Works

Large Ensemble

Duration: ca. 20'
2 Fl./2 Ob./2 Cl. (second dbl. bass cl.)/2 Bn./2 Hrn./2 C Tpt./1 Perc./Strings
Commissioned by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Premiere date:
January 19, 2017 - Thomasville Center for the Arts, Thomasville, GA
February 4, 2017 - Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
Program Note

Duration: ca. 30'
1 Pic./2 Fl./2 Ob./2 Bb Cl./1 Bs.Cl./2 Bn./1 Cnt.Bn./
4 Hrn./2 C Tpt./2 Tn.Trb./1 Bs.Trb./1 Tba./Timp./3 Perc./2 Hp./1 Pno./Strings
Commissioned by the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music
Marin Alsop, Music Director
Premiere date: Summer 2010, Santa Cruz, California

Duration: ca. 8'
1 Pic./2 Fl./2 Ob./2 Bb Cl./1 Bs.Cl./2 Bn./1 Cnt.Bn./
4 Hrn./2 C Tpt./2 Tn.Trb./1 Bs.Trb./1 Tba./Strings
Commissioned by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Premiere date: February 2005, Yuri Temirkanov, conductor
Strathmore Music Center, Bethesda, Maryland

Duration: ca. 27'
2 Fl./2 Ob./2 Bb Cl./2 Bsn./2 Hrn./2 C Tpt./Strings
Commissioned by the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
Premiere date: June 2005, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, conductor
Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Duration: ca. 12'
1 Pic./2 Fl./2 Ob../2 Bb Cl./1 Bs.Cl./2 Bn./1 Cnt.Bn./
4 Hrn./2 C Tpt./2 Tn.Trb./1 Bs.Trb./1 Tba./Timp./3 Perc./Strings
Commissioned by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Premiere date: March 2003, Claus Peter Flor, conductor
Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Duration: ca. 20'
1 Pic./2 Fl./2 Ob./2 Bb Cl./1 Bs.Cl./2 Bn./1 Cnt.Bn./
4 Hrn./3 C Tpt../2 Tn.Trb./1 Bs.Trb./1 Tba./Timp./3 Perc./1 Hp./1 Pno./Strings
Commissioned by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Premiere date: April 2002, Mariss Jansons, conductor
Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Duration: ca. 21'
1 Pic./2 Fl./2 Ob./2 Bb Cl./1 Bs.Cl./2 Bn./1 Cnt.Bn./
4 Hrn./2 C Tpt./2 Tn.Trb./1 Bs.Trb./1 Tba./Timp./3 Perc./1 Hp./1 Pno./Strings
Commissioned by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Premiere date: January 2000, Mariss Jansons, conductor
Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Duration: ca. 27'
1 Pic./2 Fl./2 Ob./2 Bb Cl./1 Bs.Cl./2 Bn./1 Cnt.Bn./
4 Hrn./2 C Tpt./2 Tn.Trb./1 Bs.Trb./1 Tba../Timp./2 Perc./1 Hp./1 Pno./Strings Commissioned by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Premiere date: November 1999, Alan Gilbert, conductor
Meyerson Symphony Hall - Dallas, Texas

Duration: ca. 10'
Orchestra section strings (Vln. I / Vln.II / Vla. / Vc. / Cb.)
Premiere date: February 1997
Concordia Orchestra, Marin Alsop, conductor
Alice Tully Hall, New York, New York

Ensemble With Soloist

Duration: ca. 33'
Soprano/2 Alto Sax./1 Tnr. Trb./1 Perc./1 Pno./1 Elec. Gtr.
Commissioned by Ensemble Klang
Premiere date: December 7, 2016 - De Doelen, Rotterdam, Holland

Duration: ca. 27'
1 Fl./1 Ob./1 Bb Cl./1 Bs.Cl./1 Bn./
1 Hrn./1 C Tpt./1 Pno./Solo Vln./2 Sec.Vlns./1 Vla./1 Vc./1 D.b.
Commissioned by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Premiere date: November 6, 2015 - Saint Paul, MN
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin

Duration: ca. 24'
2 Alto Sax./1 Tnr. Trb./1 Perc./1 Pno./1 Elec. Gtr.
Commissioned by Ensemble Klang
Premiere date: October 25, 2014 - Orgelpark, Amsterdam, Holland

Duration: ca. 30'
1 Pic./2 Fl./2 Ob./2 Bb Cl./2 Bn./1 Cnt.Bn./
4 Hrn./2 C Tpt./2 Tn.Trb./1 Bs.Trb./Timp./1 Perc./Solo Horn/Strings
Commissioned by the Eastern Music Festival
Premiere date: Summer 2011 - Eastern Music Festival Symphony Orchestra
Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Jamie Hersch, horn

Duration: ca. 24'
1 Pic./2 Fl./2 Ob./2 Bb Cl./1 Bs.Cl./2 Bn./1 Cnt.Bn./
4 Hrn./2 C Tpt./2 Tn.Trb./1 Bs.Trb./1 Tba./Timp./2 Perc./2 Hp./1 Pno./solo C tpt./Strings
Commissioned by the Cleveland Orchestra
Premiere date: 2011/12 season
Cleveland Orchestra
Michael Sachs, trumpet

Duration: ca. 26'
2 Fl./2 Ob./2 Bb Cl. dbl. Bs. Cl./2 Bn./
2 Hrn./2 C Tpt./2 Trb./1 Perc./Pno.Solo/Strings
Premiere date: Spring 2012
Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Shai Wosner, piano

Duration: ca. 38'
1 Pic./2 Fl./2 Ob./2 Bb Cl./1 Bs.Cl./2 Bn./1 Cnt.Bn./
4 Hrn./2 C Tpt./2 Tn.Trb./1 Bs.Trb./1 Tba./
Timp./3 Perc./1 Orch. Pno./1 Hp./Pno.Solo/Strings
Commissioned by the Saint Louis Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony and Garrick Ohlsson
Premiere date: November 2002
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, soloist

Opera

Duration: ca. 120'
Libretto by Michael Hersch
Text adapted from Marin Sorescu's The Bridge
Translation by Adam J. Sorkin and Lidia Vinau
Instrumentation: 1 Soprano, 1 Fl., 1 Ob., 1 Bb Cl., 1 Bass Cl. (separate player), 1 Perc., 1 Pno., 1 Vln., 1 Vc.
Presented by Nunc
Miranda Cuckson, Artistic Director
Roger Brunyate, Stage Director
Ah Young Hong, soprano
Tito Muñoz, conductor
Christopher Cairns, Kevin Tuttle, Sets
Premiere date: June 25, 2014
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York
thresholdopera.com

Vocal

Duration: ca. 33'
Soprano/2 Alto Sax./1 Tnr. Trb./1 Perc./1 Pno./1 Elec. Gtr.
Commissioned by Ensemble Klang
Premiere date: December 7, 2016 - De Doelen, Rotterdam, Holland

Texts by Christopher Middleton
Duration: ca. 30'
Premiere date: May 28, 2016 - London, England
Ah Young Hong, soprano; Michael Atkinson, horn

Duration: ca. 35'
Texts by Dante Alighieri and Ezra Pound
Commissioned by the Network for New Music
Premiere date: April 19, 2015 - Philadelphia, PA
Ah Young Hong, Paul Demers, Burchard Tang, Jamie Hersch
conducted by Jan Krzywicki

Suite from the opera On the Threshold of Winter
Duration: ca. 30'
Premiere date:
January 13, 2013 - Ensemble Nunc Benefit Concert, New York, NY
Ah Young Hong, soprano; Matei Varga, piano

Duration: ca. 20'
2 versions available:
Version 1 - for lyric baritone and piano
Version 2 - for bass-baritone and piano
Commissioned by Thomas Hampson and the A.S.C.A.P. Foundation Kingsford Fund for Art Songs
Premiere date: February 26, 2013 - San Francisco, California
Thomas Hampson, baritone; Wolfram Rieger, piano
San Francisco Performances

Duration: ca. 10'

Duration: ca. 14'
Premiere date:
1994 - The Peabody Institute of Music, Baltimore, MD
Ulrike Huhs, soprano; Paul Wyse, piano

Chamber Music

Duration: ca. 35'
Commissioned by the Library of Congress
Premiere date: October 16, 2015
Stefan Heinemeyer, cello; Annette von Hehn, violin
Washington, D.C.
Program Note

Duration: ca. 80'
Commissioned by Mark Wait, Carolyn Huebl and Vanderbilt University
Premiere date: February 26, 2015
Carolyn Huebl, violin / Mark Wait, piano
Nashville, Tennesse
Program Note

Duration: ca. 17

Duration: ca. 45'
Commissioned by the Blair String Quaret and Vanderbilt University
Premiere date: February 17, 2012
The Blair String Quartet
Nashville, Tennessee

Duration: ca. 12'
Premiere date:
November 11, 2010 - The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
Daniel Gaisford, cello; Michael Hersch, piano

Duration: ca. 32'
1 Bb Cl. dbl. Bs.Cl./1 Hrn./1 Perc./1 Vln./1 Vla./1 Vc./1 Cb.
Commissioned by the Network for New Music
Premiere date: April 9, 2010
Society for Ethical Culture - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Program Note

Duration: ca. 118'
Premiere date: October 17, 2009
Jamie Hersch, horn; Daniel Gaisford, cello
St. Mark's Church - Philadelphia, PA
Program Note

Duration: 25'
Commissioned by Midori Goto
Premiere date: November 2004
Midori Goto, violin; Robert McDonald, piano
Lisbon, Portugal

Duration: ca. 30'
Commissioned by the Sequenza Piano Trio
Premiere date: February 2004
Sequenza Piano Trio
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Duration: ca. 31'
4 vln./2 vla./2 Vc.
Commissioned by the Kronberg Akademie
Premiere date: August 2002
Schloss Neuhardenberg Festival - Brandenberg, Germany

Duration: ca. 13'
Matthew Hunter, viola; David Riniker, cello
Premiere Date: January 2003, Philharmonie - Berlin, Germany

Duration: ca. 11'
Commissioned by the Romaeuropa Festival
Premiere date: December 2001
Walter Boeykens, clarinet; Ilia Laporev, cello
Pantheon - Rome, Italy

Duration: ca. 17'
Commissioned by the Ensemble da Camera
Premiere date: 1996 American Music Festival
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Solo Instrumental

Duration: ca. 20'
Premiere date: September 7, 2016 - Spectrum, New York, NY
Miranda Cuckson, violin

Duration: ca. 19'
Commissioned by the New York Philharmonic
Premiere date: June, 3, 2014 - SubCulture, New York, NY
Yulia Ziskel, violin

Duration: ca. 15'

Duration: ca. 25'
Premiere date: September 18, 2012 - Friedberg Hall, Baltimore, MD
Gary Louie, saxophone

Duration: ca. 15'
Premiere date: March 15, 2012 - Reinberger Chamber Music Hall at Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio
Michael Hersch, piano

Duration: ca. 11'
Premiere date:
August 2010 - Dartington Music Festival, United Kingdom
Peter Sheppard-Skaerved, violin

Duration: ca. 8'
Premiere date: August 15, 2013 - Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Duration: ca. 32'
Premiere date: December 2007 - Brno, Czech Republic
Peter Sheppard-Skaerved, violin

Duration: ca. 22'
Commissioned by Jeffrey Weisner
Premiere date: June 2007 - International Society of Bassists Convention, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Jeffrey Weisner, double bass

Duration: ca. 145'
Premiere date: October 2006
Saint Mark's Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Michael Hersch, piano
Program Note

Duration: ca. 5'
Commissioned by Peter Sheppard-Skaerved
Premiere date:
2004 - Museum of Contemporary Art, Mexico City, Mexico
Peter Sheppard-Skaerved, violin

Duration: ca. 13'
Premiere date: October 2003 - Van Cliburn Foundation Modern at the Modern Series, Fort Worth, Texas
Michael Hersch, piano

Duration: ca. 12'
Commissioned by Yael Weiss
Premiere date:
March 2004 - Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
Yael Weiss, piano

Duration: ca. 40'
Premiere date: October 2003 Musica XXI Romaeuropa Festival
Goethe Institute - Rome, Italy
Daniel Gaisford, cello
Program Note

Duration: ca. 35'
Premiere date: 2001 - 92nd St. Y
Tisch Center for the Performing Arts, New York, New York
Daniel Gaisford, cello
Program Note

Arrangements

Mille Regretz: ca. 3'
De Profundis Clamavi: ca. 6'

Duration: ca. 25'
1 Fl./1 Ob./1 Bb Cl./1 Bn./1 Hn./1 Tpt./Vln. Solo/2 Vln./1Vla./1 Vc.
Commissioned by Nurit Pacht
Premiere date: February 2006 - Alliance Francais
Nurit Pacht, violin