John Plant, composer

Performances in 2015-2018

2018

February 18, 2018. Faustus: a SaxOpera. Chamber version for saxophone, piano, and harp. Joshua Thomas, saxophone; Megan Sesman, harp; Patrice Newman, piano, Evans Hall, Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut, 3 p.m.

February 2, 2018. Faustus: a SaxOpera. Chamber version for saxophone, piano, and harp. Joshua Thomas, saxophone; Megan Sesman, harp; Patrice Newman, piano. Russell House, Wesleyan University. Middletown, Connecticut, 7.30 p.m.

2017

November 25, 2017. Earthsea Sonata, for clarinet and piano. Dominic Desautels, clarinet; Tina Chong, piano. Cecilia Concerts, Halifax, Maritime Conservatory of the Performing Arts. Première.

July 11, 2017. Faustus: a SaxOpera. Chamber version for saxophone, piano, and harp. Jennifer Bill, saxophone; Yoshiko Kline, piano, Franziska Huhn, harp.  Tanglewood Faculty Recital, Trinity Church, Lenox, Massachusetts. U.S. premiere of chamber version

June 10, 2017. A deep clear breath of life. Jennifer Bill, saxophone; John Plant, piano. Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, Vermont.  

May 27, 2017. Voices Answering Back: The Vampires. Premiere of choral setting of Lawrence Raab's poem. Coastal Voices, conducted by janet Gaskin. Musquodoboit Harbour United Church, Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia.

May 15-16, 2017: Insomnia. Talisker Players, with Ilana Zankarin, soprano. Toronto  Canadian première

March 11, 2017: Faustus: a SaxOpera. Michael Couper, saxophone; San Diego State University Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Shannon Kitelinger. Don Powell Theatre SDSU, San Diego, California. 7.30 p.m. 

February 18, 2017. Faustus, a SaxOpera. Chamber version for saxophone, piano, and harp. Tristan de Borba, saxophone; Jennifer King, piano; Ellen Gibling, harp. North American Saxophone Alliance conference, Mt. Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick.  Première of chamber version

February 10, 2017, Faustus: a SaxOpera. Tristan de Borba, saxophone; Acadia University Wind Ensemble, cond. Dr. Mark Hopkins. Shattering the Silence Festival 2017.  Canadian première

2016

December 1, 2016. Sunday, 4 A.M., Suzie LeBlanc, soprano; Blue Engine String Quartet. Music Toronto, St. Lawrence Concert Hall, Toronto.

November 16, 17, 18, 20. Faustus: a SaxOpera. Joseph Murphy, Mansfield college Wind Ensemble cond. Dr. Adam Brennan. Performances at Jersey Shore, Dover, Ephrata, Blue Ridge, and Lackawanna Trail High Schools; at Keystone College and at Mansfield College, all in Pennsylvania.

November 13, 2016. Sunday, 4 A.M. Suzie LeBlanc, soprano; Blue Engine String Quartet. Cecilia Concerts, Halifax, N.S.

October 6, 2016. Faustus: a SaxOpera. Premiere. Jennifer Bill, saxophone; Boston University Wind Ensemble, David Martins, conductor. Tsai Center, Boston University, 8 p.m. A WWCPCF commission (World Wide Concurrent Premieres Commissioning Fund). 

August 26, 2016. Sunday, 4 A.M. Suzie LeBlanc, soprano; Blue Engine String Quartet. St. James Anglican Church, Mahone Bay, N.S.

2015

December 10, 2015. A deep clear breath of life, Tristan de Borba, saxophone; Simon Docking, piano. University of Toronto. Doctoral recital.

December 2, 2015. A deep clear breath of life, Tristan de Borba, saxophone, Simon Docking, piano. The Music Room, Halifax
November 19, 2015. A deep clear breath of life. Tristan de Borba, saxophone; Simon Docking, piano.  Denton Hall, Acadia University. Canadian premiere.
October 31, 2015, Insomnia; Michael Couper, saxophone; Yungee Rhie, soprano; ChoEun Lee, piano.  Premiere Carnegie Hall, New York.
October 21, 2015. A deep clear breath of life. Michael Couper, saxophone; Katie Reimer, piano.  Merkin Hall, New York (Concert Artists Guild gala finalists' concert)
October 4, 2015   Piano Quintet, Premiere in an all-Plant concert; with Blue Engine String Quartet, Marcia Swanston, mezzo-soprano, and Jocelyne Fleury, percussion.  Cecilia Concerts, Halifax. Other works in concert: Somnus et Amor; Canciones del alma; Romance sonambulo; transcription of Haydn's Arianna a Naxos

May 22-23, 2015: I will fly like a bird, Opera Nova Scotia, Halifax. Stage premiere

May 6, 2015: A deep clear breath of life; Michael Couper, saxophone, ChoEun Lee, piano.
Smith Recital Hall, San Diego State University.
May 12-13, 2015: Invocation to Aphrodite, Andrea Ludwig, mezzo-soprano. Talisker Players, Toronto
February 3, 2015. Premiere of String quartet, Blue Engine String Quartet, The Music Room, Halifax