On Hold:2021

Introduction and Chubasco for Chamber Orchestra

Now on Hold:2020

Canción de Cuna Premiere by Luftbassoons (bassoon Quartet)

Ships that Pass Borderlands Ensemble (Horn and string quartet

Contra Blue for Bassoon and piano (commissioned by Susan Nigro)

Mar 1, 2009 – Triosatz for Piano Trio
Tucson Symphony Piano Trio
Tucson Symphony Center

Riparion Dance #1 for Symphonic Band premiere
Performed by The Sonoran Winds, John Snavely Conductor
Tucson, Arizona

Sonata for Bassoon and Piano, Third Movement premiere
Renee Dee, Bassoon
University of Akron, Akron, Ohio

Eli Eliahu for Women’s Choir
Arrowhead Chorale
Duluth, Minnesota
February, 2005

Songs of Creation for Native Flute and Organ
Kathleen Joyce-Grendahl, Henry Faivre
Norfolk, Virginia
April, 2005

Two on a Whim for Horn Duet
Horn Swoggle
Nancy Joy, Susan McCullough
Jemez Springs, New Mexico
May, 2005

Canyons for String Quartet
Performed by members of the National Symphony Orchestra
Millenium Stage of the Kennedy Center
Washington, D.C.
March 20, 2004

Songs of Creation for Native Flute and Organ
will be on a new CD on Raven Recordings
Performed by Kathleen Ann Joyce, Native Flute and Marijim Thoene, Organ

Sun Salutations for Eb Clarinet
Performed by Guido Arbonelli
Palermo, Italy
Spring 2003

Stevie Smith Songs for Soprano and 4 Percussionists
Betty Allen and the University of Arizona Percussion Ensemble
Gary Cook, Director
Tucson, Arizona
Fall 2003

Horns A’Blazen for Horn Quartet
Performed by the Tucson Symphony Horn Quartet
October, 2002

Fantasy Duo for Horn and Tuba
Victor Valenzuela, Horn Mark Nelson, Tuba
Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona
September, 2002

Marching in Place for Symphonic Band
Lawrence University Symphonic Band
Robert Levy,Conductor
May, 2002

Concerto for Harmonica and Chamber Orchestra (piano version)
featuring Harmonicist Pierre Herbineaux
Tucson, Arizona
December 1, 2000

Entries for Three Trumpets
Lawrence University Conservatory of Music
Appleton, Wisconsin
November 3, 2000

World Premiere of Songs of Creation for Native Flute and Organ
National Cathedral, Washington, DC
September 24,2000

Catalina Concertante for Chamber Orchestra
San Jose, California
September 15, 2000

Tucson Premiere of To Run with the Antelopes for Alto Saxophone
and Piano
Tucson, Arizona
August 14, 2000

Premiere of Songs of Creation for Native American Flute and Organ
commissioned by Marijim Thoene
May, 2000

Midwest Premiere of Viva Vivaldi! for Violin, Viola, ‘Cello and String Orchestra
Des Moines, Iowa
Spring, 2000

Premiere of Eli Eliyahu for Women’s Choir (SSA)
Rutgers University
April, 2000

Dance Features for Brass Quintet and Percussion
Tucson Symphony Center, Tucson, Arizona
March, 1999

Oasis for Clarinet Solo
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
March 1999

Viva Vivaldi! for 2 violins, viola, cello and strings
Southwest String Quartet Chamber Music Workshop
Tucson Symphony Center, Tucson, Arizona
June 14, 1998

Dance Set for Bassoon Quartet
The University of Arizona, Tucson
May 2, 1998

And the Wolf Shall Lie with the Lamb for two sopranos, flute, oboe and keyboard
St. Phillips in the Hills Church, Tucson, Arizona
April 26, 1998

Sound Remembrances for String Orchestra
Amherst Chamber Orchestra, Amherst, New York
February, 1998

4 thoughts on “Performances”

  1. Hi Jay,

    You just came to mind while I was practicing my clarinet today. I knew you from Eastman. I was in the class of ’72. Although I was a clarinet major I played as much Tenor saxophone in the Jazz Ensemble and gigging around Rochester.

    I was happy find your website and see that you’ve had a full musical career. Congratulations. I enjoyed listening to some of your compositions.

    I spent most of my post ESM life recording in NYC and performing around the world but co-founded a music school 18 years ago. Keeps me busy.


    Charlie “Fuzz” Lagond

    1. Hi Charlie:
      Well, thanks so much for thinking of me! I remember your fine tenor chops in the jazz ensemble. Didn’t you go on to play with the Lionel Hampton band ? I pleased to hear about your success.
      I’ve done numerous music related jobs over the years but composing has been my anchor.

      I owe a lot to my experience at Eastman for instilling in me a drive and focus that sticks with me ’till today. I might not have had the most stellar music career but I fell I’ve had a rewarding one nonetheless.
      Take care, be well.

      i owe a lot to

  2. I just heard “ Songs of Creation for Native Flute and Organ” on Pipedreams and would love to perform it. Are you planning to publish it?


    1. Hello Dawn:
      Thank you for your interest in Songs of Creation. The piece isn’t currently published, however Marijim ( the organist who recorded it) has tentatively found a publisher and hopefully it will be published in the coming months.
      I should be able to send you a copy. My fee is $25. I don’t like using PayPal so we’ll just having go a check in the mail.My address is:
      1416 East 10th Street,Tucson, AZ 85719. I can send you a PDF in the next day or so. Also, do you have a flutist who plays a Navaho-Ute Flute? If so what key is to in?
      All the best,

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