Dr Nathan Koch, In Recital, Performs Jenni Brandon’s Places We Are From

Dr Nathan Koch, in recital at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln  Glenn Korff School of Music, performs Jenni Brandon’s Places We Are From” on Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Westbrook Recital Hall Rm. 119. The concert is free and open to the public. It will also be live webcast. Visit https://music.unl.edu/webcasts the day of the performance for the link. Catherine Herbener, pianist, and Associate Professor of Saxophone Paul Haar join Dr Koch for this recital.

The program includes:

  1. Jeff Scott’s “Elegy for Innocence” (2009)
  2. James Lassen’s “Strange Interlude” (1998)
  3. Libby Larsen’s “Jazz Variations” (1977)
  4. Jenni Brandon’s “Places We Are From” (2021),

All works by contemporary living composers.

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A New Work by Jenni Brandon – Places We Are From

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, using these combinations to tell stories of joy, hope, frustration, and perseverance. The colors and combinations in each version reflect a vision of discovering who we are in unprecedented times and finding happiness in the journey.

This work will be available in three versions:

Oboe, Bassoon, Piano

Oboe, Saxophone, Piano

Saxophone, Bassoon, Piano

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 received its first world premiere during the International Double Reed Society Conference 2nd Virtual Symposium – July 26-31, 2021. This work is the recipient of the IDRS “50 for 50” commissioning grant in celebration of the organization’s 50th anniversary.

Coming up – the saxophone, bassoon, and piano version of this work. All versions of the score will be available to consortium members by December 1st, 2021, for exclusive programming through December 2022

Consortium buy-in is $250. Payment Options available:
Purchase through this page (PayPal)
Venmo Account: Jenni-Brandon-Bloom-Yoga
Check via mail: Contact Jenni for mailing address

A consortium contract will be provided to all participating members to sign once payment is made.

Questions about the consortium or the work? Reach out to Jenni at Places We Are From Commissioning Consortium – Jenni Brandon