DATE TBD, 2021
World Premiere of BEADS OF SUNLIGHT for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, and Cello commissioned by Music Teachers' Association of California; performed by students at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport, 5711 Century Blvd., Los Angeles, California.
DATE TBD, 2021
World Premiere of SUN DANCE for orchestra commissioned by the Indianapolis Symphony, conducted by Music Director Krzysztof Urbanski.
DATE TBD, 2021
World Premiere of STAR BOX for percussion quartet, Commissioned by Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra for a world premiere by Sandbox Percussion. In Memoriam Jacob Druckman.
FEBRUARY 9, 2021
OF PARADISE AND LIGHT for orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Dalia Stasevska; BBC Maida Vale Studios, London, United Kingdom
FEBRUARY 12, 2021
SELENE (Moon Chariot Rituals) for percussion quartet and 9 woodwinds (arranged by Cliff Colnot) performed by the University of Michigan Wind Ensemble, conducted by Michael Haithcock, in a live, socially-distanced performance.
FEBRUARY 27, 2021
SILENT MOON for violin and viola performance by Emily Nash and Bruno Silva as part of The Quad City Symphony Orchestra’s tribute to the unique sound of American music with their Signature Series III concert inspired by the Figge Art Museum’s exhibition For America. This intimate performance will be available for a limited socially distanced audience at the Figge as well as via digital access/live streaming.
MARCH 4, 2021
OF PARADISE AND LIGHT for chamber string orchestra performed live by Eugene Symphony Conducted by Francesco Lecce-Chong performing live in the The Hult Center for the Performing Arts. Socially distanced recording starts streaming on this date.
MARCH 5, 2021
AVIAN CAPRICIO for brass quintet performed by Axiom Brass as presented by University of Chicago Presents, Chicago in a streamed concert.
MARCH 5 & 6, 2021
THE AUDITIONS a ballet performed by Martha Graham Dance Company, Janet Eilber, Artistic Director, Troy Schumacher Choreographer, and the Santa Fe Symphony presented by Santa Fe Ballet in the Lensic Performing Arts Center. Program to include Copland's Appalachian Spring.
MARCH 11, 2021
PLEA FOR PEACE for flute, oboe, trumpet and string orchestra performed live and socially-distanced by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Martyn Brabbins and broadcast on Radio 3.
MARCH 13, 2021
SELENE for percussion quartet and string orchestra performed by Third Coast Percussion with members of the Elkhart County Symphony Orchestra, Indiana in a livestreamed concert.
MARCH 14, 2021
INCANTATION for solo viola performed by Bella Kim, age 18, on WFMT RADIO’S program called INTRODUCTIONS, Robbie Ellis Presenter & Producer.
MARCH 16, 2021
World Premiere of NEW WORK for solo piano commissioned by The Royal Academy of Music, premiered by Harry Rylance piano on a livestreamed concert featuring TRIO MAZZOLINI, in London, U.K.
MARCH 17, 2021
LAKE REFLECTING STARS WITH MOONRISE performed by the Bro-Fowler Duo -- Kurt Fowler, cello, Paul Bro, alto saxophone at the North American Saxophone Alliance Region 5 Conference in Hope College in Michigan.
MARCH 25, 2021
INCANTATION for solo viola performed by Bella Kim, age 18, on WFMT RADIO’S program called MUSIC IN CHICAGO, Lisa Flynn, host.
April 10, 2021
MAGIC BOX for string quartet and percussion quartet performed by the Academy Wind Symphony of the Interlochen Center for the Arts, Dr. Matthew Schlomer, conducting a live, socially-distanced performance.
April 12, 2021
Guest Composer at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music on the Visiting Composer Series led by Daniel Asia.
April 16, 2021
SILENT MOON for violin and viola, performed by Rena Kimura, violin & Lauriane Dahlkvist, viola; Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden
April 25, 2021
PILGRIM SOUL for English horn and two violins, Katie Danforth, English horn, Herdís M. Guðmundsdóttir and Shannon Mustard, violins in the Kulas Recital Hall, Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin Ohio.
May 1, 2021
Metropolitan Opera star Anna Christy joins the Savannah Philharmonic and the Savannah Philharmonic Chorus for a celebratory concert. Keitaro Harada, conducts RING OUT, WILD BELLS, TO THE WILD SKY for solo soprano, chorus and orchestra in the Lucas Theatre for the Performing Arts, Savannah.
May 4, 2021
INCANTATION for solo violin performed by Violinist Karisa Chiu as part of the semi-finalist round of the 2021 Menuhin Violin Competition.
May 8, 2021
Guest Artist: 2021 Virtual Conference of the International Conductors Guild for which the theme is “Innovation in Action" and the session is called INSIDE THE COMPOSER’S STUDIO with interlocutor, Robert Whalen.
May 18, 2021
World Premiere of BEBOP RIDDLE for solo marimba and World Premiere of ENCHANTED INVOCATION for vibraphone and five crotales as part of Miller Theatre’s six-episode MISSION COMMISSION podcast series. Performed by John Corkill and commissioned by Miller Theatre at Columbia University.
May 27, 2021
BEBOP RIDDLE for solo marimba and ENCHANTED INVOCATION for vibraphone and five crotales performed by John Corkill and presented by University of Chicago Presents in a streamed concert.
June 6, 2021, 8 PM
CHANT for saxophone and piano performed by Chad Lilley, saxophone and Nathan Canfield, piano in Galvin Recital Hall, Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University, Chicago.
June 9, 2021
ACROBATS for ensemble performed by Ensemble Signal conducted by Brad Lubman, Lauren Radnofsky Co-Artistic/Executive Director of the Ensemble and cellist, as presented by the June in Buffalo Festival.
June 10, 2021
CLARA’S ASCENT for string orchestra, performed by the Seattle Symphony conducted by Ludovic Morlot in Benaroya Hall, Seattle Washington.
June 10, 2021, 10 AM - 12 PM EDT
Presentation by Augusta Read Thomas: Unbreakable is the Power of Art to Build Community including discussion on her recent and current projects.
June 14, 2021, 3 PM & 6:30 PM
THE REWAKING for choir and PURPLE SYLLABLES for choir performed by Chanticleer as presented by the Orinda’s Bruns Amphitheater. Titled “Awakenings,” it’s an hour-long program spanning early works by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and Monteverdi, 20th-century music by Heitor Villa-Lobos and Augusta Read Thomas. Bruns Amphitheater, Orinda.
June 17 & 18, 2021
A CIRCLE AROUND THE SUN for piano trio, presented by Trinity Laban’s New Lights Contemporary Piano Festival, performed by The Helix Trio, London, U.K. June 18th is a joint performance with a group of contemporary dancers.
June 20, 2021
THE REWAKING for Men’s Choir presented on WFMT RADIO by radio host Lisa Flynn as performed by Constellation Men's Ensemble
June 29, 2021, 10 AM - 12 PM EDT
A CIRCLE AROUND THE SUN for piano trio performed by the Lincoln Trio, presented by the International Music Foundation, and broadcast live on WFMT Radio. St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron, Chicago in a live, socially distanced concert.
JULY 3, 2021
Preview Performance of MAGIC GARDENS for string quartet performed by Rolston String Quartet at MUSIKDORF ERNEN in Ernen, Switzerland. This was commissioned by the McCollin Fund and the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia, Linda Reichert, President, in celebration of the organization’s Bicentennial.
JULY 4, 2021
World Premiere of FUSION for solo piano commissioned and premiered by pianist Min Kwon as part of the America/Beautiful project.
JULY 6, 2021
SONG WITHOUT WORDS for oboe and piano performed by oboist Alex Klein and pianist Lillia Woolschlager, presented by the International Music Foundation, and broadcast live on WFMT Radio. St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron, Chicago in a live, socially distanced concert.
JULY 6, 2021
RESOUNDING EARTH Movement II (Prayer), performed and recorded by Third Coast Percussion, performed by Robert Cook, Dancer and Professor, Hofstra University, choreographed by Séan Curran and presented by the American Dance Festival.
JULY 10, 2021
Member of the Jury of the Twenty-seventh Edition of the “2 AGOSTO” INTERNATIONAL COMPOSING COMPETITION which is promoted by the “Teatro Comunale di Bologna”, by the “Associazione tra i Familiari Vittime Della Strage Alla Stazione di Bologna del 2 Agosto 1980”, and by the “Comitato di Solidarietà alle Vittime delle Stragi”.
JULY 17, 2021
THE REWAKING for choir and PURPLE SYLLABLES for choir performed by Chanticleer as presented by the Newport Music Festival.
JULY 29, 2021, 3:30 PM
SONG WITHOUT WORDS for oboe and piano performed by Jared Hauser, oboe, and Caleb Harris, piano at the International Double Reed Society in the year of the Society's 50th Anniversary at their annual Conference.
JULY 31, 2021
D(I)AGON(ALS) for solo clarinet performed by Kyle Rowan, at the International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest® 2021
AUGUST 2, 2021
Member of the Jury and award winners concert of the Twenty-seventh Edition of the “2 AGOSTO” INTERNATIONAL COMPOSING COMPETITION which is promoted by the “Teatro Comunale di Bologna”, by the “Associazione tra i Familiari Vittime Della Strage Alla Stazione di Bologna del 2 Agosto 1980”, and by the “Comitato di Solidarietà alle Vittime delle Stragi”.
AUGUST 8, 2021, 7:30 PM London; 1:30 PM CHICAGO
World Premiere of DANCE FOLDINGS for orchestra commissioned by BBC Radio 3 and first performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Ryan Bancroft on 8 August 2021 at the Royal Albert Hall as part of BBC Proms 2021. Special thanks to the Sounds of Science Commissioning Club, and its founders and donors, for contributing support to this project. To hear the broadcast, you can find the full programme details here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000ykcb and an iPlayer link to this world premiere will last for 30 days.
AUGUST 24, 2021, 8 PM
PLEA FOR PEACE for oboe and string quartet performed by 5th Wave Collective, with Ashley Ertz, Oboe soloist, and LOVE TWITTERS for solo piano performed by Clare Longendyke at the WFMT Radio Ear Taxi Festival-Preview-Concert which will be recorded and broadcast on WFMT Radio - 98.7FM.
World Premiere of DANCE MOBILE for 13 player or chamber orchestra. Commissioned by the Howard Hanson Institute for American Music in Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Eastman School of Music; premiered by Brad Lubman conducting the ESM Musica Nova, Rochester, NY
SEPTEMBER 9, 2021
World Premiere of UPON WINGS OF WORDS, Emily Dickinson Settings for soprano and string quartet commissioned by Nexus Chamber Music and premiered at the Ravinia Festival by Nexus. NEXUS Co-artistic Directors, violinist Brian Hong and cellist Alexander Hersh, will be joined by soprano Kristina Bachrach, violinist Ben Baker, violist Jordan Bak, and flautist Stefan Ragnar Höskuldsson. Live socially-distanced concert that is also being broadcast live on WFMT Radio.
SEPTEMBER 13, 2021
DREAM CATCHER for solo violin and CAPRICE for solo violin performed by Caroline Balding presented by The London Festival of American Music. This concert, opening the Festival, is headlined by mezzo-soprano Simone Ibbett-Brown and is also featuring a world premiere by Odaline de la Martinez. The Warehouse, 13, Theed Street, Waterloo, London, SE1 8ST
SEPTEMBER 15 - 21, 2021
Guest Composer at the University of South Carolina School of Music. PRISMS OF LIGHT, HEMKE CONCERTO for saxophone and wind ensemble and MAGNETICFIREFLIES for wind ensemble performed by Cormac Cannon, Director of Bands with Clifford Leaman as saxophone soloist. SILENT MOON for violin and cello will be performed by Ari Streisfeld and Claire Bryant. FANFARE OF HOPE AND SOLIDARITY for orchestra will be performed by the University Symphony conducted by Scott Weiss. RINGS OF LIGHT for 9 saxophones and SQUEEZE for saxophone quartet performed by member of the Saxophone Studio, as organized by Clifford Leaman, Professor of Saxophone. QI for 4 percussionists playing two marimbas will be performed as organized by Scott Herring, Professor of Percussion.
SEPTEMBER 18, 2021
DANCING STARS for orchestra performed by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, Jason Weinberger, Artistic Director & Conductor;7:00 pm at GBPAC Great Hall, Cedar Falls, Iowa.
SEPTEMBER 28, 2021, 5 PM
RIPPLE EFFECTS for carillon performed by Joey Brink and Joseph Min at Rockefeller Chapel in Chicago as part of EAR TAXI FESTIVAL.
SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
LOVE TWITTERS for solo piano by Clare Longendyke presented by the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts, Cultural Center, Chicago.
SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
ANGEL SHADOWS for solo alto flute performed by flutist Lisa Goethe-McGinn as part of EAR TAXI FESTIVAL.
OCTOBER 1, 2021, 1:45 PM
PILGRIM SOUL for oboe and 2 violins performed by 5th Wave Collective, with Ashley Ertz, oboe soloist and Carmen Abelson and Alexandria Hill, violins, in Chicago as part of EAR TAXI FESTIVAL; DePaul Art Museum, 935 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
OCTOBER 20-24, 2021
Featured Composer at the 42nd Annual New Music Festival, Bowling Green University. Several compositions (orchestra, choir, ensembles, and soloist) will be performed by various student and professional ensembles, including: GALAXY DANCES for orchestra performed by the Bowling Green Philharmonia conducted by Emily Freeman Brown; THE RUB OF LOVE for chorus performed by Collegiate Chorale conducted Richard Schnipke; CANTOS FOR SLAVA for viola and piano, performed by violist Michael Hall and pianist Marianne Parker. BELL ILLUMINATIONS for solo piano performed by Marianne Parker; RINGS OF LIGHT for 9 saxophones performed by member of the Saxophone Studio, as organized by John Sampen, Professor of Saxophone; YOUR KISS for tenor and piano performed by Christopher Scholl, tenor and Kevin Bylsma, piano; TOFT SERENADE for violin and piano performed by Caroline Chin, violin and Laura Melton, piano; SONG WITHOUT WORDS for flute and piano performed by Terri Sanchez, flute and Yevgeny Yontov, piano; and EUTERPE’S CAPRICE for solo flute performed by Terri Sanchez. All concerts are in Kobacker Hall. Everything will stream in real time at www.youtube.com/bgsumusic. Special thanks to Kurt Doles; Director, MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music.
OCTOBER 22, 2021
World Premiere of CRACKLE for wind ensemble performed by the University of Michigan Wind Ensemble, conducted by Michael Haithcock, in a live, with-audience performance. [CRACKLE was co-commissioned by a consortium of wind ensembles through the College Band Directors National Association. Special thanks to Dr. Douglas Stotter who was instrumental in organizing the whole project. The co-commissioners include: University of Michigan, University of Texas at Austin, Eastman School of Music, Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, University of Texas at Arlington, Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, University of Kansas, University of Illinois, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Missouri State University and the University of Louisville.]
October 29, 2021
At the inauguration ceremony of President Paul Alivisatos in Rockefeller Chapel at the University of Chicago: MANSUETO TRIBUTE, DOUBLE HELIX for two violins performed by Yuan-Qing Yu and Janet Sung; and CRESCAT SCIENTIA; VITA EXCOLATUR (“Let knowledge grow from more to more; and so be human life enriched”) for carillon played mostly by 4 hands and 2 feet featuring carillonneur Joey Brink and with 12 assistants (24 hands) performing on the carillon at the end of the composition.
October 29 & 30, 2021
World Premiere of STARDUST for in version for English Horn and string quartet performed by Robert Walters, English Horn soloist (who is a member of the Cleveland Orchestra) and Nexus Chamber Music presented by and premiered at Oberlin College. NEXUS Co-artistic Directors, violinist Brian Hong and cellist Alexander Hersh, will be joined by violinist Marta Sarc, and violist Chloe Thominet. Special thanks to Stefan Hersh, Tim Weiss, and Raphael Jiménez. Live socially-distanced concerts are also being livestreamed. OF BEING IS A BIRD (Emily Dickinson Settings) for soprano and chamber orchestra performed by Amy Owens, Soprano with Tim Weiss conducting the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble.
October 30, 2021
Guest Composer at Oberlin College.
NOVEMBER 4, 2021
Chicago Premiere of STARDUST in version for English Horn and string quartet performed by Robert Walters, English Horn soloist (who is a member of the Cleveland Orchestra) and Nexus Chamber Music presented by and premiered at Guarneri Hall, Stefan Hersh, Artistic Director. NEXUS Co-artistic Directors, violinist Brian Hong and cellist Alexander Hersh, will be joined by violinist Marta Sarc, and violist Chloe Thominet. Special thanks to Stefan Hersh. Live socially-distanced concert is also being livestreamed.
NOVEMBER 5, 2021
CRACKLE for wind ensemble performed by the University of Illinois Band, conducted by Stephen G. Peterson.
NOVEMBER 5, 2021
World Premiere of STARDUST in the version for Oboe and String Quartet performed by Jared Ethan Hauser, Oboe soloist with Janet Sung and Ann Setzer violins; Ann Marie Brink, viola; and Stephen Balderston cello in Allen Hall at the Holtschneider Performance Center, DePaul University.
NOVEMBER 13, 2021
QI for 4 percussionists playing two marimbas will be performed at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) as organized by percussionist Scott Herring. All events are at the Indianapolis Convention Center.
NOVEMBER 16, 2021
CRACKLE for wind ensemble performed by the University of Kansas Band, conducted by Paul W. Popiel.
NOVEMBER 19, 2021
Guest Composer, University of Southern California: Composition Forum