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January 2017

Sinfonietta – World Premiere!

January 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Washington Pavilion, 301 S Main Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104 United States
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$13

Sinfonietta - a multi-movement exploration of varieties of religious experience - will premiere with the South Dakota Symphony under the direction of Delta David Gier.  Several years in the making, this is my first orchestral score since my Violin Concerto (Katrina) of 2011, and it's full of ideas and sounds I've been dying to put on paper.   I'm looking forward to varieties of community engagement as well when I travel to Sioux Falls for the premiere!  

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February 2017

Yoonie Han Premieres “Lady Macbeth” at Baruch

February 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave (25th St)
New York, NY 10010 United States
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$35

Yoonie Han will premiere my third piece composed for her, the latest in a series of compositions inspired by John Singer Sargent's paintings of iconic female figures.  Miss Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth will be heard for the first time at Baruch Perming Arts Center in Manhattan, together with El Jaleo and Fumee d'amber-gris, in a presentation including discussion with the composer and with Baruch art historian Prof Gail Levin about the transformation of art into music.  Also on the program: Enrique Granados's…

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CANCELED – Premiere of Song Cycle “For Allegra”

February 26, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. John's Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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Very sadly, due to bronchitis, soprano Laura Strickling will be unable to give the first performance of For Allegra, a song cycle I composed for our daughter Allegra during the years when she was studying voice seriously.  We hope to reschedule soon!  The texts are by three poets past - Edna St. Vincent Millay (pictured), Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson; and three living - Dan Chiasson, Terri Kirby Erickson, Wendell Berry.  Ms. Strickling is accompanied by Mike Brofman in this concert presented by…

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April 2017

Girl on Fire at Fairlight Hall

April 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fairlight Hall, Martineau Lane, Fairlight
near Hastings, East Sussex TN35 5DR United Kingdom
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An expanded version of Girl on Fire - now eight songs on poetry of Emma Stace Darling - will have its premiere at the stunning Fairlight Hall, near Hastings, UK.  Emma is both poet and soprano, as I am both composer and pianist for this performance.  The concert benefits the Hastings International Musical Festival.  

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Mudang at National Gugak Center

April 14, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
National Gugak Center, 2364, NAMBUSUNHWANNO
Seoul, 06757 Korea, Republic Of
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I'm thrilled that piri virtuoso Gamin will play my piece Mudang, composed for her, at the National Gugak Center in Seoul.  The Gugak Center is where I spent a very happy ten days last summer studying traditional Korean music in depth, inspired by the experience of composing Mudang for Gamin.  She performs with the Arz Ensemble.

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October 2017

Sargent’s Women at Boston University

October 12, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Marshall Room, 855 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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Sargent's Women - my piano suite inspired by John Singer Sargent's extravagant paintings of iconic female figures - comes to my alma mater, Boston University College of Fine Arts (MMus in Theory and Composition!) on October 12.  Yoonie Han, for whom I composed the suite, brings her commanding performance.  She and I will also present a class at Longy School of Music examining how music and art can influence each other, on October 13.

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Nonghyun, for Gayageum and String Quartet

October 26, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Music Center Recital Hall, UCSC, 402 McHenry Rd
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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My major new piece for gayageum - the traditional Korean plucked instrument - with string quartet will premiere at the Pacific Rim Music Festival, as part of a tour of musicians from the National Gugak Center in Seoul.  Joining gayageum great Ji Aeri will be the fabulous Borromeo Quartet.

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February 2018

Face of the Deep: Aqua Alta Goes to Bangor

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gracie Theatre, Husson University, 1 College Circle
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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$15

Jenny Q. Chai - the adventurous Shanghai- and Paris-based pianist - will reprise my Face of the Deep, composed for her to perform with video I shot of water surfaces in various light and wind conditions.  It's part of her provocative program Aqua Alta, exploring through music and science what's happening with water and water levels around the world.

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El Jaelo into Eurythmy

February 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Weill Recital Hall, 881 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019 United States
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$25

El Jaleo, my piano piece inspired by John Singer Sargent't painting of a flamenco dancer - has now inspired eurythmy artist Gabrielle Armenier.  While Brigitte Armenier plays my music, Gabrielle will interpret it in eurythmy, a movement art originated by Rudolf Steiner.   Also on the program - music of Auerbach, Gusev, Stanhope, Ravel, Brahms, and Piazzola.

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Reflexions at Ithaca College

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mayo Concert Hall, Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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Marimbist Steve Solook will play my extended solo work Reflexions twice this month, at Ithaca College and at The College of New Jersey.  He's called his program Tombeau de James Preiss - it's a tribute to the legendary percussionist and Steve's teacher.  The late James Preiss commissioned my work specifically for Steve to play.

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Upcoming Performances

  1. Reflexions at The College of New Jersey

    February 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  2. Premiere of Songs for Allegra

    April 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Recordings

American Violin Concertos

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Violin Concerto (Katrina) performed by Ittai Shapira and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Fire In Heaven And Earth

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The first recording devoted to the composer's work, featuring four works of vocal, chamber, and orchestral music.

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The American Evolution

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FREE CD AVAILABLE—Sonata For Piano performed by Kris Carlisle on Piano Sonatas, Phase 2 of his recording project.

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