Martin Bresnick: Handwork for Two Pianos

Bresnick’s expanded modalities canvassed a 12-tone language that was never austere, never arrogant. Artful use of sostenuto pedal (III) created watercolours of layered overtones, ringing out into the silences like white space in a painting. Reminiscent of Messiaen’s organ music, Bresnick’s work evoked spaces of churches – sotto voce utterances surfaced and disappeared again, like conversations heard from the back of pews.

–Judith Crispin, CityNews (May 23, 2018)

In Memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Undine Smith Moore

The 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination will be commemorated on March 4th. In conjunction with Black History Month (February) and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (the third Monday in January), music institutions across the country are seeking to honor the forward-looking dreams of Dr. King in their early 2018 programs. One such programmatic choice is UNDINE SMITH MOORE‘s 16-section choral cantata on the life of Dr. King, Scenes from the Life of a Martyr (1981), which is receiving a well-deserved new life in the repertoire of American choruses and orchestras.
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WORLD PREMIERE

SAMUEL JONES
Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
(2017)

Duration: 24′
Orchestration: Solo Flute; 2(1st dbl. A.Fl./Picc., 2nd=Picc.) 2(2nd=E.H.) 2(2nd=B.Cl.) 2 – 2 2 0 1; Timp. Perc. Hp. Str.
Commission: Commissioned by Jeffrey Kahner and The Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director with the generous support of a group of donors led by Charles Staadecker
Premiere: January 5, 6, 2018. Jeffrey Kahner, flute; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor; Verizon Hall, Philadelphia, PA
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WORLD PREMIERE

JASON ECKARDT
Compression
(2017)

For Solo Trombone

Duration: 10′
Commission: Commissioned by Matt Barbier and William Lang.
Premiere: October 18, 2017. Matt Barbier, trombone; Cal Arts, Los Angeles, CA

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