: Trio

Stephen F. Austin State University, Dallas, TX


The Silver Keys perform my Trio for Flute, Bassoon, and Piano in recital as part of a run of performances on their 2015–16 tour calendar.


March 4 | Bowling Green: Keynote Address and Fiddle Suite

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH


I am invited to deliver the keynote address at the 2016 Bowling Green State University Graduate Conference, giving a talk entitled “Multistable Hierarchies and Analytical Fictions.” In addition to this breezy discourse, I also play the piano in a performance including my Fiddle Suite, alongside the terrific Aleks Tengesdal on cello.


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