Edie has recently completed a new work titled From the Wing Bone of a Swan, which was commissioned by the Valborg Choir (Netherlands). The work will be premiered at a series of concerts in October 2013 in the Netherlands:
Saturday - October 5, 2013 - 8:00 pm
Sionskerk, Jacob Catslaan 73, Zeist
Sunday - October 6, 2013 - 3:45 pm
Catharinakerk, Stratumseind 2, Eindhoven
Saturday - October 12, 2013 - 8:00 pm
St. Laurentiuskerk, Verdronken Oord 68, Alkmaar
Edie has recently been commissioned by Classical Minnesota Public Radio to compose a new piece for the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir as part of MPR's Choral Initiative. The work will be premiered in New York in the fall of 2013 and performed at the Cathedral of Saint Paul on November 22 as part of the group's US tour. Stay tuned for more details!
Critically acclaimed men's vocal ensemble, Cantus, will perform the fifth movement of Edie's A Sound Like This at 8:00pm on Friday, November 16th at Benson Great Hall at Bethel University. The concert is part of A Minnesota Choral Mosaic, a weekend of concerts celebrating ACDA-Minnesota's 50th anniversary. In addition to Cantus, Friday's concert will also feature the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers.
Flutist Linda Chatterton will perform Edie's This Floating World next Sunday, September 30th, at 4:00PM at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis. Chatterton and her pianist colleague Matthew McCright will present their concert program from their recent performances at the British Flute Society convention and the International Anthony Burgess Foundation. Tickets will be available at the door for $10, $6 for students and seniors. For a map and directions to HAUMC, please follow this link.
Flutist Linda Chatterton will be performing This Floating World at the British Flute Society's Eighth International Convention in Manchester, England. The convention is scheduled for August 17-20. The piece will be performed as a part of Chatterton's "New Repertoire Concert" scheduled for August 20th. For more information, visit the BFS website.
The Tantalus Guitar Quartet is set to perform Edie Hill's Above the Green Night as a part of their tour at the Iserlohm Guitar Symposium in Germany. The performances are scheduled for August 15th in Schwerte and on August 16th at Oberste Stadtkirche in Iserlohn. For more information about the Tantalus Guitar Quartet, visit their website at http://tantalusquartet.com/.
Congratulations to Aaron Levin, Judy Jackson, Joonil Oh, and Isaac Roth Blumfield, this year's apprentice composers. Apprentice composers receive group mentoring sessions and private composition lessons from Dr. Edie Hill, Composer-in-Residence at the Schubert Club. This year's apprentices will have the opportunity to compose a new work for the Pavia Winds quintet to be premiered in the Spring of 2013. The Composer Mentorship Program is made possible by the Schubert Club along with the generous support of the HRK Foundation.
Three movements from A Sound Like This (III. Clay Jug, IV. Interlude: Thinkers, Listen!, and V. While You are Alive) were performed beautifully by Cantus on this year's Chorus America Opening Gala Concert on June 13th at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. For more information and audio samples, visit Chorus America.
Questo Muro for mezzo-soprano and piano
A lush and passionate setting of Anita Barrows' poem about overcoming loss and facing personal challenges
In Questo Muro, Anita Barrows adopts Dante's striking image of one person confronted by fear and trepidation, symbolized by a wall of flame. She asks:
Will you pass through it now, will you let it consume
whatever solidness this is
you call your life, & send
you out, a tremor of heat,
a radiance, a changed
Edie's challenging setting features dramatic lines elegantly soaring over surging piano figures reminiscent of fire.
The Giver of Stars: Six Poems of Amy Lowell for mezzo-soprano and piano
Touching and intimate music in a rich and varied collection
Discover the brilliance of Amy Lowell! The six poems included in The Giver of Stars were originally part of Edie's staged drama, Amy Lowell: A Rare Pattern. Now available as a stand-alone recital set, they showcase Lowell's sensual, evocative verse, and they follow the arc of her relationship with actress Ada Dwyer Russell.
from the wing bone of a swan for SATB chorus, marimba, flute, & cello
Commissioned by the Valborg Chorus (The Netherlands)
Premiere: October 2013
New Work for chorus
Commissioned by Minnesota Public Radio
Premiere: November 2013 by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Deciphering That Fire for flute and guitar
Commissioned by The Arc Duo under the auspices of The Schubert Club and the Minnesota State Arts Board.
Twirl for solo marimba
Commissioned by Heather Barringer under the auspices of a Composers Commissioning Program Grant from the Jerome Foundation as administered by the American Composers Forum.
Legitimate Magic seven songs for soprano and piano
Commissioned by Two Sides Sounding under the auspices of The Schubert Club and the Minnesota State Arts Board.