Concerts

Upcoming Performances:

I am honored to have been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach and compose in Nicaragua for 2016-2017 academic year. New works for orchestra are coming soon!

March 30-April 9, 2017– I will be participating in Festival Mixtur’s Composition and Sound Experimenting Workshop, and writing a new piece for Marimba Quartet. Barcelona, Spain.

March 30, 2017 2:00 pm – La Orquesta de Cámara de la Escuela de Artes Escénicas tocará Singularidad, para orquesta. Dirección Gabriel Hernández. Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México (UAEM). Auditorio de la EAE. Toluca, Mexico.

April 22, 2017 8:00 pm– Boston New Music Initiative (BNMI) will perform A Trip Down Market Street. The Armory in Somerville, MA.

Past Shows:

February 4, 2017 7:00 pm – World premiere of Tessellations for flute, violin, cello and piano. Commissioned by the Empyrean Ensemble for a concert of Spectral Music at the  newly completed Ann E. Pitzer Center. Davis, CA.

January 19, 2017 5:30 pm– Star-mango (version for  clarinet, bassoon, trombone, violin, cello and electronics) at the Blanton Museum of Art’s Beat the Rush concert series. Austin, TX.

November 20, 2016 5:00 pm– World premiere of Singularidad, for orchestra. Performed by the UPOLI conservatory orchestra, directed by Gabriel Hernandez. Teatro Nacional Rubén Darío. Managua, Nicaragua.

June 19, 2016 3:00 pm– Performance of Star-mango (version for tenor sax, violin, guitar and electronics) at New Music on the Point. Leicester, VT.

May 14, 2016 8:00 pm– World premiere of Star-mango (version for  clarinet, bassoon, trombone, violin, cello and electronics) as part of the Keep Composers Weird Composers Residency. Museum of Human Achievement. Austin, TX.

April 23, 2016 7:00 pm– Zach Sheets and Wei-Han Wu present new works for flute and piano by Katie Balch, Ashkan Behzadi, Gabriel José Bolaños, and Clay Mettens, with support from NewMusic USA. The Lilypad Inman. Boston, MA.

April 21, 2016 8:30 pm – Zach Sheets and Wei-Han Wu present new works for flute and piano by Katie Balch, Ashkan Behzadi, Gabriel José Bolaños, and Clay Mettens, with support from NewMusic USA. Firehouse 12. New Haven, CT.

April 20, 2016 8:00 pm – Zach Sheets and Wei-Han Wu present new works for flute and piano by Katie Balch, Ashkan Behzadi, Gabriel José Bolaños, and Clay Mettens, with support from NewMusic USA. Crypt Chapel, Church of the Intercession. NYC, NY.

March, 24 2016 8:00 pm– Zach Sheets and Wei-Han Wu present new works for flute and piano by Katie Balch, Ashkan Behzadi, Gabriel José Bolaños, and Clay Mettens, with support from NewMusic USA. Kerrytown Concert Hall. Ann Arbor, MI.

March, 19 2016 7:30 pm– Zach Sheets and Wei-Han Wu present new works for flute and piano by Katie Balch, Ashkan Behzadi, Gabriel José Bolaños, and Clay Mettens, with support from NewMusic USA. Logan Center, University of Chicago. Chicago, IL.

March 15, 2016 6:30 pm – Zach Sheets and Wei-Han Wu present new works for flute and piano by Katie Balch, Ashkan Behzadi, Gabriel José Bolaños, and Clay Mettens, with support from NewMusic USA. Ciminelli Lounge, Eastman School of Music. Rochester, NY.

February 6, 2016 8:00 pm – Four in the Mix at Kaplan Theater in Houston, TX. My piece Ouroboros Miniatures with choreography by Lydia Hance will be featured on the program. Houston, TX.

February 4, 2016 7:00 pm – Isorritmia for three bongos. Performed by Andrés Pichardo-Rosenthal, Joseph Becker and Jeremy Epp. Centro de Convenciones de la Alcaldía. Jinotepe, Nicaragua.

February 3, 2016 7:30 pm – World-premiere of Isorritmia for three bongos. Performed by Andrés Pichardo-Rosenthal, Joseph Becker and Jeremy Epp. Teatro Nacional Rubén Darío. Managua, Nicaragua.

November 29, 2015Thin edge new music collective will be performing A Trip Down Market Street at The Music Gallery. Toronto, Canada.

November 19, 2015 – Zach Sheets will be premiering a piece for solo flute. Eastman School of Music. TBD.

November 13, 2015 – USF New-Music Consortium will be performing Ecosystem, winner of the NMC 2015 international call for scores. Details TBD. Barness Recital Hall. Tampa, Fl. Free!

October 13, 2015 7:30 pmZach Sheets and Vicente Alexim will be premiering Sonora, a new work for flute and clarinet. The graduate center, CUNY, 365 5th Avenue. New York. Free!

July, 2015 – As a composition fellow at Bennington Chamber Music Conference this summer, I will be writing a wind quintet. Bennington, VT.

May 16, 2015. 7:00pm – UC Davis Early Music Ensemble will perform Grottes D’Arcy-sur-Cure, a new work for choir and electronics. The Episcopal Church of St. Martin. Davis, CA.

May 1, 2015. 7:30 pm – Framed in Five in the Margaret Alkek Williams Dance Lab at The Houston Ballet Center for Dance.  This vibrant program will feature winners from the Frame Dance Music Competition: composers Joel Love (Austin), Gabriel José Bolaños Chamorro (California), and Robert Honstein (Boston). Houston, TX.

May 2, 2015. 2:00 and 7:30 pm – Framed in Five in the Margaret Alkek Williams Dance Lab at The Houston Ballet Center for Dance.  This vibrant program will feature winners from the Frame Dance Music Competition: composers Joel Love (Austin), Gabriel José Bolaños Chamorro (California), and Robert Honstein (Boston). Houston, TX.

April 26, 2015. 7:00 pm – Empyrean Ensemble will be performing string quartets by UC Davis graduate composers. Pre-concert talk at 6pm. Vanderhoef Studio Theater, Mondavi Center. $8 st, $20 a.

April 12, 2015. 3:00 pmThe Second Movement presents: Piano Trios from New Haven. Premier of two new piano trios by Gabriel Bolaños and Ben Wallace alongside Ives and Bresnick. The new works were commissioned by NewMusic4us for young student performers. Firehouse 12. New Haven, CT.

March 1, 2015 7:00 pm – Premiere of a new work for two speaking violinists: the wildly talented Soila Häkkinen and Sara Cubarsi. Värinää festival, Järvenpää, Finland.

December 8, 2014 – Tony Arnold and the Empyrean Ensemble will be performing new works by UC Davis graduate composers. Vanderhoef Studio Theater, Mondavi Center. Davis, CA. $8 st, $20 a.

October 23, 2014 12:05 pm – Daedalus String Quartet will be performing pieces by Luo, Bolaños, Acimovic and Chang. Shinkoskey Noon Concert. Vanderhoef Studio Theater, Mondavi Center. Davis, CA

October 12 – November 2 , 2014 – Lake Tahoe Sonification Project at the Nelson Gallery. Weather data from in and around the lake is crafted into sound to create an absorbing experience for all who wish to listen. In collaboration with the UC Davis Department of Music, the Tahoe Environmental Research Center and the UC Davis Department of Mathematics. Nelson Gallery. Davis, CA.

October 2, 2014 8:00 pm – Left Coast Chamber Ensemble will be performing A Trip Down Market Street as part of their Films and Interludes concert. Mill Valley, CA. Throckmorton Theater

September 29, 2014 8:00 pm – Left Coast Chamber Ensemble will be performing A Trip Down Market Street as part of their Films and Interludes concert. San Francisco, CA. SF Conservatory of Music.

August 1, 2014 7:00pm – the incredibly talented Soila Häkkinen and Sara Cubarsi perform soilasara for 2 speaking violinists. Waterville, ME. Lorimer Chapel.

July 16, 2014 7:00pm – Atlantic Music Festival Contemporary Ensemble performs Ecosystem for pierrot+percussion. Waterville, ME. Lorimer Chapel.

June 21, 2014 4:00pm – SICPP iditarod concert, hours and hours of new music!  I am honored to be participating in this summer festival with my electroacoustic piece A Memory of the Players in a Mirror at Midnight. Boston, MA. Brown Hall.

May 17, 2014. 7:00pm – UC Davis Early Music Ensemble will perform choral works by Morales, Victoria, Pablo Ortiz and Gabriel Bolaños. The Episcopal Church of St. Martin. Davis, CA.

April 6-15, 2014 – Lake Tahoe Sonification Project. This week-long installation showcases six artists’ sonic interpretations of climate data from in and around Lake Tahoe. In collaboration with the UC Davis Department of Music, the Tahoe Environmental Research Center and the UC Davis Department of Mathematics. Join us for the opening night on April 6 at 6:00pm. Third Space Art Collective. Davis, CA.

March 6, 2014: 7:30pm – Kaltchev Guitar Duo will be performing the world premiere of my Ouroboros Miniatures. Schlosskirche Bad Homburg v.d.Höhe, Germany. € 10

May 19, 2013. 7:00 pm – Empyrean Ensemble will be performing electroacoustic pieces by UC Davis graduate composers. Vanderhoef Studio Theater, Mondavi Center. $8 st, $20 a.

June 4, 2012. 7:00 pm – Empyrean Ensemble will be performing pieces by UC Davis graduate composers. Vanderhoef Studio Theater, Mondavi Center. $8 st, $20 a.

June 3, 2012. 1:00 pm – Mill Valley Philharmonic will perform Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra. Tampalpais Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Ave., Mill Valley, CA. Free.

June 2, 2012. 1:00 pm– Mill Valley Philharmonic will perform Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra. Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds Road. Sausalito, CA. Order free tickets here!

June 1, 2012. 8:00 pm –  Mill Valley Philharmonic will premier my Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra with guitarist and luithier Jack Sanders as part of their Music of the Americas concert series. Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley, CA. The piece was commissioned by Mill Valley Philharmonic. These concerts are FREE!

April 26, 2012. Davis, CA. 12:00 pm – Lyris String Quartet will be performing pieces by UC Davis graduate composers Bolaños, Cannell, Van Gils, and Shatzer. Shinkoskey Noon Concert. Free!

January 29, 2012. Davis, CA. 7:00 pm – UC Davis Symphony Orchestra will be premiering “aspirated plosives,” for orchestra, winner of the 2012 UCDSO composition competition. Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center. $8 st, $20 a.

July 28, 2011. Fontainebleau, France. 5:00 pm – Premier of my second string quartet, “Confluencias.” Chapelle de la Trinite. Free

June 2, 2011. Davis, CA. 7:00 pm – UC Davis Symphony Orchestra will be premiering “Cerro Negro,” for orchestra, winner of the 2011 UCDSO composition competition. Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center. $8 st, $20 a.

May 23, 2011. Davis, CA. 7:00 pm –Empyrean Ensemble will be performing works by UC Davis graduate composers. Premier of my first string quartet. Vanderhoef Studio Theater, Mondavi Center. $8 st, $20 a.

May 22, 2011. San Francisco, CA. 4:00 pm – Noe Valley Chamber Music Gala Finale & Silent Auction. Ann Moss and friends. I will be performing guitar and premiering a Malagueña for solo guitar. Holy Innocents Episcopal Church. 455 Fair Oaks Street. $40.

May 5, 2011, Davis, CA. 12:00 pm – Hrabba Atladottir, violin, and Michael Seth Orland, piano will be premiering works for piano and violin by UC Davis graduate composers Shatzer, Irwin, Almetus, Bolaños, Wang, and Perry. Room 115 of the music building. Free.

 

 


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