Blog Archives

Notices about upcoming concerts that include my music.

When Great Trees Fall premiered by Lyric Arts Trio in Kansas City on November 6

Mark your calendars for Sunday, November 6 at 2:00 pm when the Visitation music ministry hosts the Lyric Arts Trio in a special concert, Of Love and Remembrance. This program is especially appropriate for All Souls Day with selections that

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Between Islands premiered by Mark Sunderland at Orlando White House October 2

“Form, Structure and Interactions” will be performed at the Timucua White House on Sunday, October 2, 2016 with free admission (donations accepted, refreshments encouraged). Trumpet player, Mark Sunderland, will perform six works by Central Florida Composers Thad Anderson, Charlie Griffin,

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Panta Rei performed by Hippocrene Saxophone Ensemble February 15 and March 1

The Hippocrene Saxophone Ensemble will perform new music by Central Florida Composers Forum members and others at the Gallery at Avalon Island (37 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando, Florida) at 7:00PM. The concert includes a performance of my Panta Rei for

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Murmuring in Comala to be performed at 43rd annual Cervantino Festival in Guanajuato, Mexico by pianist Ana Cervantes, October 15, 2015

On October 15 at 5PM in the Salón del Consejo Universitario in the principal building of the University of Guanajuato, pianist Ana Cervantes will perform a program titled Exposición/ReExposición (in English, Exposition/Recapitulation): a kind of retrospective consisting of pieces she’s

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The White House Overture receives local premiere at the Global Peace Film Festival, October 1 & 3

The new documentary film about one of the most unique venues in Orlando will receive its local premiere screening at the Global Peace Film Festival on October 1 and 3 in Orlando. Benoit Glazer and his wife built a concert

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Tambuco performs The Persistence of Past Chemistries at the Festival Présences 2015 in Paris on February 18

The Mexico-based percussion ensemble Tambuco will give the French premiere of my The Persistence of Past Chemistries as part of Radio France’s multi-week Présences 2015 Festival at the Maison de la radio – Studio 104 in Paris on February 18

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“Out of nothingness” and Pieta performed on CF2 Sacred Sounds concert at St. Luke’s Cathedral in Orlando on January 25

Local composers present world premieres and recently composed music for a variety of sacred faith traditions. Featuring the Cathedral Choir and Orlando Deanery Boychoir and Girls Choir of the Cathedral Church of St Luke – Orlando, FL. Featuring organist Ben

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The Persistence of Past Chemistries performed at University of Michigan, January 20, 2015

The University of Michigan Percussion Ensemble (Joseph Gramley and Jonathan Ovalle, directors), will perform my The Persistence of Past Chemistries at the University of Michigan Hill Auditorium on January 20, 2015 at 8PM. Other works on the program include Germaine

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Like water dashed from flowers… given NYC premiere by Ana Cervantes on November 17

Pianist Ana Cervantes will give the New York premiere of my …like water dashed from flowers…, a piece that borrows elements from the folkloric song La Zandunga and Nahuatl poetry translated into Spanish. The piece is somewhat demanding and includes

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Die Freudenkrone: Ehrerbietung zu J.S. Bach performed in Riga’s Dome Cathedral, August 29,

My Die Freudenkrone: Ehrerbietung zu J.S. Bach for Choir, Organ and Timpani will be performed August 29 at the Riga’s Dome Cathedral by the choir Intis (directed by Ilze Valce), percussionist Normunds Everts and organist Lotars Džeriņš as part of

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Instant Audio

Most pieces can be auditioned on their post pages. But you can sample some audio here.

Quick Bio

CBG2_WPRKOriginally from New York, Charles Griffin returned to the U.S. in 2010 to take a position at Florida's Full Sail University as course director of Advanced Music Composition in their MPBS program, after spending 5 years living and working in Latvia. His compositions and arrangements have been performed at festivals and concert halls throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Brazil, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

He is also a radio show host on 91.5 WPRK FM. His show Zero Crossings incorporates live interviews with composers, conductors and performers with a focus on the local contemporary art music scene.

Read more in the biography section.