Bruce Adolphe's Road Ahead Paved with Premieres

In addition to the performances of works he has already written, Bruce Adolphe's 2019 and 2020 is paved with premieres and commissions.

Recent and upcoming performances of Bruce Adolphe's music include:

  • The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses was presented by The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, January 13th, 2019. 
  • Einstein’s Light for Violin and Piano, with filmed visualizations by Nickolas Barris, was presented at the Brain and Creativity Institute in Los Angeles on September 28, 2018, performed by violinist Nathan Cole with Bruce Adolphe, piano. The event also featured a discussion with neuroscientists Antonio Damasio and Assal Habibi, and Bruce, about Einstein’s love of music and its effect on his imagination with new information from the BCI longitudinal study on the impact of musical studies on the developing brain.
  • On February 1 and 2, 2019, Oceanophony will be performed in Boulder and Fort Collins, Colorado, by the Off the Hook Arts Festival.
  • On February 17 2019, Bruce's violin concerto I Will Not Remain Silent, based on the life of Joachim Prinz, will be performed by the Santa Fe Symphony conducted by Guillermo Figueroa with violinist Daniel Felberg.  It will is also being performed on February 3, 2019 in Boca Raton by The SYMPHONIA conducted by Michael Stern with violinist Sharon Roffman.

In addition to performances, in January, 2019, Ginkgo (Beijing) Book Co., Ltd. will publish a Chinese edition of Bruce Adolphe’s book The Mind’s Ear: Exercises for Improving the Musical Imagination (Oxford University Press, 2013).  An Italian translation by Carlo Grante is soon to be published by Casa Musicale Eco.  Secrets of Creativity, soon to be published by Oxford University Press, will have a chapter by Bruce Adolphe called The Musical Imagination: Mystery and Method in Musical Composition.

Premieres by Bruce Adolphe in 2019 include:

  • Are there not a thousand forms of sorrow? for string quintet (two cellos), commissioned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, will premiere on October 27, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York; the quintet will also be performed at the Off the Hook Festival.
  • I too Bleed, and Hope for Beauty, inspired by the life of Alma Rosé, for chamber orchestra, will receive its world premiere with River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, Houston, Texas, on November 15.

Premieres in 2020 include:

  • Coiled, based on Beethoven’s Opus 95 (Serioso) quartet, was commissioned by the Brentano String Quartet.
  • In the Same Breath was commissioned by the Dorian Wind Quintet.

In addition the completed works, Adolphe is working on the following commissions:

  • A piece for the 50th anniversary of the Da Capo Chamber Players in 2020
  • A piece for solo violin and narrator for Daniel Hope, who will perform both parts himself
  • A work for the Dallas Symphony and their new music director, Fabio Luisi.

To inquire after any of Bruce Adolphe's music or to stay abreast of his projects, please contact the his publisher or visit his new website.