Selected Events

2018

JANUARY 17, 2018
WFMT RADIO NETWORK is broadcasting PLEA FOR PEACE for soprano and string quartet on the European Broadcast Union ARTS BIRTHDAY WORLDWIDE EVENT. Jessica Aszodi, Soprano, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra Musicians: Yuan-Qing Yu and Ni Mei, Violins; WeiJing Wang, Viola; and Ken Olsen, Cello.

JANUARY 24, 2018
KLEE MUSINGS for piano trio will be performed by Fulcrum Point New Music Project, Stephen Burns, Artistic Director.

JANUARY 27, 2018
PILGRIM SOUL for bassoon and two cellos performed by George Sakakeeny, professor of bassoon, on the Eastman School of Music’s Faculty Artist Series in Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St., Rochester, NY.

JANUARY 28, 2018
Chicago Premiere of VENUS ENCHANTED for solo violin by Jennifer Koh on the Northwestern University Winter Chamber Music Festival, Pick Staiger Concert Hall, Evanston, IL.

FEBRUARY 2, 2018
A CIRCLE AROUND THE SUN for piano trio and MOON JIG for piano trio performed by The Portland Trio at First Parish Unitarian Universalist in Portland, ME.


Monica Ellis

FEBRUARY 9, 2018
CONTEMPO presents Monica Ellis as soloist in BASSOON CONCERTINO for solo bassoon and ensemble on a concert with with Imani Winds, Ensemble Dal Niente, Geri Allen, piano, and guests

FEBRUARY 10, 2018
U.K. Premiere of RADIANT CIRCLES for orchestra performed University of Bristol Symphony Orchestra.

FEBRUARY 11, 2018
The Bethany Arts Series presents VENUS ENCHANTED for solo viola as performed by Carol Rodland at Bethany Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake, IL.

FEBRUARY 20, 2018
D(I)AGON(ALS) for solo clarinet, EUTERPE’S CAPRICE for solo flute, and CAPRICCI for flute and clarinet performed by Picosa at PianoForte Chicago

MARCH 3, 2018
RESOUNDING EARTH Movement II (Prayer), by Third Coast Percussion in Jemison Concert Hall, Birmingham, AL. This composition is scored for approximately 300 pieces of metal, featuring 120 bells from a wide variety of cultures and historical periods.

MARCH 4, 2018
QI for 4 percussionists playing two marimbas will be performed on Liam Underwood’s graduate student recital at the Frost School of Music, Miami. Student of Svet Stoyanov.

MARCH 7, 2018
CHI for string quartet performed by the Argus Quartet at Outpost Concert Series in Riverside, California

MARCH 11, 2018 (3PM)
D(I)AGON(ALS) for solo clarinet, EUTERPE’S CAPRICE for solo flute, and CAPRICCI for flute and clarinet performed by Picosa at the Mayslake Peabody Estate, Oak Brook, Illinois. This is a Collaboration with dancers of The Cambrians.

MARCH 11, 2018
National Park Symphony - The Mighty Five airs on WOUB in Athens, OH at 7:30 pm (EST) featuring DREAMS AND MEMORIES from EOS performed by the Utah Symphony Orchestra, Thierry Fischer, conductor.

MARCH 12-16, 2018
Residency as The William Bolcom Distinguished Guest Composer at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Two concerts of chamber music will be presented: one at the University of Michigan Museum of Art and one at the School of Music, Theatre, & Dance. Selected works will be performed including SELENE (Moon Chariot Rituals) for percussion quartet and string quartet, HELIX SPIRALS for string quartet, SQUEEZE for saxophone quartet, AVIAN ESCAPADES for woodwind quintet, PILGRIM SOUL for bassoon and 2 cellos, RUMI SETTINGS for violin and viola, CHANT for saxophone and piano, CAPRICCI (Hummingbird Romance) for flute and clarinet, JEU D’ESPRIT for two trumpets, MANSUETO TRIBUTE, DOUBLE HELIX for two violins, RHEA ENCHANTED for solo cello, SPRING SONG for solo cello, and various other string works.

MARCH 14, 2018
CHI for string quartet performed by the Argus Quartet at The University of Michigan

MARCH 15, 2018
Pianist Matthew McCright performs Tango from SIX PIANO ETUDES and LOVE TWITTERS for solo piano on his recital at the University of Hawaii.

MARCH 16, 2018
MURMURS IN THE MIST OF MEMORY for string orchestra will be performed by the Sejong Soloists as part of their Trans-Siberian Art Festival Tour with Vadim Repin and Clara-Jumi Kang in Krasnoyarsk, Concert Hall of the Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic Society

MARCH 17, 2018
MURMURS IN THE MIST OF MEMORY for string orchestra will be performed by the Sejong Soloists as part of their Trans-Siberian Art Festival Tour with Vadim Repin and Clara-Jumi Kang in Novosibirsk, Arnold Kats State Concert Hall

MARCH 18, 2018
CHI for string quartet performed by the Argus Quartet at the South Orange Performing Arts Center in New Jersey

MARCH 19, 2018
MURMURS IN THE MIST OF MEMORY for string orchestra will be performed by the Sejong Soloists as part of their Trans-Siberian Art Festival Tour with Vadim Repin and Clara-Jumi Kang in Moscow, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

MARCH 20, 2018
RESOUNDING EARTH Movement II (Prayer), by Third Coast Percussion in Kenan Auditorium, Wilmington, NC. This composition is scored for approximately 300 pieces of metal, featuring 120 bells from a wide variety of cultures and historical periods.

MARCH 22, 2018
RESOUNDING EARTH Movement II (Prayer), by Third Coast Percussion at East Tennessee State University. This composition is scored for approximately 300 pieces of metal, featuring 120 bells from a wide variety of cultures and historical periods.

MARCH 24 & 25, 2018
World Premiere of BRIO for orchestra, Joseph Giunta conducting the Des Moines Symphony in Des Moines, Iowa at the Des Moines Civic Center

MARCH 25, 2018
QI for 4 percussionists playing two marimbas will be performed on Torrell Moss’ graduate student recital at the Frost School of Music, Miami. Student of Svet Stoyanov.

MARCH 26, 2018
SQUEEZE for saxophone quartet performed by the Volta Saxophone Quartet at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

MARCH 26-29, 2018
Distinguished Guest Composer at the University of New Mexico thanks to the invitation of Karola Obermüller and Peter Gilbert,Co-Artistic Directors, UNM John Donald Robb Composers' Symposium . Selected works will be performed including DAPPLED THINGS for choir, PLEA FOR PEACE for string quartet and soprano, CHANT for alto saxophone and piano, SILENT MOON for violin and viola, A CIRCLE AROUND THE SUN for piano trio, and INCANTATION for solo violin.

MARCH 30-April 2, 2018
Distinguished Guest Composer at the Southern Illinois University Carbondale thanks to the invitation of Dr. Christopher Walczak, Director, Outside the Box Festival. Selected works will be performed including: !HOPE for choir, THE REWAKING for choir, MAGNETICFIREFLIES wind ensemble work, CHI for string quartet, SILENT MOON for violin and cello, TRACES for solo piano, SIX ETUDES for solo piano, and INCANTATION work for solo violin.

April 5, 2018
SILENT MOON for violin and cello performed in the Fengchao Theater, Beijing, China by William Harvey, violin and Zhang Yijia, cello

April 8, 2018
Boston Premiere of RADIANT CIRCLES for orchestra performed by the Boston Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, Ken-David Masur, conducting.

April 12, 2018
World Premiere of OSSIA SKETCH for percussion quartet composed as a small gift to Ossia New Music at the Eastman School of Music on the occasion of their 20th Anniversary.

April 13, 2018 (7:30PM)
ALLELUIA, MIDSUMMER BLAZE for SATB CHOIR performed by the Fort Worth Chorale, Dr. Jerry McCoy, Artistic Director and Conductor at White's Chapel United Methodist Church, Fort Worth

April 14-19, 2018
Residency week #2: as Composer in Residence for the 2017-2018 season, with the Eugene Symphony Orchestra. In addition to performances of two orchestral works, the Residency will include: free Symphony Connect chamber concerts of additional works by Thomas and others selected by the composer; featuring small ensembles of ESA musicians, performances will take place in nontraditional music venues, including human service agencies, across greater Eugene and are designed to broaden community access to high-quality music experiences;  “Inside the Composer’s Studio” discussion with a chamber performance of Thomas works at Eugene Public Library; free pre-concert discussions with the composer for ESA patrons and the general public, held prior to each subscription performance (Hult Center); regional broadcasts of both subscription concerts on classical music radio KWAX; a collaboration with two area high school bands to rehearse and perform Thomas’ “Magneticfireflies; lectures and master classes by the composer and guest artists for undergraduate/graduate music students.

April 15, 2018 (3:30PM)
ALLELUIA, MIDSUMMER BLAZE for SATB CHOIR performed by the Fort Worth Chorale, Dr. Jerry McCoy, Artistic Director and Conductor at University Christian Church, Fort Worth

April 15, 2018
CHI for string quartet performed by the Argus Quartet as presented by Friends of Music of Stamford at the Stamford United Methodist Church at 88 Main St. in Stamford, NY.

April 18, 2018
The Museum of Natural and Cultural History in Eugene Oregon presents: A World of Bells with Augusta Read Thomas and members of Third Coast Percussion.

Third Coast Percussion

April 19, 2018
Premiere of co-commissioned SONOROUS EARTH for percussion quartet and orchestra by the Eugene Symphony conducted by Francesco Lecce-Chong and Grammy-winning Third Coast Percussion on a subscription concert at Eugene’s Hult Center for the Performing Arts.

April 21, 2018
Vancouver New Music presents Third Coast Percussion performing RESOUNDING EARTH scored for approximately 300 pieces of metal, featuring 120 bells from a wide variety of cultures and historical periods.

April 25, 2018
RESOUNDING EARTH Movement II (Prayer), by Third Coast Percussion at Southern Oregon University and Britt Festival – Ashland, OR. This composition is scored for approximately 300 pieces of metal, featuring 120 bells from a wide variety of cultures and historical periods.

April 26, 2018
PIANO ETUDES performed by Gloria Chien presented by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at Rose Studio, New York City.

April 27, 2018
CHI for string quartet by the Argus Quartet at Roosevelt University.

April 28, 2018
RESOUNDING EARTH (complete) by Third Coast Percussion in The Smithsonian’s Freer-Sackler Gallery – Washington, DC. This composition is scored for approximately 300 pieces of metal, featuring 120 bells from a wide variety of cultures and historical periods.

April 29, 2018
World Premiere of ACROBATS for flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, and piano premiered by Network for New Music on a concert to recognize Linda Reichert’s 33 years of leadership and vision as Artistic Director of Network for New Music. 1:30 PM at the Settlement Music School416 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA

April 29, 2018
INCANTATION for solo violin presented by “The Fifth Wave Collective"

May 2, 2018
PRAYER AND CELEBRATION for orchestra as performed by The Eureka Ensemble. Church of the Covenant, Boston, MA.

May 4, 2018 (7:30PM)
New York City Premiere of CHI for string quartet by the Argus Quartet at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center.

May 5, 2018
Chicago Premiere of BRIO for orchestra, Barbara Schubert conducting the DuPage Symphony Orchestra Wentz Concert Hall Naperville, Illinois.

May 6, 2018
CHI for string quartet performed by the Belka Quartet presented by the Cleveland Chamber Music Society at the First Unitarian Church in Shaker Heights, Cleveland, OH

May 8, 2018
CHI for string quartet performed by the Belka Quartet at Cleveland Institute of Music in Kulas Hall.

May 11, 2018
!HOPE for TTTBB male choir performed (this is the world premiere of the TTTBB version) by the Constellation Ensemble in Vail Chapel Evanston, Ill.

May 12, 2018
!HOPE for TTTBB male choir performed (this is the world premiere of the TTTBB version) by the Constellation Ensemble in Vail Chapel Evanston, Ill.

May 19 & 20, 2018
Midwest Premiere of RADIANT CIRCLES for orchestra performed by the Milwaukee Symphony, Ken-David Masur, conducting.

May 25, 2018
World Premiere of RIPPLE EFFECTS for carillon in celebration of Elizabeth J.L.Davenport’s 10 years as Dean of the Chapel. Premiered by Joey Brink (and several assistant Carillonneurs) at Rockefeller Chapel in Chicago.

May 29, 2018
The Naples Philharmonic Chamber Series presents PILGRIM SOUL for English Horn and two violins at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd.

May 31, 2018
Canadian Premiere of SELENE for percussion quartet and string quartet performed by TorQ Percussion Quartet and the Penderecki String Quartet at the Open Ears Festival in Kitchener, Ontario

May 31, 2018
HELIX SPIRALS for string quartet performed by the Parker Quartet presented at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge, MA on a program celebrating Matthew Meselson.

May 31, 2018
RUMI SETTINGS for violin and cello performed by the Zafa Collective members Hannah Christiansen and Audrey Q Snyder at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago, IL.

June 2, 2018
OF BEING IS A BIRD (Emily Dickinson Settings) for soprano and chamber orchestra performed at the Library of Congress by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, XXXX, solo soprano; Gil Rose, conducting.

June 4, 2018
SCAT for ensemble performed by Picosa live at WFMT Radio.

June 5, 2018
CHI for string quartet performed by the Spektral Quartet at Miller Theater, New York City. The Spektral Quartet co-commissioned, premiered, recorded for Nimbus Records, and toured this composition and are treasured and exemplary collaborators.

June 7, 2018
CHANT for saxophone and piano performed by Brandon Quarles, saxophone and Liz Ames, piano at Northwestern University’s Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall, Chicago.

June 8, 2018
CHI for string quartet (movement #2, AURA) performed by the Spektral Quartet at the University of Chicago Honorands Dinner

June 17, 2018
QI for 4 percussionists playing two marimbas performed by Third Coast Percussion at Constellation, Chicago, IL.

June 17, 2018
JEU D'ESPRIT performed by the Fifth House Ensemble on their Fresh Inc Festival

June 21, 2018
World Premiere of YOUR KISS for soprano and piano, text by E. E. Cummings, premiered by Claire Booth, Soprano and Andrew Matthews-Owen, Piano, St John’s Smith Square, London SW1P

June 21, 2018
SCAT for ensemble, and CAPRICCI for flute and Clarinet and Various works performed by Picosa at Concept Labs (12:00PM) and DePaul (2:30PM) for Make Music Chicago.

June 30, 2018
World Premiere of the chamber orchestra version of PLEA FOR PEACE for flute, oboe, trumpet and string orchestra, Gerard Schwarz, conducting the Eastern Music Festival Orchestra in Greensboro, NC.

June 30, 2018
Chicago Premiere of the TWO THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PIANO performed by Daniel Pesca at the PianoForte Foundation

AUGUST 7, 2018
SCAT for ensemble performed by Picosa at the Rush Hour Concert Series, Chicago, IL.

August 9-12, 2018
Distinguished Guest Composer at the Nation Flute Association National Convention in Orland Florida.

AUGUST 10, 2018
World Premiere of DAWN BIRDS for solo piccolo premiered by the winner of The National Flute Association’s 2018 Piccolo Artist Competition. The competition takes place at the annual convention of The National Flute Association in Orlando, Florida.

September, 2018
VIOLIN CONCERTO #4 Janet Sung soloist, William Boughton conducting, in Jyvaskyla, Finland.

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018
UK Premiere of BRIO for orchestra BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Dausgaard in Glasgow, Scotland

SEPTEMBER 23, 2018
BRIO for orchestra BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Dausgaard in Edinburgh, Scotland.

OCTOBER 5, 2018
Portrait Concert at the Venice Biennale IN MY SKY AT TWILIGHT for solo soprano and chamber orchestra and SILVER CHANTS THE LITANIES for solo horn and chamber orchestra will be performed by the Orchestra Haydn Di Bolzano, Giulia Bolcato solo soprano, Roberto Miele solo horn, Tito Ceccherini conductor, in Venice, Italy at the Teatro alle Tese in Venice. Ivan Fedele, Director of Music.

OCTOBER 11, 2018
SELENE for percussion quartet and nine winds performed at the Eastman School of Music, Brad Lubman, conducting. (Originally composed for percussion quartet and string quartet, this arrangement for winds was made and premiered by conductor and arranger Cliff Colnot.)

OCTOBER 27, 2018
BRIO for orchestra performed by the Curtis Orchestra at another local University (TBD) in Philadelphia.

OCTOBER 28, 2018
BRIO for orchestra performed by the Curtis Orchestra at the Kimmel Center, Philadelphia.