Daniel Kessner

Composer, Conductor, Flutist.



CONTACT INFORMATION

E-mail: dkessner@csun.edu

 

TO OBTAIN SCORES/CDs: 

While scores remain available from Theodore Front Musical Literature, the entire catalog is currently being transferred to Universal Edition, Vienna


Scores: Theodore Front Musical Literature
 

Universal Edition, Vienna:

https://www.universaledition.com/daniel-kessner-7934


CDs: Amazon Classical Music

 

PERFORMANCES 2021 - ONLINE


February 6 - Peace in Concert - performance of Sonata Sonnante by Matt Peters in Koblenz, Germany

May 23 - TEMPO concert, CSUN; live-streamed performance of three of the Studies in Melodic Expression by David Shostac - flute

August 9 - performance of Simple Motion, for alto flute and piano by Duo Kessner at the Annual Convention of the National Flute Association in Dallas


RECENT PERFORMANCES 2020, including online performances during Covid


January 27 - premiere of Chants and Echoes, for trombone choir, at the opening concert of the Tourbon Festival in Santiago, Chile

February 5 - premiere of Metamorphoses, for horn and piano, by Daniel Grabois at the University of Wisconsin, Madison

February 6, 7 & 9 - performances of Suite in Imaginary Modes, for Oboe and Imaginary Instruments, by Richard Kravchak at California State University Dominguez Hills, California State University Northridge and Pepperdine University

February 7 - performance of excerpts from Monochromes, Points of Departure and Return, by the Chœur EVA, Françoise Roussillat - Directrice, Nantes, France

February 7 - performance of Genera at "Thinking Minds Project LAUNCH," Royal Holloway, University of London; Gavin Stewart - flutes, Raymond Brien - clarinets

February 8 - performance of Symphony in Gold by the Los Angeles Flute Orchestra, conducted by the composer, Miles Theater, Santa Monica

February 26 - premiere of Duo Unchained at Bloomsburg University (Pennsylvania) by the Duo Montagnard: Joe Murphy - alto saxophone, Matt Slotkin - guitar; 

February 27 - performance of Suite in Imaginary Modes by Richard Kravchak at the 11th Annual Festival of New Music, Marshall University

March 2 through March 10 - Premiere performances of Duo Unchained, for alto saxophone and guitar by Duo Montagnard in San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Tempe AZ, and San Diego

March 6 - performance of Chants and Echoes, for trombone choir, by the Indiana University Trombone Choir, Carl Lenthe - Director

March 20-23 - International Low Flutes Festival, Urayasu, Japan - videos of Prière et scherzo and five of the Eight Preludes for solo alto/bass flute; Daniel Kessner - alto and bass flutes, Dolly Eugenio Kessner - piano


May - HearNow Festival: Undercurrent/Current, video performance by Joanne Pearce-Martin - piano, Shalini Vijayan - violin, Luke Maurer - viola, and Timothy Loo - cello


October 15 - Silverstein Works Woodwindfest: Pandemic Possibilities: performance of A Serene Music by Julia Heinen - clarinet


PlanbFest, Kharkov, Ukraine - Kharkov Guitar Quartet - performance of Reverberance


NottNOISE, London: Carla Rees and Sarah Watts - performance of Genera Magna


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

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 17 - performance of selections from Studies in Melodic Expression, for Solo Cello, by Maksim Velichkin at the Glendale Noon Concerts series, Glendale City Church

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

May 4 - partial premiere of Monochromes, Points of Departure and Return, 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 7 - performance of Genera by Carla Rees - flute, alto flute, bass flute, and Sarah Watts - clarinet, bass clarinet, at Keele University Chapel, Staffordshire, England

June 10 - performance of Genera Magna by Carla Rees - flute, alto flute, bass flute, contrabass flute, and Sarah Watts - clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, presented by Iklectik, St. John's Church, Waterloo, London

June 23 - Festival Forfest Czech Republic; performance of Monochromes, Points of Departure and Return, by the Choir Gaudeamus Brno, Daša Karasová and Martina Kirová - Directors

July 3-9 - performance of Reflections, for Piccolo and Alto Flute; Festival Internacional de Flautas de Costa Rica; Milica Milojevic & Carla Rees

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

July 26 - performance of Symphony in Silver by Desert Echoes Flute Project, Christina Steffen - Director, First United Methodist Church of Mesa, Arizona

August 1-4 - National Flute Association Convention; performances of tous les matins... , Daniel Kessner - bass flute, and Symphony in Silver, Desert Echoes Flute Project, Christina Steffen - Director, Salt Lake City, Utah

August 13 - performance of Flight, for solo clarinet (2008) by Julia Heinen at the European Clarinet Festival, Camerino, Italy

September 19 - performance of Tous les Matins, for solo bass flute, by Laura Kox at Otley Courthouse, London

October 13 & 14 - Premiere performances of Fleet, for Flute and Piano, by Taylor Irelan and Andrea Feitl in Sarasota, FL

October 16 - performance of Valse (un peu espagnole), for guitar and cello, by Duo Kottos, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge, England

November 2 -performance of Reflections, for piccolo and alto flute by Milica Milojevic and Carla Rees at the 16º Festival Internacional de Flautistas "ABRAF", São Paolo, Brazil

December 1 - performance of excerpts from Monochromes, Points of Departure and Return, by the Chœur EVA, Françoise Roussillat - Directrice, Bordeaux, France