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Margi Griebling-Haigh, composer
UPCOMING & RECENT EVENTS

MARGI

GRIEBLING-HAIGH

 

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Margi Griebling-Haigh

is an American classical composer

with large and varied works list,

many important commissions,

publications, recordings, and reviews. 

RECENT NEW WORKS

JUN

7

8

2025

The Higgler

WORLD PREMIERE of OPERA

Steven Smith, music director

Marla Berg, director

Gabrielle Haigh, soprano (Mary Sadgrove)

Elizabeth Wangermann, soprano (Sophy Dawes)

TBA, mezzo soprano (Mrs. Witlow)

Brian Skoog, tenor (Harvey Witlow)

Elizabeth Frey, mezzo soprano (Mrs. Sadgrove)

Disciples Christian Church

3663 Mayfield Road, Cleveland Heights, OH

NEW 

WORK

 2024

NEW 

WORK

 2024

NEW 

WORK

 2024

NEW 

WORK

 2023

ELEVENSES

flute, oboe, clarinet

single movement trio commissioned jointly by the

International Double Reed Society and Stetson University for the Veritate Trio

LUFTHALTENLIEDER

(additional songs added to song cycle below)

    1. Hälfte des Lebens

    2. Du bist mein und bist so zierlich

soprano, clarinet, horn, piano

composed for Gabrielle Haigh

Lyrics by Hölderin & Goethe

SIEBEN ZUNGENBRECHER LIEDER

bass-baritone & piano

seven short humorous songs on German tongue-twisters

written for the 2024 Cleveland Composers Guild's

Creativity: Learning through Experience Junior Concert

QUATOUR ROYAL

trumpet, horn, trombone, & piano

four movement suite inspired characterizing

face cards in a deck of cards

FEB

25

2025

SEP

1

2024

Voices from the Other Side

Cantilena

CD release recital

in collaboration with the Cleveland Cello Society

and Federated Church of Chagrin Falls, OH

Voices from the Other Side

Cantilena

Scheduled Recording Release on the Navona Label

of music for soprano & 8 cellos

with soprano Gabrielle Haigh and cellists Richard Weiss, Ralph Curry, Khari Joyner, David Ellis, Jeffrey Singler, Robert Nicholson, Julie Meyers King, and Gabe Ramos

Steven Smith, conductor

David v.R. Bowles, recording engineer & producer

Swineshead Productions

NEW 

WORK

 2023

NEW 

WORK

 2022

NEW 

WORK

 2021

A LITTLE MOMENT AT THE END OF ALL

arranged for big band + strings

requested by the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra

for its  celebration of the 100th Anniversary of

Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

LUFTHALTENLIEDER

    1. Liebs’ Liebschen

    2. Ein Weib

    3. Wandrers Nachtlied 

soprano, clarinet, horn, piano

composed for Gabrielle Haigh

Lyrics by Heine & Goethe

TROIS SENTIMENTS

composed for the McGaffin Carillon

Church of the Covenant, Cleveland, OH

for its first collaboration with

the Cleveland Composers Guild

JUL

22

2024

NEW 

WORK

2021

International Double Reed Society

Convention

ELEVENSES (world premiere)

Recipient of an IDRS 50/50 commission

Veritate Winds: flute, oboe,  & clarinet

Northern Arizona University: Flagstaff, AZ

https://www.idrs2024.org/

JUL

7

2024

Kent Blossom Music Festival

Trocadillos

oboe, bassoon, & piano

Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music

Cleveland, OH 

2:00 pm

NEW 

WORK

 2021

JUN

2

2024

SheScores Festival 2024

Local 4 Musicians Fund

 

Triskaidekaphilia 

Ken Johnston, Emily Cornelius, Leah Goor-Burtnett, violins

Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music

Cleveland, OH

NEW 

WORK

 2021

MAY

19

2024

SIEBEN ZUNGENBRECHER LIEDER

Anderson Rambler, bass-baritone

Eric Charnofsky, piano

The Music Settlement

11125 Magnolia Drive, Cleveland, OH

WORLD PREMIERE

ATTEGGIAMENTI

cello & harpsichord

chosen by Burning River Baroque

for its first collaboration with

the Cleveland Composers Guild

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

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.

APR

21

2024

QUATUOR ROYAL

Factory Seconds Brass [Jack Sutte, trumpet; Richard King, horn; Rick Stout, trombone; Christina Dahl, piano ]  in collaboration with the

Cleveland Composers Guild

West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church,

Rocky River, OH

WORLD PREMIERE

MAR

20-23

2024

ROMPECABEZAS 

for guitar duet

BOCADILLOS IBERIANOS

for double bass & piano

 

These pieces have been selected for inclusion in the American String Teachers Association

New Music Reading Sessions

MAR

15

16

2024

A LITTLE MOMENT AT THE END OF ALL

Cleveland Jazz Orchestra

New version for Big Band + Strings

Maltz Performing Arts Center in Cleveland, OH

and at Blu Jazz+ in Akron, Ohio

NEW 

WORK

 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

NEW 

WORK

2020

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

NEW 

WORK

2020

NOVELETTE

for violin and piano

commissioned for  Cleveland Composers Guild junior concert project

Creativity: Learning through Experience XVIII

NEW 

WORK

2019

CHEBURASHKA

for oboe, tuba, and piano

commissioned by oboist Danna Sundet

three movement trio inspired by 1960s

Soviet Era children's animated cartoon program

OCT

15

2023

Sinfonia for Choirs

of Oboes & English Horns

Guildhall School of Music

BIG Double Reed Day

Alison Teale, Director; Gordon Hunt, Conductor

https://www.bigdoublereed.com/info.php

AUG

17

2023

JUL

15

2023

JUNE

3

4

2023

Voices from the Other Side

Cantilena

Recording project of music for soprano & 8 cellos

with soprano Gabrielle Haigh and cellists Richard Weiss, Ralph Curry, Khari Joyner, David Ellis, Jeffrey Singler, Robert Nicholson, Julie Meyers King, and Gabe Ramos

Steven Smith, conductor

David v.R. Bowles, recording engineer & producer

Swineshead Productions

Casse-tête

Kent Blossom Music Festival

flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, & horn

Hudson Library & Historical Society: Hudson, Ohio

SheScores Festival 2023

Local 4 Musicians Fund

 

Windrush Madrigals

for oboe, clarinet, and piano

Drinko Recital Hall, Cleveland State University

¡De Chiripa!

for two guitars and English horn

Drinko Recital Hall, Cleveland State University

NOV

17

2023

NEW CD RELEASE from the Elicio Winds

featuring Usonian Games

https://www.bluegriffin.com/cd-catalog/p/convergence-elicio-winds

MAY

19

2023

The Higgler (Act II, Scenes 3 & 4)

Cleveland Composers Guild collaboration with

Cleveland Chamber Symphony

Steven Smith, music director

Elizabeth Wangermann, soprano (Sophy Dawes)

Sue Wallin, soprano (Mrs. Witlow)

Brian Keith Johnson, baritone (Harvey Witlow)

Baldwin Wallace Conservatory: Berea, OH

APR

8

2023

APR

2

3

4

2023

FEB

14

2023

FEB

1

2023

JAN

29

2023

AUG

28

2022

AUG

24

2022

AUG

11

2022

JUL

29

2022

JUL

24

2022

JUN

25

2022

JUN

24

2022

MAR

25

2022

MAR

06

2022

OCT

07

2021

SEP

19

2021

JUN

8

2021

Hebert Variations

Brandon Waller, piccolo

FBaldwin Wallace Conservatory: Berea, OH

Usonian Games 

Virginia Broffitt Kunzer, flute • Kathleen Carter Bell, oboe 

Conor Bell, bassoon

 

Rosenbaum House: Florence, AL

Roberts Recital Hall

University of Alabama: Huntsville, AL

Middle Tennessee State University: Murfreesboro, TN 

Lufthaltenlieder (world premiere) 

Gabrielle Haigh, soprano • Robert Woolfrey, clarinet 

Jesse McCormick, horn • Randall Fusco, piano

Weimarer Winterszenen (world premiere) 

Margi Griebling-Haigh, English horn • Randall Fusco, piano

A Romantic German Valentine's Chamber Music Recital

(ein romantischer kammermusikabend zum valentinstag)

Fairmount Presbyterian Church

2757 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Heights

Cheburashka

Charles Guy, tuba • Risa Okina, piano

Anna Hendrickson, oboe

Crane School of Music

S.U.N.Y. Pottsdam, Pottsdam, New York

Kipling Songs 

Gabrielle Haigh, soprano • Loren Reash-Henz, baritone  Andrea Belding, violin • Kent Collier, cello

Eric Charnofsky, piano

Cleveland Composers Guild Vocal Chamber Music Concert

West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church

20401 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River, OH

CASSE-TÊTE

Lakeside Chautauqua

North Coast WInds

Steele Memorial Bandstand

SORTILÈGE

Amy Pollard, Principal Bassoon

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Ramsey Recital Hall

University of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

COQUIN'ARENA

National Flute Association Convention

Erie Waters Flute Ensemble

Hilton Downtown Chicago 

720 Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

ROMANS DES ROIS

Kent/Blossom Music Festival

Laurel Lake

200 Laurel Lake Drive, Hudson, OH 44236

CASSE-TÊTE

Lancaster Music Festival

Lancaster Quintet

Christ United Methodist CHurch

Baltimore, OH

LA BERGÈRE DES BRISES DE VALLÉE

SheScores Festival

Harkness Chapel, Case Western Reserve University

Linda White, flute & piccolo 

Margi Griebling-Haigh, oboe & English horn

Eric Charnofsky, piano

CHEBURASHKA — WORLD PREMIERE!

SheScores Festival

Harkness Chapel, Case Western Reserve University

Terry Orcutt, oboe • Christopher Blaha, tuba

Megan Denman, piano

ATTEGGIAMENTI — WORLD PREMIERE!

Burning River Baroque

Cleveland Composers Guild

Fynette Kulas Recital Hall

Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, OH

Malina Rauschenfels, cello • Paula Maust, harpsichord

LITTLE IRONIES

arr. for full orchestra

WORLD PREMIERE

Lakeland Civic Orchestra

Matthew Saunders, music director

Lakeland Community College

USONIAN GAMES 

The Elicio Trio 

"featured at the College Music Society

64th National Conference

Eastman School of Music

A LITTLE MOMENT AT THE END OF ALL

Cleveland Jazz Orchestra meets 

Cleveland Composers Guild

WORLD PREMIERE

Bop Stop: 2920 Detroit Road, Cleveland

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!

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