Peri MauerNew York, NY
Hailed as an “irrepressibly tuneful composer” by New York Music Daily/Lucid Culture, composer PERI MAUER has written works for solo instruments, chamber music ensembles, orchestra, and theater. A native New Yorker, she holds degrees from Manhattan School of Music and Bard College, and is a graduate of the High School of Music and Art. Her music has received performances in Women Composers Festival of Hartford, Bargemusic’s Here and Now Winter and Labor Day Festivals, New York Composers Circle Concerts of New Music at Symphony Space, LeFrak Performing Arts Center, St. Peter’s Church and St. Mark’s Church, Music With A View Festival at the Flea Theater for which she also served as cellist and conductor, Composers Concordance Composers Play Composers Festival, Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music in Bowdoin, ME, NYU Composers Forum, among others. Her commissioned orchestral work All Along the Heights was recently premiered by the Jackson Heights Orchestra to critical acclaim. A recipient of ASCAP Plus Awards, she is honored to have been awarded a grant from New Music USA for the premiere of her orchestral work Illuminations of the Night by the New York Repertory Orchestra and Life on Earth for chamber ensemble for Music With a View. She also recently received a commission from the Music Department of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts to compose a piece for the LaGuardia Junior Band, resulting in her symphonic band work Red Sky. Other recent premieres include A Little New Year’s Flair performed by Blair McMillan in Bargemusic’s Here and Now Winter Festival, At Home With Allen Ginsberg: Five Songs for Baritone & Piano performed by baritone Daniel Neer and pianist Christopher Berg, Trumpet Trio, premiered in Music From Good Shepherd Concert Series, the revised version of her flute, harp, marimba trio Pixeliance performed at Vassar College in harpist Ashley Jackson’s Electric Lady concert series, her string quartet Shadow Lake premiered by the Klang Quartet at St. Peter’s Church, and an encore performance of the solo trumpet version of Red Sky at the Women Composers Festival of Hartford earlier this month. She was honored to be a featured composer in the 2017 Composers Now Festival which took place during the month of February 2017. Scholastic awards include a National Collegiate Music Prize and membership into Pi Kappa Lambda, the National Honor Society of Music.
Also a professional cellist, Ms. Mauer has worked with such groups as American Symphony Orchestra, Encompass New Opera Theater, Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, Darmstadt Ensemble, Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea, NYU Contemporary Players, American Chamber Opera, Gateway Classical Music Society, The Chelsea Symphony, Playwrights Horizons, New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, among many others, and can be seen playing her cello in the Golden Globe and Emmy winning Amazon TV series Mozart in the Jungle.
Illuminations of the Night, for orchestra  (world premiere)*
Funded in part by the Composers Assistance Program of New Music USA, “Illuminations of the Night” was premiered May 18, 2013 by the New York Repertory Orchestra at St. Mary’s Church, NYC. The audience numbered 500+, and they, as well as the orchestra members, responded very positively to the performance.
Reviews: http://soundwordsight.com/?p=785%2F http://chrismcgovernmusic.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/a-trifecta-of-new-york-new-music-show-reviews-in-may/
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.