Finished my new piece “Bordello Nights” for Wind orchestra!

Today, I finally finished my new composition Bordello Nights for wind orchestra featuring a small jazz ensemble (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, piano, bass, and drums). The piece was commissioned by Tom Leslie for a premiere by the UNLV wind orchestra (University of Nevada, Las Vegas.) I’m very excited to introduce the piece at the wind orchestra readings in a couple of weeks!
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Eastman New Jazz Ensemble performs “Seattle Skies” and “Overdrive”

On Wednesday April 8th at 8PM, the Eastman New Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dave Rivello premiered new big band piece Seattle Skies along with a revised version of my first big band piece Overdrive. This version of Seattle Skies is scored for woodwind doublings and features Colin Gordon on soprano saxophone. I wish I could have been there to hear the performances live – they did an amazing job!
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Lviv Philharmonic performs “Tone Poems of Ethereality”

Tonight at 7PM, the Lviv Philharmonic Academic Symphony Orchestra in the Ukraine will be performing my orchestra piece Tone Poems of Ethereality under the direction of Taras Krysa. I wish I could be there to see/hear what I’m sure will be a wonderful performance! Lviv Phil infoTone Poems of Ethereality for Orchestra - FULL SCORE - pg 2Tone Poems of Ethereality for Orchestra - FULL SCORE -pg. 3Tone Poems of Ethereality for Orchestra - FULL SCORE - pg 14

Photo shoot with Sean Gutierrez in LA on March 21, 2015

Here are some of the photos from my photo shoot with photographer Sean Gutierrez. I’m so incredibly happy with these and excited to share!
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DSC02381_DxO copyIn addition, Sean also took professional photos of one of my students, Dimitri Carabas. Here is a photo of us at the Union Train Station in LA:

 

 

 

 

 

And, finally, here are some fun photos of all of us from the weekend: At the Max Richter concert and at brunch selecting the photos!

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Premiere of “Remember” at the 2015 Hildegard Festival

The California State University, Stanislaus Concert Chorale under the direction of Dr. Daniel Afonso gave a beautiful…

Posted by Jennifer Bellor, composer on Friday, March 27, 2015

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Working on my new wind orchestra piece – “Bordello Nights”

This weekend in addition to my photo shoot in LA, I have also been working on my new wind orchestra piece for Tom Leslie and the UNLV wind orchestra, which will feature a jazz combo. The piece is called “Bordello Nights.”

Enjoying some Greek coffee, and regular coffee, while composing my new piece for wind orchestra!

Posted by Jennifer Bellor, composer on Saturday, March 21, 2015

Drummer Jim Riley from Rascal Flatts visited with my students at UNLV

Happy to have Jim Riley from Rascal Flatts working with my classes today!

Posted by Jennifer Bellor, composer on Thursday, March 5, 2015

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Premiere of Seattle Skies by the Rita Collective!

Congratulations to the Rita Collective on a fantastic concert! I'm listening to the concert right now online, and was…

Posted by Jennifer Bellor, composer on Sunday, February 8, 2015

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Henderson Symphony Orchestra premieres “Tone Poems of Ethereality”

Tone Poems of Ethereality for Orchestra - FULL SCORE - pg 2Tone Poems of Ethereality for Orchestra - FULL SCORE -pg. 3Tone Poems of Ethereality for Orchestra - FULL SCORE - pg 14The Henderson Symphony Orchestra gave a wonderful performance of “Tone Poems of Ethereality” for orchestra under the direction of Taras Krysa on Friday, February 6 at the Henderson Convention Center!
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Florida State University Festival of New Music!

I had an incredible time at the Florida State University Festival of New Music, and wanted to share the recording of the FSU SaxoChoir performing the piece, along with some photos from the festival!