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Peri MauerNew York, NY
Hailed as an “irrepressibly tuneful composer” by New York Music Daily/Lucid Culture, native New York composer PERI MAUER has written works for solo instruments, chamber music ensembles, orchestra, and theater. She holds degrees from Manhattan School of Music and Bard College, and is a graduate of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts (the “Fame” school). Recent performances of her music include Red Sky for trumpet, at Women Composers Festival of Hartford, Afterwords, for clarinet, cello, and piano by Great Noise Ensemble, Shadow Harlequinade for contrabass flute and cello, A Little New Year’s Flair for piano, and Rhapsodance for clarinet and piano in Bargemusic’s Here and Now Labor Day and Winter Festivals. Recent premieres also include An Autumn Passing for English horn and piano, September 16th for cello, and her duet a Violin and a Piano, presented by the New York Composers Circle at The National Opera Center. In addition to composing the music she served as conductor and cellist for Blogarhythm in the Flea Theater’s Music with a View series, as well as for Blogarhythm on the Rocks and Mad Jam, performed in various locations around NYC for Make Music New York. Her commissioned orchestral work All Along the Heights was recently premiered by the Jackson Heights Orchestra to critical acclaim. A recipient of multiple ASCAP Plus Awards, she is honored to have received a grant from New Music USA for the premiere of her orchestral composition Illuminations of the Night by the New York Repertory Orchestra and Life on Earth for chamber ensemble with Music With a View. The music department of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts commissioned her to rework her solo trumpet piece Red Sky for symphonic band, which was premiered by the LaGuardia Junior Band, with a second performance by the LaGuardia Symphonic Band. Other recent honors include being selected as a featured composer in the 2017 Composers Now Festival, and having her music chosen for airing in annual new music marathons in Classical Discoveries, an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award winning program broadcast from the studios of radio station WPRB Princeton, NJ.
Also a professional cellist, Peri freelances with a variety of groups in the NYC area. Last month she was section cellist at Carnegie Hall with the event 250 Years of Beethoven, Celebrated!, with Gerard Schwarz conducting. For something a little different, she can be seen playing cello in the Golden Globe and Creative Arts Emmy Award winning TV series Mozart in the Jungle, streaming on Amazon Prime.
Upcoming performances include Sun in Virgo for solo clarinet premiering February 23, 2020 with Relevant Tones at Caveat, NYC, Pixeliance, for flute, harp, and marimba by Da Capo Chamber Players at Bard College on March 10, 2020 and an encore performance of Afterwords, for clarinet, cello, and piano by Great Noise Ensemble on March 29, 2020 in Baltimore, MD.
An Autumn Passing, for English horn and piano (2018)
As Autumn Passing, for English horn and piano (2018)
Peri Mauer, composer
Gregory Weissman, English horn; Jeremy Vigil, piano
Recorded live March 19, 2019 at National Opera Center, NYC
Morning, Night, & Noon, for 2 clarinets
MORNING, NIGHT, & Noon, for 2 clarinets
Robert Yamins and Miriam Lockhart, clarinets
Pixeliance, for flute, harp, & marimba
PIXELIANCE, for flute, harp, & marimba (2012, revised 2017)
Peri Mauer, composer
Ashley Jackson, harp
Anna Urrey, flute
Jared Soldiviero, marimba
Recorded live February 11, 2017 at Skinner Hall of Music, Vassar College.