Daniel Kessner

Composer, Conductor, Flutist.



CONTACT INFORMATION

E-mail: dkessner@csun.edu

 

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COMING EVENTS 2017

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

October 21 - premiere of Images, Album of Ensemble Music, version for six or more flutes, by the Flötenchor der Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg, Marcos Fregnani - Director

October 25 - performance of Images, Album of Ensemble Music, version for six or more trumpets, by the Columbus State University Trumpet Ensemble, Robert Murray - 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

RECENT PERFORMANCES, 2016

February 10 - performance of Nuance, version for alto flute & violin, by rarescale, Carla Rees & Marie Schreer, at the Forge, Camden, London

February 20 - Flute-Guitar recital with Jordan Charnofsky, including performance of A Serene Music, for solo bass flute, and the US Premiere of Tableaux, for bass flute & guitar; Santa Monica Library

February 26 - performance of Equali VI by the Pennsylvania State University Percussion Ensemble, Dan Armstrong - Director

February 27 - performance of Suite for Four Guitars by the Quatuor de Guitares de Versailles, Chapelle de l'Oratoire, Le Mans

March 4 - premiere of Eight Preludes for Solo Alto, Bass, or other Low Flute, Peter Sheridan, Ostin Room, UCLA, Los Angeles

March 13 - performances of Tableaux, for bass flute & guitar, and Alto Rhapsody, for alto flute & piano, by the Duo Kessner and Jordan Charnofsky - guitar, California State University, Northridge

April 21 - performance of River of Time, UCLA Sinfonietta, Neal Stulberg - Conductor, Hear/Now Festival, Los Angeles

April 21 - performance of A Knocktet, an octet for unpitched percussion, by the CSUN Percussion Ensemble, John Magnussen - Director

April 23 - Rencontre musicale au Passage Sainte-Croix, Nantes (lecture with music); excerpts from Cantique aux animaux/Cantata No. 3 by the choirs of the Maîtrise de la Perverie, Gilles Gérard - Director, and the Quatuor de Guitares de Versailles

April 24 - private recital of the Duo Kessner and friends, with guitarist Michel Grizard and cellist Cécile Grizard;  performances of A Serene Music, for solo alto flute, Valse (un peu espagnol), pour guitare et violoncelle, and Prière et scherzo, for bass flute and piano, and works by Bach, Gaubert, Ibert, and Villa-Lobos in Pornic, France

April 24 - performance of Tous les matins ... , by Firouzeh Taghadossi-Navai at the First Tehran International Contemporary Music Festival, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Teheran, Iran

April 26 - Premiere of Cantique aux animaux/Cantata No. 3 by the choirs of the Maîtrise de la Perverie, Gilles Gérard - Director, and the Quatuor de Guitares de Versailles, Chapelle de l'Immaculée, Nantes

April 28 - chamber recital, Duo Kessner and friends, with guitarists Philippe Rayer and Michel Grizard and cellist Cécile Grizard; premiere of selected Etudes de Concert, for solo guitar, performances of Valse (un peu espagnol), pour guitare et violoncelle, Shades of Pastel, for alto flute and prepared guitar, and Prière et scherzo, for bass flute and piano, and works by Bach, Gaubert, Ibert, and Villa-Lobos at l'Ecole Municipale de Musique, Carquefou, France

May 28 - performance of Aria Adrift by Ayana Terauchi (Senior Recital), Chapel Lane Church, Midland, Michigan

June 7 - performance of Oboe Concerto by Richard Kravchak, oboe, with the string orchestra of the North/South Consonance Ensemble, Max Lifchitz - Director, Christ & St. Stephen's Church, New York

June 21 - Festival Forfest, Kromeriz, Czech Republic; performances of Reverberance and Suite for Four Guitars by the Quartetto Apeiron.

August 6 - Premiere of Concertino Grosso, for four solo guitars and guitar ensemble, during Estiu Musical 2016, La Vajol, Spain - Michel Grizard - Director

August 13-14 - National Flute Association Convention, San Diego: performance of Symphony in Silver; Premiere of Concerto Grosso, NFA Professional Flute Choir, Clyde Mitchell - Conductor; soloists Sarah Jackson, Denis Bouriakov, Catherine Ransom-Karoly, Elise Shope Henry, & Peter Sheridan

August 21 - Recital at l'Eglise Saint-Merry, Paris, with Carla Rees - flutes, Daniel Kessner - flutes, Dolly Eugenio Kessner - piano; premiere of Focus, for two alto flutes and piano, performance of Preludes for Solo Bass Flute

August 25 - performance of Suite for Four Guitars by the Quartetto Apeiron at the festival Umago Classico in Umag, Croatia

August 29 - performances of Reverberance and Suite for Four Guitars by the Quartetto Apeiron in Pula, Croatia

September 24 - premiere of Suite in Imaginary Modes, for oboe and imaginary instruments - West Fork New Music Festival, Fairmont, WV; Richard Kravchak - oboe

September 29 - premiere of Sinfonia Breve by the Symphony Orchestra of Cal State Northridge, John Roscigno - conductor

November 19 - performance of several of the Etudes de concert by Markus Hochuli - theorbo, in Wetzikon, Switzerland

November 23 - performance of Concertino Grosso by the University of Calgary Guitar Ensemble and the MRU Conservatory Adult Guitar Ensemble, Ralph Maier - Director

November 24 - performance of Tous les matins ... by Laura Kox - bass flute, at Trinity Church, Leeds, England

November 30 - performance of several of the Preludes for Solo Low Flute in Glasgow, Scotland, by Carla Rees - alto and bass flutes

December 1 - performance of Concertino Grosso by the UCLA Guitarists, Peter Yates- Director, Organ Studio, UCLA


RECENT PERFORMANCES, 2015

January 10 - performance of Alto Rhapsody, for alto flute and piano, by the Duo Kessner at the NACUSA-LA concert at the home of Deon Nielsen Price, Culver City, CA

February 15 –performances of Alto Rhapsody, for alto flute and piano, Tous les matins ... , for solo bass flute, and Prière et scherzo, for bass flute and piano at l'Eglise Saint-Merry, Paris; Duo Kessner

March 1 – premiere of Oboe Concerto, performance of Idyll, Marshall University Sixth Annual Festival of New Music; Richard Kravchak – oboe, Festival Orchestra, Steven Trinkle – conductor

March 8 – performance of Suite variée, Ensemble de Guitares de l’Agglomération Nantaise

March 15 – US premiere of du temps jadis, Faculty Composers Recital, CSUN, Sarah Wass – flute, Nancy Roth – viola, Steve Thachuk – guitar, and David Aks - cello

April 20 – performances of Symphony in Silver, Symphony No. 2 for Percussion, and A Knocktet, UT Arlington Percussion Ensemble – Michael Varner, Director, and the Maverick Flute Choir, conducted by the composer

April 23 – performance of Balkan Dance, CSUN Wind Ensemble, Lawrence Stoffel – conductor, Valley Performing Arts Center, Northridge 

April 28 – performance of Cantiones duarum vocum by Mainly Two, Marie Schreer and John Garner, The Russet in London

May 3 – premiere of piano quartet version of Undercurrent/Current at Hear Now Festival, Los Angeles; Shalini Vijayan - violin, Luke Maurer - viola, Timothy Loo - violoncello, Joanne Pearce Martin - piano; First Lutheran Church of Venice

May 5 - performance of Cantiones duarum vocum by Mainly Two, Marie Schreer and John Garner, St. Stephen's Walbrook, London

May 23-24 – Laon and Vervins, Picardie; two performances of Suite de chorals variés, first two performances of Valse (un peu espagnol) pour violoncelle et guitare, premiere of Lamentation, pour quatre guitares, and performance of Suite pour quatre guitares; Ensemble de Guitares de l’Agglomération Nantaise et l’Ensemble Départemental de Guitares de l’Aisne, conducted by the composer; Anaëlle Vorc'h, cello, Loïc Loëw - guitar; le Quatuor de Guitares de Versailles

June 5 - Chorals variés performed during Kharkiv Contemporary by the Kharkov Guitar Quartet

June 12 - performance of Cantiones duarum vocum by Mainly Two, Marie Schreer and John Garner, London Symphony Orchestra Lunchtime Series,  International Violin Festival, Jerwood Hall, London

August 4 - performance of Genera by rarescale, Carla Rees - flutes, and Sarah Watts - clarinets, at Harlaxton Manor, London

August 13 & 15 – 9 premiere performances of Aria Adrift at NFA convention; 8 performances by the finalists of the High School Soloist Competition, followed by the official premiere by Kelly Sulick - flute, and John Mayhood - piano; Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington DC    

September 12 - performance of Symphony in Silver by the Ensemble do Encontro do Flauto do Porto, Gil Malalhães, Director, at the Conservatório de Música do Porto, Portugal

October 10 - performance of Idyll at Fairmont State University, West Virginia, by Richard Kravchak 

December 6 - performance of Reverberance at CSUN, CSUN Guitar Ensembles, John Dearman, Director