Member News -- Spring, 2003
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- Apr. 27 - Kentucky Swale for string orchestra, Michael Luxner conducted the Millikin University String Arts Ensemble in Decatur, IL. Dr. Blood's Mermaid Lullaby for flute and piano at South Oxford Space in Brooklyn, NY. Kentucky Swale was also played Jan. 18 by the Owensboro Symphony conducted by Nick Palmer, RiverPark Center, Owensboro, KY.
- Apr. 26 - April Swale for viola and harpsichord premeired by Marlow Fisher and Kathy McIntosh at the Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, NY.
- Apr. 11 - Net Work for piano solo performed by Artis Wodehouse at College of Mount St. Vincent, Riverdale, NY.
- Apr. 10 - March Swale for string quartet performed by The Rubio String Quartet at the "6th totally huge new music festival" in Perth, Australia.
- Mar. 29 - Revel for orchestra conducted by John Gordon Ross with the Western Piedmont Symphony, Hickory, NC.
- Mar. 21-23 - Quilt Music for piano solo was performed with Daniel McCusker's choreography, John Kramer, pianist, at the Green St. Studio in Cambridge, MA.
- Mar. 9 - August Swale for wind quintet performed by Calico Winds at La Sierra University, Riverside, CA.
- Mar. 3 - Premiere of The Seneca Falls Follies for three women's voices and piano premiered at the National Theatre in Washington D.C. in the play, "Remember the Women."
- Feb. 7 - September Swale mandolin and guitar by Neil Gladd and Steve Smith, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
- Jan. 24 - Precious Memories for chorus performed by La Gioia conducted by Ludwig Van Gijsegem in Brussels, Belgium.
- Apr. 8 - Lewis and Clark Sketches by John Winsor, clarinet; Marlene Ford, horn; Robert Ford, trombone; and Jeanette Winsor, piano on a Hardwick Chamber Ensemble concert at Tidewater Community College, Portsmouth, VA. Repeated at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Virginia Beach, VA on Apr. 13 and at the historic Francis Land House, Virginia Beach, VA on Apr. 22.
- Feb. 14 - Arrangements of We Shall Overcome (sax trio/cello) and America (sax trio) by Dena Wiltz, Adam Smith, Jason Calhoun (alto saxophones) and Shante Williams (cello); and In My Father's Arms, Through a Baby's Eyes and Psalm 100 by Allison Holcomb, soprano, Charles Jones, piano, on the Louisiana Composers Consortium Concert #15, Treen Auditorium, Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, Natchitoches.
- Feb. 2 - In My Father's Arms, Through a Baby's Eyes and Psalm 100 by Allison Holcomb, soprano, Brent Stamey, piano, on the Louisiana Composers Consortium Concert #14, Recital Hall at the Howard Center for Performing Arts, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA.
- Jan. 23 - Premiere of the arrangement We Shall Overcome (sax trio/cello) by Dena Wiltz, Adam Smith, Jason Calhoun (alto saxophones) and Shante Williams (cello), LSMSA Martin Luther King Assembly, Treen Auditorium, Natchitoches, LA.
Nancy Bloomer Deussen:
- Mar. 29 - Concerto of Psalms (violin, clarinet, and cham orch) by Elsa and Walter Verdehr with the Chamber Strings of Toowoomba, Australia at Fairholme College .
- Mar. 27 - A Little Song by Jason Calhoun (alto sax) on the LSMSA Student Recital, Treen Auditorium, Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, Natchitoches.
- Mar. 24 - Intimations (one act opera in English), ALEA III concert, Tsai Performance Center, Boston, MA. Also performed on May 10 (one act opera in Greek), Megaron - Athens Concert Hall, with the Greek Ensemble for Contemporary Music, Athens, Greece.
- Mar. 19 - Paraphrase of Theofilos (sax/guitar) in Thessaloniki, Greece.
- Feb. 27 - Mutability Fantasy (sax/piano) in Athens, Greece.
- Feb. 14 - A Little Song by Jason Calhoun (alto sax) on the Louisiana Composers Consortium Concert #15, Treen Auditorium, Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, Natchitoches.
- Jan. 28 - Premiere of Music for Two Saxophones in Paris, France.
- Jan. 28 - Landscape VI - Rhapsody for Harp and Strings by the Louisiana Sinfonietta in Baton Rouge.
- Jan. 26 - Grecianas Brazileiras by the Louisiana Sinfonietta in Baton Rouge.
- Jan. 12 - The Dancing Turtle by the Louisiana Sinfonietta in Baton Rouge. Also on Jan. 9 & 10.
Carlo Vincetti Frizzo:
- Mar. 16 - Reflections on the Hudson (concert band transcription) by the Foothill Symphonic Winds conducted by Dave Adams, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA.
- Mar. 9 - San Andreas Suite and Two Pieces for Violin and Piano at the Fortnightly Music Club, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA.
- Jan. 25 - Woodwind Quintet # 2 by the Stanford Woodwind Quintet, Dinklespiel Auditorium, Stanford University, CA.
- Jan. 12 - Pegasus Suite (one movement) by Melissa Smith, piano, Clea Nemetz, flute, Little Elegy and O You Whom I often and Silently Come by David Saslav, tenor, Melissa Smith, piano, Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, CA.
- Apr. 6 - Five Viniettes for Piano by the composer, Louisiana Composers' Consortium #16, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Apr. 2 - Celestial Horizons: Three Scenes from the Cosmos (string trio) by Borislava Iltcheva, Aaron Farrell, and Vesselin Todorov, Sfogato (flute) by Jennifer Gartley, Brass Quintet No. 1 by Martin Dickerson, Brian Falcon, Charles Guidry, Brian Dupuis, Casie Forbes, Six Pieces for Piano, Five Viniettes for Piano by the composer, String Quartet No. 1 by Aaron Farrell, William Kang, Oana Tatu, Semiramis Costa, and Chiacchiericci for tape alone.
- Mar. 11 - Sfogato by Kristen Kean (flute), Mid-South NACUSA Concert, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Feb. 24 - Celestial Horizons: Three Scenes from the Cosmos (string trio) by the Louisiana State University Contemporary Music Ensemble, 58th Festival of Contemporary Music, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
Robert Arnold Hall:
- Feb. 27 - Seven Haiku (soprano and piano), College Music Society Southern Chapter Conference, University of South Florida, Tampa. Also on Jan. 26 by Mayumi Yotsumoto and Duda Di Cavalcanti, Louisiana Sinfonietta Music from the Americas and Other Countries concert, LSU School of Music Recital Hall, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Feb. 24 - Surf Bites for tape alone, NACUSA concert, LSU School of Music Recital Hall, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Apr. 6 - But Not To Me (Teasdale), April Song (Teasdale), Fly (Blake), Two Butterflies (Dickinson), Children's Hour (Longfellow), A Piper (O'Sullivan), Lullaby (Thoron), Buffalo Bill (Sandburg), Three Five Eight (Hall), Ashes of Life (Millay), A Dying Child (Clare), Bei Hennef (Lawrence),
and The Wedding (Anonymous) by Sally Mouzon, mezzo soprano, and Louise Costigan-Kerns, piano,
in Recital at the Chapel, San Francisco Presidio, CA.
- Jan. 28 - Premiere of Nocturne for string orchestra by the Louisiana Sinfonietta, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Jan. 26 - Drei antike Stücke für Klavier by Maria Di Cavalcanti (pno), Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
David S. Lefkowitz:
- Mar. 5 - Simple Motion by Dolly Kessner and the composer at the Tage für Neue Musik Darmstadt Akademie für Tonkunst.
- Feb. 15 - Premiere of Repercussions and Reflections for by the composer, flute, Tony Wardzinski, bassoon, and Joe Lawrence, piano, at California State University, Northridge.
- Jan. 28-Feb. 21 - Circling for Clarinet and Piano at The University of New Mexico, Eastern New Mexico University, Arizona State University, and others, culminating in a performance at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York by Julia Heinen and Shari Raynor.
- Apr. 10 - Desire: Music for Dance for 15 musicians, featuring Jens Lindemann, trumpet, UCLA Faculty Composers Concert, Schoenberg Hall, Los Angeles, CA.
- Apr. 10 - From My Garden by Stefanuie Griffin, viola, League of Composers/ISCM, Americas Society, New York.
- Feb. 26 - Girasol (fl, cl, vln, vla, vc, pno) by the MSMContemporary Ensemble, Patti Monson, conducting, Borden Auditorium, New York, NY.
- Feb. 16 - Concert Piece for Four (fl, ob, vla, perc) by the North/South Consonance, Max Lifchitz, conducting, Christ and St. Stephen's Church, New York, NY.
- Mar.19 - Sounds and Silences by LSU Trombone Ensemble, Larry Campbell (conductor), LSU School of Music Recital Hall, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Mar.14 - Seresta No.5 by Jacob Herzog Piano Quartet, Casa Thomas Jefferson, Brasilia, Brazil. Also on Apr.15, Salão Leopoldo Miguez,Escola de Música da UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- Mar.11 - The Hollow Earth by Anne Chabreck, Roland Karnatz, and Ileana Colon, LSU School of Music Recital Hall, Baton Rouge.
- Feb.13 - Seresta No.2 by Brian Utley and Ron Petti, Cole Concert HallStephen, Austin State University, TX.
- Jan.28 - The Answered Question by The Louisiana Sinfonietta Octet conducted by Dinos Constantinides, LSU School of Music Recital Hall, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Jan.10 - Sonata for violin and piano No.3 by James Alexander and Maria Di Cavalcanti, Theatro Jose de Alencar, Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil. Also on Jan.26, LSU School of Music Recital Hall, Baton Rouge, LA; and on Mar. 31, LSU School of Music Recital Hall, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Feb. 14 - The End of the Day (from Sleep Cycle) by Dena Wiltz, Jason Calhoun and Adam Smith, alto saxophones, Louisiana Composers Consortium #15 concert, Treen Auditorium, Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, Natchitoches.
- Feb. 2 - Three Small Pieces for Tape, Let Freedom Ring (tape), and 2 Days in the Tank (tape) on the Louisiana Composers Consortium Concert #14,Louisiana Tech University Recital Hall, Ruston, LA.
- Jan. 28 - Digression (string octet) by the Louisiana Sinfonietta String Octet, Mikel LeDee, conductor, Louisiana Sinfonietta Concert, LSU Recital Hall, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Apr. 27 - At the Abyss by Teresa McCollough, piano, Luanne Warner, marimba, and Peggy Benkeser, percussion, Old First Church, San Francisco, CA. The premiere took place on April 25 at the Center for the Performing Arts, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, by the same performers.
- Mar. 11 - Current Events for string quintet by Pacific Serenades, Miwako Watanabe and Connie Kupka, violins, Victoria Miskolczy and David Walther, violas, and David Speltz, cello. Los Angeles, CA. Also on March 9, the premiere in Pasadena, CA.
- Mar. 9 - Intermezzo for Clarinet and Piano by Deon Nielsen Price and Berkeley Price on the International Women's Day Concert, All Saints Episcopal Church, Pasadena, CA.
- Apr. 8 - Two Mobiles by John Winsor, clarinet and Jeanette Winsor, piano and Two Sonnets by Jeanette Winsor, piano on a Hardwick Chamber Ensemble concert at Tidewater Community College, Portsmouth, VA.. Repeated at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Virginia Beach, VA on Apr. 13 and at the historic Francis Land House, Virginia Beach, VA on Apr. 22.
- Mar. 28 - Berceuse by pianist Roberto Prosseda, Esplanade Recital Hall, Singapore.
- Mar. 21 - Nocturne by pianist Roberto Prosseda, Australian National University, School of Music. Also on Mar. 20 at the University of Melbourne, Trinity College Chapel; on Feb. 21 at Georgetown University. Washington DC; Feb. 14 on the Music Forum Series, Essex, CC Baltimore, MD; and Feb. 2 at the NOE Church, San Francisco, CA.
- Mar. 19 - Pieces from Collage Suite by the composer (piano), Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.
- Apr. 8 - Caprice by the composer, clarinet and Three Preludes by Jeanette Winsor, piano, on a Hardwick Chamber Ensemble concert at Tidewater Community College, Portsmouth, VA. Repeated at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Virginia Beach, VA on Apr. 13 and at the historic Francis Land House, VA.
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.
Al Benner, Aris Carastathis, Dinos Constantinides, John Crabtree,
Carlo Vincetti Frizzo, Charles Haarhues, Jonathan Hillman, Aaron Johnson,
Mikel LeDee, Liduino Pitombeira, William Price
and Kenneth Wilks are represented on the LSU/NACUSA Solo Flute
CD by Iwona Glinka produced by Dinos Constantinides on the Magni Publications
label. This CD also includes music of Greek composers.
Dinos Constantinides: Musical Stories for Children featuring Judy
Constantinides (storyteller), Rene Singleton (soprano), Sarah Beth Hanson
(flute), Kelly Smith Toney (violin) and the Louisiana Sinfonietta on the
Magni Publications label [MP-0001]. Also on CD is his opera Antigone
by the Baton Rouge Opera and the LSU Opera Theatre on the Vestige label
[GR-03-0301]. Crystal Records has just released "Double Concerto for Violin
and Clarinet" featuring Concerto fo Psalms for violin, clarinet and
orchestra by the Duo Verdehr (Walter & Elsa).
Liduino Pitombeira - Concerto for cello and orchestra by Dennis
Parker, "Cello Matters" on Centaur Records. Also Seresta No.2 by Iwona
Glinka, "LSU Composers Forum" on the Magni Publications label.
Al Benner received his tenth consecutive ASCAP Plus Award.
Dinos Constantinides received an ASCAP Plus Award.
Carlo Vincetti Frizzo is the National Second-Place Winner of the
MTNA Collegiate Composition Competition for his work Celestial Horizons:
Three Scenes from the Cosmos.
Jonathan N Kupper won BMI's 2003 Pete Carpenter fellowship for
Liduino Pitombeira received an ASCAP Standard Award. He also
received Honorable Mention in the Metropolitan Wind Symphony Emerging
Composer Competition, 2003 for Symphony No.2 for wind ensemble.
Al Benner: Fugue in C minor for saxophone trio (#306); and Psalm 117
for SATB choir, trumpet and organ by Conners Publications.
Dinos Constantinides: The Dancing Shoes (reader, dancers,
flute, percussion, strings); Songs from Epirus (soprano, mezzo- soprano,
piano); Songs from Epirus (alto sax, piano); and Reflections VIII
- Quotations for Three (flute, viola, piano) by Magni Publications.
Barton Cummings: Little Summer Music for flute or oboe and
piano (#279) by Conners Publications.
Robert Rathmell: Rhapsody for piano (#309) by CP Press Publications.
Mitchell Turner: "...you sprinkled hot foot powder..." for
clarinet (#304) by Conners Publications.
Nancy Bloomer Deussen: Piano Prelude and Cascades (A Toccata)
and Amber Waves (piano) on WPRB-Princeton, New Jersey, Jan. 8, and
on Jan. 1, Et in Terra Pax.
Dinos Constantinides has just returned from Boston where his one
act opera, Intimations, winner of two national awards, was presented
by ALEA III directed by Theodore Antoniou at Boston University. The
piece was also presented in Athens, Greece at the Megaron of Athens -
Mitropoulos Concert Hall on May 10. Critic George Leotsakos of "EXPRES,"
a daily newspaper in Athens, Greece, wrote about the opera on May
18: "Intimations of Dinos Constantinides was written as a subtle love
thriller. We were familiar with this genteel and charming work which
was performed in this version for soprano, reader, violin, clarinet,
harp and percussion. It produced the most vivid impressions of the
evening with its atmospheric atonal writing, which was discernible
but direct in giving life to the text. It succeeded in producing suspense
not unrelated to the extremely clever interchanges of the four instruments.
Kudos to mezzo soprano Margarita Syggeniotou and the actress Athina
Chiliopoulou." Also Constantinides' Concerto of Psalms for violin,
clarinet, and orchestra was performed in Australia by Elsa and Walter
Verdehr with an Australian orchestra. The same work was released on
a recording with the Orchestra of the Czech Republic on Crystal Records.
Recently two of his compositions were recorded by Magni Publications
and Vestige Records, the three act opera, Antigone, and three musical
stories for children.
Daniel Kessner spent the current semester at the Staatliche
Hochschule fuer Musik in Trossingen, Germany, on a Fulbright Senior
Scholar Award. On March 7 and 8 he and Dolly performed during the
Tage fuer Neue Musik in Darmstadt, including his own Simple Motion,
for alto flute and piano. On March 22 they gave a recital at the Goethe
Institute in Prien am Chiemsee (near Munich), which included his Priere
et scherzo, for bass flute and piano. Their first recital at the Hochschule
in Trossingen on April 22 included both of the above works. In the
meanwhile, the new version of Kessner's Continuum, for solo marimba,
was premiered by Karen Ervin Pershing at California State University,
Northridge on April 2, and his Equali IV, for brass quintet, was performed
by the Faculty Brass Quintet at Kansas State University on April 9.
Godwin Sadoh was an Adjunct Instructor at the Baton Rouge Community
College this Spring.