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LARGE ENSEMBLE

  • Symphony No. 3 (2009) Symphony No. 3 (2009)
  • duration: ca. 30'
    1 Pic./2 Fl./2 Ob./2 Bb Cl./1 Bs.Cl./2 Bn./1 Cnt.Bn./
    4 Hrn./2 C Tpt./2 Tn.Trb./1 Bs.Trb./1 Tba./Timp./3 Perc./2 Hp./1 Pno./Strings
    Commissioned by the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music
    Marin Alsop, Music Director
    premiere date: Summer 2010
    Santa Cruz, California
  • Arraché (2004) Arraché (2004)
  • duration: ca. 8'
    1 Pic./2 Fl./2 Ob./2 Bb Cl./1 Bs.Cl./2 Bn./1 Cnt.Bn./
    4 Hrn./2 C Tpt./2 Tn.Trb./1 Bs.Trb./1 Tba./Strings
    Commissioned by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
    premiere date: February 2005, Yuri Temirkanov, conductor
    Strathmore Music Center - Bethesda, Maryland
  • Variations on a Theme of Hugo Wolf (2004) Variations on a Theme of Hugo Wolf (2004)
  • duration: ca. 27'
    2 Fl./2 Ob./2 Bb Cl./2 Bsn./2 Hrn./2 C Tpt./Strings
    Commissioned by the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
    premiere date: June 2005, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, conductor
    Kimmel Center - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Fracta (2002) Fracta (2002)
  • duration: ca. 12'
    1 Pic./2 Fl./2 Ob../2 Bb Cl./1 Bs.Cl./2 Bn./1 Cnt.Bn./
    4 Hrn./2 C Tpt./2 Tn.Trb./1 Bs.Trb./1 Tba./Timp./3 Perc./Strings
    Commissioned by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
    premiere date: March 2003, Claus Peter Flor, conductor
    Heinz Hall - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Symphony No. 2 (2001) Symphony No. 2 (2001)
  • duration: ca. 20'
    1 Pic./2 Fl./2 Ob./2 Bb Cl./1 Bs.Cl./2 Bn./1 Cnt.Bn./
    4 Hrn./3 C Tpt../2 Tn.Trb./1 Bs.Trb./1 Tba./Timp./3 Perc./1 Hp./1 Pno./Strings
    Commissioned by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
    premiere date: April 2002, Mariss Jansons, conductor
    Heinz Hall - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Umbra (2000) Umbra (2000)
  • duration: ca. 25'
    1 Picc./2 Fl./2 Ob./2 Bb Cl./1 Bs. Cl./2 Bn./1 Cnt. Bn./Timp./2 Perc./Strings Commissioned by the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra
    premiere date: April 2001, Robert Spano, conductor
    Academy of Music - Brooklyn, New York
  • Ashes of Memory (1999) Ashes of Memory (1999)
  • duration: ca. 21'
    1 Pic./2 Fl./2 Ob./2 Bb Cl./1 Bs.Cl./2 Bn./1 Cnt.Bn./
    4 Hrn./2 C Tpt./2 Tn.Trb./1 Bs.Trb./1 Tba./Timp./3 Perc./1 Hp./1 Pno./Strings
    Commissioned by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
    premiere date: January 2000, Mariss Jansons, conductor
    Heinz Hall - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Symphony No. 1 (1998) Symphony No. 1 (1998)
  • duration: ca. 27'
    1 Pic./2 Fl./2 Ob./2 Bb Cl./1 Bs.Cl./2 Bn./1 Cnt.Bn./
    4 Hrn./2 C Tpt./2 Tn.Trb./1 Bs.Trb./1 Tba../Timp./2 Perc./1 Hp./1 Pno./Strings Commissioned by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
    premiere date: November 1999, Alan Gilbert, conductor
    Meyerson Symphony Hall - Dallas, Texas
  • Elegy (1993) Elegy (1993)
  • duration: ca. 10'
    orchestra section strings (Vln. I / Vln.II / Vla. / Vc. / Cb.)
    premiere date: February 1997
    Concordia Orchestra, Marin Alsop, conductor
    Alice Tully Hall - New York, New York

 


ENSEMBLE WITH SOLOIST

  • Black Untitled for trombone and ensemble (2013) Black Untitled for trombone and ensemble (2013)
  • duration: ca. 24'
    2 Alto Sax./1 Tnr. Trb./1 Perc./1 Pno./1 Elec. Gtr.
    Commissioned by Ensemble Klang
    Premiere Date: October 25, 2014
    Orgelpark
    Amsterdam, Holland
  • a sheltered corner for horn and orchestra (2011) a sheltered corner for horn and orchestra (2011)
  • duration: ca. 30'
    1 Pic./2 Fl./2 Ob./2 Bb Cl./2 Bn./1 Cnt.Bn./
    4 Hrn./2 C Tpt./2 Tn.Trb./1 Bs.Trb./Timp./1 Perc./Solo Horn/Strings
    Commissioned by the Eastern Music Festival
    Premiere Date: Summer 2011
    Eastern Music Festival Symphony Orchestra
    Gerard Schwarz, conductor
    Jamie Hersch, soloist
  • Night Pieces for trumpet and orchestra (2010) Night Pieces for trumpet and orchestra (2010)
  • duration: ca. 24'
    1 Pic./2 Fl./2 Ob./2 Bb Cl./1 Bs.Cl./2 Bn./1 Cnt.Bn./
    4 Hrn./2 C Tpt./2 Tn.Trb./1 Bs.Trb./1 Tba./Timp./2 Perc./2 Hp./1 Pno./solo C tpt./Strings
    Commissioned by the Cleveland Orchestra
    Premiere Date: 2011/12 season
    Cleveland Orchestra
    Michael Sachs, trumpet
  • along the ravines for piano and orchestra (2010) along the ravines for piano and orchestra (2010)
  • duration: ca. 26'
    2 Fl./2 Ob./2 Bb Cl. dbl. Bs. Cl./2 Bn./
    2 Hrn./2 C Tpt./2 Trb./1 Perc./Pno.Solo/Strings
    Premiere date: Spring 2012
    Seattle Symphony Orchestra
    Gerard Schwarz, conductor
    Shai Wosner, piano
  • Chamber Concerto for piano and thirteen Instruments (2007) Chamber Concerto for piano and thirteen Instruments (2007)
  • duration: ca. 42'
    1 Fl. dbl. Pic./1 Ob./1 Bb Cl. dbl. Bs. Cl./1 Bn./
    1 Hrn./1 C Tpt./1 Trb./1 Perc./Pno. Solo/2 Vln./1 Vla./1 Vc./1 Cb.
    Commissioned by the Borletti-Butoni Trust and Shai Wosner
  • Piano Concerto (2002) Piano Concerto (2002)
  • duration: ca. 38'
    1 Pic./2 Fl./2 Ob./2 Bb Cl./1 Bs.Cl./2 Bn./1 Cnt.Bn./
    4 Hrn./2 C Tpt./2 Tn.Trb./1 Bs.Trb./1 Tba./
    Timp./3 Perc./1 Orch. Pno./1 Hp./Pno.Solo/Strings
    Commissioned by the Saint Louis Symphony, Oregon Symphony,
    Pittsburgh Symphony and Garrick Ohlsson
    premiere date: November 2002, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
    Garrick Ohlsson, soloist - Marin Alsop, conductor

 


OPERA

  • On the Threshold of Winter (2012) a monodrama in two acts On the Threshold of Winter (2012) a monodrama in two acts
  • duration: ca. 120'
    Libretto by Michael Hersch
    Text adapted from Marin Sorescu's The Bridge
    Translation by Adam J. Sorkin and Lidia Vinau
    Instrumentation: 1 Soprano, 1 Fl., 1 Ob., 1 Bb Cl., 1 Bass Cl. (separate player), 1 Perc., 1 Pno., 1 Vln., 1 Vc.
    Presented by Nunc
    Miranda Cuckson - Artistic Director
    Roger Brunyate - Stage Director
    Ah Young Hong - soprano
    Tito Muñoz - conductor
    Sets - Christopher Cairns, Kevin Tuttle
    premiere date: June 25, 2014
    Brooklyn Academy of Music
    Brooklyn, New York

 


VOCAL

  • How Far the Cradle for soprano and piano (2013) How Far the Cradle for soprano and piano (2013)
  • Suite from the opera On the Threshold of Winter
    duration: ca. 30'
    premiere date: January 13, 2013
    Ah Young Hong, soprano
    Matei Varga, piano
    Ensemble Nunc Benefit Concert
    New York, NY
  • Domicilium: a song cycle after poems of Thomas Hardy (2010) Domicilium: a song cycle after poems of Thomas Hardy (2010)
  • duration: ca. 20'
    two versions available:
    version 1 - for lyric baritone and piano
    version 2 - for bass-baritone and piano
    commissioned by Thomas Hampson and the A.S.C.A.P. Foundation Kingsford Fund for Art Songs
    premiere date: February 26, 2013
    Thomas Hampson, baritone / Wolfram Rieger, piano
    San Francisco Performances
    San Francisco, California
  • Two Songs for baritone & piano (2000) Two Songs for baritone & piano (2000)
  • duration: ca. 12'
    Commissioned by the 92nd St. Y
    premiere date: January 2001
    Troy Cook, baritone / Michael Hersch, piano
    92nd St. Y - Tisch Center for the Performing Arts, New York, New York
  • From Ecclesiastes for unaccompanied SATB chorus (1997) From Ecclesiastes for unaccompanied SATB chorus (1997)
  • duration: ca. 10'
  • Two Songs for soprano and piano (1993) Two Songs for soprano and piano (1993)
  • duration: ca. 14'
    premiere date: 1994
    Ulrike Huhs, soprano / Paul Wyse, piano
    The Peabody Institute of Music - Baltimore, MD