Recent Premieres & Commissions

March 2, 2008 World Premiere Young Composer’s Project College Division Winner
Seeker for violin, viola, clarinet, flute, oboe and marimba (2007) by Kris Peysen (b. 1986)
Helen Blackburn, flute
Erin Hannigan, oboe
Paul Garner, clarinet
Maria Schleuning, violin
Kaori Yoshida, violin
Jennifer Sweetman, viola
Deborah Mashburn and Drew Lang, marimba
Jamie Allen, conductor
Performed at Southern Methodist University, Caruth Auditorium, Dallas
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March 2, 2008 World Premiere
Fantasy on “The Miller’s Tears” for clarinet, violincello and piano (2007) by Simon Sargon (b. 1938)
Paul Garner, clarinet
Kari Nostbakken, cello
Joe Illick, piano
Performed at Southern Methodist University, Caruth Auditorium, Dallas
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March 2, 2008 Southwest Premiere
Son of Chamber Symphony for chamber orchestra (2007) by John Adams (b. 1947)
Helen Blackburn, flute
Erin Hannigan, oboe
Paul Garner, clarinet
Jonathan Jones, bass clarinet
Peter Grenier, bassoon
Gregory Hustis, horn
John Holt, trumpet
Darren McHenry, trombone
Maria Schleuning, violin
Kaori Yoshida, violin
Barbara Sudweeks, viola
Kari Nostbakken, cello
Clifford Spohr, bass
Deborah Mashburn, marimba
Drew Lang, percussion
Jonathan Tsay, piano/celesta
Joe Illick, conductor
Performed at Southern Methodist University, Caruth Auditorium, Dallas
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September 16, 2007 World Premiere
Commissioned by Voices of Change
all water has a perfect memory for 2 violins, viola, cello and clarinet (2007) by David Dzubay (b.1964)
Paul Garner, clarinet
Maria Schleuning, violin
Kaori Yoshida, violin
Cornelia Demian, viola
Kari Nostbakken, cello
Performed at Southern Methodist University, Caruth Auditorium, Dallas
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September 16, 2007 World Premiere
Letters from the Fallen — “I Just Want You to Know…” for cello and piano (2007)
by Mary Alice Rich (b.1955)
Kari Nostbakken, cello
Joe Illick, piano
Performed at Southern Methodist University, Caruth Auditorium, Dallas
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March 25, 2007 World Premiere
Commissioned by Voices of Change
I refuse to mourn for 8 percussionists (15’) by Jennifer Johnson (b.1978)
Performed at Southern Methodist University, Caruth Auditorium, Dallas
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March 25, 2007 World Premiere of Russell Horn Young Composers Competition College Winner
Sail Away (9’) for clarinet, violin, cello and piano by Chien-Wen Cheng (b.1972)
Performed at Southern Methodist University, Caruth Auditorium, Dallas
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March 25, 2007 World Premiere of Young Composers Project High School Winner
Equinox (7’) for flute, cello and piano by Jason E. Ballmann (b.1989)
Performed at Southern Methodist University, Caruth Auditorium, Dallas
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February 4, 2007 World Premiere
Fantasy for Violin and Piano (5′) by Joe Illick (b.1959)
Maria Schleuning, violin
Joe Illick, piano
Performed at Pepsico Hall, Fort Worth
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May 1, 2005 World Premiere
Commissioned by Voices of Change
The Dot and The Line for narrator, violin, cello, flute, clarinet, percussion and piano by Robert Xavier Rodriguez (b. 1946)
Narrator
Maria Schleuning, violin
Jolyon Pegis, cello
Helen Blackburn, flute
Paul Garner, clarinet
Deborah Mashburn, percussion
Shields-Collins Bray, piano
Performed at the University of Texas at Dallas
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March 7, 2004 World Premiere
Recalling the Yesterdays by Samuel Adler (b.1928)
Helen Blackburn, flute
Paul Garner, clarinet
Bing Wang, violin
Jolyon Pegis, cello
Deborah Mashburn, percussion
Jenny Searles, soprano
Shields-Collins Bray, piano
Performed at Southern Methodist University, Caruth Auditorium, Dallas
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November 24, 2002 World Premiere
Concerto for Horn and String Orchestra by Eric Ewazen (b.1954)
Gregory Hustis, horn
Maria Schleuning, violin
Barbara Hustis, viola
Camilla Boatright, cello
Ross Powell, clarinet
Jo Boatright, piano
Paul Phillips, conductor
Performed at Southern Methodist University, Caruth Auditorium, Dallas
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April 7, 2002 World Premiere
Remembrance in Black and White by Dan Welcher (b. 1948)
Virginia Dupuy, soprano
The Voices of Change Ensemble
Performed at Southern Methodist University, Caruth Auditorium, Dallas
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November 15, 1999 World Premiere
dancesing in a green bay by David Dzubay (b.1964)
Christine Schadeberg, soprano
Maria Schleuning, violin
Barbara Hustis, viola
Christopher Adkins, cello
Ross Powell, clarinet
Jo Boatright, piano
David Dzubay, conductor
Performed at Southern Methodist University, Caruth Auditorium, Dallas
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September 27, 1999 World Premiere
Quartet for Clarinet for Disklavier pianist, clarinet with Real-Time Computer by Robert Frank (b.1961)
Ross Powell, clarinet
Jo Boatright, piano
Robert Frank, computer
Performed at Southern Methodist University, Caruth Auditorium, Dallas
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February 8, 1999 World Premiere
Frida: Suite for Soprano and Chamber Ensemble by Robert X. Rodriguez (b. 1946)
Angelina Réaux, soprano
Maria Schleuning, violin
Barbara Hustis, viola
Christopher Adkins, cello
Ross Powell, clarinet
Jo Boatright, piano
Performed at Southern Methodist University, Caruth Auditorium, Dallas