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Calendar, 2021

1 Jan. Fleisher Discoveries: The Ultramodern Protest of John J. Becker

8 Jan. Vespers, selections. Friday Choral Connection with Debra Lew Harder, 1:30

9 Jan. Blue Lobster. Premiere, Cincinnati SongSlam. Ben Flanders, Nell Flanders

15 Jan. The Arc in the Sky, selections. Friday Choral Connection with Debra Lew Harder, 1:30

19 Jan. Spirituals for Piano Trio. St. Paul’s Episcopal Concert Series, Kansas City, MO

20 Jan. The Dawn’s Early Light. Classical Connections, WPRB Princeton, Marvin Rosen

25 Jan. Strathmore Children’s Chorus video conference, Michael Wu

Feb–Mar. Kile Smith Photography Exhibit, The Broad Street Grind, Souderton, Pa.

1 Feb. Fleisher Discoveries: Alfredo Casella, Seeing the New in the Old

3 Feb. The Bremen Town Musicians. Caroline Eva Chin, Bowling Green State University, 8

6 Feb. Chorale Fantasias from Vespers. Premiere, Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra, Allan R. Scott

6 Feb. Host, Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra livestream

12 Feb. Livestream discussion with Variant 6, Piffaro about Ave Maris Stella

13 Feb. A Child’s Afternoon. Classical New Releases, Mark Pinto, WRTI-FM, Philadelphia

15 Feb. Completed April Showers

22 Feb. The Bremen Town Musicians. Juliette Kang, vn, Priscilla Lee, vc, Charlotte Blake Alston, narr. Philadelphia Orchestra Our City, Your Orchestra video premiere

23 Feb. A Child’s Afternoon. Anna Meyer, fl, Erik Meyer, org, Abington Presbyterian Church livestream, noon

24 Feb. A Child’s Afternoon. Anna Meyer, fl, Erik Meyer, org, WQLN Erie, PA

1 Mar. Fleisher Discoveries: Fleisher Brings Peru to Washington

14 Mar. Completed new version of “April Showers” (final song of April Showers), adding double bass and revising piano accordingly

15 Mar. Completed There’s a Land Beyond the River, solo violin

28 Mar. Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts. Kiley Hazelton, soprano, Mark Bilyeu, organ, Calvin Presbyterian Church, Long Lake, MN

1 Apr. Fleisher Discoveries: A Rough Beginning for The Tender Land of Copland

2 Apr. Completed There’s a Land Beyond the River, clarinet and piano

14 Apr. Everyone Sang, WPRB-FM, Classical Discoveries, Marvin Rosen

14 Apr. There’s a Land Beyond the River, Joseph Kauffman, violin, George Washington Memorial Park, Plymouth Meeting, PA

15 Apr. Online discussion with English Symphony Youth Orchestra illustrators about The Bremen Town Musicians video

16 Apr. The Bremen Town Musicians video released, English Symphony Orchestra, narrator Gemma Whelan, conductor Kenneth Woods

19 Apr. Intrada for six horns finished, for the Curtis Institute of Music horn studio

23 Apr. Online Q&A, Working with Conductors, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley Choirs, with Sean Taylor, Craig Hella Johnson discussing Canticle, The Dawn’s Early Light, others

28 Apr. Online Q&A, Curtis Institute of Music horn studio, with Jeffrey Lang

1 May. Fleisher Discoveries: Aurelio de la Vega: Out of Cuba

4 May. Everyone Sang. Video release. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Choirs, Robert Gehrenbeck

8 May. There’s a Land Beyond the River. Clarinet, piano premiere, Ricardo Morales encore, Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra

8 May. Host, Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra livestream

26 May. Online chat with Craig Hella Johnson and Conspirare’s Hella Circle about April Showers

30 May. Completed There’s a Land Beyond the River, flute and organ

1 Jun. Fleisher Discoveries: Gottfried von Einem, Among the Nations

2 Jun. Octavo published: The Star-Spangled Banner. SATB, piano, opt. cello, 5’30”. Hal Leonard

6 Jun. Alleluia. St. Martin’s Lutheran, Austin TX

9 Jun. Interview with Barry Brake, Texas Public Radio, and baritone Simon Barrad about April Showers premiere. Includes excerpt from The Dawn’s Early Light, 1:00 Central

11 Jun. April Showers. Premiere. Conspirare, Craig Hella Johnson, artistic director: soprano Stefanie Moore, mezzo-soprano Laura Mercado-Wright, tenor Dann Coakwell, baritone Simon Barrad, Austin Haller, piano, Thomas Burritt, drums, Utah Hamrick, bass

13 Jun. April Showers. Conspirare

1 Jul. Completed Where the Mind Is Without Fear (Tagore) for University of New Mexico

1 Jul. Fleisher Discoveries: Virgil Thomson’s Music of America, via Paris

3 Jul. The Bremen Town Musicians. Juliette Kang, vn, Priscilla Lee, vc, Charlotte Blake Alston, narr. Mount Gretna Playhouse, PA

23 Jul. Live interview with Gaylord Fischer, KKUP-FM San Jose, about The Dawn’s Early Light and The Singing Guitar CD

1 Aug. Fleisher Discoveries: Alexandra Pierce, Creator of a World

6 Aug. A Child’s Afternoon. Anna Meyer, fl, Erik Meyer, org, St. Boniface, Sarasota, FL

9 Aug. A Child’s Afternoon. Anna Meyer, fl, Erik Meyer, org, All Saints Episcopal, Winter Park, FL

2 Oct. “There are not many songs” from The Arc in the Sky. Piedmont Singers, VA, Helena von Rueden

3 Oct. “There are not many songs” from The Arc in the Sky. Piedmont Singers, VA, Helena von Rueden

8 Oct. Ave Maris Stella. Premiere. Piffaro, Variant 6. Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral

9 Oct. Ave Maris Stella. Premieres. Piffaro, Variant 6. Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia

10 Oct. Ave Maris Stella. Premieres. Piffaro, Variant 6. Immanuel Church Highlands, Wilmington, DE

14 Oct. A Child’s Afternoon. Anna Meyer, fl, Erik Meyer, org, First & Central Presbyterian, Wilmington, DE

17 Oct. “There are not many songs” from The Arc in the Sky. Piedmont Singers, VA, Helena von Rueden

24 Oct. The Dawn’s Early Light, excerpts. Fresno City College Singers, Julie Reyes Dana, Fresno State Choral Festival

4 Nov. Online conference with Fresno City College Singers, Julie Reyes Dana on upcoming performance of The Dawn’s Early Light

14 Nov. Holy Mountain. Grace First Presbyterian Church, Long Beach, CA, Stan DeWitt

17 Nov. The Dawn’s Early Light. Fresno City College Singers, Julie Reyes Dana

1 Dec. Intrada, for Six Horns. World premiere. Curtis Institute of Music

10 Dec. Rise Up Shepherd, and Follow. Pittsburgh Camerata, Mark A. Anderson, Pittsburgh, PA

12 Dec. Rise Up Shepherd, and Follow. Pittsburgh Camerata, Mark A. Anderson, Shadyside Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, PA

17 Dec. Now Ys the Tyme of Crystymas and Alleluia. PhilHarmonia, Mitos Andaya Hart, German Society of PA, Philadelphia

18 Dec. Rise up, Shepherd, and Follow and I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day. Wisconsin Chamber Choir, Robert Gehrenbeck, Luther Memorial Church, Madison, WI

20 Dec. Rise Up Shepherd, and Follow, with orchestra. Premiere. Choral Arts Society of Washington, Scott Tucker. Lincoln Center, Washington, DC

24 Dec. Rise Up Shepherd, and Follow, with orchestra. Choral Arts Society of Washington, Scott Tucker. Lincoln Center, Washington, DC

2022

8 Jan. The Bremen Town Musicians. Salt Lake Symphony, Robert Baldwin

22 Jan. April Showers. Calliope’s Call, Marblehead, MA

22 Jan. The Stars Shine from The Consolation of Apollo. The LOTUS Project, Alicia Brozovich, Trenton, NJ

23 Jan. April Showers. Calliope’s Call, Boston

23 Jan. The Bremen Town Musicians. Philadelphia Sinfonia, Gary White. Kile Smith narrating

24 Jan. The Bremen Town Musicians. Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra (TX), Marcelo Bussiki

23 Apr. Variations on a Theme of Bartók. Milena Urban, piano, Community Music School 30th Anniversary, Trappe, PA

7 May. Jubilate Deo, for string orchestra. Temple University Prep Annual Concert, Aaron Picht, Temple Performing Arts Center

9–12 Nov. Recording The Book of Job. The Crossing

13 Nov. The Book of Job. The Crossing, Donald Nally. Concert premiere

2023

Spring. The Book of Job. Conspirare, Craig Hella Johnson. Staged premiere

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