FEBRUARY 9, 2018
CONTEMPO presents Monica Ellis as soloist in BASSOON CONCERTINO for solo bassoon and ensemble on a concert with with Imani Winds, Ensemble Dal Niente, Geri Allen, piano, and guests
MARCH 3, 2018
RESOUNDING EARTH Movement II (Prayer), by Third Coast Percussion in Jemison Concert Hall, Birmingham, AL. This composition is scored for approximately 300 pieces of metal, featuring 120 bells from a wide variety of cultures and historical periods.
MARCH 12-16, 2018
Residency as The William Bolcom Distinguished Guest Composer at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Selected works will be performed.
MARCH 20, 2018
RESOUNDING EARTH Movement II (Prayer), by Third Coast Percussion in Kenan Auditorium, Wilmington, NC. This composition is scored for approximately 300 pieces of metal, featuring 120 bells from a wide variety of cultures and historical periods.
April 14-19, 2018
Residency week #2: 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.
April 19, 2018
Premiere of co-commissioned SONOROUS EARTH for percussion quartet and orchestra by the Eugene Symphony conducted by Francesco Lecce-Chong and Grammy-winning Third Coast Percussion on a subscription concert at Eugene’s Hult Center for the Performing Arts.
May 6, 2018
World Premiere of NEW WORK for ensemble premiered by the Nova Ensemble, Thierry Fischer, conducting. Co-commissioned by the Nova Chamber Music Series with thanks to Artistic Director Jason Hardink and by Sounds of Science Commissioning Club with thanks to President Glenn D. Prestwich.
May 19, 2018
Midwest Premiere of RADIANT CIRCLES for orchestra performed by the Milwaukee Symphony, Ken-David Masur, conducting.