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Summit Brass: American Tribute
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new dw conducting videos uploaded
DATE OF EVENT: Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
See Dan Welcher conduct the UT New Music Ensemble in works of Don Freund
and Robert Paterson, as well as older videos with the UT Symphony.

videos of dan welcher conducting
DATE OF EVENT: Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
Beethoven: EGMONT Overture

Beethoven: SYMPHONY #5 in c minor

Bach: AIR from the Third Orchestral Suite

Welcher: VENTI DI MARE for oboe and chamber orchestra
welcher lecture on libretto-writing, hendrix college
DATE OF EVENT: Thursday, January 24th, 2013
YouTube: The Yellow Wallpaper (lecture)

Click here to watch a 50:00 lecture on the process of converting a short story
into an opera libretto, THE YELLOW WALLPAPER. Contains 21:00 of the music.
world premiere: museon polemos for two string quartets
DATE OF EVENT: Friday, September 28th, 2012
Two world-renowned string quartets, the Miro and the Shanghai Quartets,
teamed up on Friday, September 28 at 8:00 in the McCullough Theater at the
University of Texas, for the world premiere of Dan Welcher's MUSEON POLEMOS
("War of the Muses"). This 26-minute proto ballet, inspired by the
Stravinsky/Balanchine ballets of the 1930s and 40s, pits two rival teams against
each other. The two quartets are spatially separated on stage, each with its own
musical character and identity.

The premiere took place in a sold-out house, and was a huge success. Both the
Shanghai Quartet and the Miro Quartet are eagerly promoting the work, and
plans for a commercial recording are being formulated.
upriver for wind ensemble premiered!
DATE OF EVENT: Sunday, March 6th, 2011
Conductor Timothy Paul led the University of Oregon Wind Ensemble in the world premiere of UPRIVER, a fourteen-minute work inspired by the Lewis and Clarke "Voyage of Discovery". The piece celebrates Voyageurs, native Americans, and hardy soldiers with music actually sung and played on the expedition. Scores and parts now available from Theodore Presser Company.
new promotional video clip on youtube
DATE OF EVENT: Sunday, November 21st, 2010
The Yellow Wallpaper is Dan Welcher's third opera. Completed only three months ago, it is now awaiting a world premiere production---which hasn't yet been scheduled. The Theodore Presser Company posted this video on YouTube. Give it a look!

more kudos for symphony #5
DATE OF EVENT: Friday, January 1st, 2010
From the "best of the year" highlights from the Austin Chronicle, in the January 1st edition:

Welcher: SYMPHONY #5", Austin Symphony Orchestra

"A Symphony of the old school - sweeping, lush, robust - scored with notable complexity by local hero Dan Welcher, whose dear friend Peter Bay propelled its premiere to stirring heights through ASO's full-bodied performance. A work I'm eager to hear again."
-Robert Faires
new website launched: wind band select
DATE OF EVENT: Monday, August 3rd, 2009
You may listen to all of Dan Welcher's wind ensemble works on this new website, launched by Theodore Presser Company and Carl Fischer, Inc.
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new recording released!
DATE OF EVENT: Saturday, August 1st, 2009
The Cassatt String Quartet's brilliant new recording of all three of Dan Welcher's string quartets was released August 1st by Naxos American Classics (catalogue 8.559384).
symphony #5 wins two awards!
DATE OF EVENT: Monday, June 1st, 2009
Dan Welcher's SYMPHONY #5, which premiered on May 1 and 2 of this year, was
awarded OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL COMPOSITION at the annual Austin Critics
Table Awards ceremony on June 1st. Additionally, it garnered an award for
premiered it under the direction of its Music Director, Peter Bay.
new dw conducting videos uploaded
See Dan Welcher conduct the UT New Music Ensemble in works of Don Freund and Robert Paterson, as well as older videos with the UT Symphony.


Email: dwelcher1@me.com

Mailing Address:

Dan Welcher
Butler School of Music
2406 Robert Dedman Drive, Stop E 3100
Austin, Texas 78712