Past Events

This season, I will be continuing my interests in humanistic music and theatrical genres.
Each of my threads of interest – opera, silent film, Greco-Roman antiquity, and folk music –
grows a little longer in the coming months.

More events will be added as they are confirmed.

January 2017

January 14
1:30 PM

NEW MUSIC FOR SILENT FILM
Cine-Concert: Up in the Air
Silent Film Series: Jean Desmet's Dream Factory, 1906-16
National Gallery of Art, East Building Auditorium

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January 14
3:30 PM

NEW MUSIC FOR SILENT FILM
Cine-Concert: Ladies First
Silent Film Series: Jean Desmet's Dream Factory, 1906-16
National Gallery of Art, East Building Auditorium

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January 15
4:00 PM

NEW MUSIC FOR SILENT FILM
Cine-Concert: The Colorful World of Cinema
Silent Film Series: Jean Desmet's Dream Factory, 1906-16
National Gallery of Art, East Building Auditorium

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January 15
5:30 PM

NEW MUSIC FOR SILENT FILM
Cine-Concert: When the Earth Trembled
Silent Film Series: Jean Desmet's Dream Factory, 1906-16
National Gallery of Art, East Building Auditorium

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January 21
1:30 PM

NEW MUSIC FOR SILENT FILM
Cine-Concert: Perils of the Pictures
Silent Film Series: Jean Desmet's Dream Factory, 1906-16
National Gallery of Art, East Building Auditorium

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January 21
3:30 PM

NEW MUSIC FOR SILENT FILM
Cine-Concert: Cinema Fashionista
Silent Film Series: Jean Desmet's Dream Factory, 1906-16
National Gallery of Art, East Building Auditorium

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January 30
8:00 PM

In Recital: Music for Double Bass and Piano
Michael Cameron (Professor of Double Bass, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), bass; Andrew E Simpson, piano
Program includes music by Zwilich, Martinu, Stacy Garrop,
and my own Applets
University of Maryland College Park, Leah M. Smith Hall

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February 1
7:00 PM

In Recital: Music for Double Bass and Piano
Michael Cameron (Professor of Double Bass, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), bass; Andrew E Simpson, piano
Program includes music by Zwilich, Martinu, Stacy Garrop,
and my own Applets
George Mason University, Harris Theatre
Fairfax, VA

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February 10
7:30 PM

New Music for Silent Film
THE ROUND-UP (with Fatty Arbuckle, 1920)
Program includes music by Zwilich, Martinu, Stacy Garrop,
and my own Applets
Library of Congress Mt. Pony Theater
Culpeper, VA

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February 12
4:00 PM

New Music for Silent Film
Atlas Silent Film Series
Greta Garbo in FLESH AND THE DEVIL (Clarence Brown ,1926)
Atlas Performing Arts Center
Library of Congress Mt. Pony Theater
1333 H St NE Washington DC

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February 22
6:00 PM

New Music for Silent Film
Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Silent Film Comedy Shorts:
WHEN KNIGHTS WERE COLD (starring Stan Laurel, 1923); Harry Langdon in THE FIRST 100 YEARS and THE HANSOM CABMAN; Charley Chase in TOO MANY MAMMAS
Library of Congress Mt. Pony Theater
NW Washington DC

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February 25
9:00 PM

Film-Cabaret: The Snark Ensemble
The Snark Ensemble returns to the scene with a revival of THE COMIC ROACH: A ROADHOUSE PICTURE SHOW at the Atlas INTERSECTIONS 2017 festival.
Atlas' Lab II Theater
Washington, DC

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February 26
7:00 PM

Film-Cabaret: The Snark Ensemble
The Snark Ensemble returns to the scene with a revival of THE COMIC ROACH: A ROADHOUSE PICTURE SHOW at the Atlas INTERSECTIONS 2017 festival.
Atlas' Lab II Theater
Washington, DC

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March 18
7:30 PM

New Music for Silent Film
GET YOUR MAN (dir. Dorothy Arzner, 1927)
The "It" girl Clara Bow stars in this romantic comedy: film restored by Library of Congress
Mt. Pony Theater
Culpeper, VA

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April 4
12:30 PM

Guest lecturer
University of Maryland College Park Composition Colloquium
College Park, MD

April 8
5:00 PM

Cantate Chamber Singers presents
"Seven Last Words and Seven First Hearings"
Cantate presents James MacMillan's powerful "Seven Last Words" and seven new pieces created by composers affilliated with Cantate.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
301 A St. SE, Washington DC

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April 23
3:00 PM

Atlas Silent Film Series
WHY BE GOOD? (dir. William A. Seiter, 1929)
Colleen Moore, the essential flapper, stars in this Jazz-Age comedy as a good girl with a bad reputation. Final offering of the Atlas' first silent film series season! Free popcorn!
Atlas Performing Arts Center
Washington, DC

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April 26
7:00 PM

Evenings with Extraordinary Artists
I present a program of silent film with new musical accompaniment. Reception to follow.
Arts Club of Washington
2017 I St. NW, Washington, DC

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May 6
2:00 PM

New Music and Digital Animation
Cine-Concert: Contemporary Experiments in Animation
I perform several newly-composed scores to accompany digital animations, with percussionist Nobue Matsuoka.
National Gallery of Art East Building Auditorium
Washington, DC

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May 18
7:30 PM

New Music for Silent Film
SHOW PEOPLE (1928, dir. King Vidor, starring Marion Davies)
I perform my piano score accompaniment
Cinema Arts Centre
Huntington, NY

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May 20
7:30 PM

New Music for Silent Film
Double Feature: THE LAST EDITION (dir. Emory Johnson, 1925) and THE FINAL EXTRA (dir. James P. Hogan, 1927)
New scores on the LOC's Walker Wurlitzer digital theater organ
Library of Congress Mt. Pony Theater, Culpeper, VA
Admission free/p>

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May 25
7:30 PM

Premiere of Jupiter Jones, for Symphony Orchestra
Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra's Symphony gives the World Premiere of JUPITER JONES: A CINEMATIC ADVENTURE FOR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, commissioned by MYCO
The Music Center at Strathmore
North Bethesda, MD

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June 3
5:00 PM

Choral Music
Cantate Chamber Singers presents "A Choral Fringe Festival," consisting of music by numerous composers including Barber, Grace Williams, and Elizabeth Maconchy
First Congregational United Church of Christ
945 G St NW, Washington, DC

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June 4
2:00 PM

New Music for Silent Film
CROSSROADS (1928, dir. Teinosuke Kinugasa)
Freer-Sackler Gallery presents the intense, amazing Japanese silent.
Warner Bros. Theater
Smithsonian Museum of American History
Washington, DC

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June 4
7:30 PM

New Music for Silent Film
Double Feature: NOW WE'RE IN THE AIR (Paramount, 1927)
restored by San Francisco Silent Film Festival,
CORPORAL KATE (DeMille Pictures, Corp. 1926)
This is part of the 6th annual Mostly Lost film identification workshop at LOC; I will again be part of the team accompanying unidentified silents during the three-day event.
Library of Congress Packard Campus
Mt. Pony Theater
Free admission

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July 8

European Premiere
THE GENERAL
Atlantic Coast Orchestra
Luis Clemente, Music Director
Vila do Conde International Film Festival
Vila do Conde, Portugal

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