Aug
5
8:00 pm20:00

Memphis: Premiere of Buddha Body and arrangements for Don Lifted at Crosstown Continuum Festival

  • Crosstown Arts Gallery

Memphis' Blueshift Ensemble will be premiering my Buddha Body, a three-movement expansion of last year's Dharmakaya, commissioned by Crosstown Arts. I'm also creating arrangements for Blueshift to accompany a set by Don Lifted, who is creating visuals for the whole concert.

All of this is part of the first annual Continuum Festival at Crosstown Arts. Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1735452636754766/


Jul
10
Jul 24

Princeton, NJ: Sō Percussion Summer Institute

  • Princeton University

This summer I will be studying percussion writing with one of today's premier new music ensembles, Sō Percussion. I will be composing a piece to be read by Sō and a shorter piece for handheld percussion to be performed by fellow students.

May
8
4:00 pm16:00

Brooklyn, NY: premiere of ten-minute opera "Bark!"

Premiere of Bark!, or The Gone Trees, And Whatever Else With Them, in Fort Greene Park.

Jonathan Russ, music
Lane Dombois, libretto

featuring:
Kamala Sankaram, soprano
Eric Brenner, countertenor
Deborah Van Renterghem, soprano

Kelly Horsted, music director
Sam Helfrich, director

developed at the NYU Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program under the guidance of Randall Eng, in collaboration with American Opera Projects.

Jun
7
Jun 21

Kenosha, WI - fresh inc. festival

  • UW-Parkside

fresh inc. festival, hosted by the Fifth House Ensemble and focusing on entrepreneurship and career skills in the new music world

Apr
19
4:00 pm16:00

Master's Recital at The Boston Conservatory

  • The Boston Conservatory

full concert of my music. featuring:

Eat Your Vegetables (for solo clarinet)
Pothos (song cycle for mezzo-soprano, soprano, flute, clarinet, and piano, on poems by H.D.)
Quintet (for two clarinets, violin, cello, and piano)

and the world premiere of Something We Don't Talk About, an extended setting of two poems by Sarah Kay for sinfonietta, rock band, and singer.

Nov
16
3:00 pm15:00

New York, NY - American Chamber Ensemble

  • Christ and St. Stephen's Church

full concert of (mostly) my music, featuring clarinetist Stanley Drucker of the New York Philharmonic. more information here.

tickets are available here for a suggested $20 donation. you may also reserve free seats by calling 631-242-5684 or 516-586-3433, or emailing jamesarts@att.net.