News/Events Archive

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RCA Victor CD release In My Heart (17th and 18th Century Songs with Tenor Ramon Vargas) Arrangements by Joseph Turrin.

March 7-13, 2003. University of New Mexico Wind Symphony and Joe Alessi will premiere and record for Summit Records Turrin's Illuminations for trombone and wind symphony The concert will be held on March 9 at the University of New Mexico and the composer will attend. Recording dates March 10 -12 at the University

Jan. 2003. US Marine Band (The President's Own) play Turrins Hemispheres in Washington, DC

Nov. 11, 2002. US Marine Band (The President's Own) play Turrins Fandango and Escapade at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in NYC. Philip Smith and Joseph Alessi were soloists.

Nov. 10, 2002. Joseph Turrin and Philip Smith give a concert / master class at Darthmouth College

Nov. 2002. Hemispheres recorded by the University of North Texas for Klavier Records

July 18, 2002. Televised LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER with the New York Philharmonic. 8PM National Broadcast on PBS (WNET/13 in New York City area) Joseph Turrin's New York premiere of Fandango. Featuring Philip Smith and Joseph Alessi with Kurt Masur conducting the New York Philharmonic and hosted by Berverly Sills.

June 6 - 13. Joseph Turrin will travel Germany with Kurt Masur and the NY Philharmonic for the European premiere of Hemispheres in Cologne and Baden-Baden. Great success and wonderful audiences!
June 16 - 21 Hemispheres goes to Asia.

May 30, 31, 2002. Kurt Masur conducts the New York Philharmonic in the premiere of Hemispheres at Avery Fisher Hall in NYC

May 12, 2002. US Military Academy Band at West Point premieres Turrins Quadrille commissioned by West Point for the 2002/2003 Bicentennial

May 30 and 31, 2002. New York Philharmonic to premiere Hemispheres. Commissioned by the NY Philharmonic in commemoration of Kurt Masurs eleven years as Music Director. Avery Fisher Hall in NYC at 8 PM. Pre-Concert talk with the composer at 7 PM Live broadcast on WQXR Radio (96.3 FM) on May 30 at 8 PM Intermission Feature: Kurt Masur and Joseph Turrin discuss Hemispheres.

June - July 2002. Turrin to score the the original silent film classic THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME for Kino International Films.

July 29, 2001. West Point Military Academy Band to perform Turrins Fandango. 7:30 PM at West Point, NY

New York Philharmonic takes Turrin's West Side Story Suite for Brass Choir on tour to South America (June, 2001). The work was commissioned by Carnegie Hall in 2000

New Piano Concerto (Shanghai Concerto) commissioned by the Chinese pianist Tian. Based on themes from his Shanghai Dream CD.

New work for trumpet and piano (Three Episodes) written for an International Trumpet Guild CD With Philip Smith / Joseph Turrin at the piano

New York Philharmonic Luncheon and Press Conference January 4, 2001 at 12:15 pm Grand Promenade of Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center.

The New York Philharmonic and Music Director Kurt Masur have recently commissioned composer Joseph Turrin to write a new work. This work will be entitled Hemispheres scored for woodwinds, brass, percussion, harp and piano. This new composition at the request of Kurt Masur will be composed for his final farewell concert with the New York Philharmonic. This work will be Masurs last and most important commission for this orchestra. For this final concert Masur has chosen to program Bartoks Divertimento, Turrins (new work) Hemispheres, and the Beethoven Third (Eroica) Symphony. Performance dates are: May 30, 31, and June 1, 2002 at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City.

Carnegie Hall. Sept 24th at 2pm. New York Philharmonic brass section Turrin's Jazzalogue, and West Side Story Suite for brass choir (Arranged by Turrin) Commissioned by Carnegie Hall for Isaac Stern's 80th birthday

New Recording: Fandango. Turrins Chronicles for trumpet and wind symphony and Fandango for trumpet, trombone and wind symphony Soloists : Philip Smith and Joseph Alessi with the University of New Mexico Wind Symphony conducted by Eric Rombach-Kendall. Summit Records

New film score: Broken Blossoms (A silent film classic starring Lillian Gish. Directed by D.W. Griffith in 1919) This is Turrin's second silent film score for Kino International To be released in October, 2000 in DVD format In 1998 Turrin scored a documentary for Kino (Kingdom of Shadows) narrated by actor Rod Steiger

The NEW JERSEY STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS awards fellowship to Joseph Turrin The fellowship Program is intended to recognize artistic excellence and to help those artists further their work and professional development. This is Mr. Turrin's fifth fellowship grant from the NJ State Council. Mr. Turrin led the list of recipients with the highest award given in the year 2000. Media Contact: Pamela Pruitt, Director of Communication, NJ Department of State (609) 292-6130 or email: pamela@arts.sos.state.nj.us

Chronicles (George Vosburgh / Principal Trumpet of the Pittsburgh Symphony with the Duquesne University Wind Symphony) Washington, DC / March 11, 2000 - Music Educators National Conference

Carnegie Recital Hall - NYC / April 5, 2000 (Twelve Haiku Songs) Anne Marie Church - Soprano, Linda Sweetman-Waters - Piano

Carnegie Hall - NYC / April 9, 2000 at 2 PM (Chronicles) Arkansas University Wind Symphony

Great Britain / April 15, 2000 (Chronicles) International Festival of Winds Royal Northern College of Music (Martian Winter -Principal Trumpet BBC Philharmonic) BBC Broadcast.

Chronicles / Fandango (Albuquerque, New Mexico) concert and recording for Summit Records. April 18, 2000 (Phil Smith, Joseph Alessi, NM University Wind Symphony)

Two Gershwin Portraits (Commissioned by the NY Philharmonic) will be performed by the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic on October 16. 1999. Philip Smith, soloist / David Bowden, conductor.

Hymn for Diana (In memory of Princess Diana) will be performed by the Intrada Brass on May 8,1999 at the Glenn Gould Studio (Canadian Broadcasting Centre) Toronto, Canada

Hymn for Diana (In memory of Princess Diana) Performed on the York Staff Band's 1999 European tour. Germany (May 14-18), Switzerland (May 19-23), Netherlands (May 24-26), Belfast-Ireland (May 28-30)

A new work in three movements for Trumpet and Wind Symphony entitled Chronicles written for Philip Smith (Principal Trumpet / NY Philharmonic). Commissioned by the University of New Mexico, Northwestern University, Michigan State University, New Mexico State University, Texas Tech University, Baylor University, University of South Florida, Sam Houston University, University of Oregon, and Yale University. The Premiere will take place on February 26, 1999 at the CBDNA National Conference at the University of Texas in Austin. The soloist will be Philip Smith with the University of New Mexico Wind Symphony conducted by Eric Rombach-Kendall.

Performance of Sadie Thompson (film Score) live with orchestra.
Three performances on November 21,22, 29,1998 by the Miami Valley Symphony in Dayton, Ohio. The premiere performance of this film with live orchestra was given at Dartmouth College in May,1997

Joseph Turrin's Jazzalogue No.1 will be performed by the New York Philharmonic on their tour Asia (June 1-25, 1998) The work was commissioned for the New York Philharmonic's 1997 Latin America Tour.

Joseph Turrin has been commissioned by the New York Philharmonic and the City of New York for New York 100. The new work is a duet for trumpeters Wynton Marsalis and Philip Smith along with the NY Philharmonic conducted by Kurt Masur. Entitled Two Gershwin Portraits the work is based on the songs Someone to Watch Over Me and Fascinating Rhythm by George Gershwin. Concert date: July 10, 1998 (Rain date: July 11). Place: Central Park (Great Lawn) New York City

Film Score for Kino International entitled Kingdom of Shadows (A 70 minute documentary about horror films) Narrated by actor Rod Steiger. Release date: 10/98. Available for sale in local Video stores. To order contact Kino International at 1-800 562-3330

Transcriptions for two pianos of Bach's Concerto in C Major & C Minor. In collaboration with jazz pianist Jacques Loussier for Duo Pianists Guher & Suher Pekinel for Teldec Classics International.

Performances of the Civil War Suite for Orchestra (summer of 1998) by the New Mexico Symphony and the Long Island Philharmonic.