December 2 and 9, 2012
Douglas joins the Canticle Singers of Baltimore as Guest Conductor and Organist for their Christmas concerts, directing them in his arrangement of I Wonder as I Wander for concerts at the Maryland State Boychoir Center for the Arts and Old St. Paulís Baltimore.
December 1, 2012
The Peabodyís Children Chorus premieres the first of Buchananís Two Songs of Hope at their annual Christmas Concert at Old St. Paulís, Baltimore.
November 12, 2012
The Lunar Ensemble with Lisa Perry, Soprano, premieres Eingang, commissioned for their Pierrot Project celebrating the 100th anniversary of Schoenbergís Pierrot Lunaire, at SUNY Fredonia. The project also features works of Faye Chiao, Natalie Draper, Joshua Pangilinan, Joshua Bornfield, Evan combs, Sean Doyle, and Lonnie Hevia. A review of the performance may be found here.
September 22, 2012
The Symphony in C, conducted by Rossen Milanov, performs Malleus, the winning work of their Young Composerís Competition, in Camden, NJ. A review of the performance, by the Philadelphia Inquirer, may be found here.
April 17, 2012
The Dahlia Flute Duo premieres Memento Mei: to the memory of Nicholas Maw with Douglas Buchanan, piano, at the Church of the Epiphanyís concert series in Washington, D.C.
April 15, 2012
Tom Hall conducts the Baltimore Choral Arts Chamber Chorus in a performance of Buchananís Morning Prayer at the Charlestown Chapel, Catonsville, MD.
March 2, 2012
The early music ensemble mode iv premieres Two Songs of Heaven and Earth at their concert in the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
January 20, 2012
The Federal Hill Parlor Series hosts the vocal-violin duo of Joe Kneer and Lydia Beasley in performances of works by Joshua Bornfield, Christian Carey, and Douglas Buchanan. A video of the third movement of Buchananís song cycle on poems of Rilke, die Stille, is available.
December 4, 2011
Douglas and Benjamin Buchanan, pianos, premiere Prayers of Our Father at First Presbyterian Church, Dallas, TX.
December 3, 2011
The Peabody Opera premieres Arielís Tempest, with music by Douglas Buchanan and libretto adapted by Ruger Brunyate. Now a part of Peabodyís Opera Outreach program, the opera was regularly performed in the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 seasons.
December 2, 2011
Rhymes with Opera premieres Goblin Market, with music by Douglas Buchanan and text by Christina Rossetti. A review of the performance, including works of Ruby Fulton and Thomas Limbert, may be found here, and a video recording is available on YouTube.
October 22, 2011
Malleus, the prize-winning work of the Macht Composition Competition, is premiered by Maestro Teri Murai and the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore, MD. A review of the work by Baltimore Sun critic Tim Smith may be found here.
Buchanan work Malleus wins Macht Composition Competition
Douglas Buchanan's orchestral work Malleus was chosen by a panel of judges to be the winner of the 2011 Macht Composition Competition for Best Orchestral Score. The work will be premiered by the Peabody Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Hajime Teri Murai on October 22 at 8:00 in the Friedberg Hall of the Peabody Conservatory, 1 E Mt. Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students.
Commissioned Work to be Premiered at North Central College
Midwestern Trilogy, commissioned by Naperville, IL poet Jamie Smith and set to text of her authorship, will be premiered on October 21st, 2011 at North Central College. You can read the Naperville Sun Times article about the work and the performance here.
Buchanan named Director of Music Ministries at Old St. Paul's
This August, Douglas began serving as Director of Music Ministries at Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Baltimore, MD. The historic church is one of the oldest parishes in Baltimore, founded in 1692, and also boasts the second oldest Choir of Men and Boys in the United States. Douglas directs the choirs of Old St. Paul's each Sunday, including the Mixed Chorus, the Camerata, the Choir of Men and Boys, and the Treble Chorus. You can also follow the music program on Facebook.
Rhymes with Opera
The Baltimore-based experimental opera troupe Rhymes with Opera has commissioned a new operatic work from Douglas, based on Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market. Performances will take place on December 2nd in Baltimore, MD at Liam Flynn's Ale House, and on December 3rd at the Honfleur Gallery in Washington, DC, 1241 Good Hope Road SE.
The Peabody Opera Outreach Program, in conjunction with the Annapolis Opera, has commissioned an operatic adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest, with music by Douglas Buchanan, and libretto by Roger Brunyate. The opera will be performed at area schools as part of the Opera Outreach's mission to provide high-quality music and musical education experiences for area children and youth. A preview performance will take place on Saturday November 5th in the Peabody Opera Studio.
The Buchanan Brothers
Pianists Douglas and Benjamin Buchanan will give several performances in the 2011-2012 season featuring works of their own composition, including BuKanon and Prayers of Our Father, by Douglas, and Suite for Brothers, by Benjamin. Concert dates and times are available here.