Events - Past

Philharmonie
Munich, Germany
Monday, 9 October 2017 - 8:00 PM
The Munich Philharmonic and guest conductor James Gaffigan will give the world premiere performances of composer Geoffrey Gordon's new concerto for trumpet and orchestra, CHASE, commissioned for esteemed soloist Guido Segers. CHASE is inspired by the works of Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966). The program also includes Mahler's Sixth Symphony in A minor - "Tragic".
Presenter: Munich Philharmonic
Gordon: CHASE (Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra)
Artist: Guido Segers (Trumpet)
Ensemble: Munich Philharmonic
Conductor: James Gaffigan
Mahler: Symphony no 6 in A minor "Tragic"
Ensemble: Munich Philharmonic
Conductor: James Gaffigan
Philharmonie
Munich, Germany
Sunday, 8 October 2017 - 11:00 AM
The Munich Philharmonic and guest conductor James Gaffigan will give the world premiere performances of composer Geoffrey Gordon's new concerto for trumpet and orchestra, CHASE, commissioned for esteemed soloist Guido Segers. CHASE is inspired by the works of Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966). The program also includes Mahler's Sixth Symphony in A minor - "Tragic".
Presenter: Munich Philharmonic
Gordon: CHASE (Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra)
Artist: Guido Segers (Trumpet)
Ensemble: Munich Philharmonic
Conductor: James Gaffigan
Mahler: Symphony no 6 in A minor "Tragic"
Ensemble: Munich Philharmonic
Conductor: James Gaffigan
Philharmonie
Munich, Germany
Saturday, 7 October 2017 - 7:00 PM
The Munich Philharmonic and guest conductor James Gaffigan will give the world premiere performances of composer Geoffrey Gordon's new concerto for trumpet and orchestra, CHASE, commissioned for esteemed soloist Guido Segers. CHASE is inspired by the works of Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966). The program also includes Mahler's Sixth Symphony in A minor - "Tragic".
Presenter: Munich Philharmonic
Gordon: CHASE (Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra)
Artist: Guido Segers (Trumpet)
Ensemble: Munich Philharmonic
Conductor: James Gaffigan
Mahler: Symphony no 6 in A minor "Tragic"
Ensemble: Munich Philharmonic
Conductor: James Gaffigan
St. John's, Smith Square
London, England
Monday, 8 May 2017 - 7:30 PM
In six captivating and contrasting movements, FATHOMS (commissioned for Møldrup) presents a musical consideration of the magic and drama in Shakespeare's The Tempest. Upon its premiere at Carnegie Hall (December 2015), the New York Time said, "the engaging and colourful FATHOMS links to the past with unabashedly programmatic, extroverted storytelling... Mr Gordon vividly sketches characters and scenes from The Tempest. Caliban's gruffness, Ariel's quicksilver curiosity, the glowing romance between Ferdinand and Miranda all came alive in Mr Møldrup and Mr Beck's intense playing. The final movement imagines Prospero drowning his book, with Mr Møldrup gradually tuning the bottom string of his cello downward, creating the unnerving sensation of something sinking, slowly, to ever darker depths."

Preceding its release on CD, two of the world's most exciting soloists, Danish cellist Toke Møldrup, hailed as "without question among the most prominent musicians in Scandinavia" (Politiken) and Steven Beck, described as "exemplary" and "deeply satisfying" (the New York Times) and praised by the New Yorker as "one of the city's finest young pianists", give the UK premiere of acclaimed American composer Geoffrey Gordon's fabulous cello and piano sonata FATHOMS, within and rich and exciting programme on an American-English-Danish theme.

There will be a pre-concert talk at 6.30pm by the composer, Geoffrey Gordon.
Presenter: St. Johns Smith Square
Gordon: Lorca Musica per Cello solo
Artist: Toke Møldrup (Cello)
Gordon: FATHOMS: Five Impressions of Shakespeare's The Tempest (with Prelude) for cello and piano
Artists: Steven Beck (Piano); Toke Møldrup (Cello)
University of Dubuque Heritage Center: John and Alice Butler Hall
Dubuque, Iowa
Sunday, 7 May 2017 - 2:30 PM
The University of Dubuque Wind Ensemble and conductor Nicholas Bratcher will perform composer Geoffrey Gordon's new work, ROCKS, as part of a concert at the Heritage Center for the Performing Arts, in Dubuque, Iowa.

ROCKS is a work in five movements for symphonic winds, brass, piano, harp, percussion and double bass, inspired by the textures and sonic implications of five rocks: glassy, volcanic obsidian; dry, crisp slate; luxurious blue lapis; magical amethyst; and intense, burning sulfur.

ROCKS was commissioned by a consortium of 21 universities in the United States and Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.
Presenter: University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Gordon: ROCKS
Ensemble: University of Dubuque Wind Ensemble
Conductor: Nicholas Bratcher
Atlas Performing Arts Center
Washington, District of Columbia
Saturday, 6 May 2017 - 8:00 PM
Great Noise Ensemble reprises its Beatles-inspired program from the 2012-13 concert season, Taught the Band to Play: The Sgt. Pepper Project on Saturday, May 6 at 8:00 p.m. at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C. The program includes composer Geoffrey Gordon's Rhapsody after A Day in the Life, among other works based on tracks from the Beatles' landmark 1967 recording.
Presenter: Atlas Performing Arts Center
Gordon: Rhapsody after A Day in the Life
Ensemble: Great Noise Ensemble
Conductor: Armando Bayolo
Holmens Kirke
Copenhagen, Denmark
Sunday, 30 April 2017 - 7:00 PM
The superb Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir of Copenhagen, with special guest soloist Toke Moldrup, will give the world premiere performance of composer Geoffrey Gordon's Crucifixus, a setting of the text from the Ordinary of the Latin Mass, for SSAATTBB and cello solo, as part of the choir's Easter Concert in the exquisite Holmens Kirke, Copenhagen, April 13, 2017. Additional works by Sørensen, Pärt and Bach.
Presenter: Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir
Gordon: Crucifixus (for SSAATTBB and solo cello)
Artist: Toke Møldrup (Cello)
Ensemble: Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir
Conductor: Mogens Dahl
Villa La Tesoriera: Biblioteca Civica Musicale “Andrea Della Corte”
Turin, Italy
Wednesday, 8 March 2017 - 8:00 PM
The Ensemble De sono Futura, directed by Willy Merz, will present the world premiere of Geoffrey Gordon's Quintettsatz, for Bb clarinet and strings, as part of the 2nd edition of the prestigious Mario Merz Prize Finalists concert, March 8, 2017 at Biblioteca Civica Musicale “Andrea Della Corte”, inside Villa La Tesoriera, Corso Francia 186, Turin, Italy.
Presenter: The Fondazione Merz
Gordon: Quintettsatz (for clarinet and strings)
Ensemble: Ensemble De sono Futura
Conductor: Willy Merz
West Road Concert Hall
Cambridge, England
Wednesday, 8 March 2017 - 1:00 PM
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY WIND ORCHESTRA and conductor Jack Bazalgette will give the UK premiere of composer Geoffrey Gordon's new work, ROCKS, as part of a concert at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.

ROCKS is a work in five movements for symphonic winds, brass, piano, harp, percussion and double bass, inspired by the textures and sonic implications of five rocks: glassy, volcanic obsidian; dry, crisp slate; luxurious blue lapis; magical amethyst; and intense, burning sulfur.

ROCKS was commissioned by a consortium of 21 universities in the United States and Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.
Presenter: Cambridge University Musical Society
Gordon: ROCKS
Ensemble: Cambridge University Wind Orchestra
Conductor: Jack Bazalgette
Morgan Hall, Bailey Performance Center
Kennesaw, Georgia
Monday, 14 November 2016 - 8:00 PM
Featuring KSU Wind Ensemble led by Dr. David Kehler and KSU Wind Symphony led by Dr. Debra Traficante. Tickets for this performance are $10-15. Watch live stream online at musicKSU.com.

ROCKS by Geoffrey Gordon is a work in five movements for symphonic winds, brass, piano, harp, percussion and double bass, inspired by the textures and sonic implications of five rocks: glassy, volcanic obsidian; dry, crisp slate; luxurious blue lapis; magical amethyst; and intense, burning sulfur.

ROCKS was commissioned by a consortium of universities in the United States and the United Kingdom led by Kennesaw State University.
Presenter: Kennesaw State University School of Music
Gordon: ROCKS
Ensemble: Kennesaw State University Wind Ensemble
Conductor: David Kehler
Roosevelt University: Ganz Memorial Hall
Chicago, Illinois
Sunday, 6 March 2016 - 2:00 PM
New York Philharmonic principal clarinet, Anthony McGill, will join the celebrated JACK Quartet for the world premiere performances of Geoffrey Gordon's Clarinet Quintet, commissioned by the American Music Project.
Presenter: American Music Project
Gordon: Clarinet Quintet
Artist: Anthony McGill (Clarinet)
Ensemble: JACK Quartet
Carnegie Hall: Weill Recital Hall
New York, New York
Thursday, 17 December 2015 - 8:00 PM
Toke Moldrup (cello) and Steven Beck (piano) will give the world premiere performance of Geoffrey Gordon's FATHOMS, Five Impressions (with Prelude)of Shakespeare's Tempest. The program will also include Gordon's Lorca Musica per cello solo and chamber works by Mendelssohn, Gade, and Danish composer Bent Sørensen.
Presenter: Copenhagen Philharmonic
Gordon: Lorca Musica per Cello solo
Artist: Toke Møldrup (Cello)
Gordon: FATHOMS: Five Impressions of Shakespeare's The Tempest (with Prelude) for cello and piano
Artists: Steven Beck (Piano); Toke Møldrup (Cello)
Roulette
New York City, New York
Friday, 20 November 2015 - 7:30 PM
New York Philharmonic principal clarinet, Anthony McGill, will join the celebrated JACK Quartet for the world premiere performances of Geoffrey Gordon's Clarinet Quintet, commissioned by the American Music Project.
Presenter: American Music Project
Gordon: Clarinet Quintet
Artist: Anthony McGill (Clarinet)
Ensemble: JACK Quartet
Hotel Kvarner
Opatija, Croatia
Saturday, 7 November 2015 - 8:00 PM
Austria's superb Ensemble Zeitfluss, and soloist Joachim Kelber, to give the European premiere of Geoffrey Gordon's Meditation and Allegro for Viola and Ensemble, in Graz, on November 5, 2015.
Presenter: Ensemble Zeitfluss
Gordon: Meditation and Allegro for Viola and Chamber Ensemble
Artist: Joachim Kelber (Viola)
Ensemble: Ensemble Zeitfluss
Minoritensäle : Großer Minoritensaal
Graz, Austria
Friday, 6 November 2015 - 8:00 PM
Austria's superb Ensemble Zeitfluss, and soloist Joachim Kelber, to give the European premiere of Geoffrey Gordon's Meditation and Allegro for Viola and Ensemble, in Graz, on November 5, 2015.
Presenter: Ensemble Zeitfluss
Gordon: Meditation and Allegro for Viola and Chamber Ensemble
Artist: Joachim Kelber (Viola)
Ensemble: Ensemble Zeitfluss
Riverside Recital Hall
Iowa City, Iowa
Sunday, 13 September 2015 - 3:00 PM
This is the world premiere performance of Geoffrey Gordon's Sonnets from Neruda song cycle, for mezzo soprano, baritone and piano, setting six of the Sonnets of poet Pablo Neruda.
Presenter: University of Iowa Center for New Music
Gordon: Sonnets from Neruda
Artists: Julia Bentley (Mezzo Soprano); John R. Muriello (Baritone); Kuang-hao Huang (Piano)
North Park University: Anderson Chapel
Chicago, Illinois
Friday, 11 September 2015 - 7:30 PM
This is the world premiere performance of Geoffrey Gordon's Sonnets from Neruda song cycle, for mezzo soprano, baritone and piano, setting six of the Sonnets of poet Pablo Neruda.
Presenter: North Park University
Gordon: Sonnets from Neruda
Artists: Julia Bentley (Mezzo Soprano); John R. Muriello (Baritone); Kuang-hao Huang (Piano)
Zipper Hall
Los Angeles, California
Friday, 7 August 2015 - 5:00 PM
This is the world premiere performance of Geoffrey Gordon's chamber vocal work, Winterleben, commissioned for Los Angeles principal horn Andrew Bain by the Colburn School. Winterleben is scored for mezzo soprano, horn and piano, and sets five texts by German poet (and Mahler favorite) Friedrich Rückert (16 May 1788 – 31 January 1866).
Presenter: The Colburn School
Gordon: Winterleben
Artist: Andrew Bain (French Horn)
Bornholm Music Festival
Bornholm, Denmark
Monday, 20 July 2015 - 7:30 PM
Cellist Toke Moldrup will perform Geoffrey Gordon's Lorca Musica per cello solo, as part of a recital with pianist Yaron Kohlberg, which will also include works by Brahms and Shostakovich.
Presenter: Bornholm Music Festival
Gordon: Lorca Musica per Cello solo
Artist: Toke Møldrup (Cello)
Dorf Old School
Dorf, Denmark
Sunday, 19 July 2015 - 7:30 PM
Cellist Toke Moldrup will perform Geoffrey Gordon's Lorca Musica per cello solo, as part of a recital with pianist Yaron Kohlberg, which will also include works by Brahms and Shostakovich.
Gordon: Lorca Musica per Cello solo
Artist: Toke Møldrup (Cello)
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