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.
7:30pm on Kansas State University campus, performed by the KSU Faculty Brass Quintet. More info about the conference at http://www.k-state.edu/music/sciregion6conference/visitor_guide/index.html. I’ll also be giving my new paper on teaching composition and narrative form!
Performed as part of Garrett’s final doctoral recital. At the Church of the Epiphany in Tempe, 7:30pm. Free admission. Also featuring terrific music by Charles Reskin and the great John Williams, among many others!
Blues in Red is performed as part of the honors for its win of the NACUSA 37th Annual Young Composers’ Competition. Gano Chapel at William Jewell College, Liberty, MO (just outside Kansas City). More info at https://www.music-usa.org/nacusa/.
Performed as part of the University of Nebraska-Kearney New Music Festival. UNK Fine Arts Recital Hall. Livestream at http://www.unk.edu/academics/music/performing-art-live-stream-events.php. Don’t miss my Composer Conversation the next day at 11am!
The men from my old hometown of Corvallis, under the baton of Russ Christensen, take Spirit to the Northwest regional American Choral Directors’ Association Conference! Information about the performance here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cdQylkwe35pXZmhdwwRG0_on37fPKT5_rCkXcLzKpS4/edit
The brilliant Andrew Allen and Gordon Hicken of Rogue Two, who commissioned Step Inside for soprano sax and marimba, have just released their tremendous first album! The aptly-named Step Inside features the premiere recording of the same piece, alongside other amazing music by composer-friends Jesse Jones, Jay Batzner, and many others. Makes a terrific stocking stuffer for your favorite new music fan! Get it now via digital download here — CD’s available for order soon!