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January 2017

ALIAS Chamber Ensemble to present Nashville Premiere of du Bois String Quartet

January 28
OZ Arts Nashville,
Nashville, TN United States
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ALIAS Chamber Ensemble will perform chamber music of Alexandra du Bois at OZ Arts Nashville. Information to be announced here September 2016

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February 2017

Boston Conservatory Orchestra to present East Coast Premiere of Fanfare for orchestra

February 3
Sanders Theatre,
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA United States
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Conductor Jonathan McPhee (Boston Ballet Orchestra) leads the Boston Conservatory Orchestra in the East Coast Premiere of Alexandra du Bois' Fanfare for symphony orchestra. Originally commissioned and premiered by the Anchorage Symphony with conductor Randall Craig Fleischer, du Bois wrote Fanfare in honor of the inauguration of the first African American to hold office of President of the United States in 2009

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World Premiere in Tribeca

February 19@ 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
The Cell,
Tribeca, United States
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Pianist Brianna Matzke and violinist Hajnal Pivnick, along with co-commissioner, pianist Kathleen Supové premiere a new work for violin and piano. The work was commissioned as part of Matzke and Pivnick's Response Project inspired by Killer Mike and Stephen Colbert.  

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March 2017

Bells from the Abyss Performed in Cincinnati

March 22@ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Pianist Brianna Matzke and violinist Hajnal Pivnick present the Cincinnati premiere of the Bells from the Abyss.  The new work for violin and piano was commissioned as part of Matzke and Pivnick's Response Project inspired by Killer Mike and Stephen Colbert.  More information to be announced. Du Bois was asked to write a work in response to one simple phrase: ON BEHALF. The phrase "ON BEHALF" was drawn from an exchange…

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New Mexico Premiere of String Quartet: An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind

March 26
Serenata of Santa Fe,
Santa Fe, NM United States
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Serenata of Santa Fe presents the New Mexico Premiere of String Quartet: An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. Commissioned, premiered, recorded and released by Kronos Quartet in 2003, Alexandra du Bois' first string quartet traces personal and universal themes regarding the U.S. led invasion of Iraq in 2003

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Chicago Premiere of Bells from the Abyss for violin and piano

March 26@ 8:00 pm-9:00 pm
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Pianist Brianna Matzke and violinist Hajnal Pivnick present the Chicago premiere of the Bells from the Abyss.  The new work for violin and piano was commissioned as part of Matzke and Pivnick's Response Project inspired by Killer Mike and Stephen Colbert. Du Bois was asked to write a work in response to one simple phrase: ON BEHALF. The phrase "ON BEHALF" was drawn from an exchange between Killer Mike and Stephen Colbert…

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June 2017

Berks Sinfonietta to Perform Noctilucent Song for String Orchestra

June 11@ 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
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Berks Sinfonietta will present a performances of Alexandra du Bois' Noctilucent Song for String Orchestra. Noctilucent Song for twelve strings (2014) was commissioned and premiered by New York Classical Players and conductor Dongmin Kim. It is fourth in a series of works for varied instrumentation inspired by cloud types and their myriad manifestations. Latin for "night shining," noctilucent clouds are rare, thin, high-altitude formations that are sometimes (if not exclusively, according…

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August 2017

Premiere of new work for solo piano at New York City’s floating concert hall

August 30@ 8:00 pm-10:30 pm
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New York City virtuoso pianist Kathleen Supové will present the world premiere of du Bois' new solo piano work, Fjord. Bargemusic is New York City's only floating concert hall, and was the place of premiere of du Bois' trio for clarinet, cello and piano, Soleil sur mer, which was described by the New York Times as "contemplative, lyrical...evoked gloomy skies with a melancholy cello melody and wistful intertwining of the dark colors…

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September 2017

Second Performance of Fjord for solo piano at New York City’s Bargemusic

September 1@ 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
Bargemusic,
Brooklyn, NY United States
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New York City virtuoso pianist Kathleen Supové will present the world premiere of du Bois’ new solo piano work, Fjord on 30 August, 2017 with a second performance on September 1st. Bargemusic is New York City’s only floating concert hall, and was the place of premiere of du Bois’ trio for clarinet, cello and piano, Soleil sur mer, which was described by the New York Times as “contemplative, lyrical…evoked gloomy skies with a melancholy cello…

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International Day of Peace Observation: Apollo Chamber Players perform du Bois at Rothko Chapel—Music of Peace and Reconciliation

September 21@ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Rothko Chapel,
Houston, TX United States
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International Day of Peace Observation: Apollo Chamber Players perform du Bois at Rothko Chapel—Music of Peace and Reconciliation  In observation of International Day of Peace, join the Apollo Chamber Players for a program of music for string quartet by Syrian-American and American composers including Alexandra du Bois.  Alexandra du Bois was moved by the on-going refugee crisis in Syria and by people displaced as a result of war and conflict to compose her latest string…

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