Commissioning project and recital tour

Zach Sheets, flute  |  Wei-Han Wu, piano

In March/April of 2016, Wei-Han Wu and I embarked on a 6-city recital tour, presenting world premieres for flute and piano.

For this project, we brought together four outstanding composers—Katherine Balch, Ashkan Behzadi, Gabriel Bolaños, and David Clay Mettens—to write new works for flute and piano, which were the core of our recital program. We also crafted a unique program for each city, combining the four commissioned works with music by local composers and pieces from the standard repertoire. Please enjoy exploring the recordings of their works below, and contact me (or them) if you would like access to a perusal score.

March 15th, 2016 — 6:30 p.m. — Ciminelli Lounge, Eastman School of Music | Rochester, NY

          -works by Balch, Bolaños, Mettens, Ligeti, Martin, and Augusta Read Thomas

March 19th, 2016 — 7:30 p.m. — Logan Center, University of Chicago | Chicago, IL

          -works by Balch, Bolaños, Mettens, Ligeti, Martin, Sheets, and Augusta Read Thomas

March 24th, 2016 — 8 p.m. — Kerrytown Concert Hall | Ann Arbor, MI [presented by ÆPEX Contemporary Performance]

          -works by Balch, Bolaños, Mettens, J. Harvey, K. Kuster, Ligeti, F. Martin, & Z. Sheets 

April 20th, 2016 — 8 p.m. — Crypt Chapel, Church of the Intercession | NYC, NY

          -works by Balch, Behzadi, Bolaños, Mettens, and others 

April 21st, 2016 — 8:00 p.m. — Firehouse 12 | New Haven, CT

          -works by Balch, Behzadi, Bolaños, Mettens, and others 

April 23rd, 2016 — 7 p.m. —  the Lilypad Inman | Cambridge, MA

          -works by Balch, Behzadi, Bolaños, Mettens, and others 

 

Our project has been made possible in part by generous funding from the Tallon Perkes Scholarship Fund, the Eastman School of Music Professional Development Committee, and New Music USA.

You can visit our project page at New Music USA by following this link.