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Heather Gilligan

composer and pianist

RECENT

Guitarist Jose Lezcano and Ecuadorean flutist Sandra Tuqueres

Works by Piazzolla (History of the Tango); Lezcano (Sonatina Tropical) and Gilligan (Peregrine); also works for flute & piano with KSC faculty pianist Christina Wright-Ivanova.


Wednesday, February 5, 2020

2pm: Keene State College Workshop Recital Series (MU 100)

7:30pm: Keene Public Library, Auditorium Concert Series


Thursday, February 6, 2020

6pm: Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts


Saturday, February 8, 2020

11 am: Olivia Rodham Library, Nelson, New Hampshire

Keene State College Music Faculty Presenting Series

Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 3pm


Works by Heather Gilligan

A lecture recital celebrating

the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

which granted women the right to vote


Including...

A Woman Knows: 8 Songs on the Progress of Women

and

2019 NYC SongSLAM 2nd place winning song

"I'm a Girl. What's your Superpower?"


Christina Wright-Ivanova, piano

Previous Highlights

Stephanie Weiss, mezzo-soprano &

Christina Wright-Ivanova, piano


premiere

Heather Gilligan's new song,

I'm a Girl. What's your superpower?


poetry by Lisa DeSiro

2nd PLACE WINNERS at the

NYC songSLAM Festival

Thursday, January 17, 2019, 8pm

DiMenna Center for Classical Music

450 W. 37th Street

NEW RELEASE......

LIVING IN LIGHT

a debut album of vocal chamber works

Music by Heather Gilligan

with Margot Rood, soprano

featuring

the Apple Hill String Quartet

Patrick Owen, cello

Seelan Manickam, trumpet

Ken Radnofsky, saxophone

Damien Francoeur-Krzyzek, piano

Christopher Swist, recording engineer

Released Commercially on April 1, 2017

Selected past performances

November 3, 2018

Performance of One Mountain

Winner of the Juventas 2018 Call for Scores

This Land is Your Land

First Church, Boston

Juventas New Music Ensemble


July 16, 2018

Performance of Mixed Metaphors

United Church of Penacook, NH

Ann Moss, soprano

Holly Roadfeldt, piano


April 29, 2018

Performance of Peregrine

Keene State College Faculty Composers Recital

Robin Matathias, flute

Jose Lezcano, guitar


April 15, 2018

Performance of Mixed Metaphors

from Bay to Shining Bay

Piedmont Piano Company, Oakland, CA

Ann Moss, soprano

Steven Bailey, piano


April 14, 2018

Performance of The Farmer

Keene State College Concert Choir

Matthew Leese, conductor


April 13, 2018

Performance of Summer Folly and Morning, Noon, and Night

An Evening of Contemporary Music by Women Composers

Salem State College

Yong Im Lee Federle, piano


October 27, 2017

Performance of Living in Light

Boston Composers: Then and Now

North End Music & Performing Arts Center

Sherri Snow, soprano

Christina Wright-Ivanova, piano


July 29, 2017

Performance of Finer Points

Margot Rood, soprano

Caleb Herron, percussion

presented by the Orpheus Brewing Co. and the Atlanta Chamber Cartel


July 22, 2017

Monadnock Music

Performance of Living in Light

Margot Rood, soprano

Rafael Popper-Keiser, cello

Peterborough Town House


April 2, 2017

CD RELEASE CONCERT

Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center

Keene State College

March 29, 2017

Performance of Six of One

for woodwind quintet

Montana State University


March 10, 2017

For Whom the Bell Tolls

for wind symphony

Keene State College Concert Band

Jim Chesebrough, director


March 9, 2017

World premiere: Scenes from Midtown

A Theme and Variations for violin, clarinet, and piano

Keene State College Faculty Composers Recital

Carolyn Jean Cunningham, violin

Stephanie Ratte Jenkins, clarinet

Vladimir Odinikikh, piano


April 25, 2016

"For Whom the Bell Tolls" for wind symphony

Washington D.C. International Music Festival

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Cerritos High School Wind Symphony

Timothy Trost, director


March 6, 2016

"Six of One" for woodwind quintet

The East Winds Quintet

Celebrating Lehigh University: 150 years

Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University


March 2, 2016 at 7pm

"One Mountain"

American Modern Ensemble's

MADE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE concert

featuring works by New Hampshire-affiliated composers

Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center

Robert Paterson, director and conductor

Gina Izzo, flute

Benjamin Fingland, clarinet

Esther Noh, violin

David Eggar, cello

Matthew Ward, percussion

Erika Dohi, piano


December 10, 2015

Performance of "Cityscape" for percussion septet

Keene State College Percussion Ensemble

Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College

December 5, 2015

Performance of "Sleighing Song," from Songs of the Seasons

Keene State College Chamber Singers

Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College


November 6-8, 2015

Council on Undergraduate Research

Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Greensboro, North Carolina

Heather Gilligan, Facilitator for the Arts


October 28, 2015

Contemporary Techniques Festival

with guest composers Michael Slayton and Amy Williams

Heather Gilligan, panel moderator


March 30, 2015

Premiere of Cityscape for percussion septet

Boston University Percussion Ensemble

Boston, MA


April 10-14, 2015

Washington D.C. International Music Festival

Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

World premiere of a new orchestral work by Heather Gilligan


November 7-9, 2014

Council on Undergraduate Research

Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Heather Gilligan, Facilitator for the Arts


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A concert of works by Heather Gilligan

with Margot Rood, soprano and Heather Gilligan, piano

including the world premiere of Living in Light for soprano and cello

with guests

Sarah Brady, flute

Seelan Manickam, trumpet

Amanda Paul, cello

Craig Sylvern, tenor saxophone

Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center

Keene State College

7:30pm


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

An Evening with Réjean Marois

Winner of the 2014 KSC Call for Scores

A Conversation with the Composer, moderated

by Professor Heather Gilligan

including a performance of Bergere and

Trio for violin, flute, and piano (Heather Gilligan, piano)


Friday, September 26, 2014

Heather Gilligan's Buried Love for soprano and cello

performed at Lorelei on the Rocks

7pm at Sloane Merrill Gallery

75 Charles Street, Boston

Margot Rood, soprano

Patrick Owen, cello


Sunday, September 21, 2014

The world premiere of

Peregrine

Heather Gilligan's new work for guitar and flute

Jose Lezcano, guitar

Karrie Griffiths, flute

Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center

Keene State College

3:00pm


May 23, 2014

Anthology Vocal Quartet presents

Music By, For, and About Women

including....

A Woman Knows

8 Songs on the Progress of Women

by Heather Gilligan

7:30pm

The Green Room in Somerville, MA

$10 admission


May 4, 2014

BELLY Wine Bar

A collaboration between the Boston Composers Coalition

and the Arneis String Quartet including

Heather Gilligan's newest string quartet,

Contemplation and Pursuit

Kendall Square, Cambridge

7pm


April 27, 2014

The Senior Recital of Dan Ciccarello, violin

The Junior Recital of Emily DeAngelis, soprano

Heather Gilligan and Cheryl Sharrock, accompanists

Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center

Keene State College

7:30pm


April 26, 2014

Currants, KSC's Contemporary Ensemble

Heather Gilligan and Chris Swist, co-directors

Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center

Keene State College

7:30pm


April 19, 2014

Currants, KSC's Contemporary Ensemble

Heather Gilligan and Chris Swist, co-directors

Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center

Keene State College

3pm


April 19, 2014

Student Composers' Recital

Students of Heather Gilligan and Justin Casinghino

Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center

Keene State College

7:30pm


April 16, 2014

A Boston Composers Coalition concert

featuring the Arneis String Quartet at

Tsai Performance Center, Boston

Including the world premiere of Gilligan's

Contemplation and Pursuit


April 13, 2014

Chamber Singers of Keene

spring concert, featuring the world premiere of Gilligan's

Songs of the Seasons, a set of 4 songs for SATB choir and piano

Preconcert lecture by Dan Carberg, Heather Gilligan, and Ted Mann

Sandra Howard, conductor

Heather Gilligan, accompanist


March 21-22, 2014

College Music Society - Rocky Mountain Regional Conference

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Performance of Dialogue for solo flute by Heather Gilligan

Kathryn Shaffer, flute


March 15-19, 2014

2014 New York Choral Festival

Featuring the world premiere of I'll See You in the Morning,

a new SATB choral work by Heather Gilligan

Carnegie Hall, New York, NY


February 10-11, 2014

New Music Festival

The new music festival of the University of Nebraska at Kearney

Performance of Dialogue for solo flute by Heather Gilligan

Franziska Brech, flute


November 17, 2013

Currants, KSC's new contemporary ensemble

Heather Gilligan and Chris Swist, co-directors

and KSC String Ensemble, Marcia Lehninger, director

Works by Cage, Riley, Salerni, Simms, Beaser, Hand, Chase, and Dvorak

3:00pm at Alumni Recital Hall, Keene State College


November 16, 2013

Chamber Singers of Keene presents MAGNIFICAT

featuring


Schubert Magnificat, D486 and

Bach Magnificat, BWV 243

Heather Gilligan, accompanist

3:00 pm at St. James Church, Keene, NH


November 16, 2013

Student Composers' Recital

Students of Heather Gilligan

7:30pm at Alumni Recital Hall, Keene State College


November 8-10, 2013

Council on Undergraduate Research

Institute for the Arts and Humanities

CSU Sacramento, California

Heather Gilligan, shadow facilitator


November 6, 2013

Keene State College Symposium

Panel discussion with KSC professor Joe Darby and Call for Scores winner Jeremy Beck; Heather Gilligan, moderator

Performance of KSC Call for Scores winning composition, In Flight Until Mysterious Night


Robin Matathias, flute

Stephanie Ratte-Jenkins, clarinet

Marcia Lehninger, violin

Amanda Paul, cello

Heather Gilligan, piano

Chris Swist, marimba


2:00, Alumni Recital Hall, Keene State College


October 16, 2013

Facutly Recital: Chris Swist, composer



Marcia Lehninger, violin

Amanda Paul, cello

Heather Gilligan, piano


October 9, 2013

Chamber Singers of Keene concert in collaboration with Voices of Salzderhelden

Heather Gilligan, accompanist

7:30pm, Alumni Recital Hall, Keene State College


Saturday, October 5, 2013

A Boston Composers Coalition concert featuring Gilligan's


A Woman Knows

8 songs on the progress of women


performed by ANTHOLOGY, a female vocal quartet

Killian Hall, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Free concert begins at 8:00pm


Friday, October 4, 2013 - a Boston Composers Coalition concert

A casual, salon-style performance by ANTHOLOGY, a female vocal quartet, featuring 6 world premieres including Heather Gilligan's new work,


A Woman Knows, 8 songs on the progress of women

Vicky Reichert and Anney Barrett, sopranos

Sophie Michaux and Allegra Martin, mezzo-sopranos


The Green Room

62 Bow Street, Somerville


  • Pre-concert reception at 7:30
  • Drinks and munchies ongoing throughout the evening
  • Anthology will sing at 8pm

May 1 and 5, 2013

SOLOFEST

a set of Boston Composers Coalition concerts featured solo works by 8 composers; Gilligan's Dialogue for solo flute was premiered by SARAH BRADY.


Concert 1 - Wednesday, May 1 at 8pm

First Church, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston


Concert 2 - Sunday, May 5 at 1pm

First Parish, 2 Elm Street, Malden


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Student Composers Recital

Students of Heather Gilligan

3pm at Alumni Recital Hall

Keene State College


Saturday, April 20, 2013

Chamber Singers of Keene spring concert

Alumni Recital Hall, Keene State College, Keene, NH


April 11-13, 2013

National Council on Undergraduate Research

University of Wisconsin La-Crosse


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Academic Excellence Conference

Keene State College, Keene, NH


Saturday, March 9, 2013

Boston Composers Coalition concert, featuring the second

performance of Mourning Dew for flute, violin, and harp


Orlando Cela, flute

Annegret Klaua, violin

Franziska Huhn, harp


3pm at Chapel Hill-Chauncey Hall School

785 Beaver St

Waltham, MA


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Keene State College Faculty Composers Concert; Works by Gilligan, Ginsberg, Lezcano, Mann, Rogers, Swist, Sylvern, including Gilligan's 

A Trio of Pieces For Solo Piano

Heather Gilligan, piano

7:30pm at Alumni Recital Hall

Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College

Keene, NH


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Boston Composers Coalition concert

World premiere of Mourning Dew

Orlando Cela, flute

Annegret Klaua, violin

Franziska Huhn, harp

8pm at Killian Hall, MIT

160 Memorial Drive

Cambridge, MA


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Monadnock Valley Music Festival

Sandra Howard, guest conductor

Heather Gilligan, guest accompanist

4pm at Monadnock Regional High School