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Performance Video of Sabar
A Representative List of Performances
RECENT PREMIERES* and PERFORMANCES
*February 10, 12 DESERT SOLITUDE (22') Concerto for Native American Flute and Orchestra (world premiere.) R. Carlos Nakai with the Tucson Symphony conducted by George Hanson, Tucson Arizona.
*November 9, 2011 MAGIC PASSES (9') A Double Concerto for Clarinet, Piano and Winds. (world premiere.) Robert Spring, Xi You and Peoples Liberation Army Band, at the China Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, China.
*October 8, 2011 TAROT (34') for Native American Flute and String Quartet (world premiere.) R. Carlos Nakai with the Paul Neubauer Quartet for the Sedona Chamber Music Society concert series, Sedona Arizona.
September 1, 4, 2011 INTERMEZZO (8') for String Orchestra (U.S. premiere) Borivoj Martinic- Jercic and the Red Rocks Strings conducted by the composer at the Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) in Scottsdale Arizona and Sedona Creative Life Center in Sedona, Arizona.
Additional concerts by the string ensemble I Solisti di Zagreb took place throughout the year in Croatia at Rijeka, Slavonski Brod, Zadar, Slavonska Pezega, and Zagreb.
August 4, 2011 THIS (10') a Contracrostipunctus for Marimba Vibraphone and Piano. This video-art project by the Zeitgeist Ensemble of Minneapolis and produced by Michael Hazard was newly released on YouTube.http://youtu.be/3D7IAZFjfwc
April 5, 6, 7, 12, 14 SABAR (30') Concerto for African Drum Ensemble and Orchestra.
The Greensboro Symphony orchestra conducted by Nate Beversluis, (mvt. 3). in Greensboro, North Carolina.
March 20, 2011 PREMONITIONS OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS (15') for Native American Flute, Clarinet, Cello, Percussion and Piano. R. Carlos Nakai with the Williamson Ensemble for the Albiquiu Chamber Music Festival at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
February 24, 2011 TWO WORLD CONCERTO (30') for Native American Flute and Orchestra. R. Carlos Nakai with the University of Utah Philharmonia conducted by Robert Baldwin at Libby Gardner Concert Hall in Slat Lake City, Utah.
February 5, 2011 TWO WORLD CONCERTO (30') for Native American Flute and Orchestra. R. Carlos Nakai with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra conducted by Francis Wada at the Center for the Performing Arts and Education, Punta Gorda, Florida.
*October 8 2010 TITO'S SAY (25') for Sop., Bar., soloists with Chorus and Orchestra, ASU Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Dr. Greg Gentry; premiere of new 5th movement, soprano solo, "Her Secret Love."
December 4, 5 2010 GUADALUPE a n OPERA in TWO ACTS (80') concert version featuring John Horton Murray at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Brooklyn NY conducted by Phil Nuzzo.
*May 1 2010 TITO'S SAY (25') for Sop., Bar., soloists with Chorus and Orchestra New York Choral Society with the Brooklyn Philharmonic conducted by John Daly Goodwin.
Past performances by genre
Two World Concerto (featuring R. Carlos Nakai) |
The California Symphony Conducted by Barry Jekowski, Sacramento, CA 1/16-18/05.
New Mexico Symphony Albuquerque, NM, September, 2004
Wuppertal Symphony Conducted by George Hansen, Wuppertal Germany, 2002
San Juan Symphony Durango, CO, October 2003.
The Anchorage Symphony Conducted by Randall Fleischer, 2/22/03
Chicago Sinfonietta Conducted by Paul Freeman at Symphony Hall, Chicago 1/23/02
The Flagstaff Symphony Conducted by Randall Fleischer, 2/07/01
Bardavon Opera House Poughkeepsie N.Y, conducted by Randall Fleischer in November, 2000.
The Carmel Symphony Carmel, Indiana in March. 2000.
National Flute Association National Conference Gala Concert Featuring R. Carlos Nakai with members of the Phoenix Symphony conducted by the composer at Symphony Hall, Phoenix; AZ 8/13/98.
Music Eduacators National Conference National Convention The ASU Orchestra conducted by Tim Russell. Symphony Hall, Phoenix, AZ; 4/ 17, 1998.
ASU Orchestra Conducted by Tim Russell at Gammage Auditorium, Tempe, AZ; 4/ 21, 1998.
The Anchorage Symphony Conducted by George Hanson, Anchorage, Alaska; 3/06/98.
The California Symphony Conducted by Barry Jekowski, Sacramento, CA January; 1994.
The Tucson Symphony Conducted by Robert Bernhardt,Tucson, AZ; January, 1995.
The Saskatoon Symphony Saskatchewan, Canada; February, 1994.
San Juan Symphony Durango, CO, October 2003 and March, 1994.
The Phoenix Symphony Four performances on Los Angeles tour conducted by James Sedares; spring, 1993.
The Phoenix Symphony conducted by Clotilde Otranto.with the Black Lodge Singer.
USIS Orchestra (US State Department concert) featuring the Black Lodge Singers conducted by Bill Reber, Skopje, Macedonia; March 3, 1998.
The Tucson Symphony Conducted by George Hanson; January 1997.
The Minnesota Orchestra Minneapolis, MN; November 18,1993.
The Anderson Symphony Anderson, IA; May 6, 1995.
The Third International Flute Festival members of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra; October 22, 1987.
Two World Symphony
The Tucson Symphony Conducted by George Hanson, January 1997.
1994 Phoenix, AZ Arizona State University Chorus and soloists with the Phoenix Symphony conducted by James DeMars at Symphony Hall, February, 2004.
1994 Paris, France The UNESCO Choir at Eglise Saint-Louis d’Antin, Paris, France; June 3,1994.
1994 San Francisco, CA The Classical Philharmonic conducted by Lawrence Kohl at St. Mary’s Basilica, June 8.
1995 Washington, D.C. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring soloists Audrey Luna, Linda Childs, Robert Breault and Simon Estes, conducted by James DeMars at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,Washington, DC.; August 4/5 1995
1995 New York, NY The Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring soloists Audrey Luna, Linda Childs, Robert Breault and Simon Estes, conducted by James DeMars at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY; August 8/9 1995.
1996 La Crosse, WI The University of Wisconsin, La Crosse faculty and students conducted by Paul Rusterholz; April 21, 1996.
1996 Salt Lake City, UT The Utah Symphony and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir soloists Audrey Luna, Linda Childs, Robert Breault and Simon Estes, conducted by James DeMars. Selected for the prestigious Tanner Gift of Music Concerts at the Tabernacle, Nov. 1/2 1996.
1997 Paris, France Choer et Orchestre Franç ais D’Oratorio presenting a movement for La plus beau requiem du monde (a “composite” requiem) performed by a massed choir conducted by Jean Pierre Loré at the Palais des Sports (Paris Sports Arena), June 15, 1997.
1997 Paris, France Choeur Franç cais d’Oratorio with members of the Orchestre d’Paris, James DeMars conducting at Eglise de la Trinité, December 1/3, 1997.
1998 Paris, France Choeur Roland de Lassus de Paris featuring Jo Ann Pickens with organist David Noël Hudson, James DeMars conducting at Eglise Saint-Eustache, October 8/9, 1998.
2002 Quebec, Canada Faculty and students of Laval Universityconducted by Madame Maisson-Bourque, April 15, 2002.
2002 Phoenix, AZ The Phoenix Symphony and Arizona Opera Orchestra featuring soloists Isola Jones and Robert Breault, James DeMars conducting at Symphony Hall, Sept. 11, 2002.
2004 Scottsdale, AZ The Arizona Masterworks Chorale, Darryl Rowader conducting at Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Sept. 11 2004.
2006 Phoenix, AZ The Arizona Masterworks Chorale with organ, piano and percussion, featuring soloists Jennifer Nagy,Isola Jones, Ricardo Peralta and Robert Barefield, conducted James DeMars conducting at Trinity Cathedral, Sept. 10/11 2006.
INSTRUMENTATION | 2 Fls, 2 Obs, 2 Cls, 2 Bsns, 2 Hns, 2 Tpts, 3Trbns. Timp, 2 Perc, and Strings.
Anthem for the United Nations , Chorus and Orchestra
The Classical Philharmonic (San Leandro, CA) conducted by Lawrence Kohl. June, 1995
The Catalina Chamber Orchestra conducted by Enrique Lasansky in Tucson, AZ; November 4,5 1995.
Tito's Say Soprano, Baritone, Chorus and Orchestra
The New York Choral Society Carnegie Hall,conducted by Jack Goodwin; April 24, 1992.
The Prophet Soprano, Chorus and Orchestra
New Classics Singers conducted by Lee Kesselman Wheaton, IL; November 1994.
Macalester College Orchestra and Festival Choir St. Paul, MN.; November 11, 12, 1990.
Arias for Brass
The St. Louis Brass Quintet The International Brass Festival in Athens, GA. 3/15,18,20/ 01 and over 50 performances on Mid-western College Tours 2002, 2003, 2004.
Night Speech II
Daniel Perantoni Soporo, Tokyo, and Osaka, Japan; summer 1989.
Premonitions of Christopher Columbus
The Society of Composers regional conference. U. of NM; the ASU New Music Ensemble, Spring, 1994.
Tos Ensemble | Mexico tour in Cuernavaca, Morelos, and Mexico City at Instituto Politechnico Nacional (televised) Sala Ollin Yoliztli, Centro Cultural; fall 1986.
Chantal de Salaberry/DeMars For the Musiques d’été Music Festival | Biarritz, France; June 25,1998.
ASU New Music Ensemble, Carr (graduate student)/DeMars ASU, Tempe, AZ; March 6, 1998.
Salaberry /Walter Cosand at the Philharmonia Ekaterinburg, Russia; December.12,1998.
Salaberry/Cosand At the American Consulate in Brussels, Belgium; December.16,1997.
Salaberry/Cosand At Chateau Valduc, Hamme-Mille, Belgium; June 1, 1996.
Tatiana Maistrouk For the Musiques d’été Festival in Biarritz, France; 7/2/98
Caio Pagano For the Santos International Festival, Brazil; August 6/10, 1997.
Caio Pagano Oporto, Spain; October 29, 1995.
Caio Pagano Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil; August 10/14, 1995.
The Seventh Healing Song of John Joseph (Blue)
Eric Hoover The New Zealand Flute Society June 1, 1997.
35 performances on East Coast tours; fall 1983 and fall 1985.
John Barcelona West coast tour; spring, 1988.
Dawn Weiss The South American Flute Convention and South American tour; summer, 1988.
Don Sinta The University of Michigna, Ann Arbor, MI, spring 1987.
Jan Weller The Walker Art Center, Mpls. MN; September, 1986.
Amy Potter Carnegie Recital Hall, NY, NY, fall 1986.
The Virgin of Guadalupe (Nican Mopohua): This two-act opera (approx. 90 minutes of music) underwritten by Canyon Records is currently scheduled for Dec. 2007 at the Mesa Art Center.
The opera features mezzo, tenor, bass, coloratura soprano, Native American Flute, Native American male singer, chorus, Aztec dancers and chamber orchestra (flute, oboe, 2 horns, 2 didgeridoos, conch shells, Native American percussion, African percussion, guitar, piano and strings).
The libretto is a balance of Spanish and English with sacred phrases in Nahuatl. He has completed the libretto and the vocal music and continues to work on the orchestration. The soloists and chorus of the western operatic tradition are to be integrated with Native American artists provided by Canyon Records.
Sonata for Cello and Piano (22’). This transcription of his violin sonata was created for Caio Pagano and Thomas Landschoot
Tapestry IX for Unaccompanied Violin (10’). he worked with Boro Martinic to complete this work from last year.
Neon Babylon for Saxophone Quartet (15’). This work was revised in preparation for a recording by the Presidio Saxophone Quartet to be shared with a quartet by Judith Zaimont.
This (a contracrostipunctus for Tuba ensemble) (7’). This work was written for Sam Pilafian to be multi-tracked and performed by a single player.
Sonata for Violin and Piano (22’). He worked with Boro Martinic to complete this work from last year.
An American Requiem (75’). Transcription for piano, organ and percussion. This transcription was created for the Arizona Masterworks Chorale.
Native Drumming for Wind Ensemble and Native American Drum Ensemble (22’). He transcribed this work for the ASU Wind Ensemble.
Commissions and production grants:
Canyon Records: production funding for a production of Guadalupe, May. 2008.
Solisti di Zagreb (Chamber Instrumental Ensemble): they have commissioned a transcription of his violin concerto for Boro Martinic for May 2008.
Phoenix Boys Choir: 15’ for January 2009.
Voyageur - (CD, 2006) Canyon Records featuring Udi Bar-David and R. Carlos Nakai; arrangements of his works, LakeThat Speaks and Crow Wing.
DVD: Saint Louis Brass - Live in Concert; 2006, includes his quintet, Arias.
Discovery (2006, Summit Records) Thomas Bacon, horn and Caio Pagano, piano. This CD presents his work, Dedicaçe, in two versions. In the second version he read a voice-over the Murray Schaffer text that inspired the work.
Neon Babylon – recording in progress by the Presidio Saxophone Quartet.
Spirit Horses, Premonitions of Christopher Columbus – recording in progress; Native American flutist, Dennis Sizemore and members of his ensemble are preparing a recording exclusively featuring his works for NAF.
Sonata for Cello and Piano (22’) Thomas Landschoot and Caio Pagano at ASU, Katzin Hall. April 30.
An American Requiem (75’) Transcription replacing orchestra with Organ, Piano, Perc. September 10/11 . He conducted the Arizona Arts Chorale and Arizona Masterworks Chorale in performances featuring Isola Jones, Robert Barefield, Jennifer Nagy and Ricardo Pererra at Trinity Cathedral, Phoenix.
Native Drumming (22') a transcription from orchestra to wind ensemble.
Oct. 14. I sang with the Scabbyrobe family in this performance by the ASU Wind Ensemble, cond. by Gary Hill.
Tapestry IX for Solo Violin (10’)
Oct. 8. Katie McLinn at Phx. Art Museum. Oct. 8
Oct. 9. Boro Martinic at Katzin Hall, ASU.
Sonata for Violin and Piano (20’)
Oct. 9. Boro Martinic and Walter Cosand at Katzin Hall, ASU.
Sabar Concerto for African Drum Ensemble and Orchestra (25’)
The Winston-Salem Orchestra featuring Mark Sunkett, conducted by Robert Moody. Sept. 23/24/26.
Lake That Speaks (30’) for Native American Cedar Flute and Orchestra.
R. Carlos Nakai with the Bozeman Symphony. Oct. 28/29.
The Seventh Healing Song of John Joseph (Blue) (9') for Saxophone and Tape.
Nov. 27. Joseph Wytko at Paris Conservatory, Paris, France.
Nov. 28, Bourges, France
Sonata for Two Pianos (20’).
June 10. Chris Oldfather and Steven Stucki at Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, St. Paul, MN.
Lux Aeterna (Mvt #13 from An American Requiem) arranged for a capella boy's choir.
June tour: Performed by the Phoenix Boys Choir in
Salt Lake City at the ACDA reading session for boys and childrens choirs.
Freon Night (6') 2nd mvt. of Neon Babylon, quartet for saxophones
Presidio Quartet Midwest Tour 2006
October 28, 2006 Pratt , KS
October 29, 2006 Ogallala , NE
November 2, 2006 Pierre , SD
November 3, 2006 Redfield , SD
November 4, 2006 Dickinson , ND
November 5, 2006 Rugby , ND
November 6, 2006 Thief River Falls, MN
November 9, 2006 Park Rapids, MN
November 11, 2006 Watertown , SD
November 12, 2006 Redwood Falls, MN
November 13, 2006 Hutchinson , MN
November 14, 2006 Alexandria , MN
November 16, 2006 Sturgeon Bay , WI
November 17, 2006 Watertown , WI
November 18, 2006 Prairie Du Chien, WI
November 20, 2006 Washington , IA
November 21, 2006 Cedar Rapids , IA
Jan 29, 2006. St. Mark's Concert Series, The Presidio Saxophone Quartet at St. Marks United Methodist Church, Tucson, AZ
Feb 15, 2006 The Presidio Saxophone Quartet at Voyager Resort's Center Stage Entertainment (recital), Tucson, AZ
Feb 17, 2006 The Presidio Saxophone Quartet at Biennial Conference of the North American Saxophone Alliance, University of Iowa, Iowa City.
Freon Night Sept 14, 2006 The Presidio Saxophone Quartet at Pima Community College Center for the Arts (recital).
Freon Night Oct 20, 2006 The Presidio Saxophone Quartet at 19th Annual Elisabeth Blanchard Caswell Memorial Concert, The Presidio Saxophone Quartet
First Baptist Church, Worcester, MA
Arias for Brass Quintet (15') St. Louis Brass Quintet performances:
Oct. 9 at Charles Johnson Theater, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri
Oct. 10 at Glenwood Middle School Auditorium, Glenwood, Iowa
Oct. 12 at Immanuel Lutheran Church sponsored by Waldorf College, Forest City, Iowa
Quartet for Piano and Strings (15')
Jan. 27, 2007 Tom Landschoot, Nancy Buck, Jonathan Swartz at the Phoenix Art Museum.