Commissions

As part of the ensemble's ongoing commitment to bringing new music to audiences, we established an annual commissioning/residency program. Each year the group commissions a significant composer to create a work for them, which is then premiered during the winter semester. The group is deeply involved in all stages of the process--from selecting and commissioning the composer, to conversations and workshops with the composer as they write, to shaping the piece as drafts come in, to rehearsing with the composers, and finally to performing the world premiere performance. We have also commissioned and premiered over 75 GVSU student works.

2011-12 Commission
Daniel Rhode
Flickering Pixels (flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion plus stereo playback and optional video)
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2009-10 Commission
Rob Smith
Kicking & Screaming (8 players plus piano, 2 percussion)
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2008-9 Commissions
Fall: J. Anthony Allen
Pierrot Variations (flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion, electronics)
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Spring:
Belinda Reynolds
Circles (flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, cello)
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2007-8 Commission
Robin Cox
Fool's Day (flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano, vibes, marimba)
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2006-7 Commission
Marc Mellits
240 Weeks (2 flutes, 2 clarinets/bass clarinets, violin, cello, piano, 2 percussion)
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2005-6 Commission
Kurt Ellenberger
Gormenghast Overture (flute, clarinet, trumpet, violin, cello, piano, 2 percussion)
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