"clever, funky, jazzy and virtuosic"
Daily Gazette, Geraldine Freeman

The music of American composer Andrea Reinkemeyer “offers a luminous glimpse of the next world” (Fanfare Magazine) as it “explores a reverent sound world that hovers just above the brink of silence” (Second Inversion), using “spare, melancholy passages to traverse a complex emotional landscape” (Eugene Weekly) “from reverence and supplication to mournfulness despair” (textura).

Featured Work

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LARGE ENSEMBLES: ORCHESTRA

2023

Mars: Curiosity and Perseverance

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Toledo Symphony Orchestra has commissioned nine new planet pieces from members of the ADJective New Music Collective.

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"Andrea's submissions stood out among the rest due to her strong musical voice,
lyrical and sophisticated writing and excellent craftsmanship
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Upcoming Events

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March 16-17, 2024

From Cycles of Eternity

In Mulieribus with Arwen Myers, soprano
In Mulieribus

Our Spring program contemplates the mysteries of time and eternity through music and texts to touch our hearts and unite us across time and space. The program will feature the complete performance of Oregon composer Andrea Reinkemeyer’s haunting Cycles of Eternity, as recorded on IM’s recent album. Soprano Arwen Myers joins IM for this special program.

March 16, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
March 17, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.

The Madeleine Parish
3123 NE 24th Ave.
Portland, OR

Portland, Oregon
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March 22-23, 2024

Premiere performances

MARS: Curiosity & Perseverance

A. Trudel conducts Toledo Symphony

In the spring of 2024, Toledo will be in the direct viewing path of a total solar eclipse. To celebrate this phenomenon, the Toledo Symphony has commissioned ADJ*ective New Music – a composers’ collective with ties to Toledo – to compose a suite of new planets. Paired with Gustav Holts’ Planets with stunning visuals from KV 265, this program explores both the scientific mysteries of space and our planets and the human imagination of what lies beyond our world.

Toledo, OH/USA
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Featured Video

Red Flame for Flute and Marimba (2021)

Red Flame for Flute and Marimba (2021)

Red Flame for Flute and Marimba (2021) was commissioned by Dr. Abigail Sperling with support from the Oregon Arts Commission. This piece draws inspiration from three bird species found in Oregon, notable for their vibrant red markings and precarious position on conservation watchlists: rfous hummingbird (selasphorus rufus), Anna's humminbird (calypte anna), and ferruginous hawk (buteo regalis). In nature, bright colors often signal a warning to predators, however, these birds were chosen as a warning for humans who must take meaningful action on climate change to protect ourselves and these beautiful animals. — Andrea Reinkemeyer

Alexis Evers, Flute; Florian Conzetti, marimba