Events

Wednesday, January 16, 2008; 8:00PM
Network for New Music and Randall Scarlata perform A Lullaby for baritone and small ensemble. Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center, 260 South Broad St., Philadelphia, PA.

Sunday, January 20, 2008; 3:00PM
Second performance of A Lullaby by Network for New Music and Randall Scarlata. Memorial Church of the Good Shepherd, 3820 The Oak Road, Philadelphia, PA.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Andrew McPherson awarded a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Sunday, April 6, 2008; 3:00PM
Premiere of Lights and Snow. Charlotte Dobbs, soprano; Phil Paglialonga, clarinet; Bonnie Wagner, piano. Rose Recital Hall, 3340 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA.

Thursday, April 24, 2008; 6:30PM
Premiere of Kinematics; Martin Shultz, violin. Friedberg Hall at the Peabody Institute of Music, Baltimore, MD.

Saturday, July 26, 2008; 11AM
Premiere of Play of Shadows for Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Wind Ensemble. Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008; 8:30PM
Premiere of Idle Time for brass quintet by the Trinity Brass Quintet. Harris Hall at the Aspen Music Festival.

Friday, September 19, 2008, 8:35AM and 5:45PM
Classical Connections, a program of WGBH Boston, to air a segment on Play of Shadows and the BUTI Wind Ensemble.

Sunday, November 16, 2008; 3PM
Performance of Kinematics for solo violin; Rebecca Ribchester, violin.
Performance of This is a test of the emergency broadcast system. Kelly Coyle, Will Amsel, clarinets; Matt McDonald, Billy Short, bassoons.
Rose Recital Hall, 3340 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA.

Sunday, March 29, 2009; 3PM
Performance of Idle Time for brass quintet.
Rose Recital Hall, 3340 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA.

April 8, 2009; 7:30PM
Performance of Kinematics for solo violin at Nevada Encounters of New Music, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Arturo Rando-Grillot Recital Hall, Beam Music Center, UNLV campus.

April 16-17, 2009
Workshop and reading of First Light by the American Composers Orchestra, as part of their ACO/PennPresents New Music Readings. Performance April 17th at 7:30PM, Ibrahim Theater, International House, 3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia.

Saturday, May 30, 2009; 10AM and 12PM
On a lighter note: the Westminster Community Orchestra will be playing a children's concert including a short "Concerto for Kids and Orchestra" I wrote for them with percussion-playing kids. Playhouse, Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009; 6PM
Premiere of Interstate Holiday for orchestra, winner of the 2009 Jacob Druckman Prize at the Aspen Music Festival. Aspen Sinfonia; Fabien Gabel, conductor. Details

Sunday, November 22, 2009; 3PM
Recital of three new premieres! Secrets of Antikythera for piano and electronics, Anagram for solo percussion, and d'Amore for viola and electronics. Performances by Sandra Gu, piano, Nick Tolle, percussion and Nadia Sirota, viola. Rose Recital Hall, 3340 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010; 7PM
Performance of Kinematics by Network for New Music, with public master class by Richard Danielpour. Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA.

Saturday, May 2, 2010; 7:30PM
Performance of a new short piece (variation on the Diabelli theme) by Network for New Music as part of their 25th anniversary celebration. Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St., Philadelphia PA.

Thursday, May 13, 2010; 8PM
Premiere of Blago's at his Exercise for baritone and piano, based on speeches by former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Performance by Chamber Music Now, featuring baritone Nathan Bachhuber. Ethical Society, Philadelphia PA. More info

Wednesday, May 26, 2010; 8PM
Performance of Secrets of Antikythera by Sandra Gu, piano. St. Marks Church, 600 Colorado Avenue, Palo Alto, CA.

Sunday, May 30, 2010; 8:30PM
Performance of Secrets of Antikythera by Sandra Gu, piano. Regenstein Hall (MCR), Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Friday, June 18, 2010; 8:00PM
Performance of Anagram by Nicholas Tolle, percussion. Williams Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA. More info

Wednesday, August 4, 2010; 5:15PM
Premiere of Three Stories from the Topiary Garden at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Ming Luke and Gemma New, conductors. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA.

Saturday, August 14, 2010; 2:30PM
Performance of selections from Secrets of Antikythera at the Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music by pianist Ryan MacEvoy McCullough. Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox, MA. More info

Saturday, October 9, 2010; 8PM
Performance of Interstate Holiday by the Symphony in C, Rossen Milanov conducting. (Winner of the 2009-2010 Young Composers' Competition.) Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, Camden, NJ.

January 2011
Two new recordings coming this year! My first CD, featuring Secrets of Antikythera, d'Amore and Kinematics will be released on Innova Records this fall, with support from the American Music Center and the American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter. Performances by Sandra Gu, Nadia Sirota and Martin Shultz.

Second, I have three short film scores (Western Travelogues) on the DVD Treasures V: The West, 1898-1938, to be released this fall by the National Film Preservation Foundation.

Saturday, February 5, 2011
Magnetic resonator piano demo and performance at the FAST Arts Festival. MIT Media Lab (lower atrium), Cambridge, MA.

Saturday, March 26, 2011; 7:30PM
I will be giving the premiere of Layers Deep Below for magnetic resonator piano at Rock Hall, Temple University, 1715 N. Broad St., Philadelphia PA.

Saturday, September 17, 2011; 7PM
Sunday, September 18, 2011; 2:30PM and 7PM
Performances of A Lullaby as part of Voice of this Generation: Love Lost, a show featuring songs of seven young Philadelphia composers. Premiere performances of a new version for mezzo-soprano and piano by Cynthia Cook and Tim Ribchester. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA.

Saturday, September 24, 2011; 8PM
Performance of Soliloquy by the New Spectrum Ensemble: Kathryn Bates Williams, cello and Sandra Gu, piano. Recital Hall at San Francisco Conservatory. More info

Friday, October 21, 2011; 8PM
Performance of Secrets of Antikythera for magnetic resonator piano by pianist Ryan MacEvoy McCullough. Conservatory Theatre, Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, Ontario.

Monday, October 24, 2011
Performance of Secrets of Antikythera for magnetic resonator piano by pianist Ryan MacEvoy McCullough. Philadelphia, PA; venue details TBA.

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011; 7PM
Sunday, December 4th, 2011; 3PM
New music for magnetic resonator piano by young Philadelphia/Princeton composers David Carpenter, William Derganc, Daniel Fox, Daniel Shapiro, Jeff Snyder and Tony Solitro. Performances by pianist Feifei Zhang. Saturday concert at Mitchell Auditorium (Bossone building), Drexel University, 3120 Market St., Philadelphia, PA. Sunday concert at Rock Hall, Temple University, Philadelphia PA.

Saturday, February 18, 2012
Premiere of After the Rains by Radius Ensemble. Killian Hall, MIT, Boston, MA.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Performance of d'Amore by Bridget Carey, viola, at Wilton's Music Hall, London. Part of the Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval 2012 conference.