The Howard Hanson Institute for American Music
HHIAM Commissions, 1996 – Present
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra for Stephen Geber, Eastman ’65, principal cellist, Cleveland Orchestra. Premiere with the Eastman Philharmonia, October 1998, Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor.
Brahmsiana: A Celebration for 8 Horns in F, premiere at the 27th International Horn Workshop, Eastman School of Music, June 8, 1997, Eastman Horn Choir, Samuel Adler, conductor.
Four Seascapes, a work for chorus and orchestra. Commissioned in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Sibley Music Library. Premiered by the Eastman Philharmonia, Eastman School of Music, October 2004.
Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra, written for Clifford Leaman. Premiere at the 12th World Saxophone Congress, Montreal, July 5, 2000, by Mr. Leaman and the Orchestre Symphonique de Laval, Louis Lavigueur, conductor.
Song cycle on texts of various American poets for bass-baritone, viola, and guitar, in progress: Songs and Asides About Love.
Song for piano, trumpet and saxophone. Premiered in 1997 at the Eastman School of Music.
Night Mass, for orchestra. Premiered on May 22, 2003 by Eos Orchestra at the Ethical Cultural Society, New York, NY.
Quintet for Piano and Strings, in memory of Anne Messinger, a close friend of the composer’s mother. Premiere at the Metropolitan Museum, New York City, March 1999,Ying Quartet, Gilbert Kalish, piano.
Concertpiece for Multiple French Horns (in 6 parts), premiere at the 27th International Horn Workshop, Eastman School of Music, June 8, 1997, Eastman Horn Choir, Samuel Adler, conductor.
The Village Street Quartet, work for string quartet as part of the Ying Quartet LifeMusic Series, 2000.
Concerto for Guitar. Premiere performance by Nicholas Goluses with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, November 2005.
Work for string quartet as part of the Ying Quartet LifeMusic Series, 2005.
|Frazier, J. Todd||
Buffalo Altar, Texas Symphony, for orchestra and narrator. Premiere May 2000, at the Wortham Center, Houston, Barry Corbin, narrator.
The Hill has Something to Say, based on a poem by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rita Dove, for soprano, piano and amphora. Premiere in Rochester, New York, December 15, 1999, Renee Fleming, soprano, Richard Bado, piano. “Amphora” is an electronic soundscape inspired by and based on the following part of Rita Dove’s poem: Instead the valley groans as the wind Amphoric…
Full-length opera The Greater Good, or the Passion of Boule de Suif to be premiered in Summer 2006 at Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown, NY.
Symphony #2 (2000), premiere by The Florida Orchestra, Lahja Ling, conductor, February 2000. Dedicated “to Donald Engle, Jeff Woodruff, and my student friends.”
Southern Harmony, work for string quartet as part of the Ying Quartet LifeMusic Series, 2003.
Concerto #1 for piano and orchestra in three movements, dedicated to pianist Barry Snyder. Rochester premiere is scheduled for concert season 2006-07 with the Eastman Philharmonia.
Tilt, an overture written to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Premiere on January 15, 1998, by the RPO. Co-commissioned with the RPO Board.
Work for string quartet as part of the Ying Quartet LifeMusic series, 2004.
Three American Hymns for String Quartet, work for string quartet as part of the Ying Quartet LifeMusic Series, 2001.
The Moon Singer, a children’s opera. Premiere on July 12, 1998 at the Brevard Music Festival, Jonathan Field, dramatic director, John Greer, music director.
Sonata for Violin and Organ. Premiere on January 16, 2000, at the Basilica Sant’ Anselmo in Rome, Pia Terndrup, violin, Kathrine Handford, organ. Second performance in St. Paul, Minnesota, on February 20, 2000.
Northern Light, a work written to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Premiere on January 29 and 31, 1998, Peter Bay, conductor. Subsequent performances with the RPO, Christopher Seaman, conductor, on October 1 and 3, 1998; and by the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra on tour in Germany in March of 1998. Co-commission with the RPO board.
Original work for string quartet, part of the Ying Quartet LifeMusic series, partially commissioned by Astrid & John Baumgardner in honor of their 30th wedding anniversary and the Ying Quartet, in progress.
Original work for string quartet and “hyperscore” electronics. World premiere of the work to be performed by the Ying Quartet during the Fall 2005 La Jolla Chamber Music Series.
Quaerere et Invenire, work for piano and small wind ensemble. Premiered at the Inauguration of University of Rochester President Joel Seligman, October, 2005.
Inscape, orchestral songs, written for Thomas Paul, bass, and the Eastman Philharmonia. Premiere of version titled, “Out ofInscape,” April 3, 1998, David Effron, conductor.
Pilgrimage, an overture written to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Premiere on December 4, 1997, by the RPO. Co-commission with the RPO Board.
Work for solo piano, for Barry Snyder of the Eastman School of Music, 2004.
Love Letters, original work for string quartet, part of the Ying Quartet LifeMusic series, 2000.
Millennium Canons, work for large orchestra. Premiered on June 19, 200l by the Boston Pops Orchestra, Kenneth Lockhart, conductor.
Dark Vigil of Youth, string quartet for the Ying Quartet. Premiere Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Market Square Concerts, September 18, 1999.
Unending Lightening, premiered by the Eastman Wind Ensemble on February 8, 2002.
String Quartet #3, original work for string quartet, part of the Ying Quartet LifeMusic Series, 2003.
Concerto for Piano and Wind Ensemble, honoring Frederick Fennell. Premiere Eastman Wind Ensemble, Donald Hunsberger, conductor, Barry Snyder, piano, October 27, 1996.
Work for standard orchestra to be premiered by the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, December 2005.
United States: Seven Viewpoints for String Quartet, original work for string quartet, part of the Ying Quartet LifeMusic Series, 2003.
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, for Larry Combs, Eastman ’61, principal clarinet, Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Premiere scheduled in Chicago Spring, 2001, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor.
The Martyr, chamber opera to be premiered by the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players and the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne of Montreal Canada, in progress.
Crossover, a concerto for saxophone and wind ensemble. Premiere with the Eastman Wind Ensemble, 1998, David Demsey, saxophone.
Breakaway! An overture to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Premiere by the RPO on November 6, 1997. Co-commission with the RPO board.
AngelFire, for violin and orchestra for Ann Akiko Meyers. Premiere in November 2001, with Miss Meyers and the National Symphony Orchestra, JF Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.
In Memory’s Embrace, in memory of Lee Freeman, Sr. Premiere by the Eastman Philharmonia, Mark Gibson, conductor, October 26, 1996, Eastman Theatre. Co-commissioned with Northwestern University.
Nell’ombra, nella luce, String Quartet for the Cuarteto Latinamericano. Premiere Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, February 12, 2000.
Take It All for Jazz Ensemble. Premiere by the Hessischer Rundfunk (Frankfurt Radio Orchestra) Big Band in Germany, January 2000. Recorded on The Music of Fred Sturm by the same group, and also by the Eastman Jazz Ensemble.
Awakenings for symphonic band. Premiere at Kimball Recital Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, April 1998, and performed by the Wahoo (Nebraska) Public Concert Band and Bishop Neumann Concert Band, Joann Couton, director.
|Thomas, Augusta Read||
Conquering the Fury of Oblivion, a theatrical oratorio in honor of the 75th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. Premiere Rochester, New York, Emily Freeman Brown, conductor, with Almeta Whitis, narrator. Text by Leslie Dunton-Downer.
Concertino for Orchestra, a piece to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, premiere by the RPO on May 21, 1998. Co-commission with the RPO board.
Silver Litanies, written for the Eastman Musica Nova, premiere by Musica Nova at The Cooper Union in New York City, February 2000.
Eagle at Sunrise Work for string quartet, part of the Ying Quartet LifeMusic Series, 2001.
Corner in Manhattan, string quartet for the Ying Quartet. Premiere Rochester, New York, Ranlet Concert Series, February 13, 2000.
Piece for Eastman Wind Ensemble for the 150th Anniversary of the University of Rochester. Premiere October 2000, Rochester, New York.
Processional for Jim Undercofler, for horn choir, premiere April 1998, Eastman Theatre, Eastman Horn Choir, Peter Kurau, conductor.
Transitions, an overture to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, premiere by the RPO on September 25, 1997, co-commission with the RPO board.
Concerto for solo trumpet and wind ensemble. Premiere performance to be performed by Frank Campos and the Eastman Wind Ensemble, Mark Scatterday, conductor, 2004-05 season.
Foils, work for full orchestra to be premiered by the Eastman Philharmonia on October 21, 2006 as part of the Eastman School of Music Alumni Weekend celebration.
At the Kansas City Chinese New Year Concert, work for string quartet, part of the Ying Quartet LifeMusic Series, 2002.
Work for string quartet, part of the Ying Quartet LifeMusic Series, in progress.
Format at the composer’s discretion, in progress.