Zaheri named commissioned composer for the Kentucky Music Educators Annual Conference. The new work will be performed by the Kentucky All-State Children's Chorus. Louisville, Kentucky. February 1 - 4.
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Zaheri, in collaboration with choreographer Rebecca Salzer, will be working with colleagues at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in conjunction with University of Alabama Greece Initiative. The composer/choreographer duo will begin the process of creating a film/sound composition, capturing and portraying the treacherous journey for millions of migrants. May 7 - 14, 2016.
Performance at 2016 International Tuba Euphonium Conference
"pour Paris (fugal variations on a theme by Ravel)" to be performed at the 2016 International Tuba Euphonium Conference. Knoxville, Tennessee. May 30 - June 4.
Performance at 2016 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL
"What Lips My Lips Have Kissed" to be performed at the 2016 University of Southern Mississippi New Music Festival. Hattiesburg, Mississippi. March 8 and 9.
Society of Composers Region III Conference
"St. Vincent" to be performed at the Society of Composers, Inc. Region III Conference. Marshall University. Huntington, West Virginia. February 25 - 27, 2016.
The American Prize in Music Composition
Zaheri named Semi-Finalist in the 2015 American Prize in Music Composition.
Performance at 2015 Electronic Music Midwest festival
"Soundtrack for Brad's eHarmony Profile" to be performed at the 2015 Electronic Music Midwest Festival. Kansas City, Kansas. November 19 - 21.
Performance at 2015 Parma international New music festival
"Soundtrack for Brad's eHarmony Profile" to be performed during the 2015 PARMA International New Music Festival. Portsmouth, New Hampshire. August 14 - 16.
Performance at 2015 International Clarinet Association's Clarinetfest
The Cavell Trio to perform "I come from where the Lotus Flower blooms" at the 2015 International Clarinet Association's ClarinetFest. Madrid, Spain. July 22 - 26.
Premiere at 17th International saxophone world congress
"Unknown, Lovely, Sad, and Shimmering" for alto saxophone, viola, Native American flute, and percussion to be premiered at the 17th International Saxophone World Congress. Strasbourg, France. July 10, 2015.
Hot Springs National Music Festival
"Two Girls and a Boy" to be performed at the 2015 Hot Springs National Music Festival. Hot Springs, Arkansas. May 30 - June 13.
premiere at 2015 Southeast horn workshop
"My Way, And Now...," for horn, hammond organ (or synthesizer), electric guitar, piano, and recorded audio to be premiered at the 2015 Southeastern Horn Workshop Conference. Louisiana State University. March 5 - 8.
International Clarinet Association
"Two Girls and a Boy" to be performed at the 2015 International Clarinet Association Southeastern Festival. The University of Alabama Birmingham. February 21 and 22, 2015.
"Prelude to the Holy Dark," for solo piano, will appear on the new album "Felt: Striking Works for Solo Piano." The album will be released by PARMA Recordings, on the Navona label, and distributed by Naxos. The album will be available February 10, 2015.
zaheri named conductor for 2015 kmea Kentucky all-state children's chorus
Thursday, February 5, 2015, 5:15 p.m. Louisville, Kentucky - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
"Kandinsky's Blue," a new work for orchestra and ensembles, will be premiered by the University of Alabama' Huxford Symphony. The work was composed in honor and recognition of the symphony's benefactor, Camilla Huxford.
Monday, November 17, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa, Alabama - Moody Music Concert Hall
UA Contemporary ensemble tour
The University of Alabama Contemporary Ensemble will be offering concerts in Atlanta, Georgia and Knoxville, Tennessee. The music of Arvo Pärt, Olivier Messiaen, Hans Werner Henze, and UA student composers will be featured. The tour will also feature the world premiere of Zaheri's "Simple Music No. 1," featuring Scott O'Toole, percussionist.
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta, Georgia - Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
Saturday, November 1, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Knoxville, Tennessee - Church Street United Methodist Church
UA Contemporary Ensemble 2014-2015 Inaugural concert
The UA Contemporary Ensemble will present its 2014-2015 Season Inaugural Concert, featuring the music of Arvo Pärt, Olivier Messiaen, Hans Werner Henze, and UA student composers.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa, Alabama - Moody Music Concert Hall
"Two Girls and a Boy," and the Cavell Trio, will featured on SoundNotion.tv's podcast. (Episode 175 - August 2014)
Performance at international association's Clarinetfest
"Two Girls and a Boy," a trio for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon, will be performed during the 2014 International Clarinet Association's ClarinetFest. The festival will be held on the campus of Louisiana State University, July 30 - August 3.
performance at 2014 hot springs music festival
"Two Girls and a Boy," a trio for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon, will be performed during the 19th annual Hot Springs Music Festival. The work will be performed by the Mentor Ensemble in Residence, the Cavell Trio.
"Two Girls and a Boy," a trio for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon, and composed for the Cavell Trio, has been accepted for publication by Potenza Publishers.
"Two Girls and a Boy," a trio for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon, will appear on the Cavell Trio's latest album, "Dialog." The album will be released by Blue Griffin Recordings' own label in August of 2014.
zaheri named conductor for the 2014 kmea district three children's honor chorus
Friday, April 25, 2014, 5:30 p.m. Bowling Green, Kentucky - Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center
UA Contemporary ensemble 2013-2014 season finale
The University of Alabama Contemporary Ensemble will perform works by Igor Stravinsky, Anton Webern, Paul Hindemith, and Joan Tower, among others. Student composers Tyler Entelisano, J.M. Smith, and Max Dolensky will also have works featured.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa, Alabama - Moody Music Concert Hall
UA contemporary ensemble performance of britten's "canticles"
The University of Alabama Contemporary Ensemble will perform the full collection of Benjamin Britten's "Canticles." The performance will feature Brad Raymond (tenor), Daniel Bubeck (countertenor), and Paul Houghtaling (baritone).
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa, Alabama - Moody Music Concert Hall
Ua contemporary ensemble 2013-2014 inaugural concert
The inaugural concert for the University of Alabama's Contemporary Ensemble 2013-2014 season will feature the music of Charles Ives, Alban Berg, and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. John Ratledge will conduct the University of Alabama's University Singers in a performance of Ives's 'Psalm 90,' and soprano Amy Little will be joined by pianist J. Bradley Baker for a performance of Berg's 'sieben frühe Lieder.' The concert will conclude with a performance of Maxwell Davies's 'Eight Songs for a Mad King,' featuring bass-baritone Paul Houghtaling, and conducted by Zaheri.
Monday, November 25, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa, Alabama - Moody Music Concert Hall
sci region iv conference performance
"Soundtrack for Brad's e-Harmony Profile," a digital composition, has been selected for performance during the 2013 Region IV conference of the Society of Composers, Incorporated. The conference will take place October 17-19 on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky.
sci region iv conference lecture
During the 2013 Region IV conference of the Society of Composers, Inc. Zaheri will give a lecture on the early opera triptych of Paul Hindemith, with a particular focus on the final opera of the series, "Sancta Susanna." The conference will take place October 17-19 on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky.
"Over Dinner," a new musical by Amir Zaheri (book and lyrics also by Zaheri) will be premiered by the University of Alabama Opera Theater, under the direction of Paul Houghtaling, on Thursday, September 12* and Friday, September 13 at the University of Alabama.
Thursday and Friday, September 12 and 13, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa, Alabama - Moody Music Choral/Opera Room
zaheri joins ua school of music faculty
Zaheri has accepted the position of Musical Director and Conductor of the University of Alabama Contemporary Ensemble and Instructor of Music Composition and Theory.
"EXAUDI! voces ecclesiae," a composition for organ with recorded and synthesized audio, has been selected for publication by the International Journal for Contemporary Composition, a peer-reviewed journal.
frederic goossen memorial composition competition
"Prelude to the Holy Dark," a solo for piano, received 2nd Prize in the 2013 Frederic Goossen Memorial Composition Competition.
frederic goossen memorial composition competition
"EXAUDI! voces ecclesiae," a composition for organ with recorded and synthesized audio, received an honorable mention in the 2013 Frederic Goossen Memorial Composition Competition.
New Scene Composed for UA Opera Theatre's Performance of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado
As resident composer for the University of Alabama's Opera Theatre, Zaheri has composed a new scene for Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Mikado." The scene, with a new song titled "Three-Quarter Time," was written especially for Peep-Bo, and occurs in the second act, just prior to Peep-Bo's "usual" exit.
Friday, March 1, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa, Alabama - Moody School of Music Choral/Opera Room
premiere of solo for flugelhorn
Trumpeter Brittany Hendricks will premiere the new solo for Flugelhorn, "Angle of the Ocean."
Sunday, Janurary 12, 2013 - 7:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa, Alabama - Moody School of Music Recital Hall
Sneak-Preview of New Cabaret Songs
Baritone Paul Houghtaling will perform "Ding-Dong, the Which?" from the new cycle of cabaret songs, "Stranger Than Oz."
Thursday, January 3, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Portland, Oregon - National Opera Association's Annual Conference
Lecture: Paul Hindemith and his Controversial Opera Triptych
Zaheri will give a lecture on Hindemith's life and his relationship with his own opera triptych. Particular attention will be given to the final of the three opera's, "Sancta Susanna," which was perhaps the most controversial and costly of all.
Friday, December 7, 2012, 5:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa, Alabama - University of Alabama
sci national conference
"Soundtrack for Brad's e-Harmony Profile," a digital composition, has been selected for performance at the 2012 Student SCI National Conference.
October 12-14, 2012 Bexley, Ohio - Capital University
Electroacoustic Barn Dance performance
"Soundtrack for Brad's e-Harmony Profile," a digital composition, has been selected for performance at the 2nd Annual Electroacoustic Barn Dance Festival, a three-day event featuring new music and art.
November 8-10, 2012 Fredericksburg, Virginia - University of Mary Washington
Zaheri will be ComposersCircle.com's featured composer for July 7, 2012.
Dr. Judy Bonner, President of The University of Alabama, has commissioned a new composition for "Denny Chimes," the university carillon. The new work will be performed routinely to celebrate distinguished achievements of UA faculty and students.
Dr. Paul Hondorp, Director of Choral Activities at Western Kentucky University, has commissioned a new large work to be premiered in the fall of 2012. The new work, "To A Red Sun," will be scored for chorus and recorded audio.
Premiere Performance: Sunday, October 14, 2012, 3:30 p.m. Bowling Green, Kentucky - WKU Van Meter Auditorium
"Prelude to the Holy Dark," a solo for piano, has been selected for publication by the International Journal of Contemporary Composition.
Click HERE to view a video featuring the Briarwood Elementary School Choir as they prepare for their performance at KMEA where they will premiere the new choral work "Stand With Me," commissioned by the school. Andrea Nance (director) and selected students share their thoughts about the event.
Soprano Nancy Cron will perform the art song "Love Sounded" in recital on the campus of Western Kentucky University.
Sunday, February 12, 2012, 3:00 p.m. Bowling Green, Kentucky - WKU Recital Hall
Zaheri named one of Tuscaloosa's "Six Most Intriguing People of 2011"
Click HERE to view the Tuscaloosa Magazine article "Amir Zaheri: Composer of Post-Tornado Opera"
Boston Metro Opera's 2012 Contemporary Americana Festival
"Love Sounded," for soprano and piano, will be performed during the Boston Metro Opera's Contemporary Americana Festival. Thursday - Saturday, May 4-6, 2012 Boston, Massachusetts
A new work for unison treble voices (with optional two-part) with piano and text by the composer will be composed for the chorus of Briarwood Elementary School (Andrea Nance, director) in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The work will be premiered as part of their performance at the 2012 Kentucky Music Educators Association All-State In-Service Conference in Louisville, Kentucky - February, 2012.
"Listen to My Voice" is a new work for SATB voices and piano with optional viola. The work was commissioned by the Kentucky Music Educators Association for the 2012 All-State Jr. High Mixed Chorus (Ronnie Oliver, Jr., conductor).
Premiere Performance: Thursday, February 9, 2012, 7:00 p.m. Louisville, Kentucky - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
vocal solo premiere
"Sing While He May" is a new work for unaccompanied voice with a text by Algernon Charles Swinburne. Baritone Marcus Miller will premiere the work.
Sunday, October 1, 2012, 6:00 p.m. Tuscaloosa, Alabama - Moody School of Music Recital Hall
"Look Upon These Faces" is a new two-movement ensemble drama for mixed soli voices, piano, and percussion. It will be premiered by the University of Alabama Opera Theater, under the direction of Paul Houghtaling.
Friday and Sunday, October 14 and 16, 2011, 7:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa, Alabama - Moody School of Music Choral/Opera Room
Northern Plains Music Festival
"Alleluia," for chorus and organ, will be performed during the Northern Plains Music Festival, hosted by Dickinson State University.
Saturday, November 12, 2011, 7:30 p.m. Dickinson, North Dakota - Dickinson State University
Zaheri has been named resident composer of the University of Alabama Opera Theater (August, 2011).
Zaheri has been selected to receive the prestigious Narramore Fellowship (beginning in Fall of 2012) by the University of Alabama School of Music Faculty.
NewNowNorse New Music Festival
"I Loved my Friend," for soprano, flute, clarinet, and piano, has been selected for performance by Conundrum on Friday, March 18, 8:00 p.m.
Friday - Sunday, March 18-20, 2011 Northern Kentucky University
A commission has been received from the University of Alabama's Opera Theater, for the creation of a new opera. The composition will be premiered in March of 2011.
Fresno New Music Festival
"What Lips My Lips Have Kissed," for soprano and piano, will be performed by the Conundrum New Music Ensemble during the 2010 Fresno New Music Festival.
Friday - Sunday, November 5-7, 2010 Fresno, California - California State University, Fresno