Apr
14
8:00 PM20:00

Daniel will premier Emma Lou Diemer Commission with the USC Oriana Women's Choir

Daniel will premier a commissioned work by composer Emma Lou Diemer with the USC Oriana Women's Choir. The commissioned work, Evening Promise, is a setting of a poem by Paul Willis, former poet laureate of Santa Barbara.  The premier will take place in Oriana's joint concert with the USC Apollo Men's Chorus on April 14, 2018 at USC's Newman Recital Hall.

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Nov
21
7:30 PM19:30

Daniel Conducts Corigliano's Fern Hill

Daniel will present John Corigliano's Fern Hill (version for choir and chamber orchestra) with musicians of the USC Thornton School of Music. Daniel will share this graduate conducting recital with some of the masters students of the USC Choral program as well.  Concert will take place in USC's Jeanette MacDonald Recital Hall at 7:30pm. Admission is free.

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Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

USC Oriana Women's Choir and Apollo Men's Chorus in Concert

Daniel joins DMA colleagues Rina Ritavoiu and Irene Apanovitch-Leites in leading the women of the Oriana Women's Choir in a concert of music by Mendelssohn, Bernstein, Britten, Emma Lou Diemer, and others. The Apollo Men's Chorus will also perform the second half of the concert. Concert to take place in USC's Newman Recital Hall at 8pm. 

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Oct
7
9:00 PM21:00

SCSBOA Annual String Day

Daniel will present on pedagogical techniques in teaching cello students in the classroom at SCSBOA's annual String Day. The Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association hosts several events throughout the year to support student and teacher growth in music education. This is the third annual String Day that SCSBOA has hosted.

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Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

Daniel Accepted Into Lilly Graduate Fellow Cohort

Daniel has been accepted as a member of the tenth cohort of Lilly Graduate Fellows.  The Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts  "seeks to strengthen the quality and shape the character of church-related institutions of higher learning in the twenty-first century." As a member of an interdisciplinary cohort consisting of Ph.D and doctoral students from schools including USC, Yale, and Fordham University, Daniel will participate in annual conferences and monthly online colloquiums discussing questions in art, music, literature, philosophy and religion and how they relate to teaching and higher education.

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Aug
28
2:00 PM14:00

Daniel Joins the USC Thornton Chamber Singers

Daniel will join the USC Thornton Chamber Singers for its upcoming season.  Currently under the direction of Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe, the ensemble has served as USC's premier choral ensemble since first forming in 1939, and have performed with musicians as varied as Jeffrey Kahane, James Conlon, and Elton John.   This season includes performing Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Pacific Symphony, led by Carl St. Clair, and touring in Poland, Estonia, and Lithuania.

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Dec
24
9:00 PM21:00

He Emptied Himself: Evergreen Baptist Church SGV Christmas Eve Service

Daniel directs He Emptied Himself, a musical, dramatic, and theological meditation on the emptying of Christ's incarnation with the musicians, artists, dancers, and pastoral staff of Evergreen SGV. Works include Victoria's "O Magnum Misterium," and a premier of Daniel's "Agnus Dei." Admission is free and open to the public.

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Jun
28
to Jul 17

Conductors Retreat at Medomak with Kenneth Kiesler

Daniel studied with Kenneth Kiesler at the Conductors Retreat at Medomak, an intensive three week program consisting of coaching, score study, aural skills and movement training, including a final concert with all the participants conducting Beethoven 9, Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun,  Mahler's Ruckert Lieder, and Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony.

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Dec
24
9:00 PM21:00

Light and Life to All He Brings: Evergreen Baptist Church SGV Christmas Eve Service

Daniel directs Light and Life to All He Brings, a musical, dramatic, and theological meditation on the twin Christmas themes of light and life, taken from the opening of St. John's Gospel, with the musicians, artists, dancers, and pastoral staff of Evergreen SGV. Performances included Vivaldi's "Gloria in Excelsis Deo", Lauridsen's O Nata Lux, Ji-Hoon Park's "Gloria" from Missa Brevis No. 2 (Lightning Bug Mass), and more!

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Dec
6
3:30 PM15:30

Advent Organ Series at Trinity Episcopal, Santa Barbara

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Organist and Composer Emma Lou Diemer premiers Advent organ prelude, Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence on Trinity Episcopal, Santa Barbara's Advent Organ Series. Recital will also feature other Santa Barbara composers including David Gell, Mahlon Balderston, and Emma Lou Diemer.

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