Jose Lezcano

 

 

COMPOSITIONS (published and unpublished)

 

 

Cuban Sketches (1998), Suite for two flutes and guitar.Three movements: Guaracha Nevada, Bolero, Miami Merengue.Premiered at Keene State College, May 1998. Since then, performed at Mitad del Mundo Festival (Quito, Ecuador, June 1998), at Chengdu Conservatory of Music, Peopleís Republic of China (July 1998), and at Valparaiso University, Indiana (January, 1999).Published by Alry. http://alrypublications.com/

 

Sonatina Tropical for guitar and flute (1999), in three movements (En Clave de Son, Cancion de Madrugada, Samba-Finale).Performances in Quito (premiere), Dartmouth, Memphis, and Keene. Published by Alry.http://alrypublications.com/(Recently reviewed in Flute Talk).

 

Poemas Concertantes, for guitar, flute, and string orchestra (1999), in three movements (Ilusion, Cancion, Furioso).Premiered in Quito with National Symphony of Ecuador (June, 1999); performed again at Apple Hill Chamber Festival with Arden Quartet (July, 1999) and in Loja, Ecuador, with Sinfonica de Loja (August 1999).Newer version, with orchestra of strings and winds, premiered in February, 2000, with Keene Chamber Orchestra.

 

Postcards, for flute, guitar, and bassoon, (2000), in three movements (Entre dos mundos, Una tarde de agosto, Mambo jambo).Premiered at Apple Hill Chamber Music summer festival, June 11, 2000.Previous version, for bassoon and piano, premiered at Keene State College, April 18, 2000.Performed in saxophone version, KSC Faculty Composerís concert, Feb. 13 2002.

 

Sonata for oboe and guitar (October 2000), commissioned by the DíAmore Duo of Baltimore, Md.†† In three movements:Allegretto Movido, Adagio, and Tango-Fuga (ďA la tristeza de Buenos AiresĒ).Performed on tour in D.C. area by the DíAmore Duo.Also performed by myself in version for flute and guitar (Quito, Mitad del Mundo Festival, June 2001), oboe and guitar (Nashua Public Library, Summer 2001), bassoon and guitar (Apple Hill Chamber Music Festival, Nelson, NH, Summer 2002).

 

Canciones para Alfonsina, four songs on texts of Argentine poet Alfonsina Storni, 2000.Premiered at Keene State College, March, 2001, with soprano Laurel Browne.

Canciones para Alfonsina, three choral songs for mixed chorus and guitar.  Commissioned by Keene High School Chorus and Tom Martin, choral director, 2004.  Movements: Viaje (Afro-Peruvian Lando), Dos Palabras (Trova Cubana), Dolor (Merengue Venezolano).

 

Four Impromptus for Violin and Cello.Commissioned by New Hampshire Music Teacherís Association as part of 2002 NH Composer of the Year award.Premiered at NHMTA convention, Concord, NH, Sept. 14, 2002, with Placek/Blaskova duo.

Recording available at http://www.gmcema.com/

 

Three Goya Portraits for guitar solo (2002).Currently being performed on tours by Prof. William Feasley of the University of Maryland.†† Movements:Royal Family, Antonia Zarate, & the Blind Guitarist.

 

Concerto for Guitar, Strings, Percussion, and optional folk instruments.Premiered February 1 2004 with Jose Lezcano, soloist, and Eric Stumacher conducting the Keene Chamber Orchestra.  Also in revised edition, Guitar Concerto, premiered with Lezcano, soloist, and North-South Consonance Orchestra, cond. by Max Lifshitz, New York City, June 2005.