Muncie Mix Duo Violet (Elizabeth Crawford clarinet and Katrin Meidell,viola) performed the premiere of “Muncie Mix” on a February 2 recital Agricola Finnish Lutheran Church in Toronto, Ontario (Canada).
"just ain't no such thing as dying" Percussionists Carlos Ibarra and Joseph Jackson performed the premiere of "...just ain't no such thing as dying" for percussion duo at Southeastern Oklahoma State University (Durant) on March 15. The duet is a tribute to the late Gregory Lenoir Allman (Greg Allman), who co-founded the Allman Brothers Band along with his brother Duane, who preceded him in death by over four decades.
Eulerian Circles Brian Perez, Director of Jazz Studies at Texas Southern University (Houston) performed the premiere of “Eulerian Circles”, an unaccompanied alto saxophone solo that Daniel Adams composed for him. The performance was part of the TSU Fall 2018 Faculty Recital (Houston).
Other 2018 performances
LeTriel White performed of "Of Sand and Fire" for unaccompanied clarinet as part of the Texas Southern University Faculty Performance Seminar on February 1.
On March 6, the Brentwood (TN) Academy Percussion Ensemble performed “Talea” under the direction of Joe Smyth.
Marta Plominska (flute) and Allen Muresan (guitar) performed “Refractive Variants” at the Lee and Thomas Beam Music Center (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) on March 17.
Percussionist Jared Coller performed "Pentagonal Waves" for timpani solo (five drums) on his Senior Recital at Valparaiso University (Indiana) on March 24.
Christopher Nichols (clarinet) and Christy Banks (bass clarinet) performed the duet “Reflecting Pool” in the Gore Recital Hall at the University of Delaware campus (Newark, DE) on March 25.
The Georgia State University Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Stuart Gerber performed "Diffusion Two" for snare drum quartet on April 3 at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta.
Clarinetist Trevor Davis performed “Of Sand and Fire” at for clarinet and bass clarinet (one player) at Ruston Artisans in Ruston, Louisiana as part of New Music on the Bayou on May 31.
“Transitory Liaisons” for four bass clarinets and percussion ensemble Royal Northern College of Musicin Manchester, UK conducted by faculty clarinetist Sarah Watts with the assistance of Simone Rebello, director of the RNCM percussion ensemble on June 7
On October 8, 2018, Timothy Bonenfant performed Adams’s clarinet solo “Of Sand and Fire” on a Faculty Recital at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas.
Oboist Andrew Nogal performed Adams’s “Congruent Verses” for English Horn solo at the joint 2018 National Meeting of the College Music Society and the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors in Vancouver, BC, Canada on October 13.
Adams also presented a paper at the same conference entitled “Textural, gestural, and thematic contrast in Stephen Chatman’s ‘Quiet Exchange’ for clarinet and two suspended cymbals. The presentation included a video of Daniel Adams performing the cymbal part for “Quiet Exchange” with clarinetist LeTriel White on a November 2017 Faculty Recital at Texas Southern University.