Persis Vehar

 
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2012-2017
 
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January 26, 2012 Sea Pieces
Chamber Orchestra of Lappland
Rovaniemi, Finland
February 1, 2012 Deadline for 2nd Annual Persis Vehar Competition for Excellence in Composition
February 5, 2012 Three Pieces for Clarinet & Piano and Jukebox Dances
John Fullam, clarinet
Persis Vehar, piano
Canisius College Composer Concert, 2:30pm
Buffalo, NY
February 12, 2012 Eleanor Roosevelt (opera)
Heather Buchman, conductor
Hamilton College
Clinton, NY
February 16, 2012 Canisius College Composer-in-Residence Lecture, Voices—1, 2, or More
Canisius College, 2:30pm
Buffalo, NY
March 3, 2012 Lecture, The Making of an Opera
Operabuffs
Buffalo, NY
March 10, 2012 Dona Nobis Pacem and Kaddish (In Memoriam Warren Benson)
Vocalis
James Burritt, conductor
Baker Memorial United Methodist Church
East Aurora, NY
March 18, 2012 Dona Nobis Pacem and Kaddish (In Memoriam Warren Benson)
Vocalis
James Burritt, conductor
Blessed Trinity Church
Buffalo, NY
March 18, 2012 In The Palace Of Time
Darryl Taylor, countertenor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Annapolis, MD
March 22, 2012 Dona Nobis Pacem and Kaddish (In Memoriam Warren Benson)
Vocalis
James Burritt, conductor
Burchfield-Penney Art Center
Buffalo, NY
March 26, 2012 In The Palace Of Time
Darryl Taylor, countertenor
St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church
Chapel Hill, NC
March 27, 2012 Annual Persis Vehar Competition for Excellence in Composition, Student Composer Winners Concert
Canisius College
Buffalo, NY
May 12, 2012 Bright Phoenix Ascending
Tonie DePasquale, alto saxophone soloist
SUNY Orange Symphonic Band
Kevin Scott,conductor
SUNY Orange
Middletown, NY
June 12, 2012 Spring Swan
Matt Boehler, bass
Spoleto Festival USA
Charleston, SC
October 10, 2012 Canisius College Lecture
“History’s Influence on a NOW Composer, Part 1”
Buffalo, NY
October 27, 2012 The Word Was God
Freudig Singers
Roland Martin, conductor
Buffalo Seminary
Buffalo, NY
November 2, 2012 Premiere of Life, Love And Timelessness
Commissioned by the Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico
Andra Garcia-Nuthmann, tenor
Alyssa Baty, clarinet
Persis Vehar, piano
PMTNM Conference in Santa Fe, NM
February 28, 2013 Canisius College Lecture
“History’s Influence on a NOW Composer, Part 2”
Premiere, “Czolgosz’s Interrogtion Aria” from SHOT!
James Wright, baritone
Vehar, piano
Canisius College
Buffalo, NY
April 20, 2013 Safe In Their Alabaster Chambers and Exultation
Miranda Lombardo, soprano
Vehar, piano
Canisius College
Buffalo, NY
May 3, 2013 “Czolgosz’s Interrogation Aria” from SHOT!
James Wright, baritone
Vehar, piano
Church of the Good Shepherd
Buffalo, NY
May 13, 2013 Meditation on St. Ann
James Kosnik, organ
Tidewater AGO and Virginia Arts Festival
Norfolk, VA
May 19, 2013 “Czolgosz’s Interrogation Aria” from SHOT!
James Wright, baritone
Lancaster Opera House
Lancaster, NY
May 31, 2013 Mourning Bird
Amherst HS Chorale
Justin Pomietlarz, conductor
Amherst, NY
June 5, 2013 “Czolgosz’s Interrogation Aria” from SHOT!
James Wright, baritone
Saturn Club
Buffalo, NY
November 3, 2013 “Meditation on St. Ann”
James Kosnik, organist
Flower Festival
Norfolk, VA
February 13, 2014 Lecture, “Choosing Words, Part 2”
Montante Cultural Center
Cansius College
Buffalo, NY
March 25, 2014 Concert & Workshop for
Persis Vehar Competition for Excellence in Composition

Canisius College
Buffalo, NY
May 17, 2014 SHOT! Lecture - Premiere
“President’s Campaign Aria” from SHOT!
“At Mass” from GHOSTS OF LINDSAY
“2 carnations” from FROM BUK’S BATTERED HEART
Metropolitan Opera Bass Valerian Ruminski
Persis Vehar, piano
Western New York Opera Buffs
Buffalo State College
Buffalo, NY
May 23, 2014 “This is my letter to the World” from EMILY’S WORLD
Monique Essex, soprano
Junko Nojima, piano, from Dr. Darryl Taylor’s Vocal Studio
University of California at Irvine
Irvine, CA
July 18, 2014 LIFE, LOVE AND TIMELESSNESS song cycle
“Major Duckworth’s Aria” from ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

Jonathan Howell, tenor
Sar Shalom Strong, piano
Clarinetist TBA
Cazenovia Counterpoint Series
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
Cazenovia, NY
November 1, 2014 Radio Broadcast
Vehar Songs TBA
Syracuse University Music Faculty & Students
With a composer interview on Artifix
Jon English, Host
WCNY-FM (Syracuse)
WUNY-FM (Utica)
WJNY-FM (Watertown)
March 14, 2015 Selected “Arias” from SHOT!
Benefit at Teddy Roosevelt Inaugural Site
Buffalo, NY
April 8, 2015 FOUR PIECES
Gianlucca Fortunato, alto saxophone
Michele Mele, piano
L’Ombra Illuminata Festival
Bari Italy
April 24, 2015 SOUND-PIECE
Benjamin Hay, trumpet/flugelhorn/piccolo trumpet
Michael Stafford, piano
University of Oklahoma
May 24, 2015 THREE FROM EMILY
Monique Essex, soprano
Junko Nojima, piano
Patrick Nutter, cello
Winifred Smith Hall
University of California Irvine
July 24, 2015 TWO WAYS OF BEING for Unaccompanied Cello - Premiere
Jennifer Vaughn, cello
Cazenovia Counterpoint Series
Under the auspices of the Syracuse Society for New Music
November 16, 2015 SOUND-PIECE
Benjamin Hay, trumpet/flugelhorn & piccolo trumpet
Ann Raphael, piano
Oral Roberts University, Tulsa Oklahoma
February 12, 2016 “At the Paris Opera” from the opera, GEORGE SAND...AND CHOPIN?
Thomas King, tenor
Vicki King, piano
University of Indiana at Bloomington
March 4, 2016 Selected Bukowski Songs and GHOSTS OF LINDSAY
Valerian Ruminski, bass
Ivan Docenko, piano
Canisius College, Buffalo, NY
March 13, 2016 ENDLESSNESS - Premiere
John Fullam, clarinet
Robert Hausmann, cello
Nancy Townsend, piano
Friends of Vienna
Buffalo, NY
April 17, 2016 Arias from SHOT!
Featuring Valerian Ruminski & other cast members
McKinley Museum, Canton OH
April 30, 2016 Selected Bukowski Songs
Valerian Ruminski, bass
St. Joseph’s University Church, Buffalo, NY
May 11, 2016 Panel Discussion on SHOT!
The History Museum, Buffalo, NY
June 10 & 12, 2016 SHOT! - Premiere
Nickel City Opera Company
Shea’s Theater
Buffalo, NY
October 25, 2016 ENDLESSNESS
Amberg Chamber Ensemble
Canisius College, Buffalo, NY
February 22, 2017 WINTER MOUNTAIN
Crane Wind Ensemble
Brian Doyle, conductor
State University of New York at Potsdam
Potsdam, NY
March 5, 2017 Recital with Copland, Beethoven and Vehar Songs
Steven Stull, baritone; David Neal, bass-baritone; Persis Parshall Vehar, piano
Geneva Light Opera
Geneva, NY
March 6, 2017 Excerpts from A HILL OF BONES
Ithaca New Music Collective
Argos Inn
Ithaca, NY
April 12, 2017 Vehar Lecture on Her Saxophone Music
Lecture for the saxophone studio of Steven Mauk
Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY
May 4, 2017 QUINTUS
College of New Jersey Concert Band with Kathy Mitchell, alto saxophone and Marian Stewart, conductor
The Mildred & Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall
Ewing, NJ
June 10, 2017 Premiere of SOUND-PIECE for Cello & Piano
Robert Hausmann (Buffalo Philharmonic), cello and Mariko Niwa, piano
Roycroft Chamber Music Festival
East Aurora, NY
July 21, 2017 Premiere, Act 1 Scenes from opera PUSHED ASIDE: “Reclaiming Gage”
Syracuse Society for New Music Cazenovia Counterpoint Summer Series
Cazenovia College
Cazenovia, NY
 
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Persis Vehar with the College of St. Rose Camerata
College of St. Rose Camerata, Sherwood Wise, oboe, Persis, Yvonne Chavez Hansbrough, flute, David Bebe, cello