Commissioned Works

Upcoming Premieres

A 70-minute chamber opera by composer Lembit Beecher and librettist Hannah Moscovich, currently being developed by a generous grant from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. Featuring soprano Kiera Duffy, the Aizuri Quartet, and an expansive, custom-built sound-generating sculpture, the opera will premiere in Philadelphia on September 8 and 9, 2017 at the Black Box Theatre of Drexel’s URBN Center Annex.

Past Premieres

Steven Dankner: Quartet No. 19 “Hebraic”
commissioned by Aizuri Quartet for their Cornell University Residency
  Premiered March 5, 2017 at the Carriage House in Ithaca, NY

Peter Askim and Rodney Waschka: New Works for String Quartet
Premiered February 16, 2017 at the Arts NOW Series in Raleigh, North Carolina

Paul Wiancko: LIFT (2016)
commissioned by Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Premiered July 8, 2016 at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in Katonah, NY

Caroline Shaw: Blueprint (2016)
commissioned by Wolf Trap
Premiered April 8, 2016 at The Barns at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA

Yevgeniy Sharlat: New Work (2016)
commissioned by Curtis on Tour
Premiered March 9, 2016 at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, PA

Rene Orth: Stripped (2015)
commissioned by the Barnes Foundation
Premiered October 28, 2015 at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA

Gabriella Smith: Carrot Revolution (2015)
commissioned by Curtis on Tour and the Barnes Foundation
Premiered May 11, 2015 at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA

Alyssa Weinberg: Parallels (2014)
commissioned by the Barnes Foundation
Premiered February 1, 2015 at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA

Andrew Lipke: My Love (2014)
commissioned by LiveConnections
Premiered November 6, 2014 at World Café Live in Philadelphia, PA