Composer Alive: Omar Daniel

omar_bwIn 2011 our annual Composer Alive collaboration was with Canadian composer Omar Daniel. Omar wrote a new piece for the entire Palomar ensemble and sent them to us in four installments. We recorded each installment in front of a live audience as he sent them and then posted them to our website with comments from the composer.

Omar chose to write a set of short preludes and sent them two at a time, not necessarily in the order that they were premiered. In October of 2011 we gave the world premiere of the new piece and fleshed out the concert with the music of other living Canadian composers.

Palomar also traveled to Toronto to perform a concert of the music of American composers.


Recording Schedule:
First Installment recorded 6/28/11
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Preludes 1 and 4


Second Installment recorded 7/18/11
Preludes 8 and 10

Third Installment recorded 8/28/11
Preludes 6 and 11

Fourth Installment recorded 10/2/11 in London, Ontario
Preludes 2 and 5

Final Concert in Chicago The final concert took place on Sunday, October 30 at 3:00 PM in Preston Bradley Hall as part of the Sunday Salon series. Palomar will perform the World Premiere of the new piece by Mr. Daniel and play music by other living composer in Toronto as well.The concert is joint-presented by ACM and the Toronto Sister Cities committee.