The music of Jeremy Gill has been commissioned by the American Guild of Organists, Chamber Music America, Concert Artists Guild, the Dolce Suono Ensemble, the Harrisburg Symphony, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Market Square Concerts, the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, and Network for New Music, among many others, and has been performed by pianists Charles Abramovic, Ching-Yun Hu, Jon Klibonoff, Peter Orth, and Stephen Gosling, singers Donna Morein, Jonathan Hays, Randall Scarlata, and Sarah Wolfson, violinist Maria Bachmann, flutist Mimi Stillman, oboist ToniMarie Marchioni, the Parker and Casal Quartets, and the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Concertante, the Great Noise Ensemble, the Harrisburg Symphony, and the Rochester Philharmonic, to name only a few.
Premieres during the 2012–13 season included Before the Wresting Tides, a work for chorus, piano solo, and orchestra setting a poem by Hart Crane and featuring Rubinstein Prize-winning Ching-Yun Hu, the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, and the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra. The Philadelphia Inquirer called the work “exhilarating,” and remarked: “the ending is a stunner.” The Grammy-winning Parker Quartet premiered Jeremy’s hour-long Capriccio in Minneapolis; the work was previewed on Minnesota Public Radio and in The Strad, and the Parker Quartet will perform the full work at the Strathmore near Washington, DC, in Harrisburg, PA and elsewhere during the 2013–14 season. And guitarist Peter Fletcher premiered Jeremy’s Diario dun Camiño, a work Fletcher commissioned in honor of the 120th anniversary of the birth of Spanish composer Federico Mompou, at Carnegie Hall in New York City; Diario is now a centerpiece of Fletcher’s extensive concert touring that takes him throughout the United States.
Premieres in the 2011–12 season included 8 Variations and Toccata on “Betzet Yisrael” by organist Mark Laubach, commissioned by the Harrisburg Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Fantasy Etudes for four oboes, commissioned by Richard Killmer for the Eastman School of Music’s 2012 oboe class, and 3 Songs About Words by soprano Sarah Wolfson and pianist Renata Rohlfing, commissioned by Concert Artists Guild and Martin L. and Lucy Miller Murray in honor of the 30th anniversary of Market Square Concerts, a gala event that also included commissioned world premieres by Jake Heggie and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec. Other performances of Jeremy’s music this season included several of his 2009 song cycle Helian with baritone Jonathan Hays, in Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and New York, as well as the world premiere of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet CEO and Resident Choreographer Alan Hineline’s work set to Jeremy’s 2006 string quartet 25, featuring Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and Concertante.
In 2011 Jeremy released his second CD on the Albany Records label, featuring pianist Peter Orth in Book of Hours and Jonathan Hays and Jeremy in Helian. Fanfare Magazine hailed this new release, remarking on Jeremy’s “keen ear for exotic sonorities,” while the American Record Guide deemed it “grand, serious in mood…work of considerable intensity.” Philadelphia City Paper listed it as #4 on their “Best Classical Releases of 2011.” His first CD of chamber music, released in 2008, included the world premiere recordings of his 25 with the Parker Quartet, Parabasis with Mimi Stillman and pianist Charles Abramovic, and Suite for Brass with the Extension Ensemble. Peter Burwasser, reviewing this CD in Philadelphia Music Makers, wrote that “Gill writes with precision and care, intriguing imagination, and a fearless emotional depth,” and the American Record Guide remarked: “Jeremy Gill has imagination, and his music is well worth hearing, reading about, and investigating.”
Active as a conductor and pianist, Jeremy has conducted over 35 world premieres featuring artists such as Eric Owens, Evan Hughes, Lucy Shelton, and Randall Scarlata with ensembles including the Dolce Suono Ensemble and Network for New Music, and has appeared in recital with Maren Montalbano, Mimi Stillman, and Jonathan Hays throughout Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. He has received awards and grants from BMI, ASCAP, and the League of American Orchestras and Meet the Composer, and has served as the composer-in-residence with the Dalí Quartet Chamber Music Camp and Festival, the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, and the Newburyport Chamber Music Festival. In 2012, University of Rochester Press released A Dance of Polar Opposites, a theoretical-philosophical work written between 1955–2005 by his former teacher George Rochberg that Jeremy edited for publication.
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Charles Abramovic plays Anapestes
08/02/2013 at 8:00 pm – 10:00 pmField Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music
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