Past concerts

Past concerts:

Spring 2018

New Works Forum: New Models of Distribution
January 15, 2018
Marc A. Scorca Hall, The National Opera Center
New York, NY
Lisa Bielawa is a speaker in this panel on new techniques for distributing opera.

Lisa Bielawa: Centennial Broadcast for 100 clarinets
January 30, 2018
Patricia's Green in Hayes Valley
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Conservatory of Music is collaborating with composer Lisa Bielawa to create a piece for 100 clarinets called Centennial Broadcast, which will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of SFCM.

Scharoun Ensemble Berlin
February 2 and 3, 2018
American Academy in Rome
Rome, Italy
Scharoun Ensemble Berlin performs Lisa Bielawa's Hurry as part of the culminating events of a week-long residency.

San Francisco Girls Chorus: Final Answer Album Release Concert
February 13, 2018
Le Poisson Rouge
New York, NY
San Francisco Girls Chorus celebrates the release of its new album Final Answer (Orange Mountain Music), which features Lisa Bielawa's "Opening: Forest" from her opera Vireo.

Philip Glass Ensemble: Music with Changing Parts
with San Francisco Girls Chorus
February 16, 2018
Carnegie Hall
New York, NY

Philip Glass Ensemble: Music with Changing Parts
with San Francisco Girls Chorus
February 20, 2018
San Francisco Performances
Davies Symphony Hall
San Francisco, CA

Philip Glass Ensemble: Koyaanisqatsi Live
February 23, 2018
Texas Performing Arts
Bass Concert Hall
Austin, TX

Lisa Bielawa: World Premiere by New Amsterdam Singers
March 9, 2018
Broadway Presbyterian Church
New York, NY
New Amsterdam Singers premiere their new commission by Lisa Bielawa.

Lisa Bielawa: World Premiere by New Amsterdam Singers
March 11, 2018
Church of the Holy Trinity
New York, NY
New Amsterdam Singers premiere their new commission by Lisa Bielawa.

Philip Glass Ensemble: Koyaanisqatsi Live
March 16, 2018
The Kennedy Center
Washington, D.C.

American Academy of Arts & Letters - 2017 Music Award Celebration
March 18, 2018 at 3pm
The American Academy of Arts & Letters
New York, NY
The American Academy of Arts & Letters presents a program featuring its 2017 Music Awardees. Lisa Bielawa performs as vocal soloist in her piece Incessabili Voce with Ensemble Échappé.

Limitless: On Stage Together
March 31, 2018
National Sawdust
Brooklyn, NY
Duo commissions performed by violinist Jennifer Koh and the composers themselves: Lisa Bielawa, Vijay Iyer, Tyshawn Sorey, Nina Young, and Du Yun

San Francisco Girls Chorus: Strings Attached
April 22, 2018
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Girls Chorus performs Opening: Forest from Lisa Bielawa's opera Vireo, plus music by Colin Jacobsen, Aleksandra Vrebalov, Carla Kihlstedt, Theo Bleckmann, Gabriel Kahane, Meredith Monk, and André Caplet.

The Esoterics: DĒSIGNŌ
June 8, 2018 at 8pm
St Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Seattle, WA

June 9, 2018 at 8pm
Holy Rosary Catholic Church
West Seattle, WA

June 10, 2018 at 7pm
Christ Episcopal Church
Tacoma, WA

Featuring Lisa Bielawa's Machina Mundi for mixed voices and digital audio (2000) plus works by Joshua Fishbein, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, and Richard Strauss.

Scotia Festival of Music
June 9, 2018 at 7pm
Sir James Dunn Theatre
Dalhousie Arts Centre
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Featuring Lisa Bielawa's Wait for piano and drone, performed by pianist Andrew Armstrong.

Fall 2017

Philip Glass Ensemble: Koyaanisqatsi Live
September 30, 2017
Philip Glass’ Days and Nights Festival
Henry Miller Memorial Library
Big Sur, CA

New Sounds and Philip Glass Ensemble Highlights
October 1, 2017
Philip Glass’ Days and Nights Festival
Henry Miller Memorial Library
Big Sur, CA

Philip Glass Ensemble: La Belle et La Bête at LA Opera
October 28, 29 & 31, 2017
The Theatre at Ace Hotel
Los Angeles, CA

 

Summer 2017

VIREO Screening
June 21, 2017
Day of Music Fullerton
Plummer Auditorium
Fullerton, CA

VIREO Screening
June 25, 2017
Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture
San Francisco, CA

Seattle Chamber Music Society: 2017 Summer Festival
July 3 & 10, 2017
Benaroya Hall, Nordstrom Recital Hall
Seattle, WA
Lisa Bielawa's music is featured on three programs at the Seattle Chamber Music Society's Summer Festival.

VIREO Screening
July 7, 2017
National Sawdust
New York, NY
 

Spring 2017

Violinist Rebecca Fischer: The Afield
January 6, 2017
National Sawdust
Brooklyn, NY
New York premiere of Lisa Bielawa's One Atom of Faith for violin and voice, with visuals by Anthony Hawley.

Mason Bates’ KC Jukebox: Ravishment
January 30, 2017
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, D.C.
Lisa Bielawa sings in two of her own works, Ravishment (from Graffiti dell’Amante) and Drama/Self-Pity (from Chance Encounter).

Vivaldi’s Juditha at Carnegie Hall’s “La Serenissima” series
February 7, 2017
Carnegie Hall
New York, NY
Lisa Bielawa sings in a performance of Vivaldi's Juditha, as part of Carnegie Hall’s “La Serenissima” series, also featuring TENET, the Venice Baroque Orchestra, and conductor Andrea Marcon. 

Koyaanisqatsi with the Philip Glass Ensemble
March 10, 2017
Arts Centre Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia

March 12, 2017
WOMADelaide Festival
Adelaide, Australia

SONYC: String Orchestra of New York City
March 31, 2017
The Cell Theatre
New York, NY
SONYC performs Lisa Bielawa's Trojan Women.

Synchromy: vla.
April 1, 2017
Bird Studio, Occidental College
Los Angeles, CA
Lisa Bielawa's I don't even play the bassoon.

SHIFT A Festival of American Orchestras: The Knights
April 1, 2017
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, D.C.
The Knights and the San Francisco Girls Chorus perform Lisa Bielawa's My Outstretched Hand.

The Music of Lisa Bielawa featuring ACME
April 6, 2017
National Sawdust
Brooklyn, NY
Featuring the music of Lisa Bielawa performed by the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) with Bielawa as vocal soloist.

La Belle et la Bête with the Philip Glass Ensemble
April 20, 2017
The Town Hall
New York, NY

SONYC: String Orchestra of New York City
April 22, 2017
Concord Community Concerts
Concord, NH
SONYC performs Lisa Bielawa's Trojan Women.

SONYC: String Orchestra of New York City
Cutting Edge Concerts
April 24, 2017
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway, New York, NY
SONYC performs Lisa Bielawa's Trojan Women.

Orchestra of the League of Composers: Season Finale
May 25, 2017
Miller Theatre at Columbia University
2960 Broadway, New York, NY
Orchestra of the League of Composers performs Lisa Bielawa's Start.

VIREO Online Release
May 31, 2017
Worldwide
KCET releases all 12 episodes of Lisa Bielawa's made-for-TV opera Vireo.

Klein Competition Semifinals and Finals
June 3 and 4, 2017
Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St, San Francisco, CA
Competitors perform new works by Lisa Bielawa.

VIREO World Premiere Broadcast
June 13, 2017
Nationwide
KCET airs all 12 episodes of Lisa Bielawa's made-for-TV opera Vireo on KCET in Southern California and Link TV nationwide.

 

Fall 2016

Vireo - Episodes 6 and 8 Shoot
September 23-24, 2016
The Garrison Institute
Garrison, NY
Lisa Bielawa's opera Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser continues production of its 12 episodes. Episodes 6 and 8, shot at the Garrison Institute, feature Vireo's main cast plus members from Alarm Will Sound and the Trinity Youth Chorus, and dancer Catie Cuan.
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La Belle et la Bête with the Philip Glass Ensemble
October 7-8, 2016
Melbourne International Festival
Melbourne, Australia
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SOLI Chamber Ensemble: TOGETHER-AGAIN
Monday, October 10, 2016 at 7:30pm
Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
San Antonio, TX

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 7:30PM
Ruth Taylor Recital Hall, Trinity University
San Antonio, TX

SOLI Chamber Ensemble performs Lisa Bielawa's piece 50 Measures for Aaron in a program titled TOGETHER-AGAIN.
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YBCA 100 Summit
November 5, 2016
YBCA Forum
701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA
Lisa Bielawa is one of 100 "listmakers" selected for a public discussion on how art and culture can create societal change.
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Contemporary Opera NYC: Talks with Artists and Producers
November 28, 2016
The Segal Theatre
The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Ave, New York, NY
Artists and producers at the forefront of the contemporary New York opera scene, including Lisa Bielawa, will present their works and discuss the radically changing landscape of the field.
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Drama/Self Pity World Premiere at Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
December 3-4, 2016
Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra gives the world premiere of Lisa Bielawa's Drama/Self Pity for orchestra. Program also features pianist Emanuel Ax in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major and Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G minor.
Bob Carr Theater
Orlando, FL
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In Terms of Performance Launch
December 10, 2016
In Terms of Performance is a web-based keywords anthology designed to provoke discovery across artistic disciplines, produced by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia, and the Arts Research Center, University of California, Berkeley. It includes two essays by Lisa Bielawa: "Ephemerality" and "Participants." 

 

Summer 2016

Jennifer Koh's Shared Madness at NY PHIL BIENNIAL
May 31, 2016 at 7pm
National Sawdust
80 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY
The New York Philharmonic and National Sawdust present violinist Jennifer Koh in world premieres of more than 30 short works for solo violin, including Lisa Bielawa's Vireo Caprice, commissioned by Jennifer Koh with the generous support of Justus Schlichting.

San Francisco Girls Chorus at Trinity Church
June 5, 2016
Trinity Church
75 Broadway, New York, NY
The San Francisco Girls Chorus will sing at two masses at Trinity Church, including the new arrangement of “Father Death Blues” that Lisa Bielawa created with Philip Glass.

Brooklyn Youth Chorus & San Francisco Girls Chorus at NY PHIL BIENNIAL
June 9, 2016 at 7pm
Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center
New York, NY
The Brooklyn Youth Chorus & San Francisco Girls Chorus perform the new arrangement of “Father Death Blues” that Lisa Bielawa created with Philip Glass, plus world premieres by Carla Kihlstedt, Theo Bleckmann, Caroline Shaw, and Gabriel Kahane.

The Knights with Brooklyn Youth Chorus & San Francisco Girls Chorus at NY PHIL BIENNIAL
June 9, 2016 at 8:30pm
Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center
New York, NY
The Knights join the Brooklyn Youth Chorus & San Francisco Girls Chorus for the world premiere of Lisa Bielawa's "My Outstretched Hand," plus world premieres by Aaron Jay Kernis, Colin Jacobsen, and Timo Andres, and a US premiere by Nico Muhly.

San Francisco Girls Chorus – Luminous Premieres
June 12, 2016 at 7pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
San Francisco, CA
The San Francisco Girls Chorus will perform Lisa Bielawa's My Outstretched Hand in a chamber version with pianist Paul Vasile.

Paul Dresher Ensemble & Amy X Neuburg: “They Will Have Been So Beautiful”
June 24 and 25, 2016
Z Space
450 Florida St, San Francisco, CA
They Will Have Been So Beautiful features new works by composers Lisa Bielawa, Jay Cloidt, Conrad Cummings, Fred Frith, Guillermo Galindo, Carla Kihlstedt, Ken Ueno, Pamela Z, Dresher and Neuberg, creating an electroacoustic song cycle inspired by a little-known text by photographer Diane Arbus.

Catherine Gallant/DANCE and Dances by Isadora: Retrograde Universe
June 23–25, 2016 at 8pm
St. Mark’s Church
131 East 10th St, New York, NY
New works by choreographer Catherine Gallant on this program include Finally with music by Rome prize winning composer, Lisa Bielawa and text from Franz Kafka; the premiere of Retrograde Universe, a work using indeterminate structures to investigate the nearly lost sensate world of skin and paper; and Meeting #12, which is danced by Michelle Cohen and Alvaro Gonzalez.

Jennifer Koh's Shared Madness at Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
July 30, 2016 at 5pm
Saint Francis Auditorium at New Mexico Museum of Art
107 West Palace Ave., Santa Fe, NM
Violinist Jennifer Koh performs excerpts from her Shared Madness program, featuring Lisa Bielawa's Vireo Caprice for solo violin. Shared Madness premiered at the NY PHIL BIENNIAL and features new works for solo violin by more than 30 composers.

Time Pieces at Bay Chamber Concerts
August 19, 2016 at 9pm
Union Hall
24 Central St, Rockport, ME
New music and multi-disciplinary performance program performed by violinist Rebecca Fischer, visual artist Anthony Hawley, and pianist Pedja Muzijevic includes the world premiere of Lisa Bielawa's "One Atom of Faith."

Koyaanisqatsi with the Philip Glass Ensemble
August 19, 2016
Heineken Music Hall
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Koyannisqatsi with the Philip Glass Ensemble
August 21, 2016
Lowlands Music Festival
Walibi Holland
Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands

 

2015-2016 Season

Cracking the Music Ceiling: Why Women Matter
August 7, 2015 at 6pm
Commonwealth Club of California
555 Post St, San Francisco, CA
Lisa Bielawa's speaks at the Commonwealth Club of California's series to explore why music, and why women musicians, matter.

Public Taping Session for Vireo: Episode 4
August 15, 2015 at 4pm
The Actors' Gang
9070 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA
Behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Vireo. Two sessions for Episodes 3 and 4 are open to the public to attend, free of charge. Reservations required.

Public Taping Session for Vireo: Episode 3
August 16, 2015 at 5pm
The Actors' Gang
9070 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA
Behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Vireo. Two sessions for Episodes 3 and 4 are open to the public to attend, free of charge. Reservations required.

Conference on Women and Leadership
September 11, 2015 at 11am
Boise State University
1910 University Dr, Boise, ID
The Andrus Conference on Women and Leadership features successful women from the worlds of business, government, academia, literature and media. In keynote speeches and conversations, these women inspire, encourage and educate attendees of all ages, career paths and gender.

Your Music Bus
September 20, 2015 at 2pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St, San Francisco, CA
Under the baton of composer, vocalist and conductor Lisa Bielawa, Soprano and composer Pamela Stein Lynde and some of San Francisco's leading young new music performers from Wild Rumpus will read works by composition students of the Bay Area.

John Zorn Festival: Madrigals Books I-II
October 9, 2015 at 8pm
National Sawdust
80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
Vocalists Lisa Bielawa, Jane Sheldon, Sarah Brailey, Mellissa Hughes, Rachel Calloway, and Kirsten Sollek perform the world premiere of John Zorn's Madrigals Books I-II.

Synopsis #5 for solo trumpet
October 18, 2015 at 12pm
Williams Hall at New England Conservatory
30 Gainsborough St, Boston, MA
Recital performance at New England Conservatory's Williams Hall, no charge, performed by Eric Rizzo.

Einstein on the Beach in South Korea
October 22-25, 2015 at 6:30pm (Oct 22-24), 2pm (Oct 25)
Asian Arts Theatre
38 Munhwajeondang-ro Dong-gu Kwangju, 501-050, South Korea
First performed in 1976 "Einstein on the Beach" breaks all rules of convention: instead of a traditional orchestral arrangement, Philip Glass has composed his non-narrative opera for synthesizers, woodwinds and voices. Instead of narration, Robert Wilson’s stage craft focuses on a series of powerful recurrent images, shown in juxtaposition with abstract dance sequences choreographed by Lucinda Childs.

Cri selon cri (Cry by Cry) with Ensemble Variances
November 3, 2015 at 8pm
Studio 700
700 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC
Cri selon cri is Lisa Bielawa's and Ensemble Variances' North American tour, featuring Bielawa's Gargoyles for solo flute and Incessabili Voce for voice, clarinet, saxophone, violin and violoncello, plus works by Thierry Pécou (pianist and Artistic Director for Ensemble Variances) and more.

Cri selon cri (Cry by Cry) with Ensemble Variances
November 4, 2015 at 7:30pm
Town Hall Seattle
1119 Eighth Ave, Seattle, WA
Cri selon cri is Lisa Bielawa's and Ensemble Variances' North American tour, featuring Bielawa's Gargoyles for solo flute and Incessabili Voce for voice, clarinet, saxophone, violin and violoncello, plus works by Thierry Pécou (pianist and Artistic Director for Ensemble Variances) and more.

Cri selon cri (Cry by Cry) with Ensemble Variances
November 9, 2015 at 7:30pm
Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech
349 Ferst Dr, Atlanta, GA
Cri selon cri is Lisa Bielawa's and Ensemble Variances' North American tour, featuring Bielawa's Gargoyles for solo flute and Incessabili Voce for voice, clarinet, saxophone, violin and violoncello, plus works by Thierry Pécou (pianist and Artistic Director for Ensemble Variances) and more.

Cri selon cri (Cry by Cry) with Ensemble Variances
November 11, 2015 at 8pm
Bargemusic
42 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY
Cri selon cri is Lisa Bielawa's and Ensemble Variances' North American tour, featuring Bielawa's Gargoyles for solo flute and Incessabili Voce for voice, clarinet, saxophone, violin and violoncello, plus works by Thierry Pécou (pianist and Artistic Director for Ensemble Variances) and more.

Day for Night Festival with the Philip Glass Ensemble
December 19 and 20, 2015
Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St, Houston, TX

La Belle et la Bête with the Philip Glass Ensemble
March 22 and 23, 2016
LG Arts Center
Seoul, South Korea

La Belle et la Bête with the Philip Glass Ensemble
March 25 and 26, 2016
Tongyeong International Music Festival
Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea

Insights at the Atrium – "NY PHIL BIENNIAL: A Player's Guide"
May 11, 2016 at 7:30pm
David Rubenstein Atrium
New York, NY
Free Biennial Preview Night hosted by Music Director Alan Gilbert with speakers including Lisa Bielawa, cellist Jay Campbell, violinist Jennifer Koh, composers Martin Bresnick, John Corigliano, Aaron Jay Kernis, and Hilary Purrington, composer and violinist Colin Jacobsen, and Choral Director Dianne Berkun Menaker.

Paul Creston Award Celebration Concert
May 20, 2016 at 7:30pm
Church of St. Malachy - The Actors' Chapel
239 West 49th Street (between Broadway and 8th Ave)
New York, NY
Organist Bruce Neswick performs Lisa Bielawa "Neumark Dances" in a program honoring Jennifer Higdon titled "American Ingenuity."

Music in Twelve Parts with the Philip Glass Ensemble
May 20, 2016
CLICK Festival
Elsinore, Denmark

Powaqqatsi - Life in Transformation with the Philip Glass Ensemble
May 25 and 26, 2016
Bergen International Festival
Bergen, Norway

Philip Glass Ensemble Retrospective Concert
May 27, 2016
Bergen International Festival
Bergen, Norway