News and Engagements

Portrait and a Dream to be premiered June 20th 2020.

 

Portrait and a Dream, an opera about the art of Jackson Pollock, will be premiered next year in NYC. More details to come, but in the meantime please feel free to read about the progress of the opera here.

Fall & Winter 2019 performances of The Pequod

 

The Pequod will be getting five performances this season, three of which will be in Finland! This will be The Pequod's (and my) first performance overseas.

11/15/19, Providence, RI

Verdant Vibes

11/20/19, Miami, FL

NODUS Ensemble

12/19, Finland

Hanna Hohti and Terhi Paldanius. Details TBD

Past Events

The Pequod featured on Score Follower!

 

Protosaurus at LPR with Exceptet and Warp Trio

 

January 13th, 2019

le poisson rouge

New York, NY

 

Exceptet will play Protosaurus (a slightly revised version)  on 1/13/19 at le poisson rouge in lower Manhattan on a split bill with Warp Trio. More information can be found here, as well as a shout-out in The New Yorker here!! Hope to see you there!

Full 16 hour performance of Sunrise/Sunset

at Liberty Park, 9/11 Memorial.

 

presented by Make Music New York and performed by Contemporaneous

 

June 21, 2018 

5am - 9pm

Liberty Park, 9/11 Memorial

New York, NY

Free to the Public

 

Sunrise/Sunset will be performed for sixteen hours to coincides with the rising and the setting of the sun on the summer solstice. The ensemble Contemporaneous will have their performers widely dispersed throughout Liberty Park, creating a musical landscape that is overlooking the 9/11 Memorial. The listeners may freely move through the performers, creating their own individual listening points to reflect on sunlight and the location. If you would like to participate as a performer in this event please feel free to contact me directly at bpetuch@gmail.com. More information can be found at Make Music New York.

Premiere of 24 Hours

with ensemble Echo Chamber.

 

April 15, 2018 

Spectrum

Brooklyn, NY

 

In collaboration with the New York based ensemble Echo Chamber, Petuch has been awarded with a grant from the Jerome Fund for New Music. The work is comprised of 24 character pieces with each movement representing one hour of the day. Check out an interview about the work here, and event details can be found here. See you there!

Pequod at NYU with andPlay on 2/15/18

 

This November, Sunrise/Sunset will receive three performances from Latitude 49 and the Chai-Collaborative Ensemble in Chicago. More information can be found here.

Nov 17, 2017 

University of Illinois

Chicago, IL

 

Nov 19, 2017 

Ravenswood United Methodist Church

Chicago, IL

Nov 18, 2017 

St. Hilary Parish

Chicago, IL

 

Sunrise/Sunset in Chicago with

Latitude 49 and the Chai-Collaborative

 

The Pequod at MISE-EN_PLACE

 

The violin and viola duo andPlay will perform The Pequod at the MISE_EN_PLACE in Bushwick. The program is shared with Wind-up Elephant. Click here for more details!

May 17, 2017 

MISE_EN_PLACE

Brooklyn, NY

 

More Protosaurus at the Metropolis Ensemble performance space with Exceptet!

 

For information about the concert and tickets click here!

May 12, 2017 

Metropolis Ensemble Space

New York, NY

 

The Pequod, to be performed at Lincoln Center as part of the Moby Dick themed concert Toward the Sea.

 

Flutist Catherine Gregory and harpist Mélanie Genin have commissioned Petuch to arrange his Moby Dick themed piece The Pequod on Infinite Blueness for their multimedia concert event Toward the Sea. The concert will be an immersive performance combining music, text, ambient sounds and visual art. Admission will be free to the public. For more information please check out ChamberMusicNY's website.

Oct 22, 2016

7:30 PM 

Bruno Walter Auditorium

at Lincoln Center

New York, NY

 

Protosaurus to be performed on the Bang on a Can Marathon at Mass MoCA.

 

July 30, 2016  

Mass MoCA

North Adams, MA

 

The 2016 Bang on a Can Summer Institute at Mass MoCA will feature Petuch's Protosaurus on the festival's closing concert marathon. For information about tickets, times, Mass MoCA, and the Bang on a Can Summer Festival click here.

Exceptet and Protosaurus at Queens New Music Festival

 

May 21, 2016

The Secret Theatre

Long Island City, NY

 

NYC based Histoire ensemble, Exceptet, will perform Protosaurus as part of the Queens New Music Festival. The concert will also feature newly commissioned music by fellow composers Brendon Randall-Myers and Fay Wang. More information of this concert can be found here.

Mar 3, 2016  

Spectrum

New York, NY

 

andPlay to perform newly commissioned work, The Pequod

 

Feb 17, 2016  

Cloud City

Brooklyn, NY

 

The violin & viola duo andPlay will premiere The Pequod at Cloud City as part of their concert with flutest Martha Cargo. There will be a total of 11 premieres from 11 composers so don't miss this!

Petuch's score for Miami City Ballet's short film Why We Dance.

 

Directed by Ezra Hurwitz
Score and string writing by Brian Petuch

Production & additional scoring by Aaron Roche
DP Carlos Reyes

 

 

When the Time is Right, featuring Sunrise/Sunset, to be screened at Screen Dance Miami

 

 

 

 

 

For their second concert, Exceptet will be performing Protosaurus. The concert will also feature music by fellow composers Fjóla Evans, Brooks Frederickson, Eric Shanfield, Paul Kerekes, and a preimire by Alex Weiser. More information of this concert and Exceptet can be found here.

Exceptet to perform Protosaurus at The Firehouse Space

 

Dec 6, 2015

Brooklyn, NY

 

Latitude 49 to perform Frames at Western Kentucky University

 

Oct 25, 2015

Bowling Green, KY

 

 

Latitude 49 brings their Memory concert to Western Kentucky University will they will be performng Frames. The concert begins a 8pm at Van Meter Hall. For more information click here.

 

 

As part of Bang on a Can's Summer festival at Mass MoCA in North Adams Massachusetts, Petuch will be having his work Updog performed by Bearthoven. Other music featured by Bearthoven is by Nik Bärtsch, Fjola Evans, Brooks Frederickson, and Ken Thomson. The concert is free with museum admittance. For more information about the concert click here!

More Updog with Bearthoven at Mass MoCA!

 

July 18, 2015, 4:30 pm

North Adams, MA

 

Exceptet to perform newly commissioned work, Protosaurus

 

May 17, 2015

Cloud City

Brooklyn, NY

 

NYC based Histoire ensemble, Exceptet, will premiere Protosaurus. The concert will feature newly commissioned music by fellow composers Fjóla Evans, Brooks Frederickson, Eric Shanfield, and Paul Kerekes. More information of this concert and Exceptet can be found here.

Bearthoven performing Updog at Scholes Street Studio

 

 

May 15, 2015

Scholes Street Studio

Brooklyn, NY

 

Bearthoven will be performing their New York premiere of Updog at Scholes Street Studio. More information about this concert can be found here.

 

For their second performance of their Memory concert, Latitude 49 will perform Petuch's Frames at Detroit Institute of Arts. More information about the concert and ticket sales can be found here.

Latitude 49 to perform Frames at the Detroit Institute of Arts

 

May 8, 2015

Detroit, MI

 

April 17, 2015

Outpost

Brooklyn, NY

Aaron Roche to perform with violist Nadia Sirota, arrangements by Brian Petuch

 

April 15, 2015 

Spectrum

New York, NY

 

 

 

For more information on the Spectrum shows, click here

For more information on the Outpost show, click here

The Secret Opera to produce

A Note For Andrea

 

 

March 28, 2015

Trinity Lutheran Church of Manhattan

6:30pm

New York, NY

 

 

The Secret Opera will be staging Petuch's A Note for Andrea, a monodrama for Tenor. More information about the concert and ticket sales can be found here.

Comedy in Dance Festival, Erica Lessner to feature Magic Marker

 

March 21, 2015

Triskelion Arts, 8pm

Brooklyn, NY

 

Choreogapher Erica Lessner will be a part of Triskelion Arts dance festival's Comedy in Dance and will be dancing to Petuch's piece Magic Marker. You can find more information and purchase tickets here.

Latitude 49 to perform

Frames at Constellation

 

January 18, 2015

Chicago, IL

 

Latitude 49 has commissioned Petuch to create a special arrangement of his work Frames for their ensemble. The work will be featured on their Memory Project concert which will premiere at Constellation in Chicago. More information as well as ticket info is available here.

Twitch to be part of Clarinetist Diego Vásquez's Dance Collaboration

 

December 14, 2014

Jan Hus Presbyterian Church

New York, NY

 

Petuch's solo clarinet piece has been selected to be a part of a collaboration between clarinetist Diego Vasquez and choreographer Andrea Skurr. The concert is free to the public. More information can be found here.

If You See Something, Say Something will be performed by Soundry at Boston College

 

December 5th, 2014

Boston, MA

 

 

 

The Boston based new music ensemble, Soundry, is performing Petuch's If You See Something, Say Something as part of their winter concert The Light Within. The concert is free to the public, food and beverages will be provided, along with warm blankets and pillows. Come relax and listen to some music with us!

Bearthoven to perform new work, Updog, on tour this fall

 

Fall 2014

United States

 

 

On their first US tour, the new music trio Bearthoven will be premiering and performing Petuch's new work, Updog, in NYC, Ohio, and the Minot Modern Festival North Dakota. Bearthoven is Karl Larson (piano), Pat Swoboda (bass), and Matt Evans (percussion). You can read more about Bearthoven and this tour here.

Frames for Strings and Percussion to be premiered at Mass MoCA

 

July 28, 2014

North Adams, MA

 

 

 

As part of Bang on a Can's Summer festival at Mass MoCA in North Adams Massachusetts, Petuch will have a new work for strings and percussion be premiered. The ensemble will conducted and led by Todd Reynolds. For more information about the festival, including a full schedule of events, click here.

NYYS to premiere If You See Something, Say Something in Carnegie Hall

 

May 1, 2014

New York, NY

 

As part of their First Music commission for chamber music, The New York Youth Symphony will be premiering Brian Petuch's If You See Something, Say Something in Carngeie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. More details and ticket information can be found here.

Magic Marker to be featured in dance concert Engraved in Space

 

Apr 4 & 5, 2014

Tallahassee, FL

 

Choreographer Erica Lessner will feature Petuch's electronic work Magic Marker as part of her collaborative concert Engraved in Space. The concert will take place at FSU's  Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre. More information about the event can be found here.

Shoes at the Door Dance Company to

feature Petuch's Music

 

Oct 26, 2013

Tampa, FL

 

For their 2013 season's centerpiece, In Modo Di, the Shoes at the Door Dance Company will feature an hour-long program of Petuch's music. Both past works and commissioned works will be heard at the show. In Modo Di will be performed at the USF Concert Hall in Tampa, FL.

The Albany Symphony to perform

Simple Objects at EMPAC

 

May 30, 2013

Troy, NY

 

Petuch's new piece for orchestra, Simple Objects, is to be read at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's EMPAC by the Albany Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Alan Miller. Part of their 2013 American Music Festical, this reading session will be workshopped in front of an audience.

Vibrant Spaces (and Other Places)

at Mannes College

 

Apr 4, 2013

New York, NY

 

A concert featuring three new works by Brian Petuh and works by composer Rosalie Burrell. The three premieres, Bleeper, Sunrise/Sunset, A Note for Andrea, will be performed by ensemble aTonal Hits and students of Mannes College. The concert will take place at Mannes in the Goldmark Concert Hall.

Open Air Nocturne to be performed by

pianist Teng Fu

 

Dec 12, 2013

New York, NY

 

Pianist Teng Fu will perform Open Air Nocturne for solo piano at the Mannes Concert Hall

Mitch Paster's Reverie to feature

Sunrise/Sunset

 

Oct 4, 2012

New York, NY

 

Visual artist Mitch Paster will feature Petuch's Sunrise/Sunset as part of his gallery installation Reverie. The installation can be viewed at the School of Visual Art's gallery space.

Petuch's String Quartet to be performed at Vaudeville Park

 

Apr 22, 2012

Brooklyn, NY

 

Brian Petuch's first work for string quartet will be performed by students of Mannes College of Music.

Jeanne Travers' Karo and Tremor to feature

Particles Inside of a Vacuum

 

Apr 18, 2010

New York, NY

 

Part of New Dance Alliance Performance Mix Festival at  Joyce Soho, Petuch's work Particles Inside of a Vacuum will be a part of a collaboration with choreographer Jeanne Travers and dancer Kristi Spessard.