Benjamin Pesetsky composer and writer

Select Past Performances

WordSong Presents Tyger Circus

The Tyger (Premiere)
Krista River, mezzo-soprano
Linda Osborne, piano
First Church Boston
April 26, 2019

Tufts University Composition Seminar

The Tyger
Krista River, mezzo-soprano
Linda Osborne, piano
Granoff Music Center
Tufts University
Medford, MA
April 18, 2019

The Shakespeare Concerts

in Just–
Jordan Hall
New England Conservatory
Boston, MA
April 2018

Grolier Poetry Bookshop’s 90th Anniversary Celebration

in Just-
Krista River, mezzo-soprano
Rafael Popper Keizer, cello
Robert Schulz, marimba
Club Oberon
American Repertory Theater
Cambridge, MA
November 14, 2017

The Shakespeare Concerts

Answer and Question (Premiere)
Bezanson Recital Hall
UMass Amherst
Amherst, MA
April 9, 2017

The Shakespeare Concerts

Answer and Question (Premiere)
Jordan Hall
New England Conservatory
Boston, MA
April 8, 2017

Art Inspiring Art III

B-Story
MUSA
Throckmorton Theatre
Mill Valley, CA
January 30, 2017

Art Inspiring Art III

B-Story
MUSA
St. Bede’s Episcopal Church
Menlo Park, CA
January 29, 2017

The Art of the States: American Piano Classics

Piano Sonata
Thomas Hecht, piano
László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Building
Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
December 14, 2015

The Art of the States: American Piano Classics

Piano Sonata
Thomas Hecht, piano
M. Steinert & Sons
Boston, MA
December 9, 2015

PSU Steinway Piano Series

Piano Sonata
Thomas Hecht, piano
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall
Portland State University
Portland, OR
December 5, 2015

Loring-Greenough House

Miss Maniac (Premiere)
Thea Lobo, mezzo-soprano
Shirley Hunt, cello
Jamaica Plain, MA
February 1, 2015

Spectrum NYC

Miss Maniac (Premiere)
Thea Lobo, mezzo-soprano
Shirley Hunt, cello
Spectrum
New York, NY
January 11, 2015

Texas State University

Piano Sonata
Thomas Hecht, piano
San Marcos, TX
December 1, 2014

Vancouver International Song Institute

Requiem for a Penny (Premiere)
Phoebe MacRae, soprano
Marguerite Witvoet
Orpheum Annex
Vancouver, BC
June 13, 2014

Phonochrome Collective and Guerrilla Composers Guild

An Illusory Image (Premiere)
Pei-Ling Lang, viola
Laura Gaynon, cello
Allegra Chapman, piano
San Francisco Center for New Music
May 29, 2014

Galliate International Piano Festival 

Piano Sonata
Thomas Hecht, piano
Galliate, Italy
May 9, 2014

Somerville ArtsUnion Festival

in Just-
Thea Lobo, mezzo-soprano
Brandon Ilaw, marimba
Rafael Popper-Keizer
Third Life Studio
Somerville, MA
April 4, 2014

Tapestry Opera Songbook

Love Redux
Ernest Balmer Studio
Toronto, ON
February 2014

Rivers School Conservatory Seminar on Contemporary Music for the Young

Portrait for Chamber Orchestra (Premiere)
River School Conservatory Orchestra
Dan Shaud, conductor
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Lincoln, MA
April 9, 2013

Rivers School Conservatory Seminar on Contemporary Music for the Young

Portrait for Chamber Orchestra (Premiere)
River School Conservatory Orchestra
Dan Shaud, conductor
Rivers School
Weston, MA
April 7, 2013

Novato United Methodist Church

Love Redux
Nikola Printz, mezzo-soprano (Helen)
Andy Ramirez, tenor (Paris)
Allegra Chapman, piano
The Triple Fool
Nikola Printz, mezzo-soprano
Allegra Chapman, piano
Novato United Methodist Church, Novato, CA
December 21, 2012

St. Cyprian’s Church

Love Redux
Nikola Printz, mezzo-soprano (Helen)
Andy Ramirez, tenor (Paris)
Allegra Chapman, piano
The Triple Fool
Nikola Printz, mezzo-soprano
Allegra Chapman, piano
St. Cyprian’s Church, San Francisco, CA
December 19, 2012

Tapestry Opera Briefs

Love Redux (premiere)
Andrea Ludwig, mezzo-soprano (Helen)
Keith Klassen, tenor (Paris)
Jennifer Tung, piano
Michael Mori, director
Ernest Balmer Studio
Toronto, ON
September 2012

WordSong Forum

I like to Play with Him
Kristen Watson, soprano
Linda Osborne, piano
Pierce Hall
New England Conservatory
Boston, MA
October 26, 2011

Accent11

in Just-
Andria Helm, soprano
Tyler Niemeyer, marimba
John Marietta, cello
Cohen Family Studio Theater
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Cincinnati, OH
June 16, 2011

WordSong Forum

I like to Play with Him
Kristen Watson, soprano
Linda Osborne, piano
St. Botolph Club
Boston, MA
May 24, 2011

American Symphony Orchestra

Description Without Place (Premiere)
American Symphony Orchestra
Leon Botstein, conductor
Sosnoff Theater, Fisher Center
Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
May 2011

First Songs

Lear’s Shadow
Hannah Goldshlack, Heejung Lee, and Lucy Dhegrae, sopranos
Helena Baillie, viola
Liang-yu Wang, piano
Morgan Library
New York, NY
May 14, 2011

First Songs

Lear’s Shadow (Premiere)
Hannah Goldshlack, Heejung Lee, and Lucy Dhegrae, sopranos
Helena Baillie, viola
Liang-yu Wang, piano
Olin Hall
Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
March 17, 2011

Music Alive!

in Just-
Nian Wang, mezzo-soprano
Matthew O’Koren, marimba
Emma Schmiedecke, cello
Olin Hall
Bard College
March 11, 2011

Albany Symphony Orchestra

Pyramus and Thisbe: Burlesque for Orchestra (Premiere)
Albany Symphony Orchestra
David Alan Miller, Conductor
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Troy, NY
Saratoga Springs, NY
October 22, 2011

Albany Symphony Orchestra

Pyramus and Thisbe: Burlesque for Orchestra (Premiere)
Albany Symphony Orchestra
David Alan Miller, Conductor
Arthur Zankel Music Center
Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY
October 21, 2011

WordSong Forum

in Just-
Krista River, mezzo-soprano
Rafael Popper Keizer, cello
Robert Schulz, marimba
Private Residence
Rockport, MA
February 21, 2010

WordSong Forum

in Just-
Krista River, mezzo-soprano
Rafael Popper Keizer, cello
Robert Schulz, marimba
Burns & Levinson LLP
Boston, MA
February 11, 2010

WordSong Forum

in Just- (Premiere)
Krista River, mezzo-soprano
Rafael Popper Keizer, cello
Robert Schulz, marimba
Private Residence
Boston, MA
April 10, 2010

The Cadenza Players

Concerto for Oboe
Mary Lynch, oboe
The Cadenza Players
William Drury, conductor
Church of the Covenant, Boston
April 25, 2009

Music Alive!

The Triple Fool
Tania Maria Rodriguez, mezzo-soprano
Sungha Lee, piano
Olin Hall
Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
April 24, 2009

Newburgh Chamber Music Series

The Triple Fool
Tania Maria Rodriguez, mezzo-soprano
Adam Bloniarz, piano
Newburgh, NY
March 2009

New Philharmonia Orchestra

City Dusk
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Ronald Knudsen, conductor
Sorenson Center
First Baptist Church
Newton, MA
February 2006

New Philharmonia Orchestra

City Dusk
New Philharmonia orchestra
Ronald Knudsen, conductor
Sorenson Center
Babson College
Wellesley, MA
February 2006

Words into Music: Beowulf, Frost Neruda

Changing Moods
Alice Tillotson, soprano
Frederic Bednarz, violin
Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello
Victoria Mazin, piano
Pickman Hall
Longy School of Music
Cambridge, MA
September 11, 2005

Benjamin Pesetsky composer and writer