upcoming events

8
Feb

Clayton State High School Choral Festival: A Celebration of Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement

CSU Chorale - Michael Fuchs

Spivey Hall - Clayton State University - Morrow, GA

8:00 pm

Michael Fuchs and the Clayton State University Chorale give a performance of Down Deep, my choral work based on the words of members of The Little Rock Nine, as part of a choral festival for high school students celebration Martin Luther King Jr. Free.

11
Feb

GATHERING: A World Premiere for the UI Sesquicentennial Celebration

University of Illinois Wind Symphony and Chamber Singers

Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center - Chicago, IL

2:00 pm

As part of the celebration of the sesquicentennial of the University of Illinois, the University's School of Music has commissioned Gathering, a major new 25-minute work for chorus, vocal soloists, and wind symphony, with a libretto compiled by American novelist and writer Richard Powers. a National Book Award winner who has also served on the faculty of the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign).

Gathering sets the words of three illustrious U of I alums - the poet Mark Van Doren, Rosalyn Yalow (Nobel laureate in Medicine/Physiology), and Fazlur Khan (one of the most influential architects and engineers of the 20th century, who created the modern Chicago skyline). Powers describes the three as "a downstate farm boy, a New York Jew, and a Muslim immigrant; Pulitzer, Nobel, AIA winners; all Illinois undergrads and all champions of liberal education" and the libretto as "touching broadly on education, aspiration, inclusivity, the links between art and science, and the centrality of imagination."

The new work will be premiered in the spring of 2018 at Orchestra Hall in Chicago, at Lincoln Center/Alice Tully Hall in New York City, and at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana. The premiere will be given by the University of Illinois Wind Symphony (conducted by Dr. Stephen Peterson, Director of Bands) and the University of Illinois Chamber Singers (conducted by Dr. Andrew Megill, Director of Choral Activities). It will also feature the illustrious vocal artists Nathan Gunn (February performances), Richard Todd Payne (April performances) and Yvonne Gonzales Redman.

Read more here.

13
Feb

Infinite Hope: The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

CSU Chorale - Michael Fuchs

Spivey Hall - Clayton State University - Morrow, GA

11:15 am

Michael Fuchs and the Clayton State University Chorale give a performance of Down Deep, my choral work based on the words of members of The Little Rock Nine, as part of a young people's concert honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Free.

16
Feb

TSU Chorale @ TMEA

TSU Chorale - Joey Martin

Grand Hyatt Texas Ballroom - San Antonio

6:30 pm

Joey Martin and the Texas State University Chorale perform my work All Is during their performance at the annual TMEA conference in San Antonio. Featuring Soon Cho, mezzo-soprano and Ames Asbell, viola.

23
Feb

Butler Chorale Concert

Butler Chorale - Eric Stark

Schrott Center for the Performing Arts - Butler University - Indianapolis, IN

7:30 pm

The Butler University Chorale and conductor Eric Stark give a performance of my All Is for chorus, mezzo-soprano, viola, and piano.

9
Mar

TSU Chorale @ SWACDA

TSU Chorale - Joey Martin

Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City, OK

5:00 pm

Joey Martin and the Texas State University Chorale perform my work All Is during the Southwest ACDA regional conference in Oklahoma City, OK. Featuring Soon Cho, mezzo-soprano and Ames Asbell, viola.

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