Heather Gilligan               
                                          composer and pianist

Composer, Pianist, Professor

Calendar

This summer!


Monadnock Music presents:

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July 29 in Atlanta...




a performance of Gilligan's Finer Points for soprano and percussion

               Margot Rood, soprano

               Caleb Herron, percussion


presented by the Orpheus Brewing Co. and the Atlanta Chamber Cartel

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JUST RELEASED.......

LIVING IN LIGHT
a debut album of vocal chamber works
Music by Heather Gilligan
with Margot Rood, soprano

featuring 
the Apple Hill String Quartet 
Patrick Owen, cello
Seelan Manickam, trumpet
Ken Radnofsky, saxophone
Damien Francoeur-Krzyzek, piano
Christopher Swist, recording engineer

Released Commercially on April 1, 2017
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RECENT PERFORMANCES.......

CD RELEASE CONCERT

Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 7:00pm
Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center
Keene State College

Six of One
for woodwind quintet
March 29, 2017
Montana State University

For Whom the Bell Tolls
for wind symphony
March 10, 2017
Keene State College Concert Band
Jim Chesebrough, director 


Scenes from Midtown
for violin, clarinet, and piano
World premiere March 9, 2017
Keene State College Faculty Composers Recital
Carolyn Jean Cunningham, violin
Stephanie Ratte Jenkins, clarinet
Vladimir Odinikikh, piano


~~~Past Events ~~~

April 25, 2016
"For Whom the Bell Tolls" for wind symphony
Washington D.C. International Music Festival
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Cerritos High School Wind Symphony
Timothy Trost, director

March 6, 2016
"Six of One" for woodwind quintet
The East Winds Quintet
Celebrating Lehigh University: 150 years
Zoellner Arts Center, 
Lehigh University
March 2, 2016 at 7pm
"One Mountain" 
American Modern Ensemble's 
MADE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE concert
featuring works by New Hampshire-affiliated composers 
Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center
Robert Paterson, director and conductor
Gina Izzo, flute
Benjamin Fingland, clarinet
Esther Noh, violin
David Eggar, cello
Matthew Ward, percussion
Erika Dohi, piano

December 10, 2015
Performance of "Cityscape" for percussion septet
Keene State College Percussion Ensemble
Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College

December 5, 2015
Performance of "Sleighing Song," from Songs of the Seasons
Keene State College Chamber Singers
Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College

November 6-8, 2015
Council on Undergraduate Research
Institute for the Arts and Humanities
Greensboro, North Carolina
Heather Gilligan, Facilitator for the Arts

October 28, 2015
Contemporary Techniques Festival
with guest composers Michael Slayton and Amy Williams
Heather Gilligan, panel moderator

March 30, 2015
Premiere of Cityscape for percussion septet
Boston University Percussion Ensemble
Boston, MA

April 10-14, 2015
Washington D.C. International Music Festival
Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.
World premiere of a new orchestral work by Heather Gilligan

November 7-9, 2014
Council on Undergraduate Research
Institute for the Arts and Humanities
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Heather Gilligan, Facilitator for the Arts

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
A concert of works by Heather Gilligan
with Margot Rood, soprano and Heather Gilligan, piano
including the world premiere of Living in Light for soprano and cello
with guests
Sarah Brady, flute
Seelan Manickam, trumpet
Amanda Paul, cello
Craig Sylvern, tenor saxophone
Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center 
Keene State College
7:30pm

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
An Evening with Réjean Marois
Winner of the 2014 KSC Call for Scores
A Conversation with the Composer, moderated
by Professor Heather Gilligan
including a performance of Bergere and
Trio for violin, flute, and piano (Heather Gilligan, piano)

Friday, September 26, 2014
Heather Gilligan's Buried Love for soprano and cello
performed at Lorelei on the Rocks
7pm at Sloane Merrill Gallery
75 Charles Street, Boston
Margot Rood, soprano
Patrick Owen, cello

Sunday, September 21, 2014
The world premiere of 
Peregrine
Heather Gilligan's new work for guitar and flute
Jose Lezcano, guitar
Karrie Griffiths, flute
Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center 
Keene State College
3:00pm

May 23, 2014
Anthology Vocal Quartet presents

Music By, For, and About Women

including....

A Woman Knows

8 Songs on the Progress of Women

by Heather Gilligan

7:30pm

The Green Room in Somerville, MA

$10 admission


May 4, 2014

BELLY Wine Bar

A collaboration between the Boston Composers Coalition

and the Arneis String Quartet including 

Heather Gilligan's newest string quartet,

Contemplation and Pursuit

Kendall Square, Cambridge

7pm


April 27, 2014

The Senior Recital of Dan Ciccarello, violin

The Junior Recital of Emily DeAngelis, soprano

Heather Gilligan and Cheryl Sharrock, accompanists

Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center

Keene State College

7:30pm


April 26, 2014

Currants, KSC's Contemporary Ensemble 

Heather Gilligan and Chris Swist, co-directors

Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center

Keene State College

7:30pm


April 19, 2014

Currants, KSC's Contemporary Ensemble 

Heather Gilligan and Chris Swist, co-directors

Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center

Keene State College

3pm


April 19, 2014

Student Composers' Recital

Students of Heather Gilligan and Justin Casinghino

Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center

Keene State College

7:30pm


April 16, 2014
A Boston Composers Coalition concert 

featuring the Arneis String Quartet at

Tsai Performance Center, Boston

Including the world premiere of Gilligan's

Contemplation and Pursuit 


April 13, 2014

Chamber Singers of Keene

spring concert, featuring the world premiere of Gilligan's

Songs of the Seasons, a set of 4 songs for SATB choir and piano

Preconcert lecture by Dan Carberg, Heather Gilligan, and Ted Mann

Sandra Howard, conductor

Heather Gilligan, accompanist


March 21-22, 2014
College Music Society - Rocky Mountain Regional Conference
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Performance of Dialogue for solo flute by Heather Gilligan
     Kathryn Shaffer, flute

March 15-19, 2014

2014 New York Choral Festival

Featuring the world premiere of I'll See You in the Morning

a new SATB choral work by Heather Gilligan

Carnegie Hall, New York, NY


February 10-11, 2014

New Music Festival 

The new music festival of the University of Nebraska at Kearney

Performance of Dialogue for solo flute by Heather Gilligan

      Franziska Brech, flute


November 17, 2013

Currants, KSC's new contemporary ensemble

Heather Gilligan and Chris Swist, co-directors

and KSC String Ensemble, Marcia Lehninger, director

Works by Cage, Riley, Salerni, Simms, Beaser, Hand, Chase, and Dvorak

3:00pm at Alumni Recital Hall, Keene State College


November 16, 2013

Chamber Singers of Keene presents MAGNIFICAT

featuring 

          Schubert Magnificat, D486 and

          Bach Magnificat, BWV 243

          Heather Gilligan, accompanist

3:00 pm at St. James Church, Keene, NH


November 16, 2013

Student Composers' Recital

Students of Heather Gilligan

7:30pm at Alumni Recital Hall, Keene State College


November 8-10, 2013

Council on Undergraduate Research 

Institute for the Arts and Humanities

CSU Sacramento, California

Heather Gilligan, shadow facilitator


November 6, 2013

Keene State College Symposium 

Panel discussion with KSC professor Joe Darby and Call for Scores winner Jeremy Beck; Heather Gilligan, moderator

Performance of KSC Call for Scores winning composition, In Flight Until Mysterious Night

          Robin Matathias, flute

          Stephanie Ratte-Jenkins, clarinet

          Marcia Lehninger, violin

          Amanda Paul, cello

          Heather Gilligan, piano

          Chris Swist, marimba

2:00, Alumni Recital Hall, Keene State College


October 16, 2013

Facutly Recital: Chris Swist, composer

Trio for violin, cello, and piano

         Marcia Lehninger, violin

         Amanda Paul, cello

         Heather Gilligan, piano


October 9, 2013

Chamber Singers of Keene concert in collaboration with Voices of Salzderhelden

Heather Gilligan, accompanist

7:30pm, Alumni Recital Hall, Keene State College


Saturday, October 5, 2013

A Boston Composers Coalition concert featuring Gilligan's

         A Woman Knows

         8 songs on the progress of women

performed by ANTHOLOGY, a female vocal quartet

Killian Hall, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Free concert begins at 8:00pm


Friday, October 4, 2013 a Boston Composers Coalition concert

A casual, salon-style performance by ANTHOLOGY, a female vocal quartet, featuring 6 world premieres including Heather Gilligan's new work, 

A Woman Knows, 8 songs on the progress of women

          Vicky Reichert and Anney Barrett, sopranos 

          Sophie Michaux and Allegra Martin, mezzo-sopranos 

The Green Room

62 Bow Street, Somerville

  • Pre-concert reception at 7:30
  • Drinks and munchies ongoing throughout the evening
  • Anthology will sing at 8pm


May 1 and 5, 2013

SOLOFEST

a set of Boston Composers Coalition concerts featured solo works by 8 composers; Gilligan's Dialogue for solo flute was premiered by SARAH BRADY.

          Concert 1 - Wednesday, May 1 at 8pm

                           First Church, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston

          Concert 2 - Sunday, May 5 at 1pm

                           First Parish, 2 Elm Street, Malden


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Student Composers Recital

Students of Heather Gilligan

3pm at Alumni Recital Hall

Keene State College


Saturday, April 20, 2013

Chamber Singers of Keene spring concert

Alumni Recital Hall, Keene State College, Keene, NH


April 11-13, 2013

National Council on Undergraduate Research

University of Wisconsin La-Crosse


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Academic Excellence Conference

Keene State College, Keene, NH


Saturday, March 9, 2013

Boston Composers Coalition concert, featuring the second 

performance of Mourning Dew for flute, violin, and harp

     Orlando Cela, flute

     Annegret Klaua, violin

     Franziska Huhn, harp

3pm at Chapel Hill-Chauncey Hall School
785 Beaver St  
Waltham, MA

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Keene State College Faculty Composers Concert; Works by Gilligan, Ginsberg, Lezcano, Mann, Rogers, Swist, Sylvern, including Gilligan's A Trio of Pieces For Solo Piano

 Heather Gilligan, piano

7:30pm at Alumni Recital Hall

Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College

Keene, NH


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Boston Composers Coalition concert

World premiere of Mourning Dew

     Orlando Cela, flute

     Annegret Klaua, violin

     Franziska Huhn, harp

8pm at Killian Hall, MIT

160 Memorial Drive

Cambridge, MA


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Monadnock Valley Music Festival

     Sandra Howard, guest conductor

     Heather Gilligan, guest accompanist

4pm at Monadnock Regional High School