Events

Upcoming:

Li YiFan, Sheng Recital
November 2017, Date TBA
Beijing, China
World premiere of the impression remains (2017) for sheng (笙), yangqin (扬琴), and toy piano (2017)

Yongyun Zhang, Percussion Recital
November 28, 2017 at 6.45 PM
Cohen Family Studio Theater, Cincinnati, OH
World premiere of 辜月 (2017) for solo percussionist by Yongyun Zhang 张永韵

Ariel Quartet
January 28, 2018
Cincinnati, OH
World premiere of string quartet and percussion version of On a paper nautilus (2017) by Allen Otte and the Ariel Quartet

Chinese Bamboo Flute Orchestra (中国竹笛乐团)
Winter 2018, Date TBA
Beijing, China
World premiere of In thin air (2017) for antiphonal dizi ensemble


Selected Past Events:

An American in Beijing: Creative Practice as a Composer in Contemporary China
August 10-12, 2017
Women in the Creative Arts Research Conference, Australian National University, Canberra
Paper presentation on my creative research as a composer in China and my solo pipa work For Summer Rain (2015)

Colleen Phelps, Percussion
June 17, 2017
Parthenon, Nashville, TN
Colleen Phelps performs the center and cause of many circles… (2015) from Water Music

New Concerto Project
May 2, 2017 at 7 PM, Cocktail hour at 6 PM
Leapin Lizard Events Space, Covington, Kentucky
World premiere of percussion concerto On a paper nautilus (2017), featuring soloist Colleen Phelps, conductor Alexander Colding Smith, and the Soundbox Orchestra

Guest Lecture
April 19, 2017 from 4.40 to 5.40 PM
Room 216 LH, Carl H. Lindner College of Business, University of Cincinnati
Presenting on my recent work, China, and Cincinnati Soundbox

Voice Prints
April 17, 2017 at 8.30 PM
Stairwell next to Langsam Library, Cincinnati, Ohio
Concert of world premiere graphic scores realizations by composer-vocalists Ivan Alexander Moscotta and Rachel C. Walker, and percussionist Yongyun Zhang

[toner on paper; plastic binding comb]
April 14, 2017 at 7.30 PM
DAAP Galleries, Cincinnati, Ohio
Singing in the world premiere of a new 45′ work for nine female vocalists by composer Ivan Alexander Moscotta.

The Scriabin Response Project
March 29, 2017 at 8 PM
Jemison Hall, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio
Performance of 浮沤 (2016) by pianist Kristofer Rucinski

Svensk Musikvår
March 22, 2017 at 1.30 PM
Rotundan, Kungliga Operan, Stockholm, Sweden
Performance of Reverberations (2015) for soprano and cello by Madeleine Jonsson Gille and My Hellgren

Cincinnati Soundbox – Nashville/Cincinnati
March 3, 2017 at 8.30 PM
Listing Loon, Cincinnati, Ohio
Colleen Phelps premieres Purification (2016) for voice and percussion alongside new works from composers Allen Otte, Cristina Spinei, and Patrick Dunnevant.

The Scriabin Response Project
February 19, 2017 at 2 PM
West Chester Academy of Music, West Chester, Ohio
Performance of 浮沤 (2016) by pianist Kristofer Rucinski

The Scriabin Response Project
February 1, 2017 at 8.30 PM
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio
Kristofer Rucinski gives the world premiere of a new collection of études he commissioned as companion pieces to Scriabin’s Opus 8. Includes a new solo piano work, 浮沤 (2016), written in response to Op. 8, no. 8.

Colleen Phelps Solo Recital
October 21, 2016 at 7.30 PM
Nashville State Community College, H Building, Auditorium
Colleen Phelps performs Water Music (2015-2016) for singing percussionist alongside works by Cage, Rzewski, and Spinei.

InterArts: DAAP Concert
October 4, 2016 at 6 PM
DAAP Galleries, Cincinnati, Ohio
Colleen Phelps and the Cincinnatus Quartet perform Spiraea (2016) alongside works by Mark Saya, Satie, Brahms, and Haydn.

Rachel C. Walker, Composition Recital
October 3, 2016 at 8.30 PM
Patricia Corbett Theater (PCT), University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
An hour-long program featuring new & recent chamber and operatic works: world premiere of Painting Dew (2016) by pianist Brandon Wendt, percussionist Drew Dolan, and mezzo-soprano Lauren McAllister; performance of the center and cause of many circles… (2015) from Water Music by Colleen Phelps; performance of Difficulty on Re-Entry (2014) featuring soprano Adrienne Sereta, mezzo-soprano Lauren McAllister, guitarist Kevin Topmiller, bassist Kate Alexandra, and flautist Chaoyue Zhang, conducted by Yael Front; performance of Reverberations (2015) for soprano and cello with Yijia Fang and Jackie Stevens; world premiere of Fragrant mountain (2016) for soprano, guqin (古琴), and percussion by the composer with Jackie Stevens and Colleen Phelps; world premiere of Spiraea (2016) for wooden percussion and string quartet with Colleen Phelps and the Cincinnatus Quartet.

Experimental Music at the Library: Adanya Stephens +3 // Broken Temple
September 21, 2016 at 7 PM
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main Branch (800 Vine Street – South Building)
Performing a set with writer Kendall A. as part of the spoken word poetry and guqin (古琴) duo Broken Temple.

In an Instant: An Exploration of Musical Time in Gao Ping’s 弹指之间
August 17, 2016 at 9.30 AM
Perspectives on Chinese Contemporary Music Conference, Department of Music at Harvard University (Davidson Room, Music Building)
Presentation of recent research on Gao Ping’s work 弹指之间 (2015). The lecture will feature demonstrations by pipa player Qian RunYu.

Chase Response Project: Do Ho Suh
July 29, 2016 from 7-9 PM
Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E 6th St, Cincinnati, Ohio
Performing with writer Kendall A. as part of a new collaboration of poetry and improvised guqin.

In-Site Visual Art Festival: Modular Art Pods
June 23, 2016 from 7.30-8 PM
OZ Arts Nashville, Tennessee
Percussionist Colleen Phelps performs Water Music (2015-16) in a Modular Art Pod

In-Site Visual Art Festival: Modular Art Pods
June 21, 2016 from 6-8 PM
OZ Arts Nashville, Tennessee
Percussionist Colleen Phelps premieres the complete Water Music (2015-16) in a Modular Art Pod

Jia Wei Ng, MM Yangqin Recital
May 27, 2016 at 7.30 PM
Second floor of the Student Life Center of the China Conservatory of Music, Beijing ( 大学生活动中心,2楼,中国音乐学院, 北京)
World premiere of I touched the ground while floating away (2015) for yangqin (扬琴), pipa (琵琶), and saxophone by Jia Wei Ng, Xia YuYan and Jason Pockrus

Cincinnati Soundbox – Houston/Cincinnati
May 5, 2016 at 7 PM
Hoffner Lodge/Northside, Cincinnati, Ohio
Performance of Indigo Rhyme (2015) for violin and piano by pianist Kristofer Rucinski and violinist Elizabeth Wareham

Response Project X
April 30, 2016 at 7 PM
Chase Public, Northside/Cincinnati, Ohio
Guqin (古琴) performance

Kristofer Rucinski, DMA Chamber Recital
April 21, 2016 at 6.45 PM
Mary Emery Hall 3250, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Performance of Indigo Rhyme (2015) for violin and piano by pianist Kristofer Rucinski and violinist Elizabeth Wareham

Lian Li, DMA Piano Recital
April 15, 2016 at 6.45 PM
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio
World premiere of Lanterns (2016) for solo piano

Elizabeth Wareham, BM Violin Recital
April 13, 2016 at 8.30 PM
Mary Emery Hall 3250, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
World premiere of Indigo Rhyme (2015) for violin and piano by pianist Sanghie Lee and violinist Elizabeth Wareham

Sonic Explorations
March 29, 2016 at 8 PM
Cohen Family Studio Theater, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Performance of Cloud Prints (2015) for amplified clavichord and live electronics by Ivan Moscotta

Women’s Works of Ithaca
March 20, 2016 at 4 PM
First Unitarian Society of Ithaca, New York
Performance of Solo for Alto Flute (2012)

Colleen Phelps, NSCC Faculty Artist Recital: Sounds in the Art
March 18, 2016 at 7 PM
Nashville State Community College Art Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
Performance of the center and cause of many circles… (2015) from Water Music for singing percussionist

Amazing Women 5
March 18, 2016 at 6 PM
Ian Hanger Hall of the Queensland Conservatorium, Brisbane, Australia
Australian Premiere of Petal Point (2014) with cellist Ngaio Toombes and Paula Russell, cornet, alongside works by other female composers with ties to the Asia Pacific region in a program curated by composer Corrina Bonshek.

Huijuan Ling, MM Composition Recital
February 25, 2016 at 8.30 PM
Cohen Family Studio Theater, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Performing with Shenghua Dai in the world premiere of Fusion (2016) for erhu (二胡), guqin (古琴), and fixed media by Huijuan Ling.

A View From the Edge
February 23, 2016 at 8 PM
Cohen Family Studio Theater, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
World premiere of Reverberations (2015) for soprano and cello by Becca Finkelshteyn and Peter Phelan.

Wood/Silk Project
February 20, 2016 at 3 PM
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main Branch
Debut of a collaboration featuring music for erhu and marimba performed by Shenghua Dai and Colleen Phelps. Includes traditional pieces and transcriptions, alongside the premieres of new works by composers Huijuan Ling [Trigger (2016)] and Rachel C. Walker [Windows, willows (2016)]. There will also be a short talk on erhu and composing for Chinese instruments.

MUSE Series: Contemporary Composers and the Wolf Collection
February 14, 2016 at 2 PM
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio
Joint recital based on gallery art works with pianists Kristofer Rucinski and Brandon Wendt, including performances of Night Music (2012) by the composer and Louis Andriessen’s Nuit d’été (1957) for piano four hands.

Symposium Presentation
January 14, 2016 from 3.30-5 PM
Mary Emery Hall 3230, The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM)
A presentation on my work in China over the past year, including a discussion of my study of Chinese instruments and a selection of recordings of both traditional music and recent compositions.

Guest Lecture
November 19, 2015 at 4 PM
Room 501, Main Building of China Conservatory of Music, Beijing (中国音乐学院, 北京)
A presentation of three recent compositions as well as a discussion of my collaborations with Chinese traditional instrumentalists.

Joint Recital
Monday, October 19, 2015 at 8.30 PM
Patricia Corbett Theater (PCT), University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Performances of works by Ivan A. Moscotta and Rachel C. Walker, including the premiere of Vocalise (2014-5) for mezzo soprano and piano, as well as Cloud Prints (2015) for amplified clavichord.

艺术实践周 [Yìshù shíjiàn zhōu]
October 12, 2015 at 1.30 PM
Opera Hall of the China Conservatory of Music, Beijing (歌剧厅,中国音乐学院, 北京)
World premiere of For Summer Rain (2015) for solo pipa (琵琶) by Xia YuYan 夏雨言

Sounds in the Art – Colleen Phelps, Percussion
Friday, October 9, 2015 at 7.30 PM
Chase Public, Cincinnati, Ohio
World premiere of the center and cause of many circles… (2015) from Water Music for singing percussionist

International Student Concert
Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 7.30 PM
Lecture Theater of the China Conservatory of Music, Beijing (阶梯教室,中国音乐学院, 北京)
Chinese premiere of Night Music (2012) by the composer

Tianjin Symphony Orchestra
June 8, 2015 at 7.30 PM
National Music Main Hall of the China Conservatory of Music, Beijing (国音堂,中国音乐学院, 北京)
World premiere of Haumea [妊神星] (2015) for soprano and orchestra by the Tianjin Symphony Orchestra, conductor Yang Youqing, and soloist Yang Xiaolin

February Performance and Time Arts Show
February 20 & 21, 2015 at 8 PM
College Hill Town Hall, 1805 Larch Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
World premiere of Petal Point (2014) for cello and flugelhorn

Ava Quartet Recital
November 7, 2014 at 8.30 PM
Masterclass Room (Mary Emery Hall 3250), University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
World premiere of Ribbon Web (2014) for string quartet

NANOWorks Opera: March Madness
March 28th and 29th, 2014
8 PM at the Art Academy of Cincinnati
World premiere of Difficulty on Re-entry (2014)

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