04-23-10

Past Composers

  • Adams, JohnAmerican Berserk
  • Fellow Traveler
  • Hallelujah Junction
  • John’s Book of Alleged Dances
  • String Quartet
  • Adams, John LutherFive Yup’ik Dances***
  • Make Prayers to the Raven***
  • Nunataks***
  • The Wind in High Places
  • Ades, ThomasArcadiana
  • Catch
  • Darknesse Visible
  • Life Story
  • Still Sorrowing
  • Ahn, JeanLasso, Lassus*
  • Albert, StephenTribute
  • Alexander, PeterFive Studies and a Fantasy*
  • Anderson, JulianThe Bearded Lady
  • Etudes
  • Andriessen, LouisImage de moreau
  • …miserere…**
  • Tuin van Eros**
  • Xenia
  • Babbitt, MiltonLittle Goes a Long Way
  • Bacri, NicolaSonata Breve**
  • Bahr, JasonWedding Day***
  • Beglarian, EveI’m worried now, but I won’t be worried long
  • Beglarian, EveNight Psalm
  • Bermel, DerekDodecaphunk
  • Three Funk Studies
  • Beukes, JahnMbiras
  • Biggs, HayesSultry Air, Balmy Breezes*
  • Birtwistle, Harrisonfrom Harrison’s Clocks
  • Crowd
  • Hoquetus Petrus
  • Lied
  • Blasco, ScottElegy***
  • Bolcom, WilliamCelestial Dinner Music***
  • Dedicace:  A Small Measure of Affection
  • Spring Trio
  • Boquiren, Sydney M.Panalangin/Pananampalataya***
  • Boulez, PierreImprovisé pour le Dr. K
  • Brown, EarlSpecial Events
  • Bryars, GavinThe Church Closest to the Sea**
  • Old Man and Sea**
  • Bunch, JamesPermanent Emotions*
  • Burhans, CalebContritus
  • Escape New York
  • Cage, JohnFreeman Etude No. 32
  • Two6
  • Callahan, MoiyaSequence***
  • Carey, ChristianButterfly Flourish*
  • Gilgamesh Suite*
  • Locrian Flourish*
  • Carl, RobertDie Berliner Hornisse***
  • Magic Act***
  • Quintet, “Search”*
  • Carter, ElliottScrivo in vento
  • Chambers, EvanCome Down Heavy
  • Chen YiNight Thoughts
  • Chin, UnsukEtudes Nos. 3 and 4**
  • Cohen, RobertMidnight Girl*
  • Corigliano, JohnVoyage
  • Cory, EleanorConversations
  • Crumb, GeorgeEaster Dawning***
  • Mundus Canus
  • Quest
  • Sun and Shadow***
  • The Winds of Destiny
  • Culpo, ChristopherOf Ground, Or Air, Or Ought***
  • Curran, AlvinStrum City**
  • Triadic Limbo**
  • When My Feet Felt the Path that My Eyes Could Not See***
  • Currier, SebastianNight Time
  • Quiet Time
  • Daugherty, MichaelThe High and the Mighty
  • Regrets Only
  • Del Aguila, MiguelSonata No. 2
  • Diesendruck, TamarThe Grief That Does Not Speak***
  • Donofrio, AnthonyIV***
  • Douglas, BillCelebration IV
  • Dzubay, DavidFootprints
  • Kukulkan***
  • Evans, JeremiahPages from a City Journal*
  • Faiman, JonathanFive Vaults*
  • Scherzo
  • Shakespeare Songs*
  • Times Three*
  • Twofer*
  • What More Can You Want?*
  • Farrin, SuzanneDust and Shadow
  • Time is a Cage*
  • Feldman, MortonPalais de Mari
  • Foss, LukasCentral Park Reel
  • For Toru
  • String Quartet No. 5
  • Farr, GarethTaheke
  • Freeman, JasonEtudes***
  • Füting, ReikoKaddish: The Art of Losing
  • Gal, YoavSong of Miriam
  • Garner, David KirklandI Ain’t Broke (But I’m Badly Bent)***
  • Gatonska, MichaelThe Moon of Falling Leaves*
  • Glass, PhilipExcerpt from “Monsters of Grace”***
  • Hydrogen Jukebox
  • Metamorphosis One
  • Now, So Long After That Time
  • Overture from “La belle et la bete”
  • Wichita Vortex Sutra
  • Goldstein, MalcolmA New Song of Many Faces in these Times**
  • The Sky Has Many Stories to Tell*
  • Golijov, OsvaldoLullaby and Doina
  • Gordon, Ricky IanDesire Rag*
  • Genius Child
  • Ring-A-Ding-Ding*
  • Selected Songs
  • Gorecki, HenrykValentine Piece
  • Gullickson, LukeAnd the Trees of the Field Will Clap Their Hands***
  • Halle, JohnMortgaging the Earth
  • Harrison, LouHarpsichord Sonata
  • Piano Trio
  • Songs in the Forest
  • Suite
  • Tandy’s Tango
  • Threnody for Oliver Daniel
  • Hartway, JamesBasho
  • Hass, Georg Friedrichde terrae fine
  • String Quartet No. 5
  • Hause, EvanSpectral Caravan*
  • Halcyon Shores***
  • Hennessey, MartinSelected Songs
  • Hoffman, JoelBlue and Yellow
  • Holter, ColinThere’s No Place***
  • Hughes, BernardSuck It and See**
  • Hui, MelissaSolace***
  • Ivanova, VeraThree Studies in Uneven Meters***
  • Johnson, TomLa vie est si courte**
  • Tilework (Two Movements in Alternation (for clarinet)**
  • Tilework (for string quartet)*
  • Tilework (for violin)**
  • Jolliffe, EdmundTune In, Turn On and Drop Out**
  • Jones, CharlesEmblemata
  • Meditation and Fugue
  • Psalm
  • Sonata da Camera
  • String Quartet No. 10
  • String Quartet No. 5
  • String Quartet No. 6
  • Suite for Piano
  • The Seasons
  • Three Songs of Alexander Pope
  • Joyce, BrookeArtefacto***
  • Kirkwood, NealFive Variations without a Theme
  • The Present Eye*
  • Komanetsky, AndrewEtudes
  • Kondo, JoDurante l’inverno**
  • Pergola**
  • Short Summer Dance**
  • Three Songs of the Elderberry Tree**
  • Kreckler, JohnAfter*
  • DayDream*
  • Diversions*
  • Dream Variations
  • Night Songs*
  • OTW*
  • Out From Under*
  • Slippery When Wet*
  • Stick*
  • The Dream Keeper*
  • Three Miniatures*
  • Vocalise*
  • Windhover*
  • Kurtag, GyorgyGames
  • Kyburz, HanspeterDance aveugle**
  • La Barbara, JoanDragons on the Wall*
  • Snowbirds Dance, Into the Light*
  • A Trail of Indeterminate Light***
  • Lancino, ThierryStretto**
  • Lieberson, PeterThe Ocean that has no West and no East
  • Ligeti, GyorgySonata for Solo Viola
  • Low, Aaron PaulSonata in Five Short Movements*
  • Macbride, DavidTiming***
  • Macdonald, Davidanyone lived in a pretty how town*
  • Arms and Elbows*
  • Dear John*
  • Fall*
  • Fall (Apart)*
  • Four Pieces for Violin, Cello and Piano*
  • Four Pieces for String Quartet*
  • from Signals (Fanfare)
  • How Firm a Foundation*
  • Knock on Wood*
  • Make a Joyful Noise*
  • Make Room*
  • Periodic Table*
  • Point Against Point*
  • Sic*
  • Suite for Solo Piano
  • Time Piece
  • Two Pieces*
  • Macmillan, JamesWhy is This Night Different?
  • Meltzer, HaroldAqua
  • Two Songs from Silas Marner
  • Merritt, JustinA Gauze of Misted Silver***
  • Messiaen, OlivierPiece for String Quartet and Piano
  • Mirza, AdamSpiral Passages***
  • Monk, MeredithStringsongs
  • Newsome, PadmaMy “Mister Neverending Bliss”***
  • Noon, DavidTristan’s Lament with Rotta*
  • Nørgård, PerAs a Roselike Flower***
  • Day’s Early Nightmare**
  • Oliveros, PaulineHeart Chant*
  • The Heart of Tones
  • Sound Fishes
  • Sound Piece
  • Oteri, FrankBrinson’s Race***
  • Pärt, ArvoPassacaglia
  • Paterson, RobEmbracing the Wind
  • Piazzolla, AstorFive Tango Sensations
  • Piazzolla, AstorFour, for Tango
  • Platt, RussellDuo
  • Pousseur, HenriMinima Sinfonia*
  • Powell, MelDie Violine
  • Quayle, MatthewThree Spirits
  • Quines, RaulSketches*
  • Reich, SteveDifferent Trains
  • Nagoya Marimbas
  • Reid, ClementSeascape
  • Rechtman, IlanTwo Fantasy Pieces
  • Reynolds, RogerElliiott**
  • ImagE/cello***
  • Rihm, WolfgangFetzen**
  • Fetzen 2**
  • from Zweisprache
  • Riley, DennisCantata VI: Where Winds and Waters Meet*
  • Riley, TerryCinco de Mayo
  • Robison, BrianCats’ Cradle***
  • Rorem, NedAutumn Music
  • Bright Music
  • For Shirley
  • Lullaby
  • Recalling
  • String Quartet No. 4
  • Ross, JohnDeux Melodies d’Aspel
  • Threshold
  • Rouse, ChristopherValentine
  • Rubin, JustinThe Glittering Rocks*
  • Three Chorales***
  • Rzewski, FredericKnight
  • A Life
  • Samuelson, EricSanctus
  • Satoh, SomeiSatoh*
  • Schimmel, CarlThe Pismirist’s Congeries
  • Sculthorpe, PeterString Quartet No. 11 “Jabiru Dreaming”
  • Three Pieces for Piano
  • Threnody
  • Shapey, RalphMovement of Varied Moments for Two
  • Shapiro, MichaelPiano Quintet*
  • Shatin, JudithRun***
  • Sheng, BrightFour Movements for Piano Trio
  • String Quartet No. 3
  • Shohl, DavidCavato*
  • Dynamophone
  • Gemini*
  • Gravity and Levity
  • Silhouette*
  • Walt’s Waltz
  • Stambaugh, MarkS’on me regarde
  • Stassi, Carlos33 Sombre Zabobra
  • Subotnick, MortonEchoes from the Silent Call of Girona***
  • The Key to Songs
  • Sullivan, KenChamber Music
  • Choice Pomes***
  • An Irish Lullaby
  • Maracaibo
  • Strayhorn’s Short Yarn*
  • You Will Succeed*
  • Takano, NaoFull Fathom Five
  • Takemitsu, ToruBetween Tides
  • Tanenbaum, EliasSaxophone Quartet
  • Tarrantino, ToddScottish Folk Songs*
  • Tavener, JohnMy Gaze is Ever Upon You**
  • Tenney, JamesCognate Canons***
  • Seegersongs***
  • Diaphonic Toccata***
  • Theofanides, ChristopherVisions and Miracles
  • Thomas, Augusta ReadChant
  • Tsontakis, GeorgeBagatelles***
  • Gymnopedies***
  • String Quartet No. 4
  • Ueda, RitaGently, like the trickling of melted snow*
  • Vierk, Lois V.Words Fail Me
  • Vigeland, NilsAurochs and Angels
  • Capriccio*
  • Eleven Pages
  • Five Nocturnes
  • Visconti, DanBlack Bend
  • Lonesome Roads
  • Volans, KevinAkrodha**
  • Asanga
  • String Quartet No. 3:  “The Songlines”
  • Wang, AshleyAntares Falling***
  • Weir, JudithPiano Trio 2
  • Weir, JudithThe Voice of Desire
  • Weisman, StefanCrash***
  • Wharton, PhilipGames
  • Wilkinson, CarletonLes femmes armées***
  • Winter, MikeFission***
  • Wolfe, JuliaCompassion
  • Dig Deep
  • Earring
  • Wolff, ChristianApartment House Exercise***
  • Pianist Pieces
  • Wong, EmilyApres le tango*
  • Circle Dance
  • Triade*
  • Wuorinen, CharlesDuo Sonata***
  • Josquiniana
  • Piano Quintet
  • Wyner, YehudiMadrigal***
  • Yao, ChenSotto Voce***

* World Premiere

** U.S. Premiere

*** New York Premier

04-23-10

EMILY WONG, piano

Award-winning composer/pianist Emily Wong began her professional career as a pianist, now dividing her time between performing, composing and teaching. As a pianist, she was a 1st Prize winner of the Hodges International Concerto Competition, the Schubert Competition, and has won numerous other awards as both a soloist and chamber musician. She has gone on to champion the works of many living composers including her own, and has been highly praised for her interpretations of contemporary as well as traditional piano literature. Critics have portrayed her playing as passionate, enthralling, brilliant, and refined. The New York Times characterized her performances as “clean and rhythmically charged” and “played beautifully”, while Phil Collins of the Santa Cruz Sentinel wrote “She swept through the work with a magic wand … the dazzle was in itself splendid.” 

Ms. Wong has appeared often with such orchestras as the San Francisco Symphony, the Oakland Symphony, Philharmonia Virtuosi, Continuum, American Composers Orchestra, and the Stamford Symphony. She has performed on the New York Philharmonic Chamber Series, and in the Summer Garden Series at the New York Museum of Modern Art. An active chamber musician, she has appeared in concert with such artists as Nadia Solerno-Sonnenberg, Mark O’Connor, Ani Kavafien, Philip Glass, and members of the Tokyo String Quartet.  

Ms Wong’s own music engenders genuine and enthusiastic responses from audiences of all ages. Performances are inevitably followed by requests for scores and recordings. Her performance of Circle Dance for solo piano in recital at UCSC triggered a request from conductor Marin Alsop for an orchestral piece. Waves and Raves was a result of that inquiry, dedicated to Ms. Alsop, Consequently, Ms. Wong received a commission for a large-scale work from the Concordia Orchestra in New York, for which she wrote her Symphony #1/Structures III, previewed in at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, and premiered by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, receiving critical support for both performances.  

Performances of Ms. Wong’s works have been heard at the Moab Music Festival, the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, by The Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the Chappaqua Orchestra, and such groups as the Locrian Chamber Players, MusicArts Ensemble, The Concert Artists of Chappaqua and the Ragdale Ensemble, and members of the Grand Rapids Symphony.  Ms. Wong recently completed her chamber opera, Romeo e Giulietta, commissioned by the International Opera Theater and premiered in Citta della Pieve, Italy. She concurrently finished a composition for solo harp commissioned by harpist Amy Berger, and a Concerto for Alto Saxophone for Eric Thomas at Colby College.  She is currently working on a Concerto for Harpsichord, commissioned by the San Jose Chamber Orchestra.  

Ms. Wong most recently joined the staff at American Ballet Theater as pianist.