I’ve been enjoying Frances Wilson’s wonderful “The Cross-Eyed Pianist” blog posts and “Meet the Artist” highlights for years. So, I am delighted to be featured in a “Meet the Artist” interview about working with master musicians & commissions as inspiring affirmations of connection. Plus, a word or two about my compositional process and big hopes for the future!
Thomas Piercy & New York Women Composers 2023
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 7pm
A stylistically diverse program of musical trios and duos by women composers.
Scorca Hall at National Opera Center
330 7th Ave 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001
Performed by Thomas Piercy, clarinet; Daniel Hass, cello; Tengku Irfan, piano
The program includes works by Beth Anderson, Chen Yi, Jinhee Han, Stefania de Kenessey, Jane Leslie, Alla Pavlova, Faye-Ellen Silverman, and Judith Zaimont.
Tickets: $25 (Students/Seniors $15) Doors open at 6:30pm.
Information/Reservations: [email protected]
Wow, I am very excited to share this San Francisco Classical Voice review of Redwood Symphony‘s West Coast premiere performance of “Shredding Glass” conducted by Kyle Baldwin.
“Redwood Symphony Blends Seriousness and Festivity“
Definitely sounds like Kyle Baldwin did a great job conducting Shredding Glass!
Journalist David Bratman totally got the piece in his review – plus, he also listened to the cool pre-concert Zoom conversation that Kyle and I had.
Thanks to Casidy Reed for this podcast opportunity on HERstory. It’s fun talking about music and Casidy is a terrific host.
My music is in the November airplay rotation on dublab radio “The Sounds of Now” 2am to 8am.
The Sounds of Now features a selection of new music and recent re-issues. With weekly updates The Sounds of Now offers listeners the opportunity to stay up to date on what is being released across the wide musical landscape from around the world.
Tune in on dublab radio afterhours, or subscribe to weekly selections of new music on Spotify and Facebook.
And, check out the intriguingly eclectic DUBLAB Recommends Youtube playlist which includes Balancing on the Edge of Shadows and Dreaming Through Fog.
I love their mission statement! “Home of enthusiasts with a shared vision of elevating spiritual excellence of human nature by the power of classical music and effectively making the world a better place through noble art.“
I am thrilled to announce the digital release of PASSAGES THROUGH TIME, an exciting creative step in my composing career.
Thanks to the incredibly masterful musicians who have brought my music to life and to the PARMA Recordings team for bringing this album to fruition.
This collection of orchestral and chamber works is close to my heart.
Three works were written in 2020, and include the premiere recording of Dreaming Through Fog.
There’s an encore release of violinist Audrey Wright‘s gorgeous recording of Balancing on the Edge of Shadows with pianist Yundu Wang, the official release of cellist Carmine Miranda‘s beautiful rendition of Resolves, and my violin duet Night Stream, plus remasters of several expansive orchestral pieces recorded with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Petr Vronský Conductor and the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, Stanislav Vavřínek Conductor, and In Passages for violin soloist and string orchestra recorded by the Croatian Chamber Orchestra, Miran Vaupotić, Conductor.
The mysterious and evocative paths through which instrumental music can communicate the universality of human experiences always intrigue me. I invite you to delve into this nonverbal realm of our primal commonality, through musical journeys that can be delicate and vulnerable, yet powerful and transporting.
For those in the Baltimore, MD area, I’d like to invite you to Audrey Wright’s debut album release concert on Friday, February 25, at 7pm.
(Streaming tickets are available as well and accessible up to March 3rd.)
It will be a beautiful concert and I’d love to say hello if you can attend in person.
Violinist Audrey Wright and pianist Yundu Wang will perform works from their brand new album THINGS IN PAIRS, including the concert premiere of Balancing on the Edge of Shadows.
Available on * AmazonMusic * YouTube Music * AppleMusic * Deezer * Spotify *
Excitingly anticipating the February 11th debut album release by violinist Audrey Wright – THINGS IN PAIRS on Navona Records will include the premiere recording of “Balancing on the Edge of Shadows” commissioned for the album. Check out the beautiful premiere music video exquisitely performed by Audrey and pianist Yundu Wang, with sound responsive lighting created by Geoff Robertson for this video project. Very cool.
The version premiere of “On Curious Reflection” for vibe and piano, performed by Hypercube members: pianist Andrea Lodge and percussionist Chris Graham.
December 15, 2021 at the Greenwich House School of Music, New York City.
It’s been a long time coming – now in the year of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, I’m excited that Maestro Ulysses James will conduct the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic in the first North American performances of “Shredding Glass“. Both performances will be on Sunday, December 12, 2021. 2:30 at the Annandale United Methodist Church, Annandale, VA and 7:30 at the historic George Washington Masonic National Memorial, Alexandria, VA. Purchase tickets.
“Shredding Glass” began as an immediate cathartic response to the events and images of September 11, 2001. To me this piece represents the essence of an emotional remembrance of how a sense of time and timelessness unfolded while coping with the realization, heartbreak and impact of this catastrophic event. I believe the music is ultimately about transcendence.
October 25: Joel Braun performed a concert of works for Double Bass, including DB versions of Jilted Tango & Steps in the Night.
Video features Joel’s gorgeously sensitive performance of this version of “Steps in the Night” for double bass. October 25, 2021 Faculty Recital at the Butler School of Music, University of Texas/Austin.
Check out the premiere performance videos of works that are the opening & closing works from a “pandemic suite” trio. Within Deep Currents was premiered by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Stanislav Vavřínek, Conductor. And, Turning Tides was commissioned by the Portland Youth Philharmonic for the Portland Youth Philharmonic Conservatory Orchestra strings.
(FYI, both works are suitable for youth orchestras)
North/South Consonance string ensemble performs the North American premiere of “Within Deep Currents in the North/South Season Finale Concert, June 29th Live webcast from St. John’s in the Village, NYC.
Within Deep Currents conveys some of the feelings I have had during this epic time of a global pandemic – a sense of immersion within a flow of time and a feeling of being slowly pulled along by underlying currents, as dynamic forces exert their influences through an interplay of diverse energies.