Joel Balzun

baritone and composer

Feb
2
7:30 PM19:30

Le portrait de Manon

Faculty cover for "Des Grieux" in Massenet's Le portrait de Manon at Fullerton College. Also featured on the program is Act IV from Massenet's Manon. Aram Barsamian, stage director and musical director.

Fullerton College Recital Hall: Fullerton, CA

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Feb
3
7:30 PM19:30

Le portrait de Manon

Faculty cover for "Des Grieux" in Massenet's Le portrait de Manon at Fullerton College. Also featured on the program is Act IV from Massenet's Manon. Aram Barsamian, stage director and musical director.

Fullerton College Recital Hall: Fullerton, CA

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Feb
4
3:00 PM15:00

Le portrait de Manon

Faculty cover for "Des Grieux" in Massenet's Le portrait de Manon at Fullerton College. Also featured on the program is Act IV from Massenet's Manon. Aram Barsamian, stage director and musical director.

Fullerton College Recital Hall: Fullerton, CA

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Apr
8
4:00 PM16:00

Biola Men's Chorus

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World premiere of Everyone was a bird, for TTBB choir with piano. Commissioned and performed by the Biola Men's Chorus, conducted by Matthew Kellaway. Poetry by Siegfried Sassoon.

Lansing Recital Hall at Biola University: La Mirada, CA

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Nov
18
1:30 PM13:30

Balzun Studio Recital

Together with my students from Biola University and Fullerton College, we will present a recital, celebrating diversity through song. A wide array of composers will be presented, representing each singer's heritage - including songs from Colombia, Guam, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico, Sweden, and Taiwan. Free admission.

Lansing Recital Hall at Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

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Oct
28
9:30 AM09:30

Lynx Project: Autism Advocacy Project

World premiere of My light, my mind, and my dreams, for medium-high voice and piano. Performed by members of Lynx Project (Caitleen Kahn, soprano; Megan Moore, mezzo-soprano; Steven Humes, tenor; Florence Mak, piano). Poetry by Ryan Harris, Sameer Dahar, Rithik Sinhasan, and Rahul Sivaruban.

Sensory friendly and for the ASD Community.

Cincinnati Art Museum: Cincinnati, OH.

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Oct
27
7:30 PM19:30

Lynx Project: Autism Advocacy Project

World premiere of My light, my mind, and my dreams, for medium-high voice and piano. Performed by members of Lynx Project (Caitleen Kahn, soprano; Megan Moore, mezzo-soprano; Steven Humes, tenor; Florence Mak, piano). Poetry by Ryan Harris, Sameer Dahar, Rithik Sinhasan, and Rahul Sivaruban.

Family-oriented and interactive.

Mason Middle School: Mason, OH. 

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Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

Biola New Music Ensemble

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World premiere of Warhol Pop, for violin, clarinet, and piano. Performed by Biola New Music Ensemble, directed by Robert Denham.

With Hanbo Ma, Mr. Balzun will also perform Martin Ritter's Going Home.

Lansing Recital Hall at Biola University: La Mirada, CA.

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Jun
26
7:30 PM19:30

Russian Romances Concert

Along with the other participants in Ghenady Meirson's "Russian Opera Workshop," this will be an evening of Russian art song comprising composers from the classical era all the way to the end of the 20th century.

Helen Corning Warden Theater at Academy of Vocal Arts: Philadelphia, PA

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Nov
19
7:30 PM19:30

Biola Symphony Orchestra

World premiere of Chinook Arch, for symphony orchestra. Commissioned and performed by the Biola Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marlin Owen.

Soloist for Gustav Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, with aforementioned ensemble.

Lansing Recital Hall at Biola University, La Mirada, CA

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