The Santa Monica College Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Kevin McKeown will premiere the concert band version of Beyond The Night Sky on April 2, 2023 at the The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica, CA.
The world premiere of Peter's composition West Coast Suite will take place at the National Flute Association Convention in Chicago this August. The multi movement piece is composed for soloist Sarah Jackson (Los Angeles Phil) and the Los Angeles Flute Orchestra.
Peter's Jazz Concertino (for flute & piano) was selected as a winner in the 2022 National Flute Association Newly Published Music Competition. In addition his Flute Concerto (for flute & piano) was awarded an honorable mention.
Peter has been commissioned by the Texas Woman's University Flute Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Pam Youngblood to compose a new piece for their 2022 National Flute Association Convention performance. The piece titled "Litya and Slava" (Prayer and Glory) will use Ukrainian themes and motifs to explore Peter's Ukrainian heritage and the current situation in Ukraine. The piece will be premiered in August in Chicago.
Peter will be on a panel discussion at the Music Teachers Association of California Convention in Santa Clara, CA. The panel discussion "Composing, Copyright and Self Publishing" will take place on Monday, July 1 at 4pm in Grand Ballroom D at the Hyatt Regency.
Peter was in the studio with The Los Angeles Flute Orchestra to record two of his compositions to complete the LAFO's next CD release. The LAFO recorded Insomniac Blue as well as Karpaty. These two pieces will also going the Alto Flute Concerto, with soloist Peter Sheridan and Nighthawks, with soloist Ali Ryerson. The new release will be available in late summer 2019.
Peter's Flute Concerto has been named a semi-finalist in the American Prize Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of American Music. The performance by the Kansas Wesleyan University Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Carl Rowles, with Rose Bishop as soloist is one of fifteen performances selected as semi-finalist.
Peter is pleased to announce that his catalog will now be distributed worldwide by Theodore Presser Company.
Piece of the Month
Jazz Suite for flute quartet
"Movement 2 - KB Blues"
Performed by Ellen Burr, Emily Senchuk
Cathy Larson and David Lamont.
Flute Sonata - Part II: Exuberantly
performed by Alice Jones flute
& Derin Oge, piano