news and upcoming events

January, 2016 | Civitella Ranieri Foundation

Good news! I've been awarded a fellowship from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation (Umbria, Italy). I'll be in residence during the summer of 2017 for six weeks. 

Find out more about Civitella here:

March 8, 2016 | LPR Live

Conor Hanick and the folks @ Q2 produced a nice podcast about Terry Riley. The episode features pianist and collaborator Sarah Cahill and a short work I wrote for her in honor of Terry's 80th birthday. 

LPR Live: Pianist Sarah Cahill Performs Terry Riley and Samuel Adams

May 2016 Shared Madness

Violinist Jennifer Koh premieres a new work as part of the New York Philharmonic's second Biennial

05.24.2016      National Sawdust | New York, NY
05.31.2015      National Sawdust | New York, NY

June 6, 2016 | MusicNOW: light readings

Donald Nally's wonderful vocal ensemble and members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra premiere a new work of mine. Nally conducts. Also on the program are excerpts from Qasim Ali Naqvi's Fjoloy and Tristan Perich's monumental work Surface Image

06.06.2016      Harris Theatre | Chicago, IL

June & July 2016 | Crowden School Composition Workshop

I am so excited to be working with the brilliant young composers of The Crowden School for another summer. 

07.16.2016      Final Concert | The Crowden School | Berkeley, CA

October 7, 2016 New Work for Spektral Quartet

The incomparable Spektral Quartet premieres a new work as part of the inaugural EarTaxi festival of contemporary music. The concert also features works by Morgan Krauss and George Lewis.

10.07.2016      Harris Theatre | Chicago, IL

Winter & Spring 2016-17 | Schubert Project

Piano wizard Emanuel Ax will premiere a new set of works alongside the music of Franz Schubert. 

11.04.2016      Druckeri Baden | Baden, Switzerland
11.06.2016      Gulbenkian | Lisbon, Portugal
11.08.2016      Auditorio Nacional de Musica | Madrid, Spain
11.09.2016      Teatro Principal de Alicante | Alicante, Spain
11.10.2016      Auditorio Palacio de Congresos de Zaragoza | Zaragoza, Spain
12.06.2016      Hancher Auditorium | Iowa City, IA
01.20.2017      Green Center | Sonoma, CA
01.22.2017      Zellerbach Hall | Berkeley, CA
01.24.2017      Philharmonic Society | Orange County, CA
04.17.2017      Eastman School of Music | Rochester, NY
04.22.2017      Carnegie Hall | New York, NY

March 2017 | New Work for the CSO

New work for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. More information soon.

03.16.2017      Symphony Center | Chicago, IL
03.17.2017      Wheaton College | Wheaton, IL
03.18.2017      Symphony Center | Chicago, IL
03.19.2017      Symphony Center | Chicago, IL
03.21.2016      Symphony Center | Chicago, IL