I am very excited to announce that I have been selected as a finalist for the Composition Competition at the second annual Darkwater Women In Music Festival. This is a festival that celebrates women in music through papers, panels, and performances to be held on March 6-7 at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The selected compositions including my work for flute and clarinet “Perceptions” will be performed by Catchfire Collective in a live concert at the festival and first, second, and third prizes will be given after the performance. Looking forward!
Very excited and looking forward to performances of my flute works "Fusion" and "Departure" by excellent flutist Roya Farzaneh (https://www.royafarzaneh.com/) in her presence at various festivals - Flute New Music Consortium (FNMC) New Music Festival on January 19, 2020, at SUNY Stony Brook University in Stony Brook (NY), Florida Flute Association on January 26, 2020, in Orlando (FL), and possibly Mid Atlantic Flute Festival and Mid South Flute Festival. Many congratulations on such an active career as an artist and scholar, dear Roya. I am truly honored to be part of it and very looking forward to future collaborations.
Many thanks to Dr. Esther J. Waite (https://www.estherwaite.net/) for performing my music for solo flute "Fusion" at Smoky Mountain Flute Day at the University of Tennessee School of Music in Knoxville on December 4, 2019, and at 2019 Flute Fiesta at UNCSA School of Music in Winston-Salem on December 7, 2019. Looking forward to meeting her very soon in February at LSU School of Music.
I am very looking forward to the performance of my work for solo flute "Fusion" by excellent flutist Dr. Esther J. Waite at 2019 Flute Fiesta at UNCSA School of Music on December 7, 2019. Thank you very much, dear Dr. Waite.
Another upcoming opportunity for my work Fusion for solo flute will be its performance at Smoky Mountain Flute Day at the University of Tennessee School of Music in Knoxville on December 4, 2019, by excellent flutist Dr. Esther J. Waite who will be featured as a guest artist.
The performance of my work for violin, alto saxophone, and piano "The Midnight Train" at Nicholls State University on November 8, 2019, by Nicholls State University faculty Taylor Barbay Assad, saxophone, James Alexander, violin, and Luciana Soares, piano. Special thanks to my dear friend and wonderful saxophonist, Taylor. Honored to be part of an amazing program of contemporary music including great works by Dinos Constantinides and a wonderful programmatic work "Monument - Dance Variations" by Stanley Friedman.
Today was very special to me. I was officially featured as Louisiana Music Teachers Association (LMTA) 2019 Commissioned Composer at the LMTA Conference at Louisiana State University and had the premiere of the commissioned work “Perceptions, for Flute and Clarinet” - funded by LMTA and MTNA - by excellent performers Shanna Reid Drescher, flute, and Victor Drescher, clarinet. I am very grateful for this amazing opportunity and huge milestone in my career. Many thanks to Dr. Al Benner, the Commissioned Composer Chair, for his very kind support. Also, special thanks to Shanna and Victor Drescher for their commitment and dedication and for bringing life into Perceptions.
Congratulations to Constantinides String Quartet (Mireille Lopez, violin; Perla Del Rocío Fernández López, violin; Christopher Lowry, viola; and Caio Alves Diniz, cello) for a wonderful concert at LSU School of Music on October 3, 2019. Great success by super talented musicians! Very glad to be part of this wonderful concert with my work for string quartet Shadows in Chase. Thank you very much, guys! I will be looking forward to working with you again.
I would like to invite you to the free admission LSU Composers Forum Concert titled "Music for String Quartet" on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 PM at LSU School of Music Recital Hall. The concert will feature soprano Sandra Moon and Constantinides String Quartet: Mireille Lopez, violin; Perla Fernandez, violin; Christopher Lowry, viola; Caio Diniz, cello.
"The Constanta Symphony Orchestra in Romania presented a concert of music of Dinos Constantinides, Boyd Professor at Louisiana University, on September 20, 2019. Many works from Louisiana were performed and some of them will be appeared again at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on September 30, 2019. The concert was conducted by Jonathan Griffith, Artistic Director of DCINY of New York. The composers featured in the concert were Dinos Constantinides, Athanasios Zervas, and Niloufar Iravani. The featured soloists were Iris Gross Derke, Esther J. Waite, Gabriela Werries, Isaac Casal, Luis Casal, and Johanna Cox Pennington." Facebook Post by Dinos Constantinides
Today is very special to me because my latest orchestral work Phoenix is going to be premiered by the internationally recognized conductor Dr. Jonathan Griffith and Constanta Symphony Orchestra in Constanta, Romania. I regret I could not be there to attend the concert, but my soul is there. Actually, my heart beats stronger right now because the concert is happening now. I am super honored to be involved in this fantastic concert dedicated to the music of my dear teacher Dr. Dinos Constantinides. Thank you very much, Maestro!
Thank you very much, dear Prof. Paul Christopher, for bringing a soul into my work for solo cello "Insomnia"! I am very blessed for being part of your recital at Noel Memorial Library at Louisiana State University Shreveport. CONGRATULATIONS AND MANY THANKS.
Excited to be part of the Louisiana Sinfonietta concert series in Baton Rouge libraries on June 24-28, 2019! Check out the schedule and bring your little ones to enjoy this fantastic musical program!
Monday – June 24, 2019 – 11:30 am – LSU Middleton Library
Monday – June 24, 2019 – 2:30 pm – Greenwell Springs Library
Tuesday – June 25, 2019 – 10:00 am – Scotlandville Library
Wednesday – June 26, 2019 – 2:30 pm – Bluebonnet Library
Thursday – June 27, 2019 – 2:30 pm – Jones Creek Library
Friday – June 28, 2019 – 10:00 am – Main CR Library
Many thanks to the amazing pianist Amalia Sagona (http://www.amaliasagona.com/) for performing my work for solo piano, The Midnight, in Athens, Greece, on May 31, 2019! I am super blessed to part of this amazing concert in celebration of Dinos Constantinides 90th birthday organized by Dimitris Makropodis, director of the Sychrono Conservatory of Athens (https://mysync.gr/).
Super excited to be part of Emruz Festival at Spectrum, NYC! Many thanks to Roya Farzaneh (https://www.fitflute.com/) for performing my music and Iranian Female Composers Association - IFCA for organizing such a fantastic event!
I am thrilled to be part of this incredible recital by the amazing flutist Roya Farzaneh on April 9, 2019, at 7:30 PM at Johnson Performance Hall at the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business. This concert entitled “Celebrating Women of Iran” features flute music of women composers from Iran. Save the date!
Looking forward to the performance of my work Fusion for solo flute by the amazing flutist Esther Waite in a concert of flute music on March 22 at 5:30 PM at the French House - Louisiana State University! JOIN US FOR THIS FANTASTIC CONCERT!
Congratulations to the virtuoso pianist Froso Ktistaki for an amazing recital featuring piano music of Dr. Dinos Constantinides on March 11 at LSU School of Music Recital Hall. Looking forward to the performance of my work for solo piano “The Midnight” and works by my fellows at Southeastern Louisiana University and Louisiana State University on March 12 and 13, respectively!
The second performance of my work “infinite” commissioned by the Figmentum Ensemble at Music by Women Festival at Mississippi University for Women! Thank you very much the Figmentum Ensemble, Ania Sundstrom, Daria Binkowski, and Kyle , for the fantastic performance! I will be looking forward to future collaborations!
It was amazing to attend the third annual Music by Women Festival at Mississippi University for Women! The festival directed by Dr. Julia Mortyakova featured numerous concerts and lectures all in celebration of the contributions of women composers, past and present! I had the honor to meet incredible performers and composers including Dr. Elizabeth Sullivan who performed my work for solo oboe “Disputations” last year at the second annual Music by Women Festival.
Looking forward to the performance of my work “Infinite” by the Figmentum Ensemble as part of Music by Women Festival at Mississippi University for Women on March 8, International Women’s Day!
I am thrilled to announce that I have been selected as one of the finalists of the fifth annual String Quartet Smackdown by Golden Hornet! A panel of judges selected the sixteen finalist compositions to be performed live at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin, TX, on February 23, 2019, at 7 PM by Invoke String Quartet. The live audience in attendance will determine the winner by voting for their favorite pieces in each round. The winner of each round moves on in the tournament... and the champion will receive a grand prize of $1,500!
Here is what happened in String Quartet Smackdown V by Golden Hornet and Invoke on February 23, 2019, at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema South Lamar in Austin, TX. Thrilled for being among the finalists and part of that amazing event!
Very excited for the world premiere of my work "Infinite" commissioned by Figmentum Ensemble in its second concert of the season Rock, Paper, Toy Pianos on February 15 at 7:30 PM in San Diego, California.
You are invited to the Composers forum first concert of the semester titled “Music for Strings” featuring Judy Constantinides (reader), Loraine Sims (soprano), Dinos Constantinides (conductor), and Louisiana Sinfonietta String Quartet this Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2 PM at LSU School of Music Recital Hall. Music by Schumann, Berlioz, Franklin, Jones, Knox, and Iravani as well as musical story Camel Got His Hump by Constantinides will be performed. The concert is free admission and open to the public.