News & Events Archive

Wednesday February 25th 2015

Ithaca College Wind Ensemble
Cond. Mark Fonder

Saturday February 21st 2015

Oxford and Cambridge University Wind Orchestras, Trinity College Chapel Cambridge
Cond. Benedict Kearns


Monday February 16th 2015

Luton Music Club, Clare Hammond Piano


Saturday January 31st 2015

Salisbury Cathedral
Romsey Singers and St John Singers, Band of the Royal Marines
Cond.  Lt. Col. Nicholas Grace

Eternal Voices

Thursday January 29th 2015

University of Toronto Wind Ensemble
Cond. Jeffrey Reynolds

Symphony No. 1 in C

Friday January 23rd 2015

Jungfrau Music Festival Interlaken Switzerland
Cond. Philippe Bach


Sunday November 16th 2014

Yale Concert Band USA

Yiddish Dances

Wednesday November 12th 2014

Oxford University Music Faculty, Oxford University Contemporary Music Ensemble

Dancing in the Ghetto
Epiphany in Venice
The Dying of the Light

June 2014

Opera Parallèle, San Francisco presents Anya17, a powerful new opera.  This American premiere takes an unflinching look at the harsh realities of modern slavery and human trafficking through the gripping story of Anya – a young woman who is coerced into slavery with the promise of a better life in the West.  Intense, moving, and not to be missed.

Friday, June 20, 2014 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 21, 2014 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 22, 2014 4:00 PM
Marines’ Memorial Theater – San Francisco in conjunction with the 2014 Opera America Conference.

ANYA17 addresses human trafficking and creates a poignant example of how the arts can be used to illuminate social issues. Anya17 is the story of a young, eastern European girl who is coerced into slavery with the promise of a better life in the West. Mr. Gorb’s innovative and powerful music explores the emotional strains of the tragic situation. Mr. Kaye’s naturalistic writing captures the true story and uplifts its content through his artistic mastery.  Led by Conductor and Artistic Director Nicole Paiement.
North American Premiere of Anya17 highlights the serious contemporary issue of human trafficking on the West Coast, USA. Experts claim human trafficking is a $32 billion industry, second in size only to the drug trade. The US State Department estimates that between 20,000 and 40,000 people are trafficked into the country each year for involuntary servitude or modern-day slavery, with San Francisco and the Bay Area ranking among the top 20 destinations according to the FBI.

Opera Parallèle is a professional, non-profit organization that develops and performs contemporary chamber operas, engaging audiences in a compelling new culture of dramatic vocal works. Anya17’s brutal tale will be told through a dramatic use of media projections inside a large half-dome representing Anya’s mind.

Opera Parallèle continues its tradition of welcoming the public to peek behind the scenes at a Sneak Preview with performance and commentary on 9 June 2014 as well as an open staging rehearsal where guests can watch the director, conductor, and singers work together in a hands-on rehearsal on June 13 at Marines’ Memorial Theater. The company’s final dress rehearsal on June 19 is open to an invited group of community-based organizations from the anti-trafficking community free of charge. There will be a panel discussion with Opera Parallèle’s artistic leaders and composer Adam Gorb on June 18.

22 June 2014

Silk Impressions: Open Rehearsal and FREE concert part of Macclesfield Barnaby Week:  Sunday 22nd June 2014 – 10:00am to 12:30pm.

Concert: 1:00-1.30pm at Christ Church, Bridge Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6EG.

Event Sponsor: King Edward Music Society, Macclesfield

Experience live orchestral music in the excellent acoustics of Christ Church and see Macclesfield’s acclaimed music society, free of charge! Following the festival’s ‘Industry’ theme, King Edward Musical Society orchestra, conducted by Anthony Houghton, perform Silk Impressions, a work composed by celebrated local composer Adam Gorb. Written in 2005 (commissioned by Anne and Scott Thomson), it’s inspired by local history and folklore with the final movement evoking the sound of the town’s now silent looms.

10 May 2014

Premiere of New Work for Piano Solo performed by Clare Hammond, East Sheen Music Club at Vale of Glamorgan Festival

12 April 2014

World Premiere of A Celebration new work by Adam Gorb commissioned by the Northern Chamber Orchestra to celebrate the 200 anniversary of the Heritage Centre in Macclesfield, Cheshire.

News article from The Manchester Evening News:
Composer Adam Gorb’s new work for Northern Chamber Orchestra to get world premiere

November 28th 2013 – February 8th 2014

Fully staged Premiere of Anya17 at The Kammerspiele des Meininger Theater in Meiningen, Germany with a Cast from Theater Meiningen.
The Meiningen Court Orchestra is one of the oldest and most tradition rich orchestras in Europe.  Founded in 1690 by Duke Bernhard I, this elite 70-strong Orchestra has attracted Composers such as Johannes Brahms and Musical Direction from such luminaries as Hans von Bülow, Max Reger and Richard Strauss. The visionary Philippe Bach has been the Music Director since 2010.

Performance dates: Nov 28th 2013, Dec 8th 2013, Dec 14th 2013, Jan 10th 2014, Feb 8th 2014.