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Ezra DonnerWhy commission Ezra?

Ezra has written custom-made music for groups and artists includingAkropolis Quintet, Vox Reflexa, KeyWinds Duo, and The Aurea Silva Trio, as well as soloists Claire DiVizio and Mark Dover.

Whether you’re a conductor, an ensemble, a solo performing artist, a filmmaker, a choreographer, or simply a music lover with a special occasion coming up, consider commissioning a new piece from Ezra! Please use the Contact Page to request more information.

Here are some testimonials from past commissioners:

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“Variations is orchestral in scope, impressed us with its depth and it is idiomatic to the instruments.  We have been honored to work with Ezra and look forward to hearing more of his music!”The Aurea Silva Trio

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“It’s not enough to be just a great musician; Ezra’s other qualities make a collaboration with him truly special.  He’s pleasant, flexible, thoughtful and most of all, just a terrific human being.”Bridget Leahy and Douglas Olenik, KeyWind Duo

Akropolis Quintet

Recent commissioning projects

Shimmer for Piano Trio | Yes, Virginia for SAB Choir | Bulldog Blues for Grade 3 Band

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“Shimmer” for Piano Trio

A 5-7 minute work for violin, cello, and piano, blending moments of serene lyricism with raucous mixed-meter dance passages.  By joining this commissioning project, your ensemble’s name will appear in the score in perpetuity, and your group will enjoy exclusive performing and recording rights for one year after completion.  Score and parts will be delivered by October 1, 2013.

Student groups may join for free, simply by bringing two other ensembles to the project.

To see and hear sketches of the new work, click here! Please use the Contact Page to request more information.

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Santa Claus

Yes, Virginia” for SAB Choir and Piano

A 4-minute piece for middle-school choir based on the well-known New York Sun editorial with the words, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus”. With a musical language involving simple three-part homophony and occasional canonic writing.  Perfect for Christmas and Holiday concerts!

To see and hear sketches of the new work, click here! Please use the Contact Page to request more information.

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Bulldog Blues

Bulldog Blues for Middle School Band

A 4-minute piece for middle school band inspired by the music language of Rock and Blues.  With a nod to the music of thrillers such as James Bond and Mission Impossible.

To see and hear sketches of the new work, click here! Please use the Contact Page to request more information.

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Photo credits:

By Grant (originally posted to Flickr as Sunday Shimmer) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
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