Premiere

ParisFlyer (1)World Premiere:
Beatitudes: Five Nuptial Flights for Tenor and Piano
by Michael Alec Rose
on texts from Maurice Maeterlinck’s La vie des abeilles
June 16, 2013, 17H
The American Church in Paris (see details)
Tony Boutté, tenor
Michael Alec Rose, piano

On the same recital, Dr. Boutté will also be premiering the new critical edition of
Gabriel Fauré’s ‘La bonne chanson.’

Fall & Winter, 2012-13

Performances, Appearances, New Works and Works in Progress:

Friday, September 14, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Victoria & Albert Museum, Room 46a, London, England
The Casts Courts and Music
Free Performance
Using the extraordinary backdrop of the V&A’s cast courts as inspiration, internationally acclaimed violinist Peter Sheppard Skaerved and virtuoso horn player Carly Lake will deliver a special performance to mark the start of the London Design Festival 2012.
This performance will include works by Bach, Biber, David Gorton and Michael Alec Rose.
Jointly organised with The Royal Academy of Music
More information:
http://www.peter-sheppard-skaerved.com/2012/03/cast-courts-new-project-at-the-v-a/

October 14, 2012
One Day University: 12 Professors
(including Michael Alec Rose)
Midtown Hilton Hotel
New York City
More information: www.onedayu.com/events/detail/48

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Nightcap Series Concert
featuring the music of Michael Alec Rose
The composer providing commentary (8:00-8:25p.m.)
Performance of two works (8:30-9:20 p.m.):

The Pedagogy of Grief (Viola Sonata No. 3, 2004)
John Kochanowski, viola
Craig Nies, piano

Sedentary Dances (Cello Concerto, 2012):
Preview of this brand-new work for cello and orchestra
Felix Wang, cello
Michael Alec Rose, piano

NEW WORKS:

Unturned Stones (duo for violin and viola)
Commissioned by violist Diana Mathews
Premiere European performances in spring, 2013

Special project in honor of my first mentor, Leonard Murphy
(Bala Cynwyd Junior High School, 1972-1974):
Commission from the Suncoast Concert Band (Robert Stoll, director)
for a new piece to celebrate the band’s 80th anniversary:
Sun-coaster
Premiere in Sarasota, Florida on March 10, 2013
(There’s a solo for Mr. Murphy, who plays principal bassoon)

WORKS IN PROGRESS:

Five Maeterlinck Songs
Premiere in Paris, France
June, 2013
Tony Boutté, tenor
On the same recital, Dr. Boutté will also be premiering the new critical edition of
Gabriel Fauré’s ‘La bonne chanson’

Civil Disobedients for solo piano
Commissioned by Zubin Kanga for his international concert tour in 2013-2014

Summer, 2012

•Composer-in-Residence
Portland Chamber Music Festival
Performance of piano trio: Graces, Furies
August 16, 2012
More information here: http://pcmf.org/calendar.php
Preview performance by the Hikari Trio
June 30, 2012
Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum
Springvale, Maine 

•Boston Symphony Orchestra
Tanglewood Festival
Lenox, Massachusetts
Featured pre-concert presentation for One Day University: “The Beatles and Beethoven: Hearing the Connections”
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Ozawa Hall
More information here: http://www.bso.org/brands/tanglewood/features/one-day-university.aspx

Goings-on, Spring 2012

•Featured article in Art Nashville Now:

New Song Cycle is a Modern Kvetch to God
re: Bucolics: Five Poems of Maurice Manning

Recording session

for upcoming CD of Michael Alec Rose’s string music, recorded in the parish church of St. John the Baptist, Aldbury, Tring, Hertfordshire, England. Click here.

•BUCOLICS: the convergence of poet, performers, and composer

March 22, 2012
Blair School of Music
Poet Maurice Manning (author of BUCOLICS)
Tenor Tony Boutté
Pianist Alan Johnson
Composer Michael Alec Rose (composer of BUCOLICS: FIVE POEMS OF MAURICE MANNING)

•February 25-March 10:

I’m co-directing the Exchange Program between the Blair School and the Royal Academy of Music (composing up a storm while I’m at it!). Departure for the London leg of the program: March 3, 2012. Follow the program with daily updates at this link.

•Final recording session

for upcoming compact disc of string music: March 12, 2012 (in a beautiful church near London, England)