September 28, 2007

Stepping Out: Performed


HUBERT ARNOLD'S "Converging Voices" commissioned for the New York Saxophone Quartet at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space in New York City in November.

SVJETLANA BUKVICH-NICHOLS' piece Before and After the Tekke for solo violin, electronics, and voice at The Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage on June 15. Violinist Ana Milosavljevic commissioned the work.

ANTOWNE K. CLOWER'S songs "Control Traffic" and "Pro" by the group Contact at the Ferguson StreetFest on September 28.

ELLEN FISHMAN-JOHNSON'S composition for Jeanne Ruddy's choreographed dance performance by her troupe at The Performance Garage in April.

JAY GREENBERG'S premiere concerto at Carnegie Hall with violinist Joshua Bell and New York's Orchestra of St. Luke's on October 28, 2007.

BOB LEVY'S jazz ballad "I Should Go Home" from his album Out in the Cold by singer and actor Joe Peck at The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop in Washington, DC.

MICHAEL K. LEWIS, a.k.a. That Guy Eclipz, at Club Champions in Cleveland, OH on July 29.

DENNIS LIVINGSTON'S "If I Could Tell You" by English tenor Stephen Miles at the Auden Festival held at Gresham's School in Holt, England in September. Livingston sets this cabaret song to a poem by Auden.

EYAL MAOZ'S Middle Eastern Jewish rock-jazz ensemble Edom at Tillies in Brooklyn on September 28, Spike Hill in Brooklyn on October 9, and Zebulon in Williamsburg, NY on October 21.

IAN MCHUGH and his group, Bomb Squad, have united with American Idol Finalist, Brenna Gethers, to perform aboard the Mayercraft Carrier, a rock cruise to the Bahamas featuring John Mayer.

BENJAMIN DELWIN PRESSLEY at The Flatiron's Open Mic Night in Greensboro, NC on July 10 and 24.

JAMES D. RABB III,a.k.a. Tru James of the soul group Mecca, was chosen by RZA to join Wu-Tang on the North American Rock the Bells Festival during August.

RONIO, rap artist and producer, at "A Dedication to Hip-Hop" with artists Snatch and Choyce on October 4 at Club Ambiance in Jamaica, NY.

AMY SCURRIA'S piano works at the Contemporary Japanese and American Music Conference in Japan at the Sakaiminato Symphony Garden Concert Hall by pianist and composer, Mr. Isaac Nagao. Also, her solo violin work Games Children Play was performed by Rice University student Samuel Thompson for his senior recital. The third movement from Scurria's We Are Met, co-composed with Steve Heitzburg and commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Minnesota Orchesta, was performed by the Richmond Symphony and the Richmond Boys Choir under the baton of Sarah Hatsuko-Hicks.

LOUISE M. SMITH at the Doubletree Hotel in Augusta, GA presented by Garden City Jazz in celebration of internationally acclaimed trombonist Wycliffe Gordon on

August 17. Proceeds benefited the George P. Butler Comprehensive High School Music Department and The American Cancer Society. He was also featured on two segments of Atlanta Live TV 57 on August 13.

WILLIAM SUSMAN'S Marimba Montuno by percussionist Joseph Gramley at the First Presbyterian Church in Germantown in Philadelphia, PA on April 29. His two award-winning soundtracks feature Kronos Quartet alumnus Joan Jeanrenaud on cello. Those are Fate of the Lhapa and Oil On Ice, music from a documentary of the same name about life in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

SARAH WARD at Kelly's Pub in Mishawaka, IN on August 4 and at Halftime Sports Bar and Grill in Elkhart, IN on August 11.

STEPHEN YIP'S premiere by E.A.R. Unit in Arcosanti, AZ on August 11.