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August 12, 2017: Graeme Morton will direct the Brisbane Chamber Choir with Diane Tolmie on saxophone, in the Australian Premiere of High Flight.

July 3, 2017: at the Australian National Choral Association’s Choralfest 2017 30 June – 3 July 2017 in Brisbane, Australia, Elise Bradley will direct the Delegates’ Choir in a performance of Minoi, Minoi from Songs Of Samoa.

June 18, 2017: at 8:00pm in the Teatro del Libertador San Martín in Cordoba, Argentina, Laszlo Marosi will direct the Banda Sinfónica de la Provincia de Córdoba in the South American premiere of The Audacity Of Hope. The band will also record this piece for publisher Star Music Publishing as part of a representative CD.

June 6, 2017: Wednesday, at 6:00pm, organ virtuoso Kevin Bowyer premieres Ataata at the Glasgow West End Festival.

May 27 and 28, 2017: at 7:30pm and 3:00pm respectively, at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Rob Curtis will direct award winning choir i Coristi with ______ on alto saxophone in performances of High Flight.

May 27 and 28, 2017: the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra directed by Aaron Collins will give the world premiere performances of Cosmos, a work commissioned by the orchestra with a narration to be read by former astronauts, Senator Bill Nelson and Buzz Aldrin.

April 24, 25, 26, 2017: the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will give the American premiere of the guitar concerto Soul Journeys with soloist Matthew Marshall who commissioned this work with funding from Creative New Zealand.

April 10, 2017: interviewed by Shuhei Umemoto of Wind Band Press. Here is the article.

March 30, 2017: the Trinity Laban Conservatoire Wind Orchestra in London UK directed by Timothy Reynish will perform L’homme armé: Variations, a work he commissioned in 2003 in memory of his son William. Details to follow.

March 23, 2017: the RNCM Wind Ensemble directed by Clark Rundell will give the UK premiere of Rust Belt. The performance will take place at 12:00noon in the Concert Hall of the Royal Northern College of Music.

February, 2017: the United States Air Force Academy Band with conductor Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Price will give the world premiere of Rust Belt, a work they commissioned. More details to follow.

February 16, 2017: the UMM Symphonic Winds, under the direction of Simon Tillier will give the world premiere of Burning Blue, a concerto for electric guitar commissioned by this group, with Michael Nicolella as soloist. More details to follow.

November 27, 2016: the Valley Winds directed by Brian Messier will perform L’homme armé: Variations. The performance will take place at 4pm, in the Belchertown High School auditorium.

November 19, 2016: Rob Curtis will direct award winning choir i Coristi in the world premiere of the complete cycle To The Horizon. The performance will take place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I will be present as a guest of i Coristi.

November 13: at 3:pm, in the First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103, the Chestnut Street Singers of Philadelphia will perform This Big Moroccan Sea.

November 12: at 7:30pm, in the Friends’ Central School, 1101 City Avenue, Wynnewood, PA 19096, the Chestnut Street Singers of Philadelphia will perform This Big Moroccan Sea.

November 4, 2016: the UMM Chamber Players, under the direction of Simon Tillier will give the world premiere of Short Voyage In A Small Boat in an arrangement for chamber winds by Simon Tillier. The performance will take place at 7:30pm in the HFA Recital Hall.

October 23, 2016: members of the University of Hawaii Wind Ensemble  directed by Jeffrey Boeckman will give the Hawaii premiere of Light. Details to follow.

October 2, 2016: the Auckland Chamber Orchestra directed by Peter Scholes will give the world premiere of the guitar concerto Journeys of the Soul with soloist Matthew Marshall. This work was commissioned by Matthew Marshall with funding from Creative New Zealand.

July 10, 2016: Justin Hopkins, bass-baritone, with Tom Rose, clarinet and Leon Bates, piano will give the west coast premiere of Destinations at the Yachats Music Festival at 2:00 pm in the Yachats Community Presbyterian Church, 360 West 7th Street, Yachats. Tickets: $20 at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2519544 (also available at the door). See also www.fsarts.org.

June 12: the Washington Men’s Camerata will perform Tihei Mauri Ora! under Frank Albinder (for whom this cycle was written) in the Kennedy Center.

June 10 and 11: on tour in New Zealand, guitarist Matthew Marshall performs Streets of Old San Juan, a piece he commissioned, in Timaru (7.30pm at Timaru Community College) and Christchurch (7.30pm at Hohepa Auditorium) respectively.

June 8: at 7:00pm in Marama Hall in the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, guitarist Matthew Marshall gives the New Zealand premiere of Streets of Old San Juan.

May 29: at 2.00pm in the Hutton Theatre (Otago Museum), in Dunedin, New Zealand, Daniel Kelly directs the Southern Consort of Voices in Birds Of A Feather – songs of Emily Dickinson.

May 28: at 8:00pm, St Matthew’s in the City, in Auckland, New Zealand, Lachie Craig directs the Auckland Youth Choir in Birds Of A Feather – songs of Emily Dickinson.

May 20: organ virtuoso Kevin Bowyer premieres Ataata at the Glasgow University Contemporary Organ Music Platform. Postponed to October 2016 owing to organist’s ill health.

April 30: in Auckland, New Zealand, Jenny Firth directs the Camerata in a performance of To The Horizon.

April 23: in New Jersey the renowned Rutgers University Glee Club directed by Patrick Gardner will perform Tihei Mauri Ora!. The clarinet part will be played by Zach Sidqi.

April 1: clarinettist Simon Tillier will perform his transcription of Woman Rising at the University of Minnesota.

March 20: guitarist Matthew Marshall premieres Streets of Old San Juan a piece he commissioned, at the International Guitar Research Conference at the University of Surrey, England.

January 9, 2016, Lim Ai Hooi will direct the ONE Chamber Choir in the Singapore premiere of This Big Moroccan Sea.

December 15, 2015, at Williams College in New York, Matthew Marsit will direct the wind ensemble in a performance of An Emily Dickinson Suite.

December 04, 2015, at 7:30pm in Orvis Auditorium on the UH-Manoa campus the University of Hawaii Chamber Winds directed by Jeffrey Boeckman will perform Light.

October 26-30, 2015, I will be composer-in-residence at the University of Minnesota at Morris, where Simon Tillier will give the world premiere of Burning Blue, a concerto for electric guitar, winds and percussion with Chris Kachian as soloist and players from the university. This work was commissioned by the UMM and Chris Kachian. This will be one of several concerts featuring my works including the chamber work Light, the piano concerto movement, For What Is Lost, and choral works, The Magpies and Epitaph.

October 25, 2015, The Valley Winds on Oct. 25 at Mt. Holyoke College in Massachusetts. Brian Messier will direct the wind ensemble in a performance of Hope Is The Thing With Feathers from An Emily Dickinson Suite, a work he commissioned in 2009.

October 11-14, 2015, I will be composer-in-residence at the Ithaca College in New York, where Matthew Marsit will direct the wind ensemble in L’homme armé: Variations and I will also give seminars on my music to students of theory and composition.

October 5, in London UK, Hannah Brine will direct the Victoria Park Singers in a performance of Moemoe Pepe and Minoi Minoi from the Songs of Samoa.

October 1, at 7:30  John Carmichael will direct the University of South Florida Wind Ensemble in the world premiere of the wind ensemble version of Méndez, commissioned by John Carmichael. There performance will take place in the USF concert hall.

July 18, at 7:30 pm in Gates Concert Hall, Denver CO, Summit Brass directed by Joseph Parisi will premiere Méndez, the piece they commissioned for the 30th anniversary of the Rafael Méndez Brass Institute and to celebrate the years of support of the Méndez family to this annual event.

July 15, at 7:30 pm, in the Hamilton Recital Hall in Denver CO, Brian Bowman, euphonium and Miriam Hickman, piano will premiere The Lifeguard, a piece dedicated to Brian Bowman.

May 7, The Covenant Concert Choir of Melbourne, Florida directed by Kristin Goodnight will give the premiere of a new version of My Florida Home.

May 1,  University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, White Hall at 7:30 pm. Joseph Parisi will direct players from the UMKC Wind Ensemble in a performance of Light.

April 12, Sunday, at 3pm in the Graham Young Youth Theatre in Tauranga, New Zealand, Menagerie South will give a performance of Three Aspects Of Spring. Tickets $32.00

April 12, Sunday, at 11am in the Anglican Cathedral of St Peter in Hamilton, New Zealand, the Cathedral Singers under Miles Hartley will give the world premiere of Jocelyn Marshall‘s hymn The Emmaus Road in its new setting.

April 6, Monday, at 8pm in the Corbett Theatre of The Cincinnati College Conservatorium of Music, Timothy Northcut will direct the CCM Brass Choir in the second ever performance of Moving On, the score commissioned in 2014 by Summit Brass.

March 29, Sunday, at 4:00pm St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 114 Montecito Ave., Oakland 94610
March 28, Saturday, at 8:00pm St. Mark’s Lutheran Church 1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco 94109
March 21, Saturday, at 8:00pm St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 600 Colorado Street, Palo Alto 94396
At these times and in these venues the San Francisco Choral Artists directed by Magen Solomon will perform A Voice From Heaven  from  O Fragile Human. This cycle was commissioned by SFCA and 27 other choirs from around the world funded by Creative New Zealand.

February 16, Monday, at 8pm at The Cincinnati College Conservatorium of Music, Timothy Northcut will direct the CCM Brass Choir in the second ever performance of Moving On, the score commissioned in 2014 by Summit Brass. Details to follow. Cancelled owing to snow!

February 2, Monday, at 8pm In Bangkok, Thailand, The Mahidol Wind Symphony directed by Thanapol Setabrahmana will give the world premiere of  Fanfare For The Armed Man. Details to follow.

February 1, Sunday, at 3pm in First Church, Nashua, New Hampshire the New Hampshire Master Chorale directed by Daniel Perkins performs Glimpses Of Love, a cycle of settings of fragments of Rumi’s poetry. Details to follow.

January 10, Saturday, at 7pm at The Unitarian Universalist Church in Concord New Hampshire and
January 11, Sunday, at 3pm at Plymouth Congregational Church in Plymouth New Hampshire: the New Hampshire Master Chorale directed by Daniel Perkins performs Glimpses Of Love, a cycle of settings of fragments of Rumi’s poetry.

December 8, Saturday, 8:00 pm:
December 9, Sunday, 2:30 p.m: on these dates the UMM Chamber Winds under Simon Tillier will perform Light in Oyate Hall in the University of Minnesota, Morris, as part of a program titled ‘Holiday Soiree’.

November 13, Thursday, 8:00 PM at the Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main Street, Brooklyn, New York City:
November 15, Saturday, 8:00 PM at The Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street (south of Christopher Street) New York City: on these dates the choir C4 directed by Colin Britt with Nicholas Gallas on clarinet will perform four movements from Tihei Mauri Ora!BUY TICKETS

August 20, in the New Zealand Consulate in Canberra, Australia, mezzo-soprano Joanna Heslop with Matthew Marshall on guitar will give the world premiere of ‘Spring and Fall’ – details to follow.

August 15, in Hungary, Richard Stoelzel will give the world premiere of ‘Transcending’ for trumpet and strings, a work he commissioned – details to follow.

August 8, 2014  8:00 o’clock at the Karolingerhalle, Prüm

August 9, 2014  7:00 o’clock at the Philharmonic, in Ludwigshafen
August 10, 2014 6:00 o’clock at the Gorres, Koblen

On these days and in these venues Timothy Reynish will direct one of Europe’s top wind ensembles, the Bläserphilharmonie Süd-West, in three performances of L’homme armé: Variations. Dr.Reynish commissioned this work in 2003 to commemorate the life of his son William.

July 19, at 7:00pm in the Lamont Centre in Denver CO, David Hickman will direct Summit Brass in the world premiere of Moving On, a work commissioned by Summit Brass and of Intermezzo composed for the group.

June 15, 3:00 pm in the Scott Center Melbourne, Florida Aaron Collins will direct the Space Coast Symphony Winds in performances of Aue, L’homme armé: Variations, An Emily Dickinson Suite, and the world premiere of Four Lakes, a concerto for euphonium with Gail Robertson as soloist. The programme, titled ‘Dare To Dream’ will also include premieres of works by my former students Joshua Hobbs, Matthew Nunes and Felix Rivera.

March 6-6 2014, Glimpses of Love to be performed at the New England Conservatory as part of the CBDNA Eastern Regional Conference by the Charles River Wind Ensemble and New Hampshire Master Chorale directed by Matthew Marsit. Event yet to be confirmed!

February 5-8 2014, Baltimore, Maryland in 2014 ACDA Eastern Division conference I will be featured on a panel of choral composers discussing new trends in choral music.

December 8, 2013, Sunday, 3:00pm the UC Berkeley Wind Ensemble directed by Robert Calonico will give the California premiere of An Emily Dickinson Suite in Hertz Hall on the UC Berkeley campus.

November 23, 2013 , Saturday, 7:00pm at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Laszlo Marosi will direct the UCF Symphony Orchestra and University Chorus(dir. David Brunner)in the world premiere of the orchestra/choir version of the Florida Home,(provisional title) a piece commissioned by the UCF Department of Music.

October 27, 2013, Sunday, 3:00pm at an Orlando venue to be announced, Scott Tobias will direct the UCF Wind Ensemble in the world premiere of the Floriature,(provisional title) a piece commissioned by the UCF Department of Music.

October 27, 2013,Sunday, 3:00pm in the Town Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand, the City of Dunedin Choir and Southern Sinfonia directed by David Burchell will give the second performance of Into The Garden from For What Can Be More Beautiful? commissioned by the choir to celebrate its 150th anniversary. This will be part of a programme entitled ‘Choral Masterpieces’.

October 8, 2013,Tuesday, 8:00pm Tilson Music Hall of Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Timothy Reynish will direct the Philharmonia à Vent in Resonance.

August 18, 2013, Sunday, 2:30pm Villa Maria College Auditorium in Christchurch, New Zealand, the Canterbury Philharmonia, directed by Mark Hodgkinson will perform Hikurangi Sunrise.

May 17, 2013, Friday, 12:00pm at Elder Hall in Adelaide, Australia, the Elder Conservatorium Wind Orchestra, directed by Robert Hower gave a fine world premiere of Short Voyage In A Small Boat, a piece composed to honour Timothy Reynish on the occasion of his 75th birthday. This work was commissioned by Don McLaurin and the Concert Band Association of New Zealand.

April 8th, 2013, at 7:30pm at Kansas State University in Kirmser Hall, the Kansas State University Flute Studio directed by Karen McLaughlin Large gave Forténovem a fine and most warmly received world premiere.

March 24, 2013, Sunday, 4:00pm at The Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St., NW, Washington, DC (Metro Center)the Washington Men’s Camerata directed by Frank Albinder performed Alas For Those Who Never Sing commissioned by the choir and dedicated to Frank Albinder.

March 23, 2013, Saturday 8:00pm at Knox Church, Dunedin, New Zealand the City of Dunedin Choir and members of the Southern Sinfonia directed by David Burchell presented the triumphant world premiere of For What Can Be More Beautiful? commissioned by the choir to celebrate its 150th anniversary.

March 16, 2013, Saturday, at 4:30 pm in the VAB Auditorium, tenor Jeremy Hunt, with Nora Lee García, piccolo; Jeffrey Moore, marimba; Kirk Gay, snare drum and Richard Drexler, double bass, give the world premiere of O What Is That Sound? a setting of the WH Auden poem, as part of the UCF Music Faculty Showcase. Postponed!

March 14, 2013, Thursday at 7:30 pm in the VAB Auditorium, 13 UCF wind players under the skilled direction of Josh Hobbs gave the Florida premiere of Light as part of the UCF 50th Anniversary celebration.

March 2, 2013, Sunday at 11:30 am in the UCF Rehearsal Hall Auditorium, George Weremchuk and Carolyn Bryan on alto and soprano saxophones respectively gave the saxophone arrangement of Orlando Lakes a beautiful world premiere.

February 24, 2013, Sunday at 2:00pm in the Hopkins Center for the Arts in Hanover, New Hampshire, the Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble – director, Matthew Marsit and the Handel Society of Dartmouth College – director, Robert Duff, gave a most warmly received world premiere of Glimpses of Love to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of The Hopkins Center – 1962-2012.

February 24, 2013, Sunday at 3:00pm in the Hagerty High School Auditorium, the University of Central Florida Wind Ensemble with director Scott Tobias gave An Emily Dickinson Suite a fine Florida premiere.

February 9, 2013, Saturday at 7:30pm at the MacMillan Theatre in Toronto, the University of Toronto Wind Ensemble directed by Gilliam MacKay performed L’homme armé: Variations.