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Thanks for your patience as I finalize dates and places for performances in the 2017-2018 season!


 

 

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Just Duet: "After Dark" at New Music Gathering
May 10, 2017, 9:00 PM; May 13, 2017, 10:00 PM
Howard's Club H (May 10), Two Foxes Gastropub (May 13), Bowling Green, OH
For the occasion of the New Music Gathering, hosted this year by BGSU, Just Duet are reprising their "After Dark" program, featuring selections from my "Short Strange Sad Songs."


 
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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Stravinsky & Pärt
Friday, April 28, 2017, 8:00 PM; Saturday, April 29, 2017, 8:00 PM; Sunday, April 30, 2017, 3:00 PM
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (April 28 and 30), Strathmore Music Center (April 29)
Performing Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms and Arvo Pärt's Credo as a chorister with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of the wonderful Marin Alsop. Also on the program: Rachmaninoff's second symphony.


 
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Kayla Hanvey: Master's Recital
April 28, 2017, 8:00 PM
Housewright Hall, Florida State University, Tallahasee, FL
Flutist Kayla Hanvey will play my Bonsais for solo piccolo as part of her M.M. degree recital.


 
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New Music at Maryland
April 25, 2017, 8:00 PM
Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
My last performance as a doctoral student at UMD! Jon Clancy on marimba and Robert Durie on bass clarinet will be premiering Bright Duo (aka Bright Solo plus a rather virtuosic marimba part) alongside works by Quinn Dizon, Ray Fields, Matthew Chung, Zach Konick, and Chris Newman.


 
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UMD Chamber Singers: Spring Choral Showcase
April 8, 2017, 8:00 PM
Memorial Chapel, College Park, MD
Performing as chorister in Herbert Howells's Requiem, the Mass of Frank Martin, and some motets by Maurice Durufle, all under the direction of the Oregon Bach Festival's Matthew Halls.


 
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Music & Film at Maryland
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 7:00 PM
Leah M. Smith Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, MD)
It's not very day I write a brass quintet score for a nine-minute film about caterpillars, but we live in interesting times. My score for a century-old wildlife documentary will be performed live at this screening along with works by other UMD students and visiting composer Maria Newman.


 
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Nouveau Classical Project: UMD Residency
Thursday, March 9, 2017, 7:00 PM
Gildenhorn Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, MD)
As part of their two-day residency, the wonderful Pierrot sextet The Nouveau Classical Project will be reading and recording my new piece Longfellow Mosaic, seven songs for soprano and chamber ensemble based on fragments of a few dozen poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.


 
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Music & Film at Maryland
Thursday, December 1, 2016, 7:00 PM
Leah M. Smith Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, MD)
Collaborating with pianist Ruth Bright on a score for a short silent film, performed live at the screening.


 
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New Music at Maryland
Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 8:00 P.M.
Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
The brilliant mezzo-soprano Sarah Best and pianist Sarah Barham will premiere my Little Dream Pieces, Vol. 5, as part of a program of works by UMD composition grads and undergrads.


 
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Just Duet: "After Dark"
Saturday, November 19, 2016, 9:00; Saturday, December 3, 2016
Kelly Hall (11/19), Wolfe Center (12/3), Bowling Green State University
Idiosyncratic clarinet & percussion duo Cynthia Goosby & Scott Charvet, known collectively as Just Duet, will be premiering my piece Short Strange Sad Songs alongside works by Alex Tran and Michael J. Vince, all of which were commissioned as responses to a mysterious and open-ended prompt: "After Dark."


 
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NSO: Durufle/Debussy
Thursday through Saturday, November 10-12, 2016, 8:00 PM
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Performing the full-orchestra version of Maurice Durufle's Requiem as a chorister with the National Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Donald Runnicles. Also on the program: Debussy's Three Nocturnes and Four Preludes.


 
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Tempo: 72-Hour Challenge
Friday, September 9, 2016, 6:00 P.M.
Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Composers write a piece in 36 hours, performers learn and rehearse it in 36 hours, and then... there's a concert! Presented by Tempo, the student-led new music group at the University of Maryland, this concert will feature a short new work of mine played by Angela Kazmierczak (oboe) and Frank Stroup (trumpet). Concluding the show is a new commission by Dale Trumbore, performed by the Inscape Chamber Orchestra - not to be missed!


 
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Source Song Festival
August 7 through 13, 2016
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Working with Libby Larsen (as well as many performers and fellow composers) for this weeklong festival of art song, including a performance of my set Danna's Dreams For D'Anna.


 
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Triad Presents: Chorale and Variations
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 8:00 P.M.; Monday, May 16, 6:00 P.M.
May 14: Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church (1555 Mass. Ave., Cambridge MA); May 16: TBA.
Boston's choral collective ensemble Triad will be performing my Five Fantasies on Bach Chorales in a fantastically diverse and forward-thinking program including works by Thomas Stumpf, Charles Turner, Peter Louis van Dijk, and Caroline Mallonee. Honored to be included in such company. (Tickets are $10 at the door.)


 
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(DMA Recital #3)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 8:00 P.M.
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Room 2201
Some regional, national, and world premieres of recent and semi-recent pieces of mine: all five movements of the Lyric Suite For English Horn, all three movements of the Piano Trio, all four movements of Old Books for saxophone quartet, the bassoon version of Bright Solo, and a few surprises.


 
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Open Reading Session with the Spektral Quartet
Monday, April 25, 2016, 7:30 P.M.
Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Chicago's fantastic Spektral Quartet will be reading new works for string quartet by myself (again) and by my colleagues Bryce Fuhrman and Rob Wolk.


 
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New Music at Maryland
Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 8:00 P.M.
Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Presenting the partial premiere of my Piano Trio (played by Anto Meliksetian, Erin Snedecor, and Pablo Salazar), within a potpourri program of pieces by UMD composition grads and undergrads.


 
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Chamber Music Recital
Monday, April 11, 2016, 5:30 P.M.
Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Angela Kazmierczak will be playing three movements from Lyric Suite For English Horn with Josh Waldman, Becca Barnett, and Jon Clancy. (This is, to my knowledge, the first time a piece by a current UMD student has appeared on a school-sanctioned chamber group concert.)


 
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Ethan Greene, bass: "The Transience of Life and Happiness"
Thursday, March 31, 2016, 7:30 P.M.
The Scott Theater, Carroll County Community College
Bass Ethan Greene will be performing my Little Dream Pieces, Vol. 4 as part of a guest recital, accompanied by pianist Joanna Jones. Ticket info at the link above.


 
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Tempo: Spring 2016 Concert
Tuesday, March 29, 2015, 8:00 P.M.
Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
This semester's regular concert by Tempo, the graduate student-led new music ensemble at UMD, features the three winners of our 2015-2016 call for scores, including William Price's Hardboiled, conducted by me!


 
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Brahms: Eine deutsches Requiem
Friday through Sunday, March 4-6, 2016: 8:00 PM/3:00 PM
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, MD) and the Strathmore Center for the Performing Arts (Bethesda, MD)
Performing Brahms's Ein deutsches Requiem as a chorister with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Markus Stenz.


 
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Advent Library Concert Series
Friday, February 19, 2016, 8:00 PM
Church of the Advent, 30 Brimmer St., Boston MA
Presenting solo works for woodwinds on a program shared with the wonderful Transient Canvas.


 
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Music And Film at Maryland
Friday, February 12, 2016, 7:30 PM
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, MD)
Collaborating with the Potomac Wind Quintet on a short film score, performed live at the screening.


 
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Dave Berrios at the 2016 Saxophone Summit
Saturday, January 16, 2016, 8:00 P.M.
Seretean Center for the Performing Arts, Stillwater, OK
Saxophonist Dave Berrios gives the Midwestern premiere of my Bright Solo in its edition for bari sax.


 
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Opera On Tap: New Works Fest
Sunday, November 15, 2015, 3:30 P.M.
The Pinch, 3548 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010
Soprano Amy Broadbent will be performing songs from Ancient Woes, Vol. 1 and Little Dream Pieces, Vol. 3 in the convivial and informal setting of Opera On Tap! Nathan Bluestein appears as collaborative pianist.


 
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Tempo: 72-Hour Challenge
Friday, September 11, 2015, 7:00 P.M.
Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Composers write a piece in 36 hours, performers learn and rehearse it in 36 hours, and then... there's a concert! Fellow composers Scott AuCoin, Quinn Dizon, Bryce Fuhrman, Bradley Green, Zach Konick, Eric Pazdziora, Pablo Salazar, Nolan Veldey, Mary Whitmore, Ross Wixon, and Rob Wolk will be joining me in this adventure. Presented by Tempo, the student-led new music group at the University of Maryland.


 
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Second Sunset
Thursday, August 13, 2015, 8:00 P.M.
Perry & Marty Granoff Music Center at Tufts University (Somerville, MA)
In a return to my old stomping grounds, I'm putting together a recital of works I've composed since leaving Boston in 2013. Check out the Boston-area premieres of Bright Solo, Danna's Dreams For D'Anna, and Three Sisters In Autumn, plus the world premiere performances of String Quartet No. 3 and Lyric Suite For English Horn. My wonderful collaborators this year include saxophonist Mary Joy Patchett, oboist Jennifer Slowik, violinst Anna Griffis, and mezzo-soprano Thea Lobo, among others.


 
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The Cortona Sessions For New Music
June 28 through July 12, 2015
Cortona, Italy
Working with composer/teachers Forrest Pierce and Frederic Rzewski (as well as many performers and fellow composers) for this two-week festival, including the premieres of my new works Old Books for saxophone quartet and Bright Solo for bassoon on July 7 and 10 respectively.


 
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Fresh Inc. 2015 at Constellation
Saturday, June 20, 2015, 7:00 P.M.
Constellation, 3111 N. Western Ave., Chicago IL 60618
Members of the Fresh Inc. Festival (2015 edition) will be premiering my Park Bench At The End Of The World for mixed quintet at this fantastic venue in Chicago. The venue is small, so click here to buy tickets ($15 general admission, $10 students) in advance!


 
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New Music at Maryland
Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 8:00 P.M.
Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Presenting Frank Chu and Madeline Miskie in the first performance of Ancient Woes, Vol. 1 on English and Latin texts, within a potpourri program of pieces by UMD composition grads and undergrads.


 
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Elizabeth Erenberg: CD Release Concert
Sunday, April 26, 2015, 4:00 P.M.
Flutistry Boston, 801A Tremont St., Boston MA 02118
Longtime collaborator and stalwart new music advocate Elizabeth Erenberg (flute/piccolo) will be celebrating the release of her debut CD, Ascend, which features my Bonsais for solo piccolo. Also on the concert (and album) are works by Kurt Mehlenbacher, Albert Oppenheimer, Jeannette Chechile, John McDonald, and Russell Steinberg.


 
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Andrew Welch's Master Recital: "Distant Horizons"
Friday, April 17, 2015, 8:00 P.M.
Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
At the same time that the UMD Chamber Singers premiere Five Fantasies On Bach Chorales, pianist Andrew Welch will be performing a movement from Five Number Pieces as part of his MM degree recital in solo piano performance. If you don't like my piece, fear not; there's also music by Andriessen, Sosnowski, Volchok, Salonen, Ravel, Scarlatti, and Mozart.


 
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UMD Chamber Singers & Chorale: Spring Showcase
Friday, April 17, 2015, 8:00 P.M.
Dekelboum Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
UMD's top choral ensemble will be giving the full premiere of my award-winning piece for SATB choir, Five Fantasies On Bach Chorales. This is a ticketed event, so get yours here.


 
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Tempo Presents: Numera by Ryan Oldham
Monday, March 2, 2015, 8:00 P.M.
Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Tempo, the student-run new music collective, is presenting the surrealist chamber opera Numera by Ryan Oldham of UMKC as the centerpiece of their spring concert. I'll be singing the role of "Triangle" (I told you it was surrealist).


 
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Alexandra Porter and Meghan Mae Curry in Recital
Friday, February 13, 2015, 8:00 P.M.
Trinity Episcopal Church, 207 W. Main St., Moorestown, New Jersey
Soprano and new-music specialist Alexandra Porter will perform my Little Dream Pieces, Vol. 3 in this recital with fellow soprano Meghan Mae Curry.


 
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Open Reading Session with the Spektral Quartet
Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 7:30 P.M.
Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Chicago's fantastic Spektral Quartet will be reading my new String Quartet No. 3, Op. 57a, along with new works by my colleagues Petra Hogan and Bryce Fuhrman.


 
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New Music At Maryland
December 2, 2014, 8:00pm
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, MD)
Premieres of new works composed by me and by my UMD colleagues Geoff Sheil, Pablo Salazar, Rob Wolk, Bryce Fuhrman, Petra Hogan, Bradley Green, and Alexandra Bryant. My contribution is Sunflower Poem, featuring soprano Emily Riley with an eight-piece chamber group.


 
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Victoria Suchodolski in Recital
November 26, 2014; December 5, 2014*
Newbridge on the Charles, Dedham, MA; *Taylor House Bed & Breakfast, Jamaica Plain, MA
Pianist Victoria Suchodolski will be taking on my Five Number Pieces for solo piano in these two Boston-area recitals.


 
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Dance in the Garden, Part III
October 18, 2014, 2:00-4:00pm
Three Sisters Garden at Schrom Hills Park (Greenbelt, MD)
In this collaboration with choreographer Monica Warren, our piece Three Sisters In Autumn for four sopranos and five dancers will be presented by Monica's colleagues of the Alight Dance Theater. (It's a 20-minute piece that will be cycled a few times during the 2-4pm period, rain or shine.)


 
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Suite For Sextet And Other Works (DMA Recital #2)
October 12, 2014, 8:00-9:30pm
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, MD)
My second annual recital at the University of Maryland will feature the Pierrot-ensemble version of my master's thesis (Suite For Chamber Orchestra, now entitled Suite For Sextet), alongside songs for mezzo (Danna's Dreams For D'Anna) and some instrumentals (Four Duos And Two Solos).


 
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A Flute Is Not A Bird: A Recital of Natural Selections
October 12, 2014, 2:00-3:30pm
Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church (Somerville, MA)
Flutist Kristen Dye will be playing my Bonsais for solo piccolo alongside chamber works by Forrest Pierce, Kaija Saariaho, David Farrell, Mark Dancigers, and George Crumb.


 
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Ruth Bright: Chamber Recital
September 7, 2014, 2:00-4:00pm
College Park United Methodist Church (College Park, MD)
Pianist Ruth Bright and cellist Jess Albrecht will be performing my piece Choi Mosaic alongside piano and string works by the slightly more accomplished composers Arno Babadjanian and Claude Debussy.


 
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First Sunset
August 21, 2014, 8:00-9:00pm
Perry & Marty Granoff Music Center at Tufts University (Somerville, MA)
In a return to my old stomping grounds, I'll be putting on a short recital of works I composed since leaving Boston last fall: in their U.S. premieres, Sunflower Poem and several short duos and solos; the world premieres of the un-cello'ed edition of Little Dream Pieces and the original harp version of Three Aphorisms; and Five Number Pieces for solo piano in its Boston area premiere.


 
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IFCM World Symposium on Choral Music
August 6-13, 2014
Seoul and Gunsan, South Korea
Performing by invitation of the International Federation for Choral Music with the UMD Chamber Singers under the direction of Edward Maclary. Other invited choirs include the USC Thornton Chamber Singers, the Oslo Chamber Choir, the Kammerchor Stuttgart, and Roomful of Teeth.


 
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The 53rd National NATS Conference
July 6, 2014, 5:30pm
Boston Marriott Copley Place (Boston, MA)
Mezzo-soprano D'Anna Fortunato and pianist/composer John McDonald present the partial premiere of my new song cycle Danna's Dreams For D'Anna. Full premiere to follow at Tufts University this fall (exact date TBA).


 
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The Cortona Sessions For New Music
June 21 through July 5, 2014
Cortona, Italy
Working with composer/teachers Forrest Pierce, Gabriela Frank, and Stevan Tickmayer (as well as many performers and fellow composers) for this two-week festival, including the premiere of my new work Sunflower Poem on July 3.


 
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A Celebration Of Small Things (DMA Recital #1)
May 16, 2014, 8:00pm
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, MD)
In this concert of miniatures, I'll be presenting the premieres of Five Number Pieces for solo piano and Little Dream Pieces, Vol. 4 for medium voice, piano, and two cellos; plus, fresh takes on Trois Miniatures Hypnotisees and Trois Plus Miniatures Hypnotisees and a retrospective of the first three volumes of Little Dream Pieces. Featured performers include pianist Frank Chu and members of the Maryland Opera Studio and Chamber Singers.


 
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New Music At Maryland
April 22, 2014, 8:00pm
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, MD)
Premiere of the chamber version of Three Frozen Sketches in the company of pieces by my UMD colleagues.


 
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A Britten Celebration
April 4, 2014, 8:00pm
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, MD)
Performing A Hymn To St. Cecilia, Five Flower Songs, and Choral Dances From Gloriana under the direction of Edward Maclary, Greg Graf, and Rachel Carlson (respectively).


 
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Granoff All Night Long
March 28, 2014, 8:00pm through March 29, 2014, 8:00am (!)
Perry & Marty Granoff Music Center at Tufts University (Somerville, MA)
Premiere of the flute & cello version of Three Aphorisms at this all-night music event.


 
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Recording session with Elizabeth Erenberg & Michael Reichman
March 16, 2014
Perry & Marty Granoff Music Center at Tufts University (Somerville, MA)
Recording the revised version of the old November Duo (Op. 5) in beautiful Distler Auditorium.


 
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Lukas Foss: The Prairie
February 28, 2014: 8:00 PM (MD); March 3, 2014: 8:00 PM (DC)
Memorial Chapel (College Park, MD), Capitol Hill Pres. Church (Washington DC)
Partipicating as chorister in the DMA project of C. Paul Heins, a rare performance of this 1942 cantata by the late German-American composer Lukas Foss.


 
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UMD Symphony Orchestra & Concert Choir: Ravel & Bruckner
March 1, 2014: 8:00 PM
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, MD)
Singing Ravel, Bruckner, and (surprise!) Palestrina, conducted by James Ross and John Devlin.


 
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The Senior Recital of Scott AuCoin
Monday, December 16, 2013: 8:00 PM
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, MD)
Singing the role of Jesus in composer Scott AuCoin's short oratorio The Betrayal.


 
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Music In Mind
Sunday, December 15, 2013: 3:00 PM
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, MD)
Performing as a chorister with the University of Maryland Chamber Singers.


 
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New Music At Maryland
Wednesday, December 4, 2013: 8:00 PM
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, MD)
Presenting a new song cycle in this installment of a biannual concert series of music by UMD composition students.


 
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Linda Mabbs In Concert
Thursday, November 21, 2013: 8:00 PM
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, MD)
Performing as a chorister with the University of Maryland Chamber Singers in support of UMD voice faculty member Linda Mabbs.


 
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Britten: War Requiem
Thursday through Saturday, November 14-16, 2013: 8:00 PM
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Thu/Fri, Baltimore, MD) and the Strathmore Center for the Performing Arts (Sat, Bethesda, MD)
Performing Britten's War Requiem as a chorister with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Marin Alsop.


 
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The Fifth National Conference of the National Collegiate Choral Organization
Friday, November 1, 2013: 8:30 PM
College of Charleston (SC)
Performing works by Britten, Howells, Purcell, and Poulenc as a chorister with the University of Maryland Chamber Singers (guest conductor: Matthew Halls).


 
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UMD Family Weekend
Thursday, October 10, 2013: 8:00 PM
Memorial Chapel (7600 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740)
Performing as a chorister with the University of Maryland Chamber Singers.


 
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UMD Convocation
Tuesday, October 8, 2013: 3:00 PM
Memorial Chapel (7600 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740)
Performing as a chorister with the University of Maryland Chamber Singers.


 
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The Oriana Consort
July 26 through August 5, 2013
Touring Germany (as chorister and occasional soloist), presenting works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Telemann, Bernstein, et al. at three concerts and a church service in Frankfurt, Dietzenbach, and Leipzig.


 
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Recording session with Elizabeth Erenberg
July 25, 2013
Perry & Marty Granoff Music Center at Tufts University (Somerville, MA)
Recording Bonsais for solo piccolo, for eventual CD release.


 
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The Oriana Consort
April 14 and 21; May 31, 2013
Performing (as a baritone) choral works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Telemann, Bernstein, et al. Click the link above for more information on locations, times, and tickets.


 
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Junk Kitchen #13: Electronically Yours, Acoustically Speaking
Friday, May 24, 2013: 10:00 PM
The Lily Pad (1353 Cambridge St./Inman Sq.), Cambridge, MA
Playing some woodwinds on acoustic/chamber/jazz versions of electronic music ranging from the ancient (Raymond Scott) to the 8-bit ("Theme From Duck Hunt") to the eighties (Kraftwerk). Should be a really fun show.


 
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songs en route
Sunday, May 12, 2013: 8:00 PM
Distler Auditorium, Tufts University (20 Talbot Ave., Medford, MA)
My farewell concert, marking my move from Boston to the Washington D.C. area. Check out the "home game" performance of the Cello Quartet plus many a premiere:
  • Three Songs of Passing Times and Places (for mezzo, piano, and harp), on poems by Thomas Hardy - featuring my frequent collaborator Victoria Suchodolski, my old friend Monica Chieffo, and my new collaborator Caroline Harvey
  • Four Uncollected Songs (for soprano and oboe), also on Thomas Hardy texts - performed by the dedicatees, special guests Katelyn Aungst and Miriam Friedman
  • Bonsais (for unaccompanied piccolo) - performed by Danna Solomon
  • String Quartet No. 2 - commissioned and performed by Tamara Win (viola) and her Tufts-based quartet
And as I said, this is my last full concert in Boston until at least 2016, so it would be great to see some familiar faces out there. Click here to see the poster.


 
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Community Music Concert #1
Saturday, May 11, 2013: 12:15 PM
Distler Auditorium, Tufts University (20 Talbot Ave., Medford, MA)
Presenting and singing new music by Nia McLean, one of my young theory/composition students.


 
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Tufts Composers 2D + New At (Not) Noon
Monday, May 6, 2013, 8:00 PM
Distler Auditorium, Tufts University (20 Talbot Ave., Medford, MA)
Premiering a work for unaccompanied baritone by Meng Tian, on a text by Oscar Wilde. Also on the program are other works by Meng and by Chris Marinuzzi, plus a few things by members of the Tufts composition seminar.


 
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Junk Kitchen #12: Spring Cleaning
Friday, April 26, 2013: 10:00 PM
The Lily Pad (1353 Cambridge St./Inman Sq.), Cambridge, MA
Performing autoharp duos co-written with series curator Ben Dicke. Informal atmosphere and great people in wonderful Inman Square.


 
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Tufts University New Music Ensemble (NME)
Friday, April 26, 2013: 8:00 PM
Distler Auditorium, Tufts University (20 Talbot Ave., Medford, MA)
Performing (on various instruments) new and improvised works with Don Berman, et al.


 
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Tufts Jazz Orchestra On Tour
March 17-20, 2013
Various venues in Portugal
I'm traveling to Lisbon and Algarve, Portugal, with the Tufts Jazz Orchestra as they perform my big band piece "Other Journeys." Check it out if you happen to be in the neighborhood(s).

 
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Advent Library Concert Series
Friday, February 22, 2013: 8:00 PM
Church of the Advent, 30 Brimmer St., Boston MA
Premiere of my Cello Quartet and new looks at Lost In The Woods (version for unaccompanied soprano, again featuring Suzanne Lis) and Schismic/Dyschismic/Schismic, plus music by Mimi Rabson's Strings Theory Trio and cellist Valerie Kuehne.


 
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New At Noon #3
Friday, February 22, 2013: 12:00 PM
Distler Auditorium, Tufts University (20 Talbot Ave., Medford, MA)
Believe it or not, two variants on Lost In The Woods are getting premiered on the same day. John McDonald commissioned and will perform the piano version at this lunchtime concert at Tufts.

 
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Community Music Concert #1
Saturday, January 19, 2013: 12:15 PM
Distler Auditorium, Tufts University (20 Talbot Ave., Medford, MA)
Presenting and/or performing (on piano) new music by three of my young theory/composition students.


 
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The Oriana Consort
December 2, 7, and 9, 2012
Performing (as a baritone) choral works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Adam Simon, et al.


 
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Tufts Symphony Orchestra
December 4, 2012: 4:30 PM
Distler Auditorium, Tufts University (20 Talbot Ave., Medford, MA)
Conducting a reading session of works by myself and by Will Myers of the New England Conservatory. Open to observers; feel free to drop in.


 
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Tufts University New Music Ensemble (NME)
Friday, November 30, 2012: 8:00 PM
Distler Auditorium, Tufts University (20 Talbot Ave., Medford, MA)
Performing (on various instruments) new and improvised works with Don Berman, et al.


 
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Tufts Symphony Orchestra
Wednesday, November 28, 2012: 8:00 PM
Distler Auditorium, Tufts University (20 Talbot Ave., Medford, MA)
Appearing as second conductor of Charles Ives' The Unanswered Question; other works on the program by Brahms, Marquez, Piazzolla, Tchaikovsky, McDonald.


 
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The Beasts of Improvisation On Parade
Wednesday, November 14, 2012: 8:00 PM
Washington Street Art Center, 321 Washington St., Somerville, MA
Featured composer in program of new and improvised music, including premieres of works for flute duo plus fresh versions of Little Dream Pieces, Vols. 1-3 and String Quartet No. 1: Trees.


 
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Lost In The Woods
Sunday, October 28, 2012: 8:00 PM
Distler Auditorium, Tufts University (20 Talbot Ave., Medford, MA)
A full program of jazz and song cycles, most receiving their first performances. Suzanne Lis, soprano, is featured with chamber orchestra on Lost In The Woods; Kate Nye, mezzo, will perform a new version of Die Blinde on German texts by Adelbert von Chamisso, joined by pianist John McDonald and cellist Jason Coleman. Also on the program are new works for jazz combo, performed by an all-star group of Tufts & NEC students and faculty.



 

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