Latest News February 2015

Winter has been pretty brutal here in New England, but luckily I have some good things to look forward to in the coming months:

Just a few days ago, I finished my latest work,
  Uma Passacalha Brasileira   ("A Brazilian Passacaglia") for Wind Ensemble commissioned by the  Arrowhead Union High School Wind Ensemble  in Hartland, WI, led by Jacob Polancich.  The piece features a big percussion section with a bunch of Brazilian percussion instruments.  I also just booked my flight out to work with the kids in rehearsal and attend the premiere on May 21.  The school's symphonic band will also be performing my  Do You Hear How Many You Are?  for Concert Band on the same concert.

My wind ensemble arrangement of Frederic Rzewski's
"Down By the Riverside" , will be performed March 19th by the Middle Tennessee State University Wind Ensemble, led by Reed Thomas, in Murfreesboro, TN and also on June 4 by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Wind Symphony in Sydney, Australia, conducted by John Lynch.

On March 18, I'll performing a free piano recital here at Bennington College entitled
"Recent Travels: Piano Music from Brazil and England" which will feature little-known masterpieces from the two countries I've recently lived in.  It will include works by Nazareth, Villa-Lobos, Guarnieri, Santoro, Gnattali, Warlock, and Foulds .  I hope to see you there if you're in the area!
 
On October 30th of last year, pianist Kris Carlisle  performed the premiere performance of my Prelude No. 8 (Chromatic) and I'm happy to announce that he will be recording the work this coming summer for inclusion on his next CD!

On April 1st, pianist
 Christopher Janwong McKiggan  (who's first solo CD was just released) will be premiering my Sound of Cowbell, a piece he commissioned, at Rice University (my father's alma mater) in Houston, TX!  He will also be recording it later this year for his next CD, entitled "Resonance of Hope"!  
The
New Thread Saxophone Quartet  premiered my "1267 Notes"  in New York City on January 11th, and they gave an incredible performance!   Watch the video of the performance , it's only a minute long.
 
Thanks for reading and visiting my website!

-Keane

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Southard: Piano Sonata no 2
Southard: Homage to L. M. Gottschalk
Southard: Fantasy in B flat minor
Southard: Prelude No. 1 (Jazz) for Piano Solo
Southard: Prelude No. 2 (Drops) for Piano Solo
Southard: Prelude No. 3 (Homage to Nancarrow) for Piano solo
Southard: Prelude No. 4 (O Woozy Suzy!) for Piano solo
Southard: Prelude No. 5 (Precision) for Piano solo
Southard: Tidal Wave Rag for Piano solo
Southard: No-Name Rag for Piano solo
Rzewski: Down By the Riverside
Finzi: Eclogue for Piano and Strings in F major, Op. 10
Ives: Sonata for Piano no 2 "Concord, Mass 1840–60"
Gottschalk: Union, RO 269/Op. 48
Guarnieri: Valsa no 5
Guarnieri: Valsa no 9
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras no 4 for Piano, A 264
Guarnieri: Dansa negra
Southard: Concerto for Solo Piano and Solo Organ
Southard: Blazonry for 8 Percussionists
Southard: And Death Shall Have No Dominion
Southard: Chorale for Brass Quintet
Southard: Variations on a Hymn (Beecher) for Organ
Southard: Duo for Clarinet and Cello
Southard: Duo for Violin and Piano
Southard: String Quartet no 1
Southard: In My Craft or Sullen Art
Southard: Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
Southard: Music for the Film "Glava" (excerpt)
Southard: Piano Quintet 'New England'
Southard: Sonata no 1 for Violin and Piano
Southard: Quintette de Cuivres
Southard: Variazioni Semplici for Violin and Harp
Southard: Swansong for Cello and Piano
Southard: The Dove in the Ash Grove for Cello and Piano
Southard: Seven Short Studies for String Orchestra
Southard: Mini-Symphony for Chamber Orchestra
Southard: A Day of Sunshine for Chorus and Orchestra
Southard: Waltzing Dervish for Wind (powered) Ensemble
Southard: Do You Hear How Many You Are?
Southard: "Classical" Concerto for Piano and Chamber Orchestra
Southard: Do You Hear How Many You Are? for Concert Band
Southard: Carousel for Concert Band
Southard: Showers over Peaks and Vales for Orchestra
Southard: No Interior do Rio de Janeiro for Orchestra
Gottschalk: Union, RO 269/Op. 48
Southard: Piano Sonata no 2
Finzi: Eclogue for Piano and Strings in F major, Op. 10
Ives: Sonata for Piano no 2 "Concord, Mass 1840–60"
Southard: Improvisation 1/31/10

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