Schedule


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KhiRe
(2017)
for voice, clarinet and ensemble
on poetry of e.e.cummings
Commission and Premiere by
NOISE-BRIDGE
January 18, 2018
tonArt Festival
Esslingen, Germany
 


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The Echo Drift
PREMIERE
Music by Mikael Karlsson
Libretto by Elle Kunnos de Voss
& Kathryn Walat
Directed by Mallory Catlett
Conducted by Nicholas DeMaison
Environment Design by Elle Kunnos de Voss
Projection Design by Simon Harding
Animations by Dara Hamidi
With ICE
Blythe Gaissert, soprano
John Kelly, actor
January 10,12,13,18,19,20 2018
Prototype Festival
NYC
 


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PEER GYNT
an original semi-staged, multi-media orchestral
adaptation of the classic Ibsen/Grieg
Conceived and created by
Nicholas DeMaison & Rebecca Rouse
Music Direction by Nicholas DeMaison
Direction by Rebecca Rouse
Object Design by Jefferson Kielwagen
featuring
Rensselaer Orchestra
Rensselaer Concert Choir
RPI Players
Kimberly Dolanski, soprano
December 10, 2017
EMPAC
Troy, NY
 


NWF
The Nubian Word for Flowers
Premiere Performance
by Pauline Oliveros & IONE
Score completion and Music Direction
by Nicholas DeMaison
Directed by IONE
Video Design by Monica Duncan and Ross Karre
with ICE
November 30, 2017
Roulette
Brooklyn
 


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Vivaldi’s Gloria
& other selections
Rensselaer Concert Choir & Orchestra
Nicholas DeMaison, conductor
November 11, 2017
EMPAC
Troy, NY
 


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Constructing Flowers
A talk on the completion and assembly of
Oliveros & IONE’s opera The Nubian Word for Flowers
with co-designers: Senem Pirler, Monica Duncan & IONE
Presented at the Legacies of Pauline Oliveros Symposium
November 4, 2017
Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music
Brooklyn, NY
 


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Premiered by ECCE
New music by
Saunders, Haensler, Pak,
Leroux, Bedrossian, Hurst
Nicholas DeMaison, conductor
November 2, 2017 Clark University
Worcester, MA
November 7, 2017 DiMenna Center
NYC
 


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The Firebird
Rensselaer Orchestra
Nicholas DeMaison, conductor
October 13, 2017
EMPAC
Troy, NY
 


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The Echo Drift
Music by Mikael Karlsson
Libretto by Elle Kunnos de Voss
& Kathryn Walat
Directed by Mallory Catlett
Conducted by Nicholas DeMaison
Environment Design by Elle Kunnos de Voss
Projection Design by Simon Harding
Animations by Dara Hamidi
With ICE
Blythe Gaissert, soprano
John Kelly, actor
Preview Performance
October 5, 2017
Scandanavia House
NYC
 


NWF
Mt Tremper Project Residency
The Nubian Word for Flowers
by Pauline Oliveros & IONE
Score completion and Music Direction
by Nicholas DeMaison
Directed by IONE
Video Design by Monica Duncan and Ross Karre
with ICE
September 15-24, 2017
Mt Tremper Arts
 


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La mère coupable
by Darius Milhaud
US Premiere in an arrangement
for 13 instruments by Nicholas DeMaison
Presented by ICE &
On Site Opera
June 20-24, 2017
NYC
 


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Rensselaer Concert Choir
presents
The Tudors
Byrd: Ne Irascarias
Tallis: Loquebantur variis linguis
Madrigals by Tudor composers
including Morley, Wilbye, Ramsey and Weelkes
April 22, 2017
Chapel + Cultural Center
Troy, NY
 


Rzewski
Rensselaer Orchestra
presents
Meta Variations
Works exploring a variety of variations
Bach / Stokowski: Passacaglia and Fugue in c minor
Caulkins: Four Counterpoints (premiere)
Rzewski: Coming Together
Elgar: Enigma Variations
April 15, 2017
EMPAC
Troy, NY
 


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ECCE
presents
The Music of Franck Bedrossian
Nicholas DeMaison, guest conductor
March 2, 2017
Le Laboratoire
Cambridge, MA
 


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ECCE
presents
An evening of music on social justice
as part of the
Social Justice Summit
at the Boston Atheneum
Nicholas DeMaison, guest conductor
Feb.20, 2017
Boston Atheneum
Boston, MA
 


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Pauline Oliveros Memorial Concert
featuring
ICE
either/or
James Ilgenfritz
Zach Layton
and a plethora of other musicians
A concert celebrating the life and work of
Pauline Oliveros
Nicholas DeMaison, guest conductor
Feb.6, 2017
Park Ave. Armory
New York, NY
 


SKD
Bruckner’s 9th

Staatskapelle Berlin
Conducted by Daniel Barenboim
Music Staff
Broadcast directed by Habib Azar
Jan.29, 2017
Carnegie Hall
NYC
 


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Philharmonic Young Peoples Concerts

Music Staff
Directed by Habib Azar
Jan.17-20, 2017
David Geffen Hall
NYC
 


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Beethoven’s Emperor & Brahms 3

Music Staff
Live Facebook broadcast
Broadcast directed by Habib Azar
Jan.14, 2017
David Geffen Hall
NYC
 



President’s Annual Holiday Concert
featuring the Rensselaer Orchestra
Musica de Profundis
Ives: The Unanswered Question
Shostakovich: Piano Trio no. 2
Tchaikovsky: Symphony 4
December 18, 2016
EMPAC
Troy, NY
 


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Tragic Sublime
Rensselaer Orchestra
Mozart: Symphony 40
Wagner: Siegfreid’s Funeral March
Brahms: Tragic Overture
November 19, 2016
EMPAC
Troy, NY
 


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Young Americans
Rensselaer Choir presents
new works by American composers
November 11, 2016
Chapel + Cultural Center
Troy, NY
 


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Richard Tucker Gala Concert
Music Staff
Directed by Habib Azar
October 30, 2016
Carnegie Hall
NYC
 


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NY Philharmonic Season Opening Gala

Music Staff
Directed by Habib Azar
September 21, 2016
David Geffen Hall
NYC
 


AllStarOrchestraAll Star Orchestra
Music Staff
Aug. 28 – 31, 2016
SUNY Purchase
 


logo-waldenWalden School Creative Musicians Retreat
Director of Choral Activities
June 15 – 25, 2016
@ the Dublin School
Dublin, NH
 
 


ilgenfritzJames Ilgenfritz presents
Anagram Ensemble
Nicholas DeMaison, guest conductor
June 12, 2016
The Firehouse Space
Brooklyn, NY
 
 


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US Premiere of
The Little Match Girl
(Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern)
an opera by
by Helmut Lachenmann
Music Direction by John Kennedy
(Live electronics performance)
May 19 – June 4, 2016
Spoleto Festival USA
Memminger Auditorium
Charleston, SC


NWF -Post Card ArtThe Nubian Word For Flowers
a new opera
by Pauline Oliveros & Ione
Preview performance
ICE
Video by Ross Karre
May 4, 2016
CRAIVE Lab
Troy, NY
 
 


yellow-columbineSpring Music Days
Rensselaer Orchestra
Concert Choir &
Chamber Ensembles
April 15, 20, 29, 30, May 3, 2016
EMPAC Concert Hal
Chapel + Cultural Center
Troy, NY
 


SciarrinoSQ

The Music of Salvatore Sciarrino
Infinito Nero (1988)
L’altro Giardino (2009) (US premiere)
Lo spazio inverso (1985)
Curated by Argeo Ascani
April 14, 2016
EMPAC Concert Hall
Troy, NY
 


John Cage: Man & Myth
DVD release & panel discussion
with directors Mitch Corber & Joshua Pierce
April 2, 2016
WhiteBox Art Center
New York, NY
 


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from perfect nowhere
andPlay duo
String Theories Festival
sponsored by the String Orchestra of Brooklyn
March 22, 2016
Roulette
Brooklyn, NY
Listen to from perfect nowhere
 


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Stage premiere of
The Astronaut’s Tale
by Charles Fussell
Libretto by Jack Larson
Presented by Encompass New Opera Theater
and BAM
January 28, 29, 30, 31, 2016
BAM Fisher
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Brooklyn, NY
 


dvorak170Rensselaer Orchestra
President’s Annual Holiday Concert
Dvorak Symphony 9 “From the New World”
Dec.13, 2015
EMPAC Concert Hall
Troy, NY
Concert Video available here
 


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Choral Folk
Selections by Brahms, Ligeti, Kutev
and from the Sacred Harp
Nov.21, 2015
Chapel + Cultural Center
Troy, NY
 


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Lunchtime concert at EMPAC
Debussy | Petite Suite
Mozart | Symphony 35
Nov.20, 2015
EMPAC Concert Hall
Troy, NY
 


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Jerome Kitzke at 60
Produced by Tribeca New Music
November 13 & 14, 2015
DiMenna Center
NYC
 
 


Hagaromo-613X463Premiere of
Hagoromo
by Nathan Davis
featuring
Wendy Whalen & Jock Soto
Puppets by Chris Green
Performed by ICE
Produced by
BAM Next Wave & AOP
November 3,5,6,7,8, 2015
BAM Harvey Theater
Brooklyn, NY
 


ticketcdcoverThe Ticket That Exploded
by James Ilgenfritz
with Anagram Ensemble
October 14, 2015
The Stone
NYC
Performance video available here
 


Live From Lincoln Center
NY Philharmonic Season Opening Gala
Directed by Habib Azar
September 24, 2015
Avery Fisher Hall
NYC
 


MI0003867743CD Release
AXIS: The Music of Lewis Nielson
featuring Steven Schick
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JACK Quartet
Nicholas DeMaison
July 31, 2015
Mode Records
 


logo-waldenWalden School Creative Musicians Retreat
Director of Choral Activities
June 10 – 22, 2015
@ the Dublin School
Dublin, NH
 
 


BMMFBeijing Modern Music Festival
Chinese premiere of
Encounter
A new opera by
Mojaio Wang
May 24 – June 2, 2015
National Centre for the Performing Arts
Beijing, China


révérence score 1-27-2015Rensselaer Orchestra
Erica Ball | révérence (2015 / premiere)
Beethoven | Symphony 4
Grieg | Piano Concerto
with piano soloist, Arhant Rao
May 9, 2015
EMPAC Concert Hall
Troy, NY
Concert recording of révérence available here
 


Rensselaer Chamber Ensembles Logo_webChamber Music MARATHON
Students in the RPI Chamber Music Program
present music for small ensembles
April 29, 2015
EMPAC Studio 2
Troy, NY
 


MEC

Monday Evening Concerts
The Music of Lewis Nielson
Formalist Quartet
Jonathan Hepfer, percussion
Alice Teyssier, soprano
Nicholas DeMaison, conductor
April 27, 2015
Zipper Concert Hall at The Colburn School
Los Angeles, CA
 


aaaaaNew Music at Rensselaer
Zach Layton | Orchestra in the Expanded Field (2015 / premiere)
Kelly Michael Fox | Accretion (2014)
Matt Wellins | (premiere)
Nicholas DeMaison | from perfect nowhere (2014)
featuring the Rensselaer Orchestra &
andPlay duo
April 23, 2015
EMPAC Concert Hall
Troy, NY
 


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Recording
from perfect nowhere (2014)
featuring andPlay duo
April 22, 2015
EMPAC Concert Hall
Troy, NY
 


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Rensselaer Concert Choir
Bach | Cantata 150
Kim Diehnelt | si vis amari ama (2014)
Fauré | Cantique de Jean Racine
Messiaen | O Sacrum Convivum
Pauline Oliveros | Rock Piece (1979)
April 19, 2015
St. Paul’s Church
Troy, NY
 


Mojiao

Encounter
a new opera by Mojiao Wang
April. 10, 2015
Manhattan School of Music
New York, NY
 
 


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CD Release
The Ticket That Exploded
an opera
by James Ilgenfritz & Jason Ponce
featuring Anagram Ensemble
Nicholas DeMaison
March 21, 2015
The Cake Shop
NYC


 

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by the New York Philharmonic
March 6, 2015
Avery Fisher Hall
NYC
 
 


 
TSBMH

Music at Noon
featuring the Rensselaer Orchestra
Mendelssohn | Hebrides Overture
Schubert | Symphony 8
Dvorák | Slavonic Dance #8
Feb. 10, 2015
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Troy, NY
 


NY Philharmonic
New Years Eve Concert Live Broadcast

Directed by Lonny Price
Dec. 31, 2014
New York City / PBS
 


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


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