Heartstrings, for flute and string trio, was premiered by the Meitar Ensemble and their wonderful flutist, Roy Amotz (for whom it was written) on Tuesday, October 23rd -- the opening concert of the contemporary music series at the Tel Aviv Academy. It was recorded the following day for eventual CD release.
I've recently completed a yet to be titled percussion quartet for the Talujon Percussion Quartet. It will be premiered in February or March, 2013 on their Premieres concert in New York.
My Albany CD, Ritual Fragments, including song cycles with Susan Narucki and Christine Schadeberg and instrumental music recorded by the New York New Music Ensemble and the Triple Helix Trio, is now accessible on Spotify. Check it out!
Susan Narucki – Ritual Fragments: Paiute - Ghost Dance Song, Susan Narucki – Ritual Fragments: Ojibwa - The Rock (Fragment of a Ritual), Susan Narucki – Ritual Fragments: Omaha - Spring Song,Susan Narucki – Ritual Fragments: Quechen - Fragment, Susan Narucki – Ritual Fragments: Pima - Dancing Song, Susan Narucki – Ritual Fragments: Pima - Dancing Song, Susan Narucki – Ritual Fragments: Dakota - Song, Susan Narucki – Ritual Fragments: Osage - From a Legend, Susan Narucki – Ritual Fragments: Navajo - From the Night Chant, Susan Narucki – Ritual Fragments: Mescalero Apache - Dawn Song
Baton, Quadruple Concerto for Flute, Bass Clarinet, Violin, Cello Premiered on May, 6th, 2012
The U.C. Davis Symphony, Christian Baldini Music Director, gave the premiere of Baton, a quadruple concerto for flute, bass clarinet, violin, and cello, on Sunday, May 6th, 7 PM at Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center, Davis, CA. The fabulous soloists, all members of Empyrean Ensemble, were Tod Brody, flute, Peter Josheff, bass clarinet, Hrabba Atladottir, violin, and Thalia Moore, cello.
Empyrean Ensemble, Kurt Rodhe and Mika Pelo Directors, honored my 60th birthday with a Portrait Concert on Sunday, January 22, 7 PM at the Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center, U.C. Davis. The program featured three of my chamber works, Luciano Berio's Clarinet Sequenza, and the world premieres of two pieces written for the occasion by Harold Meltzer (a string trio) and Martha Horst (clarinet, string trio, and piano). The Bauer chamber works were Tribute (2000) with Jean-Michel Fontineau, cello and Eric Zivian, piano, The Near Beyond(2005) with Peter Josheff, clarinet, Hrabba Atladottir, violin, Ellen Ruth Rose, viola, and Thalia Moore, cello, and Piano Quartet (2004) with Michael Orland and the same string trio as in The Near Beyond. The first two of these pieces will be recorded at Skywalker ranch this coming May.The concert was preceded by panel discussion featuring Martha Horst, Kurt Rohde and myself, and was followed by a reception. It was quite an evening!
Premiere and Four More Performances of Song Cycle in Amherst,Tufts, Stanford, Davis, and Princeton in February
The Waters Wrecked The Sky, my settings of five poems by Emily Dickinson, was premiered by soprano Sarah Pelletier and pianist Lois Shapiro on Friday, October 28th, 2011 at Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst College. Dickinson settings by Aaron Copland and by my friend and former student Eric Sawyer were also on the program.
The program was repeated at Distler Hall, Tufts on October 31, 2011.
Additional performances of this program, entitled "My Business Is To Sing," took place at Stanford University on Wednesday, February 1, and in the Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center, U.C. Davis on Friday, February 3 and at Princeton University on Tuesday, February 14th.
The Waters Wrecked The Sky is slated to be recorded in early July, 2012.
My old friends the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble honored my 60th birthday with three wonderful performances of my Piano Quartet (2004) in December. The extraordinary players were Anna Presler, violin, Phyllis Kamrin, viola, Leighton Fong, cello and Eric Zivian, piano. The performances took place on December 1st at the Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley, December 4th at Crowden School, Berkeley (Sundays at 4 Series), and at Dennis Gallagher Theatre in San Francisco on Monday, December 5th. It was an honor to share the program with Hans Werner Henze and Johannes Brahms (the C Minor Piano Quartet, Op. 60)
The Baltimore-based ensemble Ruckus performed The Near Beyond (2005) at the Livewire Festival at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County on Thursday, October 27, 2011.posted Jul 15, 2010 9:14 PM by Jack Lincoln [ updated 2 minutes ago by Ross Bauer ]
The outstanding Ensemble Meitar (http://www.meitar.net/) of Tel Aviv gave the Israeli premiere of my Stone Soup for five players at Ha'teiva in Tel Aviv on Saturday, March 26, 2011. The players and the composition students in Israel are fantastic and the trip was tremendously fulfilling! I gave two talks on my music, one in Tel Aviv and one at the Rubin Academy in Jerusalem, and taught a whole bunch of composition students. There is a great plurality of approach to composition in Israel and the scene, while small, is vital. I'm happy to say that Ensemble Meitar has commissioned a flute quartet from me...so I get to return! posted Jul 15, 2010 9:12 PM by Jack Lincoln