Line C3 Percussion Premiere

Line C3 Percussion premieres my 30-minute percussion quartet, “Four Streets”, commissioned by Chamber Music America.

Shapeshifter Lab
18 Whitwell Pl. (Gowanus/Park Slope)
Brooklyn, NY
646-820-9452

The low low price of $15 gets you admission to both Line C3 and GLANK. See you there!!!

Line C3 Percussion Premiere

Line C3 Percussion premieres my 30-minute percussion quartet, “Four Streets”, commissioned by Chamber Music America.

Shapeshifter Lab
18 Whitwell Pl. (Gowanus/Park Slope)
Brooklyn, NY
646-820-9452

The low low price of $15 gets you admission to both Line C3 and GLANK. See you there!!!

Line C3 Percussion Premiere

Line C3 Percussion premieres my 30-minute percussion quartet, “Four Streets”, commissioned by Chamber Music America.

Shapeshifter Lab
18 Whitwell Pl. (Gowanus/Park Slope)
Brooklyn, NY
646-820-9452

The low low price of $15 gets you admission to both Line C3 and GLANK. See you there!!!

summer 2015 update

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

World Saxophone Congress

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

Eureka Conference, Santa Cruz

I’ll give the keynote speech at the inaugural meeting of the Eureka Musical Minds Graduate Student Conference at UC Santa Cruz.
If you’re interested in presenting, check out the website: http://eurekagraduatemusicconference.sites.ucsc.edu/

UC Santa Cruz,
Santa Cruz, CA

Upbeat Live @ Los Angeles Philharmonic

Composer Adam Schoenberg and I discuss what the word “symphony” means in the 21st century with host Brian Lauritzen of KUSC. This pre-concert talk is followed by the LA Phil’s concert which includes the US premiere of Gorecki’s Fourth Symphony.

http://www.laphil.com/tickets/gorecki039s-fourth-symphony/2015-01-16

6:45PM
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Los Angeles Philharmonic

Thornton Edge @ USC

The terrific Thornton Edge Ensemble (led by Don Crockett), performs Thornton Composers: The Younger Generation. The concert will feature my piece In the Blue and music by my extraordinary “younger” colleagues, Ted Hearne and Andrew Norman.

Free

Newman Recital Hall
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA USA

UCLA Faculty Composer Concert

Pianist Danny Holt and English Hornist Claire Brazeau will play Etude for English Horn and Prepared Piano on a concert featuring works by UCLA composition faculty and performances by the extraordinary UCLA performance faculty.

UCLA Faculty Composers Concert
Schoenberg Hall
Schoenberg Music Building
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

Le Train Bleu, NYC

Ransom Wilson will lead Le Train Blue in my Breaking Point, a frenetic tour de force for electric guitar and ensemble. The incredible young guitarist, Jordan Dodson, will take the lead. Also on the program is music by Ted Hearne, Chris Cerrone, and Randy Woolf.

CONCERT INFO

DROM
85 Avenue A
New York, NY
10009

New World Symphony

Sean will be in residence with the New World Symphony the week of April 21, leading up to the premiere of a newly commissioned work for flute, viola, and harp on a concert entitled New Work.

More details to come.

New World Symphony
New World Center
Miami, FL

Bang on a Can Marathon

My Scale 9 will be featured on the Bang on a Can Summer Marathon, which is always an exhilarating and incredibly fun show! My piece will be played by members of the Bang on a Can All-Stars and students of the BOAC Summer Music Festival.

Details coming soon.

MassMOCA
North Adams, MA

Memphis, TN

Wendy Raines-Grew performs my piece Oboemobo for oboe and effects pedals as part of her dissertation lecture recital.

Harris Auditorium
Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN

Fisher Piano Competition

The winners of the Renee B. Fisher piano competition will perform my piece Wind-Up Etude.  The piece was commissioned by the piano competition and performed by all of the competitors in the High School Division.

Winners Concert
Renee B. Fisher Piano Competition
Neighborhood Music School
New Haven, CT

TRANSIT in Brooklyn

TRANSIT Ensemble will be playing my piece Scale 9 again along with works by Ryan Brown and Ryan Carter on their New York/Denmark concert (featuring half New York composers and half Danish).  It should be a great mix of music!
The Actors Fund Arts Center
@ The Schermerhorn
160 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Yale School of Music

My wind quintet, Short Winds, will be performed on the Vista: A Fresh Look at Chamber Music series at the Yale School of Music.  Other works by Ravel, Prokofiev, and Loeffler.

More info HERE

FREE
Morse Recital Hall, Sprague Hall
Yale School of Music
New Haven, CT

Exciting Things

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.

CD Release Concert

Madera Quintet celebrates the release of their new album Five at Play on Crescent Phase Records. The album features a recording of my woodwind quintet, Short Winds.

Green Space Arts Collective
529 Malone St Ste A,
Denton, Texas 76201-2778

Clunker Concerto in New York

The incredibly ambitious, up-and-coming Contemporaneous will perform my junk car percussion concerto in New York City, along with works by Judd Greenstein, David Lang, Andrew Norman, and Jeremy Podgursky.

Presented by Neighborhood Classics
P.S. 142 (100 Attorney Street, NYC) — F to Delancey or J, M, Z to Essex
Tickets $15 in support of P.S. 142 — Purchase here or at the door