The Australian Chamber Orhcestra recently announced their 2019 US national tour programming, which includes Sam's recent work Movements (for us and them), which was co-commissioned by Stanford Live and The Australian Chamber Orchestra and premiered in Australia earlier this summer.
For information about the tour, click HERE.
October 9, 2018
I'm building a really big piece with my very close friends and collaborators in Post:Ballet (Vanessa Thiessen and Robert Dekkers) and The Living Earth Show (Travis Andrews and Andy Meyerson). Although we're not premiering the work in its entirety until 2020, you can experience a preview next month in San Francisco at CounterPulse. Come have a drink with us and join the discussion.
For information about the event, click HERE.
July 3, 2018
I've finally gotten around to restructuring my site to make it a bit more user friendly. There's much more audio and information about past and upcoming works. And I now have reddish links. I hope you enjoy perusing.
June 28, 2018
I'm excited to announce that I'll be expanding my recent work for my good friends in the Spektral Quartet. They'll premiere the new piece as part of a new salon series in collaboration with artist and community builder Theaster Gates. Stay tuned for more details.
June 23, 2018
I've been on tour with the Australian Chamber Orchestra as they give the first performances of my new work Movements (for us and them). It's been a tremendous pleasure working with this group. They're everything a composer could want in a collaborator (and some): flexible, comfort-averse, and democratic.
I was interviewed by Simon Moore of Fine Music 102.5 about the piece, contemporary music, and the art of the American West. Listen here if you're interested.
Thanks for everything, ACO!
May 22, 2018
Violinist Karen Gomyo premiered a new Chamber Concerto of mine a couple of weeks ago. It was the kind of 'peak experience' that shows up only once every couple of years. Karen played the piece with the kind of directness and intensity that suggested she'd been living with it for decades.
March 18, 2018
I just returned from 2 very short weeks (11 days) in northeastern Wyoming. Yup, the least populous part of the least populous state in the continental US. Lots of good work on my new piece for the ACO, and I had regular visitations from the sandhill cranes and whitetail deer. Thanks, Ucross!
11.29.2018 | San Francisco
This process-focused showing will include a brief, moderated discussion with Samuel, Robert, The Living Earth Show, and the dancers, as well as drinks and light fare with the artists after the performance.
CounterPulse | San Francisco | 7:00pm
01.08.2019 | New York
Metropolis Ensemble Presents "Reiterations" curated by Christopher Cerrone.
1 Rivington Street | New York, NY | 7:30pm (doors) / 8:00pm (event)
02.13.2019 | Tucson
Arizona Chamber Music | Leo Rich Theater | Tucson, AZ | 7:30pm
02.14.2019 | San Francisco
San Francisco Performances | Herbst Theater | San Francisco, CA | 7:30pm
03.09.2019 | Dallas
Chamber Music International | Moody Performance Hall | Dallas, TX | 7:30pm
03.23.2019 | Chicago
As part of Spektral's new Salon Series in collaboration with Theaster Gates
03.31.2019 | Stanford
Bing Concert Hall | Stanford, CA | 2:30pm
04.05.2019 | Orange County
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Counter Hall | Orange County, CA | 8:00pm
04.07.2019 | Blacksburg
Moss Arts Center | Virgina Tech | Blacksburg, VA | 4:00pm
04.11.2019 | Princeton
Princeton University | Princeton, NJ | 8:00pm
More information coming soon
04.17.2019 | Tucson
Arizona Friends of Chamber Music | Tucson Museum of Art | Tucson, AZ
04.28.2019 | Orange County
Soka University | Mission Viejo, CA | 3:00pm
05.07.2019 | Melbourne
05.09.2019 | Brisbane
05.11.2019 | Melbourne
05.13.2019 | Sydney
05.16.2019 | Newcastle
05.21.2019 | Perth
05.23.2019 | Adelaide
05.25.2019 | Sydney
05.28.2019 | Canberra
05.22.2019 | Seattle
Meany Center for the Performing Arts | Seattle, WA | 7:30pm
06.02.2019 | Davis
Robert Mondavi Center for the Arts | Jackson Hall | Davis, CA | 2:00pm