A special concert featuring the world premiere of new works by composers and Imani Winds members Valerie Coleman and Jeff Scott. These pieces take and 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.
Two Carolina wind faculty join forces: Eastern Carolina University joins us in Columbia to perform works for double woodwind quintet. Included will be David K. Garner's dapplegray, which uses as source material (and playback) a Lomax recording of the lullaby "All the Pretty Horses.
Steve Reich's multi-media opera from 1993, with libretto by his wife, Beryl Kortot. "The Cave" refers to the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, where Abraham and Sarah are supposedly buried -- a place sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians. I've got a singing and keyboards role in this one; no bassoon.
I'll be the guest bassoon artist-clinician at WMU's annual double reed festival. I'm thrilled to join my former teacher, Wendy Rose, back in Kalamazoo! The final concert begins at 5:15pm.
The nation's leading wind quintet returns to USC for the spring portion of their 2016-17 residency. Included will be chamber music masterclasses, masterclasses with individual applied studios, recordings and performances of new works by USC student composers. The final concert (Feb. 23, 7:30pm) will include a performance of Jeff Scott's arrangement of Piazzola's Libertango for double wind quintet, Imani and USC wind faculty.