The world premiere of a new concerto for bassoon and wind ensemble, Reliable Sources, by composer Nico Muhly. Part of a consortium commission including 19 other bassoonists and schools, we are thrilled to give the first performance of this major new work (which we will also record the day following the concert). Among many other accomplishments, Muhly is the youngest composer to have been commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera, and is currently having his second opera produced there.
A special concert featuring the world premiere of new works, "Glory" and "A Pioneer's Opus," by composers and Imani Winds members Valerie Coleman and Jeff Scott. These pieces take as their subject matter the life and ideas of Richard Greener, the first African-American graduate of Harvard and USC's first African-American professor.
My faculty recital of mostly chamber music includes the world premieres of three pieces: Jesse Jones's "Yonder," for bassoon, violin, viola, cello, and piano; John Fitz Rogers's "Still Life With Shadow" for flute, bassoon, and piano; and Mandy Fang's "Lament" for solo bassoon. I'm incredibly honored to play these new works by Jesse, a friend and former colleague, now at Oberlin; and my wonderful friends and USC colleagues John and Mandy. Other works by Mark Mellits and Carl Schimmel. Special thanks to the superb and dynamic NYC-based cellist and DeCoda leader Claire Bryant for staying around in SC following a nearby concerto performance to join us for this concert!
Performers: Michael Harley, bassoon; Phillip Bush, piano; Jennifer Parker-Harley, flute; Ari Streisfeld, violin; Daniel Sweaney, viola; Claire Bryant, cello; and Reed Hanna, bassoon.
Alarm Will Sound debuts 8 new works by Mizzou Composition Fellows.
Works by Dan Visconti (world premiere), Georg Friedrich Haas, Don Freund, Caleb Burhans, and Robert Sirota.
Recital with pianist Phillip Bush, featuring new works by Reginald Bain, Caleb Burhans, Stefan Freund, and Carl Schimmel (world premiere).
The New York premiere of John Luther Adams' ode to birdsong.