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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 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 […]


Pat’s new CD on Navona released

Pat’s second CD, Brass Rail Blues, has now been released on Navona Records. It features settings of texts by poets Anne Sexton, Cathy Ann Elias, James Morehead, Ian Morehead, and Alaskan poets Sheila Nickerson, Peggy Shumaker, and Frank Buske, sung by thre wonderful singers — Susanna Phillips, Julia Bentley, and Alicia Berneche. It also features […]


Works by Pat Morehead published by Jeanné, Inc.

The woodwind publisher Jeanné, Inc. has selected certain works by Pat Morehead to be published over the next few years.


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.


MAVerick Ensemble performs O Rubor Sanguinis

Pat Morehead’s work for clarinet and cello Variations based on O Rubor Sanguinis will be performed on February 24 by the MAVerick Ensemble. See details on their website at www.maverickensemble.org.


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 […]


CUBE plays two works by Pat Morehead

On Monday, June 18, 2012 two of my works were performed by CUBE on a concert at Pianoforte Chicago, 408 S. Michigan ave., titled “Vanishing Points/Quantum Leaps.” The two works included a world premiere of a new work for double bass and speaker, The Stutterer, a setting of a poem by Chicago poet Nina Corwin (pictured). It will be performed […]


Prairie Portraits at Katerina’s

On Saturday, June 23, 2012 my piece Prairie Portraits in the version for saxophone and piano was premiered at Katerina’s, 1920 W. Irving Park Rd, Chicago, as part of their Summer Art-Music Series. This concert featured visiting artist Athanasios Zervas (pictured) – composer, saxophonist, and assistant professor at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki Greece – along with Philip Morehead, piano. A versatile piece, it has now […]


Pat Morehead featured at IDRS Conference

On Saturday, July 7, 2012 three pieces of mine were performed at the IDRS (International Double Reed Society) conference at Miami U, Oxford, Ohio. The three pieces are: Conversations for oboe and percussion Elegy for English horn and piano Meditation and Exultation (dedicated to Alicia in honor of the Virgin Mary) for solo oboe d’amore Alicia Cordoba Tait, oboe, […]


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 […]


Pat’s newest work, Metropolis for full orchestra, premiered

Pat’s newest work, Metropolis for orchestra, was premiered by the Chicago Metropolitan Orchestra (formerly the Chicago Businessmans’ Orchestra), which commissioned the work. The premiere took place under the baton of music director Russell Vinick on Sunday, November 13, 2011, in Gottlieb Hall of the Merit School of Music in Chicago. For information on the orchestra, […]


Pat Morehead to work with Chamber Opera Chicago

Pat will be orchestrating arrangements of period works for Chicago Chamber Opera’s production of Jane Austen’s “Persuasion”


Sempre un giorno nuovo

Pat’s newest composition –“Sempre un giorno nuovo” — was just premiered in Chicago by soprano Henriët Fournie.


Pat speaks at Medieval conference

Pat presented “From the Twelfth Century to the Twenty-First Century on being a Composer” at the conference of the International Society of Medieval Music held May 13-15, 2011 at the University of Western Michigan, Kalamazoo, for the Hildegard von Bingen Society. She has given this popular presentation on several other occasions in the recent past.


Music of Pat Morehead featured in school production

Portions of Pat Morehead’s Disquieted Souls and Conversations were used during the imaginative stage production of Alice at the Walter Payton College Prep, Chicago, February 2011. The director, Kerry Catlin, had heard the works when they were performed on WFMT by CUBE Contemporary Chamber Ensemble.


Athens Saxophone Quartet performs Morehead “Event Horizon”

Pat’s saxophone quartet and a paper on Ralph Shapey presented at Society of Composers conference.