Daniel Crozier

Zero Crossings – March 9, 2015 – Young Composers Challenge!

2015-03-09 15.38.46 Today’s show featured an interview with composers John Callahan, Dan Crozier, Steve Goldman, Keith Lay, Justin White, and conductorChristopher Wilkins, who were in the studio to discuss their involvement with the Young Composers Challenge. The National Young Composers Challenge is open to young U.S. resident composers ages 13 to 18 whereby they submit a composition for small ensemble (2 to 6 instruments) or full orchestra to a panel of judges who choose the top three orchestral and top three ensemble compositions to be performed and recorded by a professional symphony orchestra at the NYCC Composium. This year’s submission deadline is May 1 for a Composium that will take place at the newly opened Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on October 18.

The music aired during the program included:

Kim Sherman – Graveside, from Musica Sacra
Justin White – House of Usher, from Young Composers Challenge, with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
John Callahan – A Cell of Incertitude,from Young Composers Challenge, with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
Jonas Katona – Over Countryside and Meadow, from Young Composers Challenge, with the Marin Symphony
Steve Goldman – Quicksilver’s Salvitude, MIDI mockup

Listen to the show here:

      Zero Crossings – March 9, 2015, The Young Composers Challenge

Zero Crossings – February 02, 2015 – Dan Crozier

CROZIERThis show featured the music of and an interview with local composer and pianist Daniel Crozier. Dan is Associate Professor of Theory and Composition in the Department of Music at Rollins College. I explored some of the repertory suggestions made in Wall Street Journal music critic Barbara Jepson’s article “In With the New” because it endorses Crozier’s “Winter Aubade”.

The music aired during the program included:
Franz Schubert – Moments Musicaux, D. 780: IV. Moderato
Missy Mazzoli – Isabelle Eberhardt Dreams of Pianos
Randall Woolf – dancetudes: I. allemande; II. Courante; III. Sarabande; IV. Rag; V. shuffle, Kathleen Supove, piano
Thomas Ades – Three Mazurkas for Piano, Op.27: First Mazurka
Aaron Jay Kernis – Superstar Etude #1
Morton Gould – Boogie Woogie Etude
Daniel Crozier – Winter Aubade, Heidi Louise Williams, piano
Daniel Crozier – Capriccio, Seattle Symphony
Daniel Crozier – Nocturne, Andres Diaz and Alan Morrison

Listen to the show here:

      Zero Crossings – February 2, 2015, with Daniel Crozier

Emergence at the Orlando White House with CF2, April 29

A lot of work is coming to fruition at the Orlando White House on April 29. The Central Florida Composers Forum, now nearly a year old, is getting its land legs. In late January, CF2 member works were included in UCF’s percussion-focused Collide Festival with great success, and the momentum from that concert has lead to a well-publicized and much anticipated multi-media event at the Timucua White House at 7PM on April 29. See the Orlando Weekly write-up here.

Two new works will premiere on this concert: local arts luminary and musical director of La Nouba (Cirque du Soleil) Benoit Glazer‘s Suite Circassienne #6 for brass quintet and percussion quintet and Full Sail University’s Rebekah Todia‘s The Solitary for soprano and piano.

Also on the concert will be Rollins College professor of composition Daniel Crozier‘s Winter Aubade, for piano solo and my Emergence, for flute quartet, prerecorded audio and video projection.

The composers will all be present and are joined by an impressive body of performers: Benoit Glazer & Mike Avila, trumpets; Kathy Thomas, horn; Jeff Thomas, trombone; Bob Carpenter, tuba; Jeff Moore, Matt Roberts, Wesley Strasser, Thad Anderson & Garth Steger, percussion; Julie Batman, Soprano; Heidi Louise Williams & Rebekah Todia, piano; and Elsa Kate Nichols, Nicholas Buonanni, Adriane Hill, Anielka Silva, flutes.