|Recent Noteworthy Performances
Carnegie Hall, James Levine conducts Perle's Serenade #1 for Viola and chamber ensemble
A 3-day conference on the music, and the theoretical and musicological work of George Perle; University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music
2005, June 7
A 90th birthday all-Perle celebration in Merkin Hall, NY with Soprano Lucy Shelton accompanied by Molly Morkoski in the 13 Dickinson Songs, Horacio Gutierrez playing the premiere of Perle's 9 Bagatelles for piano. Steven Dibner played the premiere of Bassoonmusic. Curt Macomber and Michael Boriskin played the Triptych for violin and piano, and the Dorian Quintet with Boriskin played For Piano and Winds.
A Short Symphony. Conductor, Joseph Silverstein - Jordan Hall, Boston,
New England Conservatory Orchestra
Carnegie, Zankel Hall. Making Music Series. An all Perle concert with performers Leon Fleisher, Jonathan Biss and the Daedalus Quartet, among others.
Transcendental Modulations. James Levine and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Hall Boston
Performances of Critical Moments in Tanglewood and Berlin, conductor Julian Kuerti; in Chicago with Ludovic Morlot
Performance of Piano Concerto #2 with Michael Boriskin and the New Jersey Symphony
2006, July 28
Transcendental Modulations, Ludovic Morlot and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood
Wind Quintet 1 The Dorian Wind Quintet, New York City, and Buffalo, NY;
Serenade #3 Oberlin College
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. BassoonMusic performed by Peter Kolkay; Lyric Piece for cello and piano performed by Priscilla lee and Gilbert Kalish.
2008, October 28
Jorja Fleezanis, violin with Karl Paulnack, piano played Triptych at the Boston Conservatory
2009, March 12
Long Island Composers Alliance. A Concert honoring George Perle
2009, June 2
A memorial concert in Merkin Hall, NY, with pianists Leon Fleisher, Seymour Lipkin,and Michael Brown. The Da Capo Chamber Players and the Daedalus Quartet. Speakers were Paul Lansky, Yehudi Wyner, Mark DeVoto and Richard Ortner.
2009, August 9
Sinfonietta #2, Julian Kuerti, conductor, Boston Symphony Orchestra; Tanglewood
2010, January 24
Celebrating George Perle Taplin Hall, Princeton, NJ Da Capo Chamber Players
2010, January 26
Celebrating George Perle Merkin Hall, NYC Da Capo Chamber Players
2010, April 4
Piano Concerto #1 pianist Melvin Chen, conductor Leon Botstein, Bard Conservatory Orchestra, Fisher Center, Bard College NY
2010, April 10
Piano Concerto #1 pianist Melvin Chen, conductor Leon Botstein, Bard Conservatory Orchestra,
Tully Hall, NYC
|National Flute Association Convention in San Diego, CA from August 11-14, 2005. World premiere of Song Without Words (Chanson Cachees) for Flute and Piano. The piece was commissioned by the NFA.
Moments 2, performed by eighth blackbird
at Alice Tully Hall on March 5, 2002.
Bagatelles for piano, performed by Horacio Gutiérrez
in Scottsdale, AZ on April 2, 2002.
for Solo Violin and Piano, performed by Curtis
Macomber and Christopher Oldfather at Merkin Hall in New York
City of January 27, 2003.
for Orchestra (1992) (Pub. 2000)......................................Galaxy 1.3268 Study Score
/ 4–4–4–1 / Timp, Cel, Hp, / Strings (8'30")
for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and David Zinman, Music
Director, by the Carnegie Hall Corporation, the world premiere
was given at Carnegie Hall, New York City on April 13, 1993.
ENCOUNTERS (String Quartet No. 9) (1998).....Galaxy
1.3309 Study Score
performance May 14, 1999, Chicago: Chicago String Quartet
MOMENTS (1996) (Pub. 2000)..............................................
Galaxy 1.3298 (7'00")
Flute (Picc.), Clarinet in B-flat (E-flat Picc., Bass Clarinet),
Violin, Violoncello, Piano, Percussion
commissioning of this work was funded by Chamber Music America
with funds from the Pew Charitable Trusts. The premiere
performance of this six-movement work took place on April
14, 1997, in New York City; the New York New Music Ensemble
was conducted by David Gilbert.
MOMENTS 2 (in nine movements)
(2001)............................... Galaxy 1.3320 (11.00")'
(Alto Flute), B-flat Clarinet (Bass Clarinet), Violin, Violoncello,
by the Naumberg Foundation for eighth blackbird
FANTASY (formerly “Dance Overture”)
(1986) (Pub.2002) Galaxy 1.3262 Study Score
3(Picc)–3(EH)–3–2,Cbsn / 4–3–3–1
/ Timp, Perc, Cel, Hp / Strings (10'00")
Composed in 1986, Dance Fantasy
had its first perfromance in May, 1987, by the Houston (TX)
Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Sergiu Comissiona.
Perle says of Dance Fantasy in
a 1989 interview for its Carnegie Hall premiere performance, "The work was conceived as a statement of homage to
the art of ballet. My discovery of ballet, just over 50
years ago at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago during the
annual tour of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo,
suddenly added a new dimension to the way I heard and responded
to music, a dimension that I believe has affected the character
of my work as a composer ever since. Dance Fantasy
is music for an imaginary plotless ballet, and it pays its
respects, with a quotation of four bars from the second
movement of Stravinsky's Firebird Suite,
to a composer whose whole career, from its very inception,
was intimately and crucially involved with the ballet. These
four bars, which appear just before the final cadential
passage, are more than a quote, however, since they play
a structural role in the moto perpetuo which forms
the concluding episode, and were chosen precisely because
of their suitability for this role."
score and parts are available on rental from the publisher.
SUITE for Piano Solo (1940) (Pub.2002).................................Galaxy
OFFERINGS for Left Hand Alone (1998) (Pub.2000).........Galaxy
First performance December 6, 1999, New York: Leon Fleisher
to celebrate Leon Fleisher's 70th birthday, the movements
dedicated to three musical colleagues: Richard Ortner, Dan
Gustin, and Gil Kalish.
First performance March 2, 2002, Rockford, IL: Guttiérrez
Completed in 1999 and dedicated to Horacio Guttiérrez,
Perle's piano music has been described as "witty, elegant
and eminently lucid..." and as offering the rare "combination
of high engineering and a taste for the exquisite."
for Solo Violin and Piano (2003).......................................Galaxy
First performance Jan. 27, 2003, New York: Curtis Macomber
and Christopher Oldfather
and Idea in the Lyric Suite of Alban Berg
A 2nd edition, revised and enlarged, has been published by
Pendragon Press, 2001.