NEWS

PREMIERE OF STRING QUARTET NO. 4

The Aizuri Quartet gave the premiere performance of Waschka's String Quartet No. 4 on February 16, 2017 in Thompson Hall.


PREMIERE OF RALEIGH OVERTURE

The Raleigh Civic Chamber Symphony under the direction of Peter Askim presented the world premiere of Waschka's Raleigh Overture on April 24, 2016 in Stewart Theatre.  Read all about it here


PREMIERE AND PREVIEW OF TWO PORTRAITS

Waschka's music portraits of two North Carolina State Universty faculty members were given premiere or preview performances in February of 2016. 


AT LEAST 21...PERFORMED AT MARK TWAIN'S HOME

On October 16, 2015 the Hartford New Music Festival performed At Least 21 Governments And/Or Corporations, Using Cameras On The Roads With License Plate Recognition Software and Cameras In Buildings With Face Recognition Software And Various Other Electronic Eavesdropping Devices, Are Currently Attempting To Track Your Movements, Keep A List Of What You Buy, Document How Much Money You Have And Where You Spend It, Archive What You Read At Home And At The Library, Record What You Eat And With Whom You Meet, As Well As Catalog What You Look At On The Internet (2014) for unspecified sextet. The concert took place at the Carriage House Theatre -- Mark Twain's carriage house building in Hartford, Connecticut, which has been converted into a theater. 


AT LEAST 21... PREMIERES IN ENGLAND AND THE US

The Contemporary Music for All ensemble of Bristol, England has premiered the piece At Least 21 Governments And/Or Corporations, Using Cameras On The Roads With License Plate Recognition Software and Cameras In Buildings With Face Recognition Software And Various Other Electronic Eavesdropping Devices, Are Currently Attempting To Track Your Movements, Keep A List Of What You Buy, Document How Much Money You Have And Where You Spend It, Archive What You Read At Home And At The Library, Record What You Eat And With Whom You Meet, As Well As Catalog What You Look At On The Internet (2014) for unspecified sextet. Less than two weeks later, the US premiere of the work was given by the Central Michigan University New Music Ensemble

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BRNO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA RECORDS WASCHKA PIECE

Waschka's piece, Belgrade Overture, recorded by the Brno Philharmonic has been released on an Ablaze Records compact disc. 

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RE-RELEASE OF WINTER CONCERTO NAMED "RECORD OF THE MONTH" 

Winter Concerto recorded by the London Schubert Players chamber orchestra with Huw Morgan trumpet soloist, re-released this time on the Nimbus Alliance label (United Kingdom) as part of a 3-CD set, "A European Odyssey" (NI6195). Named "Record of the Month" by Composition:Today. More information HERE.


WINTER CONCERTO RECORDING RELEASED 

A recording of Winter Concerto, a concerto for trumpet, piano, and strings has been released on the RMA label in London supported by the European Union Culture Fund and others.

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PIANO CONCERTO PREMIERED IN EUROPE 

Plenty of snow outside, but fireworks inside Glinka Hall at the world premiere of Waschka's Piano Concerto.

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WASCHKA FILM COLLABORATION KEEPS WINNING PRIZES

Horizons, a film project with director Zlatko Cosic continues to be screened around the world and continues to bring home prizes.

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TRUMPET CONCERTO PREMIERED IN EUROPE

The London Schubert Players chamber orchestra gave a warm summer welcome to Waschka's Winter Concerto.

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NEW ORCHESTRA PIECE PREMIERED IN EUROPE

The Radio Television Symphony Orchestra of Serbia presented the Premiere of Waschka's Belgrade Overture as part of the 17th International Review of Composers.  

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WASCHKA WORK FEATURED ON WNYC RADIO PROGRAM

Looking, from Waschka's large-scale computer music work Help Me Remember  was a featured selection on the WNYC (New York) radio program "New Sounds". Billboard Magazine called "New Sounds", hosted by John Schaefer, "The #1 radio show for the Global Village."

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NEW PIANO WORK AT NC STATE AND MIT

Dr. Elaine Chew of the University of Southern California has premiered Rodney Waschka's new piano piece, A Simple Gift for Elaine, at North Carolina State University and she has subsequently performed the work at MIT.

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A review of the concert appears in September/October, 2008 issue of Technology Review magazine.


NEW ALL-WASCHKA COMPACT DISC RELEASED

Music For Strings a CD of Waschka's music performed by the Nevsky String Quartet, has just been released on Capstone Records. The disc contains recordings of two string quartets and solo works for violin, viola, and cello.

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A review of the CD appears in CVNC.


SUMMER CONCERTO RECORDING RELEASED ON COMPACT DISC 

Waschka's composition, Summer Concerto for alto saxophone and Symphony Band, recorded by Phillip Barham and the Tennessee Tech Symphony Band directed by Joseph Hermann, has a commercial release on Arizona University Recordings.

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BOOK PUBLISHED WITH WASCHKA RECORDING AND CHAPTER

Waschka's composition Singing in Traffic has been published as part of the book Evolutionary Computer Music. Waschka wrote a chapter for the book describing his use of genetic algorithms in the composition of some of his music.

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A PREMIERE IN GERMANY

Gregory Wiest premiered Rodney Waschka's song cycle Trains, for voice and piano, in Munich, Germany on March 25, 2007.

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