Selected Events

2022

DATE TBD, 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.

DATE TBD, 2022
World Premiere of SUN DANCE for orchestra commissioned by the Indianapolis Symphony, conducted by Music Director Krzysztof Urbanski.

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 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.

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 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. 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.

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

March 31 – April 2, 2022
Guest Composer Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

April 1, 2022
CRACKLE for wind ensemble performed by the Southern Methodist University Wind Ensemble, conducted by Jack Delaney.

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

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. Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, Wales.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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 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.

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

JUNE 24, 2022
World Premiere of TITLE TBD 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 REMEMBERING 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 20-22, 2022
Guest Composer and Faculty Bowdoin International Music Festival. Various chamber music compositions will be performed.

FEBRUARY 17 & 18, 2023
World Premiere of SUN DANCEfor orchestra 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.