My large ensemble work Quiltage will finally be premiered by a new Chicago based group Unsupervised at the Ear Taxi Festival in Chicago on October 4th. This premiere was delayed because of COVID. So excited to finally hear this work come to life! Ticket information may be found here:
I am looking forward to being the composer-in-residence at the Summer Intensive Composition Program in South Bend, Indiana in mid-July. Zae Munn has put together a really great program with a lot of workshop activities for young composers. More information here: https://www.summercompositionintensive.com/2020-faculty
The Artemisia Trio will premiere "Hand Games" for vocal trio on Friday, April 30th at 7:30 pm. Details may be found at: http://c3composers.org/wordpress3/ The link to the performance is here.
The Grossman Ensemble of the University of Chicago will premiere The Universe Remembers Gravitational Waves for harp, violin, and viola on March 12th virtually. Registration for the webinar over zoom is required: https://chicagopresents.uchicago.edu/concerts-and-events/concert-stream-miniatures-members-grossman-ensemble
go to url above to rsvp for this awesome event.
Spektral Quartet will be premiering Rabbit Hole (2020) during their concert on April 19, 2020. This piece was requested as part of a tribute concert for Bernard Rands on occasion of his 85th birthday. Details here: spektralquartet.com/concerts/2020/4/19/the-bernard-rands-effect-ten-world-premieres
So excited to work with Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra on my second of three pieces for them this season. Information on obtaining tickets may be found at: https://ipomusic.org
So glad to announce that I will be the composer in residence with the Illinois Philharmonic during their 2019-2020 season. What a fantastic group, led superbly by Maestro Stilian Kirov. I really loved hearing the music of the other finalists Carlos Bandera and Allen Molineaux! It should be a busy and fun year...
Tidal Rhythms will be played on June 1 by the Orquesta de la Parque Conocimiento in Posadas, Argentina and on June 28 by the Orquesta de la UniNorte Universidad Festiva de Musica Contemporánea in Asuncion, Paraguay. You can listen to the piece here (cue to 38:21):
Michelle Vought premiered "Kavanaugh," a 6 minute song that uses the text from Kavanaugh's October, 2018 hearing, on March 6th and 7th at Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University. Looking forward to posting the audio of this dramatic, raucous piece!
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