Season Highlights & History

 2021-22 Season Highlights and Performances

  • to find in the glimmering air  . . . a buoyant continuity of layering blue (2010)

                Rachel Young, ‘cello

                21st Century Consort

                Venue, TBA

                Washington, D.C.

                December,  2021

  • a veil of liquid diamonds (1985-86, rev. 1995)

                Palaver Quartet

                Venue, TBA

                December, 2021

  • Performance by cellist Darrett Adkins at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
  • Premiere of verdant cycles of deepening spring, a violin concerto commissioned by the Fromm Foundation at Harvard University, performed by Lauren Cauley, violin, and the Chicago Composers’ Orchestra, conducted by Randall West
  • Performance at the University of Baltimore with video of in soft echoes .   .  . a world awaits by Gabriela Diaz, violin, Ashleigh Gordon, viola, and Francesca McNeeley, cello

 2020-21 Season Highlights and Performances

  • Guest Composer/masterclass at Kneisel Hall in Blue Hill, ME
  • a garden of flourishing paths (2009, rev. 2017), Festival of Contemporary Music (curated by Thomas Ades, Tanglewood Music Festival, Lenox, MA., July 26, 2021
  • fleeting cycles of layered air (2020), Miranda Cuckson, violin, Fromm Concert Series, Harvard University, April 16, 2021
  • eight aspects of appreciation II (2012) by members of Psappha Ensemble, Manchester, UK, October 1, 2020 (streaming)
  • an expanding distance of multiple voices (2005), 21st Century Consort Series, by Alexandra Osborne, violin, St. Mark’s Church, Washington, D.C., October 16, 2020 (streaming)
  • an expanding distance of multiple voices (2005), 21st Century Consort Series, Alexandra Osborne, violin, St. Mark’s Church, Washington, D.C., October 16, 2020 (streaming)
  • wending (2001), Jonathan Bok, viola, New York, N.Y., October 17, 2020 (steaming)
  • becoming . . . (2015), Xiaoya Goa, pinao,members of NYU Symphony Orchestra, soloist TBA, Wayne DuMaine, cond., New York, N.Y., December 10, 2020 (sreaming)
  • amid fleeting pockets of Billowing radiance (1990), Drew Dansby, ‘cello, Myers Park Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC, December 19, 2020 (streaming)
  • eight aspects of appreciation II (2012) by Gabriela Diaz, violin, Francesca McNeely, ‘cello, Phillips Collection,Washington, D.C., January 15, 2021 (streaming)
  • eight musings  .  .  . revisiting memories (2005) by Gabriela Diaz, violin, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston MA., March 15, 2021

2019-20 Season Highlights and Performances

  • premiere of amid still and floating depths (co-commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Library of Congress) by the Mivos Quartet as part of the LA Phil's  "Noon to Midnight" new music festival, June 1, 2019
  • premiere of an assemblage of possibility (tenor saxophone, harp, 'cello) (commissioned by a consortium of institutions and individuals, requested by Doug O'Connor, tenor sax) Millennium Stage, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C. Aug. 25, 2019
  • performance of eight musings  . . . revisiting memories (solo violin) by Miranda Cuckson as part of a "Composers Now" fundraising event, NYC. Oct 16, 2016
  • premiere of within diffuse echoes  . . . softly spreading by the BBC PHILHARMONIC (a BBC Philharmonic commission) Manchester, UK, Oct 24, 2019
  • performance of an expanding distance of multiple voices (solo violin) by Srah Plum at the Musikhochschule, Mannheim, Germany, Dec. 20, 2019
  • received an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award Jan. 2020
  • premiere of brightness dispersed for 'cello & strings by Mariel Roberts and the String Orchestra of Brooklyn May 30, 2020

2018-19 Season Highlights and Performances

  • Commission from the BBC PHILHARMONIC (concerto for orchestra) Premiere: Oct 24, 2019
  • Commission from Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University (violin concerto)
  • Co-commission from the LA Philharmonic and the Library of Congress (string quartet for MIVOS quartet [www.mivosquartet.com] to be premiered at the LA Philharmonic's new music festival this June 1, 2019
  • Commission from the Cricket Foundation ('cello concerto for Deborah Pae (www.deborahpae.com) and the Phoenix Orchestra (www.phoenixorch.org) directed by Matt Szymanski) Premiere May 4th in District Hall in Boston
  • Commission from the Network for New Music (solo viola piece)

an expanding distance of multiple voices (2005)
            Kurt Nikkanen, violin
            Cirigliano Studio Theatre
            Stocker Arts Center
            Lorain County Community College
            Elyria, OH
            September 13, 2018
  
a garden of flourishing paths (2008, rev. 2017)
            OSSIA Ensemble
            Kilbourn Hall
            Eastman School of Music
            Rochester, NY.
            October 1, 2018
  
reflected air (2015)
            Members of the Kent State University New Music Ensemble
            Ludwig Recital Hall
            Kent State University
            Kent, OH
            October 20, 2018
  
radiances spreading from a world of resonant stillness (2018) (premiere)
            Mariel Roberts, ‘cello
            LA VOIRIE
            Biel/Bienne, Switzerland           
            November 14, 2018

            Liber Wiederin
            Innsbruck, Austria
            November 15, 2018
  
a garden of flourishing paths
            Collage New Music
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music of Bard College
Cambridge, MA 02138
November 25, 2018
  
radiances spreading from a world of resonant stillness
            Mariel Roberts, ‘cello
            Spectrum 70
            New York, N.Y.
            December 7, 2018
  
an evolving romance for flute & piano (2005)
            DSara Stern, flute
            Lisa Emenmheiser, piano
            Smithsonian Music of American History
            February 16, 2019
  
wending (2001)
 . . . becoming clear (2017)
            Marina Thibeault, viola
            Pollack Hall
            Schulich School of Music
            McGlil University
            Quebec Canada
            February 26, 2019
  
becoming . . . . (2015)
            Winston Choi, piano
            University of Indiana New Music Ensemble
            David Dzubay, cond.
            University of Indiana
            Bloomington, IN
            February 28, 2019
  
undiluted days (2000)
becoming . . .  (2015)
            Shuai Wang, piano / CIM New Music Ensemble
            Keith Fitch, cond.
            Cleveland Institute of Music
            Cleveland, OH
            March 3, 2019
  
wending (2001)
 . . . becoming clear (2017)
            Marina Thibeault, viola
            Cirigliano Studio Theatre
            Stocker Arts Center
            Lorain County Community College
            Elyria, OH
            March 4, 2019
  
reflected air (2015)
an evolving romance for flute & piano (2005)
eight musings . . . revisiting memories (2005)
a garden of flourishing paths (2009, rev. 2017)
            Discovery Ensemble, Michael Rene Torres, Dir.
            Green Room
            Garden Theatre
            Columbus, OH
            March 25, 2019
  
the clarity of remembered springs (1993)
            Andrew Stock viola
            Stocker Arts Center
            Lorain County Community College
            Elyria, OH
            April 9, 2019
  
of fields unfolding  . . .  echoing depths of resonant light (2015)
            Christine Lamprea, ‘cello
            Pablo Rus-Broseta, cond.
            Omaha Symphony Orchestra
            Omaha, NE.
            April 18, 2019
  
of radiances blossoming in expanding air (2017) (premiere)
            Deborah Pae ‘cello / Matthew Szymanski, conductor
            Phoenix Orchestra
            Boston, MA.
            May 4th, 2019

the promise of the far horizon
            Mivos Quartet
            Opera America
            Marc A. Scorca Hall
            New York, N.Y.
            May 20, 2019
           
 . . . amid sill and floating depths (2018) (premiere)
            Mivos Quartet
            Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Festival
            June 1, 2019


2017-18 Season highlights and new projects

eight musings . . . revisiting memories (2005)
            Hanna Hurwitz, violin
            Howard Hanson Hall
            Eastman School of Music
            Rochester, N.Y.
            September 7, 2017
            Lawrence University
            Appleton, WI
            September 29, 2017

eight aspects of appreciation II (2012)
            Caroline Chin, violin / Brian Snow ‘cello
            Cirigliano Studio Theatre
            Stocker Arts Center
            Lorain County Community College
            Elyria, OH
            October 10, 2017

eight musings . . . revisiting memories
            
Tara Lynn Ramsey, violin
            Constellation
            Chicago, IL
            October 29, 2017

billowing pockets brightly layered (2000, rev. 2007)
            Michael Katz. ‘cello / Yoon-Jae Lee, conductor
            Ensemble 212
            New York, N.Y.
            November 11, 2017

 . . . becoming clear (2017) (premiere)
            Burchard Tang, viola
            Print Center
            Philadelphia, PA
            November 12, 2017

the promise of the far horizon (2002, rev. 2013)
            Mivos Quartet
            Millennium Stage
            John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
            Washington, D.C.
            December 7, 2017

a garden of flourishing paths (2008, rev. 2017)
            OSSIA Ensemble
            Eastman School of Music
            Rochester, NY.
            February 22, 2017

eight aspects of appreciation II
            Miranda Cuckson, violin
            Claire Bryant, ‘cello
            Rice University
            Houston, TX
            February 24, 2018

billowing pockets brightly layered
            Patrice Jackson Tilghman, cello / Leon Burke III , conductor
            University City Symphony Orchestra
            All Saints Catholic Church
            St. Louis, MO.
            February 25, 2018

two rhapsodies for ‘cello & strings (2010, rev 2013)
            Deborah Pae, ‘cello / David Ellis, conductor
            Earth & Air Chamber Orchestra
            St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
            Cleveland Heights, OH
            April 6, 2018