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Commissions

Works for Flute and Orchestra

Kenneth Frazelle, Blue Ridge Airs II

World Premiere: October 19, 1991
Charleston Symphony Orchestra; David Stahl, conductor
*With support from The North Carolina Arts Council, Anonymous and Private Donors, The Rosensteil Foundation, Lily Auchincloss, and Richard and Mary Gray Foundation

 

Robert Beaser, Song of the Bells

World Premiere: May 1, 1987
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra; Enrique Arturo Diemecke, conductor
*With support from The National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Toru Takemitsu, I Hear the Water Dreaming

World Premiere: April 6, 1987
Indianapolis Symphony; John Nelson, conductor
*With support from Isamu Noguchi, Lisa de Kooning, Lily Auchincloss, Jerome Lawrence, The Ralph E. Ogden Foundation at Storm King, L. William Seidman, The Danziger Foundation, Ciro Gamboni, Tsuneko Sadao, and Priscilla Morgan

 

Leon Kirchner, Music for Flute and Orchestra

World Premiere: October 30, 1978
Indianapolis Symphony; John Nelson, conductor
*With support from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Rosensteil Foundation, and Mr. & Mrs. Adolf Robison

 

Oliver Knussen, Concerto

Work in progress
*With support from The Paul Fromm Foundation, Lily Auchincloss, and The Seidman Foundation

 

Commissioned Chamber Works

Kenneth Frazelle, Blue Ridge Airs II (re-worked for flute and piano)

World Premiere: April 2, 2001 at Jordan Hall in Boston, MA
Paula Robison, flute; Timothy Hester, piano
*With support from Paul & Mela Haklisch

 

Alberto Ginastera, Puneña No. 1, for solo flute

Fragments of work performed July 10, 1995 at Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC
*With support from The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

 

Toru Takemitsu, Itinerant, for solo flute (In memory of Isamu Noguchi)

World Premiere: February 7, 1989 at Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, Long Island City, NY

 

Lowell Liebermann, Sonata for Flute and Piano

World Premiere: June 1987 at Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston, SC

Paula Robison, flute; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
*With support from The Spoleto Festival

 

Robert Beaser, Mountain Songs, for flute and guitar

World Premiere: April 20, 1985 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Paula Robison, flute; Eliot Fisk, guitar

 

Lowell Liebermann, Sonata for Flute and Guitar

World Premiere: 1983; Broadcast from live performance on WNCN FM, New York, NY
*With support from The Barlow Foundation

 

Lukas Matousek, Ohlednuti Orfeovo

World Premiere: March 1978 in Chicago, IL
Orpheus Trio (Paula Robison, flute; Scott Nickrenz, viola; Heidi Lehwalder, harp)

 

Fred Lerdahl, Imitations; Etudes for flute, viola and harp

World Premiere: 1977 at Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, NY
Orpheus Trio (Paula Robison, flute; Scott Nickrenz, viola; Heidi Lehwalder, harp)

 

John Austin, Orpheus and the Maenads

World Premiere: May 1976 in New York, NY
Orpheus Trio (Paula Robison, flute; Scott Nickrenz, viola; Heidi Lehwalder, harp)

 

Jan Bach, Eisteddfod – Variations on a Penillion

World Premiere: November 1972 in Chicago, IL
Orpheus Trio (Paula Robison, flute; Scott Nickrenz, viola; Heidi Lehwalder, harp)

 

Karel Reiner, Trio for Flute Viola and Harp

Orpheus Trio (Paula Robison, flute; Scott Nickrenz, viola; Heidi Lehwalder, harp)

 

Leon Kirchner, Flutings for Paula (solo flute)

World Premiere: July 23, 1971 at Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

 

World Premieres

Michael Tilson Thomas, Notturno

World Premiere: April 10, 2005 at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, New York, NY

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

 

Meira Warshauer, Bati L. Gani, for flute and percussion

World Premiere: April 13, 2003 at Columbia (SC) Museum of Art

 

Arr. Paula Robison, Deep River

World Premiere: September 11, 2002 at “Reading of the Names”
Ground Zero, World Trade Center in New York, NY

 

Arr. Daniel Paget, One Hundred Roses: Neapolitan Love Songs and Dances

World Premiere: March 18, 2002 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Temple of Dendur

 

George Perle, Sextet

World Premiere: March 19, 1989 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY

*Commissioned by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

 

Carla Bley, Coppertone

World Premiere: April 24, 1987 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY

*Commissioned by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

 

Keith Jarrett, Sacred Ground (For the American Indian)

World Premiere: December 15, 1985 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY

*Commissioned by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

 

William Schuman, In Sweet Music

World Premiere: October 29, 1978 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY

*Commissioned by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

 

Betsy Jolas, O Wall

World Premiere: November 5, 1976 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY

*Commissioned by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

 

Stanley Silverman, Concertos I and II

World Premiere: June 5 & 6, 1976 at the Dock Street Theatre, Charleston, SC

 

Oliver Knussen, Ophelia Dances

World Premiere: May 9, 1975 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY

*Commissioned by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

 

Tiberiu Olah, In Time of Memory

World Premiere: December 6, 1974 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY

*Commissioned by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

 

Alberto Ginastera, Serenata

World Premiere: January 18, 1974 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY

*Commissioned by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

 

Pierre Boulez, “explosante-fixe”

World Premiere: January 5, 1973 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY

*Commissioned by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

 

Barbara Kolb, Soundings

World Premiere: October 27, 1972 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY

*Commissioned by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

 

Haruna Miyake-Shibata, Six Voices in June

World Premiere: February 2, 1971 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY

*Commissioned by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

 

John Corigliano, Poem in October

World Premiere: October, 5 1970 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY

*Commissioned by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

 

United States Premieres

Oliver Knussen, Masks, for flute and glass chimes

US Premiere: November 1973 at Jordan Hall, Boston, MA

 

Toru Takemitsu, Voice, for solo flute

US Premiere: July 1970 at the Marlboro Music Festival, VT

 

Toru Takemitsu, Air, for solo flute

US Premiere: February 1996 at the Asia Society Memorial Service for the composer, New York, NY

 

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