Spektral Tour Date Changes
All - My work Rabbit Hole is being performed alongside a world premiere by Bernard Rands. The premiere concert in Chicago on March 2nd has been postponed. There will still be subsequent concerts in Madison, Kalamazoo, and Southern Illinois. Please check this website for information on times and locations: https://spektralquartet.com/concerts
Video of Rough Ride up!
I worked with Durward Ensemble in August to create a recording of Rough Ride on an Orange Machine -- a reflection on the 4 year Trump Presidency. Rick Valentin, a Creative Arts and Technology faculty member, then created a montage to the recording. This video will be performed live at East Carolina University in February. More details to follow! Here is the url to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38TU24OoyNE
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
Virtual Premiere of Hand Games
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.
Grossman Ensemble Premiere
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...
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