Upcoming premieres, performances and projects:
21 November 2021. Cellist Alberto Martos is writing his doctoral dissertation on my music for cello. For its presentation next year, he’s asked me to compose a cello solo piece for him. I started the work last week and it’s 2/3 complete. December 2: the work is finished.
Red letter day! Found out today that my concerto for marimba and 9 instruments, Visit Spain!, will be premiered on 29 December at the Philharmonic Society of Bilbao by percussionist Conrado Moya and the Bilbao Sinfonietta. And, my choral Offertorium, part of a collaborative Requiem Mass, will be premiered by the Coro Nur here in Madrid on 23 November.
2021/2022: New CD on IBS Classical by the Trío Musicalis featuring my trio for bass clarinet, violin and piano, Big Fun.
September 2021; Have just finished writing a piece for the Metamorphoses Trio: Jean Johnson (clarinet), Roeland Jagers (viola) and Ilona Timchenko (piano), to be premiered during the 2022-2023 season.
July 2021; Completed a new commission from the Spanish National Orchestra for its chamber music Satélites series to be premiered on 7 June 2022; for flute, percussion, violin, viola, cello and double bass.
February 2021; Have completed a chamber opera, with a Spanish libretto I’ve written, based on a short story by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Having acquired the necessary rights, the playwright/lyricist Patrick Ellsworth and I have created the musical Wild Strawberries, based on the Ingmar Bergman film. The 19 songs and the script were completed in 2019.
October 2022: World premiere of my scenic oratorio El laberinto errante performed by Transbaroque in their new space, Café Teatro Transbaroque (Madrid). I’ll be narrating and conducting.
16 October – 7 November 2021 Una sonrisa sin gato (suite) comes back to the Sala Gayarre of Madrid’s Royal Opera House; Tickets/Entradas
10 September 2021: World premieres of En vida and Alma, buscarte has en Mí; Anna Kabrera, soprano and Duncan Gifford, piano; Casa de Valencia, Madrid
24 June 2021: World premiere of The Intruder, my 4th string quartet, by the New York-based Momenta Quartet. Virtual concert streamed online and presented by the Americas Society.
17 April – 9 May 2021 Una sonrisa sin gato (suite) with choreography by Ferran Carvajal, decor and costumes by Elisa Sanz, presented by Madrid’s Royal Opera House; members of the Madrid Youth Orchestra; dancers: Sara Sanz, Anna Serra, Daniel Arencibia https://www.teatroreal.es/es/espectaculo/una-sonrisa-gato-suite
2021: Offertorium for SATB chorus; Coro Nur; Church of the Comillas Pontifical University, Madrid.
16 December 2020: Un beso; dance theater; Teatro Fernán Gómez, Madrid; text, Jorge Grunberg Merlin; stage direction, Rita Cosentino; violin, David Merlin; dance and choreography, Guadalupe Torres; recitation, Cecilia Ceriani;
17 February 2020: Judith Jáuregui performs Study in Stride at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, Spain.
25 November 2019: Judith Jáuregui performs Study in Stride at the Víctor Villegas Auditorium and Congress Center in Murcia, Spain.
The Plural Enemble will be premiering my The Time Between on their Fall 2019 Spanish National tour: 14 Octuber, Sevilla – Festival Encuentros Sonoros, Espacio Turina; 10 November, Zaragoza – Festival de Ensembles, Auditorio de Zaragoza; 17 November, Palma de Mallorca – PHONA, Cicle de Noves Musiques de Mallorca
28 May 2019: Judith Jáuregui performs Study in Stride at the Residencia Universitaria Caja Badajoz in Badajoz (Spain).
18 May 2019: The Once and Future New Yorker: The Music of José Luis Greco; Wonderland, Some of My Best Friends Are (world premiere), When the World Was Still… (world premiere), These Dreams of You (world premiere); Risa Renae Harman, soprano; Mira Khomik, violin; Andy Lin, viola; Kate Dillingham, cello; Nelson Ojeda, piano; 8th Annual Queens New Music Festival; The Secret Theatre; 4402 23rd St, Long Island City, NY; https://www.ram-nyc.org/events/nelson-ojeda-presents-the-once-and-future-new-yorker-the-music-of-jose-luis-greco
13 March 2019: Joaquín Fernández (cello) and Joan Castelló (percussion) perform The Jewel of Istanbul at the Auditorio Nacional (Madrid) in the Satélites series of the Orquesta Nacional de España.
25 January 2019: Judith Jáuregui performs Study in Stride at the Auditorio Hospedería Fonseca in Salamanca (Spain).
3 January 2019: World premiere of Los payos también cantan (piano trio) by the Trío Arbós at the Auditorium of the Music Conservatory of Israel in Tel Aviv.
27 October 2018: Trío Musicalis performs Big Fun, for bass clarinet, violin and piano, in the Festival de Música de Tres Cantos at the Auditorio de Tres Cantos (Spain).
12 October 2018: World premiere of The Last Bohemian interpreted by Antonio Lapaz, clarinet; Mikolaj Konopelski, cello; and Duncan Gifford, piano; Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Brno, Czech Republic.