Author Archives: Guidonian Hand

New Composer-in-Residence for 2012-13

In our continuing efforts to expand the repertoire for trombone quartet, we are excited to announce that Alex Weiser will join Jeremy Howard Beck as Composer-in-Residence for the 2012-13 Season.  The Hand will premiere the first movement of Alex’s quartet this August and the rest of the work will be premiered in installments throughout the course of the coming season.  You

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Bang on a Can Marathon Performance Twitter Reaction!

We were overwhelmed by the Twitter response to our performance at the Bang on a Can Marathon!  Here are some highlights: River To River ‏@R2RFestival Jeremy Howard Beck’s triumphant piece “Awakening” has the audience spellbound. Epic trombones! Rob Deemer ‏@robdeemer I loves me some trombone quartet – esp. Jeremy Beck’s “Awakening” performed by Guidonian Hand. Piece kicked my ass mightily…#marathon2012

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Premiering New Works

Tireless advocates for new music, this adventurous ensemble collaborates frequently with living composers on compelling new works for the repertoire.  Most recently, the Hand premiered four new pieces, written especially for them by composers Gary Philo, Jeffrey Gavett, Benjamin Brody, and James Bergin, at the INTAR Theater in New York City.  The group has also

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