On, January 10, 2018 TSU Director of Jazz Studies, Dr. Brian Perez performed the official world premiere of Daniel Adams’s “Eulerian Circles”. a piece Adams composed for Perez. The performance took place as part of the 41st annual International Saxophone Symposium on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.
The Robinson High School Percussion Ensemble performed the world premiere of "Village Square” a percussion quartet commissioned and conducted by ensemble director Michael Garcia at the McCormick Marimba Festival at the University of South Florida (Tampa) on January 26. The ensemble presented an additional performance of “Village Square at Robinson High School on April 23rd.
Guitarist Kenneth Kam performed the world premiere of "Quinquagenary Horizon" a solo Adams composed for him on a recital entitled “Pluck, Pluck, Pluck!” at the First Universalist Church in Rochester NY on February 21. The recital was part of the Eastman at Washington Square Thursday Lunchtime Concert Series.
Other 2019 Performances
Clarinetist Keith Koons performed Adams’s clarinet/bass clarinet solo "Of Sand and Fire" at the University of Central Florida Music Department in Orlando on March 1.
Clarinetist Katie Rice also performed "Of Sand and Fire" at the University of Texas, Tyler on March 22 and at Texas A&M, Commerce on April 11.
Adams’s "Solstice Introspect" for vibraphone trio was released by on the Navona Records CD “Sustain" (Catalog #: NV6207) on February 8. “Solstice Introspect” was recorded at Springs Theatre Studio by members of the McCormick Percussion Group, Robert McCormick, Director.
“Serpentine Glow” for bass flute was released a Phasma-Music CD entitled “HE” (UPC: 660989085599) recorded at Subway Recording Studios in Athens, Greece by flautist Iwona Glinka.
“Congruent Verses” for English Horn solo was released on an Ablaze Records CD entitled Millennial Masters Volume 9 (ar-00049). “Congruent Verses” was recorded by oboist Andrew Nogal at Windy Apple Studios, River Forrest, IL.
Alea Publishing and Recording released two versions of Adams’s clarinet solo Of Sand and Fire. Both are written for one performer alternating between soprano and bass clarinet. One version also includes a passage scored for E-flat sopranino clarinet.
Alea also released Muncie Mix, Adams’s duet for clarinet and viola. Both compositions are available online here.