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Southern Oregon University Recital Hall
Ashland, Oregon
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 - 8:00 PM
San Francisco's Friction Quartet perform composer Geoffrey Gordon's ABACISCUS, for string quartet, a work inspired by mosaics found primarily in the Villa Romana del Casale and the Piazza Vittoria de Palermo in Sicily which date from the early 4th century. (The fourth movement is inspired by a mosaic discovered near the Daphni Monastery in Athens, circa 1100 AD.)
Presenter: Oregon Center for the Arts
Gordon: Abaciscus (for string quartet)
Ensemble: Friction Quartet
Palais Montcalm
Québec City, Québec
Wednesday, 9 October 2019 - 7:30 PM
The Orchestre symphonique de Québec gives the world premiere performance of Geoffrey Gordon's PUCK - fleeing from the dawn, on a program with Beethoven and Mendelssohn, from the Palais Montcalm, Québec City, Québec, Canada. With guest conductor, Julien Masmondet.
Presenter: Orchestre Symphonique de Québec
Gordon: PUCK - fleeing from the dawn
Ensemble: Orchestre Symphonique de Québec
Conductor: Julien Masmondet
Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor"
Artist: Alain Lefèvre (Piano)
Ensemble: Orchestre Symphonique de Québec
Conductor: Julien Masmondet
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Suite
Ensemble: Orchestre Symphonique de Québec
Conductor: Julien Masmondet
Palais Montcalm: Salle Raoul-Jobin
Québec City, Québec
Wednesday, 9 October 2019 - 11:00 AM
The Orchestre symphonique de Québec gives the world premiere performance of Geoffrey Gordon's PUCK - fleeing from the dawn, on a program with Beethoven and Mendelssohn, from the Palais Montcalm, Québec City, Québec, Canada. With guest conductor, Julien Masmondet.
Presenter: Orchestre Symphonique de Québec
Gordon: PUCK - fleeing from the dawn
Ensemble: Orchestre Symphonique de Québec
Conductor: Julien Masmondet
Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor"
Artist: Alain Lefèvre (Piano)
Ensemble: Orchestre Symphonique de Québec
Conductor: Julien Masmondet
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Suite
Ensemble: Orchestre Symphonique de Québec
Conductor: Julien Masmondet
War Memorial Veterans Building
San Francisco, California
Sunday, 6 October 2019 - 2:00 PM
San Francisco's Friction Quartet perform composer Geoffrey Gordon's ABACISCUS, for string quartet, a work inspired by mosaics found primarily in the Villa Romana del Casale and the Piazza Vittoria de Palermo in Sicily which date from the early 4th century. (The fourth movement is inspired by a mosaic discovered near the Daphni Monastery in Athens, circa 1100 AD.)
Presenter: Intermusicsf
Gordon: Abaciscus (for string quartet)
Ensemble: Friction Quartet
H. Douglas Lee Chapel
DeLand, Florida
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 - 7:30 PM
Mezzo soprano Laura Kimmel, baritone Chadley Ballantyne and pianist Kristie Born perform composer Geoffrey Gordon's song cycle, Sonnets from Neruda, at Stetson University's Elizabeth Hall, Tuesday, September 17, 2019.
Presenter: Stetson University
Gordon: Sonnets from Neruda
Artists: Laura Kimmel (Mezzo Soprano); Chadley Ballantyne (Baritone); Kristie Born (Piano)
Old First Church
San Francisco, California
Friday, 16 August 2019 - 8:00 PM
San Francisco's Friction Quartet perform composer Geoffrey Gordon's ABACISCUS, for string quartet, a work inspired by mosaics found primarily in the Villa Romana del Casale and the Piazza Vittoria de Palermo in Sicily which date from the early 4th century. (The fourth movement is inspired by a mosaic discovered near the Daphni Monastery in Athens, circa 1100 AD.)
Presenter: Old First Concerts
Gordon: Abaciscus (for string quartet)
Ensemble: Friction Quartet
Museo "Antonino Salinas"
Palermo, Italy
Saturday, 18 May 2019 - 6:00 PM
Geoffrey Gordon's new work for double string quartet, La terre est bleue comme une orange, after the surrealist poem by Paul Eluard, will be premiered by the Wadi Ensemble, as an installation at the Museo Antonino Salinas, Palermo, Sicily, beginning on May 18, 2019.
Presenter: The Fondazione Merz
Gordon: La terre est bleue comme une orange
Ensemble: WADI Ensemble
Orchestra Hall
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Saturday, 27 April 2019 - 8:00 PM
The Minnesota Orchestra and music director Osmo Vänskä will give the US premiere performances of composer Geoffrey Gordon's Prometheus, a concerto for bass clarinet and orchestra, commissioned for the Minnesota Orchestra's own soloist, Tim Zavadil, inspired by the Franz Kafka treatment of the Greek legend, on a program which also includes works by Beethoven and Sibelius, at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis.
Presenter: Minnesota Orchestra
Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43
Ensemble: Minnesota Orchestra
Conductor: Osmo Vänskä
Gordon: Prometheus: a concerto for bass clarinet and orchestra after Kafka
Artist: Tim Zavadil (Bass Clarinet)
Ensemble: Minnesota Orchestra
Conductor: Osmo Vänskä
Sibelius: Tapiola, Op. 112
Ensemble: Minnesota Orchestra
Conductor: Osmo Vänskä
St. Petri Church
Malmö, Sweden
Saturday, 27 April 2019 - 1:00 PM
The Malmö Symphony Orchestra and conductor Marc Soustrot will give the Nordic premiere performances of composer Geoffrey Gordon's Prometheus, a concerto for bass clarinet and orchestra, commissioned for the Malmö Symphony's own soloist, Carl-Johan Stjernström, inspired by the Franz Kafka treatment of the Greek legend, on programs which also include works by Bruckner and Saint Saens.
Presenter: Malmö Symphony Orchestra
Gordon: Prometheus: a concerto for bass clarinet and orchestra after Kafka
Artist: Carl-Johan Stjernström (Clarinet)
Ensemble: Malmö Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Marc Soustrot
Saint-Saëns: Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ"
Ensemble: Malmö Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Marc Soustrot
Orchestra Hall
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Friday, 26 April 2019 - 8:00 PM
The Minnesota Orchestra and music director Osmo Vänskä will give the US premiere performances of composer Geoffrey Gordon's Prometheus, a concerto for bass clarinet and orchestra, commissioned for the Minnesota Orchestra's own soloist, Tim Zavadil, inspired by the Franz Kafka treatment of the Greek legend, on a program which also includes works by Beethoven and Sibelius, at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis.
Presenter: Minnesota Orchestra
Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43
Ensemble: Minnesota Orchestra
Conductor: Osmo Vänskä
Gordon: Prometheus: a concerto for bass clarinet and orchestra after Kafka
Artist: Tim Zavadil (Bass Clarinet)
Ensemble: Minnesota Orchestra
Conductor: Osmo Vänskä
Sibelius: Tapiola, Op. 112
Ensemble: Minnesota Orchestra
Conductor: Osmo Vänskä
Malmö Konserthus
Malmö, Sweden
Thursday, 25 April 2019 - 7:00 PM
The Malmö Symphony Orchestra and conductor Marc Soustrot will give the Nordic premiere performances of composer Geoffrey Gordon's Prometheus, a concerto for bass clarinet and orchestra, commissioned for the Malmö Symphony's own soloist, Carl-Johan Stjernström, inspired by the Franz Kafka treatment of the Greek legend, on programs which also include works by Bruckner and Saint Saens.
Presenter: Malmö Symphony Orchestra
Gordon: Prometheus: a concerto for bass clarinet and orchestra after Kafka
Artist: Carl-Johan Stjernström (Clarinet)
Ensemble: Malmö Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Marc Soustrot
Bruckner: Symphony no 8 in C minor, WAB 108 (1892 Premiere ed.)
Ensemble: Malmö Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Marc Soustrot
Orchestra Hall
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Thursday, 25 April 2019 - 11:00 AM
The Minnesota Orchestra and music director Osmo Vänskä will give the US premiere performances of composer Geoffrey Gordon's Prometheus, a concerto for bass clarinet and orchestra, commissioned for the Minnesota Orchestra's own soloist, Tim Zavadil, inspired by the Franz Kafka treatment of the Greek legend, on a program which also includes works by Beethoven and Sibelius, at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis.
Presenter: Minnesota Orchestra
Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43
Ensemble: Minnesota Orchestra
Conductor: Osmo Vänskä
Gordon: Prometheus: a concerto for bass clarinet and orchestra after Kafka
Artist: Tim Zavadil (Bass Clarinet)
Ensemble: Minnesota Orchestra
Conductor: Osmo Vänskä
Sibelius: Tapiola, Op. 112
Ensemble: Minnesota Orchestra
Conductor: Osmo Vänskä
405 Shrader
San Francisco, California
Saturday, 13 April 2019 - 7:00 PM
San Francisco's Friction Quartet perform composer Geoffrey Gordon's ABACISCUS, for string quartet, a work inspired by mosaics found primarily in the Villa Romana del Casale and the Piazza Vittoria de Palermo in Sicily which date from the early 4th century. (The fourth movement is inspired by a mosaic discovered near the Daphni Monastery in Athens, circa 1100 AD.)
Presenter: 405Shrader
Gordon: Abaciscus (for string quartet)
Ensemble: Friction Quartet
Lightsey Chapel Auditorium
Charleston, South Carolina
Friday, 5 April 2019 - 7:00 PM
Geoffrey Gordon's multi-movement work for symphonic winds, ROCKS, receives its South Carolina premiere in a performance by the Charleston Southern University Symphonic Band, led by conductor Marshall Forrester. Charleston Southern University is one of 21 colleges and universities, including 20 American schools and Cambridge University in the UK, to commission ROCKS - a sonic exploration of Obsidian, Slate, Blue Lapis, Amethyst and Sulphur.
Presenter: Charleston Southern University
Gordon: ROCKS
Ensemble: Charleston Southern University Symphonic Band
Conductor: Marshall Forrester
Center for New Music
San Francisco, California
Friday, 29 March 2019 - 7:30 PM
San Francisco's Friction Quartet perform composer Geoffrey Gordon's ABACISCUS, for string quartet, a work inspired by mosaics found primarily in the Villa Romana del Casale and the Piazza Vittoria de Palermo in Sicily which date from the early 4th century. (The fourth movement is inspired by a mosaic discovered near the Daphni Monastery in Athens, circa 1100 AD.)
Presenter: Center for New Music
Gordon: Abaciscus (for string quartet)
Ensemble: Friction Quartet
Stetson University: Elizabeth Hall
DeLand, Florida
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 - 7:30 PM
Mezzo soprano Laura Kimmel, baritone Chadley Ballantyne and pianist Kristie Born perform composer Geoffrey Gordon's song cycle, Sonnets from Neruda, at Stetson University's Elizabeth Hall, Tuesday, September 17, 2019.
Presenter: Stetson University
Gordon: Sonnets from Neruda
Artists: Laura Kimmel (Mezzo Soprano); Chadley Ballantyne (Baritone); Kristie Born (Piano)
Salle Cortot
Paris, France
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 - 7:00 PM
Geoffrey Gordon's new chamber work, Cosmic
Inflation and the end of the dark ages, for mixed chamber ensemble, commissioned by the Institut Curie, as part of the Muse-IC project, will premiere in Paris, at the Salle Cortot concert hall, on 12 March 2019. Featuring an ensemble drawn from the musicians of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Gordon's new chamber work is inspired by the research of astrophysicist Herve Dole, into the first vibrations of the universe.
Presenter: Institut Curie
Gordon: cosmic inflation and the end of the dark ages
Ensemble: Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Southern Oregon University Recital Hall
Ashland, Oregon
Saturday, 9 February 2019 - 7:30 PM
San Francisco's Friction Quartet perform composer Geoffrey Gordon's ABACISCUS, for string quartet, a work inspired by mosaics found primarily in the Villa Romana del Casale and the Piazza Vittoria de Palermo in Sicily which date from the early 4th century. (The fourth movement is inspired by a mosaic discovered near the Daphni Monastery in Athens, circa 1100 AD.)
Presenters: Oregon Center for the Arts; Redding Performing Arts Society
Gordon: Abaciscus (for string quartet)
Ensemble: Friction Quartet
Performing Arts Society: Old City Hall
Redding, California
Friday, 8 February 2019 - 7:30 PM
San Francisco's Friction Quartet perform composer Geoffrey Gordon's ABACISCUS, for string quartet, a work inspired by mosaics found primarily in the Villa Romana del Casale and the Piazza Vittoria de Palermo in Sicily which date from the early 4th century. (The fourth movement is inspired by a mosaic discovered near the Daphni Monastery in Athens, circa 1100 AD.)
Presenters: Oregon Center for the Arts; Redding Performing Arts Society
Gordon: Abaciscus (for string quartet)
Ensemble: Friction Quartet
Luton Library Theatre
Luton, England
Monday, 4 February 2019 - 7:00 PM
Horn soloist Ben Goldscheider premieres composer Geoffrey Gordon's new chamber work, THORN, (horn, violin, piano), at Conway Hall, London. Callum Smart, violin and Richard Uttley, piano, are also featured on this work inspired by the holy relic said to be a thorn from Jesus's crown kept at
Stonyhurst College, in Clitheroe, Lancashire, for the last 200 years. This work was originally funded by the Britten Sinfonia.
Presenter: Conway Hall
Gordon: THORN
Artists: Ben Goldscheider (French Horn); Richard Uttley (Piano); Callum Smart (Violin)
Ensemble: Ashwell Trio
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