Heliand Consort performs Jenni Brandon’s Wild Rose & Butterfly from the Wildflower Trio and Wood Song for solo oboe, in concert, as follows: Universe in a Sparkle* June 30, 2021, at 7:30 pm • York Street Meeting House, Lyndon, Vermont July 1, 2021, at 7:30 pm • Rochester Federated Church, […]
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Found Objects and the Premiere Preview of the Wildflower Quintet — I. Wildflowers by Jenni Brandon is performed by the Kalliope Reed Quintet at the Yarmouth New Church Preservation, PO Box 237, 266 Route 6a (Main Street), Yarmouth Port, MA 02675, on Sunday, June 27, 2021, at 4:00 PM.
”Places We Are From”, a new work by Jenni Brandon, explores the idea of identity and where we come from both geographically, physically, and spiritually. This unique exploration is reflected in the make-up of the 3 different instrumentation options for this work (oboe/bassoon/piano, oboe/saxophone/piano, saxophone/bassoon/piano).
The International Double Reed Society awarded Jenni’s new work Places We Are From a “50 for 50” commissioning grant. This work for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano was commissioned by the Post-Haste Reed Duo as well as the Proud Duo. Javier Rodriuguez, bassoon, and Dora Proud, oboe, both professors at the University of Idaho Lionel Hampton […]
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What people are saying
If you are looking for a carefully planned, relaxed yet professional experience in composing, Jenni Brandon’s workshops are for you. Even after many years experience composing, I gained a great amount of new knowledge. The combination of score study, collaboration with a professional instrumentalist, private composition lessons, and sharing scores with the participants worked very well, even via Zoom. I felt like we were all in the same room together; the convenience of working from one’s own studio with other composers overcame the two dimensionality of the online time. Jenni’s experience in guiding composers in the development of their pieces was evident from the first. She has a light but sure touch. She encourages at the same time she suggests new ideas that really get you thinking. This workshop also helps diminish the loneliness of always composing by oneself. It was refreshing to find the courage to share one’s work in process.
- From a participant during the 2020 Online Summer Composition Workshops: Writing for the Solo Instrument
[We Are Joy – a piano concerto with choir and chamber orchestra] is wonderful, immediately attractive, full of sweeping lyricism, and with a knockout ending…is intensely emotional, and deserves to be heard and enjoyed again and again.
- Jim Ruggirello – Musical Notes – Gazette Papers
Jenni Brandon’s Songs of California contains some of the most imaginative, ingratiating recent chamber music for winds I’ve heard. Delightful!
- Steven Turpin, Morning Musicale Host, Indiana Public Radio
Composer Jenni Brandon’s Spider Suite is a wonderfully descriptive five-movement work…Brandon is a master at balancing the beautiful and the silly, at finding that middle ground where storytelling is best. – review of Ceora Winds CD Postcards.
- Ryan D. Romine, The Double Reed
Jenni Brandon is a fresh voice in classical composition…this CD from a talented young voice should be in your collection. Ms. Brandon is a composer to watch in the years ahead.
- Kenneth Bradshaw, Host of WCPE 89.5 FM WAVELengths