LATEST NEWS

12-18 September 2015 

Jones in residence at Aldeburgh Music for World Premiere of The Rehearsal, a 15-minute chamber opera in one act for three soprano voices, clarinet, piano, violin, & cello, libretto by Richard Scott.

28 August 2015

ABRAXAS performed by the Argento Chamber Ensemble at the University of South Carolina (Southern Exposure), Michel Galante conducting

14 August 2015

Jones begins Assistant Professorship at the University of Georgia

28 July—9 August 2015

Jones mandolinist in residence at the Tanglewood Music Center, playing George Crumb: Ancient Voices of Children & Mahler: Symphony No.8

13 July 2015

Saxophonist Andrew Allen gives world premiere of Leda Monologue, for solo alto saxophone, at the World Saxophone Congress (Strasbourg, France).

10 July 2015

Soprano Tony Arnold gives World Premiere of “One bright morning…”, for soprano and mixed ensemble (Maccagno, Italy).

3-16 July 2015

Jones composer in residence at the SoundSCAPE Music Festival and Exchange, Maccagno, Italy. Margaret, Ephemera, Los ninos, & Ricordanza performed by students and faculty.

10-13 June 2015

Jones visiting composer at Mise-en Music Festival 2015 (US Premiere of ABRAXAS given by Ensemble Mise-en) in New York City.

15 May 2015 

Nocturne for Solo Piano: pianist Marc Peloquin plays at the Keyed Up Music Project in New York.

1-28 May 2015

Jones in residence at the Willapa Bay Air Artists Colony in Oysterville, Washington.

12 April 2015

Margaret performed at Morgan Library, New York City, as part of Dawn Upshaw’s First Songs Concert

29 March 2015

In Dulcet Tones, Onomatopoetic goes to Landrum, South Carolina, Hunter/Schwartchkopff

20 March 2015

The lone and level sands… : performed by the Spokane Symphony under Morihiko Nakahara in Spokane, WA.

15-22 March 2015 

Jones in residence at Aldeburgh Music (Session II: Jerwood Opera Writing Programme), Snape Maltings, England.

5 March 2015

Los ninos: for soprano and guitar, performed in Syracuse, NY, by Kenneth Meyer and (Singer)

23 February 2015

Four Scenes, for saxophone & percussion (world premiere), Cliff Leaman & Scott Herring at USC.

19 February 2015

Jones presents his music at the University of New Mexico

11 February 2015

Fuga a 3 voci: Jennifer Parker-Harley (flute), Rebecca Nagel (english horn), & Mike Harley (bassoon) @ USC (world premiere)

29-31 January 2015 

Jones records Harmonies poétiques et religieuses with soprano Sharon Harms & Ensemble Recherche (Freiburg, Germany).

23 January 2015 

Ephemera performed in Greenville, NC (East Carolina University) by Xak Bjerken (North Carolina New Music Initiative)

15 January 2015

Threshold: tenor Zach Finkelstein with the Argento Chamber Ensemble at the Armory in NY.

1 January 2015

Guggenheim Fellowship (year-long fellowship begins).

16-23 November 2014 

In residence at Aldeburgh Music: Jerwood Opera Writing Programme, Snape Maltings, England

14 November 2014 

NONAMENO, performed at Bates College by the Momenta String Quartet and the Bates College Gamelan

9 November 2014 

Mandolin/Bass recital with Craig Butterfield, University of South Carolina School of Music  (Bach & original compositions)

6 November 2014 

Four Scenes (WORLD PREMIERE) performed by saxophonist Cliff Leaman & percussionist Scott Herring, University of South Carolina School of Music

18 October 2014 

“…neither am I a bloodless angel” (EAST COAST PREMIERE) performed by cellist Jeff Zeigler & pianist David Riley at the Eastman School of Music, Kilbourn Hall, Rochester NY.

6 October 2014 

Through the Veil performed by the University of South Carolina Wind Ensemble, Jamie Jordan, Jane Sheldon, & Sarah Brailey (amplified sopranos), conducted by Scott Weiss

28 September 2014 

US Premiere of In Dulcet Tones as part of Onomatopoetic — Art Inspiring Art: Music Made Visible, a collaboration with the Trenholm Artists Guild — University of South Carolina School of Music, Recital Hall

7 September 2014 

World Premiere of Trio, for Mandolin, Violin, & Contrabass, Jesse Jones, mandolin; Rebecca Hunter, violin; Craig Butterfield, bass — Cornelia Freeman Series, University of South Carolina School of music Recital Hall

4 September 2014 

Jones announces winners of Onomatopoetic — Art Inspiring Art: Music Made Visible, a collaboration with the Trenholm Artists Guild — Certus Bank, Columbia, South Carolina

1 July — 21 July 2014 

Jones in residence at Tanglewood as mandolinist for the Festival of Contemporary Music

6 July 2014 

World Premiere of So Eden Sank to Griefin Seiji Ozawa Hall by Tanglewood Fellows, conducted by Karina Canellakis

24 April 2014 

Jones awarded a reading with the New York Philharmonic under the auspices of the EarShot New Music Readings program of the American Composers Orchestra. Jones’s newest orchestral work, “…innumerable stars, scattered in clusters” will be read on June 3rd.

23 April 2014 (8pm)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center): the Juilliard String Quartet plays Jones’s String Quartet No.3, “Whereof man cannot speak…”

10 April 2014 

Jones awarded 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship for the creation of a new two-act opera, Martin Eden.

20 & 27 March 2014 

Syracuse & Ithaca, New York: pianist Xak Bjerken gives world premiere of Jones’s solo piano piece, “Ephemera”

16 March 2014 (3pm)

Albuquerque, New Mexico: the Juilliard String Quartet plays Jones’s String Quartet No.3, “Whereof man cannot speak…”

23 February 2014 

Jones awarded Creative and Performing Arts Grant from the University of South Carolina (to partially fund the recording of an all-Jones CD with the Scharoun Ensemble Berlin)

21 February 2014 

Eugene, Oregon: Jeff Zeigler & David Riley give world premiere of Jones’s “…neither am I a bloodless angel”

January 2014 

Jones receives Tanglewood Wind Commission

Thailand: violinist Rebecca Hunter & pianist Lynn Kompass give world premiere of  In Dulcet Tones (Payap University, in Chiang Mai)

Juilliard String Quartet takes Jones’s “Whereof man cannot speak…” on tour through Denmark, Germany, & the Netherlands (10 performances in various venues, including Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw)

21 November 2013 (8pm)

Alice Tully Hall: the Juilliard String Quartet plays Jones’s String Quartet No.3, “Whereof man cannot speak…”

30 October 2013

El Paso, TX: the Juilliard String Quartet performs Jones’s String Quartet No.3, “Whereof man cannot speak…” 

26 – 28 October 2013

Carmel, San Francisco, Los Angeles, CA: the Juilliard String Quartet performs Jones’s String Quartet No.3, “Whereof man cannot speak…” 

13 October 2013 (8pm)

Louisville, KY: the Juilliard String Quartet performs Jones’s String Quartet No.3, “Whereof man cannot speak…”

11 October 2013 (8pm)

Indianapolis, IN: the Juilliard String Quartet gives world premiere of  Jones’s String Quartet No.3, “Whereof man cannot speak…”

31 August 2013

Jones begins Assistant Professorship at the University of South Carolina

September 2012 —August 2013

Jones in residency at the American Academy in Rome as Elliott Carter Rome Prize Fellow

29 May 2013

  • Alter Ego—Villa Aurelia (Rome)—Harmoneis poétiques et religieuses, with Sharon Harms (soprano) and Jesse  Jones (conductor) & Kenneth Meyer—Ricordanza & Sharon Harms—Margaret, Jesse Jones (piano)

26 May 2013

  • Sharon Harms (soprano) & Kenneth Meyer (guitar)—American Academy in Rome—Los niños

17 May 2013

  • Scharoun Ensemble Berlin—St. Matthäus-Kirche (Berlin, Germany)—ABRAXAS, Jesse Jones (conductor)

17 April 2013

  • Kenneth Meyer—UNLV (Las Vegas, NV)—Ricordanza

13 April 2013

  • Kenneth Meyer—Jan Hus Presbyterian Church (NY) as part of “Vision of Sound” series (Society of New Music)—Ricordanza

7 April 2013

  • Kenneth Meyer—Hamilton College (Clinton, NY) as part of “Vision of Sound” series (Society of New Music)—Ricordanza

6 April 2013

  • Kenneth Meyer—Hochstein School Auditorium (Rochester, NY) as part of “Vision of Sound” series (Society of New Music)—Ricordanza

1 April 2013

  • Pulse Chamber Ensemble—Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival (Symphony Space, NY)—Unisono

30 March 2013

  • Kenneth Meyer—Carrier Theater (Syracuse, NY) as part of “Vision of Sound” series (Society of New Music)—Ricordanza

9 March 2013

  • Scharoun Ensemble Berlin—Villa Aurelia (Rome)—ABRAXAS (Jesse Jones conducting) & Bach Englische Suite Transcription & Snippet Variations

8 March 2013

  • Scharoun Ensemble Berlin—Villa Aurelia (Rome) — Seesaws

18 November 2012

  • Various performers—Villa Aurelia (Rome) as part of “Nuova Consonanza”—Nocturne & Night Music

22 October 2012

  • Pulse Chamber Ensemble—Villa Aurelia (Rome) as part of “Nuovi spazi musicali”—Unisono

20 October 2012

  • counter(induction—Washington Square Contemporary Music Society (Manhattan)—Snippet Variations

8 August 2012

  • Open End Ensemble—Copenhagen (Denmark)—Four Bagatelles

1 August 2012

Jones is commissioned by the Juilliard String Quartet to write a 20-30 minute piece for their 2013-14 season

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Jesse Jones with his MandolinComposer, conductor, and mandolinist Jesse Jones (b. 1978) is an American artist of wide-ranging tastes and influences. His music has been performed extensively across North America, Europe, and Asia. Jones has received numerous accolades as both a composer and performer, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Elliott Carter Rome Prize in Composition from the American Academy in Rome, a Juilliard String Quartet Commission, a Tanglewood Commission, a Barlow Commission, the Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, an EarShot New Music Reading with the New York Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert, and a fellowship in Aldeburgh Music’s “Jerwood Opera Writing Programme.” 

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  • The lone and level sands  (2010), for sinfonietta.

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  • For a Faded Mind  (2009-10), for solo violin, piano & strings, commissioned by violinist Joseph Lin & conductor Chris Kim.

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  • Threshold  (2012), for tenor & sinfonietta, text in English by Rabindranath Tagore.

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  • Through the Veil  (2010-11), for 3 amplified sopranos and wind ensemble.

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  • Unisono  (2011), for violin, clarinet & piano, commissioned by Xak Bjerken for Mayfest 2011.

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  • Snippet Variations  (2009), for clarinet, violin, cello & pianowritten for the Aspen Music Festival and School.

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  • Piano Quintet  (2006-7), for violin, viola, cello, double-bass & piano.

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  • Nocturne  (2008), piano solo, ca. 10 minutes, premiered 3 April 2009 in Barnes Hall (Ithaca, New York) by pianist Assen Boyadjiev.

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  • Variations on Drowsy Maggie  (2005-7), piano solo, ca. 6.5 minutes, premiered 11 June 2007 at the Oregon Bach Festival (Eugene, Oregon) by pianist Mihyun Kim.

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  • Margaret  (2011), for soprano and piano.

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  • Harmonies poétiques et religieuses  (2011), for mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano resonance, three texts in French by Alphonse de Lamartine.

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  • Molly Bahn  (2008), for choir SATB a cappella, anonymous folk text in English.

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  • Naye-e Sin  (2008), for choir SATB a cappella w/optional Eurhythmic movement, ancient folk text (war chant) in Navajo.

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  • Phantasma  (2010-11), for solo cello.

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Jesse Jones: composer, conductor, mandolinist.