Events - Past

Ellevang Church
Aarhus, Denmark
Thursday, 16 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)
Vintage Paris Cafe
Branson, Missouri
Monday, 15 June 2015 - 7:00 PM
Flamingo, created by noted American artist Alexander Calder, is a 53 foot (16 m) tall stabile located in the Federal Plaza in front of the Kluczynski Federal Building in Chicago, Illinois. It was commissioned by the United States General Services Administration and was unveiled in 1974, although Calder's signature
on the sculpture indicates it was constructed in 1973.

Flamingo weighs 50 tons, is composed of steel, and is vermilion in color. Calder gave the stabile its color, which has come to be called "Calder red", to offset it from the black and steel surroundings of nearby office buildings, including the Ludwig Mies van der Rohe-designed Kluczynski Federal Building. The stabile is an art form which Calder pioneered. It is an abstract structure that is completely stationary, as opposed to a mobile, which can move with air currents.

Despite the large size of the sculpture, its design is such that viewers can walk underneath and around it, thus enabling one to perceive it in human scale. The shape of Flamingo alludes to the natural and animal realm, which is a stark contrast to more literal interpretations in sculpture from previous decades.

Flamingo, then, serves as the inspiration for this chamber work, comprised of five micro-movements, each describing the sculpture from a different view. Structurally, movements I and III and movements II and IV are related. They share tempos, meters and some musical materials. Some of the phrases from movement IV, for example (The View from Below) are a mirror inversion of the same phrases from movement II (The View from Above). The final movement evokes the sculpture from the distant view of the Willis Tower Skydeck—through its own music and through phrases borrowed from the other movements. The work is intended, in nearly six concise minutes, to provide a sonic portrait of the sublime and elegant stabile—a sculptural masterwork which captures both the natural world and the arching reach of a modern urban landscape.
Presenter: Taneycomo Festival
Gordon: Flamingo
Gordon: Flamingo
Ensemble: What Is Noise
Symphony Hall
Birmingham, England
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 - 7:30 PM
The celebrated English Symphony Orchestra and soloists Simon Desbruslais and Clare Hammond give the world premiere of Geoffrey Gordon's Saint Blue, a double concerto for trumpet, piano and strings, as part of the ESO's subscription season, 13 May 2015.
Presenter: English Symphony Orchestra
Gordon: Saint Blue (double concerto for trumpet, piano and strings, after Kandinsky)
Artists: Simon Desbruslais (Trumpet); Clare Hammond (Piano)
Ensemble: English Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kenneth Woods
Minoritensäle : Großer Minoritensaal
Graz, Austria
Monday, 9 March 2015 - 7:30 PM
Austria's superb Ensemble Zeitfluss, and soloist Daniel Moser, to give the European premiere of Geoffrey Gordon's Meditation and Allegro for Viola and Ensemble, in Graz, on March 9, 2015.
Presenter: Ensemble Zeitfluss
Gordon: Meditation and Allegro for Viola and Chamber Ensemble
Artist: Daniel Moser (Viola)
Ensemble: Ensemble Zeitfluss
Southern Methodist University: Caruth Auditorium
Dallas, Texas
Sunday, 19 October 2014 - 7:30 PM
Voices of Change, the Southwest’s premiere professional chamber music ensemble dedicated to the performance of music of our time, celebrating its 40th season, will give the regional premiere of Geoffrey Gordon's chamber work, Bright White Smooth, for flute, viola and harp, as part of their 2014-2015 concert season.
Presenter: Voices of Change
Gordon: Bright White Smooth
Ensemble: Voices of Change
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts: Helen Bader Concert Hall
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - 7:30 PM
French horn soloists Neil Kimel and Greg Flint, with pianist Kuang-Hao Huang, give the world premiere of composer Geoffrey Gordon's Duo Sonata for two horns and piano--part of the Chamber Music Milwaukee concert series.
Presenter: Chamber Music Milwaukee
Gordon: Duo Sonata
Artists: Gregory Flint (French Horn); Neil Kimel (French Horn); Kuang-hao Huang (Piano)
Buffalo State: Louis P. Ciminelli Recital Hall
Buffalo, New York
Thursday, 10 April 2014 - 6:00 PM
Cellist Natasha Farny plays Geoffrey Gordon's Lorca Musica per cello solo on a program dedicated to the poet Federico Garcia Lorca, at Ciminelli Recital Hall, Buffalo State University, Buffalo, New York.
Presenter: Buffalo State
Gordon: Lorca Musica per Cello solo
Artist: Natasha Farny (Cello)
Koncerthuset
Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday, 31 January 2014 - 7:30 PM
Cellist Toke Møldrup and the Copenhagen Philharmonic to give the World premiere of Geoffrey Gordon’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, after Thomas Mann’s novel, Doktor Faustus, January 30 and 31, 2014—part of the CPh subscription season!
Presenter: Copenhagen Philharmonic
Gordon: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (after Thomas Mann's Doktor Faustus)
Artist: Toke Møldrup (Cello)
Ensemble: Copenhagen Philharmonic
Conductor: Rory Macdonald
Københavns Musikteater
Copenhagen, Denmark
Thursday, 30 January 2014 - 7:30 PM
Cellist Toke Møldrup and the Copenhagen Philharmonic to give the World premiere of Geoffrey Gordon’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, after Thomas Mann’s novel, Doktor Faustus, January 30 and 31, 2014—part of the CPh subscription season!
Presenter: Copenhagen Philharmonic
Gordon: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (after Thomas Mann's Doktor Faustus)
Artist: Toke Møldrup (Cello)
Ensemble: Copenhagen Philharmonic
Conductor: Rory Macdonald
João Pessoa -Paraiba: Cine Teatro Cine Banguê - Espaço Cultural José Lins do Rego
João Pessoa, Brazil
Thursday, 21 November 2013 - 8:00 PM
Cellist Natasha Farny plays Geoffrey Gordon's Lorca Musica per cello solo, on a program which includes music of Brahms, Britten and Stravinsky....
Presenters: Federal University of Paraiba; Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
Gordon: Lorca Musica per Cello solo
Artist: Natasha Farny (Cello)
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
Natal, Brazil
Saturday, 16 November 2013 - 8:00 PM
Cellist Natasha Farny plays Geoffrey Gordon's Lorca Musica per cello solo, on a program which includes music of Brahms, Britten and Stravinsky....
Presenters: Federal University of Paraiba; Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
Gordon: Lorca Musica per Cello solo
Artist: Natasha Farny (Cello)
Opperman Music Hall
Tallahassee, Florida
Monday, 14 October 2013 - 8:00 PM
Cellist Natasha Farny plays Geoffrey Gordon's Lorca Musica per cello solo, in recital at Florida State University....
Presenter: Florida State University School of Music
Gordon: Lorca Musica per Cello solo
Artist: Natasha Farny (Cello)
Atlas Performing Arts Center: Lang Theatre
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia
Saturday, 21 September 2013 - 8:00 PM
Great Noise Ensemble presents a re-imagining of the Beatles legendary Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album, including the world premiere of Geoffrey Gordon's Rhapsody after a Day in the Life, at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, DC.
Presenter: Atlas Performing Arts Center
Gordon: Rhapsody after A Day in the Life
Ensemble: Great Noise Ensemble
Taliesin: Hillside Theater
Spring Green, Wisconsin
Monday, 12 August 2013 - 7:30 PM
Pianist Jeri-Mae Astolfi plays works from Wisconsin Soundscapes, including Geoffrey Gordon's Three Summer Sketches (I. Black Earth; II. Mineral Point; III. Spring Green), at Taliesin, the landmark summer home of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The program will also include an appearance by Wisconsin Poet Laureate, Max Garland.
Presenter: Rural Music Forum
Gordon: Three Summer Sketches for solo piano
Artist: Jeri-Mae Astolfi (Piano)
Theatre Dunois
Paris, France
Tuesday, 4 June 2013 - 7:00 PM
Paris-based Ensemble Aleph celebrate 30 years as one of the world's premiere new music groups--giving the world premiere of Geoffrey Gordon's 30/30, among many other works written expressly for the occassion. Theatre Dunois, Paris.
Presenter: Theatre Dunois
Gordon: 30/30
Ensemble: Ensemble Aleph
Milwaukee High School of the Arts
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Saturday, 1 June 2013 - 8:00 PM
This is the world premiere performance of Geoffrey Gordon's Four Preludes, after a text by T. S. Eliot, set for SATB choir, string orchestra and piano. The work, commissioned by CSIC, will be given by the Milwaukee High School of the Arts Chamber Orchestra and Concert Chorale under the direction of Pablo Amaya III and Raymond Roberts.
Presenter: Composers and Schools in Concert
Gordon: Four Preludes
Ensemble: Milwaukee High School of the Arts Chamber Orchestra and Concert Chorale
Conductor: Raymond Roberts
Israeli Conservatory of Music: Ran Baron Hall
Tel Aviv, Israel
Saturday, 25 May 2013 - 8:30 PM
New Israeli string quartet, '16,' to give the Israeli premiere of Geoffrey Gordon's Ink on Paper, at Ran Baron hall, the Center for Contemporary and Electronic Music, the Israeli Conservatory of Music, Tel Aviv, on May 25, 2013. The program will also include chamber works by Mathias Pintscher and John Zorn.
Presenter: Israeli Conservatory of Music
Gordon: Ink on Paper
Ensemble: 16 Quartet
Hochschule für Musik und Theater
Munich, Germany
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 - 5:30 PM
Performance of Geoffrey Gordon's TRIO for Bb clarinet, violin and cello--part of a Junge Solisten concert, Hochschule für Musik und Theater, München. Also on the program, works by Elliott Carter, Benjamin Schweitzer and Han Kyul Yoon. Sponsored by Siemens Stiftung.
Presenter: Hochschule für Musik und Theater München
Gordon: Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Cello
Kleinhans Music Hall
Buffalo, New York
Saturday, 6 April 2013 - 8:00 PM
Presenter: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Chabrier: Suite pastorale
Artist: Carol Wincenc (Flute)
Ensemble: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Christoph-Mathias Mueller
Gordon: Flute Concerto
Artist: Carol Wincenc (Flute)
Ensemble: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Christoph-Mathias Mueller
World Premiere
Rachmaninov: Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 44
Artist: Carol Wincenc (Flute)
Ensemble: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Christoph-Mathias Mueller
Kleinhans Music Hall
Buffalo, New York
Friday, 5 April 2013 - 10:30 AM
Presenter: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Chabrier: Suite pastorale
Artist: Carol Wincenc (Flute)
Ensemble: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Christoph-Mathias Mueller
Gordon: Flute Concerto
Artist: Carol Wincenc (Flute)
Ensemble: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Christoph-Mathias Mueller
World Premiere
Rachmaninov: Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 44
Artist: Carol Wincenc (Flute)
Ensemble: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Christoph-Mathias Mueller
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