past news and performances

Past News and Performances

6 June 2010
Commonwealth Youth choirs premieres my new composition
The Cap and Bells
at their annual Gala.
* Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts - 5pm - Philadelphia, PA

12-13 June 2010
The Rhinebeck Choral Club and Charles Kelley premiere my new commissioned work Freedom's Plow.
*Saturday at 8pm - Rhinebeck High School - Rhinebeck, NY
*Sunday at 3pm - New Hackensack Reformed Church - Wappinger Falls, NY

19 June 2010
Misha Penton, the wildly-imaginative mezzo-soprano and creative mind behind Houston's Divergence Vocal Theatre, premieres the first of my Five Blake Lyrics at a private song salon and soirée. Also featuring performances by Alison Greene, Michael Walsh, Dennis Arrowsmith and Nicole Niederer.
* Saturday at 7pm - Houston, TX

Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010 - Longy School of Music Convocation
Kyle Siddons, baritone, and Caroline Harvey, piano perform "Hear the Voice" from my song cycle Five Blake Lyrics for the Opening Convocation 2010 at the Longy School of Music.
* Longy School of Music - Pickman Hall - 10am - Cambridge, MA

Friday, 1 Oct 2010 - Savage/Rotary Club Fundraiser
Doreen Alsen and the Finger Lakes Women's Chorale perform I Will Arise in Ithaca's historic State Theater.
* Ithaca State Theater - Ithaca, NY

Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 - Voices of America
Grace Allendorf, mezzo-soprano, Kyle Siddons, baritone, and Caroline Harvey, piano premiere my song cycle Five Blake Lyrics in the version for 2 voices. A repeat performance at the Longy School of Music is slated for early October.
* Cathedral Church of St. Paul - Noon - Boston, MA

Thursday, 22 Oct 2010 - Night Music
I conduct a program exploring the evocative nature of "night" with the Lone Star College-Montgomery Choirs, featuring music of Brahms, Wilbye, Lauridsen and my own Say On, Sayers! Also featuring the String Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Lisa Burrell, and faculty soprano Lisa Borik.
* LSC-Montgomery Mainstage Theater - 7:30pm - Conroe, TX

Friday, 5 Nov 2010 - Faculty Recital
The faculty at LSC-Montgomery present an afternoon recital of song and sounds, including performances of my L'eau changeante for alto saxophone, trumpet, and piano and the first of my Three Milton Sonnets for soprano and piano. Featured artists include: Kris Chapman, trumpet; Aaron Martinez, saxophone; Michael Walsh, baritone; Elizabeth Borik, soprano; Amanda Waites, mezzo-soprano; and Nicole Niederer and Dominick DiOrio, piano.
* LSC-Montgomery Mainstage Theater - 1pm - Conroe, TX

Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 - Holiday Benefit Concert
The LSC-Montgomery Choirs and String Ensemble join together for a special performance of the Vivaldi Gloria, under my direction.Proceeds benefit Interfaith of the Woodlands. General admission $10.
* LSC-Montgomery Mainstage Theater - 7:30pm - Conroe, TX

Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 - Winchester Holiday Concert
Winchester HS Choirs--Christopher Nickelson, director--- premiere my commissioned work Woods in Winter, on a text of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow during their holiday concert.
* 7:30pm - Winchester High School Auditorium - Winchester, MA

Saturday, 18 Dec 2010 - BCE Holiday Concert
Winchester HS Choirs--Christopher Nickelson, director--and the Boston Choral Ensemble--Miguel Felipe, director-- join together for a light and spirited holiday concert, that will feature the premiere of my commissioned work Woods in Winter, on a text of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
* 2pm Old South Church - Boston, MA
* 7pm St. Mary's Church - Winchester, MA

Sunday, 30 Jan 2011 - Hear the Future
12th Annual Invitational School Choral Festival

Watch the preview video by CultureMap and Joel Luks!


Dominick conducts the Houston Chamber Choir as they premiere "Hora Stellatrix", a movement from A dome of many-coloured glass, my new cantata-concerto for mixed chorus, soprano, and marimba on texts of Amy Lowell. Free--no ticket required!
* South Main Baptist Church - 4:00pm - Houston, TX

Friday, 4 Feb 2011
Journeys - Finger Lakes Women's Chorale
Doreen Kelly Alsen leads the Finger Lakes Women's Chorale as they perform my work I Will Arise as part of their winter concert program.
* Community School for Music and the Arts - 8pm - Ithaca, NY

Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 - New Music Hall
Opening Concert Celebration
The Lone Star College-Montgomery Music Department starts a new chapter in its history with the opening of the New Music Hall. This state-of-the-art new facility houses a 175-seat recital hall with acoustical design by noted firm JaffeHolden. This special concert will feature the college's diverse ensembles, faculty artists, and student performers, as well as the premiere of my Shine Out, Stars! for mixed chorus, trumpet, and piano.
* LSC-Montgomery Recital Hall - 7:30pm - Conroe, TX

Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 - Home Concert
LSC-M Chamber Singers Tour to Austin, TX
I direct the Chamber Singers in a special home concert before we leave on tour to Austin. The program will explore the edgier side of contemporary choral repertoire and it will include a special new commissioned work, Three Madrigals, by talented and emerging composer Zachary Wadsworth, as well as Rautavaara's Suite de Lorca. Free and open to all.
* LSC-Montgomery Recital Hall - 7:30pm - Conroe, TX

Chamber Singers Tour Itinerary
Thursday, March 24 - Montgomery, TX
Friday, March 25 - Austin, TX
Saturday, March 26 - San Marcos, TX

Sunday, 3 Apr 2011 - Julia Killey Senior Recital
Pianist Julia Killey premieres my solo piano work, L'Homme Armée Variations at the College of St. Rose.
* College of St. Rose - 12:30pm - Albany, NY

Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011
Kyle Siddons Masters Recital

Grace Allendorf, mezzo-soprano, Kyle Siddons, baritone, and Mark McNeill, piano premiere my song cycle Five Blake Lyrics in the original version for 2 voices. Listen to Kyle perform Hear the Voice from the set.
* Longy School of Music - Pickman Hall - 8pm - Cambridge, MA

Friday 8 Apr, Sat 9 Apr, and Sunday 10 Apr 2011
AGAMEMNON
In tandem with the upcoming premiere of Klytemnestra, I am writing incidental music for the University of Houston Honors College Dionysia Festival for a performance of John Harvey's new translation of Agamemnon. Not to be missed at the University of Houston Wortham Center!
* UH Wortham Center - Houston, TX

Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 - American Folk Music
I direct the Lone Star College-Montgomery Concert Choir in a program of 20th Century American Folk Music in April, featuring selections of Copland, Gershwin, Moses Hogan, and music from the Gospel tradition. Free and open to the public.
* LSC-Montgomery Recital Hall - 7:30pm - Conroe, TX

Friday, 15 Apr 2011
Saturday, 16 Apr 2011

KLYTEMNESTRA
Divergence Vocal Theater debuts its new performance space with a signature interdisciplinary world premiere. Inspired by John Harveyand the University of Houston Honors College Center for Creative Work, artistic director Misha Penton leads this collaboration and creates a new theatrical, opera, and dance work with Dominick DiOrio. Klytemnestra exemplifies DVT's artistic philosophies and features a host of exceptional artists. More details here.
* Divergence Music and Arts at Spring Street Studios
8pm - Houston, TX

Read this excellent follow-up
by dancer Meg Brooker!

Catch us on KUHF/Houston Public Radio's
"The Front Row" with St.John Flynn!

(direct link to audio here)

Profile on Klytemnestra and DVT's new space
in CultureMap's CloseUp with Joel Luks!

Check out Chris Becker's interview with
Misha Penton on Sequenza21!

Read our OutSmart Magazine profile!

Hear us featured on IndieOpera.com's recent podcast!

Friday, 6 May 2011 - Opera Gala
Handel: Acis and Galatea

To close the season, the Chamber Singers perform Handel's charming opera-serenata, Acis and Galatea. The performance will featureKerry Jennings, tenor and director of opera at Lamar University; faculty vocal artists Lisa Borik, soprano, and Michael Walsh, baritone; and a stylish ensemble of professional instrumentalists provided by Divisi Strings. Proceeds go to benefit the Music Department Student Scholarship Fund. Purchase tickets here!
* LSC-Montgomery Recital Hall - 7:30pm - Conroe, TX

Saturday, 21 May 2011
DIVERGENCE ARTS SOIREE & OPEN HOUSE
Misha Penton and a host of talented artists present an hour of songs, music, and performance followed by yummies and libations in celebration of their new performance space, Divergence Music and Arts. Admission is free, but RSVP required. (And Misha will perform the Weaving Aria from our recent production of Klytemnestra!)
More at: www.divergencevocaltheater.org
* Divergence Music and Arts - 6:00pm - Houston, TX

Sunday, 22 May 2011 - ESSEX CHILDREN'S CHOIR
SPRING CONCERT
The Essex Children's Choir of Vermont and Constance J. Price, artistic director perform My Shadow at their annual Spring Concert at the McCarthy Arts Center at St. Michael's College.
* St. Michael's College - 3:00pm - Colchester, VT

Monday, 23 May 2011 - Furnace Woods Elementary School Choir Concert
Kimberly Salvatore and the Furnace Woods Elementary School Choir perform My Shadow at their annual Spring Concert.
* Furnace Woods Elementary - 7:30pm - Cortlandt Manor, NY

Thursday, 9 June 2011 - Chorus America Conference
Choral-Orchestral Conducting Masterclass
Dominick is one of three conductors chosen to take part in a choral-orchestral masterclass with Jeffrey Thomas and the American Bach Soloists. Repertoire by Bach.
* Chorus America Annual Conference - San Francisco, CA

Friday, 10 June 2011 - Chorus America Conference
A Cappella Conducting Masterclass
Dominick is one of three conductors chosen to take part in an a cappella conducting masterclass with Ragnar Bohlin and the International Orange Chorale. Repertoire to include a cappella works by Swedish composers.
* Chorus America Annual Conference - San Francisco, CA

Friday, 10 June 2011 - Evening Star, Beauty Bringer...
A concert of contemporary art songs with Misha Penton and Divergence Vocal Theater in Houston's historic Rothko Chapel. Includes premiere of my song The Captured Goddess for soprano and piano.
* The Rothko Chapel - 7:00pm - Houston, TX

TEDxTheWoodlands
Saturday, 24 September 2011

Lone Star College-Montgomery Recital Hall - Conroe, TX

Dominick is a featured speaker and presenter at the inaugural TEDxTheWoodlands conference, where conference attendees will hear a variety of talks on the theme "Kaleidoscope Mind". Read more at http://tedxthewoodlands.com/

LOVE AND LOSS
Thursday, 20 October 2011 - 7:30pm

LSC-Montgomery Recital Hall - Conroe, TX


Dominick leads the Lone Star College-Montgomery Concert Choir and Chamber Singers in music by Byrd, Mendelssohn, and others that explores the connectedness of love and loss. This concert will also be the culminating recital for Dominick's Doctor of Musical Arts from Yale University. Featuring Divisi Strings and soloists Kelli Shircliffe, Kammi Estelle, L. Wayne Ashley, Joshua Wilson, and Daryl Robinson.

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: old sounds reinvented
Friday, 18 November 2011 - 8pm
The Church of St. John the Evangelist - Boston, MA
Saturday, 19 November 2011 - 8pm
First Unitarian Church - Providence, RI
Sunday, 20 November 2011 - 3pm

Seully Hall, The Boston Conservatory - Boston, MA


Music director Lidiya Yankovskaya leads the hip and talented Juventas New Music Ensemble in the premiere of my "Stabat mater dolorosa..." for countertenor, viola da gamba, chamber ensemble and choir. Featuring the Schola Cantorum of Boston and countertenor Martin Near. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 senior/students.

HOLIDAY BENEFIT CONCERT
Thursday, 8 December 2011 - 7:30pm
Theater - Lone Star College-Montgomery - Conroe, TX

The Lone Star College-Montgomery Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Jazz Ensemble and Brass present a concert of holiday music. Kris Chapman, director of instrumental music, and Dominick DiOrio, director of choral activities, lead an evening of musical treats and holiday favorites. Admission is $10.

FIFTH FLOOR COLLECTIVE
Music for Solo Violoncello with Justin Dougherty
27 January 2012 - 8:00pm
The Concert Room - Boston Conservatory - Boston, MA
28 January 2012 - 8:00pm
Carroll & Sons Art Gallery - Boston, MA

Justin Dougherty performs a program of solo violoncello music through a special engagement with The Fifth Floor Collective. Featuring works of Marcus Balter, Joseph M. Colombo, Andrew Paul Jackson, and Tarantella by yours truly! Read more about the project and a future commission for soprano and cello on Justin's blog.

QUEERING THE PITCH
Justin Dougherty in Residence at U. South Florida
Wednesday, 9 February 2012 - 7:30pm
Barness Hall - U. South Florida - Tampa, FL
Saturday, 31 March 2012 - 8:00pm
AvantGarden - Houston, TX

Justin Dougherty performs "Queering the Pitch"--his program of solo violoncello music exploring the works of gay composers--during a residency at the University of South Florida and during his trip to Houston in March. Featuring works of Robert Muczynski, Benjamin Britten, Ned Rorem, and my Tarantella!

TRANSIENT GLORY SYMPOSIUM
Carnegie Hall Choral Institute

Thursday, 16 February 2012 - 7:30pm
(Le) Poisson Rouge - New York, NY
Saturday, 18 February 2012 - 8:00pm
Zankel Hall - Carnegie Hall - New York, NY

Read the Carnegie Blog Post and Interview with Dominick!

The Huffington Post's C. M. Rubin came out with a feature today on the Transient Glory Symposium, including an interview with Joan Tower and comments about Paquito D'Rivera's "Tembandumba" from yours truly.

I have been selected as a Fellow for the Transient Glory Symposium under the auspieces of the Carnegie Hall Choral Institute. As a Fellow, I will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with composer Paquito D'Rivera to prepare and conduct his work Tembandumba with theYoung People's Chorus of NYC and their artistic director, Francisco Núñez at (Le) Poisson Rouge and Zankel Hall. The Symposium will also feature host John Schafer (WNYC), guest conductors Philip Brunelle, Janet Galván, and Grant Gershon, and composers Derek Bermel, John Corigliano, Douglas Cuomo, David Del Tredici, Michael Gordon, Bright Sheng, and Joan Tower.

unMET: OPERA FOR THE 21st CENTURY
Juventas New Music Ensemble
Tuesday, 21 February 2012 - 8:00pm
Club Oberon - Cambridge, MA

Lidiya Yankovskaya, Julia Scott Carey, and Erin Huelskamp prepare an evening of slick new opera scenes, including the premiere of A Burden Far Beyond What Soul Can Cry in the new four-hand piano version. Purchase tickets from Juventas New Music Ensemble.

ORDINARY-EXTRAORDINARY
Residency with Divergence Vocal Theater
Thursday, 23 February 2012 - 7:30pm
Recital Hall - Lone Star College-Montgomery - Conroe, TX

Misha Penton
leads a collage program of opera theater with the LSC-Montgomery Chamber Singers and their director, Dominick DiOrio. These concerts will be the final product of a weeklong residency with Misha and Divergence Vocal Theater, that will feature the students of the LSC-Montgomery music program performing solo songs, small vocal ensembles, and choral selections in new and intriguing combinations. Featuring two of my works: The Soul's Passing for chorus a cappella and The Captured Goddess for soprano and piano. Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for students.

A DOME OF MANY-COLOURED GLASS
Saturday, 24 March 2012 - 7:30pm
The Church of St. John the Divine
2450 River Oaks Blvd. Houston, TX 77019

Preview Video by Joel Luks @CultureMap

Hear us on The Front Row

Houston Chronicle Tour Preview

Read the Arts+Culture Houston Feature

Works by Brahms, as well as two world premieres and a composition by David Ashley White are highlights of the Houston Chamber Choir's March concert. Christopher Theofanidis, a composer in great demand who scored a success with his HGO premiere, The Refuge, adds to the works he has already written for the Chamber Choir. And A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass, by Houston Chamber Choir’s own rising star Dominick DiOrio, will receive its first performance. Inspired by poetry of Amy Lowell, the work is scored for marimba, choir and soprano soloist. This concert will be presented at Yale University in April 2012.

QUEERING THE PITCH II: music for soprano and cello
Friday, 16 March 2012 - 8:00pm
Esber Recital Hall - Penn State University - University Park, PA
Friday, 30 March 2012 - 7:30pm
Recital Hall - Lone Star College-Montgomery - Conroe, TX

Cellist Justin Dougherty and soprano Meredith Mecum premiere my new extended song-cycle "And the barriers had vanished" on poetry of Meleager, C. P. Cavafy, John Addington Symonds, and Edward Carpenter.The program for Queering the Pitch II will feature multiple new works for soprano and cello written by gay composers. Dominick will be in residence at Penn State University during the premiere performance. The event at Lone Star College is sponsored by the Lone Star College-Montgomery LGBT Alliance.

QUEERING THE PITCH
Saturday, 31 March 2012 - 8:00pm
AvantGarden - Houston, TX

Justin Dougherty performs "Queering the Pitch"--his program of solo violoncello music exploring the works of gay composers-- during his trip to Houston in March. Featuring works of Robert Muczynski, Benjamin Britten, Ned Rorem, and my Tarantella!

TRINITY CHOIR - COMPLINE
Sunday, 1 April 2012 - 8:00pm
Trinity Wall Street - St. Paul's Chapel - New York, NY

Julian Wachner leads the Trinity Choir in the world premiere of my work O Virtus Sapientiae for a cappella mixed chorus and three soprano soloists. The composition will be the cornerstone of the weekly Compline service, here the final ritual for Palm Sunday.

SPRING CHOIR CONCERT
Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes
Wednesday, 4 April 2012 - 7:30pm
Recital Hall - Lone Star College-Montgomery - Conroe, TX

Dominick conducts the LSC-Montgomery Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and guest pianists in a performance of Brahms intimate and beautiful Liebeslieder Valser! Featuring student soloists from the Lone Star College-Montgomery Music Department.

A DOME OF MANY-COLOURED GLASS
Friday, April 13, 2012 - 1:00pm
Trinity Wall Street, New York, NY
Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 7:00pm
St. Luke's Parish, Darien, CT
Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 5:00pm
Yale University Marquand Chapel, New Haven, CT

Preview Video by Joel Luks @CultureMap
Hear us on The Front Row

Houston Chronicle Tour Preview
Read the Arts+Culture Houston Feature

Robert Simpson and the Houston Chamber Choir take their "A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass" program on tour to New York and New Haven, culminating with a concert and residency at Yale University. The tour will include the New England premiere of my new work A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass for marimba, choir, and soprano soloist featuring percussionist Scott Simpson and sopranos Stacey Weber and Stephanie Handal.

THIRD ANNUAL OPERA GALA & SILENT AUCTION
ZACHARY WADSWORTH: VENUS AND ADONIS
Friday, 4 May 2012 - 7:30pm
Recital Hall - Lone Star College-Montgomery - Conroe, TX

Dominick DiOrio conducts the LSC-Montgomery Chamber Singers in Zachary Wadsworth's chamber opera, Venus and Adonis. Using Shakespeare's famous text, Wadsworth creates a work of ethereal beauty and lyricism for soprano, tenor, choir, strings, alto saxophone, and piano. Featuring soprano Annamarie Zmolek, tenor Joseph Mikolaj, and Divisi Strings, with the composer at the piano.

Tickets are $15, $10 students/seniors. All proceeds benefit the Lone Star College-Montgomery Music Department Scholarship Fund.

QUEERING THE PITCH: music for soprano and cello
Thursday, 24 May 2012 - 6:00pm
Midtown Scholar Bookstore - 1302 N. 3rd St - Harrisburg, PA
Thursday, 31 May 2012 - 7:00pm
Music from Salem - 450 Priest Road - Salem, NY

Cellist Justin Dougherty and soprano Meredith Mecum perform my new extended song-cycle "And the barriers had vanished" on poetry of Meleager, C. P. Cavafy, John Addington Symonds, and Edward Carpenter.The program for Queering the Pitch II will feature multiple new works for soprano and cello written by gay composers Brian Kelly, Steve Knell, and Bruce Trinkley.

THIRD COAST PERCUSSION
Revolution: The Cage Century - CD Release Concert
Friday, 25 May 2012 - 8pm
Mayne Stage - 1328 W. Morse Ave. - Chicago, IL

The acclaimed Chicago-based percussion ensemble THIRD COAST PERCUSSION hails the centenary of the groundbreaking American artist JOHN CAGE with the release of its first full-length album, and its debut on MODE RECORDS. Join Third Coast Percussion on May 25, 2012 at Mayne Stage for a concert celebrating the album release and 100 years of musical innovation. The concert will feature a preview of RENGA:Cage:100 which will include Battery, my new seven-second work for 4 percussionists. Tickets $15.

INTERNATIONAL ORANGE CHORALE OF SAN FRANCISCO
75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge Celebration
Sunday, 27 May 2012 - Noon
Golden Gate Bridge Waterfront @ Crissy Field - San Francisco, CA

The International Orange Chorale of San Francisco premieres my new work Chrysopylae, which is the winner of the IOCSF Composer Competition. Zane Fiala conducts this fantastic ensemble, as well as works by David Conte, Caroline Adelaide Shaw, Julian Moerth and others!

Misha Penton and Divergence Vocal Theater present

KLYTEMNESTRA
the original subversive female

Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Gallery 214
Sunday, June 10, 2012
2pm and 5pm
5pm performance followed by a reception
Free with general museum admission

Read the preview on Sequenza 21

She is Seductress. She is Confidante. She is Chaos. The woman who single-handedly annihilated the most powerful war hero of her time and destabilized a society.

The Chamber Opera by Dominick DiOrio (Houston Press Best Composer 2011) is a musical setting of soprano and Divergence Vocal Theater artistic director, Misha Penton's libretto. The work highlights the heroine's complex physiological world and her relationship with her daughter, Ihpigenia. Join Misha and her multi-arts collaborators (Meg Brooker, dancer; Meredith Harris, viola; Kyle Evans, piano; Shelley Auer, narrator) for performances in Gallery 214 at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

FRESHLY SQUEEZED
Juicy New Music from Today's Premium Composers
International Orange Chorale of San Francisco
Friday, 22 June 2012 - 5pm
Solarium Atrium - 55 2nd Street - San Francisco, CA
Saturday, 23 June 2012 - 8pm
First Unitarian Church - 1187 Franklin Street - San Francisco, CA

The Come see what's new in choral music today! The IOCSF program will include the premiere of my new work Chrysopylae, five world premieres, one U.S. premiere, three pieces we will premiere as part of two special events in May, 2012, and one piece we premiered in December, 2011. New works by David Conte, Zane Fiala, Robin Estrada, Daniel Kohane, Caroline Adelaide Shaw, and others. Free - donations gladly accepted.

RENGA:Cage:100 - Kennedy Center
Third Coast Percussion
Tuesday, 7 August 2012 - 6:00pm
Kennedy Center - Millenium Stage - Washington, D.C.

The acclaimed Chicago-based percussion ensemble THIRD COAST PERCUSSION will present a concert at the Kennedy Center in DC as part of the Cage Centenary Celebration. Featuring music from TCP's newly released Cage percussion album on Mode records, as well as the world-premiere of RENGA:Cage:100 which will include Battery, my new seven-second work for 4 percussionists.

MoMA NIGHTS - JOHN CAGE
Third Coast Percussion
Thursday, 9 August 2012 - 6:30pm
Museum of Modern Art - 11 West 53rd St. - New York, NY

The acclaimed Chicago-based percussion ensemble THIRD COAST PERCUSSION will present a concert at the Museum of Modern Art in New York as part of the Cage Centenary Celebration. Featuring music from TCP's newly released Cage percussion album on Mode records, as well as the world-premiere of RENGA:Cage:100 which will include Battery, my new seven-second work for 4 percussionists.

EMERGE: New Music and Its Origins
Juventas New Music - Lidiya Yankovskaya, artistic director
Friday, 21 September 2012 - 8pm
The First Church of Boston Unitarian - Boston, MA
Saturday, 22 September 2012 - 8pm
The Boston Conservatory - Seully Hall - Boston, MA

Julia Scott Carey performs the premiere of my new Scherzo for Solo Piano during the first Juventas New Music Ensemble concerts of the year.

VOX BATTUTA
Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
Tuesday, 9 October 2012 - 8:00pm
IU Jacobs School of Music - Auer Hall - Bloomington, IN

Dominick's debut concert as conductor of the CVE will feature works for voices and percussion, including a performance of his composition A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass, for chorus and marimba. Also on the program are works by Nico Muhly, Sven-David Sandström, John Cage, Veljo Tormis, and Chen Yi. Free and open to the public.


unMET: Juventas New Music Ensemble
Lidiya Yankovskaya, artistic director
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 - 6:00pm
Bentley University - Waltham, MA
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 - 8:00pm
Club Oberon - Cambridge, MA

Lidiya Yankovskaya conducts Juventas New Music Ensemble in a concert of modern opera theater works, which will include excerpts from my song cycle for soprano and cello, And the Barriers Had Vanished.


HOUSTON COMPOSERS - LIVE!
VOX: The Rob Seible Singers
Rob Seible, artistic director

Saturday, 20 October 2012 - 7:30pm
The University of St. Thomas - Cullen Hall - Houston, TX
Sunday, 21 October 2012 - 4:00pm
San Jacinto College-Central Campus - Pasadena, TX

VOX: The Rob Seible Singers perform a concert featuring the music of living composers including Christopher Harris, Roger S. Keele, Rob Landes, Robert Nelson, Michael Remson, David Ashley White, M. C. Warwick, and my own Freedom's Plow for chorus, narrator, piano, and cello. Purchase tickets here.


INDIANA UNIVERSITY TROMBONE CHOIR
Carl Lenthe, director
Thursday, 1 November 2012 - 8:00pm
Indiana University - Auer Hall - Bloomington, IN

The Indiana University Trombone Choir performs two of my works for double trombone choir, Anthem and How solemn, as one by one..., under the direction of Carl Lenthe and featuring bass-baritone Daniel Thomas Lentz.

DEPAUW UNIVERSITY CHAMBER SINGERS
Gregory Ristow, director
Sunday, 4 November 2012 - 3:00pm
DePauw University - Green Center for the PA - Greencastle, IN

Gregory Ristow conducts a mixed program of works with the Depauw Chamber Singers that includes a performance of A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass, for chorus and marimba.


YALE-PRINCETON JOINT GLEE CLUB CONCERT
Yale Glee Club - Jeffrey Douma, director
Friday, 9 November 2012 - 8:00pm
Yale University - Woolsey Hall - New Haven, CT

Jeffrey Douma conducts the Yale Glee Club in a joint concert with the Princeton Glee Club. The performance features the premiere of Ode to Purcell, my new work and first-prize winner of the YGC Emerging Composers Competition.

WAR-DREAMS
Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 - 8:00pm
IU Jacobs School of Music - Auer Hall - Bloomington, IN

Modern composers give voice to the afflicted. Dominick conducts a program featuring music by James MacMillan, Zachary Wadsworth, Moses Hogan, Melissa Dunphy, and Per Nørgård.


YALE-HARVARD JOINT GLEE CLUB CONCERT
Yale Glee Club - Jeffrey Douma, director
Friday, 16 November 2012 - 8:00pm
Harvard University - Cambridge, MA

Jeffrey Douma conducts the Yale Glee Club in a joint concert with the Harvard Glee Club. The performance features the premiere of Ode to Purcell, my new work and first-prize winner of the YGC Emerging Composers Competition.


COMPLINE with THE TRINITY CHOIR
Julian Wachner, director
Sunday, 18 November 2012 - 8pm
St. Paul's Chapel - Trinity Wall Street - New York, NY

Julian Wachner conducts The Trinity Choir in the premiere performance of O Virtus Sapientiae, my work based on texts and chants of Hildegard von Bingen.

SIMON CARRINGTON IN RESIDENCE AT THE JACOBS SCHOOL
Indiana University Pro Arte Singers, William Jon Gray, director
Contemporary Vocal Ensemble,
Simon Carrington, guest conductor
Sunday, 20 January 2013 - 8:00pm
IU Jacobs School of Music - Auer Hall - Bloomington, IN

Simon Carrington guest conducts a program of works spanning composers from both sides of the Atlantic with the Contemporary Vocal Ensemble. William Jon Gray will also direct the Pro Arte Singers in some of J.S. Bach's spectacular motets. The concert will feature a performance by the CVE of Ode to Purcell, my new work for mixed chorus and solo SATB quartet.

FRIDAY'S @ FOUR
Craig Patrick Allen, tenor
Friday, 8 February 2013 - 4pm
Kimball Hall - Whitman College - Walla Walla, WA

Craig Allen performs my Songs of Youthful Love in recital at Whitman College, in a new version for tenor and piano.


VALPARAISO KANTOREI @ ALDE Conference
Valparaiso University Kantorei
Lorraine Brugh, director

Sunday, 10 February 2013
Association of Lutheran Development Executives Conference
Marriott Downtown - Indianapolis, IN

Lorraine Brugh and the Valparaiso University Kantorei perform my Peace, I leave with you as a Benediction during a service for the attendees of the ALDE conference in Downtown Indianapolis.


TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY RESIDENCY
Dominick DiOrio, composer and conductor
Tuesday and Wednesday, 12-13 February 2013
TSU-San Marcos School of Music - San Marcos, TX

Dominick gives clinics and masterclasses on his two works for chorus and marimba (Alleluiaand A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass) as part of his residency with the Texas State-University San Marcos Chorale and University Singers.


TMEA ANNUAL CONVENTION - TTCCDA
40th Anniversary Commission
Texas Two-Year College All State Choir; Joey Martin, conductor
Saturday, 16 February 2013 - 2:00pm
TMEA Annual Convention - San Antonio, TX

The Texas Two-Year College Choral Directors Association has commissioned a new work from me for the 40th anniversary of their organization. Alleluia for mixed chorus and marimba will receive its premiere by the Texas Two-Year College All State Choir under the direction of Joey Martin.


INDIANA UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC CHOIR
IU Jacobs School of Music Symphonic Choir
Mason Copeland, conductor

Sunday, 17 February 2013
Indiana University - Auer Hall - Bloomington, IN

Mason Copeland and the IU Symphonic Choir perform my I give you a new commandment as part of their annual Spring concert, also featuring organist Bruce Neswick and conductors Jaeeun Kim, Reed Spencer, and Jack Templeton.


SUN SONGS
Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 - 8:00pm
IU Jacobs School of Music - Auer Hall - Bloomington, IN

Dominick conducts a program of canticles for dusk and dawn. The final CVE concert of the year honors the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination with a performance of Herbert Howells' Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing. The program will also include a performance of Sofia Gubaidulina's Sonnengesang for cello, two percussionists, and 24 singers. Also featuring music by Don Freund and Carlo Vincetti Frizzo, the winner of the IU student choral composition contest.

MOURNING & EVENING
Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble - James John, artistic director
Saturday, 2 March 2013 - 8:00pm
The Oratory Church of St. Boniface - Brooklyn - New York, NY
Saturday, 9 March 2013 - 8:00pm
St. Patrick's Old Church - Manhattan - New York, NY

The Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble and their artistic director James John premiere Absence for mixed chorus a cappella. Featuring text of Amy Lowell, this work is the recent first-prize winner of Cerddorion's Emerging Composer's Competition.


ACDA NATIONAL CONVENTION Performance
Houston Chamber Choir - Robert Simpson, artistic director
Friday, 15 March 2013
ACDA National Convention - Dallas, TX
* 4:30pm at Meyerson Symphony Center
* 8:00pm at Winspear Opera House

Robert Simpson and the Houston Chamber Choir are an invited choir at the biennial American Choral Directors Association National Convention in Dallas, TX this coming March. As part of the program, they will perform movements of A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass.


DEPAUW UNIVERSITY CHAMBER SINGERS
Gregory Ristow, director
Sunday, 17 March 2013 - 7:30pm
All Souls Unitarian Church - Indianapolis, IN

Gregory Ristow conducts a mixed program of works with the Depauw Chamber Singers that includes a performance of A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass, for chorus and marimba.


TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY CHORALE
Joey M. Martin, director
Friday, 19 April 2013 - 7:30pm
Evans Auditorium - TSU-San Marcos - San Marcos, TX

Joey Martin conducts a mixed program of works with the Texas State University Chorale that includes a performance of Alleluia, for chorus and marimba.


SPRING CONCERT and 40th Anniversary Commission
Fort Wayne Children's Choir - Jonathan Busarow, artistic director
Sunday, 21 April 2013 - 4:00pm
Rhinehart Music Center - IPFW Campus - Fort Wayne, IN

Dominick is delighted to be the commissioned composer for the 40th anniversary season of the Fort Wayne Children's Choir. The spring concert under the direction of artistic director Jonathan Busarow will feature my new commissioned work Life has Loveliness to Sell on a poem of Sara Teasdale.


Dallas Museum of Art presents:

KLYTEMNESTRA: The Original Subversive Female
Misha Penton, soprano & libretto/artistic concept
Dominick DiOrio, composer
Late Night: Body Beautiful
Friday, 17 May 2013 - 9pm
Dallas Museum of Art - Horchow Auditorium - Dallas, TX

Join Houston's Divergence Vocal Theater, an ensemble dedicated to multidisciplinary, contemporary music theater works, for a presentation of a new chamber opera based on the Greek heroine Klytemnestra from Aeschylus' Agamemnon.
Klytemnestra, a new chamber opera by composer Dominick DiOrio, is a musical setting of soprano and Divergence Vocal Theater artistic director Misha Penton's libretto. The work highlights the Greek heroine's complex psychological world and her relationship with her sacrificed daughter, Iphigenia. Join Penton and her multi-arts collaborators, Meg Brooker, dancer; Meredith Harris, viola; Kyle Evans, piano; and Miranda Herbert, narrator, for an intense musical exploration of this fascinating woman.


YALE GLEE CLUB TOUR TO CHINA and HONG KONG
Yale Glee Club - Jeffrey Douma, director

Saturday, 25 May 2013: Zhejiang University - Hangzhou, China
Sunday, 26 May 2013: Oriental Arts Center - Shanghai, China
Friday, 31 May 2013: Tianjin Concert Hall - Beijing, China
Monday, 3 June 2013: Hong Kong Arts Center - Hong Kong

Jeffrey Douma conducts the Yale Glee Club on tour in various venues in China and Hong Kong. The performance features Ode to Purcell, my new work and first-prize winner of the YGC Emerging Composers Competition.

PERFORMANCE of My Shadow
4th Grade Chorus of Frank G. Lindsey Elementary School
Mrs. Rebecca Correllus, director
Thursday, 30 May 2013 - 9:45am & 7:30pm
Hendrick Hudson High School - Montrose, NY



SIMON CARRINGTON CHAMBER SINGERS
Simon Carrington, conductor

Friday, 14 June 2013 - 7:30pm
Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral - Kansas City, MO
Saturday, 15 June 2013 - 7:30pm
Corpus Christi Catholic Church - Lawrence, KS

Simon Carrington an annual program with his ensemble of fantastic singers from the Kansas City area and around the country. The concert will feature a performance by the ensemble of Ode to Purcell, my new work for mixed chorus and solo SATB quartet.


PURCELL: Dido and Aeneas
Indiana University Summer Festival Chorus
Tuesday, 25 June 2013 - 8:00pm
IU Jacobs School of Music - Auer Hall - Bloomington, IN

Dominick DiOrio leads a summertime performance of Purcell's most famous work. Starring Madolynn Pessin as Dido, James Reynolds as Aeneas, Christine Buras as Belinda, and Anna Mary Prokop as the Sorceress. A fun and rousing experience for all complete with witches, sailors, comedy and more!

STEVE ZEGREE VOCAL JAZZ CAMP
Final Concert at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Friday, 28 June 2013 - 7:30pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater - Bloomington, IN

Steve Zegree and a guest faculty of Duane Davis, Ly Wilder, Michael Wheaton, Peter Eldrige and Dominick DiOrio lead a final concert in the iconic Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Performance will include my I give you a new commandment for mixed chorus a cappella.


MOZART "Great" C Minor Mass, KV 427 / BARBER Adagio for Strings& Agnus Dei
Indiana University Summer Festival Orchestra and Chorus
Tuesday, 23 July 2013 - 8:00pm
IU Jacobs School of Music - Auer Hall - Bloomington, IN

Mozart's masterwork is brought to life with the Summer Festival Orchestra and Chorus, Dominick conducting. The work is paired with Barber's haunting Adagio for Strings, here performed in the transcription with voices. Tickets are $15 general, $8 for students. More information available here.


UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE KNOXVILLE Residency
Friday, 27 September 2013
UT-Knoxville School of Music - Knoxville, TN

Allison Dromgold Adams, assistant professor of saxophone, and Elizabeth Bouk, mezzo-soprano, have invited Dominick to attend rehearsals and give masterclasses on his new work Flames Will Grow.


TIMESCAPES: Ancient Reflections in Modern Music
NOTUS: IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
Dominick DiOrio, conductor
Featuring Caroline Shaw, composer

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 - 8:00pm
Indiana University - Auer Hall - Bloomington, IN

Dominick DiOrio conducts NOTUS: IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble in a concert featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw. NOTUS will perform the Passacaglia from Shaw's Partita for 8 voices, as well as music by Paul Mealor ("O vos omnes"), Sven-David Sandström ("Hear My Prayer, O Lord (after Purcell)"), Dominick Argento ("A Toccata of Galuppi's"), and Eriks Esenvalds ("Northern Lights"). The concert will also include Dominick DiOrio's own "Stabat mater dolorosa..." for choir, ensemble, countertenor, and viola da gamba. Free and open to all.

SAXOPHONE FACULTY RECITAL: Allison Dromgold Adams
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Wednesday, 9 October 2013 - 8:00pm
UT-Knoxville School of Music - Knoxville, TN

Allison Dromgold Adams, alto saxophone, and Elizabeth Bouk, mezzo-soprano, premiere my new work Flames Will Grow on a text of Rumi. Free and open to all.


BLOOMINGTON BACH CANTATA PROJECT - BWV 64
Wendy Gillespie, director; Daniel Melamed, advisor
Sunday, 13 October 2013 - 2:30pm
St. Thomas Lutheran Church - Bloomington, IN

Dominick DiOrio conducts a performance of BWV 64 "Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget" with performers from the Jacobs School of Music Early Music Institute. Lindsey McLennan, soprano; Andrew Rader, countertenor; Issa Ransom, tenor; and Julian Morris, bass-baritone. Free and open to all.


ARIES COMPOSERS FESTIVAL: "Collaborations"
Colorado State University Concert Choir & Chamber Choir
Sunday, 20 October 2013 - 7:30pm
CSU Griffin Concert Hall - Fort Collins, CO

These select CSU ensembles present a program of choral music by living composers as part of the Aries Festival, with conductor James Kim. Many of these pieces include collaborations with various instrumental solos and smaller ensembles, including A Dome of Many Coloured Glass by Dominick DiOrio for choir and marimba and Dance Sets by Libby Larsen for choir, piano, clarinet, cello, and drum set. The concert also features finalists and winners of the call for choral scores for the Aries Festival. More info and tickets: $7/CSU students, $1/youth (under 18), $12/adult


LAMONT CHORALE * Catherine Sailer, conductor
University of Denver
Thursday, 7 November 2013 - 7:30pm
Gates Concert Hall - Newman Center for the Performing Arts - Denver, CO

Conductor Catherine Sailer leads the Lamont Chorale at the University of Denver in a performance of my Alleluia for mixed chorus and marimba. Also featuring performances by the Lamont Women's Chorus and Men's Choir.

QUEERING THE PITCH: Music for solo cello by gay composers
Justin Dougherty, violoncello
Thursday, 7 November 2013 - 6:00pm
Dancz Hall - University of Georgia - Athens, GA

Justin Dougherty performs "Queering the Pitch"--his program of solo violoncello music exploring the works of gay composers. Featuring works of Cooley, Knell, Balter, Kaminsky, Maggio, and my Tarantella!


ITHACA COLLEGE CHORAL COMPOSITION FESTIVAL
featuring the Ithaca College Choir & Janet Galván, conductor
Saturday, 16 November 2013 - 7:00pm
Ithaca College Whalen Center - Ford Hall - Ithaca, NY

Janet Galván leads the Ithaca College Choir in the premiere of my new work The Journey to Ithaca for mixed chorus a cappella. Dominick is the featured composer for the festival and will be in-residence at IC for two days prior to the performance.


RECORDING SESSION with JUVENTAS
NOTUS: IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
Dominick DiOrio, conductor

Monday, January 27, 2014
Indiana University Southeast - New Albany, IN

Dominick DiOrio and NOTUS join forces with Juventas New Music Ensemble to record my work"Stabat mater dolorosa..."for release on New Dynamic Records. Lidiya Yankovskaya conducts, and Erich Stem oversees the recording project.


A GHOST THROUGH THE WINDING YEARS
Premiere of a New Song Cycle for Baritone and Piano

Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 4:00pm
"On the Wings of Song"
Benefit Concert for Cathedral Arts Council
Cathedral Church of St. Matthew - Dallas, TX

Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 3:30pm
Benefit Recital for Texas Voices
Zion Lutheran Church - Dallas, TX

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 12:30pm
Richland College Recital Series
Richland College - Dallas, TX

Kyle Siddons sings the premiere of my new song cycle on Sara Teasdale texts, A Ghost Through the Winding Years for baritone and piano. Commissioned by Kyle Siddons and dedicated to Joanne Wuest.


WMEA CONFERENCE PERFORMANCE
Whitman College Chamber Singers & Jeremy Mims, director
Saturday, February 15 - 10:30am
Yakima Convention Center - Yakima WA

Jeremy Mims and the Whitman College Chamber Singers perform the premiere of my new choral work, I Am on a poem of Mary Elizabeth Frye. This performance will be part of the Washing Music Educators Association annual state conference.



INTEREST SESSION APPEARANCE @ ACDA Cincinnati Regional Convention
NOTUS: IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
Dominick DiOrio, conductor

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 11:00am
Hilton Netherlands Plaza - Cincinnati, OH

Dominick DiOrio gives an interest session at ACDA Cincinnati titled "Thirty-Something: New Choral Music by Today's Hottest Young Composers". NOTUS: Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble will be present to sing new works by Texu Kim, Ted Hearne, Aaron Travers, Caroline Shaw, Zachary Wadsworth, Robert Vuichard, and Dominick DiOrio, among others.


U WISCONSIN-PLATTVILLE - Mixed Choir Concert
Dr. Trey Davis, conductor
Saturday, 8 March 2014 - 3:00pm
U Wisconsin-Plattville Center for the Arts- Plattville, WI

Conductor Trey Davis leads the Mixed Choir at the University of Wisconsin-Plattville in a performance of my Alleluia for mixed chorus and marimba.

HOT OFF THE PRESS: Freshly-Minted New Works for Voices
With premieres of new commissions by Zachary Wadsworth and Aaron Travers
NOTUS: IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
Dominick DiOrio, conductor

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 - 8:00pm
Indiana University - Auer Hall - Bloomington, IN
This event will be live-broadcasted on WFIU. More info here.

Dominick DiOrio conducts NOTUS: IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble in a concert featuring works of Tawnie Olson ("Scel lem duib"), Ted Hearne ("Agnus Dei" from Mass for St. Mary's), Robert Vuichard("Zelphy Rounds"), and premieres of new works by Zachary Wadsworth and Aaron Travers. The concert will also feature DiOrio's O Virtus Sapientiae and the first-prize winner of the annual NOTUS Student Composition Contest: Patricia Wallinga. Free.


ITHACA COLLEGE CHOIR SPRING TOUR
Ithaca College Choir
Janet Galván, conductor

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 - 8:00pm
Danbury High School Auditorium - Danbury, CT

Thursday, 13 March 2014 - 8:00pm
Melrose First United Methodist Church - Melrose, MA

Friday, 14 March 2014 - 7:30pm
Christ Episcopal Church - Newton, NJ

Saturday, 15 March 2014 - 7:00pm
Hunter College High School Auditorium - New York, NY

Saturday, 22 March 2014 - 8:15pm
Ford Hall - Ithaca College - Ithaca, NY

Janet Galván and the Ithaca College Choir perform my work The Journey to Ithaca on tour in the northeast during their annual Spring Choir Tour.


NORTH AMERICAN SAXOPHONE ALLIANCE - BIENNIAL CONFERENCE
Friday, 21 March 2014 - 10:00am
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Champaign, IL

Allison Dromgold Adams, and Elizabeth Bouk, and Kevin Class, give a featured performanced at the NASA Conference of my new commissioned work Flames Will Grow. The performance will include a featured discussion of extended techniques for the saxophone and the voice.

NOTUS Performs in NYC @ Carnegie Hall / Weill Recital Hall
a cappella NEXT Festival Hosted by DCINY
NOTUS: IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
Dominick DiOrio, conductor
Friday, 21 March 2014 - 8:00pm
Weill Recital Hall - New York, NY

Dominick DiOrio conducts NOTUS: IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble in a special New York City concert hosted by Distinguished Concerts International New York. The concert is shared with two other excellent vocal ensembles who focus on new music for voices. Music of Caroline Shaw, Zachary Wadsworth, Aaron Travers, Robert Vuichard and Dominick DiOrio. SOLD OUT!

TRANSMUSICA: Young People's Chorus of NYC hosts Hiroshima Choirs
Young People's Chorus of New York City
Francisco Núñez, conductor and artistic director
Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Church of St. Joseph, Greenwich Village - New York, NY

This concert reunites YPC and members of the Hiroshima Choral Association, who have sung together on YPC's four tours of Japan, most recently, this past summer, when Hiroshima Choral Association hosted a reception for their American friends. While in Hiroshima, the choristers sang with each other, spent time practicing each other's languages, and enjoyed becoming reacquainted. The March 26 concert is first time they will sing together in the U.S.

The program on March 26 will include such traditional Japanese favorites as Hiroshima Kazoe Uta (a Hiroshima children's counting song), the Sukiyaki Song, Sakura (cherry blossoms), and Oiwake Bushiko conducted by Kenji Otani and accompanied by Kanzan Yamamoto. Mr. Núñez will conduct YPC in Rainbow Tomorrow arranged by Jim Papoulis, Metsa Telegramm (The Woodpecker's Warning) by Estonian composer Uno Naissoo, Dona Nobis Pacem by Dominick DiOrio, and an upbeat hit from the "fabulous fifties," Rock Around the Clock.


RESIDENCY @ WHITMAN COLLEGE
Whitman College Chamber Singers, Chorale, & Jeremy Mims, director
Saturday, 19 April 2014
Whitman College Music Department - Walla Walla, WA

Jeremy Mims and the Whitman College Chamber Singers perform the premiere of my new choral work, I Am on a poem of Mary Elizabeth Frye and the Whitman College Chorale performs the premiere of Awake Her Not. These two works were both commissioned by Whitman College and Dominick will be in residence for rehearsals and the premiere, as well as a lecture sponsored by the President's Fund.


JUVENTAS OPERA PROJECT 2014: THE LITTLE BLUE ONE
A New Opera by Dominick DiOrio (Music) and Meghan Guidry (Libretto)
Presented by Juventas New Music Ensemble

"The Little Blue One defies the widespread notion that contemporary classical music is inaccessible; DiOrio's score abounds with gorgeous lyricism, supported by compelling harmony. -- Boston Examiner, 4/25/2014

Based on an old Italian folk tale, The Little Blue One follows young Azzurina as the world of spirits collides with reality.

Original Music by Dominick DiOrio.
Original Libretto by Meghan Guidry.
Music Direction by Lidiya Yankovskaya.
Stage Direction by Erin Huelskamp.



A Hope... A Prayer... A Concert
Uncommon Practice - Robert Bolyard, artistic director
Saturday, 24 May 2014 - 4:00pm
Redeemer Lutheran Church - Atlanta, GA

Robert Bolyard and Uncommon Practice perform my anthem I give you a new commandment, published with Oxford, during their upcoming concert titled "A Hope... A Prayer... A Concert."

Sanctuary Choir of West End United Methodist Church
Daniel Russell, conductor
Sunday, 1 June 2014
West End United Methodist Church - Nashville, TN

Daniel Russell and the Sanctuary Choir of WEUMC perform my anthem I give you a new commandment, published with Oxford, during their usual Sunday services.


HOUSTON CHAMBER CHOIR: Favorites and Firsts — Hear and Now!
Robert Simpson, artistic director
Saturday, 7 June 2014 - 7:30 pm
The Church of St. John the Divine - Houston, TX

We all have our favorites, but we also enjoy the excitement of something new. Well, in this case there is no need to choose; Both favorites and firsts will be found in this Special Bonus Concert as we sing audience requests and the world premiere of a brilliant new work by McKnight award-winning composer Jocelyn Hagen that the Chamber Choir commissioned just for this occasion. Past commissions by David Ashley White, Christopher Theofanidis, and Dominick DiOrio (A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass) add to the mix of this spectacular concert.


INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR CONTEMPORARY PERFORMANCE
Marc Ponthus, founder and director
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 - 8:00pm
Mannes College of Music
Mannes Concert Hall - 150 W 8th St - New York, NY

Meredith Mecum, soprano & Justin Dougherty, violoncello perform my complete song cycle And the Barriers Had Vanished as part of the International Festival for Contemporary Performance at Mannes College.


THE ESOTERICS - HARMONIA Seattle Residency
Eric Banks, artistic director
Wednesday 18 June - Tuesday, 1 July 2014
Seattle, WA

As part of HARMONIA, Dominick will be in residence for two weeks with The Esoterics in Seattle as part of a new "composer-in-residence" program. This sojourn will include writing a new work in a forest studio that will be premiered by Eric and The Esoterics in August 2015. Information about the new work, The Visible World, is available by clicking on the link provided. In addition to composing, Dominick will also have the chance to workshop the piece with The Esoterics on Sunday, June 29 at Queen Anne Christian Church from 7:30-9:30pm.

Georgia ACDA Convention
Uncommon Practice - Robert Bolyard, artistic director
Thursday, 26 June 2014
Spivey Hall - Morrow, GA

Robert Bolyard and Uncommon Practice perform my anthem I give you a new commandment, published with Oxford, during the Georgia ACDA Convention.


INTERNATIONAL ORANGE CHORALE OF SAN FRANCISCO
Zane Fiala, artistic director
Saturday, 26 July 2014 - 7:30pm
All Souls Episcopal Parish - 2220 Cedar St. - Berkeley, CA
Sunday, 27 July 2014 - 6:00pm
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church - 3281 16th St - San Francisco, CA

Zane Fiala and the IOCSF present "By Popular Demand: Audience Favorites from our First Ten Years" at two upcoming concerts. My work Chrysopylae, winner of the IOCSF's competition contest in 2012, receives two performances along with other standard works of the chorale's repertoire. Also on the program are works of Aaron Pike, Joshua Saulle, Nicholas Weininger, Hugo Alfvén, Ivo Antognini, Robin Estrada, Gustav Holst, and Sven-David Sandström.


JUVENTAS NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE - #iamopera
Two-hour performance and after-party
Monday, 8 September 2014 - 8:00-10:00pm
Club Oberon - Cambridge, MA

Juventas and Lidiya Yankovskaya perform excerpts from my opera The Little Blue One this Monday night at Club Oberon!


DREW UNIVERSITY - Choral Music Intensive
Jason Bishop, conductor
Sunday, 28 September 2014
The Concert Hall @ Drew University - Madison, NJ

Jason Bishop and the chorus of the Choral Music Intensive workshop perform a concert of music called "100 Years of Dreams" featuring music from 1914-2014 and culminating with my setting of Awake Her Not for chorus and flute.


HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING? American Voices in Choral Music
SERAPHIC FIRE: Patrick Dupré Quigley, artistic director

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 - 7:30 pm
St. Sophia Cathedral - Miami, FL
Friday, 17 October 2014 - 7:30pm
St. Phiip's Episcopal - Coral Gables, FL
Saturday, 18 October 2014 - 7:30pm
All Saints Episcopal - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Sunday, 19 October 2014 - 7:30pm
All Souls Episcopal - Miami Beach, FL

I am thrilled to announce that Seraphic Fire and Patrick Quigley will be recording and releasing my work I Am on their new album this coming October. In conjunction with that recording release, they will also perform the work four times in the greater Miami area.


Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU-Long Beach presents
A SERENADE TO MUSIC
CSU-Long Beach Chamber Choir - Jonathan Talberg, conductor
Saturday, 18 October 2014 - 8:00pm
Daniel Recital Hall - Bob Cole Conservatory of Music - Long Beach, CA

Jonathan Talberg and the CSU-Long Beach Chamber Choir perform a concert featuring works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Randall Thompson, Mozart, Richard Burchard and my own Alleluia for mixed chorus and marimba. The Chamber Choir will be joined by the Conservatory's newest professors: violinist Moni Simeonov and percussionist Ted Atkatx.


THE WORLD BELOVED - A Bluegrass Mass
Chorus pro Musica - Jamie Kirsch, music director & conductor
Sunday, 2 November 2014
Old South Church - Boston, MA

Jamie Kirsch and Chorus pro Musica perform a concert featuring music by Carol Barnett and Stephen Feigenbaum, which will also include the latest performance of my festival anthem At A Solemn Music for chorus, organ, and chimes.


SMITH COLLEGE RESIDENCY and Premiere
Smith College Chorus & Joseph Baldwin, conductor
Saturday, 15 November 2014 - 8pm
Sweeney Concert Hall - Smith College - Northampton, MA

Dominick is delighted to be in residence at Smith College for a few days giving guest lectures and participating in the premiere of his new work
Leave My Heart Its Songs
with Joseph Baldwin and the Smith College Chorus in their fall concert "Autumn Serenade".

Read more about the residency and the Composer Roundtable.


PLU CHORAL UNION FALL CONCERT - A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass
Richard Nance, conductor and Miho Takekawa, marimba
Saturday, 15 November 2014 - 8pm PT
Pacific Lutheran University - Lagerquist Concert Hall - Tacoma, WA

Richard Nance and the Pacific Lutheran University Choral Union with percussionist Miho Takekawa, will perform my cantata-concerto A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass for their fall concert. Also on the program are works of J.A.C. Redford, Sviridov, and Brahms.


YALE RECITAL CHORUS performs A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass
Max Holman, conductor & Garrett Arney, marimba
Sunday, 14 December 2014 - 5:00pm
St. Thomas Episcopal Church - New Haven, CT

Max Holman and the Yale Recital Chorus, with percussionist Garrett Arney, will perform the final two movements of A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass for Max's graduate recital in choral conducting through the Yale School of Music.