Joel Balzun

baritone and composer

Jul
27
7:30 pm19:30

Dead Man Walking

  • Barry University

appearing as the titular role of "Joseph de Rocher" with Miami Music Festival. David Toulson, stage director. Brad Moore, conductor.

Shepard & Ruth K. Broad Performing Arts Center, Barry University: Miami, FL

Oct
18
7:30 pm19:30

Biola New Music Ensemble

  • Biola University Conservatory of Music

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

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

Oct
22
4:00 pm16:00

Biola Men's Chorus

  • Biola University Conservatory of Music

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

Oct
27
7:30 pm19:30

Lynx Project: Autism Advocacy Project

  • Mason Middle School

World premiere of My light, my joy, 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. 

Oct
28
9:30 am09:30

Lynx Project: Autism Advocacy Project

  • Cincinnati Art Museum

World premiere of My light, my joy, 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.


Jun
29
7:30 pm19:30

Pikovaya Dama

  • Academy of Vocal Arts

appearing as "Prince Yeletskiy" with Russian Opera Workshop. Concert staging, with Ghenady Meirson at the piano.

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

Jun
28
7:30 pm19:30

Pikovaya Dama

  • Academy of Vocal Arts

appearing as "Prince Yeletskiy" with Russian Opera Workshop. Concert staging, with Ghenady Meirson at the piano.

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

Jun
27
7:30 pm19:30

Pikovaya Dama

  • Academy of Vocal Arts

appearing as "Prince Yeletskiy" with Russian Opera Workshop. Concert staging, with Ghenady Meirson at the piano.

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

Jun
26
7:30 pm19:30

Russian Romances Concert

  • Academy of Vocal Arts

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

Mar
27
7:30 pm19:30

Fullerton College Faculty Recital

  • Fullerton College

In a showcase concert featuring the faculty of Fullerton College, I will present Poulenc's Miroirs brûlants with pianist Kevin Garnica.

Free admission.

Mar
26
3:00 pm15:00

Balzun Studio Recital

  • Biola University Conservatory of Music

Together with my students from Biola University and Fullerton College, we will present a recital featuring the songs of Richard Hundley. Free admission.

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

Mar
11
2:00 pm14:00

L'elisir d'amore

  • Geneva Presbyterian Church

appearing as "Belcore" with Capitol Opera Orange County. Concert staging, with Daniel Pitts at the piano.

Geneva Presbyterian Church, Laguna Woods, CA

Mar
10
7:00 pm19:00

L'elisir d'amore

  • Geneva Presbyterian Church

appearing as "Belcore" with Capitol Opera Orange County. Concert staging, with Daniel Pitts at the piano.

Geneva Presbyterian Church, Laguna Woods, CA

Jan
1
8:00 pm20:00

Hanbo Ma, piano

  • USC Thornton School of Music

Joining fellow Eastman alum Hanbo Ma on her DMA recital for various songs of Sergei Rachmaninov.

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

Oct
22
1:30 pm13:30

Addie Rose Brown, soprano

World premiere of Yet Am I Wise, for soprano and piano. Poetry by Addie Rose Brown.

Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music: Rochester, NY

Oct
2
3:00 pm15:00

Denham's "Sutter Creek"

Faculty Recital at Biola University, featuring Robert Denham's Sutter Creek. Kevin Garnica, piano

Lansing Recital Hall at Biola University, La Mirada, CA

Sep
30
7:00 pm19:00

Denham's "Sutter Creek"

Recital as part of "Friends of Music" concert series at First Presbyterian Church of Fullerton, featuring Robert Denham's Sutter Creek. Kevin Garnica, piano

First Presbyterian Church of Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

Sep
18
3:00 pm15:00

The Rake's Progress

with Pacific Opera Project. Josh Shaw, director. Stephen Karr, conductor.

Thorne Hall of Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA

Sep
17
7:00 pm19:00

The Rake's Progress

with Pacific Opera Project. Josh Shaw, director. Stephen Karr, conductor.

Thorne Hall of Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA