Daniel Kessner

Composer, Conductor, Flutist.



CONTACT INFORMATION

E-mail: dkessner@csun.edu

 

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Scores: Theodore Front Musical Literature

CDs: Amazon Classical Music

 

COMING EVENTS 2019 - 2020


March 30 - performance of Momentum, for flute trio, by FlutAria!, Austin Flute Society Festival

March 30 - performance of selections from Studies in Melodic Expression, for Solo Cello, by Maksim Velichkin at the Edendale Branch Library, Los Angeles

March 31 - performance of Sonata Sonnante by Matt Peters - guitar, at Lukaskirche Vallendar, Germany

April 6 - performance of Modular Suite for Percussion at the Northwest Percussion Festival, by the Boise State University Percussion Ensemble, John Baldwin - Director, at The College of Southern Idaho

April 7 - premiere of Reflections, for Piccolo and Alto Flute; European Flute Council, Flute Ensembles Across Europe Event; Milica Milojevic & Carla Rees, Poznan, Poland

April 9 - performance of Spellbound, version for clarinet choir, by the Iowa State University Clarinet Choir, Gregory Oakes - Director;

April 19 - performance of Modular Suite for Percussion by the Boise State University Percussion Ensemble, John Baldwin - Director, at Boise State University

May 4 - premiere of Monochromes by the Chœur de Femmes EVA, Françoise Roussillat - Directrice; Chapelle St.-Joseph, Nantes, France.

May 17 - performance of selections from Temperaments, version for six or more guitars, by the Los Angeles Valley College Guitar Orchestra, Gregory Newton - Director

June 23-24 - Festival Forfest Czech Republic; recital by Duo Kessner including, the premiere of Fleet, and performances of Aria Adrift, Sonatina Bassa, Two Reincarnations for Piano, selections from Eight Preludes, and other works

June 30 - recital "Musique française et californienne" by Duo Kessner on the Bateau Daphné, Paris, including performances of Fleet, Aria Adrift, Sonatina Bassa, Two Reincarnations for Piano, selections from Eight Preludes

July 24 - 28 - ClarinetFest, Knoxville, TN - performance of Les Nymphéas by the Austin Peay State University Clarinet Choir, Spencer Prewitt - conductor

August 1-4 - National Flute Association Convention; performances of tous les matins... and Symphony in Silver, Salt Lake City, Utah


2020


March 3 - Borough New Music, London - performance of Micro-Images by Carla Rees.


RECENT PERFORMANCES 2019


February 10 - performance of Two Visions by TEMPO, Glenn Price - Conductor, CSUN Cypress Recital Hall, Northridge

February 23 - premiere of Sonata Sonnante, for solo guitar, by Matt Peters, American Guitar Society Series, Los Angeles Valley College

March 2 - performance of Sonata Sonnante, for solo guitar, by Matt Peters, recital presented by Michael Batell Guitars, Berlin.

March 6 - premiere of Momentum, for flute trio, by FlutAria!, Eastfield College, Mesquite, Texas

March 11 - performance of five movements from Images, for six or more horns, University of Oregon Horn Ensemble, Justin Stanley - conductor


RECENT PERFORMANCES 2018


January 16 - performance of Genera at Borough New Music, St. George the Martyr Church, London; Lisa Nelsen & Ian Mitchell    

March 2 - unofficial premiere of Temperaments and performance of Symphony in Gold by Desert Echoes Flute Project, Christina Steffen - Director, Mesa, AZ 

March 4 - performance of A Tempo by Brightwork New Music Ensemble at CSUN

April 7 - International Low Flute Festival; official premiere of Temperaments and performance of Symphony in Gold by Desert Echoes Flute Project, Christina Steffen - Director; Washington DC

April 16 - premiere of Images, version for six or more flutes, by the Flute Ensemble of the Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg, Marcos Fregnani - Director, Nürnberg, Germany

May 12 - performance of Images, version for six or more clarinets, by the New Jersey Youth Symphony Clarinet Choir, Bryan Rudderow - Director

June 1 - partial premiere of Monochromes ("I Took My Power in My Hand") by the UC Santa Barbara Women's Choir, Tyler Reece - Director, Trinity Episcopal Church, Santa Barbara, CA

June 9 - performance of Reverberance at Odessa Classics, Urban Music Hall, Odessa, Ukraine, by the Kharkov Guitar Quartet

June 21 - premiere of Impulsion, for contrabass flute, contrabass clarinet, and contrabassoon at St. James Church, Sussex Gardens, London, by Carla Rees, Sarah Watts, and Ashley Myall

June 23 - performance of Reverberance at "Day of Music," Kharkov, Ukraine, by the Kharkov Guitar Quartet

August 1 - premiere of Genera Magna (expansion of Genera), for flute/alto flute/bass flute/contrabass flute and clarinet/bass clarinet/contrabass clarinet at Harlaxton Manor, London, during the rarescale Summer School, by Carla Rees and Sarah Watts

August 9-12 - premiere of Spellbound by the NFA Low Flute Choir, conducted by the composer; also performance of Natural Cycles, for bass flute and piano, by Duo Kessner, during the National Flute Association Convention, Orlando, FL

August 23, 24 - performances of Suite for Four Guitars by Quartetto Apeiron in Buje and Pula, Croatia

October 3 - performance of five of the Studies in Melodic Expression by Maksim Velichkin at the Glendale Noon Concerts, Glendale City Church

October 5 - performance of Reverberance by the Kharkov Guitar Quartet at the Art Area DK, Kharkov

October 23 - premiere of Modular Suite by the Crane Percussion Ensemble, James Petercsak - Director, SUNY Potsdam

October 24 - performance of six of the Studies in Melodic Expression by cellist Maksim Velichkin at Music@MiMoDa, West Los Angeles

October 26 - performance of Suite for Four Guitars by the Quartetto Apeiron, Prem Castle, Slovenia

November 10 - performance of Studies in Melodic Expression by Maksim Velichkin on the "Sound and Fury" series, Hollywood Piano, Burbank

November 19 - first performance of staged version of Rituals, for Western Percussion and/or Ethnic Percussion Ensemble, CSUN Percussion Ensemble, John Magnussen - Director, CSUN Cypress Recital Hall

December 2 - performance of selections from Temperaments by the CSUN Guitar Ensemble, Bryan Fasola - Director, CSUN Cypress Recital Hall

December 6 - performance of staged version of Rituals, for Western Percussion and/or Ethnic Percussion Ensemble, by the University of North Alabama Percussion Ensemble, Tracy Wiggins - Director

RECENT PERFORMANCES 2017


February 5 - performance of String Quartet No. 3 by the Lyris Quartet, on a concert celebrating the 90th Birthday of Frank Campo, Cypress Recital Hall, Cal State Northridge

February 20 - performance of three of the Eight Preludes, for solo low flute, by Carla Rees - alto flute, at All Saints Church, Kingston-upon-Thames, London

February 24-26 - three pre-concert lectures on the Upbeat Live series for the concerts of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Disney Hall, Los Angeles

March 1 - performances of three other movements from Eight Preludes, for solo low flute, by Carla Rees - alto flute, at the National Physics Laboratory, Teddington (London)

March 3 - performance of Suite in Imaginary Modes, for Oboe and Imaginary Instruments, by Richard Kravchak - oboe, Eighth Annual Festival of New Music, Marshall University, West Virginia

March 10 - performance of Concertino Grosso (Concerto Grosso No. 2) for guitar quartet and guitar ensemble, by the Guitar Ensemble of Cal Poly Pomona, Peter Yates - Director

April 7 - performance of Concertino Grosso (Concerto Grosso No. 2) for guitar quartet and guitar ensemble, by the Guitar Ensemble of Cal Poly Pomona, Peter Yates - Director

April 15 - performance of String Quartet No. 3 by the Lyris Quartet at "Music in the Chambers," Culver City Hall

April 30 - performance of Concertino Grosso (Concerto Grosso No. 2) for guitar quartet and guitar ensemble, by the Guitar Ensemble of Cal State Northridge

May 6 - U.S. Premiere of Cantique aux animaux, Cantata No. 3, at Zipper Hall, Los Angeles, by the combined choirs of The Colburn Community Chorale, Mikhail Shtangrud, Director

May 7 - performance of Symphony in Silver by the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Flute Choir, Priscilla Holt - Director

May 7 - premiere of Images, Album of Ensemble Music, for six or more horns, by the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Horn Ensemble, Heidi Lucas - Director, at the IUP Horn Day, Indiana, Pennsylvania

May 13 - premiere of Symphony in Gold, for four Alto Flutes and two Bass Flutes, at Morden College, Blackheath, London, Carla Rees - Director

July 10 - performance of Suite in Imaginary Modes, for Oboe and Imaginary Instruments, by Richard Kravchak - oboe, University of Southern Mississippi

July 28 - performance of Symphony in Silver at the Desert Echoes Flute Project's "A Summer Adventure," Mesa Community College Performing Arts Center, Christina Steffen - Director, Mesa, Arizona

August 11-12 - National Flute Association Convention, Minneapolis; performances of Alto Rhapsody, for Alto Flute and Piano, and Prière et scherzo, for bass flute and piano, performed by the Duo Kessner.; premiere of Collage Suite by the Flute Choir of the Greater Dallas Youth Symphony, Priscilla Ochran Holt - Director; performance of Symphony in Silver by the Colorado State University Flute Choir, Michelle Stanley - Director

October 1 - premiere of the guitar quartet version of Focus by the Kharkov Guitar Quartet, "Come In" Gallery, Kharkov, Ukraine

October 4 - premiere of the clarinet choir version of Les Nymphéas, l'Ensemble de l'Orangerie, by the Austin Peay State University Clarinet Choir, Spencer Prewitt - Director

October 7 - performance of Symphony in Silver by the National Flute Orchestra, Tony Bridgewater - Conductor, Great Witley Church, Worcestershire, England

October 8 - performance of Symphony in Silver by the National Flute Orchestra, Tony Bridgewater - Conductor, Carrs Lane Church, Birmingham, England

October 8 - performance of three of the Studies in Melodic Expression by Germán Prentki - Cello, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Germany

October 17 - performance of Suite for Four Guitars by the Quartetto Apeiron at the festival Nuovi Spazi Musicali, Ascoli Piceno, Italy.

October 26 - premiere of Rituals, for Western Percussion and/or Ethnic Percussion Ensemble, and performance of A Knocket, an octet for unpitched percussion, by the Crane Percussion Ensemble, James Petercsak - Director, SUNY Potsdam

October 28 - premiere of Images, Album of Ensemble Music, version for six or more trumpets, at the North Star New Music Festival, Truman State University Trumpet Ensemble, Eric Dickson - Director, Kirksville, Missouri

November 2 - premiere of Concerto Grosso No. 3, for trombone and bass trombone soli with trombone ensemble; Peter Ellefson & Denson Paul Pollard, soloists, Indiana University Trombone Choir, Carl Lenthe - Director

November 13 - peformance of Suite in Imaginary Modes by Richard Kravchak at the Beijing Central Conservatory Middle School, China 

December 4 - performance of Images by the Truman State University Trumpet Ensemble, Eric Dickson - Director

December 9 - performance of Cantiones duarum vocum by Duo NewFlow, Carla Rees and Karin de Fleyt, at the Iklectik, London