Michael Harley

Bassoonist and Teacher

Oct
21
7:30 PM19:30

University of Missouri

A concert with pianist Phillip Bush, featuring works from my newly-released album, Come Closer (New Focus Recordings). Wonderful new pieces by Carl Schimmel, Caleb Burhans, Reg Bain, Mandy Fang, and Mizzou composition faculty member Stefan Freund.

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Oct
22
7:30 PM19:30

Illinois State University

  • Kemp Recital Hall, Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts (map)
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Midwest tour stop #2! With pianist Phillip Bush, featuring works from my newly-released album, Come Closer (New Focus Recordings). Wonderful new pieces by Stefan Freund, Caleb Burhans, Reg Bain, Mandy Fang, and Mizzou composition faculty member Carl Schimmel.

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Oct
25
7:30 PM19:30

University of Kansas

  • Swarthout Recital Hall, University of Kansas (map)
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Midwest Tour stop #3! With pianist Phillip Bush, featuring works from my newly-released album, Come Closer (New Focus Recordings). Wonderful new pieces by Carl Schimmel, Caleb Burhans, Reg Bain, Mandy Fang, and Stefan Freund.

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Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

CD Release Recital

The official CD release celebration in Columbia, with pianist Phillip Bush! Works by Freund, Schimmel, and my wonderful faculty colleagues John Fitz Rogers, Reg Bain, and Mandy Fang. This concert will also be a fundraiser for Bassoons in Schools, which provides free bassoon lessons (taught by UofSC students) to area middle and high school students.

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Mar
1
8:00 PM20:00

Alarm Will Sound: Strangers in Many Ways

  • The Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries (map)
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Music by our beloved horn player, Matt Marks, who passed away suddenly in May following a performance, as well as the world premiere of a new piece by Michael Harrison. Matt’s theatrical work, Strangers in Many Ways, was created for AWS, the LA Philharmonic, and the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and was left unfinished at his death. We’ll be playing the portions Matt completed, which offer three snapshots of an American family.

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Nov
15
7:30 PM19:30

Muhly Concerto - World Premiere

The world premiere of a new concerto for bassoon and orchestral winds, Reliable Sources, by composer Nico Muhly. Part of a consortium commission including 19 bassoonists and schools, the UofSC Wind Ensemble, led by Scott Weiss, and I 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.

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Nov
5
to Nov 8

RESIDENCY AT PEABODY CONSERVATORY

  • Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University (map)
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A four-day residency at Peabody with Alarm Will Sound. Includes two concerts and masterclasses. Rep includes the Ligeti piano concerto and the world premiere of a new violin concerto by composer Oscar Bettison, Pale Icons of Night.

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