Soloist and recording artist Adam Unsworth is Associate Professor of Horn at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. As a performer he is dedicated to commissioning and performing works of living composers, with a goal of expanding repertoire and redefining the boundaries of the horn.

His new CD release, Snapshots, on Equilibrium Records, is a compilation of previously unrecorded music, much of which Adam commissioned since starting at Michigan in 2007. Currently he is anticipating the release of Balance, a jazz recording for horn, jazz quintet, and chamber orchestra, which features arrangements of his original compositions.

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2016

Feb. 26 - Elmhurst Jazz Festival with the Gil Evans Project Big Band

Mar. 7-12 - Guest Artist Residency, University of Buffalo

May 19-22 - Jazz Standard, NYC with the Gil Evans Project Big Band

Oct 19-24 - Recital Tour with composer/pianist Catherine Likhuta - Northwestern Univ., Eastman School of Music
Univ. of Michigan, Temple Univ.

Nov 6-23 - Asia Tour with the San Francisco Symphony

 

2015 Past Events:

Jan. 24 - Gil Evans Project Big Band - Krannert Center, Champaign, IL

Feb. 17 - Gil Evans Project Big Band, CD Release, NYC

Mar. 6-8 - Southeast Horn Workshop - Louisiana State University

Mar. 25-26 - Guest Artist - Witchita State University

Mar. 28 - Gil Evans Project Big Band - Koener Hall, Royal Conservatory, Toronto Canada

Mar. 29 - Gil Evans Project Big Band - Harmon Fine Arts Center, Drake University, Iowa

Apr. 12 - Violin, Horn, Piano Trio Concert - Scranton Cultural Center. Richard Amoroso, violin, Sheri Melcher, piano

Apr. 20-22 - Guest Artist - Northern Arizona University

May 14-17 Gil Evans Project Band - Live at the Jazz Standard, NYC

 

2014 Past Events:

June 3 - June in Buffalo Contemporary Music Festival - solo performance of Boxman by David Felder.

June 13 - Recital at Griffith University, Queensland Conservatorium, Brisbane, AUS with Catherine Likhuta, piano

June 16 - guest artist at the Austalian National Academy of Music, Melbourne

June 22-28 - Bar Harbor Brass Week, Bar Harbor, ME July 6-19 - MPulse High School Horn Institute, Ann Arobr, MI

July 27-Aug 3 - Composers Conference, Wellesley, MA

Aug 4-10 - Idyllwild Arts Chamber Fest

Oct. 17 - Electronic Music Midwest, Lewis University. Performance of Nisi by Kevin Ernste

Nov. 14 - Gil Evans Project Big Band - Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, NYC

 

2013 Past Events:

Sunday, Jan 27th, 4pm, Britton Recital Hall, Ann Arbor MI - Brahms Trio with Martin Katz, piano and Steven Shipps, violin

Sunday February 10th, 4pm Britton Recital Hall Ann Arbor MI - Soloist with the Meridian Arts Ensemble on Seven Kings by David Sanford

Monday, March 4th 3pm Guest - Heart of Los Angeles Youth Orchestra program

Monday, March 4th - 6pm University of Southern California (recital/class)

Tuesday, March 5th - 7pm University of the Redlands (recital/class)

Wednesday March 6th - University of California at Santa Barbara 6:45pm (recital/class)

Thursday March 7th Stanford University 4pm (recital/class)

Friday, March 8th San Francisco Conservatory of Music 1pm (recital/class)

Saturday, March 9th University of California-Berkeley 7pm (recital/class)

Sunday, March 10th 8pm University of Oregon, Eugene (recital)

Saturday, March 23rd - The Stone, NYC - Trios by Ligeti, Wuorinen and Schnyder with Yuki Numata and Eric Heubner

May 14th-19th - Performed with the Grammy Nominated Gil Evans Centennial Project Big Band, The Jazz Standard, NYC

August 14 - Performed 'Nisi' for Horn and Electroincs by Kevin Ernste at the Intermational Computer Music Conference, Perth, AUS

September 10 - Performing with the Slee Sinfonietta, University of Buffalo

September 12 - Performing at Pausa Arthouse, Buffalo, NY. Ligeti and Wuorinen Trios for Violin, Horn and Piano. Yuki Numata, violin, Eric Heubner, piano

September 14 - Performing at Ouchi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY with Siraishi Setsuhi, improvisatory calligrahpy - musicians: Frank Kimbrough, piano and Jay Anderson, bass

October 28 - Performing with the Slee Sinfonietta, Buffalo, NY

November 6 - Performing world premiere of David Felder's 'Boxman' for horn and electronics


Video Links:

1 November 2012, Eastman School of Music.
Live Performance of Nisi by Kevin Ernste, Director of Electronic Music at Cornell.
Commissioned by Adam Unsworth and premiered at Michigan in April 2012.

Sept 2010
Live performance of Next Step by Adam Unsworth

Live Performance of Eleanor's Here by Adam Unsworth

Live Performance of Third Time's the Charm by Adam Unsworth