World Premieres

The eclectic repertoire of ALIAS concerts reflects the diverse interests of its musicians, who select the works that they will perform each season. The resulting performances include works from all time periods, but there is a particular focus on new and unusual works. A complete listĀ of repertoire is also available. Composers are encouraged to submit works, and may contact us for details, but the choice of repertoire is ultimately up to the individual musicians. For more information on repertoire or commissions, please contact the Artistic Director.

Upcoming World Premieres

John Marvin

Trio for oboe, English horn and piano (2015/2016 Season)

Past World Premieres

Daniel Elder
“The Ties Eternal” commissioned work (5.06.15)

Conni Ellisor
String Quartet (5.06.15)

Chris Farrell
String Quartet No. 2 (5.06.15)

Kenji Bunch
26.2 for horn and string trio (03.03.12)

Chris Farrell
“Three Portraits” for string quartet (05.22.13)

Gabriela Lena Frank
Hilos for clarinet, violin, cello and piano (10.01.10)

John Marvin
Sonata for oboe and piano (02.16.13)

Paul Moravec
“Amorisms” for clarinet, string quartet, and SSATB voices (05.07.14)
* Commissioned by ALIAS, Portara Ensemble, and Nashville Ballet *
Always, Always for baritone, clarinet and string quartet (11.11.09)

Larry Lapin
Rhythm Changes Everything for piano trio (10.4.07)

Caroline Shaw
Cantico delle creature for soprano, violin, baroque cello, and piano (10.22.13)

Piotr Szewczyk
Half Dimished Scherzo for string quartet (2.4.06)

Matt Walker
“Grooves” for string quartet (05.07.14)
Yo-Yo Joe for two cellos (05.22.13)
Arabian Blues for clarinet, English horn viola and cello (05.17.12)
Squaretet for 4 cellos (5.23.09)
Audition Swing (2.4.06)
Quartet for cello, clarinet, marimba, and bass (5.19.05)
Fiddle Swing (2.22.04)
Flugelblues / Flugelbop (2.16.03)

Stephen Taylor
What Falls Away is Always (5.4.03)

Sean WatkinsĀ (Grammy-winning guitarist)
The Garfield House (5.4.03)