Selected Events

2022

MARCH 2, 2022
World Premiere of DANCE MOBILE for 13 player or chamber orchestra. Commissioned by the Howard Hanson Institute for American Music in Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Eastman School of Music; premiered by Brad Lubman conducting the ESM Musica Nova, Rochester, NY

MARCH 4 & 5, 2022
THE AUDITIONS a ballet performed by Martha Graham Dance Company, Janet Eilber, Artistic Director, Troy Schumacher Choreographer, and the Santa Fe Symphony presented by Santa Fe Ballet in the Lensic Performing Arts Center. Program to include Copland's Appalachian Spring.

MARCH 12, 2022
WORLD PREMIERE of GWENDOLYN BROOKS SETTINGS for Treble Chorus and Orchestra. Text by Gwendolyn Brooks. World premiere by Anima – Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus and the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Stilian Kirov, conducting, Charles Sundquist, Chorus, Director. This commission and associated activities are partially supported by a 2019 grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and Illinois Humanities.

Gwendolyn Brooks

March 13, 2022
World Premiere of FAR PAST WAR for large chorus and orchestra, text by Cammy Thomas, commissioned and premiered by the Cathedral Choral Society of Washington, D.C., conducted by Steven Fox in the Washington National Cathedral. Made possible by the William Remsen Strickland Endowment Fund “to remember the concerts of the Cathedral Choral Society during World War II.”

MARCH 19, 2022
SECOND PERFORMANCE of WORLD PREMIERE of GWENDOLYN BROOKS SETTINGS for Treble Chorus and Orchestra. Text by Gwendolyn Brooks. World premiere by Anima – Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus and the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Stilian Kirov, conducting, Charles Sundquist, Chorus, Director. This commission and associated activities are partially supported by a 2019 grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and Illinois Humanities

APRIL 2022
World Premiere of TOWARD A SECRET SKY, Poems on Love by Rūmī for light lyric soprano, SATB chorus and orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, Dr. Eric Stark, Artistic Director and Conductor.

Rolston String Quartet

APRIL 30, 2022
World Premiere of BASSOON CONCERTO for solo bassoon and wind ensemble, Nadina Mackie Jackson, solo bassoon, Dr. Paula Holcomb, conducting. Commissioned by SUNY Fredonia Wind Ensemble with additional support provided by Sorel Medallion in Recording, Sigma Alpha Iota, and Carnahan Jackson Grant.

May 1, 2022
World Premiere of MAGIC GARDENS for string quartet performed by Rolston String Quartet at the Perelman Theatre in the Kimmel Center during the celebrations of Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia’s 200th anniversary. This was commissioned by the McCollin Fund and the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia, Linda Reichert, President, in celebration of the organization’s Bicentennial.

MAY 5, 2022
WORDS OF THE SEA for orchestra, commissioned and premiered by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, conducting, performed by HR-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, Brad Lubman conducting, in Frankfurt.

HR-Sinfonieorchester, Frankfurt

MAY 9, 2022
WORDS OF THE SEA for orchestra, commissioned and premiered by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, conducting, performed by HR-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, Brad Lubman conducting, in Berlin.

MAY 10, 2022
WORDS OF THE SEA for orchestra, commissioned and premiered by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, conducting, performed by HR-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, Brad Lubman conducting, in Hamburg.

Dr. William Wiedrich, conducting the Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra.
Photo Credit: John Kusher

MAY 14, 2022
World Premiere of SUNBURST for orchestra by the Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, Dr. William Wiedrich, conducting. Commissioned by the Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, Dr. William Wiedrich, Music Director & Conductor. Dedicated to Dr. William Wiedrich for his lifelong commitment to inspiring young musicians to lead the future of classical music.

MAY 19-22, 2022
BRIO for orchestra performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Karina Canellakis conducting.

JUNE 2 - 5, 2022
BRIO for orchestra, Giancarlo Guerrero conducting Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN

JUNE 25 - JULY 2, 2022
President of the Jury, IRCAM, ManiFeste-2022, in partnership with the Orchestre national d’Île-de-France. Prizes include the 2022 Élan Award (from Musique en Liberté and Radio France); a co-commission from IRCAM and Orchestre national d’Île-de-France for a new piece for soloist, orchestra and electronics; and, during the 2022/2023 season, the Laureate will benefit of IRCAM studios and will work closely with an IRCAM computer-music designer on the electronics of one’s piece. This new piece with electronics will be performed during the Final concert of the Élan 2023 Competition.