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Listed below is information on past performances of works by Jean-Michel Damase featured on Chez DAMASE

bullet7 December 2006, 8:00PM
Bellingham, Washington USA
Western Washington University
Performing Arts Center
Concert Hall
Quatre facettes for flute and guitar (1998)
Anna Steele, flute
William Coogan, guitar
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Japanese World Premiere Tour  
7, 8, 11 November 2005

The composer, along with flutists Nobutaka Shimizu and Paul Field, performed in Tokyo, Oksaka, and Fukuoka. The concert included works by Fauré and Damase, including the world première of Dialogues for two flutes (Éditions Lemoine).

Competitions and Exams

bulletPresided over the spring exams at the École Normale de Musique de Paris.
bulletJuror at the 1st International Contest for Concertos for Piano and Orchestra in Lourmarin, France
bulletThe 2006 International Competition of the Union française des artistes musiciens (L'Ufam) programmed Harpsodie (Éditions Harposphère) as one of two works comprising the finale of its harp contest.
bulletTango for harp solo (Éditions Harposphère) was included in the 1st International Harp Contest in Nice, France.

 

bulletParis, France
16 October 2005
10:00am-12:00pm & 2:00pm-5:00pm
Les Harps Camac
92, rue Petit 75019
tel [within France] (01) 40 40 08 40
tel [outside France] 33 1 40 40 08 40
fax (as above) 40 40 08 42
Masterclasses by Jean-Michel Damase
M.Damase will conduct masterclasses dedicated to his works for harp at the showroom of Camac Harps. Participation is open to student harpists only; however, the event is open to the public free of charge. Reservations are requested and advised.
bulletHeiloo, Netherlands
15 July 2005
De Witte Kerk (The White Church)
Emile Meuffels, trumpet; Giselle Boeters, harp
Adage; Scherzetto; Bourrée Chromatique
for trumpet and harp
Having presented these works for a Research Symposium at the Conservatory of Amsterdam on 13 April 2005, the duo now perform these works at a recital of music for trumpet and harp.
bulletLos Angeles, CA USA
23 February 2005
Roy and Edna Disney | CalArts Theater
Walt Disney Concert Hall, 631 W. 2nd St
Susan Allen, harp; William Powell, clarinet
Sonata for Clarinet & Harp
bulletConcert In Honor of Jean-Michel Damase (May 2004)
Marseille, France
Conservatoire National de Région de Marseille; Salle Zino Francescatti
Professors and students of the Marseille Conservatoire had the rare opportunity to present a concert/examination recital in the presence of the composer. 
bullet Paris premiere of the Concertino for Piano & String Orchestra (January 2004)
The Paris premiere of the Concertino for Piano & String Orchestra took place 18, 24 & 29 January 2004 at the Salle Cortot of the École Normale de Musique de Paris with the noted pianist, Françoise Parrot-Hanlet, as soloist. Both the soloist and composer are on faculty at the school and were able to collaborate extensively prior to the premiere. The performances met with great success by critics and audiences alike. One can only hope that this success will lead to more performances by Parrot-Hanlet in the UK and Europe. Contact Mme Parrot-Hanlet by clicking on her name above or here.
 Parrot-Hanlet acknowledges the composer (seated in box on the upper right) Françoise Parrot-Hanlet at the piano during the Paris premiere of Damase's Concertino for Piano & String Orchestra Damase stands for the soloist and audience

bulletVancouver, B.C. Canada 
12 April 2003, 8:00PM
St. Mark's Anglican Church 
Variations "Early Morning" 
Lorna McGhee, flute; Heidi Krutzen, harp 
Ms McGhee is the former principal flute of the BBC Symphony; Ms Krutzen is principal harp of the Vancouver Opera.
Recital will be recorded for future broadcast on CBC Radio.
bulletTrieste, Italy
19 March 2003, 9:00PM
Conservatorio di Musica di Trieste, Sala Tartini, via Ghega 12, Trieste, Italy
Trio for Flute, Oboe & Piano
Ecoensemble Trio (Morena Mestieri, flute; Paola Fundarò, oboe; Anna Bellagamba, piano)
bulletNew York, New York, USA 
16 February 2003, 3:00PM
New York Philharmonic Chamber Music Series, Merkin Concert Hall at Abraham Goodman House, 129 West 67th Street
Dix-sept Variations for Wind Quintet
Members of the New York Philharmonic perform this work as well as the Fauré's Piano Quartet in g, Op 45, Schubert's String Trio in B-flat, D. 471 and Beethoven's Octet in E-flat, Op 103
bulletAnn Arbor, Michigan, USA
4 December 2002, 8:00 PM
University of Michigan, Britton Recital Hall
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano
Amy Porter, flute; Nancy-Ambrose King, oboe; Phillip Bush, piano
Performers include faculty members of the University of Michigan who have also recorded this work for Boston Records.
bulletCuliacan, Sinaloa, Mexico
29 November 2002
Museo de Arte de Mazatlan
Berceuse for Horn & Piano
Jason Wright, horn; Aigul Kulova, piano
Mr Wright is principal horn of the Orquesta Sinaloa de las Artes.
bulletPinnacle Brass (Resident Brass Quintet at the University of Central Arkansas) commissioned and premiered a new brass quintet by Damase, For Five. The American premiere was given 13 November 2002 at the UCA Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall and the European premiere (also given by Pinnacle Brass) during their tour of Paris on 26 November 2002 at the Woodwind & Brasswind Music Store, with the composer in attendance. 


Pinnacle Brass with Jean-Michel Damase
bulletMoorhead, Minnesota, USA
8 September 2002 - Rourke Art Museum (CD Release Performance)
Moorhead, Minnesota, USA
4 October 2002 - Concordia College Faculty Recital 
Vermillion, South Dakota, USA
18 October 2002 - Shrine to Music Museum, University of South Dakota
Quatre Facettes for Flute & Guitar
The Harris-Coates Duo (Debora Harris, flute and Mike Coates, guitar)
bulletBrighton, UK
21 May 2002 - Brighton Festival
Sonate en concert for Flute, Piano & Cello (ad libitum)
The Hilser Trio (Rachel Smith, flute; Rachel Firmager cello; Yoko Ono, piano)
bulletLondon, UK
24 May 2002 - St. John's Smith Square
Sonate en concert for Flute, Piano & Cello
Wissam Boustany, flute; Nigel Clayton, piano
 

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