Events Archive

2019

2018

March 30, 2018 – 7:00 pm

Speak Softly

Detroit Bureau of Sound turns 2! Returning to the fabled Rivera Court as part of the DIA’s Friday Night Live series with music that’s minimal, hypnotic, and all made by living composers. Works for percussion quartet by David T. Little, Elliot Cole, Steve Reich, and a world premiere by DBS director Zac Brunell will be delivered on the first half of the program – the second half will feature a special guest artist, soon to be announced.

April 6, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Soldier Songs

Fargo-Moorhead Opera presents the North Dakota premiere of Soldier Songs, in a Beth Morrison Projects production, directed by Ashley Tata, featuring film by Bill Morrison, and starring Christopher Burchett.

April 8, 2018 – 2:00 pm

Soldier Songs

Fargo-Moorhead Opera presents the North Dakota premiere of Soldier Songs, in a Beth Morrison Projects production, directed by Ashley Tata, featuring film by Bill Morrison, and starring Christopher Burchett.

July 21, 2018 – 1:00 pm

Speak Softly

The Juilliard School, New York, NY map

The Juilliard Summer Percussion Seminar, under the direction of Samuel Z. Solomon and Mike Truesdell, perform Speak Softly on its festival-end concert.

July 25, 2018 – 8:30 am

our sickness (movement III of how it begins / how it ends) (world premiere/preview)

our sickness is a furious keen for solo cello, excoriating and lamenting the American mass shooting epidemic, and based on one year of mass shooter data. A jarring and violent work, it was commissioned by the London Sinfonietta as part of its Sinfonietta Shorts program. It also serves at the third movement of the cello suite how it begins / how it ends, commissioned by American cellist Brian Snow. The world premiere of our sickness will take place at the London Sinfonietta’s World Premiere Wednesday, a private breakfast event on Wednesday 25 July 2018, 8.30-10.00am at Rotunda Private Dining Room, Kings Place.

October 30, 2018 – 8:00 pm

RADIANT CHiLD

Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, Athens, OH map

Third Coast Percussion joins the Ohio University Wind Ensemble under Andrew Trachsel for the Ohio premiere of RADIANT CHiLD.

2017

January 30, 2017 – 7:30 pm

JFK

, Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier map

Opéra de Montréal presents the Canadian premiere of JFK, featuring the original world premiere cast, the Opéra de Montréal Chorus and Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, conducted by Steven Osgood.

April 23, 2017 – 2:00 pm

Two Marines (from Soldier Songs)

, Shetler Studios Penthouse I, 244 W 54th st, NY, NY map

Patchwork Project presents “Our America”, a unique concert experience showcasing songs and artists that represent the strength in our diversity as a nation All proceeds will benefit Riverkeeper, the American Brain Tumor Association, and Southern Poverty Law Center. Concertgoers will elect to which charity they would like their admission to benefit.  Baritone Garrett Obrycki sings Two Marines.

August 10, 2017 – 8:30 pm

Artaud In the Black Lodge (selections / in progress showing)

Artaud in the Black Lodge explores the imagined psychic connections between Antonin Artaud, William S. Burroughs and David Lynch. Drawing from the worlds of heavy metal and electronica, composer David T. Little, collaborates with librettist/poet Anne Waldman, director Lydia Steier and operatic rock band Timur and The Dime Museum.

August 11, 2017 – 8:30 pm

Artaud In the Black Lodge (selections / in progress showing)

Artaud in the Black Lodge explores the imagined psychic connections between Antonin Artaud, William S. Burroughs and David Lynch. Drawing from the worlds of heavy metal and electronica, composer David T. Little, collaborates with librettist/poet Anne Waldman, director Lydia Steier and operatic rock band Timur and The Dime Museum.

August 12, 2017 – 8:30 pm

Artaud In the Black Lodge (selections / in progress showing)

Artaud in the Black Lodge explores the imagined psychic connections between Antonin Artaud, William S. Burroughs and David Lynch. Drawing from the worlds of heavy metal and electronica, composer David T. Little, collaborates with librettist/poet Anne Waldman, director Lydia Steier and operatic rock band Timur and The Dime Museum.

October 6, 2017 – 8:00 pm

Soldier Songs (orchestral version, excerpts)

The VSO honors our region’s remarkable military community with music inspired by the valor and sacrifice of the men and women of the nation’s armed forces. We will feature the work of composers and artists who used their creativity to process their own experiences of war. The program will include engaging community conversations about the challenges armed forces personnel and their families face, both in the line of duty and in their civilian lives. Benjamin Rous conducts excerpts from the orchestral version of Soldier Songs.

2016

January 10, 2016 – 3:00 pm

Dog Days

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012, United States

The 2016 PROTOTYPE Festival presents the New York premiere of DOG DAYS.

January 11, 2016 – 8:00 pm

Dog Days

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012, United States

The 2016 PROTOTYPE Festival presents the New York premiere of DOG DAYS.

January 20, 2016 – 1:30 pm

Party Pieces (European Premiere)

UT Connewitz, Wolfgang-Heinze-Straße 12A, 04277 Leipzig, Germany

Forum Zeitgenössischer Musik Leipzig [FZML] presents the EU premiere of Party Pieces, an evening-length work co-written by 125 composers according to a compositional model created by Cage in 1945. DTL fragment will presented alongside fragments from William Bolcom, Jason Eckardt, Annie Gosfield, Lei Liang, Keeril Makan and others. Underwritten by Pierre Boulez.

March 1, 2016 – 8:00 pm

Dog Days

Bielefeld Opera, Brunnenstraße 3-9, 33602 Bielefeld, Germany

Conductor, Merijn van Driesten; Director, Klaus Hemmerle; Scenography, Tilo Steffens; Dramaturgy Daniel Westen

March 7, 2016 – 7:00 pm

Ghostlight (world premiere)

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20566, United States

The ever-vital eighth blackbird performs the world premiere of Ghostlight–a ritual for six players, commissioned for them for the Fortas Chamber Music Concerts at the Kennedy Center.

March 12, 2016 – 8:00 pm

Dog Days

Bielefeld Opera, Brunnenstraße 3-9, 33602 Bielefeld, Germany

Conductor, Merijn van Driesten; Director, Klaus Hemmerle; Scenography, Tilo Steffens; Dramaturgy Daniel Westen

March 13, 2016 – 3:00 pm

Haunted Topography

Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002, United States

Capital City Symphony, Victoria Gau, conductor, performs Haunted Topography alongside Mahler’s Symphony No. 4.

March 20, 2016 – 8:00 pm

Dog Days

Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin, Alter Garten 2, 19055 Schwerin, Germany

Cristiano Fioravanti, director / Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin / Martin Schelhaas Theater, Schwerin, Germany

March 25, 2016 – 8:00 pm

Ghostlight

Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, United States

eighth blackbird performs Ghostlight, a new work developed throughout the course of the ensemble’s residency at the MCA, and commissioned by the Kennedy Center. Show will also feature an expanded version of Bryce Dessner’s “Murder Ballads.”

March 26, 2016 – 8:00 pm

Ghostlight

Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, United States

eighth blackbird performs Ghostlight, a new work developed throughout the course of the ensemble’s residency at the MCA, and commissioned by the Kennedy Center. Show will also feature an expanded version of Bryce Dessner’s “Murder Ballads.”

April 2, 2016 – 8:00 pm

Ghostlight

Shenandoah Conservatory, 1460 University Drive, Winchester, VA 22601, United States

eighth blackbird performs Ghostlight at Shenandoah Conservatory.

April 3, 2016 – 3:00 pm

Dog Days

Bielefeld Opera, Brunnenstraße 3-9, 33602 Bielefeld, Germany

Conductor, Merijn van Driesten; Director, Klaus Hemmerle; Scenography, Tilo Steffens; Dramaturgy Daniel Westen

April 8, 2016 – 8:00 pm

Dog Days

Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin, Alter Garten 2, 19055 Schwerin, Germany

Cristiano Fioravanti, director / Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin / Martin Schelhaas Theater, Schwerin, Germany

April 14, 2016 – 8:00 pm

Dog Days

Bielefeld Opera, Brunnenstraße 3-9, 33602 Bielefeld, Germany

Conductor, Merijn van Driesten; Director, Klaus Hemmerle; Scenography, Tilo Steffens; Dramaturgy Daniel Westen

April 16, 2016 – 8:00 pm

Dog Days

Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin, Alter Garten 2, 19055 Schwerin, Germany

Cristiano Fioravanti, director / Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin / Martin Schelhaas Theater, Schwerin, Germany

April 19, 2016 – 1:00 pm

Music of David T. Little at The Glass Box

Mannes School of Music at The New School, 55 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011, United States

Mannes Opera students perform excerpts from Dog Days, archaeology, To A Stranger, and selections from Songs of Love, Death, Friends, and Government. Susan Woodruff Versage, Curator

April 22, 2016 – 8:00 pm

Dog Days

Bielefeld Opera, Brunnenstraße 3-9, 33602 Bielefeld, Germany

Conductor, Merijn van Driesten; Director, Klaus Hemmerle; Scenography, Tilo Steffens; Dramaturgy Daniel Westen

April 23, 2016 – 7:30 pm

JFK (World Premiere)

Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102, United States

Fort Worth Opera presents the world premiere of David T. Little and Royce Vavrek’s new grand opera JFK; directed by Thaddeus Strassberger, conducted by Steven Osgood.

May 1, 2016 – 2:00 pm

JFK

Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102, United States

Fort Worth Opera presents the world premiere of David T. Little and Royce Vavrek’s new grand opera JFK; directed by Thaddeus Strassberger, conducted by Steven Osgood.

May 7, 2016 – 7:30 pm

JFK

Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102, United States

Fort Worth Opera presents the world premiere of David T. Little and Royce Vavrek’s new grand opera JFK; directed by Thaddeus Strassberger, conducted by Steven Osgood.

May 13, 2016 – 7:30 pm

RADIANT CHiLD

Carthage College, 2001 Alford Park Dr, Kenosha, WI 53140, United States

Third Coast Percussion performances the new wind arrangement of RADIANT CHiLD at Carthage College.

May 14, 2016 – 8:00 pm

Dog Days

Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin, Alter Garten 2, 19055 Schwerin, Germany

Cristiano Fioravanti, director / Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin / Martin Schelhaas Theater, Schwerin, Germany

June 24, 2016 – 8:00 pm

dress in magic amulets, dark, from My feet (world premiere)

The Phildelphia Catherdal, Philadelphia, PA

World premiere of a musical responses to Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri, an iconic sacred work of the German Baroque consisting of seven cantatas. The Crossing will perform the new works in repertory with Buxtehude’s 17th-century work with two leading ensembles in their respective fields of performance: Robert Mealy’s Quicksilver Baroque and Claire Chase’s International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). This first night of performances will feature Buxtehude’s Cantatas 1-4 (feet, knees, hands, and side)and the responses of David T. Little, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Caroline Shaw, and Hans Thomalla.

August 21, 2016 – 3:00 pm

dress in magic amulets, dark, from My feet (NYC premiere)

Mostly Mozart Festival at Merkin Concert Hall At Kaufman Music Center, West 67th Street, New York, NY, United States

New York premiere of a musical responses to Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri, an iconic sacred work of the German Baroque consisting of seven cantatas. The Crossing will perform the new works in repertory with Buxtehude’s 17th-century work with two leading ensembles in their respective fields of performance: Robert Mealy’s Quicksilver Baroque and Claire Chase’s International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). This first night of performances will feature Buxtehude’s Cantatas 1-4 (feet, knees, hands, and side) and the responses of David T. Little, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Caroline Shaw, and Hans Thomalla.

September 18, 2016 – 9:00 pm

Meet the Composer, David T. Little

San Diego Central Library, Neil Morgan Auditorium

In advance of San Diego Opera’s performance of Soldier Songs, join Nicolas Reveles in an intimate discussion with the creator of the work, how it was developed, and about the unique style of Little’s music.

October 9, 2016 – 2:00 pm

Bolcom Residency: Chamber Music Concert

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Faculty and Students at the University Michigan School of Music Theater and Dance perform a concert of chamber music by David T. Little, as part of his William Bolcom Residency. Works include:
Raw Power (2010) for sax quartet and kick drum
Red Scare Sketchbook (2005) for saxophone and percussion
Descanso (waiting) (2004) for quintet
and the sky was still there (2010) for solo violin and electronics
Spalding Gray (2009) for quintet

October 16, 2016 – 7:00 pm

Dog Days CD Release Show

National Sawdust, 80 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249, USA

Featuring performance by Lauren Worsham, Marnie Breckenridge, Cherry Duke, James Bobick, Eileen Mack, and James Johnston, with appearances by Royce Vavrek, David T. Little and more.

November 12, 2016 – 7:00 pm

Soldier Songs

San Diego Opera at the Balboa Theatre, Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA, United States

Soldier Songs makes its west coast debut at San Diego Opera, in a production by GLMMR and starring David Adam Moore. Steven Schick conducts, in his company debut.

November 13, 2016 – 2:00 pm

Soldier Songs

San Diego Opera at the Balboa Theatre, Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA, United States

Soldier Songs makes its west coast debut at San Diego Opera, in a production by GLMMR and starring David Adam Moore. Steven Schick conducts, in his company debut.

November 17, 2016 – 7:30 pm

Haunt of Last Nightfall (new staged version, premiere)

Peak Performances, 1 Normal Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043, USA

What if you could see music? In this powerhouse collaboration, Cathie Boyd and her Glasgow-based art house Cryptic join forces with Third Coast Percussion. Their performance of tender, powerful, and haunting music from David T. Little and Peter Garland, along with the world premiere of Gavin Bryars’ “The Other Side of the River,” is an immersive experience in which music, lighting, films, and staging come together to “ravish the senses.”

November 18, 2016 – 7:30 pm

Haunt of Last Nightfall

Peak Performances, 1 Normal Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043, USA

What if you could see music? In this powerhouse collaboration, Cathie Boyd and her Glasgow-based art house Cryptic join forces with Third Coast Percussion. Their performance of tender, powerful, and haunting music from David T. Little and Peter Garland, along with the world premiere of Gavin Bryars’ “The Other Side of the River,” is an immersive experience in which music, lighting, films, and staging come together to “ravish the senses.”

November 19, 2016 – 8:00 pm

Haunt of Last Nightfall

Peak Performances, 1 Normal Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043, USA

What if you could see music? In this powerhouse collaboration, Cathie Boyd and her Glasgow-based art house Cryptic join forces with Third Coast Percussion. Their performance of tender, powerful, and haunting music from David T. Little and Peter Garland, along with the world premiere of Gavin Bryars’ “The Other Side of the River,” is an immersive experience in which music, lighting, films, and staging come together to “ravish the senses.”

November 20, 2016 – 3:00 pm

Haunt of Last Nightfall

Peak Performances, 1 Normal Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043, USA

What if you could see music? In this powerhouse collaboration, Cathie Boyd and her Glasgow-based art house Cryptic join forces with Third Coast Percussion. Their performance of tender, powerful, and haunting music from David T. Little and Peter Garland, along with the world premiere of Gavin Bryars’ “The Other Side of the River,” is an immersive experience in which music, lighting, films, and staging come together to “ravish the senses.”

December 11, 2016 – 2:00 pm

Soldier Songs (excerpts)

Curtis Institute of Music’s Lenfest Hall Gould Rehearsal Hall 1616 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA

Recital featuring Opera Philadelphia’s Emerging Artists Ashley Milanese, Johnathan McCullough, Thomas Shivone, and Anastasiia Sidorova. Thomas Shivone will sing excerpts from Soldier Songs.

2015

January 21, 2015 – 7:00 pm

Opera Overture: Dog Days

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107, United States

Fort Worth Opera presents a preview event in advance of their April 2015 performance of Dog Days, featuring interviews with the creators, and excerpts of the work.

April 22, 2015 – 8:00 pm

To A Stranger

Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20006, United States

David Brundage presents the DC premiere of To A Stranger at the Arts Club of Washington

August 7, 2015 – 8:00 pm

Haunted Topography

Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, 147 River Street South #232, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States

Marin Alsop leads the west coast premiere of Haunted Topography at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music.

August 22, 2015 – 6:00 pm

Marriage Suites (selections from JFK)

Bay Chamber Concert - Rockport Opera House, Central Street, Rockport, ME, United States

Marriage Suites features musical snapshots of married life in the twentieth century. The pieces offer excerpts from the operas 27 (Ricky Ian Gordon), Breaking the Waves (Missy Mazzoli), and JFK (David T. Little) re-imagined for string quartet and voices. The librettist for each of these works is the masterful Royce Vavrek.

September 10, 2015 – 7:00 pm

Musik für den Schultheiß

ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States

Seven)suns performs Musik für den Schultheiß, alongside work by Eal Maneein and Killswitch Engage. Following at 8 will be Tom Swaffords’ String Power CD release.

September 27, 2015 – 3:00 pm

Two Marines

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339, United States

David Adam Moore will sing “Two Marines” from Soldier Songs as part of Opera With An Edge, the Atlanta Opera’s free season preview event.

October 2, 2015 – 8:00 pm

Hellhound

Cullen Center, 11500 Space Center Blvd, Houston, TX 77059, United States

Maya Beiser performs Hellhound as part of All Vows at the Wortham Center in Houston, TX. Presented by SPA, Houston.

October 3, 2015 – 8:00 pm

Speak Softly

Boston Conservatory, 8 Fenway, Boston, MA 02215, United States

The Boston Conservatory Percussion Ensemble, San Z Solomon and Kyle Brightwell, directors, performs Speak Softly

October 14, 2015 – 7:30 pm

Hellhound

BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217, United States

Maya Beiser, Jherek Bischoff and Glenn Kotche present the NYC premiere of ALL Vows, including DTL’s 2014 homage to Robert Johnson, “Hellhound”.

October 15, 2015 – 7:30 pm

Hellhound

BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217, United States

Maya Beiser, Jherek Bischoff and Glenn Kotche present the NYC premiere of ALL Vows, including DTL’s 2014 homage to Robert Johnson, “Hellhound”.

October 16, 2015 – 7:30 pm

Hellhound

BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217, United States

Maya Beiser, Jherek Bischoff and Glenn Kotche present the NYC premiere of ALL Vows, including DTL’s 2014 homage to Robert Johnson, “Hellhound”.

October 17, 2015 – 7:30 pm

Hellhound

BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217, United States

Maya Beiser, Jherek Bischoff and Glenn Kotche present the NYC premiere of ALL Vows, including DTL’s 2014 homage to Robert Johnson, “Hellhound”.

November 11, 2015 – 8:00 pm

Soldier Songs (new production, premiere)

Atlanta Opera, 1575 Northside Circle Northwest #350, Atlanta, GA 30318, United States

Tomer Zvulun directs a new production of Soldier Songs for the Atlanta Opera, featuring baritone Matthew Worth as the Soldier, and design by GLMMR (Vita Tzykun and David Adam Moore), conducted by Christopher Rountree.

November 12, 2015 – 8:00 pm

Soldier Songs

Atlanta Opera, 1575 Northside Circle Northwest #350, Atlanta, GA 30318, United States

Tomer Zvulun directs a new production of Soldier Songs for the Atlanta Opera, featuring baritone Matthew Worth as the Soldier, and design by GLMMR (Vita Tzykun and David Adam Moore), conducted by Christopher Rountree.

November 14, 2015 – 8:00 pm

Soldier Songs

Atlanta Opera, 1575 Northside Circle Northwest #350, Atlanta, GA 30318, United States

Tomer Zvulun directs a new production of Soldier Songs for the Atlanta Opera, featuring baritone Matthew Worth as the Soldier, and design by GLMMR (Vita Tzykun and David Adam Moore), conducted by Christopher Rountree.

November 15, 2015 – 3:00 pm

Soldier Songs

Atlanta Opera, 1575 Northside Circle Northwest #350, Atlanta, GA 30318, United States

Tomer Zvulun directs a new production of Soldier Songs for the Atlanta Opera, featuring baritone Matthew Worth as the Soldier, and design by GLMMR (Vita Tzykun and David Adam Moore), conducted by Christopher Rountree.

November 24, 2015 – 7:00 pm

Musik für den Schultheiß

(Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012, United States

seven)suns performs Musik für den Schultheiß at the LPR Gallery Bar. 6pm doors // 7pm show // All Ages $10 For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/1KkVTSv

2014

January 18, 2014 – 7:00 pm

AGENCY (world premiere)

University Musical Society, Ann Arbor, MI

Kronos Quartet premieres AGENCY, a new large scale work co-commissioned by Kronos Quartet and UMS. Also featuring music by David Harrington, Ramallah Underground, Fela Kuti, Michael Daugherty and Aleksandra Vrebalov.

February 4, 2014 – 8:00 pm

Haunt of Last Nightfall

Furman University , Greenville, SC

Chicago’s “sonically spectacular” (Chicago Tribune) quartet comes to Greenville for a concert of music including drums, marimbas, gongs, anvils and the voices of over 100 “narrators” from around the world.

May 5, 2014 – 8:00 pm

descanso (waiting)

Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York City

The Tallahassee-based What Is Noise ensemble makes the New York City debut, playing music by Whitmarsh, Akiho, Leon, Hoover, Burel, Zwilich, Higdon and more, including my “descanso (waiting)”

June 2, 2014 – 8:00 pm

Soldier Songs at The Holland Festival

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Piet Heinkade, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

European premiere of Soldier Songs at the 2014 Holland Festival, featuring Newspeak, Todd Reynolds, Christopher Burchett, and a new production by Beth Morrison Projects, featuring newly-commissioned film by Bill Morrison. This show is part of a double bill which also features new work by Nico Muhly, including the world premiere of his Spiral Mass.

2013

January 11, 2013 – 7:30 pm

Soldier Songs

PROTOTYPE Festival at the Schimmel Center for the Performing Arts, New York City

Starring Christopher Burchett, and featuring Newspeak, conducted by Todd Reynolds
PROTOTYPE is a joint endeavor of HERE and Beth Morrison Projects.

January 12, 2013 – 7:30 pm

Soldier Songs

PROTOTYPE Festival at the Schimmel Center for the Performing Arts, New York City

Starring Christopher Burchett, and featuring Newspeak, conducted by Todd Reynolds
PROTOTYPE is a joint endeavor of HERE and Beth Morrison Projects.

January 13, 2013 – 7:30 pm

Soldier Songs

PROTOTYPE Festival at the Schimmel Center for the Performing Arts, New York City

Starring Christopher Burchett, and featuring Newspeak, conducted by Todd ReynoldsPROTOTYPE is a joint endeavor of HERE and Beth Morrison Projects.

January 16, 2013 – 7:30 pm

Soldier Songs

PROTOTYPE Festival at the Schimmel Center for the Performing Arts, New York City

Starring Christopher Burchett, and featuring Newspeak, conducted by Todd Reynolds.
PROTOTYPE is a joint endeavor of HERE and Beth Morrison Projects.

January 17, 2013 – 7:30 pm

Soldier Songs

PROTOTYPE Festival at the Schimmel Center for the Performing Arts, New York City.

Starring Christopher Burchett, and featuring Newspeak, conducted by Todd Reynolds.PROTOTYPE is a joint endeavor of HERE and Beth Morrison Projects.

January 18, 2013 – 7:30 pm

Soldier Songs

PROTOTYPE Festival at the Schimmel Center for the Performing Arts, New York City

Starring Christopher Burchett, and featuring Newspeak, conducted by Todd Reynolds.PROTOTYPE is a joint endeavor of HERE and Beth Morrison Projects.

February 16, 2013 – 8:00 pm

Archaeology

Spectrum, NYC

Charles Blandy and Rodney Lister present a fascinating exploration of songs by several generations of Twentieth and Twenty-first century American composers, including Virgil Thomson, Randal Woolf, Jefferson Friedman, Arthur Berger, Nico Muhly, David T. Little, Stephen Feigenbaum and Rodney Lister

March 7, 2013 – 8:00 pm

Archaeology

Boston University

Charles Blandy and Rodney Lister present a fascinating exploration of songs by several generations of Twentieth and Twenty-first century American composers, including Virgil Thomson, Randal Woolf, Jefferson Friedman, Arthur Berger, Nico Muhly, David T. Little, Stephen Feigenbaum and Rodney Lister

March 10, 2013 – 7:30 pm

Archaeology (UK Premiere)

The Forge, London, UK

Charles Blandy and Rodney Lister present a fascinating exploration of songs by several generations of Twentieth and Twenty-first century American composers, including Virgil Thomson, Randal Woolf, Jefferson Friedman, Arthur Berger, Nico Muhly, David T. Little, Stephen Feigenbaum and Rodney Lister

October 17, 2013 – 8:00 pm

Cage100 Party Pieces

Miller Theater, New York City

1/125th of an evening-length work written according to a compositional model created by Cage in 1945; DTL fragment will presented alongside fragments from William Bolcom, Jason Eckardt, Annie Gosfield, Lei Liang, Keeril Makan and others. Performed by Either/Or, conducted by Richard Carrick.

November 9, 2013 – 8:00 pm

JFK: The Living Libretto

National Opera Center, New York City

A libretto reading event and discussion, featuring the first public presentation of the libretto for the new Little/Vavrek opera, JFK (working title.) Presented by American Lyric Theatre and Fort Worth Opera, co-commissioners.

November 22, 2013 – 8:00 pm

descanso (waiting) in Dallas, TX

Caruth Auditorium, Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist Universtiy

Matt Albert’s SYZYGY ensemble performs “descanso (waiting)” — a piece about waiting for news of a loved one’s fate in the wake of a terrible occurrence — on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

2012

August 5, 2012 – 1:00 pm

descanso (after omega) at the D.I.A.

Kresge Court at The Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, MI

Amphion Percussion, Lisa Raschiatore and Jamie Jordan perform music by Steve Reich, John Cage, David T. Little, Wayne Siegel, Missy Mazzoli, Evan Ziporyn, Mohammed Fairouz, and innovative arrangements of tunes by Regina Spektor and Feist, among others. Kresge Court, 1st level.

September 30, 2012 – 3:00 pm

Dog Days

Kasser Theater, Montclair, NJ

Libretto by Royce VavrekBased on the short story Dog Days by Judy Budnitz
Directed by Robert Woodruff
Music Direction by Alan Pierson
Set and Video Design by Jim Findlay
Lighting Design by Matt Frey
Costume Design by Vita Tzykun

Featuring John Kelly and vocalists James Bobick, Marnie Breckenridge, Cherry Duke, Michael Marcotte, Peter Tantsits, and Lauren Worsham, with chamber ensemble Newspeak and special guests.

Produced by Peak Performances in association with Beth Morrison Projects.

October 5, 2012 – 7:30 pm

Dog Days

Kasser Theater, Montclair, NJ

Libretto by Royce VavrekBased on the short story Dog Days by Judy Budnitz
Directed by Robert Woodruff
Music Direction by Alan Pierson
Set and Video Design by Jim Findlay
Lighting Design by Matt Frey
Costume Design by Vita Tzykun

Featuring John Kelly and vocalists James Bobick, Marnie Breckenridge, Cherry Duke, Michael Marcotte, Peter Tantsits, and Lauren Worsham, with chamber ensemble Newspeak and special guests.

Produced by Peak Performances in association with Beth Morrison Projects.

October 6, 2012 – 8:00 pm

Dog Days

Kasser Theater, Montclair, NJ

Libretto by Royce VavrekBased on the short story Dog Days by Judy Budnitz
Directed by Robert Woodruff
Music Direction by Alan Pierson
Set and Video Design by Jim Findlay
Lighting Design by Matt Frey
Costume Design by Vita Tzykun

Featuring John Kelly and vocalists James Bobick, Marnie Breckenridge, Cherry Duke, Michael Marcotte, Peter Tantsits, and Lauren Worsham, with chamber ensemble Newspeak and special guests.

Produced by Peak Performances in association with Beth Morrison Projects.

October 7, 2012 – 3:00 pm

Dog Days

Kasser Theater, Montclair, NJ

Libretto by Royce VavrekBased on the short story Dog Days by Judy Budnitz
Directed by Robert Woodruff
Music Direction by Alan Pierson
Set and Video Design by Jim Findlay
Lighting Design by Matt Frey
Costume Design by Vita Tzykun

Featuring John Kelly and vocalists James Bobick, Marnie Breckenridge, Cherry Duke, Michael Marcotte, Peter Tantsits, and Lauren Worsham, with chamber ensemble Newspeak and special guests.

November 7, 2012 – 8:00 pm

Speak Softly

Shenandoah Conservatory

The SU Percussion Ensemble performs “Speak Softly” on Ear Candy, a concert of new music, also featuring music by Julia Wolfe, Bright Sheng and more.

2011

February 17, 2011 – 7:30 pm

and the sky was still there

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (http://www.camh.org/)

Todd Reynolds performs and the sky was still there alongside a premiere by Bill Ryan and works by Michael Lowenstern, Ingram Marshall, Nick Zammuto and Todd. Should be a great show. Houston folks check it out!

February 24, 2011 – 7:30 pm

Conspiracy Theory for big band

Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Concert Hall

In a bit of a trade, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society will perform a new work I’m composing for them, fittingly called Conspiracy Theory and Newspeak will premiere a new large work by Darcy!

March 16, 2011 – 9:00 pm

and the sky was still there – Todd Reynolds CD Release!

ISSUE Project Room

Todd Reynolds releases his brand new–and unbelievably good–CD, Outerborough. The disc features Todd’s own music, a new piece by me, and works by Michael Gordon, David Lang, Michael Lowenstern, Ken Thomson, Paula Matthusen, Phil Kline, as well as tunes from both members of indie-sensations The Books, Paul de Jong and Nick Zammuto.

June 23, 2011 – 9:00 pm

Soldier Songs

International Festival of Arts and Ideas, New Haven CT

The International Festival of Arts and Ideas presents Beth Morrison Projects’ production of Soldier Songs. Directed by Yuval Sharon, and performed by David Adam Moore, with members of Newspeak, conducted by Todd Reynolds.

June 24, 2011 – 9:00 pm

Soldier Songs

The International Festival of Arts and Ideas, New Haven, CT

The International Festival of Arts and Ideas presents Beth Morrison Projects’ production of Soldier Songs. Directed by Yuval Sharon, and performed by David Adam Moore, with members of Newspeak, conducted by Todd Reynolds.

June 25, 2011 – 8:00 pm

Soldier Songs

The International Festival of Arts and Ideas, New Haven CT

The International Festival of Arts and Ideas presents Beth Morrison Projects’ production of Soldier Songs. Directed by Yuval Sharon, and performed by David Adam Moore, with members of Newspeak, conducted by Todd Reynolds.

September 10, 2011 – 8:00 pm

CHARM (world premiere)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, under Marin Alsop; Baltimore, MD

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under Marin Alsop will premiere CHARM–a new work dedicated to the city of Baltimore–on their 2011-2012 opening gala.

October 12, 2011 – 7:00 pm

Am I Born (special preview)

World Financial Center, New Sounds Live

WNYC New Sounds Live at the World Financial CenterWorks by Mos Def (arr. Derek Bermel), DTL, Lev Zurbin, Corey Dargel, Rzewski
Mos Def, hip hop artist, Mellissa Hughes and Corey Dargel, voice; Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Dianne Berkun, conductor, Brooklyn Phil Chamber Players; Alan Pierson, conductor

December 6, 2011 – 8:00 pm

East Coast Attitude

Temple University

Emily Threinen leads the Temple University Wind Symphony in the Philadelphia premiere of East Coast Attitude, alongside works by John Mackey, Vincent Persichetti and Ned Rorem.

December 9, 2011 – 8:00 pm

East Coast Attitude

Eastman School of Music, Rochester NY

Mark Scatterday leads the Eastman Wind Ensemble in East Coast Attitude, alongside works by Frank Ticheli, Michael Daugherty, David Maslanka, Narong Prangcharoen and a Steven Stucky world premiere.

2010

June 4, 2010 – 7:30 pm

raw power for Prism Quartet

Symphony Space, Leonard Nimoy Thalia 2537, Broadway at 95th Street New York, NY

PRISM Quartet presents “DAVE” – new works for saxophone quartet by David Lang, David T. Little, David Biedenbender, and David Laganella.

June 5, 2010 – 8:00 pm

raw power for Prism Quartet

Settlement Music School, Mary Louise Curtis Branch 416 Queen Street, Philadelphia PA 19147

PRISM Quartet presents “DAVE” – new works for saxophone quartet by David Lang, David T. Little, David Biedenbender, and David Laganella.

December 13, 2010 – 8:00 pm

“oh Gott, es regnet!” at Roulette

Roulette - 20 Greene St. New York, NY

Dither performs “oh Gott, es regnet” as part of a double bill with Red Light New Music. (This performance of “oh Gott, es regnet!’ is sponsored by the American Composers Forum through its Encore Program, supporting repeat performances of new works.)

2009

May 9, 2009 – 7:30 pm

Scenes from Dog Days

Zankel Hall (Carnegie Hall)

Songs from Dog DaysCommissioned by Carnegie Hall through The Weill Music Institute
Performers: Performers: Sung Eun Lee, Patrick Cook, Megan Taylor, Mary Bonhag, Tania Rodriguez, with ensemble conducted by Alan Pierson.

July 17, 2009 – 8:00 pm

American Opera Projects Showcase

Galapagos Art Space, DUMBO

This showcase will feature selection from my vocal and operatic work. Program will include selections from Soldier Songs, Dog Days–including a new aria!–and a new version of sweet light crude, from the Newspeak songbook. The show will feature performances by Lauren Worsham, Mellissa Hughes, Eileen Mack, Jody Redhage, David Adam Moore, as well as music by Stefan Weisman.

September 21, 2009 – 9:30 pm

The Coterie @ Joe’s Pub

Joe's Pub at The Public Theatre

Theresa McCarthy, David Adam Moore, and Morgan James perform selections from Dog Days. Also works by Rachel Peters, Matt Marks, Royce Vavrek, Jeff Myers, and more.
Tickets are available here

September 25, 2009 – 8:00 pm

Speak Softly @ Archepelago

Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn

The wonderful Line C3 perform “Speak Softly” on the debut concert of Archipelago, the new series co-presented by New Amsterdam Records & Galapagos. Also on the bill: wonderful music by William Brittelle, Carl Schimmel, Nico Muhly, and Marcos Balter More info here

October 3, 2009 – 5:30 pm

Musik für den Schultheiß and Selections from Terpsichore (arr DTL) @ Eagle Rock Music Festival, LA

Eagle Rock Center for the Art, 2225 Colorado Blvd. Los Angeles, CA

The Formalist Quartet performs as part of the Eagle Rock Music Festival. Works by Lei Liang, Nicholas Deyoe, Andrew McIntosh, and my Musik für den Schultheiß, performed with its companion piece–my arrangement of selections from Michael Praetorius’ Terpsichore–for the first time since 2005. Very exciting.