2003 Performances

Suite from Razumov (Act One)
The Far North Land
premiered at Seattle's Town Hall

Sound Currents presented the premieres of Bartholomew's Suite from Razumov (Act One), for clarinet quintet, and The Far North Land: Passages for String Quartet performed by the odeonquartet and Sean Osborn, clarinet, on Tuesday, October 21, 2003, at Town Hall, Seattle. Listen to the concert performance.

Suite from Razumov (Act One) derives from three scenes from Act One of Razumov, Bartholomew's chamber opera. The Far North Land is based on a favorite hiking melody sung by the composer's father. The Far North Land was also performed by the odeonquartet as a preview on the radio program, "Live By George," hosted by George Shangrow on Classic KING 98.1 FM, which was broadcast around the world on the internet on the evening of October 20, 2003.

Finalist in 2003 Briar Cliff University's
New Choral Music Competition

"The 21st Century (A Girl Born in Afghanistan)" was selected as a Finalist in the inaugural New Choral Music Competition at Briar Cliff University. The piece was performed on May 2, 2003, at the Orpheum Theatre, Sioux City, Iowa, by the Briar Cliff University Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Mark Simmons. Listen to their recording.

Seattle Pro Musica:
Best of the Northwest

Seattle Pro Musica, an award-winning critically-acclaimed choral ensemble under the direction of Karen P. Thomas, performed "To a Locomotive in Winter" in a concert of music by Washington State composers entitled "Best of the Northwest" on March 8, 2003, at St. Thomas Chapel, Bastyr University, Bothell, and on March 9, 2003, at Town Hall, Seattle. Bartholomew received a grant from Meet The Composer for these performances. Chorus America awarded Seattle Pro Musica the 2003 Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, one of the the highest honors given in the choral field in the United States. Listen to their concert performance.

William & Mary Choir premieres
The 21st Century (A Girl Born in Afghanistan)

On February 8, 2003, the William & Mary Choir presented the world premiere of "The 21st Century (A Girl Born in Afghanistan)" at the College of William & Mary's Charter Day celebration. College President Timothy Sullivan called the performance "brilliant and beautiful." Listen to their recording.

The piece is a choral setting of excerpts from UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Nobel Peace Prize Lecture. Kofi Annan was the featured guest speaker at the event. The event, marking the 310th anniversary of the founding of the College by King William III and Queen Mary II of Great Britain, also featured College Chancellor Henry Kissinger.

2005 Performances

2004 Performances

2002 Performances