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A New Work by Jenni Brandon – “Places We Are From”

A New Work by Jenni Brandon – “Places We Are From”

Commissioned by the Post-Haste Reed Duo (Sean Fredenburg– saxophone and Javier Rodriguez, bassoon) and the Proud Duo (Dora Proud – oboe, Joseph Proud – saxophone). “Places We Are From” receives its first world premiere during the International Double Reed Society Conference 2nd Virtual Symposium. The IDRS performance of “Places We are From” is on July 29, 2021 at 10:00 AM PDT. This work is the recipient of the IDRS “50 for 50” commissioning grant in celebration of the organization’s 50th anniversary.

Premier of An Orange Tree, by Jenni Brandon, Performed by Leigh Muñoz, contrabassoon and Lia Uribe, bassoon at the International Double Reed Society Symposium 2021

Leigh Muñoz, contrabassoon and Lia Uribe, bassoon premier An Orange Tree, by Jenni Brandon, at the International Double Reed Society Symposium on July 28, 2021 at 4:00 PM PDT. This is a virtual concert. You can view it at the following link; https://www.idrs.org/events/an-orange-tree-a-new-work-for-contrabassoon-2/

What people are saying

  • Testimonial

    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

  • Jim Ruggirello – Musical Notes – Gazette Papers

    [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

  • Steven Turpin, Morning Musicale Host, Indiana Public Radio

    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

  • Ryan D. Romine, The Double Reed

    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

  • Kenneth Bradshaw, Host of WCPE 89.5 FM WAVELengths

    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