Christopher Theofanidis

Works: Chamber

Title Instrumentation Duration Listen
One thing at a time (2017) for solo flute
6 Etude miniatures
ca. 10'
What is the Word? (2017) For string quartet and electronics
Co-written with Mark Wingate
Commissioned by the Apollo Chamber Players; Based on Samuel Beckett’s poem of the same name
ca. 15'
Airs and Dances (2016) For double reed consort and percussion: 2 oboes, 1 English horn, 2 bassoons, 1 percussionist ca. 12'
Four Levertov Settings (2016) For SSAATTBB chorus and solo violin
A Thousand Cranes (2015)
I. Stars and Sonnets
II. Wind Spirit
III. Sadako
For strings and harp ca. 30' Watch - A Thousand Cranes (excerpts)
East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO) and Sivan Magen, harp. Performed at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas as part of Soundings: New Music at the Nasher, December 2015.
Five (2014) For string quartet ca. 18'
Artemis (2014) For Horn, string quintet, and keyboard ca. 25'
At the Still Point (2013) For piano quintet ca. 35'
Birichino (2013) For solo piano ca. 7' Watch - Birichino
Jayson Gillham, piano, at the 2013 Cliburn Competition Semi-Finals, Bass Hall, Fort Worth, Texas.
Allegory of the Cave (2012) For string quartet and piano
Commissioned by the Wilhelm Schole International For the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 2012
ca. 12'
Fantasy (2009) For violin and piano
[This is the second movement of the Violin Concerto in a chamber version]
ca. 8'
Summer Verses (2009) For violin and ‘cello
commissioned by the Seattle Chamber Music Society
for James Ehnes and Robert DeMaine
ca. 20'
James Ehnes, violin; Robert DeMaine, ‘cello
All dreams begin with the horizon (2007) For solo piano
Commissioned by Meet the Composer for Tanya Bannister
ca. 10'
Tanya Bannister, piano
The world is aflame (2006) For violin and ‘cello
Commissioned by Juilliard for their centennial
for Curtis Macomber and Norman Fischer
ca. 10'
Curtis Macomber, violin; Norman Fischer, ‘cello
O Vis Aeternitatis (2000) For string quartet and piano
Commissioned by the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival for Speculum Musicae
ca. 15'
Curtis Macomber, Carol Zeavin, violins; Lois Martin, viola; Christopher Finckel, ‘cello; Aleck Karis, piano
Song of Elos (1999) On a poem by Judith Freeman
For soprano, string quartet, and piano
Written for Camille Zamora
ca. 10'
Elizabeth Weigle, soprano; Peabody Piano Quintet
Visions and Miracles (1997/2002) For string quartet or string orchestra
Commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for the Cassatt, Muir, and Cuartetto Latinoamericano String Quartets
ca. 17' Listen
String Orchestra of New York City (SONYC)
Flow, my tears (1997) Version for solo violin, viola, ‘cello or guitar
Written for Carol Rodland in memory of Jacob Druckman
ca. 10'
Jennie Press, violin
Etenraku (1996) For winds, piano, and percussion
Commissioned by the National Symphony
ca. 3'
Columbus State Wind Ensemble/Robert Rumbelow, conducting
Ariel Ascending (1995) For string quartet
Commissioned by the Fromm Foundation and Tanglewood
for the Henschel Quartet
ca. 15'
the Henschel String Quartet
Kaoru (1994) For two flutes
Written for Kaoru Hinata and Christopher Vaneman
ca. 12' Watch Kaoru for two flutes
Performed by Andrew Robson and Felice Doynov as part of the NY Philharmonic's 2016 Biennial at Greene Space in New York City. Watch Q2 Interview about Kaoru with Helga Davis
Q2's Helga Davis interviews Christopher Theofanidis about his work Kaoru (1994) for two flutes as part of the NY Philharmonic's Biennial at Greene Space in New York City.
Christopher Vaneman, Kaoru Hinata, flutes
Netherland (1993) Alto Saxophone and Piano ca. 6'
Raga (1992) For flute, clarinet, violin, 'cello, piano, and two percussion
Written for the Eastman Musica Nova
ca. 6'
Denise Cohen, flute; Christian Ellenwood, clarinet; Adrian Justus, violin; James Holland, ‘cello, Mauricio Nader, piano; Gareth Farr, Stefon Harris, percussion; Shafer Mahoney, conducting
Statues (1992) For solo piano
Written for Mauricio Nader
ca. 10'
Mauricio Nader, piano