Previous Engagements



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Premiere of
from perfect nowhere
for Violin and Viola
Dec. 15, 2014
Brooklyn, NY
 


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President’s Annual Holiday Concert
featuring the Rensselaer Orchestra & Concert Choir
and Members of the Albany Symphony Orchestra
Sigurbjornsson | Heyr Himna Smithur
Victoria | O Magnum Mysterium
Nicholas DeMaison | the third, everywhere, descending (2014 / premiere)
Copland | Appalachian Spring
Mozart | Overture to the Marriage of Figaro
Dvorák | Slavonic Dances 1,2,8,10
Handel | Music for the Royal Fireworks
Dec.14, 2014
EMPAC Concert Hall
Troy, NY
Concert video available here
 


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Kelly Michael Fox | Accretion (premiere)
Borodin | In the Steppes of Central Asia
Mendelssohn | Hebrides Overture
Schubert | Symphony 8
Nov. 22, 2014
EMPAC Concert Hall
Troy, NY
Listen to a concert recording of Schubert here
 


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Music from Perotin to Pärt
Nov. 16, 2014
Chapel + Cultural Center
Troy, NY
 


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14th Annual Joy of Troy Choirfest
Nov. 15, 2014
Joy of Troy Community Church
Troy, NY
 


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Students in the RPI Chamber Music Program
present music for small ensembles
Nov. 11, 2014
EMPAC Studio 2
Troy, NY
 


AllStarOrchestraAll Star Orchestra
Music Staff
Aug. 25 – 28, 2014
SUNY Purchase
 


carnegieNational Youth Orchestra
Live Webcast
Directed by Habib Azar
July 22, 2014
Carnegie Hall
NYC

 


logo-waldenWalden School Creative Musicians Retreat
Director of Choral Activities
June 11 – 23, 2014
@ the Dublin School
Dublin, NH
 


EnsembleSansMaitreEnsemble Sans Maître
El Descanso del Guerrero (premiere)
by Lewis Nielson
Nicholas DeMaison, guest conductor
May 31, 2014
Tenri Cultural Institute
NYC
 


Music at FirstBuffalo Nation (Bison Bison)
by Jerome Kitzke
Nicholas DeMaison, guest conductor
May 23, 2014
Music at First
First Presbyterian Church
Brooklyn, NY
 


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Nicholas DeMaison, conductor
William Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices
with motets by
Byrd, Tallis, Duruflé, Mallonée, and Wylkynson
May 4, 2014
St Paul’s Church
Troy, NY


Ensemble Moto Perpetuo
Philippe Manoury Portrait Concert
Nicholas DeMaison, Conductor
Passacaille pour Tokyo
with Julia Den Boer, piano
Gesänge-Gedanken (US PREMIERE)
with Christina Ascher, alto
May 2, 2014
Lang Hall @ Hunter College
NYC


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Nicholas DeMaison, conductor
Weber; Overture to Der Freischütz
Sibelius; Symphony 2
Tchaikovsky; Suite from Swan Lake
May 1, 2014
EMPAC Concert Hall
Troy, NY


Rensselaer Chamber Ensembles Logo_webRPI Chamber Music
Students in the RPI Chamber Music Program
present music for small ensembles
April 15, 2014
EMPAC Studio 2
Troy, NY


SheepIslandOxford Study no.1 (2014)
(premiere)
Sheep Island Ensemble
Conducted by James Blachly
Feb. 2, 2014
Hungarian House
New York, NY


nyp-logo-dark-2013NY Philharmonic Young Persons Concerts
& Chinese New Year

(score reader / music staff)
Jan. 28 – Feb.1, 2014
Avery Fisher Hall
New York, NY
 


Music of James Hoff
Nicholas DeMaison, conductor
Jan. 29, 2014
Nicelle Beauchene Gallery
New York, NY
 


Rensselaer Chamber Ensembles Logo_webRPI Chamber Music
Students in the RPI Chamber Music Program
present music for small ensembles
Nov.19, 2013
EMPAC Studio 2
Troy, NY
 


Rensselaer Orchestra Logo_webRPI Holiday Concert
Nicholas DeMaison, conductor
Performances by the Rensselaer Orchestra
& Rensselaer Concert Choir
Music by Bruckner, Monteverdi, Handel,
Sibelius, J. Strauss Jr. and others
Dec.15, 2013
EMPAC Concert Hall
Troy, NY
 


IPRMusic of Artist in Residence, James Hoff
Nicholas DeMaison, conductor
Dec.11, 2013
Issue Project Room
Brooklyn, NY
 


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Nicholas DeMaison, conductor
Debut Concert
Tchaikovsky; Symphony no.2
Beethoven; Coriolan Overture
Selections by Pauline Oliveros and James Tenney
Nov.23, 2013
EMPAC Concert Hall
Troy, NY
 


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Nicholas DeMaison, conductor
Selections by Bruckner, Monteverdi, Ligeti, Byrd and others
Nov.17, 2013
Chapel + Cultural Center
Troy, NY
 


NY Philharmonic Season Opening Gala
(score reader / music staff)
Sept. 25, 2013
Avery Fisher Hall
New York, NY
 


Norfolk Chamber Music Festival
June – August 2013
Norfolk, CT

 


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A Dancer’s Dream
New York Philharmonic &
Giants Are Small
Stravinsky’s Petroushka & The Fairy’s Kiss
Directed by Doug Fitch
(score reader / music staff)
June 27-29, 2013
Avery Fisher Hall
New York, NY


Three Years of Light (II) (2012)
June in Buffalo Festival
June 3 – 9, 2013
Center for 21st Century Music
Buffalo NY


The Long Shadow of Gesualdo
Florilegium Chamber Choir
Nicholas DeMaison, music director
Music by Gesualdo, Messiaen, Harvey, and Penderecki
June 2, 2013
Trinity Lutheran Church
NYC


Iktus Perucssion
Presented by Ear Heart Music
Stockhausen: KONTAKTE
Nono: SOFFERTE ONDE SERENE
Hurel: INTERSTICES
Nicholas DeMaison, Conductor
May 21, 2013
Roulette
Brooklyn, NY


AXIS
by Lewis Nielson
with Steven Schick, percussion, and JACK Quartet
Nicholas DeMaison, conductor
Recording for Mode Records: “Music of Lewis Nielson”
May 15-19, 2013
Oktaven Studios
Yonkers NY


Pierrot Lunaire
by Arnold Schoenberg
Nicholas DeMaison, conductor
with Nani Fueting, Rezitation
March 23, 2013
Manhattan School of Music
 
 
 


Le Labyrinth de Chartres (2012-13)
Sinopia Trio
March 21, 2013
New Hampshire


Ensemble Sospeso
Presented by Ear Heart Music
Lewis Nielson: Those Who Do Not Move (Premiere)
Simon Bainbridge: Tenebrae (US Premiere)
Mark Andre: da (US Premiere)
Nicholas DeMaison, Conductor
March 19, 2013
Roulette
Brooklyn, NY


La Comedia Tedesca
(The German Comedia)
Florilegium Chamber Choir
Nicholas DeMaison, music director
JS Bach: Cantata 131
Reiko Füting: a newly commissioned work
Anton Bruckner: Te Deum
with guest artists Nani Füting, Adrian Roasas, Peter Tantsits,
Peter Adrian and Walter Hilse
March 3, 2013
Trinity Lutheran Church
NYC


Ensemble Moto Perpetuo
Music by Per Bloland and Jason Eckardt
Nicholas DeMaison, Conductor
Feb.22, 2013
Temp Art Space
NYC


Iktus Percussion Ensemble
with Julia DenBoer, piano
Concert program to include
Three Years of Light (II) (2012)
Music at First
Jan 25, 2013
First Presbyterian Church
Brooklyn NY


ASCAP Nissim Prize
2013 Jury member
January 2013
NYC


Orchestra Sempiternam
presents
A Concert for Newtown
Gustav Mahler: KINDERTOTENLIEDER
and other selections by
Elgar, Schumann, Fauré and Mahler
with
Rebecca Ringle, mezzo soprano
and
Jihee Kim, soprano
December 22, 2012
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
Norwalk, CT


Pierrot Lunaire
by Arnold Schoenberg
Nicholas DeMaison, conductor
with Nani Fueting, Rezitation
{canceled} November 19, 2012
Manhattan School of Music
 
 
 

with Charlotte Mundy, Rezitation
{canceled} Dec.7 & 8, 2012
Spectrum
New York City


The Eleventh Minute of the Eleventh Hour
a concert for Armistice Day
Florilegium Chamber Choir
Nicholas DeMaison, music director
music by
Tallis, Byrd, Ives, Whitacre, Barber and Cage
November 11, 2012
Trinity Lutheran Church
New York City


The Vienna Rite
a chamber opera by Judith Berkson
with Yarn/Wire
Nicholas DeMaison, Music Direction
Nov 2/3, 2012
Roulette, Brooklyn NY


Iktus Percussion Ensemble
Nicholas DeMaison, guest conductor
with Julia DenBoer, piano
Concert program to include
Three Years of Light (II) (2012)
Masterclasses tbd
William Patterson University, NJ
Oct 5, 2012
Michigan State University, MI
Oct 10/11, 2012
Grand Valley State University, MI
Oct 12, 2012
Oberlin Conservatory, OH
Oct 13/14, 2012


Le Labyrinth de Chartres (2012)
a new work in progress for piano and two percussion
presented in a preview performance by
Sinopia Trio
September 7, 2012
Boston Conservatory
Boston, MA


PBS Mini-series Taping
“All-Star Orchestra”
with Gerard Schwarz
August 27-30, 2012
New York City

 


Norfolk Chamber Music Festival
Composition retreat
June – August 2012
Norfolk, CT


Ensemble Moto Perpetuo Retreat
Nicholas DeMaison, Conductor
June 9-10, 2012
Franklin, NY


The Telscope of History
Florilegium Chamber Choir
Nicholas DeMaison, music director
World premieres by
Lewis Nielson, Erica Ball
Caroline Mallonée & Nicholas DeMaison
with Emily DuFour, cello
May 20, 2012
Trinity Lutheran Church
New York City


Iktus Percussion Ensemble
Nicholas DeMaison, guest conductor
with Julia DenBoer, piano
May 11, 2012
SUNY Stonybrook


Picking Up the Pieces
KAFKA FRAGMENTS
by György Kurtág
presented by Ensemble Sospeso & The Czech Center NY
featuring Tony Arnold (voice)
and Movses Pogossian (violin)
May 10, 2012
Bohemian National Hall
New York, NY


Iktus Percussion Ensemble
Nicholas DeMaison, guest conductor
with Julia DenBoer, piano
March 14, 2012
Suffolk County Community College


The Ticket That Exploded
a new opera based on the writings of William S Burroughs
by James Ilgenfritz
Nicholas DeMaison, music director
March 13, 2012
Hunter College, Lang Recital Hall
New York, NY


Musik aus Wien
Florilegium Chamber Choir
Nicholas DeMaison, music director
with the Mivos Quartet
March 4, 2012
Trinity Lutheran Church
New York City


Macchina Sospiro
Luigi Nono: LA LONTANANZA NOSTALGICA UTOPICA FUTURA
Pierre Boulez: DIALOGUE DE L’OMBRE DOUBLE
Mark Menzies: SWONGERING BUTTERFLY
presented by Ensemble Sospeso
featuring Mark Menzies (violin) and
Alicia Lee (clarinet)
Concert Environment by Lisa Marks & The Art of Tension
March 2, 2012
Mary Flagler Cary Hall, The DiMenna Center
New York City


Sextuor: L’Origine des espèces

by Georges Aperghis
Performed by vocalists Silvie Jensen, Gelsey Bell, Christie Finn,
Amirtha Kidambi, Megan Schubert,
and cellist Émilie Girard-Charest
Nicholas DeMaison, Music Director
Jeremy Bloom, Director
Preview Performance with Experiments in Opera
Jan. 16, 2012
Le Poisson Rouge
Performances
Feb.2,3,4, 2012

Joria Productions, 260 W 36th St, 3rd Floor


Winter Composer Residency
High Concept Laboratories
December 9 – 22, 2011
Chicago, IL

 


For Christian Wolff
by Morton Feldman
presented by Ensemble Sospeso and Issue Project Room
featuring Amelia Lukas (flute) and Nicholas DeMaison (keyboards)
December 8, 2011
Issue Project Room Brooklyn, NY


Ensemble Moto Perpetuo Premiere Concert
featuring music by Jason Eckardt, Anna Thorvalds,
and the US Premiere of Instants Pluriels
for two chamber orchestras and two conductors
by Philippe Manoury

Nicholas DeMaison, Guest Conductor
December 4, 2011
The DiMenna Center New York City
Doors at 7pm, concert at 7:30pm


The Psalms of Bernstein & Stravinsky
Florilegium Chamber Choir
Nicholas DeMaison, music director
November 20, 2011
Trinity Lutheran Church New York City


Trinity Lutheran Church Organ Dedication Concert
featuring Almut Roessler
and Florilegium Chamber Choir
Nicholas DeMaison, music director
November 13, 2011
Trinity Lutheran Church, New York City


Le Pauvre Matelot
a chamber opera by Darius Milhaud and Jean Cocteau
presented by PONY MOBILE
Nicholas DeMaison, music director
Directed by Andreas Hager
November 1, 2011
Fraunces Tavern, New York City


The Ticket That Exploded
a new opera based on the writings of William S Burroughs
by James Ilgenfritz
Nicholas DeMaison, music director
October 29, 2011
Issue Project Room Brooklyn, NY


A Tribute To Alice Parker
featuring a performance of Songs For Eve
October 14-16, 2011
Trinity Wall Street, New York City

 


Opera in the 20th and 21st Century
a lecture on words and music by Nicholas DeMaison
August 24, 2011
University of California, San Diego San Diego, CA


Vixen by Doug

The Cunning Little Vixen

Immerse yourself in an electronic soundscape
by Nicholas DeMaison that will transform Avery Fisher Hall
prior to the NY Philharmonic performances of Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen.
Conducted by Alan Gilbert &
Directed by Doug Fitch

Produced by Giants Are Small

June 22, 23, 24, 25
Avery Fisher Hall New York City


Il Terzo Libro de Madrigali
by Claudio Monteverdi
and works by Cavalli & Carissimi
with guest soprano, Christie Finn
Florilegium Chamber Choir
Nicholas DeMaison, conductor
May 22, 2011
Trinity Lutheran Church, New York City


a field of 46 fissures
by Nicholas DeMaison
Commissioned and Premiered by Dark & Stormy
April 28, 2011
The Tank, New York City

read the review

Atonement
an oratorio by Marvin David Levy
Live from Lincoln Center Music Production Staff
April 28, 2011
Temple Emanu-El New York City


Inceptions: The Music of Eneko Vadillo
Tactus Ensemble
Nicholas DeMaison, guest conductor
April 8, 2011
Symphony Space, Thalia Theater, New York City

 


Ursularia (2007 / selections)
by Nicholas DeMaison
Amanda DeBoer, soprano
March 26, 2011
Bowling Green, OH

 


NHK Symphony
Conducted by Andre Previn
Live from Lincoln Center Music Production Staff
March 20, 2011
SUNY Purchase Purchase, NY


James Ilgenfritz
Artist in Residence Concert
The James Ilgenfritz Septet
Nicholas DeMaison, conductor
March 19, 2011
Issue Project Room Brooklyn


Peter & The Wolf
a new production by Giants Are Small
a preliminary workshop
Nicholas DeMaison, Music Supervisor
Feb.23 – March 18, 2011
Brooklyn, NY


Berliner Messe
by Arvo Pärt
with new film by Jane Hsu
and works by Gorecki and Ligeti
Florilegium Chamber Choir
Nicholas DeMaison, conductor
March 13, 2011
Trinity Lutheran Church, New York City

read the review


Sextuor: L’Origine des espèces

by Georges Aperghis
Performed by vocalists Gelsey Bell, Christie Finn, Amirtha Kidambi, Megan Schubert, Fabienne Séveillac, and cellist Émilie Girard-Charest
Nicholas DeMaison, ensemble coach
Feb.18, 2011
Avant Music Festival The Wild Project E. 3rd St. at Ave.B


what where presents

What the Anvil
recast works for piano, percussion & electronics
featuring:
Heinz Holliger // Ma’mounia
DeMaison / Ponce // Three Years of Light
Peter Swendesen // nothing that is not there and nothing that is

Nicholas DeMaison, conductor
Jennifer Torrence, percussion
Jason Ponce, computer
Julia DenBoer, piano
January 28, 2011 | CPMC Recital Hall | La Jolla, CA
January 29, 2011 | Roy O Disney Hall | Valencia, CA


2010


Vivaldi’s Gloria and other Holiday Music
Florilegium Chamber Choir
with the Park Ave. Chamber Symphony
David Bernard, Music Director
December 11,12; 2010
All Saints Church
New York City


“Joyful Noises”
Florilegium Chamber Choir
Sacred music of Machaut, Gesualdo, Ives, Hilse and Stravinsky
Nicholas DeMaison, conductor
November 21, 2010
Trinity Lutheran Church; New York City


Melodious Accord Composers Retreat
Composition Fellow
October 23-31, 2010
Hawley, MA


Klangspuren Festival
International Ensemble Modern Academy
music of Holliger, Benjamin, Webern, Nancarrow, Haas and others
Nicholas DeMaison, conductor
August 28 – September 13; 2010
Schwaz, Austria


USW
by Lewis Nielson
Opera Cabal
Nicholas DeMaion, music director
August 25 – 26; 2010
Oktaven Studios
Yonkers, New York


The Quiet of the Early Morning (2010)
a chamber opera by Juan Calderon
libretto by Jan Hsu
Nicholas DeMaison, conductor
June 5; 2010
The Tank
New York City


Le nozze di Figaro
W.A. Mozart
dell’Arte Opera
Chirstopher Fecteau, Artistic Director
Nicholas DeMaison, asst. conductor / chorus master
July 10 – 25; 2010
Theater 80 St. Marks
New York City


“Double Visions”
Lamentations by Tallis and White
Chansons by Debussy and Ravel
Florilegium Chamber Choir
Nicholas DeMaison, conductor
May 23; 2010
Trinity Lutheran Church
New York City


Requiem (1603)
Tomás Luis de Victoria
and original lieder arrangements for a capella choir by Nicholas DeMaison
Florilegium Chamber Choir
Nicholas DeMaison, conductor
March 7; 2010
German Evangelical Lutheran Church
New York City


Guest Lecturer
Manhattan School of Music Composers Forum
February 25; 2010
Manhattan School of Music
New York City


USW
by Lewis Nielson / directed by Habib Azar
and new works by Nielson and DeMaison
Opera Cabal
Nicholas DeMaison, music director
February 22; 2010
Galapagos Art Space
Brooklyn


USW
by Lewis Nielson / directed by Habib Azar
and new works by Nielson and DeMaison
Opera Cabal
Nicholas DeMaison, music director
February 19-20, 2010
Curtiss Hall
Chicago


USW
by Lewis Nielson / directed by Habib Azar
and new works by Nielson and DeMaison
Opera Cabal
Nicholas DeMaison, music director
February 7 – 13, 2010
Warner Main Space
Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH


2009


“Polyphony”
music for many voices from Leonin to Füting
Florilegium Chamber Choir
Nicholas DeMaison, conductor
November 22; 2009
Trinity Lutheran Church
New York City


Ear Heart Music : Makers
a composer interview series
hosted by Nicholas DeMaison
co-sponsored by Ear Heart Music and The Tank
September – December; 2009
The Tank
New York City


Enter Houses Of | CD Release Event
Music of Mario Diaz de Leon
International Contemporary Ensemble & Talea Ensemble
with Nicholas DeMaison, guest conductor
September 25; 2009
Roulette
New York City


Pierrot Lunaire
by Arnold Schoenberg / directed by Nicholas DeMaison
Opera Cabal
August 26; 2009
High Concept Laboratories
Chicago

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USW
by Lewis Nielson / directed by Habib Azar
Opera Cabal
Nicholas DeMaison, music director
August 29, 2009
High Concept Laboratories
Chicago


“Wherein Ursula’s Immortal Soul Attempts to Exercise Her Power of Speech”
from Ursularia (2007)
by Nicholas DeMaison
Amanda DeBoer, soprano
1:30pm July 16 2010
Bang on a Can Festival
Fulkerson Gallery
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art


Composer in Residence
June – December; 2009
High Concept Laboratories
Chicago


Music of Hurel, Romitelli and Billone
Talea Ensemble
Nicholas DeMaison, guest conductor
April; 28; 2009
Players Theatre
New York City


The Threepenny Opera
Weill / Brecht, directed by Henning Hegland
Columbia Stages and Opera Cabal
Nicholas DeMaison, music director
April 1 – 4; 2009
Riverside Theatre
New York City


Mass no.2 in E minor
by Anton Bruckner
…urge relentless…(2010)
by Nicholas DeMaison
and music by Monteverdi, Parker and Walker
South Hadley Chorale and Orchestra
Nicholas DeMaison, conductor
March 15; 2009
Abbey Memorial Chapel
South Hadley, MA


Black Wheels (three sides square) (2008)
by Nicholas DeMaison
and new works by Pinto and Windslow
ai ensemble
March 11; 2009
Issue Project Room
New York City


Black Wheels (three sides square) (2008)
by Nicholas DeMaison
and new works by Pinto and Windslow
ai ensemble
January 3; 2009
Heaven Gallery
Chicago


Ursularia (2007)
by Nicholas DeMaison / directed by Rick Burkhardt
co-production of The Nonsense Company
Nicholas DeMaison, music director
December 12 – 14; 2008
AV-aerie
Chicago


without memories, without plans (2008)
by Matt Hough
Manhattan School of Music Composers Orchestra
Nicholas DeMaison, guest conductor
December 2; 2008
Manhattan School of Music
New York City