ROBERT A. BAKER

 

 composer | theorist | conductor

 

 


 


Robert began conducting in 1990, initially working with sacred choral music for over a decade. After gaining several early orchestral conducting opportunities by 2000, his focus gradually shifted towards specializing in instrumental music, and 20th- and 21st-Century repertoire in particular.

Since then, Robert has conducted over thirty contemporary works, including fourteen premieres, for various ensembles in Canada and the United States, and c
urrently he is director and conductor of the Washington DC-based Newprism Ensemble.

Below is a list of contemporary music conducted (mostly) since 2012.






Contemporary Music Conducted

 

COMPOSER TITLE ENSEMBLE DATE
       
Abrahamsen, Hans Schnee SONAR  Jan 2015

Baker, Robert A.

curve*

Newprism

Apr 2017
  Faustus Songs
... and wondrous strange snow*
Valence IV* 
Blue Surface*
Aspects of the Hawk*
Chamber Concerto (#1)*
(recording session)
SONAR
Newprism
SU Guitar Ensemble
toneART
toneART
May 2015
Jan 2015
Oct 2012
Apr 2012
Mat 2002
May 2001

Bentz, Nicholas

a night sky consumed in light*

SONAR

Nov 2015
  Dismantled Embankments* SONAR Apr 2015

Cerrone, Christopher

Invisible Overture

SONAR

Apr 2016

Chase, Ryan

Stargazer

SONAR

Nov 2015

Chou, Wen-Chung

Twilight Colors

CUA CME

Apr 2016

Chu, James

Doll Works*

SONAR

Apr 2016
  Untitled* SONAR Apr 2015

Feldman, Morton

Four Instruments (1975)

CUA CME

Dec 2016
  Routine Investigations CUA CME Dec 2015
  Projection 2 Newprism Oct 2012

Grisey, Gérard

Talea

Newprism

Oct 2012

Hevia, Lonnie

By the Light of the Stars

SONAR

Jan 2014

Hosokawa, Toshio

A Song from Far Away

Newprism

Apr 2017

Kong, Xulu

For Ten Instruments*

SONAR

Apr 2015

Mincek, Alex

poco a poco

SONAR

May 2014

Murail, Tristan

Feuilles à travers les cloches

CUA CME

May 2016

Nobles, Jordan

On a Mote of Dust Suspended in a Sunbeam

CUA CME

Dec 2016

Olivier, Ryan

Magis

CUA CME

Jan 2014

Pazdziora, Eric

Doctor Milliner's Marvelous Musical Flying Machine

CUA CME

Jan 2014

Posner, Andrew

Saudade*

SONAR

Apr 2015

Sciarrino, Salvatore

Infinito Nero

SONAR

Jan 2014

Sherr, Lawrence

Flame Language

CUA CME

Jan 2014

Sørensen, Bent

The Deserted Churchyards

Newprism

Apr 2017

Stravinsky, Igor

Septet

toneART

May 2001

Zare, Roger

The Tell-Tale Heart*

SONAR

May 2015
       

* World premiere
CUA CME = Catholic University of America Contemporary Music Ensemble
SU = Salisbury University, MD

 

 



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