2016 World Premieres
Refractive Variants for alto flute and guitar received its premiere performance on the March 13 concert of the Guitar and its Friends Music Festival at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. Refractive Variants was performed by the EOS DUO (Kimberlee Goodman, flute and Karl Wohlwend, guitar) for whom it was composed. Adams gave a brief lecture about the piece to the Otterbein composition students immediately prior to the concert.
Vertices for clarinet ensemble (with saxophone and bassoon) received its premiere on January 10 as the featured commissioned work on the Effortless Clarinet/Saxophone Ensemble Recital hosted by Richard Nunemaker Studios at the University of St. Thomas Cullen Hall. Reynaldo Ochoa conducted the performance.
Tim Justus performed the premiere of Coalescence Two for trumpet solo on the March 17 concert of the College Music Society South Central Chapter Conference held at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. Gordon Hicken performed Adams’s Pentagonal Waves for timpani solo on the March 18 concert of the conference.