I’ve got another busy fall season lined up so I thought I would share some details:
September saw the introduction of Orlando’s first event featuring new music. The Accidental Music Festival (curated by F.C. Belt) featured a premiere of my new multi-percussion and electronics composition, titled Concertante, as part of the Chamber Music concert on 9/8. I also performed Juan Trigos‘ Ricercare VI (with guitar soloist Dieter Hennings) as part of the AMF Chamber Orchestra on 9/11 at Timucua. This is an incredible piece and I highly recommend checking out Juan’s music.
On Wednesday I head up to Syracuse, NY for a couple performances of Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians. The ensemble and performance is being organized by percussionist Rob Bridge, composer Marc Mellits, and the Society for New Music in Syracuse. Concerts are Friday, 9/16 (some time in the morning) in Storer Auditorium and on Saturday, 9/17 at 5:00 p.m. in Everson Museum. More details can be found here. Additional performance of the Reich are planned for Dallas (SMU) in November and here in Orlando (UCF) in the spring.
October brings the first of two UCF Percussion Ensemble concerts this semester. We are working on a recording project with the group so each performance coincides with a recording session on the following day (stay tuned for more details on the project). The October concert is on Saturday the 15th at 8:00 p.m. in the Rehearsal Hall Auditorium and it will include works by Roldan, Ohana, Shostokovich, and Tcherpnin (see a theme here?).
My faculty recital will be on October 25 at 8:00 p.m. in the UCF Rehearsal Hall Auditorium. This is a collaborative performance and features duets with colleagues George Weremchuk (alto saxophone), Nora Lee Garcia (flute), Johnny Pherigo (horn), Jamie Strefeler (oboe), Laurel Stanton (cello), and Jeff Moore (percussion). More details coming soon. Following the 10/25 recital will be a performance of the same pieces in downtown Winter Park at Casa Feliz historic museum on 10/30.
November brings our second Percussion Ensemble concert (11/4 at 8:00 p.m. in the RH Auditorium) and a second recording session on the following day. More on the recording project in a future post. The Percussive Arts Society Convention comes the following week in Indianapolis, IN.
Finishing up the year, in December I will perform with the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Wind Symphony (under the direction of maestro Shawn Barat) at the 2011 Midwest Clinic in Chicago, IL. We will perform a version of George Hamilton Green’s Charleston Capers for wind ensemble, mallet quartet, and xylophone soloist (a tradition of the D.A. ensemble at Midwest).
Hope to see many of you out at some upcoming performance. Many thanks of your support.