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Carnegie Hall debut and premiere, September 16, 2006





Tanglewood Music Center, Seiji Ozawa Hall, September 13, 2006
First public presentation of Empty Mountain, Spirit Rain
"Tradition and Innovation: New Music for the Silk Road Ensemble"






Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest, performance of
Symphonic Journal: Ambush from Ten Directions
May 21, 2006







Hong Kong Sinfonietta's performance of
Symphonic Journal: Ambush from Ten Directions
(Photo borrowed from Radio Television Hong Kong
and TVB Pearl television broadcast)





PMF conducting

Pacific Music Festival Japan rehearsal of
Red Peony Sky in Mid-June: I. Sunset and II. Nightfall

PMF

Composer Detlev Glanert and
conductor Sascha Goetzel coaching

PMF with Sascha Goetzel & Detlev Glanert &





2005 ASCAP Concert Music Awards Ceremony
Walter Reade Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York City




Third Seoul International Competition for Composers
Finalists Concert with Ensemble Chronophonie
from Germany



Through the Interwoven Growth, for woodwind quintet
(photo from Korean Society of 21th Century Music)



Kumho Art Hall, Seoul. Composers at the Finalists' concert




Premiere of Softly I Speak to You, of Orchids and a Dream,
April 10, 2005, 6pm Griswold Hall






Angel's second Master degree at Homewood Field,
Johns Hopkins

Back to Current Season

Events:

New York Carneige Hall Premiere
Carnegie Hall with its collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble in a two-part workshop spanning the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons, commissions two new works by two emerging composers, and five new works by five established composers. The spring 2006 session brings together the selected emerging composers and musicians of the Silk Road Ensemble to begin collaborative work on the new piece. In the 2006-07 season they will focus on preparation of the new work for a final concert. More details (from Carnegie Hall website)

Empty Mountain, Spirit Rain (2006), for shakuhachi*, violin, cello, double bass, marimba and percussion

Premiere: Carnegie Hall Zankel Hall, September 16-17, 2006         Photo Album
Public presentation: Tanglewood Music Center, Seiji Ozawa Hall, September 13, 2006, 7:00pm,

* The shakuhachi is a seventh-century Japanese end-blown bamboo flute, click here for more info. The committee selected the shakuhachi for Angel because they feel that she would write well for this instrument from listening to the sound world she created in her other compositions. Angel was then given a choice to select her western instruments of strings and percussion. To hear more about her composition process please visit Carnegie Hall's new podcast website devoted to Carnegie Hall commissions, coming soon.
          
 

Pacific Music Festival News, December 2006
Interview with Alumni
PMF Postscript, Vol. 2, December 2006

Silk Road Ensemble Performs Empty Mountain, Spirit Rain in Chicago
On November 5, 2006, as part of the yearlong, citywide celebration of Silk Road Chicago, the world-renowned Silk Road Ensemble performs Angel's new work (commissioned by Carnegie Hall and Silk Road Project and recently debuted at Carnegie Hall) at University of Chicago's Mandel Hall.           
 
Lecture Demonstration Concert on Hong Kong Composers' Works
Secrets and Ice Garden (2005), for piano quintet

Hong Kong Premiere: Tsuen Wan Town Hall Cultural Activities Hall, November 10, 2006, 8 pm
 
Commission work
Commissioned by:
King's Harmonica Quintet and the Hong Kong Composers' Guild

Silk Road, Silk Road (2006), for harmonica quintet

Premiere: Hong Kong Musicarama 2006, October 23, 2006
Performance will be broadcasted on RTHK Radio 4 on October 28, 2006 at 8:00pm
On the program "Saturday Concert"

The King's Harmonica Quintet is an award winning ensemble. They received the World Champion title at the 1997 World Harmonica Festival in Germany and frequently performs in Europe and Asia.
*Silk Road, Silk Road is published through the Hong Kong Harmonica Association, available for sale.
          
 
Presentation at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
On October 18, 2006, Angel was invited by the composition department at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts to speak at their composition seminar. During the seminar she shared her most recent compositions and musical engagements, and spoke to the students in an open, friendly setting.           
 
Commission work
for percussionist Nozomi Abe Polissong Duo

Empty Mountain, Spirit Rain II (2006)

Premiere: Minato-Mirai Hall, Yokohama, Japan. August 19, 2006, 7pm
Solo Marimba version: (Premiere) Baltimore, Peabody Conservatory, Cohen-Davison Hall, March 21, 2007
Upcoming performances by Nozomi Abe in Japan
 
Chicago Reading Orchestra
Reading of my new orchestra work

July 13, 2006, 1pm, Chicago Musicians Union Rehearsal Hall
The session opens with an interview by the local media/newspaper

2005-2006 Season

The Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest      See Concert Review
Chicago, May 21, 2006, 4pm
"Pre-concert Conversations with the Composer" at 3 pm
First United Church, Oak Park, IL

Symphonic Journal: Ambush from Ten Directions [US premiere]
for orchestra with narration

Kim Diehnelt, conductor
Gigi Buffington, narrator         See Photo Album

* Composer supported by the American Music Center CAP Grant

Johns Hopkins University Intersession
Courses offered during 2005, 2006 and 2007 Intersession Term by the composer
  • Classical Music Today:
       An Analysis and Appreciation of Contemporary Classical Music
  • World Music, World Cultures
  • The Romantic Composer
Class includes a trip to the National Symphony Orchestra in D.C. or the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Commission work
Commissioned by musicology prof. Andrew Talle
Secrets and Ice Garden, for piano quintet

Premiere: December 12, 2005, 3:00pm, Johns Hopkins University Ross Jones Building, Mattin Center
Public Rehearsal: December 6, 2005, 3:00pm
Introduction/discussion with the students    See Photo Album
Peabody Premiere: February 8, 2006, 7:30pm, Griswold Hall

Dr. Courtney Orlando, violin I
Jesse Irons, violin II (Minsun Choi--Peabody perf.)
Kate Zahradnik, viola
Dr. Andrew Talle, cello
Ann Teresa Kang, piano

Summer 2005

Pacific Music Festival
July 8th-26th, 2005. Sapporo, Japan
Composition Fellowship 2005

World premiere of the complete version of Red Peony Sky in Mid-June
at Sapporo concert hall Kitara, Pacific Soundings Concert. July 22, 6pm.

I. Sunset
II. Nightfall

for flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello, vibraphone, marimba and percussion
Sascha Goetzel, conductor (PMF Orchestra resident conductor)

2004-2005 Season

The Third Seoul International Competition for Composers
March 20th-24th, 2005

Winner of the Young Composer Audience Prize Award
for best composition

See Competition Colloquium on Video

Invitation to the finalist competition in Seoul, Korea
By The Korean Society of 21th Century Music
* Expenses in Korea funded by The Korean Society of 21th Century Music
* Travel was funded by the Peabody Career Development Grant Foundation


Hong Kong Sinfonietta
March 18th, 2005, Hong Kong City Hall. Yip Wing-Sie, conductor    See poster and press release

Symphonic Journal: Ambush from Ten Directions [world premiere]
for orchestra with narration

This premiere and the composer were funded in part by the American Music Center of New York
and Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation Ellen Jane Lorenz Porter Grant (USA)

ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award Ceremony
May 26, 2005. Walter Reade Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York City
Three consecutive year winner


SAIS (School of Advanced International Studies) JHU, Washington DC
Excerpt of Imagery of Water selected on SAIS promotional film of 2005-2006

Film excerpt with Imagery of Water (see promotion of Nanjing campus) Download
See SAIS's admissions website and entire film


Peabody Composition Departmental Recital
April 27th, 2005, Peabody Institute, Griswold Hall.

Therefore We Do Not Lose Heart
for women's choir A cappella


Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation 2005 Grants recipient

Merle Montgomery Doctoral Grant Award
Ellen Jane Lorenz Porter Grant for Graduate Work in Composition
Lillian Harlan Ramage Grant for Graduate Study in Composition

Peabody Graduate Conducting Recital
April 10th, 2005, Peabody Institute, Griswold Hall

Softly I Speak to you, of Orchids and a Dream
for soprano, harp, piano and string orchestra

Chi-Chung Ho, conductor
Jeannie Chiang, soprano

Other works on the program:
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor
Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in Eb Major

NACUSA (National Association of Composers U.S.A.)
26th Annual Young Composer Composition Competition
"Through the Interwoven Growth" for woodwind quintet, 2nd Prize winner
Performance to be announced

Summer 2004

Songfest 2004 festival
June 2004, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
premiere performance at the festival opening concert--Of Things Not Seen

Therefore We Do Not Lose Heart
for women's choir

2002-2004 Seasons

Peabody Spring Dance Showcase 2004
Ballet premiere
Choreographed by Carol A. Bartlett, artistic director of Peabody Dance Prep.
April 2nd-3rd, 2004. Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall

Red Peony Sky in Mid-June
for flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello, vibraphone and percussion

Peabody Composition Departmental Recital
April 7, 2004. Griswold Hall

Red Peony Sky in Mid-June
for flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello, vibraphone and percussion

Peabody Thursday Noon Prix d'ete Award Ceremony Concert
April 17, 2003. Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall

Imagery of Water  (1st Prize)
for guitar, harp, vibraphone, crotales and double bass


Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Woodwind Brass Department Concert
February, 2003. Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Concert Hall

Through the Interwoven Growth
for woodwind quintet
Movement I and II

conducted by Alan Cumberland

Peabody Composition Departmental Recital
January 29, 2003. Griswold Hall

Through the Interwoven Growth
for woodwind quintet

Intermedia Festival 2002--Installations
May 9, 2002, 5-7pm, Maryland Institute College of Art, Bank Building

Envitroment
Quote from the Washington Post [May 3, 2002]:

"Interactive environment incorporates the use of an electronic wand that viewers wave
like a conductor's baton to manipulate sound, animations and imagery into what Packer
calls an "immersive, magical landscape." (Michael O'Sullivan)

To see a sample demo of the installation: Digital Media Center (JHU)

Peabody Composition Departmental Recital
December 7, 2002. Goodwind Hall

Imagery of Water
for guitar, harp, vibraphone, crotales and double bass

Peabody Thursday Noon Recital
March 28, 2002. Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall

Dream Sketches  for string quartet

Robyn Julyan, violin I
Jesse Irons, violin II
Jessica Alberthal, viola
George Durham, cello

Peabody Composition Departmental Recital
January 23, 2002. Griswold Hall

Dream Sketches
for string quartet