Theisen will record Clare Shore's River Songs for alto saxophone and piano and Stephanie Ann Boyd's Amare for alto saxophone and piano with pianist Jennifer Reason at Sound Temple Recording Studios in Asheville, NC. Both works were composed for and dedicated to Theisen.
Theisen will perform as saxophonist/clarinetist with the Asheville Concert Jazz Orchestra on a concert entitled An Experiment in Modern Music. The program features world premieres of compositions by local composers as well as George Gershwin's iconic Rhapsody in Blue. The concert will be held at the White Horse in Black Mountain, NC.
Theisen will perform a flute/saxophone recital at Mars Hill University (Mars Hill, NC) with fellow woodwind professor Misty Theisen. The program:
Charles Griffes - Poem
Wes Flinn - Area 51 (world premiere)
Stephanie Ann Boyd - Amare (world premiere)
Elliott Carter - Scrivo in Vento
Arthur Honegger - Concerto da Camera
Theisen will perform with Russ Wilson and His Famous Orchestra in a tribute to the big band era at the Isis Restaurant and Music Hall in Asheville, NC. The show features great music of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and many others. You do not want to miss this!
Dr. Ben McIlwain, Dr. Jackie McIlwain, and the University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble will premiere Theisen's Symphony No. 2 ("Pas de Deux") for clarinet, trombone, and wind ensemble at the University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS).
Theisen will perform a recital with mezzo-soprano Megan Ihnen at the Pilgrim Chapel in Kansas City, Missouri. The recital will be paired with readings by author Boomer Pinches. Included in the program is Theisen's own composition, Hai-Kai for unaccompanied voice.
Theisen will perform the world premiere of Move With Brightness of Peace for solo alto saxophone by Chelsea Williamson on her doctoral composition recital at the University of Oklahoma. Move with Brightness of Piece was composed for and dedicated to Theisen.
Theisen will perform a recital with Jennifer Reason at the Navy Saxophone Symposium at George Mason University. The program will include Clare Shore's River Songs and the world premiere of Stephanie Ann Boyd's Amare for alto saxophone and piano (both pieces written for and dedicated to Theisen).
Theisen will also be performing a concert as member of the Golden Eagle Saxophone Quartet. Program includes works by Theisen, Philip Glass, Caryl Florio, and Walter Hartley.
Four of Theisen's compositions will be performed: Arcanum for solo alto saxophone (by Dr. Ian Jeffress); Adagio Notturno for saxophone quartet (by the Golden Eagle Quartet); Two Forms of Insomnia for solo soprano saxophone (by Michael Hernandez); and the world premiere of Passing Tones for solo baritone saxophone (by Jacob Swanson).
Theisen will perform a recital with pianist Jennifer Reason at the Sacramento Preparatory Music Academy. Program will include compositions by Alan Theisen, John Williams, Clare Shore, Stephen Dankner, Aleks Sternfeld-Dunn, Emma Lou Diemer, and Radiohead.
Alan Theisen will perform the world premiere of Clare Shore's River Songs for alto saxophone and piano with pianist Jennifer Reason at the 2016 Festival of New American Music (FeNAM). FeNAM is held at Sacramento State School of Music in Sacramento, California.