"Atlas" Premieres on Vesper Concerts
Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

"Atlas" Premieres on Vesper Concerts

I'm so excited to be collaborating with old friends and phenomenal percussionists, arx duo, alongside the amazing pianists Amy Yang and Qing Jiang. We’re working an ambitious new eight-hands piece. Here’s how we’re describing it:

“Inspired by images from the New Horizons spacecraft and the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, Atlas will explore sonic spaces with a sense of wonder about the universe, the spaces we inhabit within it, and the spaces we might someday traverse. The percussionists of arx duo will premiere the piece alongside pianists Amy Yang and Qing Jiang, always working around a single piano. They will chart many theatrical possibilities for spatial interaction, all four sometimes playing percussion at the corners of the stage, other times crowding elbow to elbow at the piano bench.”

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"Between the Reels" at the Vanderbilt Museum
Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

"Between the Reels" at the Vanderbilt Museum

As part of a new venture I’m exploring with friends and colleagues Eric Huckins and Gergana Haralampieva, my “Between the Reels” will be performed at the Vanderbilt Museum on Sunday, June 23rd. More information is available via the Vanderbilt Museum. This is a shine only event, but the music is included with museum admission.

Concert Description:

“The Long Island Chamber Music Festival (LICMF) and the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum have planned an afternoon of chamber music outdoors in the Vanderbilt Mansion’s beautiful courtyard, on Sunday, June 23, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. The event is included with the normal price of general admission.

Come hear five of New York’s finest young musicians perform music inspired by dance. The program’s party atmosphere pairs Mozart’s charming Divertimento in D Major with a collection of dances arranged by the Danish String Quartet.

Composer Nick DiBerardino’s Between the Reels, inspired by reel tunes from Dublin’s many pubs, brings a raucous energy that is rounded out by the final piece of the concert – a tango and dance suite for French horn and string quartet by Corrado Maria Saglietti.

The Long Island Chamber Music Festival is comprised of young musicians of the highest caliber. Drawn from Carnegie Hall, the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Astral Artists, and several other of the country’s most prestigious musical institutions.

Eric Huckins, the co-founder of LICMF said the festival musicians share a common mission, they work to present interactive performances of the highest quality, bringing engaging new music and approachable, informative programming to diverse audiences on Long Island.

The concert is included with the purchase of general admission. General admission is $8 for adults, $7 for students and seniors, $5 for children 12 & under and free for children 2 & under.”

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"Between the Reels" at Planting Fields
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

"Between the Reels" at Planting Fields

Long Island Chamber Music Festival and Planting Fields Arboretum invite you to celebrate the summer solstice with an effervescent evening of chamber music under the stars. Come hear five of New York’s finest young musicians perform music inspired by dance. This program’s party atmosphere, enhanced by wine and cheese, pairs Mozart’s charming Divertimento in D Major with a collection of dances arranged by the Danish String Quartet. The New York premiere of composer Nick DiBerardino’s Between the Reels, inspired by reel tunes from Dublin’s many pubs, brings a raucous energy that is rounded out by the final piece of the evening: a tango and dance suite for French Horn and String Quartet by Corrado Maria Saglietti.

Long Island Chamber Music Festival is comprised of young musicians of the highest caliber. Drawn from Carnegie Hall, the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Astral Artists, and several other of the country’s most prestigious musical institutions, the musicians of Long Island Chamber Music Festival are united around a common mission. They work to present interactive performances of the highest quality, bringing engaging new music and approachable, informative programming to diverse audiences on Long Island.

Tickets and info available here!

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"Oracle" in concert at the Free Library of Philadelphia
Jun
16
1:30 PM13:30

"Oracle" in concert at the Free Library of Philadelphia

  • Free Library of Philadelphia - Parkway Central (map)
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Join me and Zachary Mowitz for a workshop series exploring the cello's journey through time and the many ways its history can illuminate our hearing of music, past and present. This final workshop on 6/16 will be followed by a recital featuring the “Oracle” alongside a new piece by Ira Mowitz and staples from the solo cello repertoire. Participants will discover how this new music connects to the rich legacy of the cello's past, emerging with a deeper experience of music.

In this workshop, the third and final, Zach and I discuss how composers have followed in Bach’s footsteps. We will dive into the world of contemporary cello music, hearing the many ways composers today are pushing the boundaries of the instrument. The culminating recital, featuring “Oracle” and a new work by Ira Mowitz, will begin at 3PM.

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"Oracle" at the Free Library of Philadelphia
May
19
3:00 PM15:00

"Oracle" at the Free Library of Philadelphia

  • Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join me and Zachary Mowitz for a workshop series exploring the cello's journey through time and the many ways its history can illuminate our hearing of music, past and present. The series culminates in a recital on June 16, featuring the “Oracle” alongside a new piece by Ira Mowitz and staples from the solo cello repertoire. Participants will discover how this new music connects to the rich legacy of the cello's past, emerging with a deeper experience of music.

In this workshop, the second of three, Zach and I will imagine how we might dance like Bach. We will discuss Bach’s dance suites in detail, how the form evolved through time, and how it influenced both Ira’s new work and “Oracle.”

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"Anansi and the Great Light" Premieres at Curtis
Mar
30
to Mar 31

"Anansi and the Great Light" Premieres at Curtis

I'm very excited to be writing a children's opera for Curtis' Family Concerts series! The libretto, by Kanika Ambrose, and the music have been composed with input from students at Girard College. We're shaping the story around Anansi, an Akan folk tale character, and the adventure that put the moon in the sky. The Curtis singers are dynamite, Girard’s children’s choir will be in the show, and all the sets and costumes are being designed by Girard students. The opera is sure to be exciting for audiences of all ages! Anansi will have three performances:

Saturday, March 30th, 2019 at Girard College, 11:00AM

Sunday, March 31st, 2019 in Lenfest Hall at The Curtis Institute of Music, 11:00AM

and Sunday, March 31st, 2019 in Lenfest Hall at The Curtis Institute of Music, 1:00PM.

Can’t wait to see you there! Tickets are available on Curtis’ website.

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"Oracle" at Old City Coffee
Feb
24
3:00 PM15:00

"Oracle" at Old City Coffee

Join me and Zachary Mowitz for a workshop series exploring the cello's journey through time and the many ways its history can illuminate our hearing of music. These interactive lecture recitals feature two brand new works for solo cello by myself and composer Ira Mowitz. Participants will discover how this new music connects to the rich legacy of the cello's past, emerging with a deeper understanding of music and a heightened listening experience. This will be our only stop at Old City Coffee, but join us for the relaxed vibe and a great cup of joe!

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"Oracle" at the Free Library of Philadelphia
Feb
23
3:00 PM15:00

"Oracle" at the Free Library of Philadelphia

  • Free Library of Philadelphia - Parkway Central (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join me and Zachary Mowitz for a workshop series exploring the cello's journey through time and the many ways its history can illuminate our hearing of music, past and present. The series culminates in a recital on June 16, featuring the “Oracle” alongside a new piece by Ira Mowitz and staples from the solo cello repertoire. Participants will discover how this new music connects to the rich legacy of the cello's past, emerging with a deeper experience of music.

In this workshop, the first of three, Zach and I will imagine how we might listen like Bach. We will examine how historically informed listening can deepen our experience of a piece in the concert hall. Excerpts by Gabrielli, Bach, and others will reveal the rich 350-year history of the cello. Equipped with this understanding, we’'ll listen to our two new works with enlightened ears.

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"Ornithopter" releases on "Cityscaping"
Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

"Ornithopter" releases on "Cityscaping"

At long last, “Cityscaping,” The Brass Project’s debut album, is releasing — the disc drops December 1st! My track, “Ornithopter,” will be available for early download as part of a preorder package, which you can snag on November 1st. The album, which I helped to curate, is a sonic tasting menu of engaging new music for brass. You can read more about the project on The Brass Project’s website, and you can hear the album on Amazon, iTunes, CDBaby, Spotify, and pretty much any other service you can think of. Enjoy!

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"Jasper Beach" premieres with the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival
Nov
4
2:00 PM14:00

"Jasper Beach" premieres with the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival

I'm very excited to have been commissioned by the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival in honor of their 10th season. I'm writing a new work for flute, violin, cello, and piano that will premiere at FlynnSpace as part of LCCMF’s “Beethovens of Today” program. The concert is on November 4th, and tickets are available — hope to see you there, Burlington!

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"With Pinions of Immense Desire" on Astral Winners Concert
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

"With Pinions of Immense Desire" on Astral Winners Concert

The fabulous Eric Huckins, first ever horn player to win the Astral National Auditions, will premiere my piece “With Pinions of Immense Desire” on the Winners Concert at the Kimmel Center. The program is full of wonderful music — tickets are available, so book them up if you’re in Philadelphia on October 9th!

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"Between the Reels" at Lake Champlain
Aug
21
4:30 PM16:30

"Between the Reels" at Lake Champlain

  • Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I'm glad to have been invited to the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival for their 10th season. I'll be presenting a new work for string quartet, titled "Between the Reels," at their Sounding Board workshop and concert. Hope to see you there if you happen to be in Vermont!

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"In Seven Points" Premieres at Curtis
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

"In Seven Points" Premieres at Curtis

My new work for string quartet and electronics premieres on Curtis' 20/21 season on May 4th. The program will be really interesting -- it includes quartet and electronics pieces by my five other colleagues at Curtis, all performed by the incomparable Zorá String Quartet. It's free, and we'd love to see you there!

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"27 Morningside" at Intimacy of Creativity 2018
Apr
29
to May 6

"27 Morningside" at Intimacy of Creativity 2018

  • Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I'm stoked to be heading to Hong Kong for the first time as a Composer Fellow for this year's Intimacy of Creativity festival! A newly revised, leaner and meaner 27 Morningside will receive its premiere on 4/29 or 5/6 at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. More information is available at: http://www.ic.shss.ust.hk/ic2018-world-premiere-concerts/

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"The Evening Lamps Alight" at Gretna Music
Sep
10
7:30 PM19:30

"The Evening Lamps Alight" at Gretna Music

"The Evening Lamps Alight" was commissioned by Gretna Music in honor of the 125th anniversary of the town of Mount Gretna, PA. The work is an adventurous chorale prelude on the Chautauqua hymn ‘Day is dying in the west.’ It takes its title from a particularly beautiful turn of phrase in the hymn’s first verse: ‘wait and worship while the night / sets the evening lamps alight / through all the sky.’ Tickets are available at Gretna Music's site.

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