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Saxophonist Jeffrey Siegfried and pianist Liz Ames will perform a short concert of my music at the World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, France.

http://webtv.saxopen.com/event/the-music-of-sean-friar-performance/

The Music of Sean Friar
World Saxophone Congress
Cité de la musique et de la danse – Salle 22
Strasbourg, France

Pianist Danny Holt will premiere a new work for piano and percussion commissioned by Piano Spheres.

REDCAT
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Los Angeles, CA

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An LA TIMES review of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s recent premiere of my piece, Finding Time.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/classical/la-et-green-umbrella-review-20150528-column.html


Sean has been named Senior Lecturer of Composition at the USC Thornton School of Music.


Sean was the Keynote Speaker at the 2015 Eureka Graduate Student Conference at UC Santa Cruz, held on May 7, 2015.


Named faculty for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Next on Grand National Composers Intensive.

http://www.laphil.com/education/next-on-grand-national-composers-intensive

The Wall Street Journal features a short interview with me about my piece Clunker Concerto in an article about the American Composers Orchestra.


Sean has received commissions from the Los Angeles Philharmonic (2014-2015 season) and the New World Symphony (2013-2014 season).

Great press on the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s recent performance of Little Green Pop.
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LA WEEKLY
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Sean is awarded a 2013 Fromm Music Foundation Commission from Harvard University to write a large-scale work for NOW Ensemble to premiere during their 10th Anniversary season.

Sean joins the faculty of the the USC Thornton School of Music as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Composition and Music Theory


Great reviews of August 3rd concerts at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music and the Bang on a Can Summer Marathon: Rolling Stone, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Classical Voice, San Jose Mercury News, and Santa Cruz Sentinel.

A recording of the premiere performance of Breaking Point is now available on the MUSIC page.  Program notes are also posted.  Commissioned by Present Music, the piece is scored for electric guitar, clarinet, trumpet, piano, percussion, string quartet, and bass.

I am pleased to announce that the Los Angeles Philharmonic will perform my Little Green Pop on their 2013-2014 season.

There are many exciting commissions and performances I look forward to announcing in the coming months, including new works for orchestra, ensemble, and solo. Stay tuned!


Sean has received a Composers Assistance (CAP) Grant from the New Music USA in support of upcoming performances of a revised version of his junk car percussion concerto, Clunker Concerto.


New York-based Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble has received a MetLife Creative Connections Grant from New Music USA in support of my residency with them this season.

Mariel Roberts’ album, Nonextraneous Sounds, which features my piece, Teaser has been named one of the top Classical albums of 2012 by TIMEOUT Chicago, Rhapsody, and the Denver Post! It is available on iTunes and Amazon.

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