Selected Events

2022

JANUARY 1, 2022 through June 30, 2022
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s educational video includes a recording of students from their Talent Development Program playing PLEA FOR PEACE. This program looks at the life and philosophy of Martin Luther King Jr. and examines through music, where we are today in the continued fight for equality and justice. Students learn how current events or history can inspire composers to create works as a response or reflection. The performance is conducted by Jerry Hou.

JANUARY 12, 2022 - NOON
WFMT RADIO BROADCAST of THE REWAKING for choir performed by Constellation Men's Ensemble on WFMT Middays with Lisa Flynn.

JANUARY 12, 2022 - NOON
TOFT SERENADE for violin and piano presented by the Dame Myra Hess Concert series and performed by Sophia Stoyanovich, violin and Derek Wang, piano at the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, 55 E Wacker Drive, Chicago

JANUARY 13-16, 2022
USA Premiere of DANCE FOLDINGS for orchestra performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, conducting. Also on the concerts are performances of the Beethoven 2nd & 4th piano concertos, Mitsuko Uchida piano soloist.

JANUARY 16, 2022
THE REWAKING for choir performed by Chanticleer Presented by InConcert Sierra in Grass Valley, California

JANUARY 18, 2022
CHANT for saxophone and piano performed by Caleb Carpenter, saxophone and by Claudio Olivera, piano at the University of South Carolina.

JANUARY 21, 2022
Guest Composer at the Eastman School of Music on the Visiting Composer Series led by Bradley Lubman.

JANUARY 23, 2022
INCANTATION for solo cello performed by Juan Horie of the Quijote Duo presented by the Frequency Series at Constellation in Chicago.

JANUARY 26, 2022
ACROBATS for ensemble performed by Eastman Musica Nova Ensemble conducted by Brad Lubman

JANUARY 29, 2022
EOS for orchestra, Victor Yampolsky conducting, Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Evanston, IL, United States

FEBRUARY 4, 2022
JUBILEE for orchestra performed by the 2022 Ohio All-State Orchestra conducted by Dr. Mark Powell.

FEBRUARY 6, 2022
INCANTATION for solo violin performed by Das Neue Ensemble in Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany

FEBRUARY 7, 2022
RAIN AT FUNERAL - Homage to Morton Feldman from SIX PIANO ETUDES, performance by Rieko Aizawa of the Horszowski Trio at the Advent Lutheran Church, 2504 Broadway, New York.

FEBRUARY 13, 2022
PRAYER AND CELEBRATION for orchestra, performed by the NMKSO (The community orchestra for Newton, Harvey County, Kansas) conducted by Chris David Westover-Muñoz.

FEBRUARY 25, 2022
CATHEDRAL WATERFALL- Homage to Messiaen from SIX PIANO ETUDES, performance by Holly Roadfeldt, Muhlenberg Contemporary Music Festival, Empie Theater, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA

FEBRUARY 25, 26, 27, 2022
DANCE FOLDINGS for orchestra performed by the Houston Symphony, Ryan Bancroft conducting.

FEBRUARY 26, 2022
World Premiere of the saxophone version of D(I)AGON(ALS) for solo alto saxophone performed by saxophonist Taimur Sullivan at the University of Illinois.

MARCH 1, 2022
THE REWAKING for choir performed by Chanticleer Presented by InConcert Sierra in Grass Valley, California

Gwendolyn Brooks

MARCH 2, 2022
World Premiere of DANCE MOBILE for 13 player or chamber orchestra, In Memoriam Oliver Knussen. 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

MARCH 4 & 5, 2022
BRIO for orchestra, Karina Canellakis conducting Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Music Hall, Cincinnati

MARCH 4 & 5, 2022
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 6, 2022
PRAYER AND CELEBRATION for orchestra, performed by the Rutgers University Orchestra conducted by Michael Adelson.

MARCH 7, 2022
CRACKLE for wind ensemble performed by the Missouri State University Wind Ensemble, conducted by John Zastoupil, in the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for Performing Arts at Missouri State University.

MARCH 12, 2022
RINGS OF LIGHT for 9 saxophones performed at The North American Saxophone 2022 Biennial Conference at Oklahoma State University, Greenwood School of Music in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Rolston String Quartet

March 13, 2022
World Premiere of FAR PAST WAR for large chorus and orchestra, text by Cammy Thomas, commissioned and premiered by the Cathedral Choral Society of Washington, D.C., conducted by Steven Fox in the Washington National Cathedral, is about bringing peace through nature, both to the self and to the world. Made possible by the William Remsen Strickland Endowment Fund “to remember the concerts of the Cathedral Choral Society during World War II.” Also on the concert is RING OUT WILD BELLS TO THE WILD SKY for solo soprano, chorus and orchestra. Amanda Palmeiro, solo soprano.

MARCH 19, 2022
SECOND PERFORMANCE of WORLD PREMIERE of GWENDOLYN BROOKS SETTINGS for Treble Chorus and Orchestra. Text by Gwendolyn Brooks. World premiere by Anima – Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus and the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Stilian Kirov, conducting, Charles Sundquist, Chorus, Director. This commission and associated activities are partially supported by a 2019 grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and Illinois Humanities

MARCH 20, 2022
LOVE TWITTERS for solo piano performed by Clare Longendyke on the WOMEN (EM)POWERED BENEFIT CONCERT to raise money for St. Margaret's House, a women's day center in downtown South Bend, Indiana.

MARCH 23, 2022
CRACKLE for wind ensemble performed by the Eastman School of Music Wind Ensemble, conducted by Cynthia Johnston Turner.

MARCH 23, 2022
LOVE TWITTERS for solo piano performed by Clare Longendyke at Rosch Recital Hall, State University of New York at Fredonia.

MARCH 25, 2022, 6 PM & 8 PM
PLEA FOR PEACE for flute and string quartet performed by 5th Wave Collective, in Chicago, Illinois.

April 1, 2022
CRACKLE for wind ensemble performed by the Missouri State University Wind Ensemble, conducted by John Zastoupil, at the Southwestern Division CBDNA Regional Conference at Baylor University in Waco, TX.

APRIL 2, 2022 – 2 PM
THE REWAKING for solo violin performed by Annemarie Schubert in Sol Joseph Recital Hall, San Francisco, CA

April 3, 2022
PULSAR for solo violin performed by Benjamin Baker at Pepperdine University in the Raitt Recital Hall in Malibu, California.

April 4, 2022
Guest Composer at theUniversity of Central Florida on the Visiting Composer Series led by Alexander Burtzos.

April 7, 2022
PASSION PRAYERS for solo cello and ensemble performed by cellist Norman Fischer and the Rice University New Music Ensemble conducted by Jerry Hou.

April 8, 2022
RINGS OF LIGHT for 9 saxophones performed at The Eastman School of Music, as organized by Chien-Kwan Lin, Professor of Saxophone.

April 8, 2022
D(I)AGON(ALS) for solo alto saxophone performed by saxophonist Taimur Sullivan at Bowling Green State University.

April 9, 2022
D(I)AGON(ALS) for solo alto saxophone performed by saxophonist Taimur Sullivan at Michigan State University.

April 9, 2022
RESOUNDING EARTH for percussion ensemble, scored for approximately 300 pieces of metal, featuring 120 bells from a wide variety of cultures and historical periods, performed by the Juilliard School Pre-College Percussion Ensemble conducted by Pablo Rieppi.

April 10, 2022 - POSTPONED TO AUTUMN 2022 DUE TO COVID PANDEMIC
Asian Premiere of DANCE MOBILE for chamber orchestra presented by the Cosmopolis Festival for the inaugural season of the new concert hall, the Shaw Auditorium, performed by members of the Hong Kong Philharmonic.

APRIL 21, 2022
SILENT MOON for violin and cello presented by San Francisco Contemporary Music Players in an intimate concert, performed by Susan Freier, violin and Stephen Harrison, cello, with the music and the art forming a multisensory experience SFCMP’s new art house series.

APRIL 22, 2022
English National Opera performing at St. Martin-in-the-fields church in London presents the chamber orchestra version of PLEA FOR PEACE for flute, oboe, trumpet and string orchestra conducted by Olivia Clarke.

APRIL 22, 2022
MAGNETICFIREFLIES for wind ensemble performed by both the DePaul University Wind Symphony and the Wind Ensemble of Purdue University, Erica Neidlinger conducting, in Gannon Concert Hall at DePaul University.

APRIL 23, 2022
CATHEDRAL WATERFALL- Homage to Messiaen from SIX PIANO ETUDES, performance by Holly Roadfeldt, Benny C Morgan Recital Series, College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown, MD

HR-Sinfonieorchester, Frankfurt

APRIL 24, 2022
THE REWAKING for choir and PURPLE SYLLABLES for choir performed by Chanticleer as part of their AWAKENINGS. Series. Presented at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect Street, San Diego, 92037

APRIL 24, 2022
DANCE MOBILE for 13 players or chamber orchestra, In Memoriam Oliver Knussen, performed by The University of Iowa Ensemble, David Gompper conducting.

APRIL 24, 2022
OF PARADISE AND LIGHT for orchestra performed by the University of South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Dr. William Wiedrich, conducting.

APRIL 25, 2022
DANCE FOLDINGS for orchestra performed and recorded by the BBC National Orchestral of Wales, conducted by Vimbayi Kaziboni, in Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, Wales.

Vimbayi Kaziboni

APRIL 26, 2022
VIOLIN CONCERTO #3, Juggler in Paradise for violin and orchestra performed and recorded by the BBC National Orchestral of Wales, with Clarissa Bevilacqua violin soloist, conducted by Vimbayi Kaziboni in Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, Wales.

APRIL 26, 2022
THE REWAKING for choir and PURPLE SYLLABLES for choir performed by Chanticleer as part of their AWAKENINGS Series in the Edmond's Armstrong Auditorium in Edmond, Oklahoma.

APRIL 30, 2022
World Premiere of CARNIVAL: BASSOON CONCERTO for solo bassoon and wind ensemble, Nadina Mackie Jackson, solo bassoon, Dr. Paula Holcomb, conducting. Commissioned by SUNY Fredonia Wind Ensemble with additional support provided by Sorel Medallion in Recording, Sigma Alpha Iota, and Carnahan Jackson Grant.

APRIL 30, 2022
INCANTATION for solo cello performed by Ella Wimbiscus on WFMT RADIO on their radio show titled INTRODUCTIONS.

May 1, 2022
World Premiere of MAGIC GARDENS for string quartet performed by Rolston String Quartet at the Perelman Theatre in the Kimmel Center during the celebrations of Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia’s 200th anniversary. This was commissioned by the McCollin Fund and the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia, Linda Reichert, President, in celebration of the organization’s Bicentennial.

May 4, 2022 - 12:00 PM
RIPPLE EFFECTS for carillon presented on Electroextravaganza: Wesleyan’s Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble and students from the “Live-Electronics for Composition, Improvisation, and Sound Art” class present an afternoon of new and arranged works for live electronics in various locations, under the direction of Professor of Music Paula Matthusen.

Dr. William Wiedrich, conducting the Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra.
Photo Credit: John Kusher

MAY 5, 2022
WORDS OF THE SEA for orchestra, commissioned and premiered by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, conducting, performed by HR-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, Brad Lubman conducting, in Frankfurt.

MAY 6 & 8, 2022
OF PARADISE AND LIGHT for string orchestra performed by Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional México with William Harvey, solista y director.

MAY 6, 2022
World Premiere of STAR BOX for percussion quartet, Commissioned by Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra for a world premiere by Sandbox Percussion. In Memoriam Jacob Druckman. Presented by Kaleidoscope Orchestra featuring Garrett Arney, Mari Yoshinaga, Matt Keown and Jeff Stern from arx duo and icarus quartet in Hahn Hall at at Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, CA

MAY 7, 2022
WORDS OF THE SEA for orchestra, commissioned and premiered by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, conducting, performed by HR-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, Brad Lubman conducting, in Antwerp, Belgium.

MAY 8, 2022 - 2 PM
World Premiere of STAR BOX for percussion quartet, Commissioned by Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra for a world premiere by Sandbox Percussion. In Memoriam Jacob Druckman. Presented by Kaleidoscope Orchestra featuring Garrett Arney, Mari Yoshinaga, Matt Keown and Jeff Stern from arx duo and icarus quartet at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, CA

MAY 9, 2022
WORDS OF THE SEA for orchestra, commissioned and premiered by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, conducting, performed by HR-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, Brad Lubman conducting, in Berlin at the Berlin Philharmonie.

MAY 9 & 10, 2022
A CIRCLE AROUND THE SUN for piano trio and MOON JIG for piano trio performed by the Prometheus Trio, featuring Stefanie Jacob, Margot Schwartz, and Scott Tisdel at Wisconsin Conservatory of Music McIntosh|Goodrich Mansion.

MAY 10, 2022
WORDS OF THE SEA for orchestra, commissioned and premiered by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, conducting, performed by HR-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, Brad Lubman conducting, in Hamburg.

MAY 13, 2022 – 7:30 PM
FREEDOM: To Be Free and Sky Bound (2022) In Memoriam Rosa Parks, for SSAA Chorus performed by The Wisconsin Chamber Choir, Dr. Robert Gehrenbeck conducting in Madison, Wisconsin

Karina Cannelakis
Photo Credit: Marco-Borggreve

MAY 14, 2022
World Premiere of SUNBURST a fanfare for youth orchestra for orchestra by the Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, Dr. William Wiedrich, conducting. Commissioned by the Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, Dr. William Wiedrich, Music Director & Conductor. Dedicated to Dr. William Wiedrich for his lifelong commitment to inspiring young musicians to lead the future of classical music.

MAY 14, 2022 - 12:00 PM
INCANTATION for solo viola performed by Benjamin Silberman at DePaul University’s Holtschneider Performance Center in Allen Recital Hall, Chicago, IL.

MAY 19-22, 2022
BRIO for orchestra performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Karina Canellakis conducting.

MAY 22, 2022
New York City Premiere of RINGS OF LIGHT for 9 saxophones performed by The Megalopolis Saxophone Orchestra at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music.

MAY 21 & 22, 2022
AUREOLE for orchestra performed by the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra with their Music Director, Norman Huynh, conducting in Willson Auditorium, Bozeman, Montana.

MAY 22 - 29, 2022
Faculty Member: 1:2:1 online intensive for composers and performers. Other Faculty: cellist Nick Photinos, flutist Claire Chase, and cellist Jeffrey Zeigler.

MAY 24, 2022 - 5 PM
Hosting Matana Roberts’ signature event which is celebrating Matana’s position as Distinguished Guest Composer at the Center for Contemporary Composition at the University of Chicago: Sonic Conversations. Reception to follow. Free. Chicago.

May 24, 2022
Piano Spheres presents David Kaplan performing a concert he’s calling “Ph(f)antasy(ies)” which includes MORSE CODE FANTASY - HOMAGE TO ROBERT SCHUMANN for solo piano, which is a response to Schumann Davidsbündler #3.
8 p.m. at Zipper Hall in the Colburn School in Los Angeles, CA.

May 27, 2022
RINGS OF LIGHT for 9 saxophones performed at Northwestern University, as organized by Taimur Sullivan, Professor of Saxophone.

MAY 31, 2022
Music On Main in Vancouver presents David Kaplan performing a concert he’s calling “Ph(f)antasy(ies)” which includes MORSE CODE FANTASY - HOMAGE TO ROBERT SCHUMANN for solo piano, which is a response to Schumann Davidsbündler #3.

JUNE 2 - 5, 2022
BRIO for orchestra, Giancarlo Guerrero conducting Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN

JUNE 3, 2022
OF BEING IS A BIRD for soprano and chamber orchestra performed by ensemble ÆPEX Contemporary Performance, conducted by Kevin Fitzgerald in Ypsilanti, MI.

JUNE 4, 2022
LOVE TWITTERS for solo piano performed by Clare Longendyke at the Frankfort Public Library, Frankfort, Indiana.

JUNE 10, 2022
SONG WITHOUT WORDS for oboe and piano performed by Jared Hauser, oboe, and Caleb Harris, piano at the National Music Festival, Hotchkiss Recital Hall at Washington College, in Chestertown, MD.

JUNE 15, 2022, 5 PM
RIPPLE EFFECTS for carillon performed by Joey Brink and Joseph Min at Rockefeller Chapel in Chicago as presented by the 79th Annual Congress of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America.

JUNE 24, 2022
World Premiere of RIDDLE In Memoriam Oliver Knussen for solo cello performed by cellist Anssi Karttunen at the Aldeburgh Festival in a celebration of what would have been Oliver Knussen’s 70th birthday which is titled CELEBRATING OLLY.

JUNE 25 - JULY 2, 2022
President of the Jury, IRCAM, ManiFeste-2022, in partnership with the Orchestre national d’Île-de-France. Prizes include the 2022 Élan Award (from Musique en Liberté and Radio France); a co-commission from IRCAM and Orchestre national d’Île-de-France for a new piece for soloist, orchestra and electronics; and, during the 2022/2023 season, the Laureate will benefit of IRCAM studios and will work closely with an IRCAM computer-music designer on the electronics of one’s piece. This new piece with electronics will be performed during the Final concert of the Élan 2023 Competition.

JULY 1, 2022
French Premiere of OF BEING IS A BIRD for soprano and chamber orchestra performed by Orchestre national d’Île-de-France conducted by Rebecca Tong in the Philharmonie de Paris.

JULY 14, 2022
World Premiere of SUN DANCE for orchestra in Memoriam Oliver Knussen, London Sinfonietta conducted by Geoffrey Paterson in London, UK.

JULY 20-22, 2022
Guest Composer and Faculty Bowdoin International Music Festival. STARDUST, version for flute and string quartet; CAPRRICI 'HUMMINGBIRD ROMANCE' for flute and clarinet; and CANTOS FOR SLAVA for cello and piano will be performed.

AUGUST 6, 2022 – 6 PM
World Premiere of BEBOP RIDDLE II for cello and piano, performed by cellist Norman Fischer and TBD pianist at the Tanglewood Music Center Festival of Contemporary Music, Ozawa Hall. Dedicated with admiration and gratitude to Ellen Highstein to honor her longstanding leadership of the Tanglewood Music Center.

AUGUST 12, 2022 - 7:30 PM
PILGRIM SOUL for solo English Horn performed by Meaghan Heinrich, English Horn., and violinists Yi-Chun Lin and Emmy Tisdel at the Washington Island Music Festival in Washington, WI.

Autumn, 2022
CRACKLE for wind ensemble performed by the Southern Methodist University Wind Ensemble, conducted by Jack Delaney.

AUTUMN, 2022
Guest Composer Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

September 17, 2022
DANCE MOBILE for 13 players or chamber orchestra, In Memoriam Oliver Knussen, performed by Alterity Chamber Orchestra, Juan Trigos conducting at the Harrietts Orlando Ballet Centre.

SEPTEMBER 24, 2022
DANCE FOLDINGS for orchestra performed by the orchestra of the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, Donald Schleicher, conducting.

OCTOBER 1, 2022
DANCE MOBILE for 13 players or chamber orchestra, In Memoriam Oliver Knussen, performed by Stefan Asbury conducting The Grossman Ensemble and special guests including pianist Gilles Vonsattel. This Oliver Knussen and George Benjamin tribute concert is made possible by generous funding from Emmanuel Roman and features music by Knussen and Benjamin.

OCTOBER 7, 2022
BRIO for orchestra, Giancarlo Guerrero conducting the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic, Poland.

OCTOBER 22 & 23, 2022
COMPOSER IN RESIDENCE at the Festival of New Music at the University of Arizona as led by composer Daniel Asia. Various compositions will be performed.

OCTOBER 28, 2022
World Premiere of NEW WORK for S.A.T.B. chorus commissioned by Donald Nally and the Bienen School of music at Northwestern University. The composition will be related in some way to William Byrd, as it will be performed on a Byrd Festival celebrating the 400th anniversary of the composer's death.

November 3,4,5, 2022
DANCE FOLDINGS for orchestra performed by the Utah Symphony Orchestra, Thierry Fischer, conducting. Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City, Utah.

JANUARY 15, 2023
UK Premiere of MAGIC GARDENS for string quartet performed by Rolston String Quartet at Wigmore Hall, London, England.

JANUARY 18, 2023
Guest Composer at the 2023 New Music Miami ISCM Music Festival. UPON WINGS OF WORDS, Emily Dickinson Settings for soprano and string quartet performed by the Amernet with Mezzo-Soprano soloist Rachel Calloway in the FIU Wolfsonian Museum on Miami, Florida. This is the world premiere of the Mezzo-Soprano version.

FEBRUARY 17 & 18, 2023
USA Premiere of SUN DANCE for orchestra in Memoriam Oliver Knussen commissioned by the Indianapolis Symphony, conducted by Christian Reif

MARCH 11, 2023
WORLD PREMIERE of GWENDOLYN BROOKS SETTINGS for Treble Chorus and Orchestra. Text by Gwendolyn Brooks. World premiere by Anima – Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus and the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Stilian Kirov, conducting, Charles Sundquist, Chorus, Director. This commission and associated activities are partially supported by a 2019 grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and Illinois Humanities.

APRIL 28 & 29, 2023
World Premiere of TOWARD A SECRET SKY, Poems on Love by Rūmī for light lyric soprano, SATB chorus and orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, Dr. Eric Stark, Artistic Director who will be conducting the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in the Hilbert Circle Theatre in downtown Indianapolis on Monument Circle.