upcoming

Sunday, August 13th, 2017
“Invocation and Dance”  (New Zealand premiere)
Inspirera Vocal Ensemble;  Mark Stamper, conductor
St. Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wellington, New Zealand
http://www.inspirare.co.nz

Thursday, August 17th, 2017 8:30PM
“Sexton Songs” 
Natalie Mann, soprano; Bridget Hough, piano
St. Bede’s Episcopal Church; Mar Vista, CA

Saturday, September 9th, 2017; 7:30PM
“Sinfonietta”  for Classical Orchestra
Salomon Chamber Orchestra; Erik Rohde, conductor
First Church of the Nazarene
Terra Haute, IN
http://www2.indstate.edu/news/news.php?newsid=4984

Saturday, October 7th, 2017; 7PM
“Elegy for Matthew”
Brian Thorsett, tenor;  Richard Masters, piano
Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin, San Francisco
http://smvsf.org/concerts/

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017; 7:30PM
“The Waking”
Formosa Singers; Ragnar Bohlin, conductor
Taipei, Taiwan
https://www.artsticket.com.tw/CKSCC2005/Product/Product00/ProductsDetailsPage.aspx?ProductID=hsobWfDDQ3Rg%2FruJCJbU%2FQ&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

Sunday, November 19th, 2017; 2PM
“Fantasy”  for solo piano;  Matthew Odell, pianist
An Die Musik; Baltimore, MD
http://andiemusiklive.com/

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017; 7:30PM
“A Copland Portrait:  for Concert Band
Indiana State University Wind Orchestra; Roby George, conductor
Terra Haute, Indiana
http://www.indstate.edu/event/wind-orchestra-and-wind-symphony-concert

 

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String Quartet #2, #8336, (String Quartet), $35.00

Marian Variations, #6535, (Harp solo), $10.00

Sonata for Violoncello and Piano, #8052, $17.00

Piano Trio, #8214 (Violin Violoncello, Piano), $18.00

Chorale and Gigue, #8171 (organ solo), $8.00

Lead, Kindly Light #8250, (SATB, organ), $2.50

Three Poems of Christina Rossetti #8056, (High Voice & Piano), $15.95

Everyone Sang, #8215, (4 Songs for Bass, Piano), [Secular], $11.00

Lincoln, #8081 (Baritone Solo,  optional English Horn, Trumpet in C, Piano: Piano/Vocal Score), starting at $7.75

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American Death Ballads. #8454, (4 Songs for High Voice and Piano), $12.25

American Death Ballads. #8455, (4 Songs for Medium Voice and Piano), $12.25

Sinfonietta (Study Score) (Full Score & Parts on Rental), #8032, (Chamber Orchestra), $19.45

recent

Sunday, July 9th, 2017
Caritas International Composer’s Competition
Composer in Residence; Adjudicator
Canterbury Cathedral, England
http://www.caritaschamberchoir.com/downloads/comp-brochure2.pdf

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017; 7:30PM
“American Death Ballads” (French premiere)
Brian Thorsett, tenor; Richard Masters, piano
Schola Cantorum; Paris, France

Saturday, June 30th, 2017; 7PM
“American Death Ballads” (World premiere with orchestra)
Goodensemble; Brian Thorsett, tenor; Michael Poll, conductor
London House; London, England
https://michaelpollguitar.com/events/

Saturday, June 24th, 2017; 5PM
“American Death Ballads”
Zachary Rioux, tenor; Jennifer Tung, piano
Sunday, June 25th, 2017; 3PM
“Three Poems of Christina Rossetti”
David Tayloe, tenor; Liza Stepanova, piano
Thayer Hall; Colburn School; Los Angeles
www.songfest.us

Friday, May 26th; Saturday, May 27th; 2017, 8PM
“Invocation and Dance”
Harvard-Westlake Choir; Mark Hilt, conductor
Los Angeles, CA

Sunday, May 21st, 2017 3PM
“Invocaiton and Dance” 
Singing City; Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir; Anton Armstrong, Andre Thomas, conductors
Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, PA
http://singingcity.org/performance.html

Sunday, May 21st, 2017, 3PM
“I Dream A World,”  “Candles in the Wilderness”
Good Company
Lakewood Presbyterian Church, Lakewood OH
https://www.good-co.org

Monday, May 15th, 2017; 7PM
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
New York, NY

Monday, May 1st, 2017; 7:30PM
St. Lambertus Church
Dusseldorf-Aalstadt, Norhdein-Westfalen, Germany

Saturday, April 29th, 2017; 7:30PM
St. Laurentius Church
Erwitte, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017; 7:30PM
Cirencester Parish Church, UK

Thursday, April 20th, 2017; 8PM
“September Sun”
University of Illinois Oratorio Society; Andrew Megill, conductor

Stephen Tharpe, Organist
“Pastorale and Toccata”
http://www.stephentharp.com/live/

Monday, April 10th, 2017, 7:30
“Sonata for Double Bass and Piano” (world premiere)
Stephen Tramontozzi, Double Bass; Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano
Faculty Artist Series Recital, San Francisco Conservatory of Music Recital Hall
http://sfcm.edu/events/faculty-artist-series-stephen-tramontozzi-81-bass

Friday, April 7th, 2017, 8PM
“Invocation and Dance” 
San Francisco Symphony Chorus; Ragnar Bohlin, conductor
Davies Symphony Hall
https://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/2016-2017/SF-Symphony-Chorus-Carmina-burana.aspx

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017, 12 noon
“Sonata for Clarinet and Piano” (world premiere)
Franklin Cohen, clarinet; Todd Wilson, piano
Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, OH

Saturday, March 25th; 8PM; Monday, March 27th, 7PM; 2017
“Elegy for Matthew”
Allegrezza Singers; Chicago Sinfonietta; Michael Morgan, conductor
Wentz Concert Hall, North Central College; Chicago Symphony Center
http://www.chicagosinfonietta.org/1617season/more-than-a-letter/

Monday, February 27th, 2017, 7:30PM, 
Faculty Artist Series, San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall
Premieres of 5 works featuring: Ann Moss, soprano; Susanne Mentzer, mezzo-soprano; Brian Thorsett, tenor; Matt Boehler, bass; José Granero, clarinet; Kay Stern, violin; Douglas Rioth, harp; John Churchwell, Kevin Korth, piano; Eric Dudley, conductor
“Requiem Songs;” “Three Love Songs;” “Everyone Sang;” “Kate’s Aria (from East of Eden); Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
http://sfcm.edu/events/faculty-artist-series-david-conte-composition

Friday, February 24th, 2017, 6:45PM
“American Death Ballads”
Christian Purcell, bass-baritone; Jimin Seo, piano
College Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, OH
https://ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/calendar.html#/?i=1

Monday, February 20th, 2017; 7:30PM
“American Death Ballads” 
Stephen Ng, tenor
West Chester University, PA
http://philadelphia.eventful.com/events/stephen-ng-tenor-/E0-001-099897338-9
https://livestream.com/wcupa/StephenNg-Feb2017

Saturday, January 21st; 8PM; Sunday, January 22nd; 3PM, 2017
“Famous” (excerpts from the opera based on “Famous for 15 Minutes: My Years with Andy Warhol
David Brower Center, Berkeley; Bayview Opera House, San Francisco
West Edge Opera, Mark Streshinsky, Artistic Director
Mary Chun, conductor
http://www.westedgeopera.org/snapshot/
http://www.westedgeopera.org/program-one

December 8th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 2016
“A Stable-Lamp is Lighted” for TTBB Chorus and Piano
Golden Gate Men’s Chorus; Joseph Piazza, conductor
St. Matthew Lutheran Church, San Francisco
http://shopping.netsuite.com/s.nl/c.ACCT39228/sc.2/category.3/.f

Friday, December 9th, 2016, 7:30PM
“The Gift of the Magi”  (Opera in one act)
Great Lakes Light Opera Company, Cleveland, OH

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
“Sonatine” for Piano;  Karl Schultz, pianist
Center for New Music, San Francisco
http://centerfornewmusic.com/calendar/karl-schultz-plays-karl-schultz-and-company-an-evening-of-new-music-for-piano-solo/

Saturday, November 19th 2016
“Elegy” for Soprano Saxophone and Piano (World premiere)
Anders Paulsson, Soprano Saxophone; Kristina Shtegman, piano
Jokkmokks Gamla Kyrka, Sweden
http://anderspaulsson.se/site/concerts/

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016;
“Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis” (world premiere)
Trinity Cathedral Choir; Todd Wilson, organist and choirmaster
Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, OH

Friday, October 28th, 2016; Saturday, October 29th, 2016; 7:30PM
“September Sun” for Chorus and String Orchestra
Dan Kryston Memorial Theatre; Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, San Francisco
http://www.sfsota.org/calendar3/americanvoices-3

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016; 4PM
“Candles in the Wilderness”
San Francisco Bach Choir; Magen Solomon, conductor
Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco
https://www.sfbach.org/concert_programs/intrigue-love-murder-passion-night-opera/

Friday, October 21st, 2016;
Sunday, October 23rd, 2016; 4PM
“Dance”  from “Invocation and Dance”
USC Chamber Choir; Jo-Michael Scheibe, conductor
Escondido Choral Arts, CA
http://choralconsortiumofsandiego.org/event/usc-chamber-singers-and-concert-choir/

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016; 7:30PM
“Love Songs,”  for tenor, cello, and piano (world premiere)
Alumni Artist Insights, Brian Thorsett, tenor
Emil Miland, ‘cello; Richard Masters, piano
SFCM Sol Joseph Recital Hall
http://calendar.sfcm.edu/index.php?eID=1902

Friday, September 16th, 2016; 5-7PM
CD Release Party:  Choral Music by Conrad Susa and David Conte
Cappella SF;  Ragnar Bohlin, conductor

Sunday, September 11th, 2016; 10:30AM
“September Sun” (in memory of those who perished on 9/11)
St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church Choir and String Orchestra;
William Trafka, cond.
http://stbarts.org/summerfestival/#sunday

Sunday, July 10th, 2016; 3PM
“American Death Ballads” (First Prize Winner; NATS Art Song Composition Award)
Brian Thorsett, tenor;  Warren Jones, piano
National Association of Teachers of Singing National Convention;  Chicago, IL
www.nats.org

Sunday, May 15th, 2016; 3PM
“Night Prayer” (world premiere)
Good Company Vocal Ensemble; Karen Weaver, conductor
Lakewood Presbyterian Church; Lakewood, OH
www.good-co.org

Sunday, May 15th, 2016; 2PM
“A Copland Portrait”
U. S. Marine Band
Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, conductor
Schlesinger Concert Hall, Northern Virginia Community College
www.marineband.marines.mil/

Saturday, May 7th, 2016; 8PM
Sunday, May 8th, 2016; 5PM
“Carmina Juventutis”
Empire City Men’s Chorus; Vincent Peterson, conductor
Paul Taylor Dance Studios, New York, NY
www.empirecitymenschorus.org/freeandeasy

Thursday, April 7th, 2016; 8PM
“Trio for Violin, ‘Cello, and Piano”
Kay Stern, violin; Emil Miland, ‘cello; Mark Morash, piano
San Francisco Opera Lab
Diane B. Wilsey Center Chamber Music Series
sfopera.com/sfoperalab/season-one/chamberworks/

Saturday, March 19th, 2016; 8PM
“Dance;” “Alleluia;” “Elegy for Matthew;”
Intercollegiate Male Chorus Seminar; University of Illinois
David Conte, conductor
publish.illinois.edu/imc-seminar2016/performers/

Sunday, March 6th, 2016; 5PM
Hot Air New Music Festival; SF Conservatory
Elinor Armer and David Conte discuss their work
Osher Salon; SFCM
www.hotairmusicfestival.com/hot_air_2016_program_notes.pdf

Saturday, 12/5, 7:30; Sunday, 12/6, 2:30; Friday, 12/11, 7:30;
Friday, 12/18, 7:30; Saturday, 12/19, 7:30; Sunday, 12/20, 2:30
“The Gift of the Magi” Opera in one act  (world premiere of version for 7 instruments)
Hidden Valley Opera Ensemble, Carmel Valley, CA
Sara Duchovnay, Ryan Bradford, Nora Graham Smith, Anders Froelich; William Long, conductor
104 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
http://www.hiddenvalleymusic.org/event-gift-of-the-magi_147.htm

Sunday, December 6th , 2015; 7:30PM
“To Music” for SATB Chorus and Piano
Swarthmore College Chorus; Joseph Gregorio, conductor; Timur Mustakimov piano
http://calendar.swarthmore.edu

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015; 3PM
“Fanfare/Exit to the Castle” (from “The Masque of the Red Death")
Katherine Bormann, violin/Amitai Vardi, clarinet/Jonathan Sherwin, bassoon/
Jack Sutte, trumpet/Rick Stout, trombone/Donald Miller, percussion
Arts Renaissance Tremont Chamber Music Series
Pilgrim Congregational Church, Cleveland Ohio
http://artconcerts.org/stravinsky-lhistoire-du-soldat/

Saturday, November 7th, 2015; 7:30PM
“Madrigals for the Seasons” {“A Summer’s Day;” “Autumn”} (world premiere)
Cappella SF;  Ragnar Bohlin, conductor
Mission Dolores Basilica, San Francisco
http://www.cappellasf.org/#!

Sunday, November 1st, 2015; 2PM
“60th Birthday Concert”
“Sinfonietta for Eleven Instruments” (world premiere)
Michael Morgan, conductor
“American Death Ballads”
Brian Thorsett, tenor; John Churchwell, piano
24 Preludes (composed by 24 SFCM alumni composers)
Dance Suite (composed by 8 SFCM alumni composers)
Scott Foglesong, Keisuke Nakagoshi, Tristan Yang, pianists
Hume Concert Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
http://calendar.sfcm.edu/index.php?eID=1257

Sunday, October 25th, 2015; 3PM
“Clarinet Sonata” (first movement; premiere)
Franklin Cohen, clarinet
Arts Renaissance Tremont Chamber Music Series
Pilgrim Congregational Church, Cleveland Ohio
http://artconcerts.org

Sunday, September 20th, 2015; 7:30PM
A Boulanger Birthday;  lecture and music by David Conte; works of Copland,
Lili and Nadia Boulanger, others
http://feteconcerts.com/920-boulanger/

Wednesday, September 16th through Thursday October 25th, 2015 (Annual Tour)
“A Copland Portrait”
U. S. Marine Band; Jason K. Fettig, conductor
Concerts in:  Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico
http://www.marineband.marines.mil/NationalConcertTour.aspx

Sunday, September 13th, 4PM
Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco
"Pastorale and Toccata" for organ
Composer's Inc; Jonathan Dimmock, organ
https://legionofhonor.famsf.org/organ-concerts-0

Sunday, September 13th, 2015; 2PM
“Eingang” (world premiere)
Lieder Alive; Heidi Moss, soprano; Daniel Lockert
Noe Valley Ministry, 1201 Sanchez St., San Francisco.
http://liederalive.org/new/

Saturday, July 18th, 2015, 10:30-12:00
Lecture: “The Legacy of Nadia Boulanger” (with Philip Lasser)
EAMA, La Schola Cantorum, Paris

Monday, July 8th, 2015, 1-2:30
Composition Masterclass
EAMA, La Schola Cantorum, Paris

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015, 3PM
AGO Regional Convention, Charlotte, NC
“Lead, Kindly Light” (World premiere;  AGO Commission)
Atlanta Master Chorale; Eric Nelson, conductor
First United Methodist Church, Charlotte, NC

Sunday, April 26th, 2015, 7PM
“I Carry Your Heart” (World Premiere)
Heidelberg University Choir; Gregory Ramsdell, Conductor
St.Mary’s Catholic Church, Tiffin, OH
http://www.heidelberg.edu/newsevents/2014/090914-0

Saturday, April 11th, 2015; 7:30PM
Sunday, April 12th, 2015; 3:00PM
"Firebird Motel" opera in one act
University of South Carolina Opera
Columbia, SC
http://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/music/ensembles/opera_at_usc/

Saturday, April 11th, 2015; 8PM
“Slumber Song” (world premiere of SATB version)
Cappella SF; Ragnar Bohlin, conductor
Mission Dolores, San Francisco
https://www.sfcv.org/event/cappella-sf/quotsymphonic-a-cappella-grand-repertoire-for-voices

Sunday, April 5th, 2015; 5PM
“Eingang” (world premiere)
Lieder Alive; Heidi Moss, soprano
Kanbar Center, San Francisco.
http://www.swirlymusic.com/art-song-series-lieder-alive-commissioning-new-works/

Friday, April 3rd, 2015; 8PM
“Hosanna”
Cornell University Women’s Chorus; Robert Isaacs, conductor
First Unitarian Church, San Francisco

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015; 7:30
“Of A Summer Evening”  for Two Guitars
Tiago Gomes and Ioannis Theodoridis, guitarists
Hackney Classical: Americuration
The Russet; 17 Amhurst Terrace, London, UK
http://www.nonclassical.co.uk/hackney-classical/

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015, 2PM
“A Copland Portrait” (premiere of version for wind ensemble; transcribed by Ryan Nowlin)
U. S. Marine Band; Jason K. Fettig, conductor
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria Campus
http://www.marineband.marines.mil/Calendar/tabid/18490/ModuleID/41016/ItemID/2302/mctl/EventDetails/Default.aspx

Friday, February 20th, 2015; 7:30PM
Saturday, February 21st, 2015; 7:30PM
"Sinfonietta" for Classical Orchestra
Symphony Orchestra Augusta (GA)
Shizuo Kuwahara, conductor
http://soaugusta.org/beethovens-second-aiken/
http://soaugusta.org/project/beethovens-second/

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015; 3:00pm -- Lee Chapel, Elizabeth Hall, Stetson University, DeLand FL
"Three Poems of Christina Rossetti" for Tenor and Piano
Stephen Ng, Tenor
More info
Monday, February 16th, 2015, 7:30pm -- Madeleine Wing Adler Theater, West Chester University of PA.
More info

Saturday, February 14th, 2015, 3:30
“I pant for the music which is divine” from ‘In Praise of Music’
Texas All-State Women’s Choir; Kathleen Rodde, conductor
TMEA Convention, San Antonio, TX
http://www.tmea.org/conventions/2015/performances/all-state/1098-all-state-concerts

Friday, February 6th, 2015; 8PM
Works by Conrad Susa and David Conte
“A Whitman Triptych” (world premiere);  "Invocation and Dance"; The Composer
Landscapes and Silly Songs; Six Joyce Songs: Book II
Cappella SF; Ragnar Bohlin, conductor
Keisuke Nakagoshi, Kevin Korth; pianists
Artie Storch, Stan Muncy; percussionists
SFCM Concert Hall
http://calendar.sfcm.edu/index.php?eID=705

Sunday, January 25th, 2015; 4:00PM
"Aria and Fugue" for Cello and Piano
Emil Miland, Cello; Steven Bailey, piano
Noe Valley Chamber Music Concert Series
http://nvcm.org/season22/emil-miland-and-friends/

Sunday, January 25th, 2015, 7:30PM
“Pastorale” for organ
David Higgs, organist
Woolsey Hall, Yale University; New Haven CT
http://ism.yale.edu/event/great-organ-music-yale-david-higgs

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 8PM
“Pastorale” for organ
David Higgs, organist
Furman University; Greenville, SC
http://newspress.furman.edu/2015/01/organist-david-higgs-in-concert-jan-22/

Sunday, January 4th, 2015, 4PM
“Christmas Intrada”
Jonathan Biggers, organ
Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
http://www.gracecathedral.org/calendar/detail.php?cid=24468

Friday, December 19th, 2014; 8PM
“Mistletoe” for soprano and organ (world premiere)
Lisa Thelen, soprano;  David Higgs; organ
Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
http://www.laphil.com/tickets/holiday-organ-spectacular/2014-12-19

Sunday, December 14th, 2014; 2PM
“Christmas Intrada,”  “Pat-a-Pan”
SF Conservatory Chorus and Chamber Choir; Ragnar Bohlin, conductor
SFCM Concert Hall
http://calendar.sfcm.edu/index.php?eID=699

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014; 7:30PM
“Silent Night”  for organ and brass
The Bay Brass; Jonathan Dimmock, organ
Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
http://baybrass.org/concerts.html

Friday, September 19th, 2014; 7:30PM
String Quartet No. 2 (Fifth Movement)
Friction String Quartet
SFCM Recital Hall; sponsored by SFCM and the American Composer's Forum 

Monday, September 15th, 2014; 7:30PM
"Elegy for Violin and Piano" (U. S. premiere)
Susan Paik, Violin; Edward Niedermaier, piano
Ganz Hall; Roosevelt University; Chicago

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014; 8PM
"Chorale and Gigue" (World premiere)
Alan Morrison, organist
The Cathedral of St. Philip; Atlanta, GA
http://www.agoatlanta.org

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014
"Missa Brevis"
Montreal Boys Choir; Katherine Dienes-Williams, conductor
Trinity Copley Square, Boston
www.mbccusa.com

Thursday, July 17th, 2014; 7:30PM
"Elegy for Violin and Piano" (World premiere)
Susan Paik, Violin; Edward Niedermaier, piano
Salle Franck, La Schola Cantorum, Paris
eamusic.org/concerts-and-master-classes/

"A Hope Carol"
Young Women's Choral Projects of San Francisco
Susan McMane, conductor
East Coast Tour: June 2014
Tuesday, June 17th, 6PM
Marsh Chapel, Boston University
Wednesday, June 18th, 7PM
George Kent Performance Hall, Westerly, RI
Saturday, June 21st, 7:30PM
Shrine of St. Anthony of Padua, New York City
Sunday, June 22nd, 10:30AM
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church
http://www.ywcp.org/concerts-events/east-coast-tour-2014

Saturday, June 14th, 2014, 5:30PM
"Everyone Sang" song cycle for Baritone and Piano
SongFest LA
Thayer Hall, The Colburn School, Los Angeles
Sam Schultz, baritone; Gloria Kim, piano

Friday, May 22nd, 2014; 8:00
First Unitarian Church, San Francisco
"Elegy for Matthew"
University of Michigan Men's Glee Club;  Eugene Rogers, conductor
http://ummgc.org

Saturday, May 18th, 2014, 8PM, Sunday May 19th, 3PM; Tuesday, May 20th, 8PM
"Everyone Sang"
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, San Francisco
Golden Gate Men's Chorus; Joseph Piazza, conductor
http://www.ggmc.org

Sunday, March 30th, 2014; 7:00PM
"To Music," "Candles in the Winderness"
Sing for America Chorus; Brett Strader, conductor
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco
http://www.singforamerica.org

Saturday, March 15th, 2014; 8:00PM
Sunday, Mach 16th, 2014 3PM; All Saints Parish, Brookline, MA
Elegy for Matthew
Metropolitan Chorale; Lisa Graham, conductor
http://www.metropolitanchorale.org/events

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014; 7:30 PM
St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco
"O Sun" from September Sun
Cappella SF (Debut Concert)
Ragnar Bohlin, conductor
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/debut-concert-tickets-10138084283

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014, 8PM;
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
"Pastorale and Toccata" for organ
Composer's Inc; Jonathan Dimmock, organ
http://www.composersinc.org

Saturday, February 8th, 2014; 8PM
Faculty Artist Series Recital
SF Conservatory
"Rossetti Songs;" Three Yeats Settings;" "String Quartet No. 2  
Brian Thorsett, tenor; Steven Bailey, piano; Friction Quartet
http://calendar.sfcm.edu/index.php?eID=108

December 22nd, 23rd, 24th: "Christmas Intrada"
San Francisco Symphony Chorus;  Ragnar Bohlin, conductor
www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/2013-2014/Twas-the-Night.aspx

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013; 8PM
Sunday, November 24th, 2013; 2:00PM
"A Copland Portrait"
San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra; Alasdair Neale, conductor
216.128.18.169/calendarclone/calendar.aspx?performanceID=4353

Saturday, November 16th, 2013; 7:00PM/First Unitarian Church, San Francisco
Sunday, November 24th, 2013 4PM; Presentation Theatre, University of San Francisco
Elegy for Matthew
Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco, Lick-Wilmerding High School and the University of San Francisco
William Sauerland, conductor
www.lgcsf.org

Saturday, October 26th, 2013; 2:00PM and 7:30PM
"Stonewall"  an opera in two acts (world premiere)
University of Northern Colorado Opera Theatre; Brian Luedloff, Director
UCCC Hensel Phelps Theatre
www.unco.edu/arts/music/ensembles/opera_theatre/default.html

Thursday, October 24th, 2013; 3:30PM
"Requiem Songs"  for soprano, violin, harp, and organ (world premiere)
In Memory of Don Campbell (1946-2012)
Magali Léger, soprano; Alexis Galpérnine, violin; Marie-Pierre Cochereau, harp;
Carolyn Shuster Fournier, organ
Eglise de la Trinité, Paris
shusterfournier.com/english/?page_id=8

Monday, October 14, 8 pm | St. Paul's Church, 199 Carroll Street (Carroll Gardens), Brooklyn
Monday, October 21, 8 pm | John Street Church, 44 John Street (Downtown), Manhattan
Saturday, October 26, 8 pm | Park Avenue Christian Church, 1010 Park Ave (Upper East Side), Manhattan
"Invocation and Dance" & "Elegy For Matthew" (in memory of Matthew Sheppard
Chameleonic; Vincent Peterson, conductor
www.choralchameleon.com/concerts.html

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013; 7:30PM
"Sonatine for Piano"
Samuel Grodin, pianist
Alfred Newman Recital Hall, USC, Los Angeles
samuelgrodin.com/calendar.html

Sunday, September 15th, 2013; 4:00PM
"Three Poems of Christina Rossetti"
Kindra Scharich, mezzo-soprano; John Boyajy, piano
www.oldfirstconcerts.org/performances/550/

Friday, July 12th, 2013; 8PM
"Sonata for Cello and Piano"
Emil Miland, Cello; Alice Gi-Young Huang, piano
Salle Franck, La Schola Cantorum, Paris
eamusic.org/concerts-and-master-classes/

Saturday, July 6th, 2013
"The Kingdom of God" (World Premiere-
Commissioned in memory of those
who lost their lives in Newton, Connecticut on December 14, 2012.
Carmel Mission Basilica Choir; Laura Anderson, conductor; Carmel, CA

Sunday, June 30th, 2013; 11AM
"Missa Brevis" (World Premiere)
St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church Choir; William Trafka, conductor
St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, New York, New York
www.stbarts.org/summer-festival-1/

Sunday, May 19th, 2013; 4PM
"Elegy for Matthew"
Good Company; Karen Weaver, conductor
Lakewood Presbyterian Church; Lakewood, OH
www.pluggedincleveland.com/events/64196/good-company-a-vocal-ensemble-presents.html

May 10th, 2013; 7:30pm;
Quail Lakes Baptist Church, Stockton
May 11th, 2013, 3:00pm; The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Lodi
"I Heard You Singing" (world premiere; commissioned for the SC's 60th anniversary)
Stockton Chorale; Magen Solomon, conductor

Sunday, March 17th, 2013; 5PM
Faculty Artist Series Recital
SF Conservatory
"A Whitman Triptych;" International Orange Chorale; Zane Fiala, conductor
"Piano Trio;" Kay Stern, violin; Emil Miland, cello; Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano
"Sextet;" Friction Quartet; Brenden Guy, clarinet; Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano; "September Sun;" UC Berkeley Chorus; SFCM String Orchestra, Marika Kuzma, conductor; "Lincoln;" A. J. Glueckert, tenor; SFCM String Orchestra
www.sfcm.edu/performance-calendar

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
"American Triptych" for SATB Chorus and Chamber Ensemble
West Chester University Concert Choir; David DeVenney, conductor

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
String Quartet No. 2; Ives Quartet
Hot Air Music Festival (SF Conservatory)
https://www.facebook.com/HotAirMusicFestival

Ives Quartet Home Concert Season
Friday, February 15, 2013; 8 p.m.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Palo Alto

Sunday, February 17, 2013; 7 p.m.
Le Petit Trianon, San Jose
String Quartet No. 2 (dedicated to the Ives Quartet)
www.ivesquartet.org/concerts.htm

Thursday, January 31st; Friday, February 1st, 2013
"Sinfonietta" (World Premiere)
Atlantic Classical Orchestra; Stewart Robertson, conductor
atlanticclassicalorchestra.com/Concert-II.html

Friday, December 14th, Saturday, December 15th, 2012
"The Gift of the Magi" (opera in one act)
Fort Collins Opera, CO
http://www.operafortcollins.com/gift-of-the-magi.html

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
"America Tropical" (opera in one act)
Sponsored by the Getty Museum, in celebration of the restoration of
Siqueiros' mural "America Tropical"
www.getty.edu/conservation/our_projects/field_projects/siqueiros/pdfs/nov3_schedule.pdf

Sunday, October 21st, 2012
"Two Hymns in Honor of the Blessed Sacrament"
Church of the Advent, San Francisco; Paul Ellison, conductor
www.advent-sf.org/music-at-advent

Saturday, October 13th, 2012
Composition Masterclass
Hidden Valley Music Seminars, Carmel, CA
www.hiddenvalleymusic.org/calendar.php

Saturday, September 30th, 2012, 3PM; Sunday October 28th, 2012, 4PM
"September Sun" for Chorus and String Orchestra
UC Berkeley University Chorus; Marika Kuzma, conductor
Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
music.berkeley.edu/performance/ensemble/chorus.php

Saturday, June 2nd, 8:00PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall
"Fantasy for Orchestra" (Bay Area premiere)
Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, Daniel Canosa, conductor
bars-sf.org/1772/bars-2012-pride-month-concert™-june-2-2012-8pm/

Sunday, May 27th, 2012
World Premiere:  "Facing West" for a cappella chorus
Commissioned for the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge
International Orange Chorale; Zane Fiala, conductor
www.iocsf.org/

Saturday, Sunday, Mon, April 27th, 28th, 29th, 2012
World Premiere:  "Songs of Love and War" for TTBB Chorus and Piano four-hands
Golden Gate Men's Chorus; Joseph Piazza, conductor
www.ggmc.org/index.php?option=com_eventlist&view=categoriesdetailed&Itemid=54

Friday, April 20th, 2012; 8PM
World Premiere: "O Setting Sun" for a cappella chorus
Madison Chamber Choir;  Anthony Cao, conductor
First United Methodist Church; 203 Wisconsin Ave; Madison WI
www.madisonchamberchoir.com/

Sunday, March 25th, 2012; 4PM
"In Praise of Music"  for SSAA chorus and piano
San Francisco Girls Chorus;  Susan McMane, conductor
Calvary Presbyterian Church; 2515 Fillmore St., San Francisco
www.sfgirlschorus.org/current_sfgc_season

Sunday, March 18th, 4:30PM
First Unitarian Church, Geary and Franklin, SF
"Sextet" for Clarinet, String Quartet and Piano (World Premiere)
"Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, mvt. I"
Brenden Guy, clarinet; Miles Graber, piano

Saturday, March 17th, 7:30PM
Campbell United Methodist Church, San Jose
"Invocation and Dance"  for Chorus, piano four-hands, and perc.
San Jose State Chorus; Jeffrey Benson, conductor
www.facebook.com/SJSUChoir

Sunday, March 4th, 2012
"Firebird Motel" - an opera in one act
Hot Air Music Festival
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Elliott Encarnacion, conductor; Gabrielle Traub, stage director

Friday, March 2nd, 2012; 8PM
San Francisco - St. Mark's Lutheran Church
Sat., March 3rd, 2012; 8PM Mill Valley - Mt. Tamalpais Methodist Church
Sun, March 4th 2012; 4PM Berkeley - David Brower Center
"The Homecoming"  for mixed chorus
Volti;  Robert Geary, conductor
www.voltisf.org/

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012; 8PM
World premiere:  "I Dream A World" for Chorus and String Orchestra
Commissioned for the centennial of the city of Shaker Heights, OH
Shaker Heights High School Chorus and Orchestra
Robert Schneider and Donna Jelen, music directors

Saturday, February 4th, 2012; 8PM
San Francisco Premiere of "The Nine Muses" for chorus,  2 pianos, and percussion
Sanford Dole Ensemble
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall
www.sde.org/performances

Fri, December 16, 7:30; Sat, December 17, 2:30; Sun, December 18th, 2:30; 7:30
The Gift of the Magi (opera in one act)
Hidden Valley Music Seminars, Carmel, CA; Stewart Robertson, conductor
www.hiddenvalleymusic.org/

Sun, December 3, 2011; 3PM
Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center
www.facebook.com/SymphonyParnassus

Sun, November 27, 2011; 3PM
In Praise of Music
Symphony Parnassus, Stephen Paulson, conductor
Viva La Music Chorus, Shulamit Hoffman, conductor
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco

Thursday, October 20th; Saturday, October 22nd, 2011
East Coast premieres: Two One-Act Operas: Firebird Motel & America Tropical
University of Delaware Opera Department
Blake Smith, Director
www.music.udel.edu/news-events/events/Pages/default.aspx

Saturday, October 8th; Sunday, October 9th, 2011
"O Sun"
The Esoterics; Seattle, WA
Eric Banks, conductor

Sunday, September 11th, 2011
"September Sun"
St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, New York
William Trafka, conductor
www.stbarts.org/music-and-art/summer-festival/summer-festival-schedule-aug-sept/
Peachtree United Methodist Church, Atlanta, GA
Scott Atchison, conductor
www.prumc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=83&Itemid=115

Friday, September 10th, 2011
English premiere of "September Sun" (in memory of 9/11)
Northampton Bach Choir
Lee Dunleavy, conductor
www.northamptonbachchoir.org.uk/

July 3-7, 2011
San Francisco AGO Convention
World Premiere: New Work for solo organ
Rodney Gehrke, organist
www.sfago2011.org/

July 4-30, 2011
European American Musical Alliance, Paris
Two Masterclasses in Composition; Composition Instruction;
Course in Choral Writing
eamusic.org/

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
World Premiere:  Piano Trio
Shanghai Spring Chamber Music Festival
Shanghai Conservatory of Music, China

Thursday, March 10, 2011; 8-9AM
ACDA National Convention, Chicago
Comprehensive Choral Musicianship, David Conte, presenter
International Ballroom North, Hilton
acda.org/conferences/2011/session_information

Sunday, March 6th, 2011
World Premiere:  Two Pieces for Brass Quintet and Organ
Donald Sutherland, organ
The C Street Brass
Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore, MD

February 27, 2011; 2PM
World premiere:  Sonata for 'Cello and Piano
Emil Miland, 'Cello; Miles Graber, Piano
Faculty Artist Recital
San Francisco Conservatory Recital Hall
www.sfcm.edu/calendar/calendar.aspx?performanceID=2604

Saturday, February 5th, 2011; Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD
Sunday, March 6th, 2011; Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD
World premiere:  "Two Pieces for Brass Quintet and Organ"
C Street Brass; Donald Sutherland, organ

Sunday, January 30th, 2011
World premiere: "Yeats Songs" for Tenor and String Quartet
Brian Thorsett, tenor
Calvary Presbyterian Church
2515 Fillmore St, San Francisco
www.calvarypresbyterian.org/

January 5-17, 2011
Cornell University Men's Glee Club California Tour
California premiere: "Crossing the Bar" commissioned by CUGC
concerts in Sacramento, Brentwook, Palo Alto, San Francisco,
San Anselmo, Pebble Beach, Palm Desrt, San Diego, Los Angeles
www.gleeclub.com/events/2011catour/index.php

Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues, December 18-21, 2010
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, January 3-6, 2011
German premiere of "The Gift of the Magi"
Berlin International Opera
English Theater Berlin; Fidicinstrasse 40, Berlin
www.berlininternationalopera.de

Sunday, December 12, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
World Premiere: A Bell for SATB Chorus and Organ;
Commissioned by The Memorial Church at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
for the 101st Annual Christmas Carol Services
and the Harvard University Choir, Edward Elwyn Jones, director
The 101st Annual Christmas Carol Services
The Memorial Church at Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
www.memorialchurch.harvard.edu

Friday, December 10th; Saturday, December 11th, 2010
Boston premiere: "The Gift of the Magi"
Boston Metro Opera
Christopher A. Smith, General and Artistic Director
www.bostonmetroopera.com/winter-one-acts---overview.html

Friday, December 10th; Saturday, December 11th, 2010
World premiere:  "Ring Out, Wild Bells"
St. Philip's Cathedral, Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus
Kevin Robison, conductor
agmchorus.org/

Friday, December 3rd, 2010
"O Salutaris Hostias;" "Tantum Ergo;" "Alleluia"
UC Davis Chorus
Jeffrey Thomas, conductor
calendar.ucdavis.edu/event_detail.lasso?eventID=11416

Friday, December 3rd, 2010
"The Gift of the Magi" an opera in one act
SF Conservatory Opera Theatre
Concert Hall, SFCM

Saturday - Sunday, November 20th - 21st, 2010
A Copland Portrait - Bay Area premiere
American Philharmonic; Gabriel Sakakeeny, conductor
www.apsonoma.org/html/concerts.html

Saturday - Sunday, October 23rd - 24th, 2010
Los Angeles premiere of "America Tropical"  an opera in one act
University of Southern California

Saturday - Sunday, October 16th - October 17th, 2010
World premiere:  "To Music"
The San Diego Master Chorale
Gary McKercher, conductor
commissioned for the SDMC's 50th anniversary
www.sdmasterchorale.org/

Saturday, October 9th, 2010
SF Conservatory, Concert Hall 8PM
Premiere of the complete "Sexton Songs"
Blueprint Series
Marnie Breckenridge, soprano
Nicole Paiement, conductor
SFCM New Music Ensemble

Friday, March 26th 2010
on the KALW radio show VoiceBox, hosted by New York Times arts critic Chloe Veltman.
To listen: voicebox

Sunday, February 28, 2010
Faculty Artist Recital
David Conte, composition, with the Ives Quartet; Douglas Rioth,
harp; Catherine Cook, mezzo-soprano
Steven Bailey, piano; Emil Miland, cello

April 5th, 2009
Carolyn Schuster, organ, Church of the Madeleine, Paris
"Prelude and Fugue: In Memoriam Nadia Boulanger"

April 15th, 2009
Chanticleer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
"The Homecoming"


March 14th, 2009 - San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Faculty Artist Concert with Catherine Cook, Mezzo-soprano

February 13th, 2009
World premiere of "Lincoln" for baritone and chamber ensemble text by John Stirling Walker
commissioned by the city of Concord, MA in celebration of the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth

January 20th, 2009, Obama's Inauguration
featuring Conte's new choral work "An Exhortation",
with text by Barack Obama from his Victory Speech of November 4th, 2008


December 20th, 21st, 22nd, 2008- "The Gift of the Magi"
Trinity Lyric Opera, John Kendall Bailey, Conductor
Castro Valley Center for the Arts; San Francisco Conservatory of Music
www.trinitylyricopera.org

November 21st, 2008, 8PM - New York premiere of "Everyone Sang"
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, New York
song cycle for Baritone and Piano
Andrew Garland, baritone; Donna Loewy, piano
texts by A. E. Stallings, Dana Gioia, Diane Thiel, Sigfried Sassoon
www.carnegiehall.org/article/box_office/series/brochure/ser_582.html

September 25th-28th, October lst, 2008
new commission for Chanticleer, Joseph Jennings, Music Director
"The Homecoming: In Memoriam Martin Luther King"
text by John Stirling Walker
www.chanticleer.org/concerts_shows.cfm


May 16th, 2008
Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus 30th Anniversary Concert
Community Women's Orchestra
Kathleen McGuire, conductor
new work for Men's Chorus and Orchestra

May 9th, 2008
Concert Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Sixth Biannual Choral Composition Competition, SFCM students

April 24th, 2008
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Dallas Arts District Chorale, Michie Akin, conductor
Performance of "The Nine Muses" and other choral works. This event coincides with the DMA’s exhibition of works by “proto-impressionist” J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851).
for more information: www.artsdistrictchorale.org/documents/ADC2007-08-SeasonofLight-R1.pdf

April 3rd, 2008
USC, Los Angeles
Lecture: "America Tropical: Creating a New Opera"
with librettist Oliver Mayer

February 16th, 2008
Texas Music Educator's Association
All-state Men's Chorus; performance of "Student Song" from "Carmina Juventutis"
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX
for more information: www.tmea.org/Convention/index.html

December 14th, 2007
St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1111 O'Farrell St.
Christmas concert featuring Britten's "Ceremony of Carols" and Vaughan Williams' "Fantasia on Christmas Carols"
Conservatory Chorus, David Conte, conductor

Sunday, November 11th, 2007
San Francisco Faculty Artists Series
Osher Salon, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Famous, a new opera in progress
a workshop presentation of the music
Music by David Conte
Libretto by John Stirling Walker
based on the book "Famous for Fifteen Minutes: My Years with Andy Warhol"
by Ultra Violet

Famous presents a series of impression from the life of Isabelle Dufresne ("UltraViolet" in Andy Warhol's Factory), in eight scenes that are intended to convey something of the spirit of her development from her childhood in France through her encounters with Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, and Edie Sedgwick in America, to her return to her family, where she has a transformative encounter with her own past and with the Old Testament prophet Isaiah.

September 29th, 2007
Museum Screening: Orozco: Man of Fire
DeYoung Museum, San Francisco


September 19th, 2007
Television Broadcast: Orozco: Man of Fire
Documentary with music by David Conte
Directed by Laurie Coyle and Rick Tejada-Flores
narrated by Anjelica Huston
American Masters Series, PBS
Wednesday, September 19th
check local listings for time

April 29th-May 20th, 2007
AMERICA TROPICAL - an opera in one act
Music by David Conte
Libretto by Oliver Mayer
click to listen

commissioned and premiered by Thick Description Theater Company, San Francisco
16 performances; conducted by John Kendall Bailey; directed by Tony Kelly

In an act of creation that is both galvanizing and dangerous, the Mexican artist Siqueiros creates a mural for the 1932 Olympics that places a mirror up to the city of Los Angeles, reflecting both its past and future -- from its founding in 1781 by a band of Pobladores from Mexico, to its near self-destruction in the riots of 1992. Through the interconnected stories of original city founder Moreno and George Holliday, who witnessed the savage beating of Rodney King (just as Siqueiros is witness with his paint brush), we see and feel the crises of a city continually caught between its lofty goals and coarse realities. Whitewashed in 1932, Siqueiros' painted mural image of the Crucified India refuses to stay erased and ghosts through, descending from the cross to offer redemption and blessings to Angelinos across the centuries. The India exists alongside the Queen of the Angels (namesake of the City) as a witness to injustice, and as a totem of the hopes and dreams of its people – signifying more than Siqueiros could have dreamed possible.


March 7th, 2007
ACDA National Convention, Miami, FL
THE NINE MUSES - for SATB chorus, SATB soloists, piano four-hands, percussion (two players)
Music by David Conte
Text by John Stirling Walker
click to listen

"The Nine Muses" was commissioned by the American Choral Directors Association Endowment in memory of Raymond W. Brock. The work was premiered by the University of Miami Frost Chorale, Jo-Michael Scheibe, conductor, at their National Convention in Miami, Florida on March 8th, 2007.

The inspiration for “The Nine Muses” came from my desire to write a work about the Transfiguring power of art, to fulfill the Raymond Brock commission for the ACDA National Convention. I turned for a text to my frequent collaborator, the poet John Stirling Walker, who had written the texts for my works “Elegy for Matthew” in memory of Matthew Shepard, and “September Sun,” a 9/11 memorial piece.

The challenge was to compose a single-movement work, lasting about fifteen minutes, that, like the nine stanza poem, holds together as one thought from beginning to end. One way I was able to express the unique character of each Muse was through contrasting choral and vocal solo textures. This design served to complement the work’s unfolding trajectory towards its two climaxes: the declaration that “It is the hour” for humanity to receive the blessings that have been earned through its collective suffering, and the admonition that only the “daring passion” of the courageous will suffice to vanquish the remaining opposition to theseblessings.