and Recent Highlights

Bogliasco Foundation Residency
Richard Festinger selected for a Bogliasco Foundation artist residency
at the Ligurian Study Center in Bogliasco, Italy, in autumn, 2016.

Boston Musica Viva presents
Festinger’s A Serenade for Six.
Boston Musica Viva’s 2016-17 season finale will include a performance of
Richar Festinger’s A Serenade for Six. The concert will take place
at Edward Pickman Hall at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA,
Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 8 pm.

Noe Valley Chamber Music to open 2016-17 season
with world premiere of a New Work by Richard Festinger
Soprano Christine Brandes and cellist Marcie Rosen will premiere a New Work
on the Noe Valley Chamber Music series, October 23, 2016, Noe Valley Ministry,
1021 Sanchez Street, San Francisco.

The Festival of New American Music in Sacramento to feature
Richard Festinger’s Double Take, with Earplay violinist Terrie Baune.
Richard Festinger’s 2015 composition Double Take, for solo violin, will be featured during the
2016 Festival of American Music, at Cal State Sacramento, on November 4 and 7, 2016.

San Francisco Contemporary Music Players to premiere
Festinger’s Careless Love, for baritone and six instruments,
The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, with baritone Daniel Cilli,
will give the world premiere performance of Careless Love,
for baritone and six instruments, January 20, 2017, at 8:00 pm,
at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak Street, San Francisco.

New Bridge Records CD release
features The Way Things Go
Richard Festinger’s The Way Things Go for flute and piano is the title track
on Bridge Records new CD release featuring first recordings of new flute and
piano music by Tara Helen O’Connor and Margaret Kampmeier. Read more.

Festinger premiere at 2015 Resonant Bodies Festival
The third Resonant Bodies Festival of new music for voice presented
soprano Lucy Shelton in the world premiere of Richard Festinger’s
Cummings Settings, for clarinet, cello and soprano, September 9, 2015
at Merkin Concert Hall in New York.

Festinger receives Koussevitzky commission
September 8, 2014: Richard Festinger has been awarded a commission
from theSerge Koussevitzky Foundation in the Library of Congress
for a new work for the Afiara String Quartet.

Festinger premiere at SongFest
Richard Festinger's Incognito for soprano and baritone received its world premiere
performance at SongFest, Thayer Hall, The Colburn School, in Los Angeles,
June 8, 2014, with Winnie Nieh, soprano, and Steven Eddy, Baritone. Watch the video.

Emma Steele at the Gualala Arts Center
Emma Steele, concert master of the Royal Danish Opera, performs Richard Festinger's
Twinning for violin and piano with pianist Miles Graber at the Gualala Arts Center,
April 12, 2014.

Lois Martin at The Stone, April 7, 2014
Lois Martin will premiere Ricahrd Festinger’s Récit, for solo viola, April 7, 2014
at The Stone, corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street, New York City.

Windscape, January 15, 2014
Windscape, the resident woodwind quintet at the Manhattan School of Music,
performs Richard Festinger’s Windsongs, January 15, 2014, at the Manhattan
School of Music, 122nd Street and Broadway, New York City.

ZKM Performance of Head over Heels
Sebastian Berweck performs Richard Festinger’s Head Over Heels, November 28, 2013, at the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Deutschland.

2013 Festival of New American Music
Richard Festinger’s Love Wanders There, for soprano and two guitars, commissioned and premiered by Vox n Plux, Elizabeth Farnum, soprano; Bill Anderson and Oren Fader, guitars, November 8, 2013, Festival of New American Music, Sacramento, California. Repeat performances November 10, 2013 at the Berkeley Arts Festival, Berkeley, California, and December 12, 2013 at Spectrum in New York.

2013 Festival of New American Music
Daniel Kennedy performs Richard Festinger’s Legerdemain, November 7, 2013, Festival of New American Music, Sacramento, California, and November 18, 2013, at San Francisco State University.

Collage New Music
College New Music, conducted by David Hoose, performs Richard Festinger’s After Blue, October 27, 2013, Longy School of Music , Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Morrison Artists Series
The Calyx Piano Trio performs Richard Festinger’s Tapestries, October 20, 2013, Morrison Artists Series, San Francisco, California.

Earplay premieres new Festinger work
Richard Festinger’s Kleinen doch emsigen, commissioned and premeried by the Earplay ensemble, May 20, 2013 at the O.D.C. Theater, San Francisco, California.

2012 Bowling Green New Music Festival
The Mid-American Center for Contemporary Music presents Richard Festinger's
Spring Ice, for soprano and violin, on the 2012 Bowling Green New Music
, Thursday, October 18, 2012, at Bowling Green State University.

American Century Music presents
Views from the American Century
The Calyx Trio performs Richard Festinger’s Tapestries and other works at the
St. Louis Art Museum, Friday, October 26, 2012, 7:00 PM.
Visit American century Music.

James Library and Center for the Arts
The James Library and Center for the Arts in Norwell, MA presents The Calyx Trio in a performance of Richard Festinger’s Tapestries
and other works, Sunday, November 18, 2012, 3:00 PM.
Visit James Library and Center for the Arts.

2012 Irving M. Klein International String Competition
Richard Festinger's compositions Portrait, for solo violin, Violacanta,
for solo viola, and Upon the Viol, for solo cello, will receive their world premiere
performances June 9 and 10, 2012 as part of the Klein International String
in San Francisco.

Richard Festinger's String Quartet No. 2: From the Beginning, will be
perfomed by the New Juilliard Ensembles on the Summergarden series at MoMA in New York on July 22, 2012.

National Endowment for the Arts
Richard Festinger awarded a grant from the 2011 NEA Access to Artistic Excellence
program to record The Coming of Age for release on the Naxos International label.

Morrison Artists Concert Series
Richard Festinger named Artistic Director of the Morrison Artists
Chamber Music Series
in San Francisco.

Utah Arts Festival
Richard Festinger a featured composer at the 2011 Utah Arts Festival where
The Way Things Go receives its World Premiere performance.

Tanglewood Festival
Richard Festinger's trio Peripeteia, for clarinet, violin and cello
featured during the 2011 Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood.

Collage Ensemble
The Collage Ensemble of Boston performs Richard Festinger's trio Laws of Motion,
for flute, clarinet, viola, cello, and piano, Monday, October 31 at Pickman Hall, Longy School
of Music, Cambridge, MA.

Top Stories

Read the new article in the San Jose Mercury News on Richard Festinger, by Richard Scheinen.

Read last fall's article in SF State News on Richard Festinger, by Denize Springer.

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