The Colshire Winds (Steve Carmichael and Karen Judkins) will perform the world premiere of Theisen's La Distanza Della Luna for flute and alto saxophone at the 2018 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference at University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music.
New music ensemble counter)induction will perform Theisen's 2014 composition Ondes et Ombres in Scorca Hall at National Opera Center (New York, NY). Also on the program are compositions by Boyce, Bartlett, Davidovsky, and Stravinsky. Performers are: Miranda Cuckson, violin; Ben Fingland, clarinet; and Ning Yu, piano.
Theisen will perform a flute/saxophone recital at Mars Hill University (Mars Hill, NC) with fellow woodwind professor Misty Theisen. The program: Let's Dance! from Little Music - Michael Young; Reems Creek Idyll - Everette Minchew (world premiere); Urban Legends IX: Area 51 - Wes Flinn (world premiere); Poem - Charles Griffes; Concerto da Camera - Arthur Honegger
Theisen will perform at the 2018 Navy Saxophone Symposium as member and founder of the Resonance Saxophone Orchestra. Program includes works by Stephen Dankner, Chelsea Williamson, J. S. Bach, and the world premiere of a new composition by Theisen, Klage (featuring soprano vocalist Courtney Ruckman).
Other compositions by Theisen will also be performed during the Symposium.
Theisen will perform Aaron Jay Myers' Wabi Sabi for three saxophones and three percussionists on a concert with Chamber Cartel at the Emory Planetarium in Atlanta, Georgia. The performance will also include excerpts from Theisen's voice/saxophone program with Megan Ihnen, This World of Yes.
Theisen will perform a recital with mezzo-soprano Megan Ihnen in Coulter Recital Hall on the campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Their diverse program, entitled This World of Yes, focuses on 21st-century compositions.
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 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 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).