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


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

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

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

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

March 20-22 - International Low Flutes Festival, Urayasu, Japan: performances of Simple Motion, for alto flute & piano, Preludes, for solo alto/bass flute, and Prière et scherzo, for bass flute & piano, by Duo Kessner; performances of Symphony in Gold, Reflections, version for alto flute and bass flute, and Images by the Los Angeles Flute Orchestra, Daniel Kessner - Director

May 2 - performance of Spellbound by the New Jersey Youth Symphony Clarinet Choir, Bryan Rudderow - Director


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


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