David Schiff: Composer, Author, Teacher

Upcoming performances and premieres:

David Schiff, composer: a celebratory retrospective. 
Three star-studded concerts of my music at Reed College! 

March 12, 2019. Tonight we improvise! Singing in the Dark and Road Maps with jazz greats Myra Melford and Marty Ehrlich and 45th Parallel Universe. Kaul Auditorium, 8pm. Pre-concert conversation with Robert McBride, 7 pm. 

April 23, 2019. A concert of peace and love. Peace and All About Love with acclaimed singers Hai-Ting Chinn, mezzo-soprano, and Thomas Glenn, tenor, the Reed College Collegium and Fear No Music. Kaul Auditorium, 8 pm. Pre-concert conversation with Robert McBride, 7 pm. 

April 25, 2019. Shifrin (and friends) play Schiff. Co-presented with Chamber Music Northwest. Vashti, Scenes from Adolescence, and Divertimento from Gimpel the Fool, with clarinetist David Shifrin, musical director of CMNW, mezzo-soprano Hai-Ting Chinn and musicians from Chamber Music Northwest. Kaul Auditorium, 8pm. Pre-concert conversation with Robert McBride, 7pm. 

4 Sisters comes to Chicago! 

May 11 and 13, 2019. Legendary jazz violinist Regina Carter and the Chicago Sinfonietta, Mei-Ann Chen, conductor, perform 4 Sisters. May 11, 8 pm in Wentz Concert Hall, Naperville, IL; May 13 at 7:30 pm in Symphony Center, Chicago. 

July 6 and 8. World premiere: Chamber Concerto for Clarinet and ensemble. Commissioned by Chamber Music Northwest and dedicated to David Shifrin.

Recent premieres: 

Six Songs Without Words for piano, commissioned by Portland Piano, International, performed by Vladislav Kosminov 

Blues Birders, commissioned by the Oregon Symphony, performed by James Shields, bass clarinet and Carin Miller Packwood, bassoon. 

Allemande en rondeau for solo cello, commissioned and performed by Nancy Ives, principal cello, Oregon Symphony. 

My latest book:

Carter. Oxford University Press.