Avner Dorman's Exceptional Season of Premieres, Tours, and a Residency

Avner Dorman's Exceptional Season of Premieres, Tours, and a Residency
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Avner Dorman's music will receive an exceptional number of showcase performances during 2014-15.

The concert season includes four premieres ranging from a violin sonata to a large-scale choral symphony, a composer-residency with the Eugene Symphony, and two orchestral tours across Germany and Austria.

A native of Israel now living in the United States, Dorman writes music that "works its magic by melding far-flung influences and making them sound natural together" (The New York Times).
AVNER DORMAN 2014-2015 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS:

Nocturne Insomniaque
Inon Barnatan, piano
September 10, 2014: Central Synagogue, London, England

Frozen in Time
Delia Stevens, percussion
Beethoven Academy Orchestra; Daniel Smith; conductor
September 13, 2014: Cracow Philharmonic Hall, Cracow, Poland

Three Études
Alon Goldstein, piano
September 20, 2014: Universidad Tecnica Federico, Valparaíso, Chile
September 23, 2014: Sociedad Filarmonica, Lima, Peru
September 24, 2014: Club Nacional, Lima, Peru

Savage Overture ('On the Slaughter' from Ellef Symphony)
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra; Zubin Mehta, Music Director
October 6 and 7, 2014: Charles R. Bronfman Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Israel

Saxophone Concerto
Timothy McAllister, saxophone
CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra; Avner Dorman, conductor
October 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19, 2014: Cleveland, OH

Spices, Perfumes, Toxins!
Thomas Sherwood and Charles Settle, percussion
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Robert Spano, conductor
October 16 and 18, 2014: Woodruff Arts Center; Atlanta, GA

Uzu and Muzu from Kakaruzu
Phoenix Symphony; part of the "Symphony for Schools" program
November 4 and 5, 2014, and April 1 and 2, 2015: Symphony Hall; Phoenix, AZ

Piccolo Concerto
Alaina Bercilla, piccolo
Spokane Symphony; Eckart Preu, conductor
November 7, 2014: Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, Spokane, WA

Dialogues of Love (WORLD PREMIERE)
Grand Rapids Symphony; David Lockington, conductor, Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus and Youth Chorus
November 21 and 22, 2014: DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids, MI
Commissioned by Grand Rapids Symphony

Spices, Perfumes, Toxins!
Martin Grubinger and Manuel Hofstätter, percussion
Camerata Salzburg; John Axelrod, conductor
December 10, 2014: Heinrich Lades Halle, Erlangen, Germany
January 8, 2015: Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
January 9, 2015: Großer Sendesaal, Hannover, Germany
January 10, 2015: Alfried Krupp Saal, Essen, Germany
January 13, 2015: Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria

Astrolatry
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Asher Fisch, conductor
January 29, 30, 31, 2015: Boston Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

Jerusalem Mix
New York Philharmonic, CONTACT! Series
February 9, 2015: SubCulture, New York, NY

Tree-yO!
Daniel Szasz, violin; Members of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra
February 17, 2015: Samford University Brock Recital Hall, Birmingham, AL

Variations Without a Theme
Grand Rapids Symphony; David Lockington, conductor
March 6 and 7, 2015: DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids, MI

Violin Sonata No. 4 (WORLD PREMIERE)
Tessa Lark, violin
March 23, 2015: Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
Commissioned by Naumburg Foundation

Spices, Perfumes, Toxins! (Wind Band Version, WORLD PREMIERE)
Luxembourg Military Band, conducted by Colonel Jean-Claude Braun
March 26, 2015: Luxembourg Philharmonie
Commissioned by Joint Venture Percussion Duo

Spices, Perfumes, Toxins! and Astrolatry (COMPOSER RESIDENCY)
Steve Hearn and Galen Lemmon, percussion
Eugene Symphony; Danail Rachev, conductor
April 16, 2015: Hult Center, Eugene, OR

Jersualem-themed choral piece (WORLD PREMIERE)
Seraphim Singers
April 26, 2015: First Church (Congregational), Boston, MA
Commissioned by Seraphim Singers

Spices, Perfumes, Toxins!
Martin Grubinger, percussion
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Louis Langrée, conductor
May 15 and 16, 2015: Music Hall; Cincinnati, OH

Astrolatry
Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Symphony Orchestra, Ze’ev Dorman, conductor
June 8, 2015: Alfried Krupp Saal; Essen, Germany
June 9, 2015: Berlin Philharmonie; Berlin, Germany
June 10, 2015: Frankfurt, Germany
June 11, 2015: Stuttgart, Germany
June 13, 2015: Munich, Germany