Peri Mauer , MM, BM Manhattan School of Music, BA Bard College, graduate of the High School of Music and Art, has composed works for solo instruments, chamber music ensembles, orchestra, and theater. Her music has received performances in Bargemusic’s Here and Now Labor Day Festival, Music With A View Festival 2011, New York Composers Circle Concert of New Music at St. Peter’s Church in NYC, Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music in Bowdoin, ME, NYU Composers Forum, Sound Minds:New Music Series at the Living Theater, Manhattan Composers Orchestra, Cross Island, etc. She has composed incidental music scores to several Off-Broadway classic theater productions including Aristophanes’ “Thesmophoriazusae” and “Ecclesiazusae”, Euripides “The Bacchae”, Aphra Behn’s “The Emperor of the Moon”, and has received grants for her work from Meet the Composer, Composers Guild of Utah, and National Federation of Music Clubs.
So far in 2011, premiere performances of her music include her trio AFTERWORDS, for clarinet, cello, and piano, by Cross Island on Jan. 23rd, March 20th, and March 27th, BLOGARHYTHM: Scenes 1 & 2 for 24-piece chamber ensemble (which she also conducted) on April 1st in Music With a View 2011 Festival at the Flea Theater, RHAPSODANCE, for clarinet and piano, on the April 5th New York Composers Circle Concert of New Music at St. Peter’s Church, and BLOGARHYTHM ON THE ROCKS, for chamber ensemble, as part of Make Music New York 2011 in Central Park on June 21st.
Most recently she had 4 performances of RHAPSODANCE at Bargemusic’s Here and Now Labor Day Festival, September 1-4, 2011. In the New York Times review of the concert published September 5, 2011, Steve Smith writes ” Peri Mauer’s “Rhapsodance”, vibrantly performed by Moran Katz, a clarinetist, and Alexandra Joan, a pianist, set a tart chromatic melody dancing to frisky rhythms akin to Poulenc.”
Upcoming performances of Peri’s music include MORNING IN A MINUTE, as part of Vox Novus Concert Series at Jan Hus Church on October 30, 2011, and the premiere of PIXELIANCE, for flute, harp, and marimba, on February 5, 2012 at St. Marks Church-in-the-Bowery.
Peri is also a professional cellist and conductor, and has performed with such groups as American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Encompass New Opera Theater at Alice Tully Hall, Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Astoria Symphony, Playwrights Horizons, NYU Contemporary Players, Prospect Theater Company, Manhattan Contemporary Ensemble, American Chamber Opera, etc., and has held the position of assistant conductor of Redeemer Arts Chamber Orchestra in NYC.
Personal website: www.reverbnation.com/perimauer
Video from Peri Mauer
Morning, Night, & Noon|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBeu1yhxXog