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2017

miranda

by James Still

March 28 – April 23

Music Composer

Indiana Repertory Theatre

Haunting mystery

A CIA operative working in the Middle East goes through a mind-bending existential crisis. Who are her friends? Who is the enemy? And just who is Miranda? The IRT’s award-winning playwright in residence, James Still, brings us a psychological riddle set in the world’s most explosive region.

 

Watch this Miranda Teaer Video. There is a sample of the music in it.

2016

Banco de la república

El último asalto: idilio, sublimación y catarsis musical en la Luis Ángel
*Por Luis Fernando Valencia Rueda

Escuchamos plácidos el sintético, erudito, y furioso cuarteto de Atehortúa; y el evocativo y exquisito cuarteto de Leone, quien, a propósito, nos invitó a entenderlo como un proverbial viaje musical hacia la cima de una montaña, en donde finalmente lograríamos divisar el tesoro de una hermosa melodía con aires de samba pampeana. Allí, en el descubrimiento paulatino de ese tesoro musical, Avalon se fajó. El mismo Leone se refirió a la interpretación de su cuarteto de esa noche como, ni más ni menos, ¡“el paraíso del compositor.”

Splash magazines

BY Debra Davy

About CORSON, for trumpet and tape

"It was an exceptionally intriguing and multi-layered piece with satirically amusing high-level tape accompanied by Burns’ superb trumpet playing."

Splash magazines

BY Debra Davy

Ear Taxi/Chicago Latino Music festival and MusicNOW Review- An "embarassment of riches" : new music in Chicago

Gustavo Leone’s “String Quartet No. 4”, 2016, was written for both Avalon and for Cuarteto Q-Arte, performing in a unique international cultural exchange in Bogota as part of the Chicago Latino Music Festival. Q-Arte is known as ‘the recognition and outreach leader of projects of the Latin-American music patrimony”. The piece, 14 minutes long in a three-part single movement, was lovely, lyrical, rich and unique, bursting with energy. The 3 sections, Leone has said, are "all in one mode-almost like one gesture" yet the Avalon Quartet's intense phrasing revealed the different themes within the melody.

 

Music in the Missions

A lecture to introduce the performance of San Ignacio, ópera de las misiones jesuíticas de Moxos y Chiquitos. LUMA October 25, 6:00pm at Simpson Hall.

Red Quintet

Ear Taxi Chicago 2016 - Mix tape inclusion

By Louis Harris

 

Third Coast review

BY LOUIS HARRIS ON OCTOBER 8, 2016

A highlight was the US premiere of Gustavo Leone’s String Quartet No. 4. Leone, born in Argentina, is one of the two heads of the Latino Music Festival. His 4th String Quartet is an ingenious amalgam of two very simple musical motifs: a series of rapidly repeated notes played half or whole steps apart on the four instruments, and three notes that sometimes ascend, other times descend. The ASQ provided precise blend and perfect intonation.

 

Chicago classical review

By Lawrence A. Johnson

Gustavo Leone’s String Quartet No. 4 offered more substantial fare, and was heard in its U.S. premiere. Jointly dedicated to the Avalon Quartet and Columbia’s Cuarteto Q-Arte, the concise work concists of a single movement of 14 minutes though the breaks between three sections are clearly delineated.

The music begins with quick agitated music, the fragments batted back and forth between the four players, leading to an angular new theme, played with admirable drive and energy. The second section offers a repeated-note theme that segues into an easygoing folk-like violin melody that grows louder and more insistent. A driving syncopated final section was dug into with great vitality by the Avalon players leading to an emphatic coda. Leone’s quartet is skillfully crafted and makes deft use of its elemental material.

String Quartet No.4

Sunday, November 13, 2:00 pm

International Connections

Cuarteto Q-Arte and Avalon String Quartet

The Art Institute of Chicago, Fullerton Hall

111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603

Funding for this international cultural exchange is provided by the McArthur Foundation through an International Connections grant for 2016.

String Quartet No.4

Wednesday, October 5, 7:00 pm

Avalon String Quartet and Cuarteto Q-Arte

Sala de conciertos de la Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango

Calle 11#4-14, Bogotá, Colombia

Funding for this International cultural exchange is provided by the McArthur Foundation through an International Connections grant for 2016.

String Quartet No.4

Friday, October 7, 5:30 pm

Avalon String Quartet

The Latino Music Festival in collaboration with Ear Taxi Chicago

Harris Theater, Cube Space

String Quartet No.3

Thursday, October 6, 6:30 pm

KAIA String Quartet

Música Argentina

Chicago Public Library, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium

400 South State St.

Chicago, IL 60605

Como un sueño

Friday, September 30, 3:00 pm

Orquesta Sinfónica del Conservatorio de Música de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia

National University of Colombia, Bogota, Conservatory of Music

Bibiana Ordoñez, harp

Guerassim Voronkov, conductor

Auditorio Leon de Greiff

Carrera 45 No 26-85 - Edificio León de Greiff
Bogotá D.C. - Colombia

Free

foro de compositores latinoamericanos

Friday, September 28

Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Cátedra Bogotá Musical Internacional

Taller de composición

September 28-October 3

Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Festival Internacional de Cuartetos de Cuerda

String Quartet No. 3

Thursday, September 22, 7:00 pm

KAIA String Quartet

Performance-conversation on the first movement of string quartet.

Facetada

Septemberr 13

Ensemble Concept-21

TBA

CORSON

for trumpet and tape

Septemberr 25, 2:00pm

CMMAS 10th Anniversary Concert

Stephen Burns, trumpet

Chicago Public Library, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium

400 South State St.

Chicago, IL 60605

Viaggio profondo

Septemberr 25, 2:00pm

CMMAS 10th Anniversary Concert

A film by Paul Hettel with music by me.

Chicago Public Library, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium

400 South State St.

Chicago, IL 60605

Music of the Jesuit missions

The scores that I reconstructed and published on E-Commons through Loyola University Chicago had the readership displayed above. The Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage was the sponsor for this work.

 

 

In Orange and blue

Benjamin Melsky playing in Orange and ue, for harp and tape

The University of Chicago

Fulton Hall

Chicago, IL

April 15, 2016

2015

Una voz, un grito , un lamento

Música Viva: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage

Chicago Arts Orchestra, Javier Mendoza, Director

Atheneum Theatre

2936 S Southport

Chicago, IL

October 2nd, 2015

Music director

Cantata Santa Maria de Iquique

Sónes de Mexico Ensemble and Guests-narration by Alejandro Goic

I played guitar and directed this production at Redmoon Theatre on Thursday September 10, 2015, 7:00PM

Redmoon Theatre, now gone

Redmoon Theatre
2120 S. Jefferson St.
Chicago, IL 60616

Music director

another word for beauty

a play by José Rivera

with music by Hector Buitrago, directed by Steven Cosson

Goodman Theatre

A workshop for a work in progress to be premiered next year.

I conducted the five piece band, played the guitar part, taught music to actors and singers, prepared, completed, arranged, and edited all scores for show.

 

Una voz, un grito, un lamento

“Latinoamérica,” the Kaia String Quartet’s debut album, is a compilation of works written for string quartet with influences of both folk and classical music of different styles. This CD represents the voice of Latino composers in the United States. Many of these works were recorded for the first time.

 

 

 

Preludes

Benjamin Melsky playing my PRELUDES forsolo harp. This CD contains photos of paintings by Liz Albertson which were inspired on each of the five preludes.

Buy it on ITunes by going to this address: https://itunes.apple.com/in/album/sommeil/id771876307

 

 

 

Corson

for trumpet and tape

For Stephen Burns

Fulcrum Point New Music Project at Constellation
Sunday, March 1 at 8:30pm
3111 N. Western, Chicago
$15 general / $10 students (find tickets HERE)

Chromalea

for electric guitar and tape, 12'

Watch video on YouTube of a December 4, 2014 performance at Mayne STage in Chicago.

ABsurdopera

a comic opera in two acts

Watch complete performance on You Tube

Una voz, un grito, un lamento

for string quartet

Veridian Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Series

Saturday January 10, at 7pm

Sunday, January 11, at 4pm

At St. John's Episcopal Church

800 D Street

Marysville, CA 95901

veridiansymphony.org

2014

chromalea

for electric guitar and tape

Gustavo Leone, guitar

Mayne Stage

Thursday, December 8, 8:00pm

1328 W. Morse Ave.,
Chicago, IL 60626

$15 general admission

una voz, un grito, un lamento

for string orchestra

The Northeastern Illinois University Orchestra

Brian Groner, conductor

NEIU Auditorium

3701 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626

Free

Corson

for trumpet and tape

For Stephen Burns

oohnow

A Celebration of the arts, global innovation & technology

Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 7:00pm

1034 West Randolph

Chicago, IL

Corson

for trumpet and tape

For Stephen Burns

The University of Georgia

Recital: Stephen Burns

November 14, 2014
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Performing Arts Center
Ramsey Concert Hall

Sponsored by: Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Willson Center for Humanities and Arts

The olive tree

a film by Paul Hettel

Watch this beautiful short film on a poem by the Greek poet Myrianti Toffalli.

The soundtrack is an original electronic composition.

Preludes

for harp

Thursday, November 20, 7:00 pm

SOMMEIL, CD Release Concert

Ben Melsky, harp

Instituto Cervantes

Alle fronde dei salici

for two sopranos, flute and violoncello

on the poem by Salvatore Quasimodo

Thursday, November 13, 7:00 pm

Fonema Consort

Chicago Latino Composers 2

Presented in collaboration with the University of Chicago, Department of Music

Corson

for trumpet and tape

For Stephen Burns

Visiones Sonoras

Centro Mexicano para la Musica y las Artes Sonoras

Friday October 24, CMMAS

Morelia, Mexico

Una voz, un grito, un lamento

for string orchestra

Sunday, October 12, 3:00pm

Harper Symphony Orchestra

Brian, Groner, conductor

Harper College Performing Arts Center

1200 Algonquin Rd., Palatine, IL 60067

Una voz, un grito, un lamento  on cd "Latinoamérica"

Kaia String Quartet CD Latinoamérica

“Latinoamérica,” the Kaia String Quartet’s debut album, is a compilation of works written for string quartet with influences of both folk and classical music of different styles. This CD represents the voice of Latino composers in the United States. Many of these works were recorded for the first time.

Una voz, un grito, un lamento

Kaia String Quartet CD Release Concert

Friday October 4,3, 7:00 pm

Kaia String Quartet CD Release Concert

Instituto Cervantes

31 W Ohio ST, Chicago, IL 60654

Portrait of a composer: gustavo leone

Q-Arte String Quartet
Martha Liliana Bonilla, arpa
Beatriz Elena Martínez, soprano

El compositor bonaerense Gustavo Leone, profesor en la Universidad de Loyola en Chicago, confió la grabación de seis de sus obras al Cuarteto de Cuerdas Q-Arte. Este concierto marca el lanzamiento de este disco en Colombia y el encuentro del público bogotano con Gustavo Leone y su música.

24 de Septiembre de 2014. 7:30 pm
BOGOTÁ, Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Sala de Conciertos

2013

Síncroma

Thursday, December 5, 2013 (7:00 pm)

Roosevelt Percussion Ensemble

Ed Harrison, Director

Roosevelt University, Ganz Hall

430 S. Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL 60605

latinomusic fest.org

Absurdopera: "Music Collides with Absurdist

Theater in ‘Absurdopera' by Gustavo Leone"

Read the Classicalite article on this work.

Absurdopera: "a comedic gem"

Read the Sun Times' article by Andrew Patner.

Absurdopera

A comic opera in two acts on plays by Samuel Beckett and Eugene Ionesco.

Thursday and Friday, November 21 and 22, 2013 (8:00 pm)

Mayne Stage

1328 Morse Ave.

Chicago, IL 60626

latinomusicfest.org

Bridges to sound

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 (6:30 pm)

Gaudete Brass Quintet

Chicago Public Library, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium

400 S. State

Chicago, IL 60605

latinomusic fest.org

Red QUintet

Sunday, October 27, 2013 (2:00 pm)

Kaia String Quartet

The Art Institute of Chicago, Fullerton Hall

111 Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60603

www.kaiastringquartet.com

See related video on NBC about Kaia String Quartet and concert in the Latino Music Festival.

Kaia and concert on NBC

Una voz, un grito un lamento

Sunday, June 23, 2013 (8:00 pm)

Kaia String Quartet

The Den Theater

1333 N Milwaukee Ave

Chicago, IL 60622

www.kaiastringquartet.com

Mundo

for voice and orchestra

Performance during Opera Maya Festival, México.

 

String Quartet No. 2

Sunday,June 2, 2013 (12:00 pm)

Cuarteto Arcana

Salón de Recepciones

Museo Nacional de Arte

XXV Foro Internacional de Música Nueva "Manuel Enríquez" 2013

Digital program

Cántico

for choir, percussion, and string orchestra

Sunday, April 28, 2013 (7:30 pm)

Dupage Chorale and the DuPage Chorale Orchestra coducted by Lee Kesselman

Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church

149 W Brush Hill Rd. Elmhurst

MAC-13-12100%20DPC%20Spring%20FlyerRev4-2-13%5B2%5D

Una voz, un grito, un lamento

For string orchestra

Wiener KammerOrchester, Vienna

Sat, 13.04.2013, 15:30h, Mozart Saal des Wiener Konzerthauses

Sun, 14.04.2013, 10:30h, Mozart Saal des Wiener Konzerthauses

Music of the Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos

Wednesday April 10, 2013 (3:00 pm)

A concert of American Colonial Music including scores reconstructed during

my research grant from the Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage

Chicago Arts Orchestra and Bella Voce at Madonna de lla Strada.

See brochuremusc13-07_Music%20of%20Jesuits_v2-1

2012

Guitar Performance

Gustavo Leone, soloist guitar in Carlos Guastavino’s Las Presencias No. 6

Friday, November 2, 7:30 pm

Latino Nights

Renovo String Orchestra

Nichols Concert Hall

1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201

847.905.1500, ext. 108

http://www.renovostrings.org/

una voz, un grito, un lamento
For string orchestra
Renovo String Orchestra
Friday, November 2, 7:30 pm

Latino Nights

Renovo String Orchestra

Nichols Concert Hall

1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201

847.905.1500, ext. 108

Tickets: 25/20/10 dollars

FACETADA

for violin, violoncello and guitar

Ivanovich/Ruhstrat/Cunliffe Trio

Friday, October 26, 2012 (6:30 pm)

The Art Institute of Chicago, Fullerton Hall

111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603

Mobiles

for clarinet, trumpet, bassoon, horn

Fulcrum Point Project

Thursday, October 22, 2012 (7:00 pm)

Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Chicago

205 E Randolph St Chicago, IL 60601

ÁLEA
For electric guitar and tape
Gustavo Leone, electric guitar
Sunday, October 21, 5:00 pm
Elastic Arts Foundation
Experimental and Improvised Music
by Chicago Latino Composers
Guillermo Gregorio, 
Gustavo Leone
, and Elbio Barilari
2830 N. Milwaukee, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60618

Chant de Mort

For voice and piano

Friday, October 19, 8:00 pm

Chicago Latino Voices-

Music of Elbio Barilari and Gustavo Leone

Ondas Ensemble

Music On Madison

743 Custer Ave. Evanston , IL 60202

www.themusicaloffering.org

Fantasía TARDía

For chamber orchestra

Sunday, October 7, at 3:00 pm

Harper Symphony Orchestra

Brian Groner, conductor

Harper College Performing Arts Center

1200 Algonquin Rd., Palatine, IL 60067

(847) 925-6568

http://calendar.harpercollege.edu/cal/main/showMain.rdo

Tickets: 10/8/7 dollars

Mundo

for voice and orchestra

Thursday, September 27 (6:30 pm)

As part of the Music festival of Chihuahua, Mexico

Symphonic Orchestra of the State University of Chihuahua

Mundo

for voice and orchestra

Saturday, May 5, 2012 (7:30 pm)

José Pablo Moncayo: Tierra de Temporal
Gustavo Leone: Mundo with Cynthia Stiehl, mezzo soprano
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Titan

http://www.foxvalleysymphony.com/concerts_and_tickets/concerts/event_53108f83bee5/

RACCONTI

In memory of Lucile Lawrence

for harp

Michelle Heuer

April 7th at 5pm at the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall at NIU.

Music Alive featuring music written by living composers.

http://www.niu.edu/music/media/webcasts.shtml

Preludes

for harp

Come by the Gallery for an amazing evening of music, art, and mingling on February 18 8pm [doors open @ 7:30pm] or February 19 3pm [doors open @ 2:30pm] for a lovely evening of contemporary harp music that features Chicago-based composer Gustavo Leone’s Preludes for Solo Harp with accompanying artwork inspired by the preludes by Elizabeth Albertson. Also on the program will be Ricardo Lorenz’s Jaromiluna for harp and violin featuring violinist Andrew McCann, and John Cage’s In a Landscape for harp solo. Admission is free with a reception to follow.

http://roomsgallery.com/?page_id=61

String Quartet No.2                                                   

PROGRAMACIÓN AUDITORIO FABIO LOZANO
TEMPORADA 2012

Lunes, 20 de febrero. Hora: 7:00 p.m. Boleto: $5.000
Jornadas de Música Contemporánea CCMC - 2012

Cuarteto Q-Arte
Cuarteto de cuerdas # 2 de Gustavo Leone [Arg. / E.U.A., 1956]

Cuarteto Q-Arte (Juan Carlos Higuita y Liz Ángela García, violines; Sandra Liliana Arango, viola; Diego García, violonchelo)

http://www.ccmc.com.co/perfil_muestra.php?afilia=1000000044

2011

Preludes

for harp

Naperville Chamber Players presents Music of Local Composers
Sunday, November 20, 2011
4:00 pm
St. Michael's Catholic Church
310 S. Wheaton Ave, Wheaton IL
Admission: $10/$5 students/seniors
Meet the Composers reception to follow the concert.

http://www.napervillechamberplayers.com/

Una voz, un grito, un lamento

for string quartet

KAIA STRING QUARTET

www.kaiastringquartet.com

Tuesday November 29, 7:00pm.
Showcase Concert for Classical Revolution at

The Beetle, Ukrainian Village
2532 W. Chicago Ave. (Free and open to the public)

Alea (guitar performance)

for electric guitar and tape

Tuesdays-at-One
Concert Series

University of Illinois at Chicago

November 8

Elbio Barilari Experience (contemporary improvised music)

UIC Department of Theatre and Music
College of Architecture and the Arts
EPASW Bldg. 1040 W. Harrison St. MC-255
Chicago, IL 60607

Facetada

for flute, clarinet and piano

Ondas Ensemble playing at Preston Bradley Hall,

Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington ST. (3rd floor)

Una voz, un grito, un lamento

for string quartet

Kaya String Quartet

September 16, 2011 at Fullerton Hall of the Art Institute of Chicago

as part of the 2011 Latino Music Festival.

Alea (guitar performance)

for electric guitar and tape

I have been working on a piece for electric guitar and tape for a year and a half. I have one 5 and half minute long movement of music for tape based on sounds from an analog synthesiser and an electric guitar part played using an EBow. I intend to ad one or two more movements in the near future.

New Sounds at Katerina’s opens its 2011-12 season on Tuesday, October 25 at 8 pm. These exciting concerts will feature contemporary music ranging from eclectic to experimental. The first concert of the season presents a line-up of music by Canadian composers Brian Current and Omar Daniel, Greek Athanasios Zervas, and Chicagoans Seth Boustead, Tim Edwards, George Flynn, Gustavo Leone, Julia Miller, Thomas Stevens, and Ben Sutherland.

Katerina is located at 1920 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, Il 60613.
For reservations call: 773-348-7592: $ 8 cover; $ 4 students.

Scenes

for string quartet

to Liz Angela Garcia and the Cuarteto Arte Latinoamericano

Based on three scenes from my opera The Leader, Scenes is s piece for string quartet with a duration of 14 minutes. The form of this piece is an A B A in a fast-slow-fast arrangement.

To be recorded by the Cuarteto Arte Latinoamericano at Biblioteca Juan Jose Arango, Concert Hall

Bogota, Colombia September, 2011

Words and Music

A New Musical Realization and Broadcast for Radio by Samuel Beckett

Words and Music, a piece for radio by Samuel Beckett with music by Gustavo Leone

In cooperation with the 2011 Latino Music Festival and funded in part by an Illinois Arts Council grant, WFMT is presenting a live broadcast of this newly realized musical version of one of Beckett’s experimental works from 1962.

This piece will be led by award-wining actor, Don Forston, accompanied by Brian Shaw, and directed by Henry Godinez. Two main characters, “Words” and “Music”, work simultaneously with and against each other in order to produce songs, musical interludes, and lyric poetry. The Spektral String Quartet, under the baton of Philip Morehead, plays the role of “Music” in this hilarious play.

This coming Wednesday August 31st at 4:00 PM on WFMT, 98.7 FM

For streaming go to:

www.wfmt.com/streaming

Henry Godinez, Brian Shaw, and Don Forston      Spektral Quartet rehearsing their lines

shaping the piece, 8/30/11                           

 

Samuel Beckett wrote this piece for radio, Words and Music in 1961. It was recorded and broadcast on the BBC 1962. Music was composed especially by John Beckett, Samuel’s nephew.

In Words and Music, the two characters, Words and Music, are asked by Croak to express given themes: Words by means of the conceptual language of reason, and Music, of course, by the immediate and direct non-representative language of music. The three main themes are 'love', 'age' and 'the face,' but prior to this, Words warms up by practicing to define the word 'sloth.'

Words and Music has been described as a libretto or a parody of opera. That is the idea guiding the realization of the music. The humor in Words and Music, relies mainly on the farcical exaggerations of theatrical expression, and the notion that Music is actually a character in its own right who engages in dialogue with Words. Reference to historical styles is the way used in this version of expressing the farcical exaggeration of musical expression.

Una voz, un grito, un lamento

for string quartet

Cuarteto Arte Latinoamericano

Biblioteca Juan Jose Arango, Concert Hall

Bogota, Colombia August 10, 2011

Illinois Arts Council

Received an artist grant to work on an original production of Words and Music by Samuel Beckett with my realization of the character "Music."  It is for two actors and string quartet and has an approximate duration of 25-30 minutes

Facetada

for flute, clarinet, and piano

The International Festival of Contemporary Music of Morelia

Saturday, June 4, 7:30 pm

Conservatorio de las Rosas, Morelia, Mexico

Ensamble SequenzaSUR

The International Festival of Contemporary Music of Morelia, now on its seventh edition, has quickly gained a reputation as one of the main contemporary music showcases in Mexico, and it takes place in the beautiful colonial city of Morelia.

Music of the Missions, research project

 

In 1767, the Jesuits were expelled from the Spanish colonies in South America and left behind a legacy of music making that was buried for a little over two hundred years.
Despite their expulsion, the music of the Jesuits didn’t disappear entirely. Thanks to the indigenous people – the Chiquitos of Bolivia – this music was played throughout the eighteenth century and the manuscripts were preserved in the churches throughout the nineteenth century.
In 1985 the Swiss architect Hans Roth discovered over nine thousand of these manuscripts, and in 1990 UNESCO declared the churches of the Chiquitos a “patrimony of humanity.”
Now, in the twenty-first century, Loyola’s own Professor of Music, Gustavo Leone has hand picked four of these manuscripts and painstakingly restored the scores, thereby reviving a valuable and rare part of the Jesuits’ intellectual and musical heritage.

For more information call 773.508.3820 or visit LUC.edu/ccih or see flyer LeoneMusicChiquitos

Thursday, April 14, 2011 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Loyola University Chicago, Simpson Hall and Madonna della Strada.

Scores, particelle, and recordings of three works can be downloaded for free by going to ECommons.

There are three works, Misa Espiritu Santo, Stabat Mater, and Regina Coeli. These three works were collected from the Music Archives of Chiquitos and reconstructed from particelle.

2010

Sextet

for flute, oboe, violin, viola violoncello and piano

Wednesday, December 8, 7:30 pm

Latin American Independence Concert

Members of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago led by Maestro Cliff Colnot

Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center

220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60604

String Quartet No. 1

Sunday, November 21, 2:00 pm

Avalon String Quartet and Michelle Areizaga

The Art Institute of Chicago, Fullerton Hall

111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603

Como un Sueño

For harp and orchestra

Saturday, November 6, 7:30 pm

Fox Valley Symphony, Brian Groner Music Director

Faye Seeman, harp

Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

400 W. College Avenue, Appleton, WI 54911

Guitar Performances

Thursday, October 28, 6:30 pm

Desde el Sur/From the South

Maria Luisa Rayan, harp, Gustavo Leone, guitar and the LMF String Quartet

Claudia Cassidy Theatre, Chicago Cultural Center

78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602

Free concert

Sunday October 31, 2:00 pm

Mexican Avant-garde Music

Cube Ensemble, CMMAS, and the Latino Music Festival

The Art Institute of Chicago, Fullerton Hall

111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 6060

Gustavo Leone playing guitar on Sinapsis for guitar and tape by Rodrigo Sigal

Tuesday November 2, 1:00 pm

Mexican Avant-garde Music

CUBE Ensemble

The University of Illinois at Chicago

Department of Performing Arts (MC 255)

L060 Concert Hall

1040 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60607

Gustavo Leone playing guitar on Sinapsis for guitar and tape by Rodrigo Sigal

Fantasía Tambu

For violin and chamber orchestra

Sunday, October 10, 3:00 pm
The Spanish Guitar

Harper Symphony Orchestra led by Maestro Brian Groner

Performing Arts Center

1200 Algonquin Rd., Palatine, IL 60067

Gustavo Leone will play guitar as part of the orchestra. He will also play two pieces for solo guitar on this program.

Devoto Viejo and Recuerdos

Two tangos for chamber rensemble

Sunday, October 10, 3:00 pm
From Baroque to Tango

Ondas Ensemble

Evanston SPACE

1245 Chicago Ave., 
Evanston, IL 60202

Adults $12, Students and Seniors $8 at evanstonspace.com or 847.866.6260 847.866.6260

$15 and $10 at the door

WFMT Impromptu

Thursday, October 7, 4:00 pm

Maria Luisa Rayan, harp and Gustavo Leone, guitar with the Latino Music Festival String Quartet

Preview of the October 28 concert entitled From the South, a celebration of the bicentennial of the declaration of independence of Argentina.

See: 2010 Latino Music Festival.

The leader, a comic opera in one act based

on the play by eugene ionesco

for five singers and string quartet

The Leader and On "Sor Juana" Latino Theatre Festival at the Goodman

Together in One Evening, the Goodman Presents Two Selections from the Latino Music Festival
In Association with the Lyric Opera
July 22 at 7:30 | Owen Theatre
$18/$9 (Students w/ID)

The Leader Composed by Gustavo Leone
A comic chamber opera composed by Gustavo Leone based on an Ionesco one-act by the same name, The Leader is the story of a fictional Latin American country and its dictator.

http://www.goodmantheatre.org/season/10latinofest.aspx

The Sins of sor juana

A play by Karen Zacarias directed by Henry Godinez

The Goodman Theatre

Albert Theatre

June 19 - July 26, 2010

Goodman Theatre

312-443-3800

Check for free downloads...

http://www.goodmantheatre.org

ALEA

for electric guitar and tape

A Musical Response to New Icon

Tuesday, June 29, 6:00 p.m.

LUMA Loyola University Museum of Art

http://www.luc.edu/luma/Event_calendar_page/events.html

Join us for a performance of chamber music inspired by the work on view in New Icon. This program of contemporary music will explore styles and techniques representing some of trends in today's American music. By combining electronic music with mixed media and traditional with avant-garde styles, this concert will provide the audience with an emblematic representation of the creative American spirit.

ALEA

for electric guitar and tape

CUBE's celebration of composer John Eaton

Tuesday, March 30, 7:00 PM, Sherwood Conservatory,
1312 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Gustavo Leone, electric guitar

The music from the jesuit missions of south america

Research grant by the Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage, Loyola University Chicago

http://www.luc.edu/ccih/ResearchProjects.shtml

CHANGING VIOLET

Mary Drews, piano, and Matthew Coley, marimba

Thursday, March 11, at 4:00 PM listen to WFMT 98.7 FM, Impromptu (live broadcast, featuring Changing Violet by Gustavo Leone)

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=1,1,41,40


Education of the Senses: Sonic Inertia Duo, Music for Marimba and Piano

Sonic Inertia Duo's music for marimba and piano embarks on a sonic exploration of modern art.  Featuring music composed during the 20th and 21st centuries inspired by visual images, the performance reflects on the importance of Modernism, its message for a better world, and its influence on all of the arts.

The commission for Changing Violet was funded by Steinway of Chicago.

Friday, March 12, at 6:30
Loyola Museum of Art
, 820 North Michigan Avenue.

Free.

http://www.luc.edu/luma/Event_calendar_page/events.html

Cantico

For choir, percussion and string orchestra. The University of Chicago New Music Ensemble and University Chorus celebrate the works of 20th-century Latin American Masters on  
Saturday, February 20th at 8 pm in Rockefeller Chapel located at 5850  
S. Woodlawn Avenue. This energetic and colorful concert will feature  
CÁNTICO by Chicago composer Gustavo Leone, at the Department of Fine and Performing Arts of Loyola University Chicago.  The dynamic program will also include  
choral and chamber works by Chavez, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla, and  
others. The 2010 Latino Music Festival produced by the International  
Latino Cultural Center of Chicago will sponsor this collaborative  
event. Donations are requested at the door. For more information,  
call 773-702-8069, or visit music.uchicago.edu.

CHANGING VIOLET

For marimba and piano. Concert number 10 of festival, played by Sonic Inertia.
Music for marimba and piano by Latin American and Chicago Latino composers.

Sunday, October 11, 7:30 pm
Skokie Public Library 5215 Oakton St., Skokie, Illinois 60077

Wednesday, October 14, 12:00 noon
University of Wisconsin-Parkside 900 Wood Road Kenosha, WI 53141

HARP CONCERTO

For harp and orchestra performed by Ben Melsky.

Cervantes Institute Orchestra
Friday November 20, 7:30
Merit School of Music
Gotlieb Hall, 38 South Peoria Street, Chicago, IL 60607

RECUERDOS

A tango for orchestra.

Concert number 11 of festival. Harper Symphony Orchestra Traditional and new Symphonic Tango music by Astor Piazolla, Matos Rodriguez, Angel Villoldo, Gustavo Leone and Elbio Barilari

Sunday, October 11, 3:00 pm
Harper College
1200 W. Algonquin Rd. P206, Palatine IL 60067
FREE CONCERT

MOBILES II

Concert number 12 of Festival.
Civic Orchestra of Chicago Chamber Ensemble

Maestro Cliff Colnot leads Civic Orchestra members in a concert featuring Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos and music by Gustavo Leone and Elbio Barilari Panel discussion with Andrew Patner, Cliff Colnot, Carmen Tellez, Luiz Fernando Lopez Valim and composers.

Sunday, November 1, 7:30 pm
The Peoples Music School
931 W. Eastwood Ave., Chicago, IL 60640
FREE CONCERT

Sunday, November 15, 3:00 pm concert, 4:30 pm panel
Buntrock Hall Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60604
FREE CONCERT

Promotion

I have been promoted to Professor at Loyola University Chicago! Loyola's faculty includes some of the most talented scholars and teachers I have seen in my life. We are a 140 year old Jesuit research university and as such we have very high standards when it comes to academics, social and scholarly work.

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts has been in existence for as long as I have been working for Loyola. My department is evolving and developing into a multidisciplinary unit of unique profile. I am looking forward to contributing to the growth and enhancement of Loyola University Chicago.

2009

Boleros for the Disenchanted

Music for a play by José Rivera directed by Henry Godinez,
The Goodman Theatre

June 20 July 26, 2009
This is a colorful love story from Puerto Rico
In the end...love always wins...

The Sins of Sor Juana

Music for a play by Karen Zacarías directed by Henry Godinez,
Northwestern University Theatre

January 2009

This is the story of one of the most important women in universal literature,
a woman that broke all boundaries of her time...

Facetada

played by the Ondas Ensemble
The Heart of a Distant Summer

Composers from Latin America and the US with special guests
The Ondas Ensemble

One performance only! Saturday, December 13th, 7pm at the Alliance Francaise, 810 N. Dearborn (Dearborn & Chicago) Enter from the Chicago Ave. side Tickets: $10 general admission, $5 student; each $2 more at the door. Latino Cultural Center

Latino Music Festival

The 2008 Latino Music Festival opens with a series of more than 16 concerts of music featuring a wide spectrum of periods and styles. For more information: Latino Cultural Center.

By John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune, August 4, 2008
"Gustavo Leone's "Mundo," for voice and orchestra,
draws its vocal text from the Popol Vuh, the sacred book of the Mayans, evoking a sense of pre-Columbian culture. Its lush, movie/music-like scoring, laced with jungle drums and soaring vocal lines, reminds one of the Brazilian Heitor Villa-Lobos' "Forest of the Amazon." It's an unabashed crowd-pleaser, and soprano Michelle Areyzaga threw herself into it with rapturous expression and body language to match."

Boleros for the Disenchanted

Incidental music for a play by Jose Rivera and directed by Henry Godinez.
For more information visit Goodman Theatre.

Mundo

for voice and orchestra

The Symphonic Orchestra of Michoacan
As part of the International Music Festival of Morelia
Eduardo Sanchez Zuber, conductor, Maria Guadalupe Jimenez, voice

Tuesday, November 18
Morelia, Mexico

Eduardo Sanchez-Zuber, Conductor

Como un Sueño

for harp and orchestra, 2006, 20:00 approximately

Faye Seeman, harp, Brian Groner, conductor
Harper College Arts Center, Illinois
Sunday, October 12, 2008, 3:00PM

Sextet

for flute, oboe, violin, viola, violoncello, and piano

Friday, October 10 at 8:00 p.m. and on
Sunday, October 12 at 3:00 p.m.
The International House at the University of Chicago and
Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall respectivelly
The Millennium Chamber Players: Robert Treviño, Conductor

Mundo

for voice and orchestra

Friday, August 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Harris Theater
Grant Park Orchestra; Giancarlo Guerrero, Conductor
Some of Chicago’s best and brightest living Latin American composers
are highlighted at these Harris Theater concerts.
Works by Ricardo Lorenz, Gustavo Leone, Elbio Rodriguez Barilari,
and Osvaldo Golijov will be presented.
http://www.grantparkmusicfestival.com/schedule.shtml

The Leader

comic opera in one act based on Eugene Ionesco's play

Virginia Arts Festival, John Duffy Composers' Institute
May 26, 2008, Chandler Recital Hall, ODU, Northfolk
http://www.virginiaartsfest.com

Boleros for the Disenchanted

by Jose Rivera, directed by Henry Godinez,
Gustavo Leone, composer

Yale Repertory Theatre
May 1-21, 2008
http://www.yalerep.org/boleros.html

The Cook

by Eduardo Machado, directed by Henry Godinez,
Gustavo Leone, composer

The Goodman Theater
at the Owen
October 29 through November 18, 2007
170 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60601
http://www.goodmantheatre.org

Moving Lights

As part of the 2007 Latino Music Festival
for chamber ensemble, 2005, 10:00 approximately

Civic Orchestra,
Camber Series
Cliff Colnot, conductor
Buntrock Hall
Orchestra Hall
Friday, November 30, 2007, 7:30PM
for more information go to
http://www.latinoculturalcenter.org/Index2.htm

Red Quintet

for harp and string quartet, 2002, 13:00 approximately

Faye Seeman, harp, Members of the Chicago Sienfonietta
The Chicago Sinfonietta and
The National Museum of Mexican Art
for more information go to
ChicagoSinfonietta.org

Como un Sueño

for harp and orchestra, 2006, 20:00 approximately

Faye Seeman, harp, Stephen Squires, conductor
Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra
United Methodist Church
Rockford, Illinois
Friday, November 9, 2007, 7:30PM
for a review of the concert go to
http://www.rrstar.com/homepage/x1855989526/index.html?printview=true

Como un Sueño

for harp and orchestra, 2006, 20:00 approximately

Faye Seeman, harp, Daniel Sommerville, conductor
Wheaton Symphony Orchestra Concert
Edman Memorial Chapel
Wheaton, Illinois
Saturday, October 6, 2007, 8:00PM
for more information go to
http://www.wheaton.edu/Conservatory/calendar/index.html

Racconti

in memory of Lucile Lawrence

for harp, 2007, 10:00 approximately

Commissioned by Faye Seeman
for the Lucile Lawrence Cenntenial Celebration
Ball State University, Muncie Indiana
Saturday, September 29, 2007,
Sursa Hall - Concert II, 4:00 PM

Mundo

For voice and orchestra, 2007, 15:00 approximately

3,3,3,3,4,3,2,1,4,hrp, vox, full strings
Birch Creek Orchestra, Cinthia Stiehl, mezzo-soprano, Brian Groner, conductor, Saturday June 30, 2007, Egg Harbor, Wisconsin
Based on a prayer by a Mexican priest-shaman,
Mundo is a work for voice and orchestra that evokes pre-Columbian time.
This apocalyptic work is meant to be
an expression of a threaten people and culture.
Erik Eriksson on Mundo
Eighth Notes, Wisconsin, July 2007
…”Leone has (again) composed a significant work,
one that is likely to have a long and meaningful shelf life.”
…(Leone) has injected so much substance into this creation…”

Como un Sueño

for harp and orchestra

Faye Seeman and the American Harp Society,
2007 Summer Institute and National Competitions
Rossevelt University, Chicago Monday June 18, 2007
1:30-2:30 worshop and performance
http://www.harpsociety.org/


The Leader

a one act comic opera based on
Eugene Ionesco's play with the same title.

Virginia Arts Festival, John Duffy Composers Institute

May 14-27, 2007
Norfolk Virginia

Mobiles

for clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, and horn

Musique 21

Sonidos del Amazonas
2/16/2007, at 8 p.m. Music Auditorium, Music Building
West Circle Drive, MSU Campus
www.music.msu.edu

Facetada


for flute, clarinet, and piano

3rd CHICAGO LATINO COMPOSERS CONCERT
Music and Poetry from Brazil and the Rio de la Plata
in a tribute to legendary pianist Breno Sauer
The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the UIC Latino Cultural Center, the International Latino Cultural Center and the General Consulate of Brazil in Chicago present the third concert in the Chicago Latino Composers Series.
This concert will take place in Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center, on Sunday, February the 18th, at 3 p.m. Admission is free.

Como Un Sueño

for harp and orchestra

Faye Seeman and the San Luis Chamber Orchestra, Leonard Lutz, conductor Sunday March 25, 2007

Cántico

for choir and string orchestra, texts from the Popol Vuh, the sacred book of the Mayans

Latino Symphonic Festival of Chicago St. James Cathedral | 65 East Huron Street | Chicago, IL 60611 312-787-7360 | Saturday | October 21 | 4:00 pm

Una voz, un grito, un lamento

for string quartet

based on the Chicago Humanities Festival’s theme of “peace and war, facing human conflict.” Latino Symphonic Festival of Chicago Chicago Cultural Center | October 29, 2006, 3 pm |

Red Quintet

for harp and string quartet

Museum of Contemporary Art Theater New Music Chicago: Sonic Impact Sunday, October 29, 10 am

Blue Sextet

for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, and piano

Chicago Composers Forum-In Search of Meaning Event 4: November 2, 2006 Beverly Arts Center 2407 West 111th Street Chicago, IL 60655 The MAVerick Ensemble

Recent Review

Como un Sueño
Peninsula Pulse, June 28, 2006

"The evening had begun with a concerto for harp and orchestra commissioned from Gustavo Leone by Birch Creek harpist Faye Seeman. Leone has contributed other, shorter works to Birch Creek in the past, but none so beautifully thought out and persuasive as this lovely work. Entitled Como un Sueño, this longing, languorous work captured the affections of the audience. Working with major and minor seconds, Leone made this simple device something fresh and arresting. The great thing about this piece is its radiant beauty, a quality not lost on the audience members who responded with unmistakable enthusiasm. Seeman relish every measure and lavished on the work all her expertise. A significant debut for a concerto that surely has a worthy future."

Go to downloads to listen to samples of Como un Sueño

UPCOMING PRESENTATIONs 2006

Green Quintet
for flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello, and piano, 12'
MaVerick Ensemble

Sunday, February 26 at 3pm, a tribute concert to Gabriela Mistral
The MaVerick Ensemble with Jason Raynovich as its director performed a concert of the Chicago Latino Composers in the Preston Bradley Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center. The program included music by Haque, Leone, Barilari, Pichardo, Gregorio, Assad, and Lorenz.
The program was a panoramic view of the music that is being composed today by living Latin American composers and showed a wide variety of aesthetical approaches to the creation of new music. MaVerick Ensemble was able to negotiate very succesfuly the demands of the music included in this program and performed with accuracy and total conviction.

Sunday, February 26 at 3pm
Preston Bradley Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center

For more information on MaVerick

https://home.comcast.net/~maverickensemble/members.html

Preludes

for solo harp, 19'

Ben Melsky performs Leone's Preludes, for solo harp, from 1995 on Sunday, April 30th at 6:00 at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

Sunday October 30, 2005

This concert is part of the new Conservatory Project. You will be able to watch the performance by going to the kennedy
center website- www.kennedy-center.org/ and clicking on "Find a
Performance" located on the left hand menu, then scrolling down to
" Search Millenium Stage." On the top of the new page will be a
section that says "Northwestern University" and a link to get the
streaming video.

Blue Sextet

for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, violoncello, and piano, 10'
Commissioned by the Composers Conference
To be premiered in July of 2006
at Welleseley College in Massachusets

American a Cappella by Bella Voce
Art of Birds

American a Cappella, a CD containing Leone's Art of Birds

recorded and released by Bella Voce in 2006

For more information go to:

www.bellavoce.com

On Leone's choral work Art of Birds

"so lively and spectacularly varied in texture, it should be inducted into the choral repertoire right away in spite of the demands it makes on singers."
(Chicago Tribune)