Michael Harley

Bassoonist and Teacher


Nov
15
7:30 PM19:30

Muhly Concerto - World Premiere

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.

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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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Apr
10
7:30 PM19:30

Richard Greener Tribute Concert

  • School of Music Recital Hall, University of South Carolina (map)
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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.

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Sep
23
8:00 PM20:00

10,000 Birds

Alarm Will Sound performs John Luther Adams's gorgeous tapestry of birdsong and animal noises at Laumeier Sculpture Park, a 105-acre open-air museum and park with more than 60 sculptures in Sunset Hills, MO.

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Sep
19
7:30 PM19:30

Faculty Bassoon Recital

  • Recital Hall, University of South Carolina School of Music (map)
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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.

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Sep
1
7:30 PM19:30

WindsX2

  • A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall, East Carolina University (map)
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The USC wind faculty teams up with the East Carolina University winds for an encore of our April 2017 performance at the Columbia Art Museum, this time at ECU in Greenville, NC.  Works by Raff, Garner, and Piazzolla. 

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