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Past Performances + Events

2023

12/2/2023 7:45 PM

Ensemble Academy and Ensemble Klang present: Composer Portrait: Oscar Bettison

Theater on the stairs of Amare, The Hague
Netherlands
12/2/2023 5:00 PM

Ensemble Academy and Ensemble Klang present: Composer Portrait: Oscar Bettison

Conservatoriumzaal Amare, The Hague
Netherlands
12/1/2023 7:45 PM

Ensemble Academy and Ensemble Klang present: Composer Portrait: Oscar Bettison

Theater on the stairs of Amare, The Hague
Netherlands
11/8/2023

Mozarteum

Ghost Songs (Austrian Premiere)
Arturo Tallini, guitar / Ensamble de guitarras / Marina Tomei
Salzburg, Austria
10/23/2023

Sibelius Academy

Ghost Songs (Finnish Premiere)
Arturo Tallini, guitar / Ensamble de guitarras / Marina Tomei
Helsinki, Finland
July 27–29/2023

Bang on a Can: LOUD Weekend 2023

Oscar Bettison’s mega-work O Death, mixes saxophones, trombone, banjo and piano with jaw’s harps, harmonicas, recorders, melodica, flower pots and prepared wrenches, performed by Ensemble Klang, all the way from Holland!
MASS MoCA
North Adams, MA
6/9/2023

Sala Xochipilli Facultad de Musica - UNAM

Ghost Songs (World Premiere)
Arturo Tallini, guitar / Ensamble de guitarras / Marina Tomei
Mexico City, Mexico

2022

9/17/2022

Warsaw Autumn

La Arqueología del Neón (European Premiere)
TALEA Ensemble
W. Lutoslawski Polish Radio Concert Studio
Warsaw, Poland
9/13/2022 7:30 PM

Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University

all keens and slow airs... (World Concert Premiere)
Parker Quartet
Leith Symington Griswold Hall
This performance will be livestreamed
Baltimore, MD, United States
5/23/2022

Mission: Commission
S2 Ep6: What we make is who we are

Mission: Commission Podcast
5/17/2022

Mission: Commission
S2 Ep5: Blu Tack, Growls, and M&Ms

Mission: Commission Podcast
5/14/2022 6:00 PM

Mitglieder der Duisburger Philharmoniker

B&E (with aggravated assault)
Theater Duisburg, Großer Saal
Duisburg, Germany
5/10/2022

Mission: Commission
S2 Ep4: Answering the call

Mission: Commission Podcast
5/3/2022

Mission: Commission
S2 Ep3: What even is form?

Mission: Commission Podcast
4/30/2022 7:30 PM

Peabody Symphony Orchestra

Hellion Binge of Joy (World Premiere)
Commissioned by Peabody in honor of the 150 anniversary of composition at Peabody
Joseph Young, conductor
Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall
*This performance will be livestreamed [ LIVESTREAM ]
Baltimore, MD, United States
4/26/2022

Mission: Commission
S2 Ep2: Dear Diary...

Mission: Commission Podcast
4/19/2022

Mission: Commission
S2 Ep1: The Composers

An introduction to our composers—Oscar Bettison, Vijay Iyer, and Kate Soper—as they begin their creative journey to compose a new piece of classical music in 6 weeks for Mission: Commission.
Visit missioncommissionpodcast.com for a full listing of pieces, performers, and recordings included in this episode.
Mission: Commission Podcast
4/4/2022

Introducing Mission: Commission Season 2

How does classical music actually get made? In season 2, the podcast follows the creative journey of three world-class composers, Oscar Bettison, Vijay Iyer, and Kate Soper, as they compose new works and unpack their creative process in real time. Over a period of 6 weeks, listen as the very first ideas and notes grow and evolve into vibrant new pieces of music. Hosted by Melissa Smey, Artistic Director of Miller Theatre at Columbia University in New York.
Mission: Commission Podcast
2/19/2022 7:00 PM ET

[Webcast] Array Ensemble

Threaded Madrigals for solo viola
(Canadian Premiere)
Sheila Jaffe, viola
Prerecorded Webcast
2/17/2022 7:30 PM

Elbphilharmonie, Kleiner Saal

Animate Objects
Ensemble Musikfabrik
Hamburg, Germany
1/24/2022 7:30 PM

SymphonyCast With Julie Amacher

Remaking a Forest
The Oregon Symphony led by Carlos Kalmar
The Oregon Symphony treats us to an astounding world premiere by American composer Oscar Bettison, then takes us back in time with one of Mozart’s finest piano concertos and an emotional symphony by Brahms.
Your Classical, Minnesota Public Radio

2021

10/28/2021 7:30 PM

Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall

Celebrating 150 Years of Composition - Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
La Arqueología del Neón
TALEA Ensemble
Baltimore, MD, United States
10/2/2021

Kulturfabrik Hangar 21

Utterance 214 […"the cool water of the stars"…] (World Premiere)
Melvyn Poore, euphonium
Detmold, Germany
9/16/2021 8:15 PM

Muziekgebouw

The Light of Lesser Days
Katrien Baerts (sop)/ Barbara Kozelj (mezzo) / Asko Schoenberg Ensemble / Clark Rundell
Watch
Amsterdam, Netherlands
9/9/2021 8:30 PM

Gaudeamus Muziekweek

The Light of Lesser Days (World Premiere)
Katrien Baerts (sop)/ Barbara Kozelj (mezzo) / Asko Schoenberg Ensemble / Clark Rundell
NPO Radio 4 Broadcast (interview starts around 25:00 in, the piece around 37:00)
Utrecht, Netherlands
8/23/2021 7:30 PM

DiMenna Center

La Arqueología del Neón (World Premiere)
TALEA Ensemble
New York, NY, United States

2020

3/1/2020 7:30 PM

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Gauze Vespers (UK premiere)
Purcell School Symphony Orchestra / Paul Hoskins
London, United Kingdom
2/20/2020 8:00 PM

Miller Theatre, New York

Livre des Sauvages
Alarm Will Sound / Alan Pierson
Pale Icons of Night
Courtney Orlando, violin / Alarm Will Sound / Alan Pierson
New York, NY, United States

2019

9/30/2019

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Remaking a Forest
Oregon Symphony / Carlos Kalmar
Portland, OR, United States
9/29/2019

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Remaking a Forest
Oregon Symphony / Carlos Kalmar
Portland, OR, United States
9/28/2019

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Remaking a Forest
Oregon Symphony / Carlos Kalmar
Portland, OR, United States
9/27/2019

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Remaking a Forest (World premiere)
Oregon Symphony / Carlos Kalmar
Portland, OR, United States
6/9/2019

AMUZ - Kammenstraat 81

La Soledad
Piet Van Bockstal, oboe
Antwerp, Belgium

2018

11/9/2018

Library of Congress

Pale Icons of Night
Courtney Orlando, violin / Alarm Will Sound / Alan Pierson
Washington, D.C., United States
11/6/2018

Peabody Conservatory of Music

Pale Icons of Night (World premiere)
Courtney Orlando, violin / Alarm Will Sound / Alan Pierson
Baltimore, MD, United States
8/16/2018

DiMenna Center

Livre des Sauvages (New York premiere)
TALEA Ensemble
New York, NY, United States
3/27/2018

Walter Hall

O Death
University Of Toronto / Wallace Halladay
New York, NY, United States

2017

12/7/2017 7 PM

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan

Vamp
Tokyo Sinfonietta
Tokyo, Japan
4/29/2017

New World Center

Lights in Ashes (World Premiere)
New World Symphony / Dean Whiteside
Miami Beach, FL, United States
4/29/2017

Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall

Presence of Absence (World premiere of version)
New World Symphony / Dean Whiteside
Baltimore, MD, United States

2016

12/3/2016

Dag in de Branding Festival

O Death
Ensemble Klang
The Hague, Netherlands
10/15/2016

Nieuwe Kerk

Presence of Absence (World Premiere)
Michaela Riener, soprano / Ensemble Klang / Matangi Quartet
Den Haag, Netherlands
10/15/2016

Nieuwe Kerk

String Quartet (Dutch premiere)
Matangi Quartet
Den Haag, Netherlands
10/15/2016

Nieuwe Kerk

Gauze Vespers
Ensemble Klang
Den Haag, Netherlands
9/11/2016

Festival De Oversteek

[fig. 3] arrangement of 3rd movement of Animate Objects
9x13
Nijmegen, Netherlands
7/30/2016

Missouri Theatre

Livre des Sauvages
Alarm Will Sound / Alan Pierson
Columbia, MO, United States
7/24/2016

Festival Hongerige Wolf

[fig. 3] arrangement of 3rd movement of Animate Objects
9x13
Hongerige Wolf, Netherlands
7/23/2016

Wonderfeel

[fig. 3] arrangement of 3rd movement of Animate Objects
9x13
Gravedeel, Netherlands
7/23/2016

Festival Hongerige Wolf

[fig. 3] arrangement of 3rd movement of Animate Objects
9x13
Hongerige Wolf, Netherlands
7/22/2016

Wonderfeel

[fig. 3] arrangement of 3rd movement of Animate Objects
9x13
Gravedeel, Netherlands
7/2/2016

De Beschaving

[fig. 3] arrangement of 3rd movement of Animate Objects
9x13
Utrecht, Netherlands
6/18/2016

On Wings Festival

[fig. 3] arrangement of 3rd movement of Animate Objects
9x13
Groningen, Netherlands
6/12/2016

Festival Classique

[fig. 3] arrangement of 3rd movement of Animate Objects
9x13
The Hague, Netherlands
6/12/2016

Haags Notûh Festival

[fig. 3] arrangement of 3rd movement of Animate Objects
9x13
The Hague, Netherlands
6/11/2016

Festival Classique

[fig. 3] arrangement of 3rd movement of Animate Objects (World Premiere)
9x13
The Hague, Netherlands
6/7/2016

Spoleto Festival USA

An Automated Sunrise (for Joseph Cornell)
Simons Center Recital Hall, College of Charleston
Charleston, SC, United States
4/25/2016

Whitmore Recital Hall

B&E (with aggravated assault)
University of Missouri, Columbia / Stefan Freund
Columbia, MO, United States
4/23/2016

De Doelen

ppopp
Ensemble Klang
Rotterdam, Netherlands
1/8/2016

Williams College

O Death
Williams College
Williamstown, MA, United States

2015

9/17/2015

Bright Box Theater

Gauze Vespers
Shenandoah University / Timm Robblee
Winchester, VA, United States
9/17/2015

Bright Box Theater

ppopp
N/A / Shenandoah University / Tim Robblee
Winchester, VA, United States
7/26/2015

Ozawa Hall

String Quartet (World Premiere)
The New Fromm Players
Lenox, MA, United States
7/25/2015

Bang On A Can Summer Festival

Gauze Vespers
MASS MoCA
North Adams, MA, United States
6/27/2015

Crested Butte Center for the Arts

An Automated Sunrise (for Joseph Cornell)
Talea Ensemble
Crested Butte, CO, United States
3/18/2015

Walter Hall

B&E (with aggravated assault) (Canadian premiere)
University Of Toronto / Wallace Halladay
Toronto, ON, Canada

2014

11/16/2014

Funkhaus am Wallrafplatz

Animate Objects
Paul Barritt (film animation, direction, stage and script) / Ensemble Musikfabrik / Clement Power
Köln, Germany
11/8/2014

Novembermusic Den Bosch

Bird Forms on a Neutral Background (World Premiere)
Susanna Borsch, recorder / Susie, tell me a Story!
Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
10/31/2014

Philharmonie

Animate Objects
Paul Barritt (film animation, direction, stage and script) / Ensemble Musikfabrik / Clement Power
Essen, Germany
10/22/2014

Festspielhaus Hellerau

Animate Objects (World Premiere)
Paul Barritt (film animation, direction, stage and script) / Ensemble Musikfabrik / Clement Power
Dresden, Germany
10/2/2014

Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley

Sea Shaped (World Premiere)
Berkeley Symphony / Joana Carneiro
Berkeley, CA, United States
9/26/2014

Roulette

An Automated Sunrise (for Joseph Cornell) (World Premiere)
Talea Ensemble / James Baker
New York, NY, United States
6/3/2014

SubCulture

Threaded Madrigals (World Premiere)
Rebecca Young, viola / New York Philharmonic and 92nd Street Y
New York, NY, United States
5/16/2014

East Gallery

apart
So Percussion / Grounds for Sculpture
Hamilton, NJ, United States
5/5/2014

Harris Theater for Music and Dance

Livre des Sauvages
Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Cliff Colnot
Chicago, IL, United States
4/27/2014

BRIC House

apart
So Percussion / Look & Listen Festival
Brooklyn, NY, United States

2013

12/19/2013

Conservatory

Gauze Vespers
Ensemble Ictus + student
Gent, Belgium
8/31/2013

The Station

B&E (with aggravated assault)
Menagerie Ensemble / Jesse Budel
South Australia, Australia
2/23/2013

De Doelen

Arco
Slagwerkgroep Den Haag
Rotterdam, Netherlands

2012

12/15/2012

Korzo

Arco
Slagwerkgroep Den Haag
Den Haag, Netherlands
12/14/2012

Vredenburg Leeuwenbergh

Arco
Slagwerkgroep Den Haag
Utrecht, Netherlands
11/29/2012

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ

Arco
Slagwerkgroep Den Haag
Amsterdam, Netherlands
11/24/2012

Funkhaus am Wallrafplatz

Livre des Sauvages (European premiere)
musikFabrik / Emilio Pomàrico
Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal, Köln, Germany
11/11/2012

November Music

Arco (World Premiere)
Slagwerkgroep Den Haag
Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
6/17/2012

World Financial Center Winter Garden

B&E (with aggravated assault)
Newspeak
New York, NY, United States
5/4/2012

Howard Gilman Opera House - Brooklyn Academy of Music

apart (New York premiere)
So Percussion
Brooklyn, NY, United States
4/20/2012

Spaulding Auditorium - Dartmouth College

apart (World Premiere)
So Percussion
Hanover, NH, United States
4/10/2012

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Livre des Sauvages (World Premiere)
Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group / Jeffrey Milarsky
Los Angeles, CA, United States
4/1/2012

Théâtre Oriental

Gauze Vespers (Swiss premiere)
Ensemble CH-AU
Vevey, Switzerland
4/1/2012

Théâtre Oriental

B&E (with aggravated assault) (Swiss premiere)
Ensemble CH-AU
Vevey, Switzerland
3/14/2012

Kaaitheater

O Death
BL!NDMAN
Bruxelles, Belgium
1/15/2012

Muziekgebouw Aan't Lj

O Death
BL!NDMAN
Amsterdam, Netherlands
1/12/2012

DeSingle

O Death
BL!NDMAN
Antwerp, Belgium
1/6/2012

Concertgebouw

O Death
BL!NDMAN
Bruges, Belgium

2011

10/19/2011

Thalia Theatre at Symphony Space

O Death
Ensemble Klang
New York, NY, United States
6/12/2011

Le Poisson Rouge

B&E (with aggravated assault)
Ensemble ACJW
New York, NY, United States
4/6/2011

The Windup Space

O Death
Contemporary Museum Mobtown Modern
Baltimore, MD, United States

2010

10/3/2010

Festspielhaus Hellerau, Großer Festspielsaal

Four Drums for Dresden (World Premiere)
Lukas Schiske / Rainer Römer / Dirk Rothbrust / Gerrit Nulens
Dresden, Germany
9/25/2010

Irondale Center

B&E (with aggravated assault)
Newspeak
Brooklyn, NY, United States
9/23/2010

Taplin Auditorium

An Inventory of Remnants
Danny Holt, percussion
Princeton, NJ, United States
9/22/2010

Millard Auditorium

An Inventory of Remnants
Danny Holt, percussion
Hartford, CT, United States
9/21/2010

Bard Ball

An Inventory of Remnants
Danny Holt, percussion
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, United States
5/19/2010

California Institute of the Arts

An Inventory of Remnants (World Premiere)
Danny Holt, percussion
Valencia, CA, United States
2/24/2010

Merkin Hall

The Afflicted Girl (World Premiere)
Bang on a Can All Stars
New York, NY, United States
1/31/2010

Roundhouse

Liminal (World Premiere)
Rolf Hind, piano / Roundhouse
London, United Kingdom

Earlier Performances + Events

12/7/2009

An Die Musik

Neolithic Airs (World Premiere)
Courtney Orlando, violin
Baltimore, MD, United States
12/3/2009

Theater Kikker

O Death
Klang
Utrecht, Netherlands
11/8/2009

Harris Hall

Gauze Vespers
Kamran Ince / University of Memphis
Memphis, TN, United States
11/8/2009

Harris Hall

Gauze Vespers
Kamran Ince / University of Memphis
Memphis, TN, United States
11/1/2009

Witte Damezaal, Emmasingel 12

O Death
Ensemble Klang
Eindhoven, Netherlands
10/11/2009

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ

ppopp (World Premiere)
Ensemble Klang
Amsterdam, Netherlands
5/19/2009

Korzo Theater

O Death (European premiere)
Ensemble Klang
Den Haag, Netherlands
5/19/2009

Korzo Theater

O Death (European premiere)
Ensemble Klang
Den Haag, Netherlands
3/21/2009

REDCAT

Gauze Vespers
California EAR Unit
Los Angeles, CA, United States
2/25/2009

Player's Theater

B&E (with aggravated assault)
Newspeak
New York, NY, United States
11/18/2008

Taplin Auditorium, Princeton University

O Death
Ensemble Klang
Princeton, NJ, United States
3/7/2008

Theater De Kikker

Gauze Vespers (World premiere of version)
SOIL
Utrecht, Netherlands
3/7/2008

Theater De Kikker

Gauze Vespers (World premiere of version)
SOIL
Utrecht, Netherlands
7/12/2007

Aspen

Gauze Vespers (World premiere of version)
Aspen Contemporary Ensemble
Aspen, CO, United States
3/29/2007

St. Mark's-in-the-Bowery

O Death (World Premiere)
Ensemble Klang
New York, NY, United States
7/14/2006

Tonic

B&E (with aggravated assault) (World Premiere)
Newspeak
New York, NY, United States
3/23/2006

University of Memphis

Lights in Ashes
University of Memphis Contemporary Music Ensemble / Kamran Ince
Memphis, TN, United States
2/22/2005

Taplin Auditorium - Princeton University

The Accordion Desert (World Premiere)
Tactus / Patti Monson
Princeton, NJ, United States
6/21/2004

Schouwberg

Alternator (World Premiere)
De Ereprijs
Arnhem, Netherlands
6/6/2004

Cunnigham Studio

Vamp
Ensemble Klang / Eliza Miller Dance Company
New York, NY, USA
6/5/2004

Cunnigham Studio

Vamp
Ensemble Klang / Eliza Miller Dance Company
New York, NY, USA
6/4/2004

Cunnigham Studio

Vamp (World Premiere)
Ensemble Klang / Eliza Miller Dance Company
New York, NY, USA
3/22/2004

Malthouse

Krank (World Premiere)
Claire Edwardes, percussion
Melbourne, Australia
10/16/2003

Jacqueline Du Pre Music Building

Electric/Synthetic (World Premiere)
Purcell School Contemporary Music Group / Edward Longstaff
Oxford, United Kingdom
7/4/2002

Arnold Schoenbergzaal

Junk
Heiko Geerts, soprano saxophone / Diego Espinosa, percussion / Orkest van het Koninklijk Conservatorium / Micha Hamel
Den Haag, Netherlands
7/3/2002

Beurs van Berlage

Junk (World Premiere)
Heiko Geerts, soprano saxophone / Diego Espinosa, percussion / Orkest van het Koninklijk Conservatorium / Micha Hamel
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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