Events

2011

January 15-22, 2011
Brussels, Belgium for TACTUS composers' forum 2011, where she will be teaching along with: Julian Anderson, Jean-Paul Dessy, Claude Ledoux, Benoit Mernier, Bruno Mantovani,  Michel Tabachnik, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Luc Van Hove, and Peter Swinnen.

January 27, 2011
Auditorium Chamber Music Series, Moscow, Idaho, MOON JIG for piano trio and A CIRCLE AROUND THE SUN for piano trio, played by the Walden Chamber Players, Christof Huebner Artistic Director.

January 28, 2011
Chicago Premiere: EUTERPE'S CAPRICE for solo flute, will be performed by Claire Chase, at The Art Institute of Chicago, Fullerton Hall.

February 2 and 3, 2011
ABSOLUTE OCEAN for solo soprano, harp obbligato and orchestra, Hana Park soprano soloist, performed by the New Haven Symphony, William Boughton, conducting.

February 10, 2011
World Premiere of PILGRIM SOUL for English Horn and Two Violins at Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall, NYC.

February 16, 2011
DAYLIGHT DIVINE for soprano, choir, and orchestra will be performed by Vox Aurea and the Sinfonia Finlandia (Lasse Allonen, general manager) with William Boughton, conducting.

February 17, 2011
TRACES for solo piano, will be performed by Stephen Gosling, Piano at Bargemusic, New York City.

February 19, 2011
TOFT SERENADE for violin and piano at SUNY Fredonia, presented by The League of the Unsound Sound (LotUS), David Smooke, Founding Director. Performed by Courtney Orlando (violin) and Shirley Yoo (piano).

February 20-24, 2011
Augusta will be a guest of the Abravanel Visiting Composer Series, organized by Morris Rosenzweig, at the Univeristy of Utah, Salt Lake City.  Curt Macomber, violin, Chris Finckel, cello, and Steve Gosling, piano will play her chamber works including: BALLADE for solo piano (2008), ...A CIRCLE AROUND THE SUN... for piano trio (2000), TOFT SERENADE for violin and piano (2006), SILENT MOON for violin and cello (2005), and DREAM CATCHER for solo violin (2007).

March 6, 2011
Movement #3, REVERIE: prayer for a departed friend, from JUBILEE for orchestra, will be performed by the Bridgeport Youth Orchestra, at 3:00 pm at the Klein Auditorium in Bridgeport, Connecticut, William Boughton, conducting.

March 10, 2011
TWO E. E. CUMMINGS SONGS for chorus, "kiss me" will be performed by Vox Musica, Daniel Paulson, Music Director, Sacramento CA.

March 10 and 11, 2011
World premiere of RADIANT CIRCLES for orchestra, commissioned by the New Haven Symphony, with support from the Music Alive program of the League of American Orchestras and Meet the Composer, William Boughton, conducting.

March 17, 2011
CANTICLE WEAVING (TROMBONE CONCERTO #2) for Trombone and Orchestra will be performed by the US Army Orchestra, Dwayne Milburn conducting, Brucker Hall, Fort Myer, VA, withTimothy Higgins from the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra as soloist.

March 19, 2011
LAKE REFLECTING STARS WITH MOONRISE for alto saxophone and cello will be played at the Region 6 Conference of the North American Saxophone Alliance in Jacksonville, FL, by the Helton-Thomas Duo, Jonathan Helton, Saxophone and Steven Thomas, violoncello.

March 20, 2011
TOFT SERENADE for violin and piano at The Windup Space in Baltimore, presented by The League of the Unsound Sound (LotUS), David Smooke, Founding Director. Performed by Courtney Orlando, violin, and Shirley Yoo, piano.

March 20, 2011
PRAYER AND CELEBRATION for chamber orchestra, will be performed by the New Haven Symphony Orchestra's Contemporary Youth Orchestra, William Boughton, conducting.

March 24 to 28, 2011
Composer Residency: Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas. Activities include: featured speaker on the Stieren Arts Lecture Series, teacher of master classes, and presenting a concert of chamber music by Augusta. Composer Timothy Kramer is organizing and hosting all these events.

March 27, 2011
Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, the Walden Chamber Players, Christof Huebner Artistic Director, are performing several chamber works.

April 3, 2011
World premiere: FLASH for large chorus and orchestra, commissioned by The University of South Florida to celebrate and inaugurate their new concert hall, Dr. William W. Wiedrich, conducting.

April 4, 2011
A full concert of all (or most) of Augusta's solo piano compositions at The University of South Florida, to celebrate and inaugurate their new concert hall. Dr. Svetozar Ivanov is playing, coaching and leading all the preparations for this concert. Dharshini Tambiah will be playing BALLADE.  Others will play TRACES, SIX PIANO ETUDES, LOVE TWITTERS, and EURYTHMY ETUDE.

April 11-16, 2011
Holding the McIlroy Family Visiting Professorship in the Performing and Visual Arts, at the University of Arkansas' J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and the Walton Arts Center.

April 15, 2011
As part of holding the McIlroy Family Visiting Professorship in the Performing and Visual Arts, at the University of Arkansas' J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and the Walton Arts Center, for the 2010-2011 academic year, Augusta will be composing FLOATING TEMPLES, BASHŌ HAIKU SETTINGS for a mixture of student musicians from their choruses, orchestra and band playing alongside some of their faculty performers. Dr. Todd Prickett, Director of Choral Activities and Dr. Robert Mueller, Director of Orchestral Activities conducting.

April 15, 2011
EUTERPE'S CAPRICEfor solo flute will be performed by Barry Crawford, flute on A MEMORIAL CONCERT IN HONOR OF PROFESSOR SAMUEL M. PALEY, Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall, SUNY Buffalo.

April 21, 2011
CAPRICIOUS ANGELS for octet performed by Ensemble Dal Niente, Michael Lewanski, conducting, in Chicago.

April 27, 2011
Avalon String Quartet plays a concert titled American Voices including Fugitive Star, which is movement #3 of SUN THREADS for string quartet, at Gottlieb Hall of the Joy Faith Knapp Music Center, Chicago, IL.

May, 2011
LAKE REFLECTING STARS WITH MOONRISE for alto saxophone and cello will be toured in China and Singapore by the Helton-Thomas Duo, Jonathan Helton, Saxophone and Steven Thomas, violoncello.

May 1, 2011
Augusta is the Keynote Speaker at the Collage New Music Ensemble annual fundraising celebration in Boston.  Several of her chamber works will be performed.

May 13 - 15, 2011
In residence at the New Haven Symphony, with support from the Music Alive program of the League of American Orchestras and Meet the Composer, for world premieres by six high school-aged composers whom Augusta has been mentoring for 2 years.

May 15, 2011
The Azure Ensemble presents Blue Parade, an exciting and jazzy program of new music including Augusta Read Thomas' DANCING HELIX RITUALS for violin, clarinet and piano at Symphony Space, Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York.

May 28, 2011
from SUN THREADS for string quartet, "RISE CHANTING" will be performed by Ensemble Dal Niente String Quartet (Austin Wulliman, Aurelien Pederzoli, Doyle Armbrust, Russell Rolen) at the Music Institute of Chicago in Evanston, Illinois.

June 2-5, 2011
Augusta is "Mentor-Composer" for American Composer's Orchestra's Underwood New Music Readings for Emerging Composers in New York City.

June 9-11, 2011
US premiere of VIOLIN CONCERTO NUMBER 3, co-commissioned by Festival Présences with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the BBC Proms, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brown, and the National Symphony Orchestra, Christoph Eschenbach conducting, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

June 17, 2011
Movement #1: Eagle at Sunrise and Movement #2: Invocations from SUN THREADS for String Quartet will be performed on Paul Neubauer's festival, O.K. Mozart.

June 22, 2011
PILGRIM SOUL for English horn and 2 violins will be performed at the Colorado College Summer Music Festival: Robert Walters, English horn, Daniel Phillips and Stefan Hersh, violins.

August 19, 2011
The Lincoln Trio will perform MOON JIG at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago.  This is in combination with their CD release of MOON JIG on Cedille Records, recorded by Grammy award winning producer, Judith Sherman.

September 11-25, 2011
Augusta will be touring China as part of a commission project.

September 16, 2011
USA Premiere of PSALM 91 for chorus sung by Khorikos (founded by Mr. Jesse Mark Peckham), in New York City.

September 24, 2011
Violist Carol Rodland performs the world premiere of Augusta Read Thomas's DREAM CATCHER for solo viola at the North Carolina School for the Arts, 7:30 p.m. at Watson Hall.

September 25, 2011
OF PARADISE AND LIGHT will be performed by the Adrian Symphony Orchestra, Music Director John Thomas Dodson conducting, in Dawson Auditorium at 3 pm in Adrian, Michigan.

September 26, 2011
Augusta starts teaching on the faculty at the University of Chicago.

October 5, 2011
Invocations and Eagle at Sunrise, Movements #1 & 2 from SUN THREADS for String Quartet, will be performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

October 11, 2011
World premiere MANSUETO TRIBUTE, "double helix" for two violins.  Composed for and premiered at the dedication ceremony of the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago.  Premiered by Janet Sung and Yuan-Qing Yu.

October 21, 2011
World premiere of cello version, OF PARADISE AND LIGHT will be performed by the Cello Ensemble of Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois; Julian Hersh, music director of the ensemble.

October 22, 2011
RUMI SETTINGS is being played by the New Music Ensemble, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Christopher James Lees, Director.

October 26, 2011, 6:30 PM
MOON JIG for piano trio will be performed by the Lincoln Trio at (le) poisson rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York City.

October 26, 2011
EUTERPE'S CAPRICE for solo flute (Constance Volk, Flute); From SIX PIANO ETUDES and from TRACES for solo piano (Amy Briggs, Piano); and TOFT SERENADE for violin and piano (Yuan-Qing Yu, Violin; Winston Choi, Piano) will be performed at Racquet Club, 1365 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois.

October 29, 2011
Nadia Azzi will perform ETUDE # 5 from SIX PIANO ETUDES FOR SOLO PIANO at the New Music School, 310 S Michigan Ave Chicago IL 60604

October 30, 2011
Violist Carol Rodland performs the local premiere of DREAM CATCHER for solo viola at Indiana University, Bloomington.

November 13, 2011
EUTERPE'S CAPRICE for solo flute (Constance Volk, Flute) will be played at the Orrington Hotel in Evanston, Illinois at the flute club events.

December 13, 2011
Oberlin College presents: Three Ways of Listening to Augusta Read Thomas including PILGRIM SOUL for English Horn and Two Violins performed by Robert Walters, English Horn, Stefan Hersch and Steve Rose, violins. Clonick Hall, Oberlin, Ohio.

December 7, 2011
PIANO ETUDE NO. 4, "On Twilight - Homage to Pierre Boulez," will be played by Anna Showalter, piano at Goshen College Music Center's Rieth Recital Hall.