Commissioned Works

The CAG Commissioning Program has facilitated nearly 100 new works since its inception in 1984. The program helps to ensure that classical music continues to be a living art form by fostering collaborations between composers and the young performers on CAG’s Artist Roster.

Year Composer Title Scoring Artist
2018Nina C. YoungTBDGuitar and fixed mediaJiji
2018Sam SuggsUrsaDouble bass and chamber orchestraSam Suggs
2018Andrew HsuTBDClarinet and pianoYoonah Kim
2017Michael GilbertsonTBDString QuartetVerona Quartet
2017Gilad CohenAround the CauldronPiano TrioLysander Piano Trio
2016Kyle BlahaWhimSaxophone QuartetDonald Sinta Quartet
2016Gregory SpearsConcerto, TBDTwo trumpets + stringsBrandon Ridenour
2015Nathan ShieldsRude MechanicsPianoMichael Brown
2015Dan ViscontiBEATBOXString Quintet + OrchestraSYBARITE5
2015Michael GilbertsonThe Cosmos(Theatrical) Wind Quintet + OrchestraWindSync
2015David FulmerOriginal WoodCello + PianoJay Campbell
2015Shawn JaegerThousands of Years to Make It What It WasViolin + PianoAlexi Kenney
2015David HertzbergalbaPianoSteven Lin
2015David HertzbergDaphne unboundViolinIn Mo Yang
2014Michael GilbertsonCollective WisdomString QuintetSYBARITE5
2014David FulmerCantantes MetallisCello, Piano + PercussionJay Campbell
2014Jakub CiupinskiBlack MirrorPiano TrioLysander Piano Trio
2014David HertzbergNotturno IncantatoPianoSteven Lin
2014Richard WilsonOn the Death of Juan GelmanBaritone + PianoMischa Bouvier
2013Michael Brownself portraitCello, Piano + FilmMichael Brown/Nicholas Canellakis
2013Joao LuizUrbano: ensaio de escolar de sambaString QuintetSYBARITE5
2012Michael BrownAfter Three StatuesMezzo-soprano & PianoNaomi Louisa O'Connell
2012Paul MoravecTBDRecorder Quartet + Vocal QuintetQNG, Calmus
2012Jake Heggie1 songSopranoSarah Wolfson
2012Jonathan Howard KatzNovelettepianoDaria Rabotkina
2011Michael BrownConstellations and ToccataPianoMichael Brown
2011Michael TorkeMay, JuneSaxophone QuartetAmstel Quartet
2011Paquito D'RiveraHabanera, BandoneonHarpBridget Kibbey
2010Phyllis ChenDown the Rabbit HoleToy Piano, hacked antique toy piano, live video, live-electronics, tea set and found objectsPhyllis Chen
2010Evan JohnsonémoifluteClaire Chase
2010Paul Moravec2 songssopranoSarah Wolfson
2010Jeremy Gill2 songssopranoSarah Wolfson
2010Jake Heggie1 songsopranoSarah Wolfson
2009David LudwigScenes from ChildhoodCelloSoo Bae
2009Geoffrey GordonInk on PaperString QuartetParker String Quartet
2009Michi Wiancko9 Death HaikuString Quintet, Percussion & Voice Kono Michi
2009Nathan ShieldsTenebrae Harp & String QuartetBridget Kibbey
2008Dan ViscontiLawless AirsString TrioJanaki String Trio
2008Huang RuoThe Flag Project String QuartetCarducci String Quartet
2008Paola PrestiniCut him out in little starsSoprano & PianoSarah Wolfson
2008Carl Christian Bettendorf DreiSoprano & PianoSarah Wolfson
2008Andrew McKenna LeeHarlan VariationsHarpBridget Kibbey
2008David BruceCaja de MusicaHarpBridget Kibbey
2008Nathan DavisMechanics of EscapementToy PianoPhyllis Chen
2007Judah AdashiThe Dark HoursBassoon & PianoPeter Kolkay
2007Scott WheelerTurning BackMezzo-soprano & PianoKrista River
2006Gordon BeefermanPassagesRecorder QuartetQNG
2006Suzanne FarrinEmpty ChariotsPiano QuintetTanya Bannister/ Parker Quartet
2006Chris TheofanidisAll DreamsPianoTanya Bannister
2006Huang RuoFour FragmentsCelloSoo Bae
2006Jeremy GillTBDString QuartetParker String Quartet
2006Peter HulenGamesRecorder QuartetQNG
2005David Del TrediciGymnopediesPianoTanya Bannister
2005Suzanne Farrinthe story she beganPianoTanya Bannister
2005Huang RuoTree Without WindPianoSoyeon Lee
2005Suzanne FarrinThe Twisting of the RopeString Quartet & BagpipeHarrington String Quartet
2005Daniel B RoumainBeat Piece No. 1Recorder QuartetQNG
2004Harold MeltzerLikes & UnlikesConcerto for Bassoon & String OrchestraPeter Kolkay
2004Douglas BoycePalimpsestViolin & PianoAsmira Woodward-Page
2004Kyle BartlettChapter XIViolin & PianoAsmira Woodward-Page
2004John MackeyUnder the RugOrchestraPACS
2003Gordon BeefermanPhenomenaPianoAlpin Hong
2003Carter PannAntaresQuartetAntares
2003Fred HoJosephine BakerQuintetImani Winds
2003Jorge MartinPlundered HeartsBaritone & PianoThomas Meglioranza
2002David MacbrideA MuseString QuartetAvalon String Quartet
2002Paul MoravecNo WordsPiano and ChoirJames Lent
2002Jennifer HigdonZakaSexteteighth blackbird
2000Frederic RzewskiThe Same Old StoryPianoJames Lent
1998Frederic RzewskiPocket SymphonySexteteighth blackbird
1997Rajesh YalamanchiliPierde du CielViolinJoseph Lin
1995Ricardo LorenzConcerto for RecorderSoprano recorderAldo Abreu
1995Lee HylaRiff and TransfigurationPianoMia Chung
1994Lenny PickettSaxophone Quartet #2Saxophone QuartetNew Century Saxophone
1993Stephen BarberSemahaneBrass Quintet & PercussionMeridian Arts Ensemble
1993Bruce AdolpheWhispers of MortalityString QuartetMiami String Quartet
1991John MustoDove Sta AmoreSop/PnoLauren Wagner
1990Nathan CurrierA Nursery SleepHarp/flute/celloMarie-Pierre Langlamet
1990Jeffrey StadlemanBeatriceMez/Pn/Vl/ClCharlotte Hellekant
1989C. Curtis-SmithBagatellesGuitarWilliam Kanengiser
1989Tan DunTraces IIPianoAlan Chow
1989Peter LiebersonA Little FanfareMixed chamber ensembleSan Juan Islands Festival
1988Poul RudersThroneClar/PnoH
1988Lawrence WeinerRhapsodyCello/PnoSemyon Fridman
1988George RochbergViolin SonataVln/PianoMaria Bachmann
1987Rolf Urs RinggerNocturnal BellsFlute/PianoMarina Piccinini
1987Volker David KirchnerLamento d'OrfeoHrn/PnoMarie-Luise Neunecker
1987Leon KirchnerFor Solo Violin IIViolinMaria Bachmann
1986Morgan PowellSuite ChangesTrpt/PnoDavid Bilger
1986Lee HoibyThree SongsSop/PnoMargaret Poyner
1985Ron NewmanKreditorsMarimbaDouglas Wm. Walter
1985Leslie BassettDuo ConcertanteSax/PnoSteven Jordheim
1985Anthony ColemanThe Kaspar In MeClar/PnoDavid Krakauer
1985Ellsworth MilburnEntendre EtenduCello/PnoKim Scholes
1984Ned RoremPicnic on the MarneSax/PnoJohn Harle
1984Ellen Taaffe ZwilichFantasyHarpsichordLinda Kobler
1984William Th. McKinleyDuo ConcertanteFl/PnoHelen Campo