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Following a stellar performance on November 29 of Draw Me the Sun by the Moscow Conservatory’s Studio for New Music, directed by Maestro Vladimir Tarnopolsky, the Conservatory’s New Classics Competition named Draw Me the Sun as its Second Prize winner in the Contemporary Popular Music division! A heartfelt thanks to the Moscow Conservatory for this honor, and for an incredible performance during the most challenging of circumstances. Special congratulations are also in order to my longtime friend Matt Browne, who took home First Prize in the same division for his incredible work Writer’s Room.
You can see the entire gala concert here, and the Studio for New Music’s performance of Draw Me the Sun here.
Draw Me the Sun, written for Alarm Will Sound, has been named a finalist in the 2020 Moscow Conservatory New Classics Competition! The gala concert and announcement of the winners is scheduled for November 15. More information on the competition and the concert here, and I’ll update this space with a link to any live streams or new, exciting news. More info about Draw Me the Sun can be found on the Symphonic/Large Ensemble page. Stay tuned!
P.S. Don’t miss the incredible music of my buddy Matt Browne, another finalist!
For the second year in a row, Dave Hall’s incomparable UNL Percussion Ensemble is going to the Percussive Arts Society International Convention! On Saturday, they’ll perform a lights-out program featuring Mackey, Thorvaldsdottir, Cerrone, and my brand new piece for them, Snake Oil. 10am in the Sagamore Ballroom. More information at www.pasic.org.
As part of the University of Nebraska’s “Nebraska Lectures” series, I’ll be discussing my song cycle Nebraska Songbook, its inspiration and conception. My amazing colleagues Jamie Reimer and Brenda Wristen will be on hand to give a complete performance of the piece. Free and open to the public! More information (and a live webcast) available here: https://research.unl.edu/nebraskalectures/nebraska-songbook/
At 2pm in the Gulfstream-Hileah room, I’ll present my paper Tell Me A Story: Teaching Music Composition Through Narrative Design. Conference attendees get in free, of course! Discussion pod to follow at 2:45pm — drop by and say hello!
The incomparable University of Nebraska-Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, directed by my colleague and inspired composer/conductor Tyler White, premieres my new work for orchestra, Promise Me You Won’t Believe A Single Word, this afternoon at 3pm CT in Kimball Recital Hall on my home turf at the Glenn Korff School of Music! $5/$3 in person, or hear the live webcast by visiting music.unl.edu. There’s a lot more great chances to hear my work alongside great musicians and great friend coming up – keep an eye on this space, or follow me on social media at ‘gregsimonmusic’ for more information.
Gerald Noble and Henning Schröder perform Step Inside in the first feature of Greg’s music on the BMC subscription series! 7:30pm in Ingram Auditorium on Brevard College campus, $20 general admission. Tickets and more information at http://www.brevardmusic.org.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s amazing percussion ensemble, directed by my friend and colleague Dave Hall, premieres the percussion orchestra version of Draw Me the Sun. 7:30pm, Kimball Recital Hall (Lincoln, NE); $5/$3 students and seniors.
Step InsideRogue Two8:37
Promise Me You Won’t Believe A Single Word18:50
Devil WindsCavell Trio6:08
Draw Me the SunAlarm Will Sound7:15
SpiritUniversity of Michigan Men's Glee Club4:17
Two Lorca Songs I: Hora de EstrellasUniversity of Michigan Chamber Choir3:10
Two Lorca Songs II: DanzaUniversity of Michigan Chamber Choir5:08
Two OrchidsKellan Toohey9:23
Marble and GlassUniversity of Michigan Jazz Ensemble9:36
Dead Cowboys: Pray for Rain5:47
The Way Through the WoodsGreg Simon, trumpet4:36
Foolish FireCalifornia State University Fullerton Wind Ensemble
Piano Quintet “Scenes From Childhood” II. Jordan and NadiaPlayground Ensemble
Piano Quintet “Scenes From Childhood” I. Kites at Seal RockFifth House Ensemble
Piano Quintet “Scenes From Childhood” III. Tag!Playground Ensemble