Peri Mauer Resume

PERI MAUER, COMPOSER: MM, BM Manhattan School of Music, BA Bard College, graduate of the High School of Music and Art, has composed works for solo instruments, chamber music ensembles, orchestra, and theater. Her music has received performances in Bargemusic's Here and Now Series (including the Bargemusic Winter and Labor Day Festivals), New York Composers Circle Concerts of New Music at St. Peter's Church and St. Marks Church, Composers Concordance Festival, Music With A View Festivals 2012 and 2011, Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music in Bowdoin, ME, Composers Voice Series at Jan Hus Church, NYU Composers Forum, Kaleidoscope Concert Series at WMP Concert Hall, Sound Minds: New Music Series at the Living Theater, Manhattan Composers Orchestra, Cross Island, etc. She has composed incidental music scores to several Off-Broadway classic theater productions including Aristophanes' "Thesmophoriazusae" and "Ecclesiazusae", Euripides "The Bacchae", Aphra Behn's "The Emperor of the Moon", and has received grants for her work from New Music USA Composer's Assistance Program, The Music Department of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, Meet the Composer, Composers Guild of Utah, and National Federation of Music Clubs.

Recent premiere performances of her music include RED SKY, for concert band, by the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts Junior Band, AT HOME WITH ALLEN GINSBERG: Five Songs for Baritone and Piano, at St. Peter's Church, A LITTLE NEW YEAR'S FLAIR, for solo piano, in Bargemusic's Here and Now Winter Festival 2014, RED SKY, for solo trumpet, at LeFrak Performing Arts Center, LIFE ON EARTH, for chamber ensemble, at Music With a View 2013 Festival at the Flea Theater (funded in part by the Composers Assistance Program of New Music USA), ILLUMINATIONS OF THE NIGHT, for orchestra, performed by the New York Repertory Orchestra at Church of St. Mary the Virgin (funded in part by the Composers Assistance Program of New Music USA), NUDIBRANCH FRIDAY, for violin and cello, at Bargemusic's Here and Now Series with an encore performance at Symphony Space, IN THE MOMENT, for contralto and cello, (for which she was also cellist) and BLOGARHYTHM: Scenes 1 & 2 for 24-piece chamber ensemble (which she also conducted) in Music With a View at the Flea Theater, PIXELIANCE, for flute harp and marimba at St. Marks Church in the Bowery, DUTCHESS STARLIGHT REVISITED, for cello, trombone, and guitar, in Composers Concordance Festival at DROM, RHAPSODANCE, for clarinet and piano, in Bargemusic's Here and Now Labor Day Festival, WMP Concert Hall, and New York Composers Circle Concert of New Music at St. Peter's Church, BLOGARHYTHM ON THE ROCKS, for chamber ensemble, as part of Make Music New York in Central Park, AFTERWORDS, for clarinet, cello, and piano by Cross Island, in various locations on Long Island, NY.

In the NYTimes review of Bargemusic's Here and Now Labor Day Festival, Steve Smith writes "Peri Mauer 'Rhapsodance', vibrantly interpreted by Moran Katz, a clarinetist, and Alexandra Joan, a pianist, set a tart chromatic melody dancing to frisky rhythms akin to Poulenc." In the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of New Music Connoisseur, Leonard J. Lehrman describes the February 5, 2012 world premiere of PIXELIANCE as "colorful, spirited, and expertly performed."

Upcoming premiere performances include THOUGHT'S TORSION, by Eight Strings & a Whistle at Tenri Cultural Center Novermber 21, 2014, and a piece for solo English Horn at St. Peter's Church April 21, 2014.

Also a professional cellist and conductor, she has performed with such groups as American Symphony Orchestra in Carnegie Hall. Encompass New Opera Theater in Alice Tully Hall, Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Chelsea Symphony, Astoria Symphony, Playwrights Horizons, NYU Contemporary Players, Prospect Theater Company, Manhattan Contemporary Ensemble, American Chamber Opera, etc., and has held the position of assistant conductor of Redeemer Arts Chamber Orchestra in NYC.

Updated:  August 7, 2014

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