Member News -- Fall, 2003
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- Sept. 20 - Minnesota Swale by the California Redwood Symphony, conducted by George Yetchak.
- June - Trio: dream in 'd' by the Armenian ensemble AUS, at the Armenian Composers Union in Yerevan, Armenia.
- May 17 - April Swale by Marlow Fisher and Kathy McIntosh, San Francisco de Paula Church, Havana, Cuba.
- Sept. 27 - Premieres of Mary and Her Little Lamb by Lisa Benner and the composer (four-hands piano), The Request and an arrangement of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot by Lisa Benner (soprano) and the composer (piano), LSMSA Faculty Showcase, Magale Recital Hall, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA.
- Sept. 21 - Premiere of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (arr. keyboard) by Carson Cooman, organ, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Cambridge, MA.
- Aug. 31 - Paean by Colby Cooman (trumpet) and Carson Cooman (piano), Vesper Service, Rochester Christian Reformed Church, Penfield, NY. Premiered on Aug. 12 on A Recital of New Music for Organ, Piano, Trumpet and Viola concert, Rochester Christian Reformed Church, Penfield, NY.
- July 15 - Étude on 3-Tones by Theofilos Sotiriades (alto sax), Louisiana Sinfonietta concert, Baton Rouge Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA. Also on July 14 on a LSU School of Music Composers Forum, Recital Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
- June 12 - Étude on 3-Tones by Sarah Beth Hanson (flute), Louisiana Sinfonietta Series at the Libraries, Eden Park Library, Baton Rouge, LA. Also on June 12 at the Scotlandville Library, Scotlandville, LA; June 11 at the Zachary Library, Zachary, LA; June 10 at the Jones Creek Library and at the Centroplex Library, Baton Rouge, LA; June 9, at the East Baton Rouge Main Library, Baton Rouge, LA; June 5 at the Bluebonnet Library, Baton Rouge, LA; and June 4 at the
Central Library, Baton Rouge and at the Baker Library, Baker, LA.
- May 10 - St. Norbert College Alma Mater by the SNC Concert Choir and Band; Kari Devine, conducting, SNC Commencement. Schuldes Sports Center, St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI.
- May 4 - Premiere of For Honor (alto sax trio) by Dena Wiltz, Adam Smith, and Jason Calhoun and We Shall Overcome (arr) by the LSMSA Chamber Ensemble, on a LSMSA Chorale/Chamber Ensemble/Encore! concert, NSU Fine Arts Auditorium, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA.
- May 4 - A Psalm of Life by the LSMSA Chorale, Lisa Benner, director, on the LSMSA Chorale/Chamber Ensemble/Encore! concert, NSU Fine Arts Auditorium, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA.
- Apr. 21 - Premiere of Through the Ages by Zendra J. Meador (flute) and James Meador (bass trombone), Master's Recital, Le Pavillion at Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, OH.
- July 17 - Premiere of On Assyrian Mountains, 7th string quartet, based on themes by William Daniel, by the Tampa Bay Composers' Forum in St. Petersburg, FL.
- June 19 - Premiere of Myth for wind quintet and piano by Quantum Winds and the composer on a Tampa Bay Composers' Forum concert in St. Petersburg, FL.
- Apr. 18 - Premiere of Pishi for mezzo-soprano, violin and piano on a Russian text by the composer with the Tampa Bay Composers' Forum in St. Petersburg, FL.
- Mar. 8 - Premiere of Suite for Saxophone Quartet by the Ancia Quartet at the SCI Region V conference in St. Paul, MN.
- Mar. 6 - Premiere of Transformations for concert band by the University of Georgia band at the Southeastern Composers League conference in Athens, GA.
- Feb. 12 - Premiere of Windy Fields, 9th piano sonata, by the composer with the Tampa Bay Composers' Forum in St. Petersburg, FL.
- Feb. 6 - Five Studies for violin and viola by the Russian Heritage Ensemble in St. Petersburg, FL.
Carlo Vincetti Frizzo:
- Sept. - Music for Violin and Clarinet by the Duo Verdehr in Australia. Also Dedications for Strings with Rodrigo Vitta conducting, in San Paula, Brazil.
- Aug. 21 - Patterns for Violin and Strings with violinist Simos Papanas, and Dedications for Strings by the Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra, 5th Euromech Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece.
- July 15 - Premiere of Ballade for the Hellenic Land for solo cello and Recollections for Theofilos for saxophone, on a Louisiana Sinfonietta solo series concert, Baton Rouge Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA.
- June 23 - Patterns for Violin in San Jose, Costa Rica. Also in June in Athens, Greece.
- June 21 - Suite for a Young Man at the CMS International Conference, Costa Rica.
- June 12 - Lazy Jack and his Violin and Dancing Shoes by the Louisiana Sinfonietta at the Louisiana Sinfonietta Series at the Libraries, Eden Park Library, Baton Rouge, LA. Also on June 12 at the Scotlandville Library, Scotlandville, LA; June 11 at the Zachary Library, Zachary, LA; June 10 at the Jones Creek Library and at the Centroplex Library, Baton Rouge, LA; June 9, at the East Baton Rouge Main Library, Baton Rouge, LA; June 5 at the Bluebonnet Library, Baton Rouge, LA; and June 4 at the
Central Library, Baton Rouge, LA, and at the Baker Library, Baker, LA. June 4 represented the premiere of Dancing Shoes.
- May 10 - Intimations (one act opera in Greek), Megaron - Athens Concert Hall, with the Greek Ensemble for Contemporary Music, Athens, Greece.
- May 4 - Premiere of Concerto for Two Cellos and Orchestra with the Louisiana Sinfonietta in Baton Rouge, LA.
- May 3 - Premiere of Music for Two Cellos by the Louisiana Sinfonietta at the Baton Rouge Festival-For-All, Baton Rouge, LA.
- May 5 - His Valentine Carnation for tape alone, Electroacoustic Music Class Concert & Poetry Reading, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
- May 5, 9, 12, 16 - Corduroy, Concertino for Bari-sax and Orchestra, Hewlett-Packard Symphony Orchestra, conducted by George Yefchak, Cupertino CA and nearby locations.
- July 15 - Nu Bleu I by Theofilos Sotariades (alto sax), Baton Rouge Gallery. Also on July 14 at the LSU School of Music Recital Hall, Baton Rouge, LA6/23 Shadows on a Stream (violin and piano) San Juan, Costa Rica.
- June 13 - Shadows on a Stream by Daniela Shtereva, violin, Maria Di Cavalcanti, piano, Louisiana Sinfonietta solo series, St. James Place, Baton Rouge, LA. Also on May 21 on a NACUSA concert, LSU School of Music Recital Hall, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Apr. 11 - Seven Haiku by Mayumi Yotsumoto (soprano) and Louis Wendt (piano) on a Louisiana Sinfonietta solo series, St. James Place, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Apr. 6 - Rock, Paper, Scissors (tape alone), Louisiana Composer's Consortium #16 concert Hall, LSU School of Music Recital Hall, Baton Rouge, LA.
David S. Lefkowitz:
- July 10 - Simple Motion, Tous les matins..., and Priere et scherzo by the composer, bass flute, and Dolly Eugenio Kessner,piano, on a Lecture/Recital "Music by Daniel Kessner and Friends" at the Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Tuebingen, Germany.
- July 5 - Priere et scherzo by the composer, bass flute, and Dolly Eugenio Kessner,piano, on the chamber music series at L'Eglise de Notre Dame de Compassion, Paris.
- June 22 - Premiere of River of Time (orchestra) by the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra of Zlin, Milan Kanak, conductor, during Forfest Kromeriz, Czech Republic.
- June 21 - Tous les matins... for solo bass flute, and Studies in Melodic Expression for solo alto flute, by the composer at the opening reception of the art exhibition "Mind Trips" at the Chateau Chropyne, the 14th Festival Forfest, Kromeriz, Czech Republic.
- June 3 - Premiere of Chamber Concerto No. 7-B by the North/ South Consonance Ensemble conducted by the composer, NY.
- May 10 - Premiere of Genera for flute/alto flute/bass flute and clarinet/bass clarinet and Priere et scherzo for bass flute and piano, the composer, flutes, Gareth Davis, clarinets, Dolly Eugenio Kessner, piano, on the final concert of the "Interensemble" concert series, Sala dei Giganti al Liviano (built 1345-1350!), Padua, Italy.
- May 8 - Duo for two pianos, four hands, by Walter Ponce and Stella Maksoudian, UCLA Faculty Performers Concert Series, Schoenberg Hall, Los Angeles, CA.
Deon Nielsen Price:
- Sept. 10 - Seresta No.5 by Mariana Salles, violin Jairo Diniz, viola Ricardo Santoro, cello Jacob Herzog, piano at the Teatro Municipal de Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Also on May 15 by Daniela Shtereva, Kamila Slufarska, Semiramis Costa, and Maria Di Cavalcanti, LSU School of Music Recital Hall, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Aug. 31 - Ajutebe Jepe Amo Mbae, Op. 10b for string orchestra by Orquestra de Camara Eleazar de Carvalho, Marcio Landi, conductor at the Parque Botanico de Sao Goncalo do Amarante, Brazil.
- July 14 - Seresta No.2, op.59a by Theofilos Sotiriades, alto saxophone, LSU Recital Hall, Baton Rouge, LA. Also on July 15 at the Baton Rouge Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA.
- July 10 - Greek Suite, Op. 66a by Theofilos Sotiriades, alto saxophone, Yiannis Miralis, baritone saxophone, at the University of MinnesotaWorld Saxophone Congress XIII. Also New England Impressions by the Red Stick Saxophone Quartet.
- June 30 - Fantasia sobre a Muie Rendera for piano and orchestra by Orquestra de Camara Eleazar de Carvalho, Marcio Landi, conductor, Milton Colares, pianist at the Auditorio Central da UECE, Fortaleza, Brazil. Also on June 24 &26.
- June 23 - Sonata para flauta e piano No. 1 by Maria Pia Rodriguez, flute, Wendy Bi, piano, at the Teatro Marcia Saborio, Costa Rica.
- June 13 - Symphony No. 1 by Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra, Poland,
- June 13 - Fantasia sobre a Muie Rendera by Daniela Shtereva, violin, Maria Di Cavalcanti, piano, at St. James Place, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Aug. 8 - Give Me Your Hand (from To the Children of War) by tenor Darryl Taylor, and the composer at the piano, Mu Phi Epsilon Centennial Concerts, Cincinnati, OH. Repeated Apr. 27 at the CLW Concert Series, La Canada, CA.
- July 10 - Premiere of Women in Christ's Line for piano by the composer at the El Camino Resident Artist Series, Torrance, CA.
- May 22 - Premiere of Serenade in the Chambers for viola, clarinet and piano, Stile Antico for solo violin; Crossroads Alley Trio for viola, clarinet and piano, Big Sur Triptych for clarinet and piano, Mesuree Mexicana for clarinet and piano, Diversions for piano, by Nancy Roth, violin and viola with the Price Duo at the Culver City Cultural Affairs Chamber Music Series, CA.
- Apr. 9 - Three Faces of Kim, the Napalm Girl for violin and piano by Wharim Kim, violin, and the composer at the piano, Kumho Art Concert Hall, Seoul, Korea.
- July 10 - Clariphonia for Eb and A clarinets, basset horn, Eb contrabass clarinet and piano and Three Faces of Kim, the Napalm Girl for Bb clarinet and Eb contrabass clarinet and piano performed by the Price Duo at the El Camino Resident Artist Series, Torrance, CA. Repeated March 23 with America Themes for Eb and A clarinets and piano at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Porterville, CA; May 22, at the Culver City Cultural Affairs Chamber Music Series, CA; and March 21
at the Hildegard Festival, California State University, Stanislaus.
- Mar. 10 - To All Women Everywhere from Mini-Dramas by soprano Deborah Kavasch and Price Duo at the Hildegard Festival, California State University, Stanislaus. Repeated March 10 at the International Women's Day Concert All Saints' Episcopal Church, Pasadena CA.
Marilyn J. Ziffrin:
- Sept. 28 - Remembrance by Rex Richardson, trumpet, and Jan Grimes, piano, Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
- July 15 - Sans Titre II by Theofilos Sotiriades, alto saxophone, Baton Rouge Gallery, Louisiana Sinfonietta Concert, Baton Rouge, LA. Also on July 14 at Louisiana State University on a Louisiana Sinfonietta Concert, Baton Rouge, LA.
- June 23 - Strata I for solo flute at the Academia de Musica Jardin Musical, San Jose, Costa Rica.
- Aug. 3 - Cantata for Freedom for adult choir, children's choir, trumpet, flute, bong drums, organ and narrator at the North London church under the direction of Jane Ann McSwiney at the Canterbury Shaker Village in NH. Also on May 4 at the United Church of Penacook, NH.
- June 29 - Recurrences by Jayne Kelly, piano, at the United Church of Penacook, NH. Also on May 17 in Keene, NH.
- June 8 - Almanack-1688 by the Nashua Choral Ensemble under the direction of Judy Greenhill in Henniker, NH. The premiere took place on April 26.
- May 23 - Suite for Piano by Emily Manzo on her recital at the University of Maine in Orono. Two other performances at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York; and on a recital at the Greenwich House in New York.
- May 18 - Premiere of Abbott's Duo by Charles Abbott, violin, and BZ Abbott, alto saxophone, in Lexington, MA.
Liduino Pitombeira - Brazilian Landscapes No.1, for piano trio,
by Louisiana Music Teachers Association to be premiered at the conference
in Natchitoches, LA, this Fall. Also Seresta No.6 for bassoon and
tape, by William Ludwig.
Tina Davidson: The newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble has
commissioned Davidson to write a new work in celebration of their tenth
anniversary. The work, \Cel"e*brate\ is scored for alto saxophone, bass
clarinet, piano and percussion and was written specifically for the core
ensemble. The work, highly rhythmic and energetic, is either a dance, or
about to dance. \Cel"e*brate\ was premiered in Kansas City in May 10,
2003. American International Artists announces that Tina Davidson, poet
Eva Davidson and adapter/director Ben Levit will collaborate to create a
new opera for family audiences based on Betsy Byers Newbery Award winning
novel, Summer of the Swans. Summer of the Swans will be scored for
five voices (soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, tenor and boy soprano), children's
chorus, clarinet, bassoon, string quartet and percussion and will be
approximately one hour in length. Current members of the commissioning
consortium include Opera Columbus (OH) and The Carlsen Center (Overland Park,
KS). Members of the production consortium include Opera Columbus and Lyric
Opera of Kansas City.
Liduino Pitombeira: Songs for Reflections, for mixed choir by Dr.
Kenneth Fulton for the LSU A Cappella Choir; Divina Trilgolia, for SATB choir
and chamber ensemble by Brazilian conductor Vladimir Silva.
Deon Nielsen Price: Piano solo, Women in Christ's Line, inspired
by a painting of the same name for a collection of piano solos titled,
Mormoniana, to be recorded by pianist Grant Johanssen and published
in a limited edition by Mormon Artists' Group Press.
Lisa Renee Ragsdale has received a commission for Trio for Flute,
Clarinet and Piano from flutist Laurel Ann Maurer of Salt Lake City UT.
Daniel Adams' composition Twilight Remembered is the title piece
for a CD of music for flute and percussion performed by the McCormick Duo.
The disk was recorded on the Capstone Records label.
Beth Anderson: September Swale by "Butch" Baldassari who
teaches at Vanderbilt for his new CD.
Marilyn J. Ziffrin: Clarinet Concerto with Richard Stoltzman,
clarinet, and the Warsaw National Philharmonic, George Manahan, conductor
on MMC .
William Price received an ASCAP Plus Award.
Daniel Adams' composition As a Fever Longing Still for soprano
voice and clarinet has been accepted for publication by Dorn Music.
The Percussive Arts Society recently established the "Daniel Adams Collection"
as part of its library and archives. The collection contains original
manuscripts and sketches of the composer's works.
Al Benner: Paean (#307) for trumpet and piano; arrangement of
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (#316) for keyboard by Conners Publications.
Dinos Constantinides: Family Triptych (#DCC7) for trumpet and
strings; Family Triptych (#DCC6) for trumpet or saxophone alone; and
Transformations (#318) for saxophone alone by Conners Publications.
Also, a critical look at Selected Songs of Dinos Constantinides by Leo
Day by Magni Publications.
Mark Francis: Ternary (#312) for clarinet by Conners Publications.
Stephen Lias: Central Park Suite (#311) for woodwind quintet by
Liduino Pitombeira: Agua de Man and Canto da Chuva for mixed
choir by Cantus Quercus Press; The Four Elements for organ (#315) by
Deon Nielsen Price: Twenty-five titles of short choral works released
in 2003, by Culver Crest Publications on Sacred Music Series
John Winsor: Caprice (#302) for clarinet by Conners Publications.
Betty Wishart: Remembrance (#313) for piano by Conners Publications.
Peter Blauvelt: Moods for double bass and piano was broadcast
May 18 by Fast Forward on radio station KUSP, Santa Cruz, CA.
Beth Anderson: November 19 will bring a major New York City all-Beth
Anderson concert at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. The Rubio String
Quartet from Belgium will perform a series of Anderson's quartets and
Joseph Kubera will be the soloist in her Piano Concerto for string
orchestra with percussion and piano. Andrew Bolotowsky will be the flutist in
New Mexico Swale for strings, percussion and flute. Gary Schneider will
conduct. The Angel for soprano (Jessica Marsten), harp, celeste, 2 violins,
viola nd cello (words by Hans Christian Andersen) will also be presented.
Dinos Constantinides directed the Conference concert of the 5th
Euromech Conference - Music Session in Thessaloniki, Greece, on August
21, 2003. His works, Dedications for Strings and Patterns for Violin
and Strings were included in the program. Violin soloist for Patterns
was the concertmaster of the Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra, Simos
Papanas. The same piece was presented in San Jose, Costa Rica, by the
concertmaster of the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica, Jose
Castillo, and in Athens and London by the Greek violinist, Anastasios
Mavroudis. The Youth Orchestra of Strasbourg, France, performed his work
Hellenicon Idyllion for orchestra and reader (with poetry by
Pindar), five times on tour in Greece. It will also be presented at a
later time in France. His Music for Two Saxophones was presented
at the World Congress of Saxophone in Minneapolis in July and his Duo for
Violin and Clarinet was premiered in Taipei by Elsa and Walter Verdehr.
Finally, his Prelude for String Orchestra and his Midnight Song
for soprano and orchestra were performed in San Paulo, Brazil, during
Cultural Week, September 10-14, 2003. Rodrigo Vitta conducted the
orchestra with soprano Solange Goncalves as soloist.
Tina Davidson has just finished three-month residency at the
Penn Wynne Elementary School in Philadelphia. Using her well known
Young Composer program, Davidson taught a multi-session residency to
80 third graders who made their own instruments, wrote their own music,
rehearsed and performed their works for the school and local community.
She also taught instrument building to the remaining 375 students.
The residency concluded with an evening performance of student works,
and a display of their instruments.
Stefania de Kenessey: Baritone Christopheren Nomura performed
Autumn Elegy September 12 on the opening concert of the Chamber Concert
Series in Santa Rosa, California, accompanied by pianist Daniel Lockert.
Written in response to the tragedy of 9/11, the song cycle uses texts
by award-winning poet Dana Gioia, the current director of the NEA (National
Endowment for the Arts) and a long-time resident of Sonoma County.
The performance will be repeated on Thursday, December 4, on the concert
series at Trinity Church in NY City.
Joel Feigin: Scenes from Feigin's opera-in-progress, Twelfth
Night, was performed by New York City Opera as part of VOX 2003:
Showcasing American Composers on May 7; also in May, Song of
Loving-Kindness - a winner of top honors in the Waging Peace
Through Singing competition - was performed at the Laguna Blanca
School, where Feigin is Composer-in-Residence.
Deon Nielsen Price received a grant from Arts International to
perform her Three Faces of Kim, the Napalm Girl with festival violinist,
Wharim Kim, at Kumho Art Center in Seoul, Korea. She was one of eight
composers selected to represent the United States at the International
Festival of Women in Music in April, where more than 300 composers and
performers from many countries participated in seven well-attended concerts
of new music held in various professional concert halls around the city.
The City of Culver City Cultural Affairs produced a recital of works
by Deon Nielsen Price on the Music in the Chambers Series held in
the Culver City Hall Council Chambers, May 22. Serenade in the Chambers
for viola, clarinet and piano was composed especially for the occasion
and performed by Nancy Roth, viola and the Price Duo: Berkeley Price,
clarinets and Deon Nielsen Price, composer/pianist. Other works on
the program were Big Sur Triptych cl/pno; Mesuree Mexicana
cl/pno; Stile Antico solo vln; Diversions pno; Clariphonia
A,Eb clarinet, basset hn, Eb contrabass cl/pno; Three Faces of Kim,
the Napalm Girl Bb cl and Eb contrabass cl/pno; and America Themes
Eb and A cl/pno. In his review for "Blue Pacific Newspapers," Stephen M.
Fry (UCLA Music Librarian retired) first described each piece and then
concluded: "Deon Price's sophisticated, innovative and beautifully performed
music brought great delight to the 150 persons who gathered for this concert.
The program evoked a wide range of emotions, from solemnity and patriotism
to romance and humor."