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Black Cedar Trio Performs in San Francisco

Fresh Mint and Russian River Portraits are performed at annual concert at the S.F. Library on June 20 by Black Cedar Trio.

A Limited Run of CDs of Concerto Anacapa Released

A short run of 50 CDs was re-mastered and produced, using the electronic studio version of David's first piano concerto.

Eight Works for Guitar Duo/Trio

A collection of small chamber works for guitar and flute/alto flute or bass flute and cello have been recently completed, inspired by work with the Black Cedar Trio. Hear versions on Music

Something Suite
Blue Jeans, Blouse & Army Boots
Fresh Mint
Spiral Stones
Dusk at the Pier
At a Busy Intersection (arrangement)
At the Subway Stairs (arrangement)
Russian River Portraits

SF Chamber Players concerts

The San Francisco Chamber Players will include two movements of Street Scenes in upcoming performances at Dominican University [Oct 2014] and St Marks in San Francisco [Jan 13, 2015].

At a Busy Intersection Premieres

The San Francisco Chamber Players will premiere piano quartet At a Busy Intersection in San Rafael in October 2013.

Sounds New Music Ensemble Performance

The annual concert of new music presented by the Sounds New Music Ensemble in the Berkeley area will be featuring Heli Elu Seitse for their March 2013 program.

David will be bring a bit of the Musical Arts to Schools

David was awarded a regional grant from ACMC/GASP to introduce Music into the curriculum in a series of guest artist presentations at the local junior high and high schools in the Ukiah valley during Spring semester.

Adjoining Room: a new CD of chamber music

David Smith has just released a new CD; music also on itunes and Amazon.

140 Composers collaborate to create a single work honoring John Cage centennial (2012)

David Smith is one of 140 composers to contribute to a work envisioned by Ensemble Business. Each composer created a variation on a theme by Erik Satie. These were combined into a single score and performed by E. B. Find the results here!

Steve Lin and Kris Palmer will present concerts in Ft. Bragg and Ukiah

Russian River Portraits by David Smith will be a featured work of the upcoming program series by Black Cedar Duo, consisting of award-winning soloists Steve Lin and Kris Palmer. The concert features musical selections with a water theme from many composers. Two performances will be in Mendocino county on Nov 3 (Ft. Bragg) and Nov 4 (Ukiah).

Deep Valley Chamber Music Series continues into its 5th season (2012)

With a full board and some years of momentum, DVCMS continues into its 5th season 2012-2013, providing top notch performers from nearby and abroad, including the Afiara Quartet, the Merling Trio, the Tilden Trio, the Alexander String quartet, Avenue Winds, the Ives Quartet and many others.

Russian River Portraits completed

I wrote this duo for guitar and alto flute expressly for Steve Lin and Kris Palmer; three episodes describing the beautiful Russian river that winds through Mendocino and Sonoma counties. Performance is anticipated next year.

Performance of the Neon Trio

Joel Cohen, Holly Fagan and Elena Casanova introduced David Smith's piano trio "Neon Trio" for violin, cello and piano at the DVCMS fundraiser in August of 2011.

Commissioned trio for winds is premiered at DVCMS

John and Nancy Buechstenstein commissioned a work that became Three Daughters: Allison, Laura and Caitlin. Three movements for wind trio featuring respectively flute, horn and clarinet; these instruments are the ones studied by the three young women. Hear it here.

Wind Trio selected by Sounds New Ensemble

David Smith's Heli Elu Seitse is performed as part of the annual concert of new music with the Sounds New chamber ensemble. Trio performers: Deborah Schmidt (flute), Richard Mathias (clarinet), Cathy Allen (cello)

Avenue Winds premiers David's quintet

Woodwind quintet Avenue Winds from the San Francisco bay area includes my wind quintet "New Beneath the Snow" on their program for the Deep Valley CM Series.

Vigil for Iraq, Poetry and Choral Music
(Oct 2009)

An evening concert of music and poetry by local artists honoring the dead, the wounded, the grieving, and the dispossessed. The show will feature two new choral works Prayer for Iraq by David Rounds and Three Fingers of Light by David Smith. In each case the lyrics were co-written in collaboration with fine poets: David Smith-Ferri & David Rounds, and Theresa Whitehill & David Smith.

The Ukiah Valley Madrigal Singers will be singing, and Benj Thomas will narrate. Clovice Lewis, Jeff Ives and Burton Segall will play the viola, cello and bass in Three Fingers of Light. David Smith-Ferri and Theresa Whitehill will read as well.

Friday, October 16 at the Ukiah Players Theatre, 1041 Low Gap Road, 7:00 p.m.

You can hear an instrumental preview on line of “Light.”

Veiw the performances on Vimeo of “Three Fingers of Light” and Prayer for Iraq.

Jammin' in the 21st Century
(Jun 2009)

Read the article "Jammin' in the 21st Century" by Dot Brovarney, based on an interview with me about composing music collaboratively with others around the world.

Musae Womens Chorus and Bossa Five-O
(May 2009)

Musae women’s vocal ensemble presents The Road Home, a concert with Bossa Five-0, and will be premiering a commisioned work “It’s Muse Light” by David Smith as part of the program.

Concerts are May 30,31

Event and map info...

Radio Interview with Pippa Thomas

David joins host Pippa Thomas in the studio during her show “Music Without Borders” at KZYX Public Radio on May 25, 2009.

Article about the Show (below)

See the article in the Lake County News about the concert (Thanks to Bernie Butcher, host and promoter).

Wind Trio at the Tallman Hotel
(Mar 2009)

Lake county wind trio will perform at the Tallman Hotel in Upper Lake California. The performance will include a piece of David’s When Time Expands, arranged for bassoon, bass clarinet and English horn (Ann Hubbard, Nick Biondo, Beth Aiken).

Mar 27: 6pm hors d’oeuvres, 7-ish concert

YouTube Video link. Local digital audio link.

Concerto Anacapa Premiere
(Feb 2009)

David’s Concerto Anacapa for Piano and Orchestra will be premiered by Elena Casanova and the Ukiah Symphony at the Mendocino College Performing Arts Center, 1000 Hensley Creek Road, Ukiah Calif.

Feb 21, 8pm (Sat)
Feb 22, 3pm (Sun)

Debut CD Release
(Jan 2009)

David Smith has released a CD titled
Beyond the Verge: Chamber Music for Winds

Meet the Composer Event

David Smith will be one of two composers featured at a.Muse Gallery in San Francisco on Nov 8, 2008. The Musae Womens Ensemble is sponsoring this event to introduce the commissioned composers.

Photos from the MTC event.

New Chamber Music Series

Founders David Rounds and David Smith create the
Deep Valley Chamber Music Society, and launch a chamber music series. The first concert of the 08-09 season is Sep 20, 2008. More info...

Only Twelve Notes

My blog of art and music on the web (onlytwelvenotes.blogspot.com)


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