Concerts & Events: 2019-2020 Season

Piano Virtuosos Concert @ the Mostly Modern Festival

Monday 24, June 2019 ( 7 30 pm )

The Mostly Modern Piano Institute presents the composers of today paired with 20th century classics!

ROBERT PATERSON – Joy Ride
ROY HARRIS – Piano Sonata, Op. 1 (1928)

Mostly Modern Festival
Arthur Zankel Music Center
815 N Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12833 USA

"Chamber Hits" Concert @ the Mostly Modern Festival

Wednesday 26, June 2019 ( 7 30 pm )

A surprise program of our favorite chamber highlights. The full concert listing will only be available in person at the concert venue. Wondering what chamber delicacies we chose? Join us for an evening of our favorites!

Tenor Alok Kumar, who made his debut with the Metropolitan Opera this past season, joins American Modern Ensemble, with Robert Paterson’s Spring Songs, which he premiered at Carnegie Weill Hall in 2018. Keith Fitch receives a world premiere of Ruthless Voicings and chamber ‘hits’ from the festival will be featured as ‘best of’ our 2019 season.

Wine, Beer & Snack Bar opens @ 7 PM. $6 Drinks make this the best deal in Saratoga Springs!

Mostly Modern Festival
Arthur Zankel Music Center
815 N Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12833 USA

John Adams "Harmonielehre" with the American Modern Orchestra

Friday 28, June 2019 ( 7 30 pm )

John Adams: Harmonielehre

American Modern Orchestra
Ward Stare, Conductor

Mostly Modern Festival
Arthuk Zankel Music Center
815 N Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12833 USA

Solo and Chamber Appearances at the InterHarmony International Music Festival, Italy

Wednesday 10, July 2019 ( 9 30 pm )

InterHarmony International Music Festival
Chiesa Santo Spirito
Corso Cavour , 15011, Acqui Terme, Piemonte, Italy

Artist Faculty Recital

Franz Liszt: "Lyon", from Album d'un Voyageur, for solo piano

Saint-Saëns:  Paraphrase sur La Mort de Thaïs, for solo piano

Carter Pann: "Giantess", for flute and piano
with Jennie Oh Brown, flute

Alexander von Zemlinsky:  Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Op. 3
with clarinetist Stacey McColley & cellist Nina Flyer

Solo Recital at The International Keyboard Institute & Festival

Tuesday 23, July 2019 ( 8 30 pm )

The International Keyboard Institute & Festival at Hunter College
Lang Recital Hall
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065

Liszt: Apparition No. 1
Liszt: Lyon from "Album d'un voyageur"
Saint-Saëns: La Mort de Thaïs - Paraphrase de Concert
Saint-Saëns: Paraphrase sur "Gallia" de Gounod
Roy Harris: Sonata, Op. 1 (1928)
Mary Kouyoumdjian: Aghavni (Doves) (2009)
David Rakowski: Riccio (Prelude #43) (2013)
David Rakowski: Ain't Got No Right, For Left-Hand Solo (Étude #67) (2005)
Marc Mellits: Étude No. 2, "Defensive Chili" (2006)

Solo Recital at The Mänttä Music Festival, Finland

Saturday 03, August 2019 ( 6 30 pm )

Mänttä Music Festival
Serlachius Museum Gösta
Joenniementie 47
35800 Mänttä
Finland

F. Liszt: Lyon from "Album d'un voyageur"
C. Saint-Saëns: Deux Bagatelles (1858) WORLD PREMIERE
C. Saint-Saëns: Antwort (1866) WORLD PREMIERE
C. Saint-Saëns: Fantaisie sur la Valse du Prophéte de Meyerbeer (1858) WORLD PREMIERE
C. Saint-Saëns: Fantaisie sur “Gallia” de Gounod
-intermission-
R. Harris: Piano Sonata (1928)
D. Rakowski: Riccio (Prelude #43) (2013)
D. Rakowski: Ain’t Got No Right, For Left-Hand Solo(Étude #67) (2009)
M. Mellits: Étude No. 2, “Defensive Chili” (2006)
W. Shorter, arr. Burleson: Footprints
M. Tyner, arr. Burleson: Passion Dance

Performance of Max Duykers' "Both Eyes Open", a chamber opera for 4 singers and instrumental trio

Friday 06, September 2019 ( 7 30 pm )

Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn

Music by Max Giteck Duykers
Libretto by Philip Kan Gotanda
Direction by Melissa Weaver

Guest performers:
Kelvin Chan, baritone
Kalean Ung, soprano
John Duykers, tenor
Joel DavelMarimba Lumina

Ensemble Ipse:
Esther Noh, violin
Christa Van Alstine, clarinet
Geoffrey Burleson, piano
Ben Grow, conductor

Ensemble Ipse will present a workshop of Max Giteck Duykers' new opera Both Eyes Open with support from the Brooklyn Arts Council and the Asian American Arts Alliance. With a libretto by acclaimed playwright and filmmaker Philip Kan Gotanda, the piece is a co-production with the Paul Dresher Ensemble and First Look SonomaBoth Eyes Open is a comment on the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII, and takes the form of a series of flashbacks and dreams, with mythological characters and a hyper-real electro-acoustic score. In additional to support from New Music USA and the JFunds Commission, the project recently received a generous grant from the National Parks Service's Japanese-American Confinement Sites Program.  Another workshop will be presented at the University of California, Berkeley in the fall of 2019, and in 2020 the piece will be premiered across the U.S. with the Paul Dresher Ensemble near several internment camps, now preserved as historic sites.

51st Season Opening Concert with Boston Musica Viva

Saturday 05, October 2019 ( 8 00 pm )

Edward Pickman Hall
Longy School of Music

Cambridge, MA

Missy Mazzoli: Set That On Fire (2012)
Patrick Greene: Machine Language for Beginners (2015)
Sebastian Currier: 11 Moons (2018)
Kathryn Salfelder: new work

Premiere of Joseph Martin Waters" "El Colibri Magico", with SWARMIUS in San Diego

Sunday 13, October 2019 ( 7 00 pm )

"El Colibri Magico", composed by Jozefius (aka Joseph Martin Waters), an opera including onstage instrumentalists from SWARMIUS: Saximus (aka Todd Rewoldt), Tempus Rhythmicus (aka Daniel Pate) on percussion, and Peripateticus (aka Geoffrey Burleson) on piano.

Smith Recital Hall
School of Music
San Diego State University

5500 Campanile Dr San Diego, 92182

Concert with American Modern Ensemble, with special guests The Exponential Ensemble

Wednesday 30, October 2019 ( 7 00 pm )

American Modern Ensemble
Exponential Ensemble

National Opera Center
330 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10001

Bohuslav Martinu:
Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Cello and Piano (1947)
Robert Paterson:
Relative Theory, for Flute, Clarinet, Oboe and Piano
Robert Paterson:
Autumn Songs, for mezzo-soprano and sextet
~
with Blythe Gaissert, mezzo-soprano~

2, 4, 6, 8 = twenty: music for two, three, and four pianists

Thursday 07, November 2019 ( 7 30 pm )

Edward Pickman Hall
Longy School of Music

Cambridge, MA

New Gallery Concert Series

A night of 2, 4, 6, and 8 hands to celebrate twenty years of the New Gallery Concert Series!
Program includes New Gallery Concert Series commissioned WORLD PREMIERES
by deVon Gray, Stefanie Lubkowski, and
David Rakowski’s “Eighters Gonna Eight”
with pianists Sarah Bob, Donald Berman, Geoffrey Burleson, and Marilyn Nonken.

Solo Piano Works of Derek Hurst at Boston Conservatory

Saturday 16, November 2019 ( 8 00 pm )

Faculty Recital: Derek Hurst, Composition

Twelve Years, for solo piano (2019) - WORLD PREMIRE

...ai tempi, le distanze..., for piano and electronic sound (2004)

Boston Conservatory of Music
Seully Hall
8 Fenway, Floor 4
Boston, MA

"Multicultural Masters", with Boston Musica Viva

Saturday 23, November 2019 ( 8 00 pm )

Boston Musica Viva
Tsai Performance Center

Boston University

Shirish Korde: New work for soprano and ensemble  world premiere
     Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano
Henry Brant: All Souls Carnival
Chou Wen-chung: Twilight Colors
Bernard Hoffer: 50th Anniversary Bagatelle


A new BMV-commissioned world premiere by Shirish Korde featuring soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon, plus Henry Brant’s All Souls Carnival (1949), Chou Wen-chung’s Twight Colors (2007, commissioned for BMV by the Koussevitzky Foundation) and Bernard Hoffer’s A Celebration (2019, BMV commission).

For more information, please go to http://www.bmv.org

2, 4, 6, 8 = twenty: music for two, three, and four pianists

Tuesday 26, November 2019 ( 8 00 pm )

Frederick Loewe Theatre
New York University

35 West 4th Street, New York, NY

New Gallery Concert Series

A night of 2, 4, 6, and 8 hands to celebrate twenty years of the New Gallery Concert Series!
Program includes New Gallery Concert Series commissioned WORLD PREMIERES
by deVon Gray, Stefanie Lubkowski, and
David Rakowski’s “Eighters Gonna Eight”
with pianists Sarah Bob, Donald Berman, Geoffrey Burleson, and Marilyn Nonken.

Chamber Music Concert With The Exponential Ensemble

Sunday 15, December 2019 ( 3 00 pm )

Exponential Ensemble

Soapbox Gallery

636 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY

Leonard Bernstein:  Clarinet Sonata
Robert Paterson:
Relative Theory, for Flute, Clarinet, Oboe and Piano

"Songs Of Prisoners Of War", with Boston Musica Viva

Saturday 18, January 2020 ( 8 00 pm )

Edward Pickman Hall
Longy School of Music

Cambridge, MA

Jonas Tarm: new work for Boston Musica Viva (WORLD PREMIERE)

New York Composers Circle Chamber Music Concert

Wednesday 22, January 2020 ( 7 30 pm )

Marc A Scorca Hall
National Opera Center

330 7th Ave, New York, NY 10001

~Violin, Cello, Piano, and Electronics Concert Program~

Thomas Parente: Morphs, for piano trio
Tamara Cashour: Trio of Troubled Earth, for piano trio
Patricia Leonard: How Lonely, for piano trio
Carl Kanter: Piano Trio
David See: In The Gloaming, for soprano and piano

Concert with The IMPetus Trio at The Cutting Room, with special guests Angels In The Chamber

Tuesday 28, January 2020 ( 7 00 pm )

 A concert with my chamber punk trio IMPetus, featuring brand new originals and fare by Ginastera, Ravel, Trent Reznor, Max Roach, Schubert, Patti Smith, Kurt Weill, Tom Waits and Frank Zappa. Special Guests Angels In The Chamber will join us! MPetus is:

Maria Tegzes, vocals
Dave "Knife" Fabris, guitars
Geoffrey Burleson, piano

The Cutting Room
44 East 32nd Street
New York, NY  10010

Solo Appearance with The Richardson Chamber Players at Princeton University

Sunday 08, March 2020 ( 3 00 pm )

Richardson Auditorium
Alexander Hall
Princeton University

Richardson Chamber Players present:
"Beethoven @ 250"

6 Bagatelles for Solo Piano, Op. 126
Rondo alla ingharese quasi un capriccio (Rage Over A Lost Penny), for solo piano, Op. 129

Other works will include the Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20, and the Sextet for Horns and String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 81b

Piano Masterclass on the Distinguished Artist Series, University of Georgia

Monday 16, March 2020 ( 1 30 pm )

Ramsey Hall
Hugh Hodgson School of Music
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia

 

Solo Recital on the Distinguished Artist Series, University of Georgia

Tuesday 17, March 2020 ( 7 30 pm )

Ramsey Hall
Hugh Hodgson School of Music
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia

Apparitions, Dances and Fantasies

Franz Liszt: Apparition No. 1
Camille Saint-Saëns - from Album, Op. 72
1. Prélude
2. Carillon
5. Final
Saint-Saëns: Fantaisie sur la Valse du Prophéte de Meyerbeer-GEORGIA PREMIERE
Saint-Saëns: Fantasiie sur Lohengrin de Wagner-GEORGIA PREMIERE

Intermission

Mary Kouyoumdjian: Aghvani (Doves) (2009)
Geoffrey Burleson: Powerhouse Passacaglia (2013)
David Rakowski:
-In A Regal Age Ran I (Prelude #6) (2010)
-Pull A Wall Up (Prelude #4) (2010)
Jacob TV: The Body Of Your Dreams, for piano and electronic track (2002)
Frank Zappa: BeBop Tango

Live Performance & Interview on "Out Of The Box", WUGA-FM Radio, Athens, Georgia

Wednesday 18, March 2020 ( 1 15 pm )

Interview and live performances of works by Saint-Saëns, Kouyoumdjian, Rakowski, Zappa, and my own compositions, on "Out Of The Box", hosted by Peter Van Zandt Lane, and broadcast live on WUGA-FM Radio.

New Dance Theatre
University of Georgia
263 West Green St.
Athens, GA 30602

 

Concerto Appearance with Boston Musica Viva

Saturday 04, April 2020 ( 8 00 pm )

Edward Pickman Hall
Longy School of Music

Cambridge, MA

Alban Berg: Kammerkonzert für Klavier und Geige mit 13 Bläsern*
     (Chamber Concerto for Violin, Piano and 13 Winds)
     Geoffrey Burleson, piano
     Gabriela Diaz, violin
 
The program will also include:
John Huggler: Music for 13 instruments
Peter Child: New work for ensemble  world premiere
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Viva! Boston Musica Viva


"The New Four Seasons": American Modern Ensemble @ Carnegie Hall

Friday 17, April 2020 ( 8 00 pm )

American Modern Ensemble
Weill Recital Hall @ Carnegie Hall
881 7th Avenue
New York, NY

Join AME in Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall for the performance of The New Four Seasons! A celebration for the upcoming CD release and 50th Birthday of composer Robert Paterson. “The New Four Seasons” CD features American Modern Ensemble, Marnie Breckenridge, Soprano, Blythe Gaissert, Mezzo-Soprano, Alok Kumar, Tenor, and David Neal, Bass-Baritone.

PROGRAM
Spring Songs * (for tenor and sextet )
Summer Songs** (for soprano and sextet)
Fall Songs (for mezzo-soprano and sextet)
Winter Songs**** ( for bass-baritone and sextet)

* comissioned by Rick Teller for the American Modern Ensemble
** commissioned by The
ASCAP Foundation via the Charles Kingsford Fund, for Marnie Breckenridge and the American Modern Ensemble
**** commissioned by
David Neal.

Solo Recital at Bloomsburg University

Thursday 23, April 2020 ( 7 30 pm )

Mitrani Hall
Haas Center For The Arts

Bloomsburg University
400 East 2nd Street
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Apparitions, Dances and Fantasies

Franz Liszt: Apparition No. 1
Camille Saint-Saëns - from Album, Op. 72
1. Prélude
2. Carillon
5. Final
Saint-Saëns: Fantaisie sur la Valse du Prophéte de Meyerbeer-GEORGIA PREMIERE
Saint-Saëns: Fantasiie sur Lohengrin de Wagner-GEORGIA PREMIERE

Intermission

Mary Kouyoumdjian: Aghvani (Doves) (2009)
Geoffrey Burleson: Powerhouse Passacaglia (2013)
David Rakowski:
-In A Regal Age Ran I (Prelude #6) (2010)
-Pull A Wall Up (Prelude #4) (2010)
Jacob TV: The Body Of Your Dreams, for piano and electronic track (2002)
Frank Zappa: BeBop Tango

Piano Masterclass at Bloomsburg University

Wednesday 22, April 2020 ( 4 00 pm )

Mitrani Hall
Haas Center For The Arts

Bloomsburg University
400 East 2nd Street
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania