David A. Jones

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Past Events

Prismatic Winds: Development - Progression - Fusion

Date: Friday, May 24th, 2019

Location: Recital Hall, Snow Building, Brigham Young University-Idaho, 525 S Center St, Rexburg, ID 83460

Description: A concert celebrating the history and future of wind chamber music. The Prismatic Winds will present Jones's new work, Language Study: Nga naman pala po ba?, for woodwind quintet, commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University. The program will also include works by Mozart, Gordon Jacobs, and Jeff Scott. This concert will be live-streamed at this link.

Prismatic Winds: Development - Progression - Fusion

Date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Location: Carr Gallery, 498 A Street, Idaho Falls, ID, 83402

Description: In the final concert in the Idaho Falls Symphony's Evenings of Chamber Music 2018-19 Series, the Prismatic Winds, joined by pianist Andrew Todd, celebrate the history and future of wind chamber music. The Prismatic Winds will premiere Jones's new work, Language Study: Nga naman pala po ba?, for woodwind quintet, commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University. The program will also include works by Mozart, Gordon Jacobs, and Jeff Scott.

Tubes, Keys, and Strings: New Sounds for Horn, Clarinet, and Piano

Date: Monday, April 29th, 2019

Location: Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, 790 Austin St, Houston, TX 77002

Description: Tubes, Keys, and Strings, a new music ensemble comprised of composer/performers David A. Jones, Theo Chandler, and Jake Sandridge, performs new works for horn, clarinet, and piano written by members of the ensemble and fellow Shepherd School of Music composer Patrick Lenz. This event, funded by the Sviatoslav Richter Grant for Music Outreach, aims to introduce young music students to contemporary music and give them an insider's look into the process of composing a new work.

WindSync and Friends Live on Stage

Date: Friday, April 26th, 2019

Location: Zilkha Hall, The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby Street

Description: WindSync partners with the Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance Arts of Tolerance Program to present a concert that unites musicians of different ages, styles, and neighborhoods across Houston. The program features the young string students of the Houston Youth Symphony Coda Music Program, string quartet Invoke, and musicians from Rice's Shepherd School of Music performing Jones's newly commissioned work, Spires, for tenor and string quintet.

Tubes, Keys, and Strings: New Sounds for Horn, Clarinet, and Piano

Date: Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Location: James Madison High School Auditorium, 13719 White Heather Dr, Houston, TX 77045

Description: Tubes, Keys, and Strings, a new music ensemble comprised of composer/performers David Jones, Theo Chandler, and Jake Sandridge, performs new works for horn, clarinet, and piano written by members of the ensemble and fellow Shepherd School of Music composer Patrick Lenz. This event, funded by the Sviatoslav Richter Grant for Music Outreach, aims to introduce young music students to contemporary music and give them an insider's look into the process of composing a new work.

New Art / New Music

Date: Saturday, April 13th, 2019

Location: Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University, 5100 Main St., Houston, TX, 77005

Description: A performance of new music in conversation with current art exhibitions at the Moody Center for the Arts by Natasha Bowdoin and Michel Blazy. Jones will premiere his new work, Blurred Chronometry, for horn, clarinet, and piano, with his colleagues Jacob Sandridge and Roy Park.

Doctoral Composition Recital 1

Date: Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Location: Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University 6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas, 77005

Description: In partial completion of his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Rice University, Jones presents a concert featuring works written during his first two years of study at the Shepherd School of Music. The program will include the premiere of his new work, Spires, for tenor and string quintet, commissioned by the Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance at Rice University.

New Art New Music

Date: Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Location: Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77005

Description: An exciting collaborative event featuring new works inspired by the Moody Center's latest art exhibit, The Demon in the Diagram, by Matthew Ritchie. The program includes the live premiere of Jones's recent work, Leeway, for Pierrot quintet, an exploration in aleatoric and quasi-improvisatory techniques.

Connecticut Summerfest Evening of Premieres

Date: Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Location: Berkman Recital Hall, The Hartt School, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117

Description: In the culminating concert of the 2018 Connecticut Summerfest, three resident ensembles - the Xelana Duo, Duo Alterity, and Akropolis Reed Quintet - premiere works by nine participant composers, including a premiere of Jones's new work, Elegy, for saxophone and bassoon, by Alex Davis and Ana Garcia of the Xelana Duo.

Hear and Now

Date: Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Location: Duncan Recital Hall, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas, 77005

Description: Hear and Now, the Shepherd School of Music's new music ensemble, under the direction of Jerry Hou, premieres Jones's The Zookeeper, a single-movement chamber cantata for four sopranos and two percussionists, with text by Zach T. Power.

Sound, Light, and Line

Date: Monday, April 16th, 2018

Location: Moody Center for the Arts, 6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77005

Description: The premiere of Jones's new work, Set Fire to Free, based on a sculpture of the same title by Filipino artist Gary-Ross Pastrana. This concert is the culminating event of a course taught by Hana Ajiashvili on music inspired by visual artwork.

National Student Electronic Music Event 2018

Date: Friday, March 9th, 2018

Location: Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater, University of North Texas, 415 Avenue C, Denton, Texas 76201

Description: David Jones performs a live diffusion of his recent fixed-media electronic piece, Until Further Notice, at the NSEME 2018 conference.

LSC-CyFair Contemporary Music Festival

Date: Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Location: Lone Star College-CyFair, 9191 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77433

Description: Violinist Likai He performs Jones's Soliloquy for Violin. The concert is part of a series of events featuring the works of local composers in the greater Houston area.