Andrew Fowler Blog

From Page to Stage

The concert From Page to Stage is Tues. Feb. 11 @ 7:30 pm in the Edwards Recital Hall on the campus of CCU.  Come and enjoy new music from Fowler and his friend and colleague Don Sloan.  Fowler's newest work, "TheTide Rises, the Tide Falls," is a setting of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem.  Scored for Electroninc Music Ensemble, the premiere will feature Jeff Jones, baritone, as well as the members of EME.  Jones will also sing "Tom Wingo's Aria" from Fowler's opera The Prince of Tides (based on the famous novel by Pat Conroy) accompanied by Philip Powell, piano.  Another Fowler premiere is on the bill: Monogram for Gwyn, a trio for clarinet, cello, and piano.  The four movement work  brings the amazing Natalie Szabo (clarinet) and Chad Hammer (cello) to the stage, with Fowler on piano.
Get your tiickets availlable at the CCU Wheelwright Auditorium ticket office.

On to 2020

As mentioned on the Bio page, two new works will be heard, as well as a premiere of an aria from "The Prince of Tides," on the Feb. 11 concert "From Page to Stage."   Also happening in the new year will be the release of an EP of the "Beautiful Firendship II" concert, featuring original songs by me and Dan O'Reilly, performed by the band U.N.I. 

I'm waiting to hear if Piccolo Spoleto will choose "Lowcountry Voices: Music of Andrew Fowler: as an event for the May/June festival.  It was a great concert on Oct. 6, with outstanidng performances from Jeff Jones, Philip Powlell, Abigail Albaugh, Nyamka Obsuren, Jen Murphy, Chad Hammer. 

I thank you all for supporting new music and hope you have a grat 2020!

Now This

It's been a great fall with the "Beautiful Friendship II" concert (w/Dan O'Reilly/Chris Connolly/Mike Knight/UNI) and "Lowcountry Voices" (w/Philip Powell/Jeff Jones/CCU Chamber Players).  I will release the music once mixed. 

I'm looking forward to the next iteration of "Beautiful Friendship" when I, Dan,  and UNI play at Winyah Auditorium in Georgetown.  Please come out if you're in the area. Ther will be lots of great music, both originals and covers. The date is Sat. Nov. 2. 7 pm.

The months of Oct/Nov/Dec are busy ones, and so I'm looking forward to December, when I'll have more time to compose some new music and come up with some new ideas for 2020.  Thanks for supporting new music.  

Songs of Summer

I'm excited about this summer's release of the live album "Mosaic." Recorded in January, these songs contain energy that exceeds the bounds of the recorded medium.  Even so, please have a listen.  

Here are upcoming concerts:

Thursday, September 12, in Wheelwirght Auditorium, at 7:30 pm. will roll out the second "Beautiful Friendship" concert.  Dan O'Reilly and I began this series in January, and the new "Mosaic" album is the result of my portion of the event.  Dan and I have much more music to share.  We decided to keep performing our original music and also our arrangements of jazz classics.  The band will be great. You be the judge of the music. I hope you can put it in your calendar:  Thursday, September 12, @ 7:30 pm @ Wheelwright Auditorium. 

The next concert, on October 6 @ 4 pm @ Edwards Recital Hall, will feature my new compostions performed by incredible artists.  Philip Powell, Jeff Jones, and members of the CCU string quintet are the artists that will bring to life the music II have written tabout the Lowcountry of South Carolina and the "haints" in it.  The first work is Brookgreen Fountains: Suite One. This piano solo suite of five movements musically captures he energy of the statues that are the focus of the fountains.  Each movement will be enhanced with a video of the given featured fountain.  If you have a chance to get to Brookgreen, the fountains, in order, are: 1) Fountain of the Muses, 2) Alligator Bender, 3) Raphell, 4) Time and the Fates of Man, and 5) Frog Baby.  I wrote these for the incredible pianist Philip Powell, who will premiere the suite at the concert. 

 There are two other works featured on this concert.  A premiere of Lowcountry Voices, a song cycle for baritone and piano, featuring Jeff Jones (baritone, and Philip Powell (piano), will explore the ghosts and legends of the Carolina coast.  The last work of the evening will be yet another premiere, Brokkgreen Fountains, Suite Two, for piano sextet.  Another sutie that sets more of the wonderful fountains to music, this suite features the CCU string quintet, with Philip Powell, piano. This work will also unfold with a video component to augment the experience.

I hope to see you there.