Charles Abramovic Commissions Ciach's Fifth Piano Sonata
Double Commission: Stephanie Rea, flute, and Kurt Gorman, trumpet, Commission Two New Works
Dr. Stephanie Rea, flute professor at Murray State University, and Dr. Kurt Gorman, trumpet professor at the University of Tennessee at Martin, have commissioned two new chamber works for trumpet and piano, and flute, trumpet, and piano, to be performed in California with Ciach during the 2018-19 season. Dr. Rea will also perform Kentucky Folk Pieces (2013) for flute and piano with Ciach (date and venue TBA).
Ciach named 2017 Cisum Percussion Composer Fellow--to write new work for premiere in Brooklyn
Cisum Percussion presents a three (3) day workshop with a focus on writing for percussion. Twelve (12) composers will be selected as fellows for the program to receive one-on-one access to rehearsals/instruction as well as free admissions to concerts and masterclasses. Each of the composer fellows will receive a world premiere and a recording of a new work written for percussion. Cisum Percussion views this opportunity not only as a learning experience for composers, but rather an opportunity to create career-long relationships between musicians and composers.
Paul Carlson Performs Night Song (2017) for solo tuba
Dr. Paul Carlson performs Night Song for solo tuba on his faculty recital at Grand Valley State University on September 21, 2017.
~Brian Ciach Marries Adit Naor~
June 9, 2017 • Picchetti Winery • Cupertino, California
48-Hour Opera Festival: Ciach's Full Moon Bender written, composed, and premiered in just 48 hours at San Francisco's Custom Made Theater
About the festival: Over the course of 48 hours, teams of composers, writers, directors, and singers collaborate to create new operas, all of which have a duration between ten and fifteen minutes. Concert review: San Francisco Chronicle, "Opera in a flash: 48 hours from concept to final bows (May 2, 2017)" Learn more about Full Moon Bender here.