April 23, 2013:
World Premiere of Jansa’s String Quartet Nr. 2 “Ghost” by members of the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Finland.
Tim is granted a commission by the Atlanta Freedom Bands to compose a new original 6 to 8 minute work for concert band in celebration of the ensemble’s 20th anniversary to be premiered during the Lesbian and Gay Band Association‘s 2013 Conference to be held in Atlanta, GA, in October 2013.
Tim Jansa is a featured composer during the 5th Singapore Chamber Music Festival at the Yong Siew Toh Conversatory of Music, Singapore, with his chamber trio “Three Miniatures for Flute, Bassoon and Piano“.
January 24-28, 2012:
Tim traveled to Washington, D.C., to attend the premiere performance of the arrangement for symphony orchestra of his Concierto Ibérico (Euphonium Concerto) with The U.S. Army Orchestra, soloist Adam Frey, and MAJ Tod Addison conducting. The Henderson State University Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble played his tuba/euph quartet “Meditation and Madness” earlier that same day.
Programs of the January 27 concerts can be found here and here, respectively.
An audio recording of the performance of the Euphonium Concerto can be found here.
September 17, 2011:
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra principal trumpet, Tom Hooten, his wife, Jennifer Marotta, accompanied by pianist Chris Chandler record Tim’s trio for two trumpets and piano “Wings – a Contemplative Fanfare“.
August 24, 2011:
Tim wraps up the final re-orchestration of his Euphonium Concerto by conducting the Georgia State University Symphony Orchestra in a reading of the work in preparation for sending the score and parts to D.C. for the January 27, 2012, performance with The U.S. Army Orchestra.
June 21 & 24, 2011:
Two of Tim’s works will be featured during the 2011 International Euphonium Institute held at and around Emory University’s Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts:
On June 21, the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra performs the 3rd movement (“Fire”) of Concierto Ibérico in its arrangement for orchestra; and on June 25, Il Brasso Magnifico will play Meditation & Madness (a 2007 IEI commission, orginally scored for tuba/euphonium quartet) in its brass ensemble version under the direction of the composer.
June 7, 2011:
An interview with composer Tim Jansa is published on http://atlantacomposers.blogspot.com.
Start of Tim’s collaboration with the Aurea Silva Trio, resulting in frequent and ongoing performances of Tim’s works during the ensemble’s chamber recitals.
May 24, 2011:
Tim Jansa is a featured composer during the Tage aktueller Musik at the Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg, Germany. Conductor Robert J. Ambrose and mezzo soprano Kathryn Hartgrove from Georgia State University travel to Germany as part of the ongoing music exchange spearheaded by Tim and Dr. Ambrose.
May 7, 2011:
Tim’s orchestral arrangement of the hymn “They’ll Know We Are Christians” by Peter R. Scholtes (1938-2009) will open the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Macon Area Habitat for Humanity at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Macon, GA.
April 27, 2011:
Performance of Three Miniatures for Flute, Bassoon and Piano at the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan.
March 13, 2011:
Tim completes a new piece for flute and accompaniment entitled “Twenty-One” in memory of the son of Sarah and Robert Ambrose; the premiere is scheduled for early fall 2011.
December 30, 2010:
Tim completes the re-orchestration of his Concierto Ibérico for symphony orchestra.
November 6, 2010:
World premiere of Wings: A Contemplative Fanfare, performed by Adam Norris and DJ Creech (trumpet) and Daniel Solberg (piano).
November 2, 2010:
Morningside Chamber Musicians premiere Tim’s new woodwind trio, Morning Sides, during a performance at the Goethe-Zentrum/German Cultural Center Atlanta. The ensemble continues to perform this piece on a weekly to monthly basis in the greater Atlanta region and the Southeast.
October 21, 2010:
After several delays, Tim’s Euphonium Concerto Concierto Ibérico finally receives its official world premiere under the baton of Robert J. Ambrose leading internationally renowned euphonium soloist Adam Frey and the Georgia State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble in a spirited, inspiring and enthusiastically received performance at the Rialto Center for the Arts in downtown Atlanta, GA.
September 13-17, 2010:
Nuremberg, Germany, based composers Vivienne Olive and Dieter Buwen visited Atlanta as part of an ongoing initiative between musicians between the cities of Atlanta and Nuremberg, spearheaded by Tim Jansa, conductor Robert J. Ambrose and percussionist Stuart Gerber.
This week of workshops and masterclasses culminated in an evening of contemporary music by Ms. Olive and Mr. Buwen, as well as Tim Jansa, Nick Demos, and Robert Scott Thompson on September 17 at the Rialto Center for the Arts; the performance was given in cooperation with Bent Frequency Contemporary Music Ensemble and members of the Georgia State Symphonic Wind Ensemble and with generous support from a CENCIA grant.
A review of this concert is available at www.ArtCriticATL.com.
May 28 – 30, 2010:
Tim attended the International Tuba Euphonium Conference in Tucson, AZ, by invitation from the International Tuba Euphonium Association.
April 22, 2010:
Concierto Ibérico named Harvey G. Phillips Award for Compositional Excellence finalist.
April 12, 2010:
Commission granted by local Atlanta ensemble, Morningside Chamber Musicians, to compose 3-movement work for woodwind trio (oboe, clarinet, bassoon) to be premiered in August 2010.
November 13-20, 2009:
Visit by Trio37 from Nuremberg, Germany. – The trio gave three concert recitals in Atlanta, including 2 solo performances and one evening during which they were joined by members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Georgia State University School of Music faculty with Robert J. Ambrose conducting. In addition to these recitals, the trio members taught mater classes at GSU.
During Trio37‘s residency, two new works by Tim Jansa were premiered: Three Miniatures for Flute, Bassoon and Piano on November 15, as well as Prelude to a Serenade on November 18.
May 20, 2009:
Performance of Septet for Winds and Percussion in the at the Hochschule für Musik (Kammermusiksaal) in Nuremberg, Germany, under the direction of the composer.
Tim is granted a commission to compose a new Concerto for Euphonium and Symphonic Wind Ensemble to be premiered in the spring of 2010.
April 30, 2009:
Performance of Jansa’s tuba/euphonium quartet Meditation and Madness in a setting for trombone quartet (3 tenor + bass) during the “Tage neuer Musik” at the Hochschule für Musik in Nuremberg, Germany.
February 20, 2009:
Premiere of Septet for Winds and Percussion, a commission by Dr. Kevin Wass of the Texas Tech School of Music, at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, with the composer in attendance.
June 19, 2008:
Three Antiphonal Fanfares, a set of 3 short fanfares for double antiphonal tuba-euphonium quartet and a consortium commission for the 2008 International Euphonium Institute at Emory University, premiered (in part) at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts at Emory University.
December 19, 2007:
Completion final orchestration of Jansa’s Symphony Nr. 1, “Pillars of Wisdom”.
September 29, 2007:
Completion of Jansa’s String Quartet Nr. 2, “Ghost”.
September 18, 2007:
Publication of Tuba-Euphonium Quartet Meditation and Madness on Euphonium.com.
July 4, 2007:
Tim wraps up massive re-orchestration project of his Stabat Mater (1991-1997) and finalizes this composition that had been nearly 17 years in the making.
June 16, 2007:
Premiere of Meditation and Madness for euphonium quartet during the 2007 International Euphonium Institute at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.
Work begins on a larger piece for wind band: Utica Sketches. This work in 3 movements is loosely based on the composer’s stay at a ranch near the small town of Utica in central Montana in the summer of 2004 – an effective rendition of his experiences in this beautiful, powerful and awe-inspiring part of the American West.
Completion of Study for Winds (a.k.a. “Winds of Change”) for wind band, written for the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony.
Tim begins work on his Symphony Nr. 1 (“Pillars of Wisdom”); the first, second and third movement are completed (albeit not yet orchestrated) by early December 2005, and the 4th movement is begun.
August 28, 2005:
Tim conducts the premiere of Sehnsucht for a cappella chorus, a commission of the DeKalb Choral Guild in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the death of German poet and playwright Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805).