Member News -- Spring, 2000
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- Apr. 14 - Étude on 3-Tones by flautist Sarah Beth Hanson on the Louisiana Sinfonietta's community concerts, St. James Place and Forrest Heights Elementary School, Baton Rouge, LA. Also April 13 at the Whealdon Retirement Community and Dufrocq Middle School, Baton Rouge; April 12 at Dufrocq Elementary School.
- Apr. 12 - Five Variations for Piano by Charles Jones, Louisiana School Composers & Friends concert, Magale Hall, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA. Also on March 12 on the Louisiana Composers Consortium Concert #3, Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, Natchitoches; Feb. 25 at the College Music Society Southern Chapter Conference, Angelle Hall Auditorium, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Lafayette, LA; and Feb. 5 at the Louisiana Composers Consortium
Concert Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Apr. 10 - Premiere of Psalm 117 (SATB/organ) by the UNCG Chamber Singers, William Folger, organ, William Wright, conducting, Southeastern Composers League Conference, UNCG Music Building, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro, NC..
- Mar. 31 - Reflections upon a Windowsill by Kathy Daniel (flute) and Marie Miller (piano), SCI Region VI Conference, Recital Hall, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX.
- Mar. 12 - Étude on 3-Tones by flautist Zendra White, Louisiana Composers Consortium Concert #3, Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, Natchitoches, LA. Also on Feb. 5 at the Louisiana Composers Consortium Concert #2, Recital Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Feb. 5 - Reflections upon a Windowsill by Zendra White (flute) and Charles Jones (piano) on the Louisiana Composers Consortium Concert #2, Recital Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. Also on Feb. 3 by Chedo Barone (flute) and Nadine Mannella (piano) on the LU New Music Ensemble concert, Jean McNulty Recital Hall, William H, Buset Centre for Music and Visual Arts, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
- April - Sappho Songs by the Athens Coutean Music Group, Athens, Greece.
- Mar. 31 - Music for Two (oboe, cello) at the SCI Region Vi conference, Sam Houston State University.
- Mar. 19 - Impressions II by Griff Campbell (sax) and Jan Grimes (pno), New Orleans, LA. Also on Mar. 13 in Baton Rouge, LA; Feb. 25 at the CMS Southern Chapter Conference, Lafayette, LA.
- Mar. 12 - Fantasia for Solo Flute and Ballade for John and Samantha by Zendra White (flute) and Al Benner (autoharp) at the Louisiana Composers Consortium Concert #3, Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, Natchitoches, LA.
- March - Rhapsody II by M. Korkokiou, Athens, Greece.
- Feb. 29 - The Oracle at Delphi by the NYU Trio, Baton Rouge, LA. Repeated on Feb. 28 in New Orleans, LA.
- Feb. 28 - Midnight Fantasy by the LSU Symphony, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Feb. 13 - The Oracle at Delphi by the Trio da Camera, Athens, Greece.
- Feb. 5 - Quartet for Saxophones by the Red Stick Quartet, Louisiana State Unviersity, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Feb. 3 - Mutability Fantasy by the LU New Music Ensemble, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
- Jan. 16 - Quartet for Saxophones by the Athens Sax Quartet, Athens, Greece.
Nancy Bloomer Deussen:
- Feb. 14 - King of Hearts by the Holy Infant Jesus Choir, sopr solo by the composer, Manuel Madrigal organist, Anders Wong guitarist, for celebration of Saint Valentine and the Heart of Jesus, Our Lady of Peace Church and Shrine, Santa Clara, CA. Also on Jan. 17 with the composer and piano and instrumental by Anders Wong for the Feast of the Infant Jesus and Santo NiĄo,
Fr. John Sweeny presiding, Our Lady of Peace Church and Shrine, Santa Clara, CA.
- Jan. 28 - Before We Go and Angels Are Saying by organist Kathy Pignatore, Memorial Service, St. James Catholic Church, Ventnor City, NJ.
- Apr. 9 - Kyrie Eleison (SATB), First Presbyterian Church of San Mateo, San Mateo, CA.
- Apr. 3 - Reflections on the Hudson (orchestra), Mission Chamber Orchestra, Emily Raym conductor, The Agenda Lounge, San Jose, CA. Repeated April 2 at Petite Trianon, San Jose.
- Mar. 25 - Woodwind Quintet by the Stanford Woodwind Quintet, Spreckles Auditorium, Rohnert Park, CA.
- Mar. 17 - The Pegasus Suite (flute, piano) by Lissadell Greene in her senior recital, University of Louisiana, Lafayette.
- Mar. 5 - Reflections on the Hudson by the Southeast Kansas Symphony, Carolann Martin, conductor.
- Mar. 4 - The World is a Butterfly's Wing (song cycle: ten, vla, pno), NACUSA concert, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA.
- Jan. 29 - Concert for Clarinet and Small Orchestra by the Mission Chamber Orchestra conducted by Emily Ray, Petite Trianon, San Jose, CA.
- Apr. 7 - Allegro Sauvage for Timpani and Orchestra by the West Coast Symphony, Clyde Mitchell cond., Chandos Pattison Auditorium, Surrey BC, Canada.
- Jan. 8 - Sonata for Clarinet and Piano by Dave Nicholson (clar) and Joan Southwick (pno) on a musical event sponsored by Mu Phi Epsilon music fraternity, Pomona, CA.
- Feb. 9 - Premiere of Praying for Rain by Carter Enyeart, cellist, and UMKC Wind Ensemble, Michael Willen, conductor, University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory.
- Feb. 13 - Soul and Fire for flute, clarinet, voice, and piano was performed by the St. Martin Chamber players (Denise Cooksey, Steven Richter, Allison Richter Meuth, and Sherry Seckler), Merkin Hall, New York City. Also Jan. 28 with Dreaming and Latin Steps (clar, pno), New Music Today concert, Illinois Central College.
- Mar. 24-28 - Final Light was given back-to-back performances by concert pianist Eric Hachinski at Trinity International University, Ferris State University, and Illinois Central College.
- Dec. 31, 99 - Tomorrow's Memory (SATB choir, piano) by Camarata Center Choir, Canton, IL.
- Feb. 25 - Island for flute and tape on the Flute and Friends concert by flautist Patricia Spencer, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY. Also on Jan. 23 at Graves Hall, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA.
- Jan. 16 - Sonata by the composer (flute) and David Korevaar, (piano), Long Island Composers Alliance.
H. Owens Reed:
- Feb. 7 - Premiere of In Remembrance by the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Cleveland, OH.
- Feb. 1 - Sonata for Violin and Piano by Mary Beth Ions (vln) and the composer, Fortnightly Music Club, Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, OH.
- Mar. 23-25 - 3 performances of the 3rd movement "Carnival" from folk-song symphony La Fiesta Mexicana, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, George Hanson, cond,Tucson, AZ.
- April - Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano performed in San Luis Obispo, CA, by members of the new music ensemble eXindigo!: Virginia Wright, clarinet; Paul Severtson, violin and Paul Woodring, piano.
- Apr. 2 - Premiere of Piano Trio No. 1: Elegy composed in honor of the composer's late father, Ivan. Performed by members of the Bakersfield Symphony: Charles Badami, piano; Norma Sexton, cello and Donna Fraser, violin.
- Mar. 18, 22, 23 & 27, - Intermezzo for Clarinet and Piano in four concerts across the Pacific Northwest by The Price Duo: Deon Nielsen Price, piano and Berkeley Price, clarinet.
- Mar. 4 - Premiere of Of Breath and Touch by bassoonist Carolyn Beck and pianist Delores Stevens at The College Music Society's Los Angeles conference.
- Mar. 3 - Sonata for Piano by Teresa McCollough at the Musica delle Donne Festival at Cal State University, Hayward.
- Apr. 1 - Bay Images by John Winsor (clar) and Jeanette Winsor (pno) as part of the Baltimore Composers Forum concert season, Baltimore, MD. Also on Feb. 12 at the SCI Region III 2000 Conference, Hampton University. Hampton, VA. Virginia. Premiered by the Winsors on Feb. 5 at the University of Richmond, Richmond, VA, as part of the NACUSA/VA Chapter concert season.
- Apr. 30 - Eternal Love and Lullaby by Barbara Nyce (sop) and Nozami Takashima (pno), Philadelphia NACUSA Chapter Fifth Anniversary concert, Lansdowne, PA.
- Nov. 21, 99 - M.C.B. March by Merion Concert Band at Narbeth (Penn Valley, PA), Mary Culbert, conducting.
- Oct. 30, 99 - Phizzog by Joe Messler (bari), NACUSA Composers Performance Ensemble, Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA.
- Mar. 9 - Premiere of DialMe (one-act opera), Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, TX. Also on Mar. 10 & 11.
- Apr. 28 - Chamber Symphony on the Music of Our Time Festival 2000, Harid Conservatory, Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL.
- Feb. 11 - The Norwegian Lady by Anita Lowry (sop), the composer (cl), Mary Tanner (vc), Jeanette Winsor (pno), SCI Region III Conference 2000, Hampton University, Hampton, VA.
Al Benner received the 2000 Composer's Commissioning Award from the Louisiana Music Teachers Association. His work, Three Jazz Preludes (piano), will be premiered at their state conference in Lafayette, LA, this October by the LMTA President, Charles Jones. He has also received his seventh consecutive ASCAP Standard Award.
Jeremy Beck was honored by the California Arts Council as an individual who has "demonstrated . . . artistic excellence for at least 10 years," and cited for having won "numerous awards and commisions" by awarding him a $5000 fellowship by the California Arts Council.
John Corigliano received an Oscar from the Academy Awards for Original Film Scoring for the movie The Red Violin.
Alex Shapiro was awarded a prestigious Artists Fellowship in Performing Arts from the California Arts Council for 2000 in recognition of her work and her contribution to music arts in California.
John Winsor's first attempt at film scoring--Totem--for the animated film by Stacy Steers, won the Modern Music Festival 2000 Film Scoring Competition from the Colorado Music Festival, Alan Yamamoto festival director. The premiere screening took place on April 7 using a recording of the Modern Music Festival Chamber Players at the Boulder Public Library.
Gregg Wramage's Deep Midnight (1998) was chosen by David Zinman as the recipient of the 2000 Aspen Music Festival Jacob Druckman Composition Prize. It will be premiered this summer by the Aspen Sinfonia conducted by Daniel Hege.
- SrdcI Král (King of Hearts) octavo (vocal/guitar), Czech (translation by poet, Jirina Fuchsova) and English by Alliance Publications, Inc,; and King of Hearts, Only A Whisper, If Today You Hear His Voice, Deliver Me, and Army of Peace (vocal, organ, piano, guitar) in the Holy and Miraculous Infant Jesus Prayer and Songbook, Third Millennium Edition (Tertio Millennio), Our Lady of Peace Church and Shrine, Santa Clara, CA.
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- Lament for flute and guitar (VOR111i02), Lament for Piano (VOR111P02), and Suite for Strings (VOR111i01) by Voice of the Rockies Publishers.
- The Dancing Turtle and Other Flute Works and Music for Soloists and Orchestras by Vestige Recordings.
Dinos Constantinides was commissioned by Olga Thomatos for Olga's Songs for the Athens Baroque Ensemble.
Ty Emerson is currently working on two commissions--Seven Letters is a choral setting on text from chapters 2 and 3 from Revelation for Kathy Hullin, and Seven Sketches for alto sax, piano and wind ensemble for Gary Louie, Kirsten Taylor and Harlan Parker.
Alex Shapiro has been commissioned by the principal tubist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Norman Pearson and pianist Cynthia Bauhof-Williams to compose a work for tuba and piano. The title of the piece is Music for Two Big Instruments. Upon completing this piece, she will begin a commission for violinist Sabrina Berger.
Al Benner was honored by being asked to serve on the Advisory Board of the Louisiana Sinfonietta.
In January, Ty Emerson was in residence at the MacDowell Colony. In February he enjoyed three performances: Dedications (piano trio) was performed at the Resolution 2000 New Muisc Festival in Louisville, KY; Iron and Aire (vln, sax, pno) was premiered at the Great Falls concert series in VA with Gary Louie on sax, Kirsten Taylo on piano and anice Martin on violin; and the Harp Concerto (windensemble) was premiered at the Peabody Institute with Harlan Parker conducting and Michaela Trnkov.
Jeffrey Hoover was a guest composer at the Wichita State University Contemporary Music Festival, where performed his own Five Mysteries on soprano saxophone, tape and paintings on February 26, 2000. He also gave a lecture on combining music with art.
H. Owen Reed received last year for La Fiesta Mexicana the Michigan State University Recognition and Honors for Scholarly Contributions and Publications. He has also been invited to be a guest composer in February 2001 for an all-Reed program of orchestral/wind ensemble music in the Cincinnati/Blue Ash Ohio area by conductor Paul Stanbery.
- A House of Glass and Dreams for electronic tape was aired on FOLDOVER - WOBC 91.5 FM on January 24.
- Anne N. Baldwin - Portola Valley, CA - member SF Chapter.
- Greg Bartholomew - Seattle, WA -sings with Seattle Pro Musica.
- Timothy Brown - Greeley, CO - Written works in a variety of media.
- Rosemary Barrett Byers - Menlo Park, CA - member SF Chapter.
- John V. Cepelak - San Francisco, CA - member SF Chapter; singer, has written several large works.
- Dennis DeSantos - Rochester, NY - composer, percussionist, DMA student at Eastman School of Music.
- Abraham Fabella - Loma Linda, CA - pianist, baritone, member of Windsong Southland Chorale; graduate student at UC Riverside.
- Ethan Fosse - Manhattan, KS - written musical In God We Trust.
- Herb Gellis - San Jose, CA - member of the SF Chapter; has started a website for the SF Chapter.
- Charles Haarhoes - Baton Rouge, LA - member of the Mid-South Chapter; graduate student in composition at LSU; jazz guitarist, performs traditional West African drumming.
- Moses Mark Howden - Olean, NY - composer and percussionist.
- Mike T. Miller - Port Charlotte, FL - songwriter, plays guitar.
- Susan J. Rogers - Chicago, IL - composer and percussionist; music student at Chicago State University.
- Allen Shawn - North Bennington, VT - member of the East Coast Chapter; composer, teacher, pianist and occassional author.