Commissioned by the North Dakota Trombone Choir, Dragon Curve will be premiered at the University of North Dakota's Trombone Day on Saturday, March 4.
Additional performances by the University of Southern Mississippi Trombone Choir will be presented in Chattanooga on March 7, Knoxville on March 8, and Washington, DC on March 10.
Quincunx for tuba/euphonium quartet and wind ensemble will receive a couple of performances this spring:
To honor the Sailor and four Marines killed in the July 2015 shooting, a consortium of 68 high school, university, community, military, and brass bands joined Chattanooga composer Kenyon Wilson to create a new work for concert band. The full list of commissioning ensembles is available here.
"What music often does is give us the chance to create community, because that experience of all of us listening to this at the same time is again a memorial to those heroes." – Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke