2016 Come Back (Again), adaptation of Come Back for gayageum and string ensemble

Commissioned by the Asian Cultural Institute to celebrate the first anniversary of the Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, South Korea.   Premiered at the Asia Culture Center by the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble conducted by Andrea Choa on November 26, 2016.

Approx. duration: 7 minutes.

2015 Catálogo Fantástico, for symphony orchestra

Commissioned by The University of Chicago with funds provided by the Leona Bachrach Gerard Endowment Funs for     Music.  Premiered at The University of Chicago Mandel Hall by the University of          Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Barbara Schubert, June 2, 2016.

Approx. duration: 28 minutes.

Instrumentation: 3343-4331-timp, 4 perc., harp, pn – strings 

2015 The Wort [Empanadas] in London, for piano

Commissioned by Anthony de Mare with funds provided by Music in the Loft, Chicago, for the collective Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano.   

Approx. duration: 5 minutes.

2020-21 SEASON

11.09.20
Virtual Panel discussion on Composition Process & Collaboration with composers Chen Yi and Roshanne Etezady. UMCK Bands at the Conservatory Online during COVID-19

11.14.20
Migration, Music, and Psychoanalysis. Panel discussion organized by the Michigan Psychoanalytic Society. Presenters: Jorgelina Corbatta, Mohammad Elbashir, and Ricardo Lorenz.

12.05.20
FestiviQ-Artetos. Session with composers who competed in the composition contest for string quartet. Jury members: Gustavo Leone (Argentina/USA); Gustavo Parra (Colombia); Ricardo Lorenz (Venezuela/USA). Zoom session. Bogotá, Colombia.

12.07.20
FestiviQ-Artetos. Session with winning composers of the composition contest for string quartet. Jury members: Gustavo Leone (Argentina/USA); Gustavo Parra (Colombia); Ricardo Lorenz (Venezuela/USA). Zoom session. Bogotá, Colombia.

12.08.20
…la partícula gigante donde habitas, String Octet (PREMIERE). Cuarteto Q-Arte & Cuarteto Kunst. Teatro Estudio, FestiviQ-Artetos String Quartet International, Bogotá, Colombia

02.23.20
Released: King Mangoberry: Five Allegories for Wind Symphony by Cormac Cannon, Director of Bands, University of South Carolina. Teaching Music through Performance in Band, vol. 12, GIA Publications, forthcoming (Feb. 2021)

2019-20 SEASON

10.04.19
Jaromiluna. Fangye Sun, violin; Chen-Yu Huang. Cook Recital Hall, College of Music, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

10.16.19
Pataruco: Concerto for Venezuelan Maracas & Wind Symphony. Manuel Rangel, maracas. University of Kentucky Wind Symphony; John Cody Birdwell, cond.; Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington, KY

10.17.19
El Muro. University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory Wind Symphony; Joseph Parisi, Folly Theater, UMKC, Kansas City, MO

10.18.19
Tendril Rapture (PREMIERE). Apothic Trio. Burcham Hills Senior Living, East Lansing, MI

10.27.19
El Muro. University of South Carolina Wind Ensemble; Cormac Cannon, cond. Koger Center, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

11.03.19
Pataruco: Concerto for Venezuelan Maracas & Wind Symphony. Manuel Rangel, maracas; Vanderbilt University Wind Ensemble, Thomas Verrier, cond. Vanderblit University, Nashville, TN

11.03.19
Caminantes (PREMIERE). Vanderbilt University Wind Ensemble, Thomas Verrier, cond. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

11.09.19
Caminantes (CO-PREMIERE). Shenandoah Conservatory Wind Ensemble; Timothy Robblee, cond. Armstrong Concert Hall, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA

11.29.19
Rumba Sinfónica. Sinfónica UNCuyo; Rodolfo Saglimbeni, cond.; Universidad de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina

12.06.19
Tendril Rapture. Apothic Trio. Cook Recital Hall, College of Music, MSU, East Lansing, MI

01.12-14.20
Radcliff Defining New Directions in Latin American Music. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

01.17.20
Open Borders. Bing Xia Lu, cello. Kaleidoscope Chamber Music Series. First Presbyterian Church, Santa Monica, CA

01.18.20
Open Borders. Bing Xia Lu, cello. Kaleidoscope Chamber Music Series. Westerbeck Recital Hall, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA

01.19.20
Open Borders. Bing Xia Lu, cello. Kaleidoscope Chamber Music Series. Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, CA

01.25 & 26.20
Pataruco: Concerto for Venezuelan Maracas & Wind Symphony. Manuel Rangel, maracas; Orquesta Sinfónica Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho, Elisa Vegas, cond. Caracas, Venezuela

02.04.20
Caminantes. Michigan State University Symphony Band, David Thornton, cond. Wharton Center, East Lansing, MI

02.10.20
Bachangó. Alfredo Ovalles, piano. Austrian Cultural Center Forum, London, UK

O2.21.20
Caminantes. Michigan State University Symphony Band, David Thornton, cond. CBDNA Regional Conference, De Paul University, Chicago, IL

O2.21.20
Caminantes. University of North Carolina Wind Ensemble, Shawn Smith, cond. CBDNA Southern Division, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA

O2.21.20
Caminantes. The College of new Jersey Wind Ensemble, Eric Laprade, cond. New Jersey Music Educators Association State Music Conference, Atlantic City, NJ

02.26.20
El Muro. Florida State University Wind Orchestra, Richard Clary, cond. Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Cancelled due to covid-19 measures *

03.14.20 *
Caminantes. Interlochen Academy Wind Symphony, Matthew Scholmer, cond. Interlochen, MI

03.31.20 *
Caminantes. Indiana University Wind Band, Eric Smedley, cond. Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

04.16.20 *
Caminantes. Lawrence University Wind Ensemble, Andrew Mast, cond. Lawrence University, Appleton, WI

04.03.20 *
Caminantes. Ohio State Wind Symphony, Scott Jones, cond. The Ohio State University. Columbus, OH. REPLACED by a Zoom interview/interaction with members of the Wind Symphony

05.06.20 *
El Muro. Illinois Wind Symphony, Stephen Peterson, cond. Krannert Cetner for Performing Arts, Champaign-Urbana, IL

05.01.20
Exchange via Zoom with the composition studio at SUNY Potsdam Crane School of Music, Professor Ivette Herryman, Potsdam, NY

06.16.20
Nocturnos de Medianoche. PREMIERE. Mimi Stillman, flute. Tea with Mimi, livestreaming recital, Youtube Channel, Philadelphia, PA

2018-19 SEASON

10.05.18
Historia Tropical. Unitas Ensemble; Carlos Botero, cond. Wayland Concert Series, Wayland, MA

10.06.18
Historia Tropical. Unitas Ensemble; Carlos Botero, cond. Old South Church, Boston, MA

10.09.18
Historia Tropical. Unitas Ensemble; Carlos Botero, cond. Nakamichi Concert Series, Easton, MA

10.7.18
Rochela for nine cellos. Lawrence University Cello Studio; Horacio Contreras, cond. Lawrence University. Appleton, WI

10.16.18
Vanishing Borders, for clarinet quintet (PREMIERE). Alcides Rodriguez, clarinet; Peachtree String Quartet. Atlanta, GA.

10.25.18
King Mangoberry: Five Allegories for Wind Symphony. Michigan State University Wind Symphony; Kevin Sedatole, cond. Wharton Center, East Lansing, MI

10.26.18
Unshaken. Robert Benton, euphonium; Jayoung Hong, piano. University of Nebraska-Kearney, NE

10.26.18
Monkey to the Sky. Robert Benton, euphonium; Faculty/Guest Ensemble; Duane Bierman, cond. University of Nebraska-Kearney, NE

11.05.18
Unshaken. Robert Benton, euphonium; Ellen Sommer, piano. University of Kansas, MO

11.06.18
Unshaken. Robert Benton, euphonium; Ellen Sommer, piano. University of Missouri, MO

11.03.18
Fluteball. Marissa Olin, flute; Jonathan Holden, clarinet. Muskegan, MI

11.15.18
Puente Trans-Arábico. ConTempus String Quartet; Mark Douglas, percussion. Urban Beat Center, Lansing, MI

11.17.18
En Tren Vá Changó (Destination Macondo). Cordancia Chamber Orchestra, Rachel Lauber, conductor. The Hochstein School, Performance Hall, Rochester, NY

11.18.18
En Tren Vá Changó (Destination Macondo). Cordancia Chamber Orchestra
Rachel Lauber, conductor. St. Theodore’s Catholic Church, Rochester, NY

02.25.19.
Jaromiluna. Fangye Sun, violin; Chen-Yu Huang, harp. Cook Recital Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

03.21.19.
Pataruco: Concerto for Venezuelan Maracas & Wind Symphony (PREMIERE). Manuel Rangel, maracas; MSU Wind Symphony; Kevin Sedatole, cond. Wharton Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

03.26.19
Broadcast of Dance Unlikely: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra. Andrés Cárdenes, vln; River Oak Chamber Orchestra on nationally syndicated Performance Today with host Fred Child.

03.28.19
Open Borders. Horacio Contreras, cello. Auer Concert Hall. Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington, IN.

05.02.19
Open Borders. Horacio Contreras, cello. Shubert Club at the Landmark Center, Minneapolis, MN

05.05.19
Jaromiliuna. Fangye Sun, violin; Chen-Yu Huang. Grand Stand Music Festival. Grand Rapids, MI

05.08.19
Open Borders. Horacio Contreras, cello. Harper Hall, Lawrence University, WI

06.06.19
El Muro. University of California-San Diego Wind Ensemble; James Beauton, cond; Mandeville Auditorium, UCSD, La Jolla, CA

2017-18 SEASON

08.12.17
Fluteball. Marissa Olin, flute; Jonathan Holden, clarinet. 45th Annual National Flute Association Convention, Minneapolis, MN

10.15.17
Puente Trans-Arábico. Orlando Cotto, percussion; Dali String Quartet. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

11.04.17
El Muro. Shenandoah Conservatory Wind Symphony, Timothy Robblee, cond.; Armstrong Concert Hall, Winchester, VA

11.16.17
El Muro. Shenandoah Conservatory Wind Symphony; Timothy Robblee, cond.; Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) Conference, Warm Springs, VA

02.07.18
Volar en Tu Canto (PREMIERE). Jenna Buck, soprano voice; Corbin Wagner, French horn; Young Hyun Cho, piano. Cook Recital Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

02.09.18
King Mangoberry: Five Allegories for Wind Symphony (Pre-Premiere). University of South Carolina Symphonic Wind Ensemble; Cormac Cannon, conductor. University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

02.25.18
King Mangoberry: Five Allegories for Wind Symphony (PREMIERE). University of South Carolina Symphonic Wind Ensemble; Cormac Cannon, conductor. CDBNA Southern Region Conference, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

03.05.18
El Muro. Rowan University Wind Ensemble; Joseph Higgins, cond; Music of Social Justice Series, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

03.15 & 17.18
Pataruco: Concerto for Maracas & Orchestra. Alcides Rodriguez, maracas. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Miguel Hart Bedoya, Cond. Atlanta, GA

04.14.18
Habanera Science. Michigan Philharmonic; Nan Washburn, cond.; Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex, Plymouth, MI

05.09.18
Pataruco: Concerto for Maracas & Orchestra. Manuel Rangel, maracas; Orquesta Sinfónica de la Juventud Larense; Enluis Montes Olivar, cond; Teatro Juarez, Barquisimeto, Venezuela

05.17.18
Pataruco: Concerto for Maracas & Orchestra. Manuel Rangel, maracas; Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolivar; Alfredo Rugeles, cond. Festival de Música Latinoamericana. Caracas, Venezuela

06.01.18
Dance Unlikely. Andrés Cardenes, violin & conductor. River Oaks Chamber Orchestra. Featured on Performance Today with host Fred Child, NPR.

07.20.18
Unshaken (PREMIERE). Robert Benton, euphonium; Omar Sánchez, piano. Festival AETYB. Real Conservatorio Superior de Música, Madrid, Spain

2016-2017 SEASON

08.06.16
Fluteball (PREMIERE). Marissa Olin, flute. Jonathan Holden, clarinet. ClarinetFest2016, Lawrence, KS

09.19.16
Fluteball. Ashley Stanley, flute; Thiago Ancelmo, clarinet. Distler Performance Center, Tuft University, Medford, MA

11.04.16
Pataruco: Concerto for Maracas & Orchestra (chamber version). Andy Miller, percussion. Indiana University student ensemble. Auer Hall, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, IN

11.22.16
Monkey to the Sky. Contemporary Chamber Players, Kamran Ince, cond. Scheidt School of Music, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

11.26.16
Come Back (Again). Eom Yun Suk, gayageum. Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Sharon Andrea Choa, cond. Symphony for Asia Festival. Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, South Korea.

01.20.17
Monkey to the Sky, Graig Hughes, euphonium; Chris Houlding, cond. Birmingham Conservatoire Wind & Brass Ensemble, CBSO Center, Birmingham City University, UK

01.26.17
Piedra en la Piedra, Carolina Hernández, flute, Lin Luo, percussion. Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Frankfurt am Mein, Germany

01.26.17
Salsa Inglesa, Mackenzie Melemed, piano. Focus! 2017 Festival, Sharp Theater, The Juilliard School, New York, NY

02.02.17
Fluteball. Ashley Stanley, flute; Thiago Ancelmo, clarinet; Stamps Auditorium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

02.02.17
Open Borders. Horacio Contreras, cello; Stamps Auditorium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

02.05.17
Pataruco: Concerto for Maracas & Orchestra. Andy Miller, maracas; University Orchestra, Arthur Fagen, cond., Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

02.17.17
Fluteball. Marissa Olin, flute; Jonathan Holden, clarinet. University of North Texas, TX

02.24-25.17
Dancer Unlikely: Concerto for violin and Orchestra no. 2 (PREMIERE). Andrés Cárdenes, violin/conductor; River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, Houston, TX

03.25.17
Pataruco: Concerto for Maracas & Orchestra. Manuel A. Rangel, maracas; Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolivar, Christian Vasquez, cond.; Sala Simón Bolivar, Centro Latinoamericano de Acción Social, Caracas, Venezuela.

04.06.17
El Muro. Sydney Conservatorium of Music Wind Symphony. John Lynch, conductor
Sydney, Australia.

04.08.17
Fluteball. Ashley Stanley, flute; Thiago Ancelmo, clarinet; Latin IS America Festival, MSU Community Music School, East Lansing, MI

04.22.17
Jaromiluna. Yumi Hwang-Williams, violin; Courtney Hershey Bress, harp. Sponsored by Lyon & Healy. Highlands Ranch, CO

05.24.17
Jaromiluna. Yumi Hwang-Williams, violin; Courtney Hershey Bress, harp. Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree, CO

The Worst [Empanadas] in London: Tribute to Sondheim on ECM

Cheking takes with Anthony de Mare and  2011 Classical Producer of the Year Judy Sherman

Checking takes with Anthony de Mare and 2011 Classical Producer of the Year Judy Sherman at the American Academy of Arts and Letters on October 31, 2014, New York City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liaisons:Re-imagining Sondheim from the Piano has been described as a landmark commissioning project that brought together thirty-six of the world’s foremost contemporary composers from across the musical spectrum in order to “re-imagine” Sondheim’s songs as solo piano pieces.  Lorenz’s The Worst [Empanadas] in London is one of re-imaginations included in a 3-CD box set released by the record label ECM featuring pianist, and Liaisons co-producer, Anthony de Mare. Other composers included are Pulitzer, Grammy and Academy Award winners like Steve Reich, Wynton Marsalis, Thomas Newman, Frederic Rzewski, William Bolcom, David Rakowski, and many others.

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Lorenz travels to South Korea as Composer-in-Residence

Rehearsing with gayageum player Yun-Suk Eom and soprano Won-Yun Yang

Rehearsing with gayageum player Yun-Suk Eom and soprano Won-Yun Yang

Ricardo Lorenz traveled to South Korea on two different occasions as Composer-in-Residence. In 2013, he was the featured guest composer of that Seoul’s Pan Music Festival, the longest running contemporary music festival in South Korea. That year he attended the performance of his work Compass Points by the Seoul Modern Ensemble and offered talks on his music at the universities of Sangmyung and Gachon. The following year (2014), he was the Composer-in-Residence of the 16th Young-Nam International Contemporary Music Festival held in Daegu, serving as adjudicator of the 31st Young-Nam Composition Competition along with colleagues from South Korea and Japan.  On this occasion, Lorenz had the opportunity to rehearse and premiere Come Back for soprano voice and Korean 12-string gayageum, a work especially commissioned by the Young-Nam International Contemporary Music Festival.

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