Events

2010

January 7 and 8, 2010
American Music Center board meetings in New York City.

January 19 and 20, 2010
American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City.

January 21, 2010
Visiting Artist, Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore, MD.

February 1, 2010
American Music Center board meetings in New York City.

February 4, 2010
Visiting Artist, Roosevelt University Department of Music, Chicago, IL.

February 17-21, 2010
Composer in Residence, Visiting Artist, New Haven Symphony.

February 18 and 19, 2010
PRAYER AND CELEBRATION for orchestra, performed by the New Haven Symphony, William Boughton, conducting.

February 21, 2010
Pequot Library in Darien presents "An Evening with Augusta Read Thomas." Chamber works, which will be performed by members of the New Haven Symphony, William Boughton coordinating, include: ...A CIRCLE AROUND THE SUN... for piano trio, SILENT MOON for violin and cello, and TOFT SERENADE for violin and piano.

February 22-27, 2010
Composer in Residence at the American Choral Director's Association in Cincinnati, and at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.

February 25, 2010
Lecturing on vocal music at the American Choral Director's Association in Cincinnati.

February 26, 2010
RING OUT WILD BELLS TO THE WILD SKY for chorus, solo soprano and orchestra will be performed at the American Choral Director's Association in Cincinnati, Earl Rivers conducting.

March 5, 2010 at 4PM
Composer in Residence at the Music Institute of Chicago.  Works to be performed include: DREAM CATCHER for solo violin, ...A CIRCLE AROUND THE SUN... for piano trio, SILENT MOON for violin and cello, SCAT for ensemble, INCANTATION for solo violin.

March 7-13, 2010
Guest artist at the 9th Annual CSUF (Cal State Fullerton) New Music Festival: The Pianist in the 21st Century.

March 7, 2010
AURORA for piano and orchestra, Gloria Cheng, pianist and Patricia Prunty, soprano in the coda of the concerto.

March 9, 2010
The Grawemeyer Award Concert, sponsored by the University of Louisville, at Weill Hall of Carnegie Hall, New York City. Augusta has been invited to give the pre-concert lecture which she titled, "A Leap of Faith: Creativity and Patronage in Contemporary Music in 2010 — The Grawemeyer Award in its 25th year."

March 18, 2010
TRACES (complete work - NYC premiere) for solo piano, and three etudes (I, II, and II) from SIX PIANO ETUDES, North River Music Series, Matthew McCright, pianist, New York City.

March 25, 2010
TERPSICHORE'S DREAM for chamber orchestra will be performed by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Mischa Santora conducting, at the newly renovated Memminger Auditorium in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.

March 29, 2010
Three etudes (I, II, and II) from SIX PIANO ETUDES, performed by Matthew McCright at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut

March 30, 2010
Three etudes (I, II, and II) from SIX PIANO ETUDES, performed by Matthew McCright at Capitol College, Hartford, Connecticut

March 31, 2010
TRACES (complete work - Connecticut premiere), and three etudes (I, II, and II) from SIX PIANO ETUDES, performed by Matthew McCright at the Hartt School of Music, Hartford, Connecticut (CT)

pril 5- 11, 2010
Composer in Residence at The Ohio State University Music Festival.

April 9, 2010
The Ohio State University will perform many works, including DANCING GALAXY for band, ...A CIRCLE AROUND THE SUN... for piano trio, SILENT MOON for violin and cello, BUBBLE: RAINBOW - (SPIRIT LEVEL) for soprano and ensemble, SILHOUETTES for solo marimba and INVOCATIONS (from Sun Threads) for string quartet.

April 18, 2010
SHAKIN' for orchestra will be performed by the University of South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Dr. William W. Wiedrich conducting.

April 26, 2010
Visiting Artist, The Juilliard School of Music, New York City.

April 27, 2010
Visiting Artist, Brooklyn College, New York.

April 27 and 29, 2010
Visiting Artist, Manhattan School of Music, New York.  Students will perform: ...A CIRCLE AROUND THE SUN... for piano trio.

April 28, 2010
Visiting Artist, Mannes College of Music, New York City.

April 30, 2010
World premiere of JUBILEE for orchestra, by the Juilliard Orchestra, Ms. Xian Zhang conducting, in Alice Tully Hall, New York.

May 3, 2010
American Music Center board meetings in New York City.

May 19, 2010
American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City.

May 31-June 6
Faculty Artist, June in Buffalo Festival. Works to be performed include: TERPSICHORE'S DREAM for orchestra, BALLADE for solo piano, EUTERPE'S CAPRICE for solo flute, CARILLON SKY for violin solo and chamber orchestra.

June 6-11, 2010
Composer in Residence, Visiting Artist, New Haven Symphony.

June 16-20, 2010
Composer in Residence, Visiting Artist, The International Women's Brass Conference 2010, Humber College, Toronto, Canada.

June 19, 2010
World premiere of FÊTE for brass ensemble by the Monarch Brass Ensemble. This work is dedicated to Shulamit Ran on the occasion of her 60th birthday.

July 2010
Faculty at Tanglewood Music Center.  Exact dates TBD.

July 15, 2010
The U.K. premiere of CAPRICIOUS ANGELS, conducted by Aaron Holloway-Nahum, at the New Music Festival at Guildhall School, London.  Artist Elise Naomi Buddle will be painting live to the music.

August 1 2010
TRACES for solo piano, Makiko Hirata, pianist, Tanglewood Music Center, Lenox, MA.

August 14, 2010
On Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music, Oliver Knussen, John Harbison and Gunther Schuller Co-Directors, TRACES for solo piano, Makiko Hirata, pianist, Tanglewood Music Center, Lenox, MA.

September 8, 9, 10, 2010
World premiere of OF PARADISE AND LIGHT for string orchestra by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz, conducting.

September 21, 2010
CARILLON SKY for violin and tiny orchestra will be performed by Mei-Fang Wang, violin soloist, and The University of Illinois New Music Ensemble, Steven Taylor, conductor, at the Krannert Center.

September 25, 2010
TRACES for solo piano will be performed by Makiko Hirata in Duncan Hall at The Shepherd School of Music, Rice University.

October 12, 2010
American premiere of FÊTE for brass ensemble, New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble, conducted by Charles Peltz, in Boston.  This work is dedicated to Shulamit Ran on the occasion of her 60th birthday.

October 16  and 17, 2010
TWO E.E. CUMMINGS SONGS for chorus, Vox Musica, Daniel Paulson, Music Director, will perform (KISS ME) in Sacramento, California.

October 18, 2010
DREAM CATCHER for solo violin will be performed by Kia-Hui Tan at Ohio State University.

October 25-29, 2010
LAKE REFLECTING STARS WITH MOONRISE for alto saxophone and cello will be played on a tour of Canada in: London, Calgary, Medicine Hat, Saskatoon, and Vancouver. Played by the Helton-Thomas Duo, Jonathan Helton, saxophone and Steven Thomas, violoncello.

November 4, 2010
On the Syzygy Concert series, TRACES for solo piano, will be performed by Makiko Hirata in Duncan Hall at The Shepherd School of Music, Rice University.

November 4-8, 2010
Visiting Guest Composer at The Cleveland Institute of Music, New Music Ensemble. Several chamber works will be performed and they repeat the program at the Cleveland Museum for Contemporary Art the following week.  Keith Fitch Head, Composition Department, Vincent K. and Edith H. Smith Chair in Composition, is hosting and organizing this event. Works to be performed include SCAT for ensemble, PASSION PRAYERS for solo cello and ensemble, TOFT SERENADE for violin and piano.

November 9, 2010
American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City.

November 13, 2010
Chicago premiere of movement #4, GAMBOL: "whimsical virtuosic romp (Like a bebop jazz big-band meets Varèse" from JUBILEE for orchestra, by Cliff Colnot's DePaul University Orchestra, for which Michael Lewanski will be guest conducting.

November 18, 2010
Visiting Artist Roosevelt University, Chicago, teaching private composition lessons, presenting a colloquium, and having dinner with the composition students.

December 2 and 5, 2010
DAYLIGHT DIVINE for solo soprano, children's choir and orchestra, Hana Park soprano soloist, and the Fairfield Children's Choir (Jon Noyes, Music Director & Founder) performed by the New Haven Symphony, William Boughton, conducting.

December 6, 2010
SIX PIANO ETUDES (1996) will be performed at the Univeristy of Utah, Salt Lake City, on a concert organized by composer Morris Rosenzweig.