Selected Events

2019

2019/2020 SEASON
SELENE (Moon Chariot Rituals) for percussion quartet and string quartet and OF BEING IS A BIRD (Emily Dickinson Settings) for soprano and chamber orchestra performed at the Southbank Centre in London during the 19/20 season, as part of the Philharmonia Orchestra's 'Music of Today' series which Unsuk Chin is curating.

JANUARY 11, 2019
World Premiere of wind ensemble version of PRISMS OF LIGHT, HEMKE CONCERTO originally composed for saxophone and orchestra. Taimur Sullivan, Saxophone and the Navy Band, conducted by Captain Kenneth Collins, commanding officer and music director, present this premiere at the International Saxophone Symposium at George Mason University's Center for the Arts Concert Hall in Fairfax, Virginia.

JANUARY 31 - FEBRUARY 2, 2019
Guest Composer at the Eastman School of Music.

FEBRUARY 1, 2019
BRIO for orchestra performed at the Eastman School of Music Philharmonia Orchestra, Brad Lubman, conducting.

FEBRUARY 7, 2019
World Premiere of the soprano saxophone version of DANCING HELIX RITUALS performed by Erik Rohde, violin, Paul Bro soprano saxophone, Martha Krasnican, piano in Boyce Recital Hall, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana.

FEBRUARY 11, 2019
RESOUNDING EARTH Movement II (Prayer), by Third Coast Percussion. Old Dominion University’s Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

FEBRUARY 19, 2019
OF PARADISE AND LIGHT for string orchestra and PRAYER AND CELEBRATION for orchestra performed by The University of Wisconsin- Madison Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Chad Hutchinson.

FEBRUARY 19, 2019
Guest composer at The University of Wisconsin-Madison.

FEBRUARY 21, 2019
PRAYER AND CELEBRATION for orchestra as performed by the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Kevin Rhodes, conducting.

FEBRUARY 23, 2019
RESOUNDING EARTH Movement II (Prayer), by Third Coast Percussion. Virginia Commonwealth University’s W.E. Singleton Center of the Performing Arts

FEBRUARY 24, 2019
U.K. PREMIERE of CHI for string quartet performed by the Ligeti Quartet at the London Festival of American Music.

FEBRUARY 28, 2019
RESOUNDING EARTH Movement II (Prayer), by Third Coast Percussion. McKendree University’s The Hett Center for the Arts

March 2, 2019
RESOUNDING EARTH Movement II (Prayer), by Third Coast Percussion. Washington University in St. Louis

MARCH 12-17, 2019
VIOLIN CONCERTO #4 Janet Sung soloist, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, William Boughton conducting.

MARCH 19-23, 2019
Augusta is the 2018-2019 Composer-in-Residence at The Curtis Institute of Music. Selected works will be performed including SELENE (Moon Chariot Rituals) for percussion quartet and string quartet, CAPRICCI (Hummingbird Romance) for flute and clarinet, KLEE MUSINGS for piano trio, TWO THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PIANO, DOUBLE HELIX for two violins, SCAT for ensemble, HELIX SPIRALS for string quartet, and PLEA FOR PEACE for soprano and string quartet. Earlier in the season, the orchestra played BRIO for orchestra.

MARCH 20-24, 2019
World Premiere of RIPPLE EFFECTS for carillon in celebration of Elizabeth J.L.Davenport’s 10 years as Dean of the Rockefeller Chapel in Chicago in a new version for two players. Premiered by Joey Brink and Michael Solotke at the Bok Chapel at the Florida at the International Carillon Festival.

MARCH 22, 2019
Guest composer at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

April 3, 2019
RESOUNDING EARTH Movement II (Prayer), by Third Coast Percussion. San Francisco Performances

April 5, 2019
RESOUNDING EARTH Movement II (Prayer), by Third Coast Percussion. Segerstrom Center for the Arts

April 7, 2019
RESOUNDING EARTH Movement II (Prayer), by Third Coast Percussion. Town Hall Seattle

April 13, 2019
RESOUNDING EARTH Movement II (Prayer), by Third Coast Percussion. California Institute of Technology’s Beckman Auditorium

May 11, 2019
RADIANT CIRCLES for orchestra performed University of BBC Symphony Orchestra, Joana Carneiro, Conducting, London.

May 19, 2019
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, 2019 (6:30 PM)
BRIO for orchestra performed by the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, Allen Tinkham Conducting, at the Chicago Symphony Center, Orchestra Hall.

June 26-30, 2019
World Premiere of NEW WORK commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra (Andris Nelsons, Music Director) to celebrate the opening of it’s Tanglewood Center for Music and Learning in late June 2019. Instrumentation is string quartet and percussion quartet. The work will be premiered by a mix of musicians from the BSO and the Tanglewood Fellows. [Exact date of performance is in this timeframe but is still pending.]

JULY 2019
Guest Composer with PEAK Performances at Montclair State University in New Jersey, Jedediah Wheeler, Executive Director and Martha Graham Dance Company, Janet Eiber, Artistic Director, collaborating with Troy Schumacher Choreographer, and the ICE Ensemble.

JULY 21, 2019
RIPPLE EFFECTS for carillon in celebration of Elizabeth J.L.Davenport’s 10 years as Dean of the Rockefeller Chapel in Chicago in a new version for two players. Performed by Joey Brink and Michael Solotke at the Rockefeller Chapel in Chicago.

SEPTEMBER 12 - 15, 2019 (15th at 2:30 PM)
AUREOLE for orchestra, Fabio Luisi conducting Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, Texas.

OCTOBER 16 - 25, 2019
Guest Composer at the Santa Fe Opera

Nicole Paris. Photo by Elizabeth Wiseman

October 25, 2019
World Premiere of SWEET POTATO KICKS THE SUN by Santa Fe Opera. The opera is commissioned by a consortium of opera companies, led by Santa Fe Opera in association with San Francisco opera, that includes: • Lyric Opera Of Kansas City • Minnesota Opera • Opera Theatre of Saint Louis •San Francisco Opera • Santa Fe Opera • Sarasota Opera • Seattle Opera. This project is made possible by generous funding from the Melville Hankins Family Foundation and The Andrew Mellon Foundation.

NOVEMBER 14, 2019
World Premiere of a NEW BALLET commissioned by PEAK Performances at Montclair State University in New Jersey, Jedediah Wheeler, Executive Director. Performed by Martha Graham Dance Company, Janet Eiber, Artistic Director, Troy Schumacher Choreographer, and the ICE Ensemble.