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March 2011

PALS Children’s Chorus Premieres Alexandra du Bois Latest Choral Work, “The Quechol’s Cry” in Cambridge, Massachusetts

March 26, 2011
PALS Children’s Chorus Boston,
Boston, MA United States

WORLD PREMIERE of Alexandra du Bois' Prologue: The Quechol's Cry for large children's choir, string quartet and prepared piano The libretto was compiled and edited by PALS Children's Chorus conductor and Artistic Director Alysoun Kegel - along with composer Alexandra du Bois. The libretto is a combination of text, flashpoints and inherent inspiration from the Nahuatl people and Native American cultures.Prologue: The Quechol's Cry was commissioned by PALS Children's Chorus, Boston, Massachusetts. PALS…

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July 2011

Los Angeles’ Southwest Chamber Music Performs du Bois’ “Chanson d’orage” for the Fourth Time

July 10, 2011
Southwest Chamber Music,
Los Angeles, CA United States

In-between two of W.A. Mozart's string quintets, violinists Shalini Vijayan & Lorenz Gamma will perform Chanson d'orage for the fourth time. Commissioned by the 2009 Savannah Music Festival and premiered by violinists Daniel Hope and Lorenza Borrani, Alexandra du Bois' Chanson d'orage was toured by Southwest Chamber Music throughout Vietnam and Los Angeles during the 2010 Ascending Dragon Music Festival. Southwest Chamber music will present the work to Southern California…

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March 2012

Savannah Music Festival Presents World Premiere of Alexandra du Bois’ Piano Quintet

March 30, 2012
Savannah Music Festival,
Savannah, GA United States

WORLD PREMIERE of du Bois' most recent chamber work, a piano quintet entitled Indlovu "Elephant". Commissioned by the Savannah Music Festival, du Bois' "Elephant" utilizes the same instrumentation Franz Schubert first popularized during the 19th century (the "Trout" instrumentation of piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass). World Premiere: 30 March 2012, Savannah Music Festival, Savannah, Georgia - performed by Daniel Hope and Friends: Benny Kim, violin, CarlaMaria Rodrigues, viola, Camden…

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July 2012

Cabrillo Festival Orchestra Premieres du Bois’ Latest Symphonic Work in Santa Cruz, California

July 29, 2012
Cabrillo Festival,
Santa Cruz, CA United States
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WORLD PREMIERE of du Bois' new symphonic work commissioned and performed by the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop. Constructed from the beginning to encompass varying degrees of multimedia, spoken word and personal stories via NPR's Kitchen Sisters, du Bois' latest symphonic work will be premiered during an evening-length multimedia show during the 50th anniversary of the Cabrillo Festival in 2012. Alexandra du Bois’ Beneath Boundaries finds its inspiration in…

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January 2013

Manhattan’s Mimesis Ensemble Bring du Bois’ Third String Quartet Back to Carnegie Hall

January 23, 2013
Mimesis Ensemble,
New York, NY United States

Manhattan's Mimesis Ensemble present a performance of Alexandra du Bois'  Night Songs (Nachtliederen): String Quartet No. 3  at Carnegie Hall: Kronos Quartet commissioned and performed the quartet throughout the U.S. and Europe (including its New York Premiere at Carnegie Hall in 2005; JACK Quartet also performed the quartet at Carnegie Hall in 2007). Mimesis brings the quartet back to the hall on 23 January 2013

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June 2014

New York Classical Players Present World Premiere of “Noctilucent Song”

June 6, 2014
New York Classical Players,
New York, NY United States

WORLD PREMIERE of du Bois' Noctilucent Song for string orchestra commissioned by the New York Classical Players. Premiere scheduled for 6 June 2014

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January 2015

Selected Past Performances of the Music of Alexandra du Bois

January 1, 2015


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May 2015

Manhattan’s Duplexity Project to Perform du Bois’ “Interstices of Aurorae”

May 21, 2015
Duplexity – Elissa Cassini and Ashley Bathgate,
New York, NY United States

Interstices of Aurorae (2010) for clarinet and 'cello was commissioned by Azure Ensemble and was written while in-residence at the Harrison House Artist Residency in Joshua Tree, California (and dedicated to Eva Soltes). A special arrangement of the work for Duplexity founder and violinist Elissa Cassini for violin and 'cello will be premiered by Cassini and cellist Ashley Bathgate (of Bang on a Can) on 21 May 2015. More details to be…

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October 2015

Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings to Premiere du Bois’ Nonet “Hope Dies Last”

October 18, 2015
Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings,
Detroit, MI United States

WORLD PREMIERE of du Bois' new nonet will be premiered by the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings on 18 October 2015. The new work was written for and in collaboration with University of Michigan trombonist David Jackson and in collaboration with prize-winning photojournalist and artist Michelle Andonian (who created the visual parallel to du Bois' music for the multimedia, multi-discipline piece of music and art). Guest soloist, violinist Ida Kavafian will join soloist David Jackson and the Detroit Chamber…

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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

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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