Performances and Events

2017

Chanukah Tonight!
Stroudsburg High School Concert Choir and Chamber Orchestra
Janice E. Lee and Lisa A. Rogers, conductors
Stroudsburg High School Auditorium
1100 West Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA
December 12, 2017, 7:00 PM

The Chocolate Carol, with orchestral accompaniment
Premiere of the orchestration
University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, Singing Statesmen,
Bel Canto Women’s Chorus, and Civic Chorus
Dr. Michael Griffith, conductor
Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts
Laramie, Wyoming
December 9, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
December 10, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

Chanukah Tonight!
Singing Out Toronto
Doug Hammond, Conductor
Toronto, Canada
Winter, 2017

Hill Dance, concert band
Showa Wind Symphony 18th Annual Concert
Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor
June 3, 2017
Teatro del Giglio Showa
Showa Univ.of Music, Tokyo, Japan

Elegy for strings
Portland, OR, Jewish Community Center Orchestra
Donald L. Appert, Conductor
June, 2017

O Euchari, mixed chorus
First Prize, IOCSF Choral Composition Competition 2016
International Orange Chorale of San Francisco
Zane S. Fiala, Artistic Director
US Premiere
Two Performances:

Saturday, April 29th 7:30 pm
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
114 Montecito Ave, Oakland, CA

Saturday May 13th 7:30 pm
St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church
3281 16th St., San Francisco

Hill Dance
Missouri Southern State University Clarinet Choir
Cheryl Cotter, Conductor
Corley Theater
730pm April 11, 2017
Performance is free and open to the public

Hill Dance
University of North Texas Wind Symphony
Jack Eaddy, Conductor
April 2017
Candid video»

SINGER: David Avshalomov performs as Frere Laurent in Gounod’s
Romeo et Juliette
Staged, with orchestra, produced by Center Stage Opera
Saturday Feb. 11th 7:30 pm
Sunday Feb. 12th 3:00 pm.
Performing Arts Center at Reseda High School
18230 Kittridge Street
Reseda, CA
Tickets: $30-55 (senior/student discounts available); 818-517-4102
OR: Center Stage Tickets

2016

Goodnight Moon, unison children’s voices
San Gabriel Valley, CA, Choral Society
Zanaida Robles, Conductor
Down Home Holiday Concert
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Monrovia, CA
Saturday, December 3, 2016

Let the Children Play (SAA)
Faith United Methodist Church choir
Audrey Vallance, Director
Champaign, IL
Sunday, Oct 16, 2016

First to Serve for concert band, Premiere
VoxNovus Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: A Celebration of Service awardee
West Point Band
Trinity Church
75 Broadway, New York City
Sept. 11, 2016, 2:00 PM

Rain Dance for Band (Premiere)
Ridgewood Concert Band
Chris Wilhjelm, Conductor
Ridgewood, New Jersey
Fall, 2016

Hill Dance
D’Addario Woodwinds Clarinet Choir
International Clarinet Fest 2016
Lawrence, Kansas, USA
Saturday August 6th, 1:00 P.M.
Video»

Repeat Performance
August 2016
Camerino, Italy

Hope is the Thing With Feathers
Matthew Ian Welch, Bass/Baritone
Oneonta Congregational Church
South Pasadena, CA
July 24th (Offertory solo)

The Lamb and The Shepherd (Blake)
Solo Quartet
Video/Lamb»
Video/Shepherd»
St. George’s Episcopal Church, La Canada, CA
Connie Grisham, Director
Sunday June 26, 2016 10:00 A.M.

Praise The Lord, chorus and organ
Winner, Mountainside Master Chorale’s Choral Composition Competition (2nd Prize)
2 performances at California Voices concerts:

    • Saturday June 11th, 2016, 7:30 pm; Gala Reception immediately following
    • Sunday June 12th, 2016, 3:30 pm

Pomona First Christian Church
1751 N. Park Ave
Pomona, CA

Hill Dance for Band
Ames High School Band
Chris Ewan, Director
Iowa Bandmasters Conference
Des Moines Marriott Downtown
700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa
May 13, 2016, 2:30 PM
(Candid recording)

SINGER: David Avshalomov performs Gilbert and Sullivan songs in
A Night at the Oper-etta!
Favorites from The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance, Die Fledermaus, and The Merry Widow
with singers from Center Stage Opera and the Valley Symphony Orchestra
Dr. Michael Arshagouni, conductor
Los Angeles Valley College, Main Stage Theater
Valley Glen, CA
May 21, 2016 2:00 and 7:00 PM

SINGER: David Avshalomov performs as the Commendatore
in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, staged by
Redlands Opera Theater
First Congregational Church of Redlands
2 W. Olive Avenue
Redlands, CA
April 23, 24, 29, 30, 2016 7:30 PM

The Last Stand
Liberty University Wind Ensemble
Dr. Stephen Kerr, conductor
Lynchburg, VA
Spring, 2016

Bach, Sinfonia to Cantata 29 (transcr. DA)
Jonathan Stern, Marimba solo
George Mason High School Band
Mary Jo West, conductor
Falls Church, VA
Spring, 2016

Diversion
Nate Goodrich, violin (teacher)
timpani (student)
Blackhawk High School
March 31, 2016

Vignettes, Band
Lee University Wind Ensemble
Dr. David R. Holsinger, Conductor
Cleveland, Tennessee
Spring, 2016

Hill Dance, Band (co-premiere)
Woodbridge High School Symphonic Band
Irvine, CA
Brad Harris, conductor
March, 2016

Hill Dance, Band (co-premiere)
Texas A&M University-Kingsville Band
Scott Jones, conductor
Spring, 2016

Let the Children Play (SSA)
Southwest Women’s Chorus
Murietta, CA
Bill Paisner, Director
Mother’s Day Concert
Spring 2016
(US Premiere)

Prime Time (Toccata Brillante)
Banda Sinfónica Portuguesa
Alberto Roque, conductor
Portugal
2016 (European premiere)

Tipsy Waltz (saxophone quartet), premiere
a very small consortium
UWGB Faculty and Friends
Weidner Center, Fort Howard Hall
University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
Thursday, February 25th

Hill Dance, Band (co-premiere)
The American Band
Dr. Brian M. Cardany, conductor
February 2016
Rhode Island

Hill Dance, Band (repeat performance)
Middle Tennessee State University Concert Band
Murfreesboro, TN
Dr. Reed Thomas, conductor
Winter quarter, 2016

2015

The Chocolate Carol
(first performance of the a capella carolers’ version)
Maryland Entertainment Group Carolers
“A Victorian Christmas”
The Grand Piano Ballroom
Hagerstown, Maryland
December 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 2015

Flopsy the Christmas Pup
de Minnezangers
Johan De Leenheer, conductor
Gent, Belgium
Christmas Concert 2015

Flopsy the Christmas Pup
Mississauga Children’s Choir
Dr. Glenda Crawford, conductor
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Christmas Concert, December 2015

Elegy for strings
UK Premiere
Surrey Camerata
Iain Hellen, conductor
December 5 2015
Holy Trinity Church, Church Road
Claygate, Surrey, ENGLAND

Premiere of Dali Halo (solo organ)
Vox Nova/Composer’s Voice, Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: David Bohn, organ
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
1927 N. 4th Street, Milwaukee, WI
November 1, 2015 3:00 PM

Encore performance
La Crosse New Music Festival
Christ Episcopal Church, La Crosse WI
111 N 9th St (Ninth and Main)
November 4th, 2015, 7:30 PM

Enchanted River
Brook Singers of Meadowbrook High School
Todd Bates, conductor
Byesville, Ohio
Fall 2015

Chiaroscuro (pitched percussion quartet)
University of Nottingham Percussion Ensemble
Lexie Collins, leader
Nottingham, England
Fall 2015

Vignettes, band
University of Arkansas Concert Band
Chris Knighten, Director of Bands
Fall 2015

This Sacred Space
Choir of St. John’s United Church
Janice Brunson, director
Davis Bay (Sechelt)
British Columbia
October 2015

Hill Dance, Band (co-premiere)
Grand Symphonic Winds
St. Paul, Minnesota
Dr. Matthew J. George, conductor
October, 2015 (co-premiere of band version)

Hill Dance, Band (co-premiere)
Middle Tennessee State University Concert Band
Murfreesboro, TN
Dr. Reed Thomas, conductor
September 17, 2015

Clinic performance of Cornucopia of Rounds
Ohlone College Wind Orchestra (Fremont, CA)
Tony Clements, conductor
WASBE Convention Repertoire Session
POSTPONED (long story)

Choral Premiere of Quodlibet, “On Top of Old Stewball
Nova Vocal Ensemble
Jonathan James Bautista, Founding Artistic Director
Pasadena, CA
June 2015

Elegy for Strings
Ravenna String Orchestra
Judy Drake, conductor
Eckstein Middle School
Seattle, WA
June 10 2015

Co-premiere of The Last Stand
Metropolitan Wind Symphony
Lewis J. Buckley, Conductor
National Heritage Museum
33 Marrett Road
Lexington, MA 0242
May 3 2015

Co-premiere of Vignettes
California State University Band (commissioning group)
Dr. Emily A. Moss, Director
Spring 2015

Civilian premiere of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” medley
Ridgewood Concert Band, Orpheus Club Men’s Chorus
West Side Presbyterian Church
Ridgewood, New Jersey
May 8 2015

Transcription of Bach’s Sinfonia to Cantata 29
(version featuring clarinets and flutes)
USF Wind Ensemble
Dr. John C. Carmichael, Conductor
University of South Florida – School of Music Concert Hall
Spring 2015

Co-premiere of Vignettes
Hollis Town Band (commissioning group)
David Bailey, Conductor
Hollis, NH
April 2015

Co-premiere of Vignettes
Tarleton State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble (commissioning group)
Dr. Anthony Pursell, conductor
Tarleton State University Concert Hall, Stephenville, Texas
April 2015

Co-premiere of Vignettes
University of Rhode Island Concert Band (commissioning group)
Dr. Brian M. Cardany, Director
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI
Spring 2015

Torn Curtain (with Menuetto)
Patricia McCarty and Cary Lewis
Beall Concert Hall, University of Oregon School of Music, Eugene, OR
Feb 2 2015 7:30 pm
Repeat radio broadcast, All Classical Portland Thursdays at Three, Feb. 5 2015 3 PM

2014

Chanukah Tonight!
San Gabriel Valley Choral Company
Zanaida Robles, conductor
Winter Jubilee concert
First Presbyterian Church, Monrovia
December 6 2014

Collegiate premiere of Concerto con Timpani, ‘Urtext’ edition
Rhode Island College Chamber Orchestra
John Sumerlin, conductor
Charles Fay, solo timpanist
Providence, RI
November 16 2014

Torn Curtain, first performance with the “suppressed” Minuetto
Patricia McCarty, viola, Cary Lewis, Piano
Hill & Hollow Concert Series
Methodist Church on Route 3, Saranac, NY
November 16 2014
Benjamin Pomerance interview of the composer, Lake Champlain Weekly (p. 3)
Preview live radio broadcast performance and interview with the performers on Vermont Public Radio Nov. 14(starts at 35:00 on posted recording)

VIDEO – Premiere of Ground Zero, 2:00 AM
Vox Nova/Composer’s Voice, Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Robert Botti, oboe

SUBCULTURE, 45 Bleeker Street, New York City
International Double Reed Society’s “New Music For Double Reeds”
August 6 2014

DRAMATIC CONCERT SHOWCASE PERFORMANCE
Excerpts from “The Pearl,” opera-in-work based on the John Steinbeck Novella
Ariadne Greif as Juana, Robert Norman as Kino
Chorus, piano, flutes, percussion
Produced, directed, and conducted by David Avshalomov
UnSung vocal series, Lauri Goldenhersh, Curator
St. Mark’s Episcopal, Glendale, CA
August 17 2014

3 Outside for clarinet choir
ICA conference, Texas
July 30 2014

VIDEO (at 16:56) – Premiere of Petite Valse Romantique
Vox Nova/Composer’s Voice, Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Kenyon Wilson, Tuba

2014 International Tuba/Euphonium Conference
Bloomington, Indian
May 13 2014

Diamond Variations
Concord Chamber Orchestra, Jamin Hoffmann, Conductor
St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
May 18, 2014

Co-premiere of Vignettes
Pomona Concert Band (commissioning group)
Linda Taylor, Conductor
G. Stanton Selby Bandshell at Ganesha Park, Pomona, CA
May 16 2014

Community Band premiere of Glockenspiel March for band
Houston Concert Band, Chuck Throckmorton, Director
Preview Concert
Houston, Texas
Spring 2014

Co-premiere of Vignettes
College of the Holy Cross Concert Band (commissioning group)
Nicholas J. McKenzie, Director
Worcester, Massachusetts
Spring 2014

Collegiate Premiere of Prime Time for concert band
Tarleton State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Dr. Anthony Pursell, conductor
Tarleton State University Concert Hall, Stephenville, Texas
April 2014

Co-premiere of  Vignettes
Concordia Band, Dr. Nathaniel H. Dickey, conductor (commissioning group)
2 performances:

Concordia College
Moorhead, Minnesota
April 18 2014
Oak Grove High School
Fargo, North Dakota
April 27 2014

Co-premiere of  Vignettes for Band
“Jump on the Bandwagon” concert
Italian Heritage Center Concert Band (commissioning group)
Nina Oatley Walsh, conductor
Portland, ME
April 26 2014

Co-premiere of  Vignettes for Band
The University of North Dakota Wind Ensemble (commissioning group)
Dr. James Popejoy, Director
Chester Fritz Auditorium, UND
April 24 2014

Co-premiere of  Vignettes for Band
Marietta (OH) College Concert Band (commissioning group)
Marshall C. Kimball, Director
215 Fifth Street
Marietta College
April 22 2014

Vignettes, winner
Hillcrest Wind Ensemble Composition Contest 2013, 
2nd Place 
Contest Final Performance
Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
John Winkelman, Director
San Diego, CA
April 12 2014

The Last Stand for for Symphonic Wind Ensemble, co-premiere
Houghton College Concert Band (commissioning group)
Houghton, NY
Dr. Justin C. Davis, conductor
April 4 2014

Praise the Lord! World Premiere
Texas A&M University-Commerce Chorale
Dr. Randall Hooper, conductor
“Music at the Meyerson”
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas TX
March 25 2014

Co-premiere of  Vignettes for Band
Saint Xavier University Wind Ensemble (commissioning group)
Dr. Jeffrey A. Malecki, Director
Southside Community Band and Wind Ensemble showcase
Saint Xavier University Performance Space
Chicago, IL
March 4 2014

The Last Stand for Symphonic Wind Ensemble, co-premiere
Missouri S&T Concert band (commissioning group)
Combined performance with the 399th Army Band from Ft. Leonard Wood
Dr. Robert J. Cesario, conductor
Leach Theatre
Missouri University of Science and Technology
February 23 2014

Four Blake settings from Songs of Innocence
(including the World Premiere of “Hear the Voice of the Bard”)
Red Car Trolley
(Rebecca Rasmussen, Jennifer Appleberry, Brian Dyer, Norge Yip,
all chorus and caroling colleagues of mine)
St. Thomas of Canterbury Espiscopal Church
Long Beach, CA
Feb. 16 2014

VIDEO – Premiere of MoonSong for solo clarinet
Vox Nova/Composer’s Voice, Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Â Javier Perez Garrido (clarinettist/composer)
Conservatorio Profesional de Musica de Cartagena (Murcia), Spain
February 14 2014

Community band premiere of my transcription for solo Marimba
and Concert Band of Bach’s Sinfonia to Cantata 29
Pomona Concert Band
Linda Taylor, Conductor
VIDEO – Lucas Critchfield, soloist on Mexican marimba
G. Stanton Selby Bandshell at Ganesha Park, Pomona, CA
February 12 2014

2013

The Chocolate Carol
Nicholls State University Chamber Singers, Dr. Kenneth S. Klaus, Conductor
Annual Christmas Dinner Concert
Nicholls State University
Thibodaux, Louisiana
December 2013

Chanukah Tonight
Springfield Township High School Concert Choir
Andrew Puntel, conductor
December 17 2013

Trotzky’s Train (mvt. III) , repeat performance of this prize-winning piece
Ravenna String Orchestra
Judy Drake, conductor
Judith Cohen, solo piano
Eckstein Middle School auditorium, Seattle WA
Dec. 11 2013

West Coast Premiere of The Last Stand for Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Santa Monica College Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Kevin McKeown, conductor
Broad Stage, Santa Monica, CA
December 7 2013

Vignettes for Band
Rice University Symphonic Band, Chuck Throckmorton, Director
(first non-commissioning-group performance)
Houston, Texas
November 2013

Premiere of my transcription for Concert Band of Bach’s Sinfonia to Cantata 29
(version featuring clarinets and flutes)
Bowling Green State University Concert Band
Dr. Kenneth Thompson, Conductor
Bowling Green, OH
November 2013

Co-premiere of The Last Stand for Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Rock Valley College Band (co-commissioning group)
Erik Oberg, Band Director
Rockford, Illinois
November 22 2013

Co-premiere of Vignettes for Band
Bridgewater College Concert Band (commissioning group)
Christine Carrillo, Director
Bridgewater College
Bridgewater, VA
Nov. 17 2013

Co-premiere of Vignettes for Band
Westchester Symphonic Winds (commissioning group)
Curt Ebersole, Director
“A Musical Romp”
Tarrytown Music Hall
13 Main Street
Tarrytown, NY 10591
November 10 2013

Co-premiere of Vignettes for Band
Columbus State Community College Band (commissioning group)
Thomas Lloyd, Director
Columbus, Ohio
Nov. 5 2013

Co-premiere of Vignettes for Band
SUNY Orange Symphonic Band (commissioning group)
Kevin Scott, Conductor
Paramount Theatre, 17 South Street, Middletown, New York
Nov. 2 2013

Vignettes for Band, co-premiere
Valparaiso (Ind.) University Chamber Concert Band (commissioning group)
Dr. Jeffrey Scott
Jeff Doebler, conductor
Oct. 19 2013

Memorial Concert for Jacob Avshalomov (1919-2013)
Alumni of the Portland Junior Symphony/Portland Youth Philharmonic
Current members of PYP
David Hattner (current Music Director, PYP) and David Avshalomov, conductors
Daniel Avshalomov, solo violist
Alyce Rogers, Contralto
David Avshalomov, bass-baritone
Music by Paul Dukas, Aaron Avshalomoff, Jacob Avshalomov, David Avshalomov, Thomas Tallis, Ralph Vaughan Williams
Kaul Auditorium, Reed College
Portland, Oregon
Oct. 13 2013

Vignettes for Band, winner,
2013 Sul Ross State University Annual Band Composition Contest

Final Concert
Sul Ross State University Band, Christopher Dobbins, Director
Alpine, Texas
October 10 2013

Co-Premiere of Vignettes for Band
Los Alamos (NM) Community Winds, Ted Vives, director (commissioning group)
October 5 2013

3 Outside, first performance of the revised version, first performance in Europe
ClariCoro Clarinet Choir
Lino Urdan, conductor
Trieste Conservatory of Music
Trieste, Italia
Fall 2013

Co-premiere of Vignettes for band
Palos Verdes (CA) Symphonic Band (commissioning group)
David Stanton, Music Director
David Avshalomov, Guest Conductor
Labor Day Pops concert
South Coast Botanic Garden Outdoors, Rancho Palos Verdes
Sept. 2 2013

3 Performances of 4 selections from the Songs of Innocence and of Experience (Blake)
Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Josh Habermann, conductor (Music Director, Dallas Symphony Chorale)
Loretto Chapel, 207 Old Santa Fe, Santa Fe New Mexico
July 26, July 30, August 6, August 13 2013

European premiere performances of Ah! Sun-Flower and Freedom (Uhuru) from the
Songs of Innocence and of Experience (Blake)
Filharmonisch Kamerkoor Grønn (Philharmonic chamber choir)
Jeroen Helder, Conductor
Groningen, Netherlands
At the ensemble’s premiere concert July 7 2013

Co-premiere of Vignettes for band
Band of Long Island (commissioning group)
Michael Flamhaft, Director
Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main Street, Port Washington, NY
June 23 2013

Collegiate Premiere of my transcription of Bach’s Sinfonia from Cantata 29 for solo Marimba and concert band
Jackie Kent, marimba solo
Palm Beach State College Symphonic Wind Ensemble
David L. Gibble, conductor
Palm Beach State College, Florida
May 2013

2012

Chanukah Tonight! First performance with mandoline orchestra.  What fun!
Harmony Singers of Wayne, NJ
Michael Sanflippo, Director
Annual Holiday Concert
Special guests: The Philadelphia Mandolin Ensemble
Pompton Reformed Church, Pompton Lakes, NJ
December 9 2012

November 1, 2012: Avshalomov/Meredith Kennedy Blue Sky Album launches! Purchase album or tracks on CDBaby . . . More Info. . .

Repeat performance of It Ain’t Necessarily Jazz from the Flute Sonata
Ellen Burr, Flute (for whom it was written), Leo Marcus, Piano
Santa Monica Public Library
Oct. 7 2012

FORMAL ANNOUNCEMENT of our new low-fee, large-group Commissioning Consortium for a new work for community/amateur concert bands (working title: Vignettes)
Sept. 15 2012
Read about the 2012 Bandwagon Consortium

PUBLICATION of the composer’s Findings from his online survey of community
band instrumentation, with recommendations for composers and arrangers
NBA and ACB Journals, Fall 2012

Spring Rondo, finalist, Columbia Summer Winds 2012 Outdoor Composition Contest
New York City
August 2012 reading rehearsals

Liturgical Premiere of This Sacred Space for choir, organ and brass
Choir of Christ Community Church, Carmichael, CA, Grady Manley, Jr., Conductor
February 2012

2011

Elegy for strings, repeat performance
Mission Chamber Orchestra, Emily Ray, Conductor
Petit Trianon Theatre, San Jose CA
November 7 2011

World Premiere of Do You Believe in Angels? – ecstatic setting of an original poem by the composer, for treble chorus and high strings
Alabama School of Fine Arts female vocal ensemble, Concerto Delle Donne, and string orchestra, Laura Doss, conductor

Cathedral Church of the Advent, Birmingham, Friday, November 18 2011
Alabama School of Fine Arts Theatre, Thursday , December 1
Guiding Light Church, Birmingham, Thursday, December 15

Premiere of Chanukah Tonight! for chorus with piano
Cantori Domino, Santa Monica CA, Maurita Phillips-Thornburgh, Conductor
St. Augustine’s Church, Santa Monica, CA
December 4 2011

Reading of Prime Time, toccata brillante for concert band
CSULB Wind Ensemble, John Carnan, conductor
October 2011

European premiere of 3 a cappella nature settings
Vocoza Chamber Choir, Sanne Nieuwhausen, conductor
Amsterdam, Holland
June 2011

Repeat performance of Diversion
John Tafoya, timpanist, James Stern, violinist
National Orchestral Institute, University of Maryland
May 2011

World Premiere of The Mixed Blessings,  a mashup setting of the Beatitudes from Luke and Matthew, for mixed chorus, baritone solo, and handbell choir
Cantori Domino, Bunny Thornburgh, conductor.
St. Augustine’s by the Sea, Santa Monica, CA
May 2011

World Premiere of the orchestral version of Trotzky’s Train
At the 20th anniversary Gala concert of the San Jose Chamber Orchestra, Barbara Day Turner, conductor, with guest pianist Gwendolyn Mok
Petit Trianon Theatre, San Jose, CA
April 2011