World premiere of Whitman's America for soprano and baritone soloists, chorus and orchestra, featuring the Gulf Coast Symphony, Fort Meyers Symphonic Mastersingers and conducted by Andrew M. Kurtz, Music Director. This work is commissioned by the Gulf Coast Symphony.
World premiere of Lux Aeterna for a cappella choir by Musica Sacra, Kent Tritle, Director. This concert will also serve as the album release event for a new album of choral works by Robert Paterson funded by generous donors as part of a Kickstarter campaign organized by Musica Sacra and American Modern Recordings.
The Book of Goddesses performed by the flute and harp duo Chaski as they launch their 30th anniversary year in collaboration with Psophonia Dance Company, award-winning choreographer Sophia Torres and percussionist Matthew McClung. Presented by the venerable Austin Chamber Ensemble as part of its season.
Chamber Choir of Europe/Festival Europäische Kirchenmusik - A Dream Within A Dream, Life is But a Dream (World Premieres)
World premiere of two new commissions for the Chamber Choir of Europe conducted by Nicol Matt during the 2011 European Festival of Church Music in Schwäbisch Gemünd, South Germany, on this program entitled "Dreams and Visions." The first piece is entitled Life is But a Dream, a multi-lingual fantasy based on Row, Row, Row Your Boat, the second is entitled A Dream Within A Dream with text by Edgar Allen Poe. This concert will be recorded and broadcast by the SWR-Radio station.