Houston Grand Opera musicians will perform War Is A Gemini as well as other selections from their Veterans Songbook initiative at 2:30 PM on November 11 at Christ Church Cathedral in Houston. The concert is free and open to the public. Information available on Houston Grand Opera's website.
Jonathan will attend the 13th Annual Thailand International Composition Festival that takes place this August at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand. This event features leading composers and performers from around the world and is directed by Narong Prangcharoen. More information is available at the festival's website.
As a part of the 73rd Composers Conference, the Conference Ensemble directed by James Baker will premiere Divergent Trajectories in the Jewett Auditorium on the campus of Wellesley College. Performing this work are Barry Crawford (flute), Benjamin Fingland (clarinet, bass clarinet), Gabby Diaz (violin), Joshua Gordon (cello), Steve Beck (piano), and James Baker (conductor). This event is free and open to the public.
Jonathan will be a fellow at the 73rd Annual Composers Conference at Wellesley College. This event will take place from July 16th through the 30th on the campus of Wellesley College in Massachusetts, and is directed by composer Mario Davidovsky. Jonathan will be working with guest composers Yu-Hui Chang and Eric Wubbles, and will compose a new work to be premiered by the Conference Ensemble directed by James Baker. More information is available at the conference website.
Jonathan will take part in the 2017 UMKC Composition Workshop from June 18th through the 23rd in Kansas City, Missouri. He will network and interact with student composers and performers from throughout the world, as well as work with UMKC's distinguished composition faculty. More information is available here.
Musiqa Nova, the UMKC Conservatory's new music ensemble, will premiere De somniis for viola and piano. En-Ting Hsu (viola) and Charles Tsui (piano) will perform on a program that also features the three other finalists for the 2017 UMKC Chamber Music Composition Competition. The audience will choose the winner, so come vote for your favorite work! This event is free and open to the public.
Cellist Gramm Drennen will perform On Plants and Consciousness at the 4th annual Bowling Green State University Graduate Conference in Music. I will be traveling to Bowling Green to attend this wonderful conference. This is a free event and open to conference attendees and BGSU faculty, staff, and students.
The final Da Camera Young Artist concert of the season, featuring the world premiere of Imprint, my new work for solo violin. Jae-Won Bang will perform this piece on a wonderfully diverse program that includes music by Beethoven, John Luther Adams, Gershwin, and others. Imprint was commissioned by the Da Camera Young Artist Program and considers the coexistence of two things that we normally think of as separate: nature and machine.
The culminating event in Jonathan's Literacy Through Music project. Da Camera Young Artists Teresa Procter (mezzo-soprano) and Stephanie Ng (piano) will premiere Mark Buller's First Words, a cycle of six songs composed specifically for this event.
This concert is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.
On Plants and Consciousness is featured on Houston Public Media's Music in the Making. Jonathan talks with host Joshua Zinn and Courtenay Vandiver Pereira performs this piece for solo cello. Listen to the full interview here and tune in to Classical 91.7 FM to hear Music in the Making.
With the help of harpist Abigail Sliva, Jonathan represents the Moores School of Music in a lecture about the need for new sounds in classical music. The event is open to the public.
Update — Jonathan was chosen by a panel of faculty judges as the winner of the 2014 Graduate Research and Scholarship Projects Day for the Performance and Demonstrations category.