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18

Jul
2016

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By joel

Holy wow: Andrew Gonzalez & When the World Disintegrates Before Your Eyes

On 18, Jul 2016 | In News | By joel

Heifetz International Music Institute Artists-In-Residence and alum Andrew Gonzalez gave an incredibly powerful and brilliantly rich account of my “fierce little viola piece” When the World Disintegrates Before Your Eyes at the Heifetz Institute’s Stars of Tomorrow summer concert series opener on July 5, 2016.  Watch: When the World Disintegrates Before Your Eyes. Thanks to both Andrew and Heifetz’s Executive Director Benjamin K. Roe.

18

Jul
2016

In News

By joel

Newest commission!

On 18, Jul 2016 | In News | By joel

And… it’s done! My newest commission, from the Irving M Klein International String Competition, violin-viola goodness for Soliloquy, the superb Ariel Horowitz-Lauren Siess duo. West Coast friends: coming to a theater near you. The World Premiere takes place on August 20, 2016 at Maybeck Studio in Berkeley, CA before moving on Palo Alto (8/21), then Portland (8/24) and Ashland, OR (8/27), on to New York City (TBA) and finally Washington D.C. (9/8). To purchase tickets for the premiere click here. The commission from the Irving M. Klein International String Competition continues my ongoing collaborative relationship with this august organization that begin when I was their commissioned composer for their 2013 competition.

05

Jul
2016

In News

By joel

I’m making my Heifetz International Music Institute Debut, thanks to Andrew Gonzalez

On 05, Jul 2016 | In News | By joel

I’m very pleased that star violist Andrew Gonzalez continues being such a strong advocate of my work. Andrew is an alum of this illustrious program and is returning tonight as Artists-In-Residence and will perform my When the World Disintegrates Before Your Eyes at the Heifetz Institute’s Stars of Tomorrow summer concert series opener on July 5, 2016.  The program also features violinist Chad Hoopes and collaborative pianist Dina Vainshtein.

27

Jun
2016

In News

By joel

Andrew Gonzalez and When the World Disintegrates Before Your Eyes return to Bargemusic!

On 27, Jun 2016 | In News | By joel

Distinguished young viola virtuoso Andrew Gonzalez returns to Bargemusic on their Masterworks Series (with Ji, pianist) to perform my “fierce little viola piece” When the World Disintegrates Before Your Eyes on Friday, July 1st at 8 pm. Also on the program: Schumann (the Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70) and Brahms (both of the Sonatas for Viola and Piano). Tickets may be purchased here. (http://bargemusic.org; 718-624-2083)

http://www.newyorker.com/goings-on-about-town/classical-music/caramoor-july-4-weekend-2

20

May
2016

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By joel

Next BSO/Levine Music preconcert talk!

On 20, May 2016 | In News | By joel

Saturday night: Cool concert; Cool preconcert talk! Tan Dun, a Libby Larsen World Premiere, Gustav Holst!

Tan Dun: Water Concerto; Libby Larsen: EARTH Holst Trope (BSO Centennial Commission, World Premiere)*; Holst: The Planets

John Storgårds, conductor ; Christopher Lamb, percussion ; Baltimore Choral Arts Society Women’s Chorus, Tom Hall, director; Baltimore Symphony @Strathmore Music Center. @TanDunMusic@LibbyLarsen@LevineMusic

 

30

Apr
2016

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By joel

Preconcert talk tonight! BSO/Dariusz Skoraczewski

On 30, Apr 2016 | In News | By joel

Tonight my latest Baltimore Symphony/Levine Music preconcert talk: Andrey Boreyko, conductor; Dariusz Skoraczewski, cello

Victoria Borisova-Ollas: The Kingdom of Silence (BSO Premiere)
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5

12

Apr
2016

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By joel

Movable Home’s 1st Tour comes to a close – with a standing ovation!

On 12, Apr 2016 | In News | By joel

When I sat with Barbara Day Turner after dinner in August 2013 at the Montalvo Arts Center and said “yes!” to her commission little did I know all the amazing things that would unfold over next the 2 1/2 years: Meeting the amazing Victoria Gau and Monica Bauchwitz and getting to work with them on this consortium project; an intense, and incredibly productive 1-month residency at Montalvo to compose Movable Home; the World Premiere in San José with Barbara’s superb SJCO in October 2015; a crazily fantastic East Coast Premiere by Monica’s SONYC at the new National Sawdust – in my old hometown of NYC in February, 2016; and now finally, last weekend’s intense TE Capitol Region Premiere with Vicki which ended with a standing ovation and my great group of Georgetown composers in attendance. I’ve met so many fabulous musicians who worked their hearts out playing my not-too-easy piece, so many excited audience members afterwards, and got to see old friends to boot. Thank you to all who helped make this whole process fun, exciting, and so rewarding. I am a very happy, and grateful, composer. Shall we start the next one?

03

Apr
2016

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By joel

Movable Home lands in DC April 9th!

On 03, Apr 2016 | In News | By joel

Movable Home lands in the DC-area with Victoria Gau and the Takoma Ensemble! I hope to see all my local friends on Saturday, April 9th at 7:30 pm at Church of the Ascension, 633 Sligo Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20910. The program also includes the world premiere of CONSTELLATIONS by Alistair Coleman and Respighi’s ANCIENT AIRS AND DANCES, Suite No. 3. A Q&A and reception to follow. Tickets are available here.

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03

Apr
2016

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By joel

Double Debut: Modern Medieval & Continuance

On 03, Apr 2016 | In News | By joel

Excited to have my new song Continuance premiered at the premiere performance of Modern Medieval, a duo made up of the über-talented mezzo-soprano Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek and violist  Elizabeth Weinfield. Continuance is part of a collection of rare 13th- and 14th-century secular medieval love poetry by women (Findern Manuscript). Sunday, April 10, 3PM $20/$15 SPECTRUM 121 Ludlow Street #2 | NYC 10002. Tickets available at the door.

28

Mar
2016

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By joel

Movable Home on the move and coming to the DC-area April 9th with the Takoma Ensemble!

On 28, Mar 2016 | In News | By joel

In honor of the upcoming next performance of my string orchestra piece Movable Home with Victoria Gau and the Takoma Ensemble, here’s the East Coast Premiere by SONYC from February 12, 2016 at National Sawdust! Enjoy. I hope to see all my local friends on Saturday, April 9th at 7:30 pm at Church of the Ascension, 633 Sligo Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20910. The program also includes the world premiere of CONSTELLATIONS by Alistair Coleman and Respighi’s ANCIENT AIRS AND DANCES, Suite No. 3. A Q&A and reception to follow. Tickets are available here.