News/Events Highlights

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May 26, 2022 at 7:30PM
Kenney Center in Washington, DC
Equinox for 16 players and narrator (David Rockefeller, narrator)
That, which makes the vastness bearable for voice and chamber orchestra (Text by Ann Druyan)
The New Orchestra of Washington
Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, Conductor
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January 2022
Recording with Chris Martin - Principal Trumpet with the NY Philharmonic
O to make the most Jubilant song for solo trumpet and brass band

November 2021
Recording of Equinox for Naxos Records
Hartt School New Music Ensemble
Glen Adsit, Conductor

September 10, 2021
West Coast Wind Quintet performs Three Summer Dances
Heisler Park Amphitheater, Laguna Beach, CA

April 2021
Regina Symphony Orchestra (Canada) performs Elegy for trumpet and strings

September 18, 19, 20, 2020
Richmond Symphony performs Jazzalogue
Conducted by George Manahan

April 20, 2019
Nashville Symphony performs A New Life Overture
Conducted by Enrico Lopez-Yanez

November, 2018
And Crimson Roses Onve Again be Fair
A Cantata for chorus, soloists & chamber orchestra
Commissioned by Music Viva NY, Washington Master Chorale &
New Orchestra of Washington. Premiered on 11/10 in Washington, DC
Watch the Full Video

August, 2018
by Joseph Turrin & published by Cognella Press in San Diego, CA
Available on Amazon & Barns & Noble
Reviews by actor Alan Alda and film composer Bruce Broughton

February, 2018
BBC Concert Orchestra performance of Hemispheres
Conducted by Bram Tovey

July, 2017
US Marine Band (The Presidents Own)
Performance of Regiment of Heroes on Capital steps in Washington, DC
Written for the US Marine Band & published by Bossey & Hawkes

Summer, 2016
Someone to Watch Over Me (Gershwin/Turrin)
Now available from Joseph Turrin
With the permission of the Gershwin Estate and Alfred Music

August 3 & 4, 2016
US Marine Band (The Presidents Own)
On the Mall - Washington, DC

November 2015
New publication - Boosey and Hawkes
Dedication for Band

September 20, 2015
The Cathedral of Saint John The Divine
Joseph Turrin's Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis
Commissioned by Saint John. Conducted by Kent Tritle

August 8 and 9, 2014
Mostly Mozart Festival at Avery Fisher Hall
Joseph Turrin and Philip Cobb (Principal Trumpet in the London Symphony)
perform a pre-concert recital at 7PM. Works by Purcell and Turrin

July 27, 2014
Tanglewood Music Festival
Turrin's Fandango

July 5, 2014
New York Philharmonic Celebration for Phil Smith
Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center
Premiere of Fanfare a la carte for brass choir conducted by Bram Tovey
Afternoon included opening remarks by Joe Turrin

2012 - 2013
The Sounding of the Call for solo trumpet and wind ensemble
Comissioned by the Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Competition.
Premieried by Philip Smith and the Hartt School Wind Ensemble

Quintessence for brass quintet
Commissioned by the NY Philharmonic Principal Brass

Concertino for 11 solo instruments and Wind Ensemble
Performed in Tanglewood. July 2013

Currently developing an online course for Rutgers University in film music

Love Games - a music theater piece in ten dialogues
Performance at the University of Illinois - 4/2014

June 23, 2011
Joseph Turrin and film director Ron Maxwell are mentioned in
David Browns new book "Fire and Rain" The music scene in the 1970's. Published by Da Capo Press. Its in connection with song writer Paul Simon and their meeting with him about their musical "The Barricade" at New York University in the 1970's. An interesting read.

Boosey and Hawkes publishes:
High Flight and Ritual for wind ensemble

C.F. Peters publishes
The Scarecrow (chamber opera in 2 acts)
Three Summer Dances for woodwind quintet
Serenade for violin and piano (for Anne-Sophie Mutter)

June 5, 2011
Sonatina for Trombone and Organ
Commissioned and recorded by Joseph Alessi
Saint David's Church. Wayne, PA

March 24, 2011
Equinox in Seattle, WA
Hartt School Chamber Ensemble

March 20, 2011
US Air Force Band and Tom Hooten, Principal Trumpet with the Atlanta Symphony

March 13, 2011
Fandango with Phil Smith and Joseph Alessi
College of New Jersey

February 24, 2011
Jazzalogue at Carnegie Hall

February 27, 2011
Concertino for 11 instruments and wind ensemble
West Chester University
Commissioned by the National Endowment on the Arts in 2010

July 2010
Ceremonial Prelude
West Side Story Suite
New York Philharmonic Brass and Percussion
College of Staten Island

December 9, 2007 at 3PM
New York Philharmonic and Canadian Brass at Avery Fisher Hall
Premiere of a new work The Fir Tree by Joseph Turrin and Gloria Nissenson for narrator, voalist, double brass quintet and percussion. Joseph Turrin - conducting, Bob MaGrath - narrator, Annette Sanders - vocalist

November 2007
Concert tour through Texas with Phil Smith
Texas Tech, Baylor, North Texas State, University of Texas at Austin

April 6, 2007
US Air Force Band Colonel Arnold D. Gabriel Composition Contest winner.

March 2007
The chamber opera The Scarecrow was one of several finalists nominated by the American Academy of Arts and Letters Richard Rodgers Awards Committee.

April 26 - 29, 2007
The Scarecrow
Krannert Center - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Eduardo Diazmunoz, conductor.

April 27, 2007
The film Sadie Thompson performed live with orchestra at the Roger Ebert Overlooked Film Festival.
Virginia Theatre in Champaign, Illinois
Champaign Urbana Symphony

January 4, 2007
Manhattan School of Music. Excerpts from the opera The Scarecrow
Selected finalist in the National Opera Association chamber opera competition.

January 21, 2007
World premier of Sonatina for trombone and organ
Joseph Alessi, trombone - Kent Tritle, organ.
Saint Ignatius Loyola. New York City at 4PM.

December 10, 2006
Rhapsody Noel and Three Carols commissioned by the Canadian Brass and the NY Philharmonic Brass Quintet.
HOLIDAY BRASS at Avery Fisher Hall, NYC

August 4, 2006
Eastman School of Music/University of Rochester award Joseph Turrin an honorary Masters of Humane Letters degree

July 10, 2006
New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Park.
NY Philharmonic Brass play Jazzalogue and Turrin's arrangement of America from WestSide Story.
PNC Arts Center in NJ. 8PM - free to the public

July 16, 2006 at 4PM
Recital with Philip Smith, Principal Trumpet- NY Philharmonic and Joseph Turrin, piano
Elora Music Festival, Canada.

December 2005
2006 Grammy Award Nomination for Best Chamber Music Performance.
Borealis Wind Quintet recording of Turrin's Three Summer Dances.
MSR Classics

February 24, 26 and March 3, 5, 2006
Premiere of The Scarecrow an opera in two acts with Libretto by Bernard Stambler
University of Texas at Austin and the Sara and Ernest Butler Opera Center.
Directed by Robert DeSimone, Scenic Design by Christopher McCollum, and conducted by Joseph Turrin.
Other performances include: Eastman School of Music, Hartt School of Music, Yale University, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of North Texas, Baylor University, University of Oklahoma, Arizona State, University of New Mexico and Michigan State. Press Release.pdf

February and March 2006
Composer in Residence at the University of Texas in Austin

October 12-14 2005
University of Louisville / Louisville, Kentucky
Composition seminar and master class including concert and classes with Philip Smith

December 16, 2004
National Band Association awards Joseph Turrin first prize for
Illuminations for solo trombone and band
2004 NBA/William D. Revelli Memorial Band Composition Contest

Spring Semester 2005
Appointment to the Hartt School of Music composition faculty at the University of Hartford
Courses include: Scoring for Film/Composition

July 18, 2004
NY Philharmonic Brass to perform Jazzalogue
Snug Harbor - Staten Island, NY
Free at 8PM

week of July 4, 2004
Phil Smith and Tom Smith (NY Philharmonic) to perform Arabesque (arranged for concert band)
Brazil, South America (NY Philharmonic Brass Quintet tour)

April 28, 2004
Eastman Wind Ensemble top perform Hemispheres
Eastman School of Music. Rochester, NY

Summer 2004
Eastman Wind Ensemble will perform Hemispheres on Asia tour

March 28, 2004
Imperial Brass concert. Conducted by Joseph Turrin
Philip Smith, trumpet soloist
Calvary Lutheran Church, Allendale, NJ

April 2004
Release of Illuminations by Summit Records
Joseph Alessi, trombone
University of New Mexico Wind Symphony