This has been a busy year for David Sanford, with performances happening all over the United States.
October 2010, the Pittsburgh Collective performed at the American Academy in Rome’s 2nd Annual Cabaret Benefit at the Angel Orensanz Center in New York. The program included Don Byron, Lisa Bielawa, Nico Muhly, Molissa Fenley, poet Rosanna Warren, and Laurie Anderson, who curated the event.
In January 2011 the Meridian Arts Ensemble and trumpeter Dave Ballou performed the 2010 FONT-commissioned work “Seven Kings” at the Chamber Music America conference in New York.
February 2011 Sanford was BMI Composer-in-Residence at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, which included a concert of his works featuring the Blakemore Trio, the Blair Big band led by Billy Adair, the Blair Brass Quintet with percussionist Michael Holland, cellist Sari Reist, pianist Jennifer McGuire, violist Kathryn Plummer, and the Dean of the college, pianist Mark Wait, performing “Sanctus”.
Coming up: March 7 2011 at William Patterson University, and April 2, 2011 at Princeton University, Trombonist Benjamin Herrington and percussionist John Ferrari, both members of the Meridian Arts Ensemble, perform “Forlorn Rags”, which Herrington commissioned in 2005.
April 9th, 8:00 PM and April 10th at 2:00 PM, Pianist Lara Downes and musicians from the Brubeck Institute will premier the chamber version of “Long Time Coming”, commissioned through the Barlow Endowment, at the Mondavi Center at the University of California, Davis. For more information: http://mondaviarts.org/events/event.cfm?event_id=869