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PREMIERE PERFORMANCE: Hustle and Bustle for Concert Band (2021)

Sunday, May 1, 2022 - 2 p.m. (link)

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Kansas City, Missouri

MID AMERICA FREEDOM BAND >>

Dr. Lee Hartman, director


Commissioned for the Sleigh Rides Old and New Project:
"Whether titled sleigh ride, troika, schlittenfahrt, or galop, the holiday season brings an avalanche of pieces with sleigh bells and dashing-through-the-snow clip-clops. The history of musical sleigh rides stretches back to the Baroque era with countless composers contributing to the genre. MAFB takes it a step further and has commissioned a cadre of today’s best and brightest composers to contribute their own take on a sleigh ride to continue this novelty genre’s legacy. Be there with bells on!"

COMPOSER RESIDENCY
with the LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF BANDS

Two works were selected through the LSU Inclusive Repertoire Initiative >>

PERFORMANCE: Smoulder for Wind Ensemble (2019)

Monday, April 25, 2022

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WINDS:
Dr. Simon Holoweiko, Associate Director of Bands >>

PERFORMANCE: 1. Tangential Tango from Dos Danzas for Concert Band (2010)

Thursday, April 28, 2022

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND:
Dr. Kelvin Jones, Assistant Director of Bands >>

PERFORMANCE: Wings to Air for Flute (2013)

April 9, 2022 at 8 p.m.
Symphony Space Performing Arts Center
New York, NY USA
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Live stream and in person
Chosen for performance through a call for scores
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PROGRAM:
Andrea REINKEMEYER
Wings to Air
Jimmy KACHULIS
Circle Round
Anna-Louise WALTON
Marble
Anruo CHENG
Three Miniature Paintings
Nick DEMOS
Tonoi VI
Nnirmali FENN
Scratches of the Wind

NEW YORK CITY CONTEMPORARY MUSIC SYMPOSIUM (NYCCMS)
Jonah Murphy, flute

PREMIERE PERFORMANCE: Smoulder for Orchestra (2021)

Sunday, March 6, 2022 - 7:30 p.m.
Spring Concert -
In Characters of Fire
Newmark Theatre (Portland, Oregon)

METROPOLITAN YOUTH SYMPHONY >>
Dr. Raúl Gómez Rojas, conductor

  • World premiere of Rhythms in Motion a work by The Authentic Voice composer Rohan Srinivasan, a 2021 graduate of Sunset High school who now attends the Juilliard School of Music in New York City.

  • Smoulder, by Andrea Reinkemeyer (b. 1976). This American composer’s work has been described as “clever, funky, jazzy and virtuosic” (Detroit News, Daily Gazette). Dr. Reinkemeyer serves as Associate Professor of Music Composition & Theory at Linfield University, and her piece Smoulder evokes the devastation of forest fires and other ominous signs of climate change.

  • Symphony No.1, Afro-American, by William Grant Still (1895 – 1978). Written in 1930, this was the first symphony by a Black composer to be performed by a major orchestra — the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in 1931. The symphony boldly combines the conventions of jazz, blues and spirituals with the classic tradition.

  • A performance by MYS’ Concerto Competition winner.

Tickets are also available on the Portland’5 website.