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April 2016

Apollo Chamber Players to Premiere Alexandra du Bois’ Fourth String Quartet

April 3, 2016
Apollo Chamber Players,
Houston, TX United States
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WORLD PREMIERE of du Bois' fourth string quartet will be presented by Apollo Chamber Players in Houston, Texas on 3 April 2016. The quartet, Alexandra du Bois' fourth string quartet, was commissioned by the Apollo Chamber Players in 2015 and will, at its heart, explore folk songs from Croatia and the rest of the former Republic of Yugoslavia. More information to be announced later in 2015

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Spokane Symphony Brings du Bois’ “Fanfare” Back to the Pacific Northwest

April 5, 2016
Spokane Symphony Orchestra,
Spokane, WA United States
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Spokane Symphony Music Director Eckart Preu will conduct the Spokane Symphony in a performance of Alexandra du Bois' Fanfare for symphony orchestra. Commissioned and premiered conductor Randall Craig Fleischer and the Anchorage Symphony in 2008, Fanfare finds its inspiration from the inauguration of the first African-American to hold the office of President of the United States. More information to be announced later in 2015

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May 2016

Marin Alsop Leads Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in Performance of du Bois’ “Beneath Boundaries”

May 6, 2016
Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra,
Baltimore, MD United States
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"The radio series Hidden World of Girls by NPR’s Kitchen Sisters explores the diverse lives of girls and the women they become—stories of coming of age, rituals and rites of passage, secret identities—women who crossed a line, blazed a trail, changed the tide. The musical adaptation by leading female composers brings those stories to the concert hall in a dramatic multimedia experience." -BSO Alexandra du Bois' Beneath Boundaries for…

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December 2016

Cochlea Duo performs du Bois in Switzerland

December 4, 2016@ 7:00 pm

I Wonder as I Wander (2006) will be performed by the Cochlea Duo (Chelsea Czuchra, flute and Lindsay Buffington, harp). Commissioned by Maya Trio. Arrangement of John Jacob Nile’s adaptation of the Appalachian folk carol ‘I Wonder as I Wander’ including original material by Alexandra du Bois Released on album MAYA: In The Spirit on Perspectives Recordings 2007

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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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