Events

2017

Augusta Read Thomas is the 2017 Distinguished Composer in Residence at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami.

Augusta is also the 2016/2017 Karel Husa Visiting Professor at Ithaca College

January 19, 2017
LOVE TWITTERS for solo piano by Stanley Wong at FujiAsia Piano Hong Kong at the concert for the "Inauguration of Ernest So Piano Library" as well as a celebration of the arrival of a "1927 Steinway Model M" piano.

January 22, 2017
VENUS ENCHANTED for solo viola performed by Carol Rodland on the Faculty Artist series Eastman School of Music.

January 22, 2017
World Premiere, BASS CLARINET CONCERTINO with Vincent Penot solo bass clarinet and Orchestra Symphonique Region Centre-Val de Loire Tours, France conducted by Kanako Abe.

January 23, 2017
CAPRICCI, for flute and clarinet will be performed by Ensemble Dal Niente: Emma Hospelhorn, flute, and Katie Schoepflin, clarinet at Spectrum in NYC.

January 26, 2017
CAPRICCI, for flute and clarinet will be performed by Ensemble Dal Niente: Emma Hospelhorn, flute, and Katie Schoepflin, clarinet at Waverly in NYC.

January 27 & 29, 2017
2017 Distinguished Composer in Residence at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami. Selected works will be performed.

January 29, 2017
LOVE SONGS, for choir performed by Chanticleer in the Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy Concert Centre Budapest.

February 1, 2017
VIOLIN CONCERTO #2, CARILLON SKY for violin and chamber orchestra; and OF PARADISE AND LIGHT for orchestra performed by the University of Northern Colorado Orchestra, conducted by Russell Guyver.

February 4 & 5, 2017
2017 Distinguished Composer in Residence at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami. Selected works will be performed.

February 5, 2017
World Premiere of RAINBOW BRIDGE TO PARADISE for solo cello by the Talea Ensemble which presents CELLO SOLOS TODAY as envisioned, organized, and led by cellist Chris Gross; Greenwich Music House in New York City.

February 10-12, 2017
Guest Artist at Denison University. Selected compositions will be performed including HELIX SPIRALS for string quartet as played by Ethel String Quartet, OF PARADISE AND LIGHT for string orchestra, BASSOON CONCERTINO for bassoon and chamber ensemble, THE REWAKING for choir, TWO E.E CUMMINGS SONGS for choir, TRACES for solo piano, CAPRICCI for flute and clarinet, AVIAN ESCAPADES for woodwind quintet, MAGNETICFIREFLIES for band, RAINBOW BRIDGE TO PARADISE for solo cello and PRAYER AND CELEBRATION for orchestra as performed by the Denison University Orchestra, Andy Strietelmeier, conducting.

February 14-16, 2017
Guest Composer for the 36th annual James Madison University Contemporary Music Festival. Selected compositions will be performed.

February 14, 2017
SCAT for ensemble, SUN SONGS for female voice and 3 percussion, and PULSAR for viola will be performed on the 36th annual James Madison University Contemporary Music Festival.

February 15, 2017
PRAYER AND CELEBRATION for orchestra, THE REWAKING for chorus, PSALM 91 for chorus, and MANSUETO TRIBUTE, DOUBLE HELIX for violin and viola, will be performed on the 36th annual James Madison University Contemporary Music Festival.

February 16, 2017
SUN THREADS for string quartet will be performed by the Argus Quartet on the 36th annual James Madison University Contemporary Music Festival.

February 16, 2017
MAGNETICFIREFLIES for band performed with Dr. Angela Holt, conducting the College-Conservatory of Music Band at the University of Cincinnati.

February 19, 2017 (4 PM)
PRAYER AND CELEBRATION for orchestra performed at the National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. by The James Madison University’s Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Benjamin Bergey. THE REWAKING for choir and PSALM 91 for choir performed by The James Madison University’s Concert Choir, conducted by Jo-Anne Van der Vat-Chromy.

February 24, 2017
RESOUNDING EARTH Movement II (Prayer), by Third Coast Percussion in Baum Walker Hall at Walton Arts Center. This composition is scored for approximately 300 pieces of metal, featuring 120 bells from a wide variety of cultures and historical periods.

February 25 & 26, 2017
Augusta is the the Karel Husa Visiting Professor at Ithaca College. Selected compositions will be performed.

February 28, 2017
MAGNETICFIREFLIES for band performed with Dr. Angela Holt, conducting the College-Conservatory of Music Band at the University of Cincinnati.

March 1, 2017
RESOUNDING EARTH Movement II (Prayer), by Third Coast Percussion in Organ Recital Hall of the University Center for the Arts at Lincoln Center. This composition is scored for approximately 300 pieces of metal, featuring 120 bells from a wide variety of cultures and historical periods.

March 2, 2017
RESOUNDING EARTH Movement II (Prayer), by Third Coast Percussion at Lakewood Cultural Center. This composition is scored for approximately 300 pieces of metal, featuring 120 bells from a wide variety of cultures and historical periods.

March 2,3,4, 2017
Cleveland Orchestra to perform VIOLIN CONCERTO #3, William Preucil, solo violin, Brett Mitchell, conducting.

March 4, 2017
RESOUNDING EARTH Movement II (Prayer), by Third Coast Percussion in Cullen Theater at Wortham Center. This composition is scored for approximately 300 pieces of metal, featuring 120 bells from a wide variety of cultures and historical periods.

March 4, 2017
DAPPLED THINGS for male choir performed by the Constellation Ensemble in the Fine Arts Building, 410 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago.

March 4, 2017
CAPRICCI - "HUMMINGBIRD ROMANCE" for Flute and Clarinet performed by The newEar contemporary chamber ensemble in Kansas City, MO

March 7, 2017
Guest Composer at the Third Coast Percussion's Inside the Composers Studio event.

March 8-10, 2017
Augusta is guest composer at the University of Northern Colorado. Selected compositions will be performed including VIOLIN CONCERTO #2, CARILLON SKY for violin and chamber orchestra; OF PARADISE AND LIGHT for orchestra; SELENE for percussion quartet and string quartet; and CANTOS FOR SLAVA for cello and piano; INCANTATION for violin; and TRACES for solo piano

March 10, 2017
World Premiere of the cello versions of RHEA ENCHANTED for solo cello and VENUS ENCHANTED for solo cello by Scott Kluksdahl, First Presbyterian Church, Portland, Oregon, presented with Bach Cello Suites #1, #4, and #5

March 10, 2017
DOUBLE HELIX, MANSUETO TRIBUTE for two violins will be performed at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, by Hsin-Lin and Miguel Perez-Espejo.

March 11, 2017
RESOUNDING EARTH Movement II (Prayer), by Third Coast Percussion at Fowler Center of the Arkansas State University. This composition is scored for approximately 300 pieces of metal, featuring 120 bells from a wide variety of cultures and historical periods.

March 11, 2017
PILGRIM SOUL for solo bassoon and two cellos performed by Matthew Wildman-Bassoon; Lydia de Leeuw- Cello and Jessica Hu- Cellos at the University of Michigan

March 12, 2017
RHEA ENCHANTED for solo cello and VENUS ENCHANTED for solo cello by Scott Kluksdahl, First Presbyterian Church, Portland, Oregon, presented with Bach Cello Suites #2, #3, and #6.

March 12, 2017
HELIX SPIRALS for string quartet presented by Chamber Music in Yellow Springs and performed by the Parker Quartet at the First Presbyterian Church, Yellow Springs, Ohio.

March 13-23, 2017
DIRECTOR’S VISITOR: Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, at the invitation of Director Robbert Dijkgraaf.

March 18, 2017
Gambol from JUBILEE for orchestra performed in Ashgabat by the National Symphony Orchestra of Turkmenistan conducted by Michael Lewanski on a concert sponsored by the American Voices organization that administers the State Department's "American Music Abroad Program."

March 19, 2017
World Premiere of violin version of RAINBOW BRIDGE TO PARADISE for solo violin, by Ariana Kim, Red Newt Winery, Hector, NY

March 20, 2017
RAINBOW BRIDGE TO PARADISE for solo violin, by Ariana Kim, Red Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

March 20, 2017
Guest composer at The Juilliard School. Presenting recent compositions in the Composition Forum.

March 24, 2017
RESOUNDING EARTH Movement II (Prayer), by Third Coast Percussion in School of Music Recital Hall at the University of South Carolina. This composition is scored for approximately 300 pieces of metal, featuring 120 bells from a wide variety of cultures and historical periods.

March 24-26, 2017
Guest Artist of Voices of Change. Matinee concert of various works to take place in Caruth Auditorium on March 25, 2017.

March 25, 2017
Guest Artist of Voices of Change will perform SCAT for ensemble, DREAM CATCHER for solo violin, and PASSION PRAYERS for solo cello and ensemble in Dallas, Texas.

March 30 - April 2, 2017
2017 Distinguished Composer in Residence at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami. Selected works will be performed.

March 31, 2017
PILGRIM SOUL in the version for bass flute and 2 violins performed in the Performing Arts Center at Grand Valley State University by the New Music Ensemble in a concert organized by Bill Ryan, Director. This is the world premiere of the Bass Flute version.

April 1, 2017
RESOUNDING EARTH Movement II (Prayer), by Third Coast Percussion in The Clarice at the University of Maryland. This composition is scored for approximately 300 pieces of metal, featuring 120 bells from a wide variety of cultures and historical periods.

April 1, 2017
The PRISM Saxophone Quartet presents a program performing the music from and celebrating the release of Paradigm Lost on its new label, XAS Records, which includes SQUEEZE for saxophone quartet. Marc A. Scorca Hall at The National Opera Center, New York City.

April 2, 2017
The PRISM Saxophone Quartet presents a program performing the music from and celebrating the release of Paradigm Lost on its new label, XAS Records, which includes SQUEEZE for saxophone quartet. Settlement Music School, Philadelphia

April 2, 2017
LOVE SONGS, for choir performed by Chanticleer presented by the Essex Winter Series in Essex CT.

April 6, 2017
Toft Serenade for viola and piano performed by David Aaron Carpenter on his Walter W. Naumburg Foundation Recital at Carnegie Hall in Weill Recital Hall.

April 7-9, 2017
2017 Distinguished Composer in Residence at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami. Works to be performed include BASSOON CONCERTINO for bassoon and ensemble and SPRING SONG for solo cello.

April 9, 2017
Richardson Chamber Players perform SCAT for ensemble at Princeton University.

April 10, 2017
SELENE for string quartet and percussion quartet performed by the ENSEMBLENEWSRQ in Sarasota Florida.

April 22, 2017
SUN SONGS for female voice and 3 percussion performed by Maya soprano Lorraine Davis and percussionists Paige Durr, Caleb Pickering and Lucas Garner, conducted by Casey Cangelosi in the Forbes Center Recital Hall in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

April 24, 2017
Augusta is guest composer along with Matthew Meselson at the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. HELIX SPIRALS for string quartet will be performed by the Parker Quartet. The composition was commissioned by Jeanne Guillemin to celebrate the Meselson-Stahl DNA replication discovery.

April 27, 2017
PILGRIM SOUL for solo bassoon and two cellos performed by Matthew Wildman-Bassoon; Lydia de Leeuw- Cello and Jessica Hu- Cellos in Anne Arbor.

April 28, 2017
KLEE MUSINGS for piano trio will be performed by The Lysander Piano Trio as presented by Chamber Music Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

April 29, 2017
RESOUNDING EARTH Complete Work of 40 minutes duration, by Third Coast Percussion in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel at the University of Chicago. This composition is scored for approximately 300 pieces of metal, featuring 120 bells from a wide variety of cultures and historical periods.

April 29, 2017
PORTRAIT CONCERT: Presented by Rockefeller Chapel featuring Grammy-finalist Spektral Quartet and Grammy-winner Third Coast PercussionWorld Premiere of CHI for string quartet commissioned by the Spektral Quartet with generous support of Rockefeller Chapel; RESOUNDING EARTH for percussion quartet featuring bells from all over the world; and SELENE for percussion quartet and string quartet.  Special thanks to Elizabeth J.L. Davenport, Dean of Rockefeller Chapel. For more info and tickets click here.

April 30, 2017
LOVE SONGS, for choir performed by the multiple Grammy award-winning ensemble Chanticleer at 3 p.m. in Brooklyn NY.

May 2, 2017
LOVE SONGS, for choir performed by the multiple Grammy award-winning ensemble Chanticleer. 3 p.m. at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

May 3, 2017
Riot Ensemble to perform CAPRICIOUS ANGELS for ensemble, Blackheath Recital Hall (Trinity College on Southbank) London, UK.

May 6, 2017
LOVE SONGS, for choir performed by the multiple Grammy award-winning ensemble Chanticleer at The University of Redlands at 3 p.m. in the University’s Memorial Chapel.

May 12, 2017
CHI for string quartet commissioned by the Grammy-finalist Spektral Quartet with generous support of Rockefeller Chapel will be performed by Spektral Quartet at Constellation in Chicago.

May 20, 2017
RAINBOW BRIDGE TO PARADISE for solo cello performed by Brandon Wang as presented by the Cleveland Cello Society, Ida Mercer, Director of Programs.

May 26, 2017
SELENE for wind ensemble (originally for percussion quartet and string quartet) this is the world premiere of the arrangement for Wind Ensemble made by Cliff Colnot. DePaul University Wind Ensemble, Cliff Colnot, conducting. Chicago, IL

June 10 & 11, 2017
World Premiere of a NEW WORK for 8 female voices a cappella presented on Lorelei Ensemble’s Boston Series concert titled Witness. Commissioned by Joy and Chet Douglass. Marsh Chapel, Boston University

June 11, 2017 (4 PM)
NEW WORK for 8 female voices a cappella presented on Lorelei Ensemble’s Boston Series concert titled Witness. Commissioned by Joy and Chet Douglass. Marsh Chapel, Boston University

July 8, 2017
CHI for string quartet commissioned by the Grammy-finalist Spektral Quartet with generous support of Rockefeller Chapel will be performed by Spektral Quartet on the Maverick Concert Series in Woodstock NY

July 13-20, 2017
Augusta is guest composer at the Seal Bay Music Festival. HELIX SPIRALS for string quartet will be performed three times, in three different locations, by The Cassatt String Quartet.

July 18, 2017
HELIX SPIRALS for string quartet will be performed by The Cassatt String Quartet, New Era Gallery, Vinalhaven, Maine.

July 19, 2017
HELIX SPIRALS for string quartet will be performed by The Cassatt String Quartet, Waterfall Arts, Belfast, Maine.

July 20, 2017
HELIX SPIRALS for string quartet will be performed by The Cassatt String Quartet SPACE Gallery, Portland, Maine.

August 4-9, 2017
Augusta is guest composer at the Aspen Music Festival.

August 7, 2017
SELENE for string quartet and percussion quartet performed by the Aspen Music Festival in Harris Concert Hall.

August 19, 2017
The Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra, Music Director Victor Yampolsky, conducting, presents AUREOLE for orchestra.

August 22, 2017
CHI for string quartet commissioned by the Grammy-finalist Spektral Quartet with generous support of Rockefeller Chapel will be performed by Spektral Quartet on the RUSH HOUR CONCRT SERIES, CHICAGO, IL.

August 23 - 28, 2017
Distinguished Guest Composer at the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival. Selected compositions will be performed.

September 25-29, 2017
Residency week #1: as Composer in Residence for the 2017-2018 season, with the Eugene Symphony Orchestra. In addition to performances of two orchestral works, the Residency will include: free Symphony Connect chamber concerts of additional works by Thomas and others selected by the composer; featuring small ensembles of ESA musicians, performances will take place in nontraditional music venues, including human service agencies, across greater Eugene and are designed to broaden community access to high-quality music experiences; “Inside the Composer’s Studio” discussion with a chamber performance of Thomas works at Eugene Public Library; free pre-concert discussions with the composer for ESA patrons and the general public, held prior to each subscription performance (Hult Center); regional broadcasts of both subscription concerts on classical music radio KWAX; a collaboration with two area high school bands to rehearse and perform Thomas’ Magneticfireflies; lectures and master classes by the composer and guest artists for undergraduate/graduate music students.

September 28, 2017
West Coast premiere of RADIANT CIRCLES for orchestra by the Eugene Symphony on a subscription concert at Eugene’s Hult Center for the Performing Arts.

October 20-22, 2017
Guest Artist at Wellesley College. WORLD PREMIERE of a NEW WORK for female student choir (SSAA); and HELIX SPIRALS for string quartet will be performed by the Parker Quartet.

OCTOBER 25 & 26, 2017
2017 Distinguished Guest Composer at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Selected works will be performed by the New Music Ensemble, David Dzubay conducting.

Third Coast Percussion

November 12, 2017
WORLD PREMIERE of SONOROUS EARTH for percussion quartet and orchestra will be presented by The Chicago Philharmonic Society and Grammy-winning Third Coast Percussion conducted by Scott Speck in Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Chicago.

December 10 and 11, 2017
WORLD PREMEIRE of NEW WORK for solo piano commissioned by the Open Source Music Festival for pianist Joel Fan. The Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street New York N.Y. 10002