Events

2012

January 5-15, 2012
THE REWAKING will be performed many times by the Cornell University Glee Club on tour, Scott Tucker conducting  [5th: Rochester, NY; 6th: Akron, OH (Holy Trinity Lutheran Church); 7th: Chicago, IL (St. James  Cathedral); 9th: Des Moines, IA (Lutheran Church of Hope); 10th: Kansas City, MO (Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral); 11th: St. Louis, MO; 13th: Ann Arbor, MI (First United Methodist Church); 14th: Toronto, CA; 15th: Buffalo, NY]

January 7, 2012
Augusta will be speaking at the Conductors Guild Annual Conference to be held in Ganz Hall at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois.

January 10, 2012
Violist Carol Rodland performs the local premiere of DREAM CATCHER for solo viola at USF in Tampa, Florida.

January 23, 2012
Violist Carol Rodland performs the local premiere of DREAM CATCHER for solo viola at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.

January 23, 2012
SILENT MOON for violin & viola will be performed by the Walden Chamber Players at Concord Academy, Performing Arts Center, Concord, MA.

January, 26, 2012
Dr. Svetozar Ivanov, along with 4 of his students, perform PIANO ETUDES and TRACES for solo piano at the Utrecht Conservatory in The Netherlands.

February 2, 2012
DREAM CATCHER for solo violin will be performed by J. Austin Wulliman of the University of Chicago.

February 7, 2012
LAKE REFLECTING STARS WITH MOONRISE for alto saxophone and cello will be played at the Jubilus Music Festival, Gainesville, Florida by the Helton-Thomas Duo, Jonathan Helton, Saxophone and Steven Thomas, violoncello.

February 8-11, 2012
MAGNETICFIREFLIES will be performed by the Texas All State Symphonic Band, Tim Weiss conducting, at the 2012 Texas Music Educators Association Convention, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX.

February 9, 2012
DREAM CATCHER for violin will be performed by Maureen Yuen at SUNY Fredonia under the auspices of the Ethos New Music Society.

February 12, 2012
MIDSUMMER BLAZE ALLELUIA for chorus will be performed at Trinity Wall Street, Julian Wachner, conducting.

February 15, 2012
DREAM CATCHER for solo violin will be performed by J. Austin Wulliman at the Dal Niente Ensemble Concert.

February 21, 2012
PIANO ETUDES performed by Matt Jaskot at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, in Brooks Concert Hall.

February 23, 2012
IN MY SKY AT TWILIGHT — Songs of Passion and Love for soprano and chamber orchestral performed by New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble, Lisa Saffer, soprano, conducted by Charles Peltz, Jordan Hall.

February 28, 2012
MAGNETICFIREFLIES (2001) for band was performed by the Ithaca College Symphonic Band, Kevin Peters, conductor.

March 5, 2012
PRAYER AND CELEBRATION for orchestra will be performed, in collaboration with Verb Ballet, by the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Steven Smith Conducting at Baldwin-Wallace College - Gamble Auditorium.

March 6, 2012
RUMI SETTINGS for violin and cello will be performed by SOLI Chamber Ensemble at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas.

March 8, 2012
RUMI SETTINGS for violin and cello will be performed by SOLI Chamber Ensemble at Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, Texas.

March 15-18, 2012
LAKE REFLECTING STARS WITH MOONRISE for alto saxophone and cello will be played at the North American Saxophone Alliance International Biennial Conference, Tempe, AZ by the Helton-Thomas Duo, Jonathan Helton, Saxophone and Steven Thomas, violoncello.

March 17 and 18, 2012
ANGEL SHADOWS for alto flute performed by The Taos Chamber Music Group at the Hardwood Museum of Art.

March 18, 2012
CHANT for saxophone and piano will be performed at the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial in Tempe, AZ by Tim Roberts.

March 19, 2012
LIVE FROM WFMT RADIO: Aurelien Fort and Dave Moss will perform, SILENT MOON for violin and viola, a work commissioned by Almita and Roland Vamos.

March 22, 2012
PULSAR for solo viola, dancers, lighting, and video will be presented on the Festival Ars Musica 2012 curated by composer Claude Ledoux, at the Royal Academy of Belgium.  Dominica Eyckmans, viola and danse; Laura Colmenares Guerra; video; Marc Lhommel, lighting.

March 30-31, 2012
A lecture recital entitled "Dream Catcher: 21st-century Solo Violin Works of Augusta Read Thomas" will be presented by Kia-Hui Tan, violin, at the Thirtieth Great Lakes Regional Conference of The College Music Society at Harper College, Chicago, Illinois.

April 1, 2012
INCANTATION for solo violin will be played by Joohye Lim at Yale University, Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall.

April 1, 2012, 3 PM
Jeff Panko will perform TRACES FOR SOLO PIANO at the New Music School, 310 S Michigan Ave Chicago IL 60604 www.newmusicschool.com

April 13, 2012
Violist Carol Rodland performs the local premiere of Augusta Read Thomas's DREAM CATCHER for solo viola in Little Rock, Arkansas.

April 14-16, 2012
JUBILEE for orchestra and various chamber works will be performed in a residency as guest Composer with The New Albany (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra, Luis Biava, conducting.

April 15, 2012
SUN THREADS for string quartet, DIAGONALS for solo clarinet, RUMI SETTINGS for violin and viola and various other chamber works will be performed by members of The New Albany (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra.

April 15, 2012
Violist Carol Rodland performs the local premiere of Augusta Read Thomas's DREAM CATCHER for solo viola in Atlanta, Georgia.

April 22, 2012
JEU D'ESPRIT will be performed by members of the New World Symphony on their Chamber Music Series in Miami Beach, Florida.

April 24 and 25, 2012
Guest Composer at Center for 21st Century Music, SUNY Buffalo, at the invitation of David Felder, SUNY Distinguished Professor.

May 5, 2012
DREAM CATCHER for solo violin will be performed by J. Austin Wulliman at the University of Chicago in Rockefeller Chapel.

May 12, 2012
CHANT for cello and piano performed by cellist Kate Dillingham in New York City (Random Access Music)

May 13, 2012
LOVE SONGS for chorus will be performed by The New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum conducting, in New York City.

May 14 2012
Aurelien Fort and Dave Moss, will perform SILENT MOON for violin and viola, a work commissioned by Almita and Roland Vamos at the New Music School, Chicago, IL.

May 18, 2012
OF PARADISE AND LIGHT for string orchestra. Gerard Schwarz, conducting the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.

May 26 - 27, 2012
OF PARADISE AND LIGHT for string orchestra will be performed by the University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Barbara Schubert, conducting.

May 29, 2012
Sun-Young Shin (thesis adviser Stephen Taylor; violin teacher Simin Ganatra from Pacifica Quartet) will perform: DREAM CATCHER, RUSH, PULSAR, INCANTATION, and CAPRICE (all works for solo violin) at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Smith Hall.

June 6, 2012
SILENT MOON for violin and viola, commissioned by Almita and Roland Vamos, will be performed by the Kruse Duo in Bistrita, Romania presented by the Bistrita Concert Society: Penny Thompson Kruse, violin, Steven Kruse violist.

June 13, 2012
Guest Composer Artist at the Fresh Inc. Festival of the Fifth House Ensemble, Adam Marks, Director of Artistic Programming.

June 14, 2012
ANGEL TEARS AND EARTH PRAYERS performed by Lottie Enns-Braun, organ and Allen Harrington, Saxophone at Young United Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

June 15 2012
Aurelien Fort and Dave Moss, will perform SILENT MOON for violin and viola, a work commissioned by Almita and Roland Vamos at Nichols Hall at the Music Institute in Evanson, IL at 7:30 PM.

June 24 - July 20, 2012
Augusta will be co-teaching, with Christopher Rouse, the Master Class Composers' Session at Aspen Music Festival and School, Aspen Colorado.

June 26, 2012
SILENT MOON for violin and viola, commissioned by Almita and Roland Vamos, will be performed by the Kruse Duo at the Eastern Music Festival, Greensboro, NC: Penny Thompson Kruse, violin, Steven Kruse violist.

July 11, 2012, 8:00pm
PSALM 91: VERSE 11 for chorus will be performed by the University of Chicago Motet Choir in Rockefeller Chapel.

July 13, 2012
INCANTATION for solo violin will be performed by David Yonan at Music Festival in Brown County, Indiana.

July 22, 2012, 4pm
RUMI SETTINGS for violin and viola will be performed on Market Square Concerts, Rose Lehrman Arts Center, Harrisburg PA.

August 8, 2012
VIOLIN CONCERTO #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 will be performed at the Aspen Music Festival, George Manahan, conducting.

August 18, 2012
OF PARADISE AND LIGHT, for string orchestra, NYSSSA Orchestra, Luis Biava, conductor, Albany, NY

August 24, 2012
PASSION PRAYERS for solo cello and ensemble performed by The Danish Chamber Players in Nystedvej, Denmark.

September 7, 2012
Augusta will be a participant in a workshop for the International Comparative Literature Association around the topic of "Literature and the Other Arts" — as organized by Haun Saussy, University Professor, University of Chicago — at which she will present her vocal music. Logan Art Center, 4-6 PM.

September 22, 2012
PIANO ETUDES performed by Matt Jaskot at Clark University in Worcester, MA.

September 23, 2012 at 4 PM
BELLS RING SUMMER for solo cello will be performed by the Verge Ensemble at the Corcoran Gallery, Dan Visconti, director, featuring National Symphony cellist Steve Honigberg.

September 25-29, 2012
Guest artist at The University of Notre Dame.

September 30, 2012
WORLD PREMIERE by Third Coast Percussion Quartet at 2 PM.  The DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at The University of Notre Dame has co-commissioned RESOUNDING EARTH, a composition featuring 120 bells from a wide variety of cultures and historical periods.

October 10, 2012
World premiere of EARTH ECHOES for the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, with Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano, and Nathan Gunn, baritone, at Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College, Easton, PA, commissioned in part by the Serge Koussevitsky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress.   (Six movements: #1: flower of our heart; #2: dancing flowers; #3: earth blossoms; #4: petal waterfall; #5: mountain with violets; #6: earth echoes) calendar.lafayette.edu/node/5170

October 10, 2012
Augusta will present a lecture about her music and about her new work, EARTH ECHOES for Chamber Orchestra, at 4 pm at the Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College, Easton, PA with Jennifer Kelly as moderator.

October 11, 2012
World premiere of EARTH ECHOES for the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, with Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano, and Nathan Gunn, baritone, in Carnegie Hall, commissioned in part by the Serge Koussevitsky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress.   (Six movements: #1: flower of our heart; #2: dancing flowers; #3: earth blossoms; #4: petal waterfall; #5: mountain with violets; #6: earth echoes)

October 12, 2012
EARTH ECHOES performed by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, with Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano, and Nathan Gunn, baritone, at University of Connecticut, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, in Storrs Mansfield, Connecticut.

October 14, 2012
MIDSUMMER BLAZE (ALLELUIA) for twelve mixed voices, Lancaster Chorale, Bremen, OH

October 21, 2012
The Avalon String Quartet performs RISE CHANTING for string quartet at the Art Institute of Chicago. www.avalonquartet.com

October 28, 2012
\European premiere of HELIOS CHOROS I for large orchestra will be performed at the Wien Modern Festival by the Tonkünstler Orchestra, Bradley Lubman, conducting in Vienna, Austria, Muiskverein (http://www.musikverein.at/).

November 1, 2012
California premiere of RESOUNDING EARTH, a composition featuring 120 bells from a wide variety of cultures and historical periods, by Third Coast Percussion Quartet at Festival of New American Music at Sacramento State University. www.thirdcoastpercussion.com

November 1-4, 2012
Featured composer and Keynote Speaker at the 2012 Festival of New American Music at Sacramento State University in Sacramento, CA, Dr. Keith Bohm, Artistic Director.  The Festival runs from November 1-10, 2012.  www.csus.edu/music/fenam

November 8, 2012
LAKE REFLECTING STARS WITH MOONRISE for alto saxophone and cello will be played at University of Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington by the Helton-Thomas Duo, Jonathan Helton, Saxophone and Steven Thomas, violoncello. www.heltonthomasduo.com

November 8, 2012
MAGNETICFIREFLIES for band will be performed by the  Sacramento State University wind ensemble in California.

November 9 and 10, 2012
Guest Composer-in-Residence at the Meadows School of the Arts of Southern Methodist University and at University of Texas at Arlington, at the invitation of Jack Delaney, Director of Bands, and Doug Stotter, Director of Bands.  Several works to be performed including: SILVER CHANTS THE LITANIES for French Horn and Chamber Orchestra, MAGNETICFIREFLIES for Band, DANCING GALAXY for Band, RING FLOURISH BLAZE for Band.

November 11, 2012
RESOUNDING EARTH, a composition featuring 120 bells from a wide variety of cultures and historical periods, by Third Coast Percussion Quartet at Pomona College, Bridges Music Hall, Claremont, California. www.thirdcoastpercussion.com

November 12, 2012
LAKE REFLECTING STARS WITH MOONRISE for alto saxophone and cello will be played at the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, China by the Helton-Thomas Duo, Jonathan Helton, Saxophone and Steven Thomas, violoncello. www.heltonthomasduo.com

November 18, 2012
LAKE REFLECTING STARS WITH MOONRISE for alto saxophone and cello will be played at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music, Chengdu, China by the Helton-Thomas Duo, Jonathan Helton, Saxophone and Steven Thomas, violoncello. www.heltonthomasduo.com

November 19, 2012
S.U.N.Y. Potsdam's Crane Wind Ensemble performs MAGNETICFIREFLIES for band, conducted by Director of Bands Dr. Brian K. Doyle.

November 22, 2012
LAKE REFLECTING STARS WITH MOONRISE for alto saxophone and cello will be played at the Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand by the Helton-Thomas Duo, Jonathan Helton, Saxophone and Steven Thomas, violoncello. www.heltonthomasduo.com

December 10, 2012
TOFT SERENADE for violin and piano (Yuan-Qing Yu, Violin; Kuang Hao, Piano) and 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 (Janet Sung and Yuan-Qing Yu, violins) will be performed at Casino Club, Chicago, Illinois.

December 16, 2012
TOFT SERENADE for Violin and Piano performed by Susan Merdinger, pianist and David Yonan, Violinist.  Northbrook Public Library Fine Arts Fall, Northbrook, Illinois.

December 20, 2012
WORLD PREMIERE of HARVEST DRUM for orchestra at The National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing.