2016

• Mornington Caprice (2015), Peter Sheppard Skaerved, violin; Diana Mathews, viola.  Frank Auerbach Retrospective, Tate Britain, March 10, 2016.

• Carrara Blocks (inspired by William Wylie photographs, 2016), performed by an ensemble of Blair School students. Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery, March 29, 2016.

• Diaphany
(2016), Peter Sheppard Skaerved, violin. The British Museum, London, England, June 17, 2016.

• Il Ritorno: Perambulation for Unaccompanied Violin (2013-2015).  Premiere by Peter Sheppard Skaerved,  June 18, 2016, at St. Andrew’s Parish Church, Moretonhampstead, Devon, England.

• Sedentary Dances: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (2012), Felix Wang, cello; Nashville Concerto Orchestra, Joe Lee, conductor (premiere of the orchestral version). West End Methodist Church, Nashville, Tennessee, October 19, 2016.

2015

News of the Universe: The Music of Michael Alec Rose
Tony Boutté, tenor and Margaret Kampmeier, piano
Monday, January 19, 2015
National Opera Center
New York City, New York
“New American Voices: 2015”
http://www.tonyboutte.com/#!nav2015/c1u6a

Author:
• “Another Acre or so of Being”: Letters from Guy Davenport, the lead article in the spring issue of Literary Imagination (Oxford Journals).
literary imagination

Appearances as Guest Speaker:
• One Day University, Cleveland, Ohio, September 19, 2015 [https://www.onedayu.com/events/detail/258]

• Headline Presenter at Pebble Beach Authors & Ideas Festival, September. 25-27, 2015

Premiere and New Composition:
• Flat Rock: Three Glades for Wind Ensemble (2013).  Performance by the Vanderbilt Wind Ensemble on November 16, 2015.

• Canticle (Fourth Viola Sonata, 2015), dedicated to my violist friends.

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Fall 2014

Completion of Capricorn Rounds for the Brazilian Wind Orchestra (Dario Sotelo, conductor)

Contributor to the November issue of The Brooklyn Rail:
http://www.brooklynrail.org/2014/11/criticspage/art-translated

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Spring 2014

CD:
Michael Alec Rose, Chamber and Solo Works for Strings and Horns
Toccata Classics (Summer 2013)
Reviewed by Fanfare (Nov. 2013) and American Record Guide (Jan. 2013)
Available at Toccata (with individual MP3 downloads and streaming samples), and
Amazon.

•Sunday, March 2
Premiere in Dover, Kent, England
Dover Arts Development Salon
Peter Sheppard Skaerved, violin
Two new movements, “Silence” and “Bearings” from Ritorno, a cycle of unaccompanied violin pieces

•Exchange Program Residence
Royal Academy of Music, London (week of March 3-7)

•Tuesday, March 4
Soundbox (a weekly series) in the Academy’s York Gate Galleries
featuring Sui Generis: Five Types for Piano Inside/Out,
composed for Zubin Kanga (just awarded his doctorate by the Royal Academy)

•Two performances of Sui Generis in Zubin Kanga’s first U.S. tour:

Peabody Institute, Baltimore, Maryland
Thursday, March 27

Blair School of Music, Nashville, Tennessee
Saturday, March 29

•Two presentations for One Day University:
Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Beethoven and the Beatles: Hearing the Connections
Saturday, April 26

Dallas, Texas. How to Listen to and Appreciate Great Music
Saturday, May 10

•May 12 – 17, Composer in Residence, Conservatory Tatuí, Brazil.
South American premiere of Flat Rock: Three Glades for Wind Ensemble, co-commissioned by Maestro Dario Sotelo and the Brazilian Wind Orchestra.
III Semana da Composição para Bandas

Fall, 2013

Nightcap Series Concert
Blair School of Music
Peter Sheppard Skaerved, violin
September 12, 2013
including the premiere of Preamble, the first movement of Ritorno, a large cycle of pieces for Peter, investigating the Dartmoor region of England.
Listen to Preamble on Peter’s website.
Review of the Nightcap concert by John Pitcher.
•Performances of two works at Middle Tennessee State University (and beyond):Premiere of Flat Rock: Three Cedar Glades for Wind Ensemble* by the MTSU Wind Ensemble
Reed Thomas, conductor
T. Earl Hinton Music Hall, Wright Music Building,
Middle Tennessee State University
October 10, 2013
7:30 p.m

*Flat Rock is part of the ongoing MTSU Bands Commissioning Consortium, organized and led by Dr. Reed Thomas, Director of Bands at MTSU.  The consortium includes the following ensembles and directors:

Abilene Christian University Wind Ensemble – Stephen D. Ward, Conductor
Brazilian Wind Orchestra – Dario Sotelo, Conductor
Kennesaw State University – David Kehler, Conductor
Middle Tennessee State University Wind Ensemble – Reed Thomas, Conductor
Shenandoah Conservatory Wind Ensemble – Damon Talley, Conductor
Vanderbilt University Wind Ensemble – Thomas Verrier, Conductor
Western Kentucky University Wind Ensemble  – Gary Schallert, Conductor

Performance of Sun-coaster** by the MTSU Symphonic Band
Craig Cornish, conductor
T. Earl Hinton Music Hall, Wright Music Building,
Middle Tennessee State University
November 26, 2013
7:30 p.m

**Sun-coaster was originally commissioned by the Suncoast Concert Band of Sarasota, Florida.  This is its second performance.

•Faculty Composers Concert
Turner Recital Hall
Blair School of Music
U.S. premiere of Unturned Stones (duo for violin and viola)
Danielle Hoisington, violin; Laura Williamson, viola
October 28, 2013 (more information)
          

•Back-to-back One Day University events in Philadelphia and New York City,
November 10 & 11, 2013:

Philadelphia event, 60 minute lecture: Beethoven and the Beatles: Hearing the Connections.  (Registration information.)

New York event, 2 hour lecture: Beethoven, Shakespeare and the Beatles: Hearing the Connections. (Registration information.)

Featured presenter at the Vermont Humanities Council Fall Conference 2013, “Music & the Human Experience,” November 15-16, 2013.  (Conference information.)

 

NYC lecture, November 11, 2013

109One-Day course, November 11, 2013:
Beethoven, Shakespeare and the Beatles: Hearing the Connections
Park Central Hotel
870 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

To Register: One Day University online registration

Beethoven, Shakespeare and the Beatles

For sixteen years Professor Michael Alec Rose has taught a Vanderbilt course called “Beethoven and the Beatles,” motivated by the simple idea that great art knows no historical boundaries. Ludwig and the Fab Four make their music in beautifully analogous ways, designing their song structures through similar principles of economy, logic, and irrational instinct. Another thrilling correspondence between these Classic and Rock ‘N’ Roll masters is their shared devotion to the musical traditions that inspired them in the first place. Rose will discuss these various connections and even draw comparisons with one of William Shakespeare’s sonnets.

Park Central Hotel
870 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
November 11,2013
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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.’