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James Freeman, Professor Emeritus (Music)

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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2005. 3 Premieres + A Masked Ball. Performed at Trinity Center, Philadelphia, by Orchestra 2001, April 3.
Performance included: Sextet for String Quartet, Double Bass, and Piano by R. Wernick, Le bal masque by F. Poulenc, Whirl's End by M. Wagner, and Mourning Sea by A. Wernick.
Also performed at: Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, April 10.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2005. Dawn Upshaw Meets 2001. Performed at Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, by D. Upshaw and Orchestra 2001, January 30.
Performance included: Airs for Winds and Strings by A. Wilder, and songs by G. Mahler, C. Debussy, and W. Bolcom.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2005. Mozart's Zaide - Completed!. Performed at Trinity Center, Philadelphia, by Orchestra 2001.
Performance included: Overture to Mozart's Zaide by P. Schickele, and Zaide by W.A. Mozart.
Also performed at: Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, March 20.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2005. Music of Gerald Levinson.
Recording for compact disc performed by Orchestra 2001. Albany, NY: Albany Records. TROY742.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2004. Commissions for a Cure. Performed at Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, by Orchestra 2001, April 26.
Performance included: Oedipus Rex and Excerpts from The Art of the Ground Round by P.D.Q. Bach, and The Long Bright by A. Clearfield.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2004. Crumb's Songbook in NYC. Performed at Miller Theater, New York, by Orchestra 2001, November 14.
Performance included: A Journey Beyond Time and The River of Life by G. Crumb.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2004. Discovery Concert. Performed at Curtis Institute, Philadelphia, by Orchestra 2001, May 23.
Performance included: New songs by G. Black, L. Dugan, L. Kozik, J. Nelson, and S. Seyfried; Fetes galantes I by C. Debussy; and Poemes pour mi by O. Messiaen.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2004. Latin Masterpieces. Performed at Trinity Center, Philadelphia, by Orchestra 2001, March 20.
Performance included: Harpsichord Concerto by M. de Falla, Cancionero sefardi by R. Sierra, Ventana by L. Prado, How Slow the Wind by O. Golijov, and Bachianas Brasilieras no. 5 by H. Villa-Lobos
Also performed at: Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, March 21.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director, Conductor, and Pianist. 2004. Orchestra 2001 Plays Crumb. Performed at Fresh Ink Series, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, by Orchestra 2001, October 7.
Performance included: Music for a Summer Evening and The River of Life by G. Crumb.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2004. Piano Summit!!!. Performed at Trinity Center, Philadelphia, by Orchestra 2001, November 19.
Performance included: Concerto for Piano, Strings and Timpani by C. Abramovic, Moses: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra by D. Finko, and Arrangements and Improvisations after Beethoven's Diabelli Variations by U. Caine.
Also performed at: Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, November 21.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2004. Prayers, Poems, and Pierrot. Performed at Trinity Center, Philadelphia, by Orchestra 2001, February 21.
Performance included: Prayers from the Ark by J. Yannatos, Three Poems of Stephane Mallarme by M. Ravel, and Pierrot lunaire by A. Schoenberg.
Also performed at: Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, February 22.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2003. Along the Silk Road. Performed at Trinity Center, Philadelphia, by Orchestra 2001, September 20.
Performance included: Suite for Violin, Piano, and Small Orchestra by L. Harrison, Ceremony I: Traditional Music for Pipa and Erhu by P. Chihara, Three Tunes for Pipa and Erhu by B. Sheng, Funebre by R. Vali, and Flute Moon by B. Sheng.
Also performed at: Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, September 21.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2003. Carnegie Hall Debut Concert: Works by G. Crumb. Performed at Carnegie Hall, New York, by Orchestra 2001, December 13.
Performance included: An Idyll for the Misbegotten, A Little Suite for Christmas, A.D. 1979, and Unto the Hill.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2003. Chinese Visions. Performed at Trinity Center, Philadelphia, by Orchestra 2001, March 1.
Performance included: Sparkle by C. Yi, Nature and Spirit by Z. Long, The Vision of Hildegard von Bingen by M. T'Chi Chen, and Concerto for String Orchestra and Pipa by T. Dun.
Also performed at: Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, March 2.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2003. England in Bloom. Performed at Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, by Orchestra 2001, April 5.
Performance included: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings by B. Britten, The Paces: Concerto for Piano and Ensemble by J. Matheson, The Lark Ascending by R. Vaughan Williams, and Les lluminations by B. Britten.
Also performed at: Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, April 6.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2003. Hamelin Plays Stravinsky. Performed at Trinity Center, Philadelphia, by Orchestra 2001, December 6.
Performance included: L'histoire du soldat by I. Stravinsky, Black Sounds by G. Rochberg, and Concerto for Piano and Wind Orchestra by I. Stravinsky.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2003. Isbin Encore. Performed at Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, by Orchestra 2001, January 25.
Performance included: Guitar Concerto by A. Vivaldi, Harp Concerto by D. Finko, Celestial Turnings by T. Davidson, and Troubadours: Guitar Concerto by J. Corigliano.
Also performed at: Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, January 27.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2003. Journeys and Spirituals. Performed at Trinity Center, Philadelphia, by Orchestra 2001, November 15.
Performance included: A Journey Beyond Time by G. Crumb, and Traditional African-American Spirituals.
Also performed at: Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, November 16.
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Freeman, J., Conductor. 2003. Time and the Bell, for Piano and Chamber Ensemble. Performed at Slowind Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia, October 29.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2002. Celebrating 20th Century Poland. Performed at Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, by Orchestra 2001, March 2.
Performance included: Divertimento for Strings by G. Bacewicz, La novella d'inverno by M. Ptaszynska, Venetian Games by W. Lutoslawski, and Symphony no. 3 by H. Gorecki.
Also performed at: Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, March 3.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2002. Gunther Schuller: Third Stream Genius. Performed at Trinity Center, Philadelphia, by Orchestra 2001, April 20.
Performance included: Symphony no. 30 by W.A. Mozart, Nocturne by A. Dvorak, Concerto da camera by G. Schuller, and Symphony no. 45: The Farewell by J. Haydn.
Also performed at: Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, April 21.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2002. Mahler to Crumb. Performed at Trinity Center, Philadelphia, by Orchestra 2001, October 5.
Performance included: Primordial Fantasy by D. Crumb, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by C.Debussy and arranged by A. Schoenberg, Songs of a Wayfarer by G. Mahler and arranged by A. Schoenberg, and ...Unto the Hills by G. Crumb.
Also performed at: Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, October 6.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2002. Mixed Doubles. Performed at Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, by Orchestra 2001, December 13.
Performance included: Concerto Grosso no. 3 by A. Schnittke, Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra by B. Bartok, and Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Orchestra by J. Brahms.
Also performed at: Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, December 14.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2002. Voices of the Earth. Performed at Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, by Orchestra 2001, February 2.
Performance included: Ancient Voices of Children by G. Crumb, and Das lied von der erde by G. Mahler and arranged by A. Schoenberg.
Also performed at: Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, February 3.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2001. Anni Baker Celebratory Concert. Performed at Trinity Center, Philadelphia, by Orchestra 2001, April 4.
Performance included: La novella d'inverno by M. Ptaszynska, Echoes of Time Past by T. Musgrave, and Concerto for Flute, Strings, and Percussion by M. Wagner.
Also performed at: Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, April 8.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2001. Gilmore and Mary Roelofs Stott Concert. Performed at Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, November 11.
Performance included: Serena Canin and Friends, To Sleep, To Dream by K. Fitch, and Trout Quintet by F. Schubert.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2001. Myth and Madness: Two New Operas. Performed at Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, by Orchestra 2001, October 27-28.
Performance included: Naomi in the Living Room by J. Holland and C. Durang, and Sukey in the Dark by T. Whitman and N. Anderson.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2001. Performance with the Mendelssohn Club. Performed at Holy Communion Church, Philadelphia, by Orchestra 2001 with the Mendelssohn Club, May 5.
Performance included: Integrales by E. Varese, Quadruple Triangles by D. Finko, Memento Mori by D. St. Pierre, and Les noces by I. Stravinsky.
Also performed at: Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, May 6.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2001. Poem of Triumph and Redemption by P. Maneval, and Symphony no. 4. by G. Mahler. Performed at Trinity Center, Philadelphia, by Orchestra 2001, February 14.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2001. Sharon Isbin and the Spanish Guitar. Performed at Trinity Center, Philadelphia, by Orchestra 2001 with S. Isbin, September 22.
Performance included: Andantino from the Posthorn Serenade, K. 320 by W.A. Mozart, Concert de Gaudi by C. Rouse, An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise by P. Maxwell Davies, and Concierto de Aranjuez by J. Rodrigo.
Also performed at: Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, September 23.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2001. Violin Concerto by E. Taaffe Zwilich, and Symphony no. 4. by G. Mahler. Performed at Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, by Orchestra 2001, February 12.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2000. Benefit Concert. Performed at Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, by Orchestra 2001, March 4.
Performance included: Piano Concerto by A. Schnittke, first public showing of the Four Oaks Foundation film Orchestra 2001 in Russia, and Serenade in C for Strings by P. Tchaikovsky.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2000. Celebrating Aaron Copland's 100th Birthday. Performed at Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, by Orchestra 2001, September 24.
Performance included: First Light by R. Danielpour, Kaddish-Requiem by R. Wernick, Catena by L. Nelson, and Appalachian Spring by A. Copland.
Also performed at: Trinity Center, Philadelphia, September 27.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2000. Chant des rochers.
Recording for compact disc performed by Orchestra 2001.
Performance included: Chant des rochers by G. Levinson, Double Concerto for Violin, Oboe, and Chamber Orchestra by S. Stucky, Fromm Septet by D. Finko, and Variations for Cello and Chamber Ensemble by D. Crumb. New York: Composers Recordings.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2000. Collage on B-A-C-H by A. Paert, Violin Concerto by D. Finko, and Symphony no. 14 by D. Shostakovich. Performed at Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, by Orchestra 2001, January 22.
Also performed at: Trinity Center, Philadelphia, January 23.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2000. Concert with Colorado String Quartet. Performed at Ethical Society Auditorium, Philadelphia, by Orchestra 2001 with the Colorado String Quartet, April 1.
Performance included: Piano Quintet by A. Schnittke, Mother Goose Suite by M. Ravel, and Trout Quintet by F. Schubert.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2000. Flower of the Mountain, by S. Albert. Performed at Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, by Orchestra 2001, May 6.
Also performed at: Trinity Center, Philadelphia, May 7.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2000. Four Hindu Poems by M. Delage, For the Morning of the World by G. Levinson, Concerto in Slendro by L. Harrison, and Two Poems from the Sung Dynasty by B. Sheng. Performed at Trinity Center, Philadelphia, by Orchestra 2001, November 11.
Also performed at: Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, November 12.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2000. Night of the Four Moons, by G. Crumb. Performed at Trinity Center, Philadelphia, by Orchestra 2001, September 22.
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Freeman, J., Composer. 2000. Ori, for String Quartet. Performed at Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, by Orchestra 2001 in collaboration with choreographers S. Friedler and S. Hess, April.
Also performed at: Silesian Dance Theatre, Bytom, Poland. June.
2001. North/South Consonance, New York.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2000. Peter and the Wolf by S. Prokofief. Performed at Trinity Center, Philadelphia, by Orchestra 2001 with the Mum Puppettheatre, June 3.
Also performed at: Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, June 4-6.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 2000. Sonata Notturna by N. Maw, Danses: Sacrée et profane by C. Debussy, Concertino for Oboe, Trumpet, and String Orchestra by J. Krzywicki, and Double Bass Concerto by D. Anderson. Performed at Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, by Orchestra 2001, February 19.
Also performed at: Trinity Center, Philadelphia, February 20.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 1999. Celebrating George Crumb's 70th Birthday. Performed at Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, by Orchestra 2001, October 23.
Performance included: Quest by G. Crumb, G.H.C.! by T. Whitman, here of amazing most now by G. Levinson, Night of the Four Moons by G. Crumb, Night for George by J. Higdon, Madrigal: Ah, Cruel Amarallis by J. Freeman, Tintinnabulum by M. Wagner, Paradise with You by J. Reise, Ciacona Notturna by J. Primosch, and Mundus Canis by G. Crumb.
Also performed at: Trinity Center, Philadelphia, October 24.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 1999. Gilmore and Mary Roelofs Stott Concert. Performed at Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, by Orchestra 2001, November 21.
Performance included: Doubles by N. Brooke, Time and the Bell... by G. Levinson, and Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, K. 219 by W.A. Mozart.
Also performed at: Trinity Center, Philadelphia, November 21.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 1999. In C by T. Rily, Four Rueckert Songs by G. Mahler and arranged by P. West, Two Declamations by R. Schumann and arranged by J. Freeman, and Variations for Cello and Chamber Ensemble by G. Crumb. Performed at Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, by Orchestra 2001, February 7.
Also performed at: Church of St. Luke and the Epiphany, Philadelphia, February 8.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 1999. Quiet City by A. Copland, Eclipse Musings by A. Read Thomas, Concertino for Two Pianos, Eight Hands by T. Chudova, and Sparrows by J. Schwantner. Performed at Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, by Orchestra 2001, May 2.
Also performed at: Academy of Music, Philadelphia, May 3.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 1999. River Song by R. Maggio, Symphony, Op. 21 by A.Webern, A Little Suite for Christmas, A.D. 1979 by G. Crumb, and Chamber Symphony, Op. 9 by A. Schoenberg. Performed at Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, by Orchestra 2001, February 27.
Also performed at: Academy of Music, Philadelphia, March 1.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 1998. Septet by J. Primosch, Time and the Bell... by G. Levinson, Musica Celestis by A.J. Kernis, and Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, K. 365 by W.A. Mozart. Performed at Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, by Orchestra 2001, November 15.
Also performed at: Academy of Music, Philadelphia, November 16.
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Freeman, J., Artistic Director and Conductor. 1998. The Black Swan, a Chamber Opera in Two Acts. Performed at Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, by Orchestra 2001, September.
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