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05

Dec
2017

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By joel

Premiere of my “Habit & Collars” by Kalchev & Hurst

On 05, Dec 2017 | In News | By joel

Tomorrow night (8 pm) my *very* short, whimsical 2 piano piece “Habits & Collars” will be premiered by Catholic University faculty Ivo L. Kalchev & Francesca T. Hurst on a concert featuring a complete performance of Robert Schumann’s Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood), Op 15 for solo piano, alongside Scenes from Catholic University, a newly-composed set of pieces by students and faculty of the composition division and themed around familiar vignettes from the campus of The Catholic University of America. It’ll be a fun evening! Reception to follow in the lower lobby. Free and open to the public.
Please call 202-319-5414 or email [email protected] to request disability accommodations. Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Ward Hall, 620 Michigan Ave NE, Washington D.C.

27

Nov
2017

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By joel

It’s New Music Month at Acis!

On 27, Nov 2017 | In News | By joel

I’m happy that Percy and I grace the latest advert from Acis Productions for my CD Bespoke!

02

Nov
2017

In News

By joel

I’ll be a panelist for Music in Our Time – Bernstein & Belshazzar

On 02, Nov 2017 | In News | By joel

Happy to be joining Maestro Christopher Bell, Artistic Director of the Washington Chorus, Grace Cho, of the New Orchestra of Washington, and Neeta Helms, founder of Classical Movement the Washington Chorus’ new “Music in Our Time” series as a panelist! Come on down, it’ll be a lot of fun!

30

Oct
2017

In Front Page
News

By joel

I’ve received a 2018 Arts and Humanities Fellowship from the DC Arts Commission!

On 30, Oct 2017 | In Front Page, News | By joel

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve been selected by the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities for an 2018 Arts and Humanities Fellowship (AHFP) for my upcoming projects! I’d like to thank Arthur Espinoza, Jr., Executive Director of the CAH, their hard working staff and panel for their support. Onwards and upwards!

26

Oct
2017

In News

By joel

It’s released! The CD of Elastic Band for Chamber Orchestra!

On 26, Oct 2017 | In News | By joel

“Be•spoke” the New Orchestra of Washington‘s latest CD (on Geoffrey Silver’s Grammy-nominated Acis label) is out! “Be•spoke” (def. tailor-made) is comprised of three works commissioned by and for the New Orchestra of Washington: Elastic Band (for chamber orchestra), as well as works by Elena Ruehr (Shadow Light, Concerto for Viola and Strings) and Julian Wachner (Chamber Symphony), and features violist Marcus Thompson. You can also purchase it at iTunes and Amazon among other places.

19

Oct
2017

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News

By joel

Be•spoke: Elastic Band for chamber orchestra on CD!!

On 19, Oct 2017 | In Front Page, News | By joel

I’m thrilled to announce that the New Orchestra of Washington‘s latest CD “Be•spoke” (on Acis) will be officially released on October 25, 2017. “Be•spoke” (def. tailor-made) is comprised of three works commissioned by and for the New Orchestra of Washington: Elastic Band (for chamber orchestra), as well as works by Elena Ruehr (Shadow Light, Concerto for Viola and Strings) and Julian Wachner (Chamber Symphony), and features violist Marcus Thompson.

19

Oct
2017

In News

By joel

Elastic Band for septet with Inscape, round 2!

On 19, Oct 2017 | In News | By joel

The fabulous Inscape Chamber Orchestra is performing Elastic Band (For septet) for the second time this Sunday, October 22nd at 5 pm at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer. The program also includes works by Hindemith and Golijov, and features soprano Mandy Brown. And… it’s free! What could be better? Information HERE.

01

Oct
2017

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News

By joel

World Premiere of Elastic Band, for Septet by Inscape!

On 01, Oct 2017 | In Front Page, News | By joel

The fantastic Inscape Chamber Orchestra asked for a new version of my popular piece Elastic Band – this time I’ve scored it for clarinet, string quintet, and percussion (it is all about the bass…). They will be performing the piece twice this October! The premiere is October 7, 2017 . 4PM at the Christ Church here in Georgetown, and features me and Mozart, a lovely combination. And it’s FREE! For information click HERE. The second performance is on October 22, 2017 . 5PM and features works by Golijov, me, and Hindemith, and is at the Episcopal Church Of the Redeemer in Bethesda, MD. It too is free! For information click HERE. And I’d be remiss not to mention the upcoming release of Elastic Band, for Chamber Orchestra, on the New Orchestra of Washington’s latest CD Bepoke on Acis. The CD also includes works by Elena Ruehr and Julian Wachner. Coming October 25, 2017!

01

Oct
2017

In News

By joel

Montalvo Residency – Fall 2017!

On 01, Oct 2017 | In News | By joel

I’ve recently returned from spending time out at the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, CA as a Lucas Arts Fellow. While out there I worked on a new commission from ModernMedieval Trio of Voices based upon the writings of Hildegard of Bingen. The World Premiere of this new vocal piece will be on May 9, 2017 on the Shenson Chamber Music Concerts at the National Museum of Women in the Arts here in Washington D.C. on a program titled The Living Word. It will also  and then on the following night, May 10th, at the Virginia Arts Festival. The program includes works by Hildegard, Caroline Shaw, Caleb Burhans, Joel Phillip Friedman, Daniel Thomas Davis, and Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek.

09

Aug
2017

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By joel

Violinist.com picks up on my Johansen commission!

On 09, Aug 2017 | In News | By joel

 

I’m happy to announce that Violinist.com has just announced this spring’s 2018 Johansen International Competition for Young String Players and my commissioned work “Johansen!” The competition will take place March 14–17, 2018, in Washington, D.C. with judges violinist Chee-Yun, violist Timothy Deighton, and cellist Peter Stumpf.

http://www.violinist.com/blog/laurie/20178/21316/