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NEWS & EVENTS 2021-2022 SEASON

MARGI

GRIEBLING-HAIGH

 

F E A T U R E D   R E V I E W S

ClevelandClassical.com December 2020

The White Trout Review

"Griebling-Haigh’s music, a combination of attractive vocal episodes and brief interludes between narration, is winsome and atmospheric, adding just enough Celtic references to the mix to set the scene, but remaining elusive and magical. The singing and playing are first-rate. The White Trout succeeds on two levels: it’s perfectly accessible and enjoyable for children, yet musically sophisticated enough to appeal to adults who can set aside the real world for half an hour and immerse themselves in a charming fantasy."

Gramophone August 2013

“Griebling-Haigh’s penchant for exotic atmosphere is on display in two pieces of rich and haunting personality. The Sinfonia Concertante is scored for the fresh amalgam of two oboes, bassoon, and string quintet, which engage in sinuous and impassioned conversations until whimsy takes over in the third movement, an evocation of rascally rabbits. In Alegrías, Griebling-Haigh blends Sephardic sounds of several regions in a stew of flavorful ingredients. With yet another novel instrumentation  the music swirls and stomps in off-beat flamenco rhythms to disarming effect.”

 

The Double Reed, Vol. 40, Nº. 4

The Story of Babar  is given a fresh and convincing treatment in Griebling-Haigh’s effective translation and lovely characterful melodies and moods. The writing is consistently engaging, clever, and ideal for each character or dramatic situation.  This musical setting never overstays its welcome."

 

The Double Reed, Vol. 29, No. 1

Griebling-Haigh's compositional style and ability to write music that really paints pictures is very noteworthy."

 

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Vistas desde el Balcón (Views from the Balcony) leans toward Russian elements suggesting Prokofiev’s brooding lyricism and Shostakovich’s mystery and anger. Whatever the source, it’s a stunning explosion of ideas.”

 

Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Griebling-Haigh’s Collioure travels from brooding utterances to episodes of dramatic anguish. The piece was saturated with haunting inflections.”

 

American Record Guide

Griebling-Haigh manages to create beautiful textures and melodic lines that sound fresh and personal.  The melodies are lovely.”

 

American Record Guide

“The variety of moods, textures, and instrumental lineups is admirable.  Tedium and triviality are banished, and the musicianship is exemplary.”

 

OCT

07

2021

SEP

19

2021

AUG

12

2021

SEP

06

2021

RHAPSODY for VIOLIN & PIANO

featured on "Performance Today" with host

Fred Child on Public Radio Stations across the USA

Peter Otto, violin • Randall Fusco, piano

https://www.yourclassical.org/programs/performance-today/episodes

COMPUTATIS MALEDICTIS

featured on "Performance Today" with host

Fred Child on Public Radio Stations across the USA

Markus Lang, double bass • Jenny Chin, piano

https://www.yourclassical.org/episode/2021/09/06/black-brown-and-beige?fbclid=IwAR0_j5KWeoOJDPf7i0JCGm0F8nlEVhBr0z2L3WoaAHuPuPtCgfxZYITJ69E

A LITTLE MOMENT AT THE END OF ALL

Cleveland Jazz Orchestra meets 

Cleveland Composers Guild

WORLD PREMIERE

Bop Stop: 2920 Detroit Road, Cleveland

Watch here, at the one hour mark:

https://www.facebook.com/bopstop/videos/3030199593934822

USONIAN GAMES 

The Elicio Trio 

"featured at the College Music Society

64th National Conference

Eastman School of Music

JUN

26

2021

JUN

8

2021

COMPUTATIS MALEDICTIS

for double bass and piano

commissioned by the  International Society of Bassists

required semi-final piece for the

2021 ISB convention solo competition

Markus Lang: WINNER of best performance of this piece!

APR

12

2021

DANSES RAVISSANTS

The Merian Ensemble of the Atlanta Symphony

featured on "Performance Today" with host

Fred Child on Public Radio Stations across the USA

APR

7

2021

USONIAN GAMES (world premiere)

The Elicio Trio 

"Inspirations" (live stream) 

Goodwin Music Hall • Auburn University • Auburn, Alabama

7:30 p.m. CST

MAR

21

2021

LITTLE MELODRAMAS

Eric Charnofsky, piano

Cleveland Composers Guild Solo & Duo Concert (live stream)

The Music Settlement • Bop Stop

3:00 p.m. EST

RECENT NEW WORKS

NEW 

WORK

AUG 2021

A LITTLE MOMENT AT THE END OF ALL

jazz octet

requested by the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra

for its first collaboration with

the Cleveland Composers Guild

NEW 

WORK

FEB 2021

USONIAN GAMES

for flute, oboe, & bassoon

COMMISSION  from the Alabama Arts Council

for a trio based on the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright

The Elicio Winds, a woodwind trio comprised of Auburn University Music Department faculty Virginia Broffitt Kunzer, flute; Kathleen Carter Bell, oboe; and Conor Bell, bassoon; received a grant to commission works celebrating distinct cultural aspects of Alabama.

NEW 

WORK

JUNE 2020

NEW 

WORKMARCH

2020

NEW 

WORK

JAN

2020

NEW 

WORK

OCT

2019

COMPUTATIS MALEDICTIS

for double bass and piano

commissioned by the  International Society of Bassists

required semi-final piece for the

2021 ISB convention solo competition

WEIMARER WINTERSZENEN

for English horn and piano

four descriptive movements based on impressions of 

midnight, morning, afternoon, and evening scenes

in Weimar, Germany, in winter

NOVELETTE

for violin and piano

commissioned for  Cleveland Composers Guild junior concert project

Creativity: Learning through Experience XVIII

CHEBURASHKA

for oboe, tuba, and piano

commissioned by oboist Danna Sundet

three movement trio inspired by 1960s

Soviet Era children's animated cartoon program

RECENT PAST PERFORMANCES

MAR

8

2021

MAR

3

2021

NOV

17

2020

NOV

16

2020

BOCADILLOS FLORIDIANOS

 Dione Chandler, oboe

Hannah Sun, piano 

Music by Women Festival
Mississippi University for Women • Columbus, MS

THE WHITE TROUT: a chamber opera in one act

Debut of online performance

      Gabrielle Haigh, soprano

      Brian Keith Johnson, baritone

      Ty Alan Emerson, narrator • Jessica Sindell, piccolo

      Scott Haigh, double bass • Parker Ramsay, harp

      Randall Fusco, piano

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBSvwKQh-_I&t=36s

         

LITTLE DOUBTS • LITTLE RISKS

Debut of online performance

DUETS FOR 2 CELLOS performed by one cellist!

David B. Ellis, cellos (Earth & Air Orchestra)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB95UQQYybc

          Bonus Interview with the Composer:

          https://youtu.be/ChGIyCCZcgs

NOV

9

2020

HISTOIRE de BABAR le petit éléphant

West Virginia University

     Cynthia Anderson, oboe and English horn

     Caryn Crozier, narrator • Andrew Kohn, double bass

     Sun Jung Lee, piano

SEP

27

2020

AUG

26

2020

NOVELETTE

Creativity: Learning through Experience XVIII

WORLD PREMIERE

Streamed performance  from August 2, 2020 recording session at the Bop Stop TBA

Hana Mazak, violin • Ben Malkevitch, piano

RHAPSODY for VIOLIN & PIANO

featured on "Performance Today" with host

Fred Child on Public Radio Stations across the USA

Peter Otto, violin • Randall Fusco, piano

https://www.yourclassical.org/programs/performance-today/episodes

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MAR

06

2022

LITTLE IRONIES

arr. for full orchestra

WORLD PREMIERE

Lakeland Civic Orchestra

Matthew Saunders, music director

Lakeland Community College

7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, Ohio 44094-5198

Performing Arts Center

4:00 PM