Daniel Kessner

Composer, Conductor, Flutist.



CONTACT INFORMATION

E-mail: dkessner@csun.edu

 

TO OBTAIN SCORES/CDs:

Scores: Theodore Front Musical Literature

CDs: Amazon Classical Music

 

COMING EVENTS 2019 - 2020

 

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, University of Oregon Horn Ensemble, Justin Stanley - conductor

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

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;

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

June 23-24 - Festival Forfest Czech Republic; recital by Duo Kessner including, the premiere of Fleet, and performances of Aria Adrift, Sonatina Bassa, 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, 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 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