Clarinova
Mar
31
8:00 pm20:00

Clarinova

  • Chapel of the Venerable Bede

My work Improvisations VI: Just Plane and Natural will be premiered by Leslie Miller on clarinet. The piece incorporates planing, natural overtone series, and consequently just intonation by manipulating the sound of the instrument through electronics. 

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Atlantic Music Festival Contemporary Ensemble
Jul
16
3:00 pm15:00

Atlantic Music Festival Contemporary Ensemble

  • Lorimer Chapel

As part of the Atlantic Music Festival (AMF), strengthen the body/enliven the soul will be premiered by the AMF Contemporary Ensemble.  This piece refers to the following scripture:

"Yea, all things which come of the earth, in the season thereof, are made for the benefit and the use of man, both to please the eye and to gladden the heart; Yea, for food and for raiment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen the body and to enliven the soul."

Doctrine and Covenants 59:18-19

Nature and what comes from it has the power to strengthen and enliven us.

Wend Your Way, premiered by Seth Carlson, organist
May
29
8:00 pm20:00

Wend Your Way, premiered by Seth Carlson, organist

  • First Evangelical Covenant Church

Seth Carlson premieres our American Guild of Organists Student Commissioning Project piece, Wend Your Way.  The piece is based on the Latter-day Saint hymn "Come, Come Ye Saints." also popular in many other Christian churches.  My piece traces a journey through hardships and trials to victory and triumph over four sections.  It will be premiered two more times over the summer.

New American Voices
Apr
20
8:00 pm20:00

New American Voices

  • Gusman Concert Hall

My setting of Rubén Darío's poem Tarde del Trópico, a finalist for the 2016 New American Voices Competition will be performed by Tony Boutte! 

Update: Tarde del trópico won the 2016 New American Voices Competition!  

Dylan Findley, Morgan Denney, and Monte Taylor in Concert
Apr
9
8:00 pm20:00

Dylan Findley, Morgan Denney, and Monte Taylor in Concert

Joint recital concert featuring the my performance of and premiere of Improvisations V: Two-Track Mind and a performance of Romance Sonámbulo.

Performing on the concert:

Romance Sonámbulo: Ryan Gardner, baritone, Elena Blyskal, soprano, Andy Eshbach, oboe, Kevin Gregory, bass clarinet, Josh Schwartz, horn, Dana Kaufman, synthesized harp, Javier Chacon, viola, Ryan Hecker, glockenspiel.  

Improvisations V: Dylan Findley (me). clarinet

Stone in Hand: A Concert
Jan
15
8:00 pm20:00

Stone in Hand: A Concert

  • Chapel of the Venerable Bede (Episcopal Chapel)

Featuring two premieres, Stone in Hand is my first full concert in Miami.  I organized the concert to specifically premiere Julia Lougheed's commission Stone in Hand: Dramatized Parables for Oboe, Clarinet, and Chimes.  Julia will be performing on clarinet for the concert.  

The set list is as follows (all are Florida premieres):

RF ISOLATION: Faraday Cage

Thoughtsketches

Oh, That Light! (world premiere)

--Intermission--

Six Sax Pieces

Stone in Hand (world premiere)

Performing on this concert: Julia Lougheed (clarinet), Sara Arevalo (violin), Paige Towsey (violin), Lauren Miller (viola), Laura Jacyna (cello), Lee Seidner (clarinet), Andy Eshbach (oboe), Daniel Velasco (flute), Brandon Guillen (horn), Jordan Bidwell (bassoon), Matt Taylor (saxophone), Cynthia Burgess (percussion), Dana Kaufman (voice), John Harris (piano), and Monte Taylor (guitar).

 

Florida ElectroAcoustic Student Festival (FEASt Festival)
Nov
7
7:30 pm19:30

Florida ElectroAcoustic Student Festival (FEASt Festival)

  • FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall

My piece Improvisations IV: An Appeal to the [SOUND] Masses will receive its third performance at the FEASt festival.  Being open instrumentation, this piece has been performed on clarinet and bassoon.  The instrumentation this time will be revealed as the concert comes closer!

Society of Composers Inc.
Sep
23
8:00 pm20:00

Society of Composers Inc.

  • Clarke Recital Hall, University of Miami

Brian McKee will perform my work Improvisations IV: An Appeal to the [SOUND] Masses on bassoon.  Being a work that leaves a lot of decisions to the performer, it should be a very different piece from its premiere in a compelling way.