Jenni Brandon’s premiere for “Metamorphosis for Two Oboes & Piano” is Sunday, November 4, 2018, 5:00 pm at the Chamichian Recital Hall, Central Michigan State University. This is a faculty recital. The recital members are; Mary Jo Cox, Piano, Dane Philipsen, oboe, Dr. Lindabeth Binkley, oboe, and MaryBeth Minnis, bassoon. Jenni’s Going to the Sun for Oboe and Bassoon is also performed as part of the recital.
Jenni Brandon (b. 1977) is an award-winning composer, conductor, and mezzo-soprano who enjoys engaging with performers and audiences, travelling around the country giving talks about the business of music and the art of collaboration. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Sorel Medallion, the American Prize for Choral Composition, the Women Composers Festival of Hartford International Composition Competition, and the Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition.
Upcoming commissions and performances include a bassoon concerto for bassoonist Christin Schillinger and the Akropolis Quintet, a work for mezzo-soprano, bassoon, and harp for bassoonist Darrel Hale, and a solo oboe work for Lindabeth Binkley to record on a new CD featuring Jenni’s chamber music.
Recordings of her works appear on 16 CDs on the Delos, Albany, Centaur, MSR Classics, Blue Griffin, Siegfried’s Call, and Longhorn labels. Her works are published and distributed by Boosey & Hawkes, Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Graphite Publishing, TrevCo Music Publishing, Imagine Music, J.W. Pepper, and Jenni Brandon Music.