Calendar, 2008

5 Jan 2008

Vespers for choir, soloists, and Renaissance band. Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion, Philadelphia. Piffaro, The Renaissance Band, Joan Kimball and Robert Wiemken, Artistic Directors, with professional chorus The Crossing, Donald Nally, Conductor. World premiere, commissioned by Piffaro with partial funding from the Philadelphia Music Project. Reviews… Program notes…

6 Jan 2008

Vespers. Piffaro, The Crossing, Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia.

27 Jan 2008

Magnificat for SATB, handbells. Candlemas Vespers, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Abington, Pa.

Jan 2008. Judge, Delaware Valley Philharmonic Youth Composition Competition

4 Feb 2008

American Spirituals for violin and piano. Community Music School, 775 W Main St., Trappe, Pa.David Kim, violin, Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Paul Jones, piano. Released on the CD The Lord is My Shepherd, David Kim, Paul Jones. Published by Paul Jones Music, edited and with fingerings and bowings by David Kim, in Sacred Music for Violin and Piano, The Lord is My Shepherd.More…

10 Feb 2008

American Spirituals. Church of the Good Samaritan, Paoli, Pa. David Kim, violin, Paul Jones, piano

15 Feb 2008

The Three Graces for oboe, horn, cello, piano, and double bass. Priscilla Smith, oboe, with Patrick Hines, horn, Rajli Bicolli, cello, Leon Boykins, double bass, and Jeremy Gill, piano. Originally for oboe, horn, cello, and string orchestra, this is the premiere of the chamber version. It’s still soloists with rhythm section… still no drum set. Rock Hall, Temple University, Philadelphia. Program notes…

23 Mar 2008

Psalm 19 (Marcello), arr. for orchestra. Central Baptist Church, Wayne, Pa.

12 Apr 2008

Spring and fall for voice and piano. Timothy Bentch tenor, Laura Ward piano. Lyric Fest, Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia.

13 Apr 2008

Spring and fall. Timothy Bentch tenor, Laura Ward piano. Lyric Fest, First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia

18 Apr 2008

Stationen aus dem Wege zur Freiheit for soprano, tenor saxophone, and piano, text by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Soprano Charmaine Van Winkle, tenor saxophone Aaron Stewart, piano Jean-François Proulx. Rock Hall, Temple University, Philadelphia, 3:40pm.

26 Apr 2008

Three Dances for orchestra. Garden State Philharmonic, Anthony LaGruth, Strand Theater, Lakewood, N.J. Program notes…

9 May 2008. Philadelphia Orchestra/Rittenhouse Women’s Committee Lecture/Luncheon, Performance with early-music group Quidditas. Lecturing on Dalbavie La source d’un regard, Escaich Organ Concerto No. 1, Prokofiev Symphony No. 5

15 May 2008

Holy Mountain and Come, Ye Sinners for voices and piano. The Phoenix Quartet, DOROT, 171 W. 85 St, New York, NY. Sponsored by The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture, “Simple Gifts: Tracing the Shaker Influence,” 7:30pm.

16, 17, 18 May 2008. Quidditas concerts, First Baptist Church Collingswood NJ, Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting House, Byberry Friends Meeting House

23 May 2008. Quidditas concert, The Quadrangle, Havertown, Pa.

31 May 2008

Holy Mountain and Come, Ye Sinners for voices and piano. The Phoenix Quartet, DOROT, 171 W. 85 St, New York, NY. Sponsored by The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture, noon

31 May 2008. Presenter, Major Orchestra Librarians Association, Nashville, What is the Fleisher Collection?

1 Jun 2008

Ed Cunningham on Showcase interviews Kile, Joan Kimball, and Robert Wiemken of Piffaro, The Renaissance Band, and broadcasts Vespers on WHYY 90.9 FM in Philadelphia, 8–10pm.

1 Jun 2008 (Sun) 10–11pm. New show premieres on WRTI HD-2 in Philadelphia; Kile hosts Now is the Time, featuring all contemporary American music; will air this time every Sunday night.

9 Jun 2008

The Bremen Town Musicians for violin, cello, and narrator. Commissioned by Strings for Schools for Auricolae, David Yang, Music Director, for performances 2008-2009. With funding from the American Composers Forum, Community Partners. Media Elementary School, two assemblies.

12 Jun 2008

The Bremen Town Musicians at Glenwood Elementary School, two assemblies.

Summer 2008

O Lord, Our Lord, Your Excellent Name, hymn. Published in Lutheran Forum

9 Jul 2008

The Bremen Town Musicians at Horsham Quaker School, Horsham, Pa.

15 Jun 2008

O Lord, Our Lord, Your Excellent Name. St. Columba Church, Fresno, Ca.

21–24 Jul 2008

Vespers recording with Piffaro and The Crossing, conducted by Donald Nally, funded by Pew, Argosy, for 2009 release on Parma Recordings

13 Aug 2008

The Bremen Town Musicians at Newburyport Chamber Music Festival, Newburyport Public Library, Newburyport, Mass., 4pm. David Ehrlich vn, Caroline Stinson vc, David Yang narr.

14 Sep 2008

Shall the blessed saints surround us. Commissioned hymn for the 200th Anniversary of Lower Merion Baptist Church, Bryn Mawr, Pa.

14 Sep 2008

O Lord, Our Lord, Your Excellent Name. Ascension Lutheran Church, Palos Verdes, Ca.

1 Oct 2008. Quidditas concert. Philadelphia Biblical University, Langhorne, Pa., 8pm.

3 Oct 2008. Quidditas concert. German Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 3pm.

19 Oct 2008

Shall the blessed saints surround us. Vespers concert, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Abington, Pa., 6:30pm.

19 Oct 2008

Ed Cunningham on Showcase interviews Kile, Joan Kimball, and Robert Wiemken of Piffaro, The Renaissance Band, and broadcasts Vespers on WHYY 90.9 FM in Philadelphia, 8–10pm. Rebroadcast of 1 Jun 2008 program.

1 Nov 2008

Shall the blessed saints surround us. 250th Anniversary concert, Zion’s Lutheran Church, Old Zionsville, Pa., 7pm.

3 Nov 2008. Quidditas concert, Swarthmore College, 12:30pm

20 Nov 2008. Introducing John Adams and Alex Ross, Author Event, Free Library of Philadelphia.

26 Nov 2008

The Bremen Town Musicians at St. Martin de Porres School, Philadelphia, two shows.

6 Dec 2008. Smith Family concert, German Society of Pennsylvania Christkindlmarkt, 4:30pm

9 Dec 2008. Quidditas concert, Meadowood, Worcester, Pa., 2pm

12 Dec 2008

The Bremen Town Musicians at John Ferguson Elementary School, Philadelphia, two shows.

17-20 Dec 2008

American Spirituals, Book Two, for Cello and Piano. Anne Martindale Williams, Principal Cello, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, recording with Paul Jones

22 Dec 2008

The Bremen Town Musicians at John Welsh School, Philadelphia, two shows.

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