PROJECTS

World Keys (solo)
Joel's exploration of world and ethnic music on solo piano, from diverse places such as Syria, Turkey, Latvia, China, Japan, India, Africa, Australia, and Brazil.

Pocket Concerto Project (with ensemble)
Joel's performances of standard concerto repertoire with reduced ensembles, such as string quartets.

New Concerto Project (with orchestra)
Tbese are unique, contemporary concerto masterpieces that deserve to be performed more often. Includes: Daron Aric Hagen Left Hand Concerto
Messaien Couleurs de la Cite Celeste
Messaien Turangalila
Bright Sheng Red Silk Dance
Bright Sheng Song and Dance of Tears (with sheng, pipa and cello)

New Commissions and World Premiere Recordings
Includes Joel's premieres and upcoming commissions by:
Leon Kirchner Sonata No. 3 "The Forbidden"
Steven Mackey Multimedia Piano Concerto

Transcriptions and Cadenzas
Joel's solo transcriptions of works such as:
Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata (slow movement)
Cadenza to Mozart Concerto Op 595

Sample Programs

Program #1

Bolcom: "Nine New Bagatelles"
Kirchner: Piano Sonata No. 3 "The Forbidden"
Bermel: "Funk Studies"
Carter: Piano Sonata

Program #2

Saygun: Sketch on Aksak Rhythm (Turkey)
Prokofiev: Sonata No. 3 in A Minor
Succari: La Nuit du Destin (Syria)
Chen: Instants d'un Opéra de Pékin (China)
Beethoven: Sonatas Op. 110, 109 or 101 Villa-Lobos: Alma Brasileira (Brazil)
Bonds: Troubled Water (USA)
Chopin: Sonatas No. 2 or No. 3
Liszt: "Rigoletto" Paraphrase

Program #3

Nazareth: Vem ca Branquinha (Brazil)
Villa-Lobos: Alma Brasileira (Brazil)
Bonds: Troubled Water (USA)
Bolcom: "Nine New Bagatelles"
Succari: La Nuit du Destin (Syria)
Ginastera: Sonata No. 1
Piazzolla: "Flora's Game" (Milonga Prelude)