As Composer-in-Residence and Director of Music Composition at Oklahoma City University (OCU), Knight is at work on four pieces for wind ensemble. Seventh Day of the Seventh Moon was premiered by the Oklahoma City University Wind Philharmonic on November 29, 2012, under the direction of Matthew Mailman. Joseph Missal and the Oklahoma State University Wind Ensemble premiered Inbox on February 21, 2013 and Peace and Light Rising, on April 11, 2013 in Stillwater, OK. Dr. Missal will lead the Japanese premiere of Peace and Light Rising at the 2013 Japan Band Clinic in Hamamatsu City, Japan with an additional performance at the Mushashino Academy of Music in Tokyo. Peace and Light Rising is to be a gift from the people of Oklahoma to the people of Japan, commemorating the thousands of victims of the tsunami and earthquakes of March, 2010. Mark Belcik and the Oklahoma City Community Band will premiere Beneath A Cinnamon Moon in Fall 2013.
Seventh Day of the Seventh Moon, Oklahoma City University Wind Philharmonic, Matthew Mailman, cond., Subito Music, Inc., Oklahoma City Univ., Nov. 29, 2012. Inbox, Oklahoma State University Wind Ensemble, Joseph Missal, cond., Subito Music, Inc., Stillwater, OK, Feb. 21, 2013. Peace and Light Rising, Oklahoma State University Wind Ensemble, Joseph Missal, cond., Subito Music, Inc., Stillwater, OK, April 11, 2013.
Hit On All Sixes, Illinois State University Wind Ensemble, Stephen Steele, cond., Subito Music, Inc., Normal, IL, March 4, 2012; also, Oklahoma City University Wind Philharmonic, Matthew Mailman, cond., Subito Music, Inc., OMEA Conference, Tulsa, OK, Jan. 18, 2013.
Seventh Day of the Seventh Moon, Subito Music, Inc. Inbox, Subito Music, Inc. Peace and Light Rising, Subito Music, Inc.
As Composer-in-Residence and Director of Music Composition at Oklahoma City University (OCU), Knight presented a multimedia talk titled “Where Art Originates: Artists and the Creative Process” to the Stanford (CA) University community. The June 11, 2009, presentation at the Palo Alto Arts Center was sponsored by the California-based Djerassi Artist Colony. The song cycle Tales Not Told received its West Coast premiere May 24 with the San Francisco Cabaret Opera, followed by a May 29 encore performance in Berkeley at the Chamber Arts Society. This six-song work, based on poems by M. J. Alexander, celebrates little-known women from American history. Michael Anderson presented Triduum for trumpet and organ at the International Trumpet Guild Conference, Harrisburg, PA, on May 27, and on June 12, Karol Kowal performed Bringer of Fire, for double bass and piano, at the International Society of Bassists, hosted by Penn State University. Also in 2009, the Pendulum Concert Series at the University of Colorado at Boulder premiered Knight’s Inbox, a four-movement work for flute, viola and piano. Other recent premieres include Knight’s Trombone Quartet, presented by the SlideHandlers at Oklahoma City University January 13, and Hit On All Sixes, premiered December 4 by the OCU Wind Philharmonic.
Sara Teasdale Song Cycle, for tenor, clarinet, and piano, will be introduced March 23 by Bill Christensen, Chad Burrow, and Amy I-Lin Cheng, Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble, Oklahoma City, OK.
The wind ensemble work Hit On All Sixes was heard December 4, 2008, in a performance by the Oklahoma City University Wind Philharmonic, led by Matthew Mailman. The song cycle Tales Not Told received performances May 24, 2009, San Francisco Cabaret Opera, in San Francisco and Berkeley, CA; September 10, David Steffens and Chad Burrow, Western Illinois University; and October 3, Carry Ann Rosko, San Francisco.
Hit on All Sixes, for wind ensemble; Bringer of Fire, for double bass and piano; Inbox, for flute, viola, and piano; and Trombone Quartet; all by Subito Music.
The composer announces that he has recently been accepted to the Djerassi Resident Artists Program for summer 2009.
Beneath A Cinnamon Moon was introduced January 23, 2007, by the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Oklahoma City, OK; the work was also performed June 14 at the OK Mozart Festival by clarinetist Chad Burrow, violist Paul Neubauer, and pianist Amy I-Lin Cheng, Bartlesville, OK. The Blackwelder Brass presented Spectacular Spectacular! on April 22, at Oklahoma City University. Tales Not Told was first heard April 28, in a University of Oklahoma performance by mezzo-soprano Catherine McDaniel and pianist Jay McDaniel.
The Kokomo (IN) Symphony presented The Golden Spike March 10, 2007, while clarinetist Chad Burrow and marimbist David Steffens performed Raven April 9 at Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX. Romance for Clarinet and Piano was heard July 7 at Clarinet Fest 2007, International Clarinet Association, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Mark Parker led the North Central Honors Orchestra in a November 3 performance of Cadillac Ranch, Oklahoma City, OK.
Beneath A Cinnamon Moon, clarinet, viola, and piano; Spectacular Spectacular!, brass quintet; Tales Not Told, mezzo-soprano and piano; all by Subito Music.
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