Recent Highlights

Wednesday, June 21:  Performance by the Bowers/Fader Duo of songs from Something Permanent and Ekphrastic Songs on “Make Music New York.” Morris Park Branch of the New York Public Library, The Bronx, NY and Bloomingdale Branch of the New York Public Library, New York, NY

Thursday June 15: Performance of two scenes from The Life and Love of Joe Coogan at the Kate Light Memorial Concert. 7 p.m. the American Federation of Musicians Local 802, 322 W. 48th St. New York, NY. 10019

Monday, May 15: Performance of Shinichi Rag at Diller-Quaile School Recital, Merkin Hall, New York, NY.

Friday, May 12: Performance of “Bed” and “Rocker” from Something Permanent. Bowers/Fader duo. Composers Concordance Concert, 7 p.m. at Players Theater, 115 Macdougal, Street, New York, NY.

Friday, April 21: Humanities Center presentation of the first three scenes from Haunted, a dance opera for baritone, three dancers, string quartet, and percussion. James Bobick, baritone, Dalì Quartet, Miles Salerni, percussion. 4:15 p.m. Room 143, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University.

Sunday, April 9: Performance of “Golden Retrievals” and “Alley Cat Love Song” from Bad Pets. Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program. Pickman Concert Hall, Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA.

Thursday, April 6: Performance of “Golden Retrievals” and “Alley Cat Love Song” from Bad Pets. Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.

Friday, March 24: Performance of Finding One Self and Beyond Words at Soft Series by Jessica Bowers, mezzo and Oren Fader, guitar. Manhattan, NY.

Sunday, March 5: Premiere of Sinfonietta Italiana for woodwind quintet. Performed by East Winds. Baker Hall, Lehigh University. 

Saturday, March 4: Premiere of of Daliance, string quartet and percussion. Performed by the Dalì Quartet and Ian Rosenbaum. Baker Hall, Lehigh University.

Friday, February 3: CD Release Concert, Tenri Cultural Institute, Manhattan, NY. Sponsored by Albany Records, celebrating the release of the CD entitled Speaking of Love. Included performances of “The Song” and “Orchestra” from Speaking of Love, “Civilization and Its Discontents” from Ekphrastic Songs, “Apartment,” “Bed,” and “Rocker” from Something Permanent, “Money” from For Love or Money, Todder Riffs, Regimen Sanitatis Salerni, Autumn in Parco Querini, and Bad Pets. Performers included Yunah Lee, Annalisa Boerner, Stephen Whale, Jessica Bowers, Oren Fader, and Domenic Salerni.

Friday, October 7: Premieres of Ekphrastic Songs and Something Permanent by Jessica Bowers, mezzo soprano and Oren Fader, guitar at the Tenri Cultural Institute, Manhattan, NY.

October 2-5: Performances of Toddler Riffs by Domenic Salerni, violin and Stephen Whale, pianoforte at Dartmouth College, CUNY, and the Lyric Theater (New Haven, CT).

Saturday, August 13:  Performance of U-Turn by East Winds quintet. 2:30 p.m. National Flute Convention, Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego, CA.

Sunday, August 7:  Performances of Hugging the Shore, Le Grand Tango (Piazzolla), and Suzuki Jamboree. Dali International Festival orchestras. 4 p.m. Zoellner Arts Center, Bethlehem, PA

Saturday, August 6:  Performance of Quartet 1.5 by the three fellowship quartets at the Dali International Festival. North Penn U.C.C.  North Wales, PA.

Thursday, July 14: Performance of Alley Cat Love Song (and maybe more) by Jessica Bowers and Oren Fader. 7 p.m. Gantry Plaza State Park, Queens, NY.

Tuesday, June 21:  Performance of Alley Cat Love Song (Bowers/Fader) at Make Music NY, Bard Graduate Center, NYC

Saturday, May 7, 2016:  Performance of Finding One Self and Ekphrastic Songs by the Bowers/Fader Duo at Manhattan Plaza, New York, NY.

Monday, April 25, 2016:  Performance of Autumn in Parco Querini by violinist Domenic Salerni at Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA.

Saturday, April 23, 2016:  Performance by the Duquesne Percussion Ensemble of The Oak and the Reed.Pennsylvania Day of Percussion, Millersville University.

Sunday, April 17, 2016Performance of 2×2 4 2 by the Branderson Duo. Mindekirken Norweigan Lutheran Memorial Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

April 3, 2016: Performance of 2×2 4 2 by the Branderson Duo. O’Donnell Auditorium, NWU, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Monday, March 28, 2016: Premiere of arrangement of The Oak and the Reed for four percussion players. Duquesne University.

March 19, 2016:  Performance of Upstream About Two MilesKutztown University Wind Ensemble at the College Music Society Northeast Regional Conference, Kutztown University.

March 18, 2016:  sneak preview of two Ekphrastic Songs, settings for mezzo and guitar on poems by David Ferry. Jessica Bowers, mezzo and Oren Fader, guitar performed them  them in a  recital at the Cafe at the Society for Ethical Culture in Manhattan.

March 6, 2016:  World premiere of U-Turn for woodwind quintet by the East Winds. Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University.

March 4, 2016:  World premiere of 2×2 4 2 by the Branderson Duo, Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University.

February 21, 2016:  Performance of 2×2 4 2 by the Branderson Duo, Southwest Minnesota State University.

January 19, 2016:  Performance of Quartet 1.5 by the Zemlinsky Quartet. The Atrium, Prague, Czech Republic.

December 20, 2015:  Performance of The Old Witch and the New Moon, Young People’s Philharmonic of the Lehigh Valley Holiday Concert, Symphony Hall, Allentown, PA.

October 16, 2015: Performance of Bad Pets at the Hartford New Music Festival. The Village Theater, Hartford, CT.

October 4, 2015:  Premiere of Hoops (chamber orchestra) at Lehigh’s Sesquicentennial Block Party.

September 30, 2015: Performances of Song, Orchestra, Family Letters, For Love or Money, and the final scene from Tony Caruso’s Final Broadcast on a “Words and Music/the poetry of Dana Gioia” concert at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO.

September 20, 2015:  Performance of Black and Tan and For Love or Money at Music from Three Continents concert, Lehigh University.

September 19, 2015: Performance of Bad Pets by Poetica Musica. Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury, NY.

September 4, 2015: A Celebration of Songs and Arias. Alison Tupay, soprano and Paul Salerni, piano. Music by Schumann, Mozart. Featuring Regimen Sanitatis Salerni and Bad Pets. Lehigh University.

June 2, 2015: Solo violin recital by Domenic Salerni. Performance of Autumn in Parco Querini. Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe, Leuven Belgium.

April 29, 2015: A Celebration of Songs and Arias. Alison Tupay, soprano and Paul Salerni, piano. Music by Schumann, Mozart. Featuring Regimen Sanitatis Salerni and Bad Pets. Huguenot Memorial Church, Pelham, NY.

March 29, 2015: Performance of Bad Pets at the CMS Great Lakes Conference at Michigan State University. Christopher Mitchell, baritone, Stephanie Rea, alto flute, Ryan Thornton, guitar.

Sunday, March 22, 2015: Performance of Bad Pets on Faculty Recital by Jan Opalach, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY.

Saturday, January 31, 2015: Premiere of Family Letters, commissioned in honor of the 80th birthday of Eileen Wescoe. Patricia Risley, mezzo, SATORI Grande, Donald Spieth, conductor. Foy Hall, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA.

Sunday, January 25, 2015: Performance of String Quartet 1.5 by the Vega String Quartet on “Four Generations” a concert of music by Schoenberg, Kim, Salerni, and D’Ambrosio. Baker Hall, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA.

Sunday, January 25, 2015: Performance of The Old Witch and the New Moon for “Music for Children” concerts produced by the Loyola Marymount University Department of Music and Sinatra Opera Workshop.

November 22, 2014:  Premiere of String Quartet 1.5 by the Vega String Quartet. Also includes a performance of Regimen Sanitatis Salerni for string quartet and soprano; Stephanie Adrian, soprano . Schwartz Performance Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

October 2, 2014: Performance of Arrivals, a song cycle on five poems by Seamus Heaney as part of the Seamus Heaney celebration at the Schwartz Performing Arts Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Wanda Yang Temko, soprano, Domenic Salerni, violin, Tim Whitehead, piano.

October 2, 2014:  Performance of A Kite for Aibin, song on a poem by Seamus Heaney for soprano and string quartet as part of the Seamus Heaney celebration at the Schwartz Performing Arts Center, Emory University, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.  Wanda Yang Temko, soprano, the Vega Quartet.

September 21, 2014: Riverside Chamber Players performance of string quartet arrangements of Mendelssohn’s Songs without Words. United Methodist Church, Roswell, Georgia.

September 14, 2014:  Performances of Bad Pets and Two Partita on the faculty recital by Robin Kani, flute with Oren Fader, guitar and Jan Opalach, bass-baritone.  Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA.

May 8, 2014: Performance of Shinichi Rag for two pianos, vibes, and marimba on a recital by 4racas. Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston MA.

April 27, 2014: Performance of Upstream/About Two Miles by the Lehigh University Wind Ensemble, David Diggs, director. Baker Hall, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA.

April 25, 2014:  Premiere of Partita for trombone and harp by the Branderson Duo. Shepherd of the Lake Church, Prior Lake, MN

April 4, 2014SATORI performance of Turns, Old Chapel, Moravian Church, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

April 1, 2014:  Performances of Bad Pets and Toddler Riffs at Otterbein University’s “Humor in Music” festival. 8:00 pm, Riley Auditorium, Battelle Fine Arts Center, Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio.

March 6-7, 2014: GENERAZIONI, A Mini-Festival featuring the music of Paul Salerni. Murray State University, Murray Kentucky. Two concerts in two evenings including performances of Autumn in Parco Querini (solo violin), For Love or Money (song cycle on poems by Dana Gioia for soprano, violin, contrabass, piano, percussion), Shinichi Rag (arrangement for clarinet and piano), Bad Pets, song cycle on poems by Doty, Frost and Gioia for baritone, alto flute, and guitar, and Toddler Riffs (violin and piano).

November 17, 2013: Performance of Shinichi Rag for tenor saxophone, marimba, and xylophone at Keene State University, Keene, New Hampshire.

July 14, 2013:  Interlochen Philharmonic performance of Upstream/About Two Miles at Kresge Auditorium, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, Michigan.

May 18, 2013: Soprano Yunah Lee recital performance of Regimen Sanitatis Salerni. Kirkland Chapel, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, NY.

April 2, 2013:  PERMONIK (female youth choir from the Czech Republic) performance of Alleluia at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York, NY.

February 3, 2013:   Wilmington Community Orchestra performance of The Old Witch and the New Moon. The Music School of Delaware, Wilmington, Delaware.

January 16, 2013: Philadelphia Brass performance of Many Happy Returns. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach, VA.

November 24, 2012:  Premiere of Many Happy Returns, a piece for brass quintet commissioned by the Philadelphia Brass and the Candlelight Concert Series. Smith Theater, Howard Community College, Columbia, MD.

November 17, 2012: Chiaroscuro, a concert of chamber music by Jan Jirasek and Paul Salerni featuring the Vega String Quartet and friends. Included on the program were Jan’s new string quartet (Fragile Balance) commissioned by the Quartet, his piece Forgotten Metaphor (violin/piano) and the following pieces of mine:  Generation (soprano, string quartet)–the world premiere of a song cycle on poems about family by Annie Reiner; Up and Dancing (alto sax, contrabass, string quartet)–a piece about Domenic at the age of one; Regimen Sanitatis Salerni (soprano/string quartet)–a song cycle on Italian poems about a healthy diet; The Animal Struck with the Plague (bass clarinet/string quartet)–a movement from my recent ballet FABLES; and Turns (flute, guitar, string quartet).  Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA.

November 9, 10, 11, 2012:  The Life and Love of Joe Coogan, one-act opera on an episode from the Dick Van Dyke show written by Carl Reiner and adapted by librettist Kate Light. This one-act “sitcom” opera was paired with Douglas Moore’s one-act “soap opera” opera called Gallantry. The performance was by the Otterbein University Opera Theater. Batelle Fine Arts Center, Otterbein University, Westerville, OH.

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