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Bassoonist Nadina Mackie Jackson performs “Come Dance with me”

Oct 11 7:00: Nadina Mackie Jackson presents. Patricia Morehead, Come dance with me the dance of life for bassoon and string ensemble. Also on program: APOLLO X. Concerto for electronic bassoon with strings and percussion. Nadina Mackie Jackson, solo bassoon; Paul Frehner, conductor; Out of This World Orchestra. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave.. 416-453-7607. $50; […]


New choral work by Pat Morehead to be premiered by Highlands Festival Singers

A Summer Rain for chorus to be premiered


Happy Birthday, Canada! A Concert of Music by Patricia Morehead

Happy Birthday, Canada! A concert of works by Patricia Morehead


New work by Morehead to be premiered by Trio Bravo

Toronto’s Trio Bravo will premiere a new trio for clarinet, violin and piano, Retro Variations, at the St. Barnabas Anglican Church at 361 Danforth Ave., Toronto, on Sunday, November 13, 2016. The performers will be Daniel Kushner, violin, Terry Storr, clarinet, and Philip Morehead, piano.


Morehead performed at Campbell University

Pat Morehead will present a two-day residency October 26-27 at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina, at the invitation of composer/pianist Betty Wishart. Ms. Morehead will present a composition master class and will be represented on a concert of music by living composers with four works: Prairie Portraits, Adagissimo, Multiples, and Meditation and Exultation. […]


Morehead work premiered at Florsheim Mansion in Chicago

On Saturday, October 15, pianist Sebastian Huydts performed the world premiere of a new work by Patricia Morehead, Secret Path, at the historic Florsheim Mansion in Chicago, Illinois, as part of Open House Chicago. The work was presented under the auspices of the contemporary music group Access Contemporary Music.


Max Lifchitz to perform Pat’s “Episode”

The National Association of Composers, USA, East Coast Chapter, will present a free concert of chamber music by living American composers, “Spring Serenade,” on Monday, May 9, 2016, at 8PM at the Christ and St Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St, New York, NY. The program will include pianist Max Lifchitz performing Patricia Morehead’s Episode […]


ACM presents “Gaudí” with music by Pat Morehead and others

On March 11, 2016, Access Contemporary Music, founded in Chicago but now branching out to New York City, presented its popular Sound of Silent Music program at Symphony Space in New York, featuring the film “Gaudí” with music by Patricia Morehead, Ryan Ingebritsen, LJ White and Larry Axelrod performed live by a small ensemble conducted […]


75th Birthyear Concert for Pat

a concert of music by Patricia Morehead in honor of her 75th birthyear was presented in benefit of Homes First on Friday, October 2, 2015 at Grace Church on-the-Hill in Toronto in lieu of gifts donations welcome donate online: https://www.donationaid.com/pieces-of-pat   the concert was streamed live and is available for viewing on YouTube (search “pieces […]


Music of Patricia Morehead featured on Sacred Concert

Four works by Patricia Morehead were featured on “Sacred Music Concert: A Musical Pilgrimage in Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary” presented by oboist/scholar Alicia Cordoba Tait and others at St. Procopius Abbey in Lisle, IL, on March 24, 2013. The concert was part of the Seventh Annual Benedictine Pedagogy Conference and consisted of sacred […]


Prairie Portraits performed in Athens, Greece

Athanasios Zervos, alto saxophone, and Monica Andrianopoulou, piano, performed beautifully Pat’s Prairie Portraits in Athens, Greece on February 5th, 2013, at Nakas Hall. The work, originally written for English horn and piano, is very effective on saxophone and is available from Jeanné, Inc.


Hanging from the Edge

Pat Morehead’s Elegy, new works by Sarah J. Ritch and John Elmquist, and music by Howard Sandroff, Elliott Carter  and Karheinz Stockhausen will be featured in a concert on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 3PM at the University of Chicago under the sponsorship of the Renaissance Society, in Fulton Recital Hall, Goodspeed Hall 4th fl., […]


“Variations” for solo piano

Esteemed pianist Jeffrey Jacob (who has recorded the complete piano music of George Crumb) has released his performance of Pat Morehead’s Variations for solo piano as part of his series “Contemporary American Eclectic Music for the Piano” on the New Ariel label. Described by the Warsaw Music Journal as “unquestionably one of the greatest performers […]


Meditation and Exultation (2012)

Patricia Morehead’s newest work is a piece for oboe d’amore solo dedicated to Alicia Cordoba Tait in honor of the Virgin Mary. About Meditation and Exultation – my oboist friend Alicia Cordoba Tait is a Marian scholar at Benedictine University. We are long-time friends (she’s a fine oboist, of course). I am lucky that I […]


Metropolis for orchestra

Metropolis (2011) for Orchestra (14 min.) was commissioned and premiered by conductor Russell Vinick of the Chicago Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. The composer writes: Metropolis is inspired by several sources. The first movement is motivated by the concept of building an imaginary city and was inspired by a late night viewing of the Fritz Lang silent […]


Disquieted Souls (2009)

Disquieted Souls (2009) was commissioned by Carolyn Hove, English horn soloist of the LA Philharmonic for EH solo, string quintet and woodwind quintet. (14 min.) It was premiered by the composer on English horn with North South Consonance, Max Lifchitz conducting (2009) in NYC at St. Stephen’s Church and performed recorded with Carolyn Hove with CUBE in June 2010.


Ladders of Anxiety (2007)

Ladders of Anxiety (2007) for flute, string trio and guitar commissioned and premiered by flutist Clare Chase of Ice. It has been performed on WFMT with Caroline Pittman as soloist with the Avalon String Quartet (13 min.) Ladders of Anxiety for flute/alto flute, guitar and string trio is dedicated to the incomparable Claire Chase and ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble).


Pulsars and Tango (2006)

Pulsars and Tango is dedicated to Seth Boustead, Artistic Director of Access Contemporary Music, Chicago. It is my first string quartet and expresses my interest in the universe beyond the bonds of earth and my passion for the dance.


Cityscape (2004)

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Cityscape (2004) for Orchestra (10 min.) was commissioned and premiered by conductor Russ Vinick of the Chicago Businessmen’s Orchestra and is recorded on ERM Media, ERM-6811 by the Kiev Philharmonic, Robert Ian Winston conducting Cityscape is an ode to Chicago, with its skyscrapers and unique skyline —we were […]


The Handmaid’s Tale (1998)

The Handmaid’s Tale (1998) was commissioned by two internationally known pianists – Ursula Oppens and Aki Takahashi in celebration of American Women Composers Midwest 15th anniversary at Pick Staiger Hall at Northwestern University, Evanston.


Elegy (1996)

Elegy (1996) for English horn and piano was premiered at the University of Chicago by CCP with the composer performing. (7 min.) It has since been performed many times by English hornist Carolyn Hove and Alicia Cordoba Tait. The work is also available for viola, clarinet, or alto saxophone. It is to be published by Jeanné, Inc.


The Edible Flute (1993)

The Edible Flute was inspired by Canadian author, Margaret Atwood’s novel The Edible Woman. Atwood deals with the issue of Woman as the nurturing sex and the inner demands that this makes on her.


Alaskan Songs (1989-92) for voice, clarinet and piano

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Alaskan Songs (1989-92) for voice, clarinet and piano was premiered by American Women Composers and has been since performed many times including Poland by many different singers. (18 Min.) This set of songs by Alaskan poets was commissioned by mezzo-soprano Suzanne Summerville, Professor of Music at the University […]


Triptych (1992) for Soprano and String Quartet

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Triptych (1992) for Soprano and String Quartet (18 min.) was first premiered at the International Composers Festival in Tailloires, France and has been performed and recorded by CUBE with soprano Susanna Phillips (2008). It was a finalist in the Brandeis Women Composers Competition (2007). Triptych is a setting […]