Michael Harley

Bassoonist and Teacher


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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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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