Tennessee Tech hosts "An Evening With Lawrence Dillon," featuring a keynote speech and a performances of four of his works by the Atlantic Ensemble.
Lawrence Dillon interviewed by Steve Staruch for Minnesota Public Radio.
Lawrence Dillon in residence at the Charlotte Composers Workshop.
Seattle Chamber Music Society commissions a new work for summer 2013.
Consortium of orchestras forming to commission a new work featuring Low and Lower.
Poke video sweeps through Facebook; over 5000 views in one month.
Multiplicity debuts at Colburn School; Terranean Meditation on Italian television.
Low and Lower takes Poke on Alaska tour.
Sparkling in the Dark debuts on Forecast Music pub concert.
Performance Schedule - updated!
The Invisible Cities String Quartet Cycle - new!
Fanfare reviews Dillon's Bridge release, "The musical gestures of Lawrence Dillon are uniquely his, and his scores skillfully weave a multiplicity of unusual ideas together in a way that will reward anyone interested in the art music of our era. He is original in the best sense of the word."
MusicWeb International calls Dillon's Naxos release, "an hour of music that is often profound without being pretentious, sometimes light-hearted but never 'lite', humorous without being arch, and immensely appealing but never frivolous."
Lawrence Dillon serves as Composer in Residence at the Wintergreen Summer Arts Festival.
Appendage performed at Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn by Lauren
Flanigan and Le train bleu, conducted by Ransom Wilson.
Naxos releases Violin Music of Lawrence Dillon, featuring Danielle Belén.
Lawrence Dillon featured in an ARTstem symposium with physicist Eric
Carlson, in advance of the premiere of Shadow on the Sun.
Dillon featured in the March issue of Gramophone Magazine, which called his
recording Insects and Paper Airplanes “Highly recommended.”
ARTStem, a project of the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts, engages Lawrence Dillon in its Shadow on the Sun project.
Fanfare Magazine puts Appendage and Other Stories on its Best of 2010 Want List
Lawrence Dillon a guest of the Salt Lake Symphony and the Boise Philharmonic for performances of Figments and Fragments. Recipient of CAP Recording Grant from the American Music Center.
Bridge Records releases Insects and Paper Airplanes, a recording of three string quartets and a piano quartet featuring the Daedalus String Quartet and pianist Benjamin Hochman. New York and Philadelphia premieres of String Quartet No. 5: Through the Night by the Emerson Quartet. Composition forums at SUNY Stony Brook and the Curtis Institute of Music.
Lawrence Dillon a guest of the Utah Philharmonia for the premiere of Cool Night.
Guest residency with the Wintergreen Summer Arts Academy.
Lawrence Dillon a guest of the Idyllwild Arts Academy with REDCAT premiere of Figments and Fragments.
UNCSA celebrates Lawrence Dillon’s 50th birthday with the Emerson String Quartet, Welz Kauffman, in symposium and concert.
Lawrence Dillon featured in an hour-long interview on Noizepunk and Das Crooner. Listen here.
Blossom featured at the 2010 Texas Music Educators Convention, performed by the Cassatt String Quartet.
Washington Post raves about Wolf Trap premiere of String Quartet No. 4: The Infinite Sphere by the Daedalus String Quartet
Lawrence Dillon on sabbatical to work on Schumann Trilogy.
Lawrence Dillon a guest of the Ravinia Festival for the premiere of the choreographed version of his The Better Angels of Our Nature, performed by Concert Dance, Inc., the Lincoln Trio and Welz Kauffman, narrator.
Recording sessions with Judith Sherman for two upcoming releases on Bridge and Albany.
Dillon awarded a fall 2009 sabbatical to complete work on Schumann Trilogy.
February – April 2009:
Forty performances of The Better Angels of our Nature in eleven cities.
Guest composer at the Colburn School of Music.
Guest composer for Cassatt in the Basin.
The Better Angels of our Nature premiered at the Ravinia Festival, with the Lincoln Trio and Welz Kaufmann, narrator.
Sphinx Grand Prize Winner Danielle Belén to record Dillon’s works for violin on NAXOS.
The Emerson String Quartet commissions Lawrence Dillon’s String Quartet No. 5: Through the Night.
Lawrence Dillon’s The Better Angels of Our Nature a winner in the first composer competition sponsored by the Ravinia Festival.
Lawrence Dillon judges the Notion/London Symphony orchestral competition, along with John Corigliano and Carter Burwell.
Lawrence Dillon commissioned to write a triple quartet for the Cassatt String Quartet, to be premiered in January 2009.
The Boise Symphony Orchestra and the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra join the Schumann Trilogy commission consortium.
The Salt Lake Symphony and the University of Utah Orchestra join the Schumann Trilogy commission consortium.
Fifteen Minutes premiered by Piotr Szewczyk at the Santa Fe New Music Festival.
- Dillon’s Telling Tales, an evening of interrelated works, premieres at the North Carolina School of the Arts. Read about it HERE.
- Consortium Commission organized for three new works by Lawrence Dillon in honor of Robert Schumann’s bicentennial (2010): Fantasiestück, The Marriage Diary and Florestan and Eusebius. Read about them HERE.
- Tenth anniversary performance of Furies and Muses at the International Double Reed Society Conference in Ithaca, New York.
- Piotr Szewczyk performs Mister Blister at the Spoleto Festival as part of the Violin Futura project.
Second performance of Singing Silver, with Lawrence Dillon as the speaker and Marilyn Taylor, soprano; David Jolley, horn; Gerald Klickstein, guitar and Grace Anderson, cello at the North Carolina School of the Arts.
Dillon is in residence at Seisen International University in Tokyo, teaching seminars on his music.
- The Music Now Fest '07 has Lawrence Dillon as its guest composer, with performances of six of his works.
- The Mansfield Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Robert Franz, performs Dillon's Wright Flight. Read the review here.
- Lawrence Dillon's Mister Blister is premiered at a New World Symphony Forum concert.
The Idyllwild Orchestra (Ransom Wilson, Music Director) will act as lead party to a consortium commission for two new works by Lawrence Dillon. Read about the consortium commission here.
Jeffrey James Arts Consulting publishes the 2007 edition of Cadenza, the newsletter of composer Lawrence Dillon. Read it HERE.
Lawrence Dillon performs in the premiere of Singing silver with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) at the new Elebash Recital Hall in New York.
Soprano Wendy Washington-Hunt performs Appendage at the 2006 Shake It Up Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Wright Flight performed seven times as part of the Roanoke Island Festival Park summer arts series.
Amadeus ex machina featured in a performance by the Spoleto Festival Orchestra under the direction of John Kennedy.
What Happened is given its American premiere by the Atlantic Ensemble.
Lawrence Dillon conducts North Carolina premieres of Augusta Read Thomas's Passion Prayers and The Final Soliloquy of the Interior Paramour as part of the North Carolina School of the Arts Twenty-first Century Residencies.
Amadeus ex machina tours Austria as part of the celebration of Mozart's 250th birthday, with performances in Salzburg, Graz and Vienna.
Revenant: Concerto for Horn and Orchestra wins a prize from the International Horn Society.
String Quartet No. 3: Air is premiered by the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival. Extensive profile featured in the Winston-Salem Journal.
Lawrence Dillon is the Featured American Composer in Chamber Music magazine.
Read the Fall 2005 issue of Cadenza, the newsletter of Lawrence Dillon
Sequenza21, featuring Dillon's blog, an infinite number of curves, wins the 2005 ASCAP Deems Taylor Internet Award
Ukrainian premiere of Furies and Muses, performed by the Maxima Ensemble at the National Philharmonic in Kiev
Minnesota premiere of Amadeus ex machina given by the Lake
Superior Chamber Orchestra
- May 13 - Blown Away premiered by the NCSA Wind Ensemble (James Kalyn, conductor) at the Stevens Center in Winston-Salem, NC.
- May 15 - Processional premiered (by Rebecca Nussbaum, flute and Lawrence Dillon, piano) at Tufts University in Boston, MA.
- May 17 - Sonata: Motion premiered (by Tadeu Coelho, flute and Allison Gagnon, piano) in the music@watson series of the North Carolina School of the Arts.
- May 26 - What Happened for piano quartet premiered at the Maison Danoise in Paris, France.
- Lawrence Dillon conducts the da capo chamber players in a recording session.
- Devotion receives its Ukrainian premiere at the Concert Hall of the House of Science in Kiev.
- Lawrence Dillon, a guest of the St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, meets with composition students and gives a seminar on his music.
- Russian premiere of Amadeus ex machina given by the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic
- Devotion receives its New York City premiere at Lincoln Center's Clark Theater
- Lawrence Dillon's arrangement of Marche triomphale du diable from Igor Stravinsky's L'histoire du soldat premiered on music@watson series
- Revenant: Concerto for Horn and Orchestra premiered by David Jolley, with Lawrence Dillon conducting the Carolina Chamber Symphony
- Ransom Wilson and the Hermitage String Quartet give the Russian premiere of Devotion in St. Peterburg
Sequenza21 launches Lawrence Dillon's new blog, "an infinite number of curves": musings on culture, politics, history, art, marketing, psychology and whatever else may come to mind. Read it here.
- Big Brothers for saxophone, vibraphone and piano premiered on the music@watson series.
- The Winston-Salem Symphony gives several performances of Snegglish Dances on its education series.
Dillon's Adytum is awarded a grant by the American Music Center.
Dillon one of five finalists in a competition to receive the 2005 Utah Arts Festival Composers Commission.
"Adytum" premiered in Weill Recital Hall by flutist Renee Siebert and the American String Quartet.
Lawrence Dillon's "Devotion" featured in a performance by the Contemporary Music Consortium of Salt Lake City.
Dillon's "Wright Flight" is the featured work in the Wright Brothers' Centennial Celebration at Kitty Hawk. The 500 guests at the performance include astronaut Neil Armstrong, actor Andy Griffith, Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton, and several members of the Wright family.
The Daedalus String Quartet, Grand Prize Winner of the 2001 Banff International String Quartet Competition, premiere Lawrence Dillon's String Quartet No. 2: Flight in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Lawrence Dillon commissioned to write a concerto for hornist David Jolley, to be premiered at the 2005 International Horn Society convention.
Lawrence Dillon featured on the website of the American Music Center, in the "Hymn and Fuguing" section.
Wright Flight premiered at Roanoke Island Festival Park.
New work commissioned by flutist Renee Siebert (of the NY Philharmonic) and the American String Quartet, to be premiered at Weill Recital Hall on February 8, 2004.
Lawrence Dillon appointed Dean of Music at the North Carolina School of the Arts.
Lawrence Dillon conducts Speculum Musicae in premiere and recording session.
Daedalus String Quartet, Grand Prize Winner of the 2001 Banff International String Quartet Competition, to premiere Lawrence Dillon’s String Quartet No. 2: Flight on 2003-04 tour
Amadeus ex Machina awarded a special commendation by the
Masterprize panel of judges in London.
Lawrence Dillon commissioned by the 2003 Illuminations Festival
to compose a multimedia work to commemorate the centennial of the Wright
Brothers' first flight. The work, entitled Wright Flight, will
for orchestra and 3 narrators, with projected images of photographs taken
by the Wright Brothers. The text is taken from the Wrights' letters and
Lawrence Dillon's Amadeus ex Machina chosen as contemporary
competition piece for the 2002 Vakhtang Jordania International
Conducting Competition, Kharkov, Ukraine
Chamber Music of Lawrence Dillon released on Albany Records
Works performed by:
Ransom Wilson, Flute
Jeff Keesecker, Bassoon
Cassatt String Quartet
Borromeo String Quartet
Mendelssohn String Quartet
|Lawrence Dillon backstage with the Emerson Quartet after the premiere of String Quartet No. 5: Through the Night at the Kölner Philharmonie.
|Lawrence Dillon performing the premiere of Singing Silver with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) at the new Elebash Recital Hall in New York.
|Lawrence Dillon presides over a composition seminar at the St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory
| Lawrence Dillon and the Daedalus String Quartet after the premiere of "String Quartet No. 2: Flight."
|None of the music on this disc is dry or academic; the CD repays frequent listening. These works ought to be given repeated live performances. It would be wonderful if all new music received such meticulous care as these three quartets and the soloists invest in Dillon's scores. It would be wonderful, too, if all new music were as worthy of such attention as these three compositions!
|- William Thomas Walker, CVNC