Jeremy Gill - Composition Masterclass

Jeremy Gill - Composition Masterclass
Monday, 23 January 2023, 10:45
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Room 521

The music of American composer, conductor, and pianist Jeremy Gill is celebrated for its emotional breadth and diversity of expression. His vocal music ranges from “vibrant settings of verses by Blaise Pascal” (Gramophone) for vocal sextet through song settings of texts by Italo Calvino, Anne Carson, Ann Patchett, and Georg Trakl to “vividly colored” (The New York Times) dramatic reworkings of Ancient Greek texts through modern authors like Don Nigro and Michael Zand. His orchestral music is “replete with imaginative textures” (The Dallas Morning News) and includes concertos, tone poems, and ymphonies. His chamber music possesses, at times, a “trance-like intensity” (The Boston Musical Intelligencer); it is “fresh and clever,” and “a compositional tour-de-force” (American Record Guide) that reveals “a rapidly shifting exploration of past, present, and future” (I Care If You Listen).

During the 2022–23 season, Jeremy will be living and working in Edinburgh, Tel Aviv, Genoa, and Zürich, composing a cycle of tone poems commissioned by Boston Modern Orchestra Project on tales from The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. This cycle continues from Ainulindalë, commissioned and premiered by the Harrisburg Symphony in 2018. The current season also features the world premieres of Tout le monde à la fois, an Eastman Centennial piece for massed oboes, oboes dʼamour, English horns, bassoons, and contrabassoons, commissioned by Richard Killmer, and a new arrangement of Corvus Mythicus commissioned by the New York Classical Players.

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photo: Regina_DeLuise.


Composer Jeremy Gill will present his recent piece Motherwhere for string quartet and string orchestra, premiered in 2022 by the Parker Quartet and New York Classical Players. Motherwhere is a concerto for string quartet in the form of 21 bagatelles, based on the book Night School by Hungarian writer Zsófia Bán.