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Donna Fornier, Viola da gamba / Tracy Richardson, harpsichord
On Sunday, Sept. 18, at 2:00, Mélomanie presents “Up Close & Personal: The Viola da Gamba” with gambist Donna Fornier and harpsichordist Tracy Richardson. The program includes highly expressive baroque works, challenging new music by Mark Rimple, and my 3-movement Civilisation. The concert will be in the Wilmington Friends School Theater, an elegant modern space with perfect acoustics.
9/24/16 RAVEN THOUGHTS / ICELANDIC SONGS
Mélomanie & Eva Ingolf, violin
On Saturday, Sept. 24, 7:30 PM, Mélomanie and guest artist, Icelandic violinist Eva Ingolf, perform at the Smyrna Opera House, Smyrna, DE. The program includes baroque classics, Angico by Brazilian composer Sergio Roberto de Oliveira, and my Raven Thoughts for solo violin and Icelandic Songs, Sacred and Secular for Eva and the ensemble.
10/25/16 Companion Piece II - Rio de janeiro
Geisa Felipe & Erick Soares, Flutes
On Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 3:00 PM, flutists Geisa Felipe and Erick Soares will perform Companion Piece II at the Instituto Villa-Lobos - UNIRIO, the State University of Rio de Janeiro. Companion Piece II, a duo originally premiered in Rio by Laura Ronai and Tom Moore, uses the space in the hall to investigate the sonic possibilities of playing at maximum distance, medium distance, and close together. Music of Sergio Roberto de Oliveira and other Brazilian composers will also be on the program.
10/31/16 NONE OF THE ABOVE - UMass AMherst
Andy Stetson, trumpet / Becca Zeisler, piano
World premiere of None of the Above, Andrew Stetson, trumpet, and Becca Zeisler, piano, at Bezanson Recital Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Monday, Oct. 31 at 7:30 PM. This work, commissioned for Becca and Andy, is made up of four pieces: None of the Above; B, C, and D; Other (explain); and All of the Above.
11/1/16 NONE OF THE ABOVE - Boston university
Andy Stetson, Trumpet / Becca Zeisler, Piano
Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 8 PM, Andy Stetson and Becca Heisler repeat their recital at Marsh Chapel, Boston University, Boston MA.
11/5/16 RAVEN THOUGHTS / ICELANDIC SONGS - Delaware
Mélomanie & Eva Ingolf, Violin
Saturday, Nov. 5, at 3 PM at CAMP Rehoboth in Rehoboth Beach DE, Mélomanie reprises its concert with Icelandic Violinist Eva Ingolf. See the entry for 9/24/16, above.
11/9/16 NONE OF THE ABOVE - Texas Tech, Lubbock TX
Andy Stetson, trumpet / Becca zeisler, piano
Southwestern US premiere of None of the Above (see above) at 8 PM, Hemmie Recital Hall, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX.
11/12/16 RAVEN THOUGHTS for solo violin
Scandinavian Cultural Center, West Newton, MA
Eva Ingolf, Electric Violin / Benjamin Ickies, Accordion
"Elves, Trolls and the Last Dance," a program featuring Raven Thoughts (Hrafna Hugsanir), a solo piece written for Eva that she has played in NYC, DE, and across Iceland. Tickets $15. For details <CLICK HERE>.
11/13–18/16 ARIA & CAPRICCIO from Clavier Book 2
Universities in Va, de, & pa
Martin Jones, piano
Acclaimed British pianist Martin Jones’ recital features two pieces from my Clavier Book 2. The program includes works of Mendelssohn, Debussy, and Rachmaninov, as well as new works from Byron Petty, Jennifer Margaret Barker, Kent Holliday, Christopher Cook, and Bruce Mahin. These concerts are part of a MahinMedia project in which Mr. Jones performs music of selected American composers by region (in this case, the Mid Atlantic) and records them on the PnOVA label. Dates and venues listed below:
Sunday, 11/13, 3 PM, Wilson Hall / Concert Hall, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
Monday, 11/14, 7:30 PM, Recital Salon, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Tuesday, 11/15, 8 PM, Music and Theatre Hall, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA
Wednesday, 11/16, 8 PM, Gore Recital Hall, Univeristy of Delaware, Newark, DE
Friday, 11/18, 1 PM, Rock Hall Auditorium, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
11/21/16 Wind tunnels - West Chester U., PA
PLEASE NOTE! The concert will not include Wind Tunnels, which has been postponed to a later concert, probably this spring. The rest of this fine concert will proceed as planned.
Monday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 PM in the Philips Autograph Library of West Chester University, West Chester PA, the faculty woodwind quintet, Quintsylvania Winds, will include Wind Tunnels on their program. The performance will feature a new final movement.
1/22/17 HIGH OCTANE - Widener U., Philadelphia
Sunday, Jan. 22, 3 PM at Widener University, Philadelphia, renowned new-music octet Relâche performs High Octane as well and the Creamer Etudes of Scottish composer Gavin Bryars (billed as two of the ensemble’s most successful commissions), along with new music by Christopher McGlumphy to accompany Max Linder’s silent comedy film “Be My Wife.”
2/5/7 HIGH OCTANE - Penn Museum, philadelphia
Sunday, Feb. 5, 3 PM Relâche repeats Jan. 22 its program (see above) at the Penn Museum on South Street in Philadelphia.
5/14/17 ULTRAVIOLET - Wilmington DE
Mélomanie & Chris Hanning, Percussion
Sunday, May 14 at 2 PM, at the Delaware Contemporary (formerly the DCCA) in Wilmington DE, Mélomanie is joined by virtuoso percussionist Chris Hanning to perform Ultraviolet along with baroque classics.
5/21/17 ULTRAVIOLET - Smyrna DE
Mélomanie & Chris Hanning, Percussion
Sunday, May 17 at 2 PM, Mélomanie and Chris Hanning reprise their May 21 concert (see above) at the Smyrna Opera House in Smyrna DE