Events - Past

Hakuju Hall
Tokyo, Japan
Friday, 22 May 2020 - 7:00 PM
Trombonist Yu Tamaki Hoso and pianist Ayano Jo give the world premiere performances of composer Geoffrey Gordon's new chamber work, Vermilion, inspired by the Studio with Goldfish painting by Henri Matisse (1912).
Presenter: Hakuju Hall
Gordon: Vermilion (for trombone and piano)
Artists: Yu Tamaki Hoso (Trombone); Ayano Jo (Piano)
Munetsugu Hall
Nagoya, Japan
Friday, 15 May 2020 - 1:30 PM
Trombonist Yu Tamaki Hoso and pianist Ayano Jo give the world premiere performances of composer Geoffrey Gordon's new chamber work, Vermilion, inspired by the Studio with Goldfish painting by Henri Matisse (1912).
Presenter: Munetsugu Hall
Gordon: Vermilion (for trombone and piano)
Artists: Yu Tamaki Hoso (Trombone); Ayano Jo (Piano)
Toyonaka Performing Arts Center: Toyonaka Hall
Kyoto, Japan
Wednesday, 13 May 2020 - 7:00 PM
Trombonist Yu Tamaki Hoso and pianist Ayano Jo give the world premiere performances of composer Geoffrey Gordon's new chamber work, Vermilion, inspired by the Studio with Goldfish painting by Henri Matisse (1912).
Presenter: Toyonaka Performing Arts Center
Gordon: Vermilion (for trombone and piano)
Artists: Yu Tamaki Hoso (Trombone); Ayano Jo (Piano)
Taiwan National Symphony Hall
Taichung, Taiwan
Saturday, 11 April 2020 - 7:30 PM
The National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra and conductor Yao-Yu Wu will give the Asian premiere performances of Geoffrey Gordon's Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (after Thomas Mann's Doktor Faustus) with soloist Toke Moldrup.
Presenter: National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra
Barber: Adagio for Strings, Op. 11
Ensemble: National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Yao-Yu Wu
Gordon: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (after Thomas Mann's Doktor Faustus)
Artist: Toke Møldrup (Cello)
Ensemble: National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Yao-Yu Wu
Tchaikovsky: The Tempest, Op. 18
Ensemble: National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Yao-Yu Wu
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture
Ensemble: National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Yao-Yu Wu
Taiwan National Symphony Hall
Taichung, Taiwan
Friday, 10 April 2020 - 7:30 PM
The National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra and conductor Yao-Yu Wu will give the Asian premiere performances of Geoffrey Gordon's Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (after Thomas Mann's Doktor Faustus) with soloist Toke Moldrup.
Presenter: National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra
Barber: Adagio for Strings, Op. 11
Ensemble: National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Yao-Yu Wu
Gordon: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (after Thomas Mann's Doktor Faustus)
Artist: Toke Møldrup (Cello)
Ensemble: National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Yao-Yu Wu
Tchaikovsky: The Tempest, Op. 18
Ensemble: National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Yao-Yu Wu
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture
Ensemble: National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Yao-Yu Wu
St. John's, Smith Square
London, England
Thursday, 9 April 2020 - 1:05 PM
Geoffrey Gordon's setting of the Crucifixus, for double choir and solo cello, will be featured on a program during Holy Week Festival, sponsored by St John’s Smith Square and Tenebrae, with the Choir of Royal Holloway, led by conductor Rupert Gough.
Presenter: St. John's Smith Square
Lotti: Crucifixus a 8
Ensemble: Choir of Royal Holloway
Conductor: Rupert Gough
Gordon: Crucifixus (for SSAATTBB and solo cello)
Artist: Graham Walker (Cello)
Ensemble: Choir of Royal Holloway
Conductor: Rupert Gough
Lotti: Crucifixus a 10
Ensemble: Choir of Royal Holloway
Conductor: Rupert Gough
Leighton: Crucifixus pro nobis, Op. 38
Ensemble: Choir of Royal Holloway
Conductor: Rupert Gough
Caldara: Crucifixus
Ensemble: Choir of Royal Holloway
Conductor: Rupert Gough
Halim Salfiti Auditorium
Amman, Jordan
Thursday, 2 April 2020 - 7:00 PM
Mezzo soprano Laura Kimmel, with pianist Tsonka Al Bakari, present composer Geoffrey Gordon's Sonnets from Neruda - a setting of poems by Pablo Neruda - in concert at the Halim Salfiti Auditorium in the city of Amman, Jordan.
Presenter: University of Jordan
Gordon: Sonnets from Neruda
Artists: Laura Kimmel (Mezzo Soprano); Tsonka Al Bakari (Piano)
Krzysztof Penderecki Concert Hal
Radom, Poland
Friday, 29 November 2019 - 6:00 PM
The Radom Chamber Orchestra will perform composer Geoffrey Gordon's Gotham News, for string orchestra, after the painting of the same name by Dutch artist Willem de Kooning (1955), as part of the Krzysztof Penderecki International Composers’ Competition final concert, 29 November 2019.
Presenter: Radom Chamber Orchestra (Radomska Orkiestra Kameralna)
Gordon: Gotham News
Ensemble: Radom Chamber Orchestra (Radomska Orkiestra Kameralna)
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
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