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Tarik Ghiradella (1970-     )

Tarik Ghiradella, composerTarik Ghiradella has written for the choir at Grace Church Brooklyn Heights, New Band, American String Quartet, Astoria Symphony, Greensboro Philharmonia and the Round Rock Symphony. In 2007, his orchestra piece Cenotaph was given honorable mention by Aaron J. Kernis and the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute. In 2010 the Round Rock Symphony premiered Mr. Ghiradella’s tone poem American Panoramas. Upcoming projects and performances include the premier of Chrysalis for string orchestra. Mr. Ghiradella has studied privately with Richard Danielpour and George Tsontakis and received his education at SUNY Purchase and the Manhattan School of Music.

COMPOSITIONS                                                            Ghiradella Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre
Chamber Trio No. 1, flute, cello and piano (1996)
New Band Songs From The Potomac, baritone and piano (1998)
Nature of Life, string quartet (1999)
The Short and Happy Life of Francis Macomber, chamber opera, in one act (1999-2000)
Wawango, chamber orchestra (2000) [2001?]
Duet, clarinet and bassoon (2000)
Where Water Comes Together With Other Water, soprano and chamber orchestra (2000) [text: Raymond Carver]
Caribbean Dances, string quartet (2001)
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, violin, cello and piano (2001)
Time and The Conways, incidental music (2001)
Songs From the Front Porch, soprano and piano (2000-02) [2001?]
Cenotaph, orchestra (2002) [arr. for chamber orchestra, 2006] [2005?]
Trance (a kind of dream), orchestra (2002)
Dark Night, orchestra (2002)
Trisagion, chorus and organ (2002)
First Lady, incidental music (2002)
Why Don’t We Dance, ballet, flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, percussion and string quartet (2002-03)
Nocturne, orchestra (2002-03)
Double Concerto for Piano, Percussion and Orchestra (2003) [2004?]
The Voice of God, soprano and piano (2003)
Chrysalis, string orchestra (2004)
Sons and Daughters, tape and large orchestra (2005-06; rev. 2008)
Tomb of Lazarus, mixed ensemble (undesignated instrumentation) (2007)
Trio No. 2, flute, cello and piano (2008)
American Panoramas, orchestra (2010) [3 tone poems]
    - Turning to Face the Wind
    - Late Night with Fog and Horses
    - Thunder
String Quartet No. 2 (2010, in progress)
Center City Park, [orchestra] (2010, work-in-progress)
[new work for the NCSA Wind Ensemble]


WORKS BY GENRE                                                            Ghiradella Links     ~ top of page ~
Dramatic/Theater
The Short and Happy Life of Francis Macomber, chamber opera, in one act (1999-2000)

Ballet
Why Don’t We Dance, ballet, flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, percussion and string quartet (2002-03)

Orchestra
Wawango, chamber orchestra (2000) [2001?]
Cenotaph, orchestra (2002) [arr. for chamber orchestra, 2006] [2005?]
Trance (a kind of dream), orchestra (2002)
Dark Night, orchestra (2002)
Nocturne, orchestra (2002-03)
Chrysalis, string orchestra (2004)
Sons and Daughters, tape and large orchestra (2005-06; rev. 2008)
American Panoramas, orchestra (2010) [3 tone poems]
    - Turning to Face the Wind
    - Late Night with Fog and Horses
    - Thunder
Center City Park, [orchestra] (2010, work-in-progress)

Band
[new work for the NCSA Wind Ensemble]

Soloist(s) w/Orchestra
Double Concerto for Piano, Percussion and Orchestra (2003) [2004?]

Choral
Trisagion, chorus and organ (2002)

Chamber
Chamber Trio No. 1, flute, cello and piano (1996)
Nature of Life, string quartet (1999)
Duet, clarinet and bassoon (2000)
Caribbean Dances, string quartet (2001)
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, violin, cello and piano (2001)
Tomb of Lazarus, mixed ensemble (undesignated instrumentation) (2007)
Trio No. 2, flute, cello and piano (2008)
String Quartet No. 2 (2010, in progress)

Vocal
New Band Songs From The Potomac, baritone and piano (1998)
Where Water Comes Together With Other Water, soprano and chamber orchestra (2000) [text: Raymond Carver]
Songs From the Front Porch, soprano and piano (2000-02) [2001?]
The Voice of God, soprano and piano (2003)

Incidental/Film
Time and The Conways, incidental music (2001)
First Lady, incidental music (2002)

Electronic
Sons and Daughters, tape and large orchestra (2005-06; rev. 2008)


GHIRADELLA  LINKS                                                            Works by Genre      ~ top of page ~

Composer's website  . . .  contact Tarik Ghiradella:  here

Ghiradella @ American Composers Forum
Ghiradella @ American Music Center
Ghiradella @ composition:today
Ghiradella @ Facebook
Ghiradella @ LinkedIn
Ghiradella @ MySpaceMusic
Ghiradella @ OrchestraList
Ghiradella @ ReverbNation
Ghiradella @ Round Rock Symphony Orchestra
Ghiradella @ Sibelius Music
Ghiradella @ Twitter
Ghiradella @ Yatedo

Publisher
Ghiradella @ Composer's website

Streaming Audio
Ghiradella @ Composer's website
Ghiradella @ GigMaven
Ghiradella @ last.fm
Ghiradella @ MySpaceMusic
Ghiradella @ ReverbNation

Recordings
[none at the moment]

Video
Ghiradella @ YouTube
Ghiradella @ Google Video
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