Season Highlights & History

2021-22 Season Highlights and Performances

  • a garden of flourishing paths (2009, rev. 2017),  AXIOM Ensemble, The Julilliard School, New York, NY, January 31, 2022
  • undiluted days  (2000, rev. 2013),  Merz Trio, Merkin Hall, New York, NY, March 1, 2022
  • amid fleeting pockets of billowing radiance (1990) and let us breathe (2020), Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Darrett Adkins, soloist, New York, NY, April 14, 2022
  • amid still and floating depths (2018), Milvos Quartet, Coolidge Autoroute, Washington, D.C., June 2, 2022.  Details.

wending (2001)

Jordan Bak, viola

Jackson Hall

Georgia Southwestern State University

Sept. 30 7:30pm ET


amid fleeting pockets of billowing radiance (1990)

Darrett Adkins ‘cello

Cirigliano Studio Theatre

Stocker Arts Center

Lorain County Community College

Elyria OH

September 28, 2021


wending

Jordan Bak, viola

Live Music Meditation

Alexander hall

Princeton University

Oct. 3, 2021


in soft echoes . . . a world awaits (2009)

Gabriela Diaz, violin

Ashleigh Gordon, viola

Francesca McNeeley, ‘cello

An Die Musik

Baltimore, MD

October 12, 2021


a landscape of interior resonances (2001)

Robert Fleitz, piano

Weill Recital Hall

Carnegie Hall

New York, N.Y.

October 18, 2021


wending

Jordan Bak, viola

Bradshaw Hall

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire,

Birmingham, UK

Nov. 3, 2021


wending

Jordan Bak, viola

Parker Recital Hall

Brevard Music Center

Nov. 16, 2021



undiluted days (2000), rev. 2013)

Merz Trio

Music Worcester

Jean McDonaugh Arts Center

Worcester, MA November 21, 2021



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

Rachel Young, ‘cello

21st Century Consort

St. Mark’s Church

Washington, D.C.

December 4, 2021


undiluted days (2001)

Merz Trio

Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts

St. Bonaventure University

St. Bonaventure, N.Y.

January 21, 2022


a garden of flourishing paths (2008, rev. 207)

AXIOM Ensemble

Peter Jay Sharp Center

Juilliard School

New York, N.Y.

January 31, 2022


undiluted days

Merz Trio

Centrum Foundation

Port Townsend, Washington

February 20, 2022


wending

Jordan Bak, viola

Shriver Hall Concert Series

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

February 26, 2022


undiluted days

Merz Trio

Merkin Hall

Kaufman Center for the Arts

New York, N.Y

March 1, 2022


for Clare (2021) (premiere)

Clare Longendyke, piano

ETHOS New Music Society

SUNY Fredonia

Fredonia, N.Y.

March 26, 2022


amid fleeting pockets of billowing radiance

let us breathe (2020)

Darrett Adkins ‘cello

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Rose Hall

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

New York, N.Y.

April 14, 2022


wending

Jordan Bak, viola

East Meadow Library

East Meadow, NY.

May 1, 2022


undiluted days


Merz Trio

Black Box Theatre

New England Conservatory of Music

Boston, MA.

May 8th & 9th, 2022



amid still and floating depths (2018)

Mivos Quartet

Coolidge Auditorium

Library of Congress

Washington, D.C.

June 2. 2022


eight aspects of appreciation II

Mathieu Garguillo, violin

Astrid Hilerud, 'cello

Lahja Merenlahti, dancer

Aava Festival

https://www.aavafjard.com/program-2022

Houtskär and Korpo, Finland

July 2, 2022


undiluted days

Psappha Ensemble

Benjamin Powell, piano; Benedict Holland, violin; Jennifer Langridge, cello
“Look Both Ways” - Cheltenham Music Festival; Wild Plum Arts, producer
Cheltenham, UK

July 16, 2022


verdant cycles of deepening spring (2019) (premiere)

Christine Wu, violin

Chicago Composers’ Orchestra

Randall West, cond.

Venue, TBA

Chicago, Ill.

August 6, 2022


 2020-21 Season Highlights and Performances

  • 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