Events

2013

January 9 to 11, 2013
Augusta is the Mentor Composer at the 2012-13 Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute, Aaron Jay Kernis, Director.

January 10, 2013
William W. Wiedrich conducts OF PARADISE AND LIGHT for string orchestra at the Florida Music Educators Convention President's Concert.

January 12, 2013, 3 PM
CONTEMPO, Artistic Director, Shulamit Ran, performs PASSION PRAYERS for solo cello and small ensemble, Brandon Vamos, solo cello, Cliff Colnot, conductor; and SCAT for chamber ensemble,  Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago.

January 20, 2013
ANGEL TEARS AND EARTH PRAYERS for organ and trumpet will be performed by trumpeter Ron Miles and Organist Denise Lanning at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Denver, CO.

January 27, 2013
AMONG DAWN FLOWERS for female voice and piano sung by Twyla Robinson at the Dallas Museum of Art.

February 3, 2013
RESOUNDING EARTH, a composition featuring 120 bells from a wide variety of cultures and historical periods, by Third Coast Percussion Quartet (movement #2) at Morton Arboretum, Thornhill Education Center, Lisle, IL.

February 10, 2013
At 3PM The Rembrandt Chamber Players will perform PILGRIM SOUL for English Horn and Two Violins at the Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago.  Robert Morgan, English Horn; Yuan-Qing Yu, Violin; and Robert Hanford, Violin. www.rembrandtchamberplayers.org/home.html

March 2013
The New Haven Symphony, William Boughton conducting, will be recording these three orchestral works: ABSOLUTE OCEAN for soprano and orchestra, OF PARADISE AND LIGHT for string orchestra, and PRAYER AND CELEBRATION for small orchestra.

March 3, 2013
WORLD PREMIERE of SPELLS, in memoriam Elliott Carter for S.A.T.B. Chorus by The New York Virtuoso Singers on their 25th Anniversary Season, Harold Rosenbaum, conducting in Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St., NYC.  Other works on the program are by: Adamo, Bolcom, Danielpour, Davidson, Felder, Lang, Musgrave, Roger, Schwantner, Tower, Wernick, and Zwilich.

March 6, 2013
SUN SONGS for voice and 3 percussion on texts by Emily Dickinson will be performed in Philadelphia by the Temple University percussion ensemble on the Amphibian series, Dr. Matthew Greenbaum, curator.

March 7, 2013
SUN SONGS for voice and 3 percussion on texts by Emily Dickinson will be performed in New York City by the Temple University percussion ensemble on the Amphibian series, Dr. Matthew Greenbaum, curator.

March 8, 2013
CD recording session - WORLD PREMIERE of SPELLS, in memoriam Elliott Carter, for S.A.T.B. chorus by The New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, conducting, NYC.

March 14-16, 2013
WORLD PREMIERE by cellist Lynn Harrell.  The Boston Symphony, with generous support from Bill and Solange Brown, has commissioned CELLO CONCERTO #3.  Christoph Eschenbach will be conducting.

March 17, 2013
HARVEST DRUM for orchestra at The National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing.

March 19 ­ 22, 2013
Guest Composer at the 13th Annual New Music Festival at East Carolina University, in Greenville, NC, Dr. Edward Jacobs, Director: www.ecu.edu/music/newmusicfest/. RADIANT CIRCLES for orchestra will be performed.

March 20, 2013
faculty, students, and Wind Ensemble, conducted by Scott Carter, will perform: RING FLOURISH BLAZE, D(i)agon(als), SCHERZI MUSICALI, BUBBLE:RAINBOW (spirit level) and EUTERPE'S CAPRICE at East Carolina University.

March 21, 2013
Hye-Jin Kim and Melvin Chen will perform from Augusta's music for violin and piano at East Carolina University.

April 4, 2013
SPIRIT MUSINGS for solo violin and small orchestra will be performed by the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble, Tim Weiss, Director.  Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

April 6, 2013
Chicago Premiere: RESOUNDING EARTH, a composition scored for approximately 300 pieces of metal, featuring 120 bells from a wide variety of cultures and historical periods, will be performed by Third Coast Percussion at North Central College, Wentz Concert Hall in Naperville, Illinois on Saturday, April 6th at 8:00. www.thirdcoastpercussion.com

April 12, 2013
OF PARADISE AND LIGHT for string orchestra will be performed at Cairn University in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, Joseph Caminiti conducting.

April 17, 2013
BELLS RING SUMMER for solo cello will be performed by the Verge Ensemble at Towson University, Dan Visconti, director, featuring National Symphony cellist Steve Honigberg.

April 27, 2013
PASSION PRAYERS for solo cello and ensemble will be performed by New Music Works, Phil Collins, Artistic Director, at the Kuumbwa Jazz Club, Santa Cruz, CA.

May 4, 2013,8 PM
A special concert titled Celestial Harmonies at the Copland House at Merestead will include MOON JIG for piano trio.  A pre-concert wine and hors d'oeuvres reception, and a post-concert outdoor astronomical tour led by Professor Dantowitz and members of the Westchester Astronomers Association, will be offered to VIP ticket holders.

May 11, 2013
SCAT for oboe and ensemble will be performed by Robert Walters, solo oboe, and the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble, Tim Weiss, Director.  Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

May 27, 2013
Works including PILGRIM SOUL for bass flute and two violins (2011), and PULSAR for solo violin (2003), will be performed by the St. Petersburg Contemporary Music Center in Russia. www.remusik.org

May 29, 2013
WORLD PREMIERE of AUREOLE for orchestra at Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, Chicago, Illinois. Commissioned by DePaul University. DePaul University Orchestra, Cliff Colnot conducting.

May 31, 2013
Speaker at Radcliffe Day, in Cambridge, MA. "From Artist to Audience," moderated by Diane Paulus, Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater and speaking along with Jane Alexander and Dean Lizabeth Cohen.

June 2013
Augusta will be Faculty Artist, June in Buffalo Festival, David Felder, Director.

June 3, 2013
The Jack String Quartet (www.jackquartet.com) will perform RISE CHANTING from SUN THREADS for string quartet at the June in Buffalo Festival.

June 6 - 9, 2013
Augusta will be Faculty Artist, June in Buffalo Festival, David Felder, Director. Works to be performed include: AUREOLE for orchestra by the Buffalo Philharmonic; CAPRICE for solo violin by the Talea Ensemble; and CARILLON SKY for Saxophone and small orchestra by the Signal Ensemble.

June 15, 2013
The Riot Ensemble, Aaron Holloway-Nahum music director, performs UK PREMIERE of SIX PIANO ETUDES. At The Warehouse  (http://riotensemble.com/songs-7-haiku/)

July 2013
University of Missouri - Chancellor's Distinguished Visitor for 2012-2013. chancellor.missouri.edu/distinguished-visitors/visitors/index.php

July 7, 2013
Stanley Wong performs LOVE TWITTERS for solo piano in Hong Kong Space Museum Lecture Hall. http://stanleycp.weebly.com

July 8, 2013, 4 PM
RESOUNDING EARTH, a composition scored for approximately 300 pieces of metal, featuring 120 bells from a wide variety of cultures and historical periods, will be performed by Third Coast Percussion on the Logan Chamber Series of the Chautauqua Music Festival.

July 13, 2013
WORLD PREMIERE of the viola version of TOFT SERENADE. Yuval Gotlibovich, viola, and Jean-Louis Haguenauer, piano, at the Music Academy in Villefavard, France. (www.fermedevillefavard.com)

July 20 -27, 2013
Featured Guest Composer for the 2013 Mizzou International Composers Festival (composersfestival.missouri.edu).Works to be performed include: DANCING HELIX RITUALS and FINAL SOLILOQUY OF THE INTERIOR PARAMOUR (text by Wallace Stevens) for large ensemble, played by Alarm Will Sound.

August 12, 2013
WORLD PREMIERE of TWILIGHT BUTTERFLY for soprano and piano. Commissioned by Ravinia Festival President and CEO Welz Kauffman, Program Director Kevin Murphy, and the Ravinia Festival's Steans Music Institute for the 25th Anniversary of the Institute in 2013.

September 1, 2013, 3 PM
Sang Mee Lee and Dave Moss, will perform SILENT MOON for violin and viola, a work commissioned by Almita and Roland Vamos at the Vamous Celebration Concert in Orchestra Hall in Chicago. vamoscelebration.com

September 17, 2013
RESOUNDING EARTH, a composition scored for approximately 300 pieces of metal, featuring 120 bells from a wide variety of cultures and historical periods, will be performed by Third Coast Percussion, Music at Moser, University of St. Francis, Joliet, Illinois.

September 22, 2013
Violist Carol Rodland performs the local premiere of DREAM CATCHER for solo viola on the "String Masters Series" at Boston Conservatory's Seully Hall at 5 PM. (8 The Fenway, Boston, 02215)

October 4, 2013
RESOUNDING EARTH, a composition scored for approximately 300 pieces of metal, featuring 120 bells from a wide variety of cultures and historical periods, will be performed by Third Coast Percussion, Carthage Chamber Music Series, Kenosha, Wisconsin.

October 9, 2013
RESOUNDING EARTH, a composition scored for approximately 300 pieces of metal, featuring 120 bells from a wide variety of cultures and historical periods, will be performed by Third Coast Percussion, University of Wisconsin-Madison Guest Arts Series.

October 12, 2013
RESOUNDING EARTH, a composition scored for approximately 300 pieces of metal, featuring 120 bells from a wide variety of cultures and historical periods, will be performed by Third Coast Percussion, Present Music, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

October 27, 2013- 3 PM
Robert Whalen will conduct PRAYER AND CELEBRATION for small orchestra, Music Institute of Chicago, Evanston, Illinois.

October 28, 2013
Visiting artist at The Radcliffe Institute, Cambridge, MA.

November 13, 2013
RESOUNDING EARTH, a composition scored for approximately 300 pieces of metal, featuring 120 bells from a wide variety of cultures and historical periods, will be performed by Third Coast Percussion, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana.

November 14, 2013
RESOUNDING EARTH, a composition scored for approximately 300 pieces of metal, featuring 120 bells from a wide variety of cultures and historical periods, will be performed by Third Coast Percussion, Ensemble Music Society Indianapolis.

November 16/17, 2013
RESOUNDING EARTH, a composition scored for approximately 300 pieces of metal, featuring 120 bells from a wide variety of cultures and historical periods, will be performed by Third Coast Percussion, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana.