Kirk O’Riordan

composer | conductor | saxophonist

conducting

ABOUT

Kirk is the conductor of The Lafayette College Concert Band and the Lafayette College Contemporary Music Ensemble.

Previous to his Lafayette appointment, Kirk was an Assistant Conductor for the Lamont Symphony Orchestra and the Timberline Symphony Orchestra (now the Boulder Symphony). He also appeared as a guest conductor with the Boulder Concert Band.

In the lists below you will find his conducted repertoire for orchestra, wind ensemble, and chamber ensembles.

WIND ENSEMBLE REPERTOIRE

Samuel Barber: Commando March
Roland Barrett: Sunchasers
Robert Russell Bennet: Suite of Old American Dances
Warren Benson: The Leaves are Falling
        The Solitary Dancer
Leonard Bernstein: Overture to “Candide”

        Danzon from Fancy Free

        Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
           (arr. Lavender)
John Barnes Chance: Incantation and Dance
Aaron Copland: An Outdoor Overture
        Fanfare for the Common Man
        Emblems
        The Promise of Living
Norman Dello Joio: Scenes from "The Louvre"
Edward Elgar: Nimrod from Enigma Variations (trans. Alfred Reed)
Roshanne Etezady: Anahita

 George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (arr. Verrier)
Alberto Ginastera: Danzas del Ballet Estancia (trans. Donald Patterson)

 Percy Grainger:Lincolnshire Posy
        Moly on the Shore
Rob Smith: March from Symphonic Metamorphosis (trans. Keith Wilson)
Gustav Holst: I. Mars and IV. Jupiter from The Planets, op. 32
        Suite no. 1 in Eb
        Suite no. 2 in F
Karel Husa: Music for Prague 1968
Anthony Iannacone: After a Gentle Rain

 Charles Ives: Variations on “America”

 Zach Jones: Visions From A Quiet Valley
Morten Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium (trans. H. Robert Reynolds)

 Ronald Lo Presti: Elegy for a Young American
John Mackey: Aurora Awakes
David Maslanka: Give Us This Day (A Short Symphony for Wind Ensemble)
        Tears
Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (orchestrated by Kirk O'Riordan)
Kirk O’Riordan: The Hanging Gardens
        On Vincent's Swirling Skies
        Inaugural Fanfare
        Iris
        Shiki (The Four Seasons)
William Pfaff: Second Mesa

 Kevin Puts: Millennium Canons (trans. Mark Spede)

 Gioachino Rossini: Barber of Seville Overture (trans. Duthoit)

 William Schuman: Chester Overture
Dimitri Shostakovich: Festive Overture (trans. Hunberger)
Rob Smith: Beacon Fires
Igor Stravinsky: Berceuse and Finale from Firebird
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Finale from Symphony no. 4 (trans. Masato Sato)
Augusta Read Thomas: magneticfireflies
Frank Ticheli: Vesuvius
Michael Torke: Javelin
Ralph Vaughn Williams: Toccata Marziale
        English Folk Song Suite
Giuseppe Verdi: Overture: La Forza del Destino (trans. O'Riordan)
Richard Wagner: Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral (trans. Caillet)
Eric Whitacre: October
        Sleep
        Lux Aurumque
Dana Wilson: Colorado Peaks


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ORCHESTRAL REPERTOIRE

Johannes Brahms: Tragic Overture
Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring (chamber version)
Eddie Davis: All Rich Girls…
Sam Friedman: Adagio Anteros
George Friedrich Handel: Christmas Choruses from Messiah
Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony no. 104 in D Major, "London" Hob. I/104
Michael Kull: Set in Opposition
Fanny Mendelssohn: Overture
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto in C, K. 467
        Symphony no. 25 in G Minor, K. 183
Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition
Carl Nielsen: Helios Overture
Kirk O’Riordan: Chaconne for Violin and Orchestra
        Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra
        Return, forgotten (large Cello Ensemble)
        River Lights for Orchestra   
Igor Stravinsky: Berceuse and Finale from Firebird
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from The Nutcracker
        Symphony no. 4 in f minor
Giuseppe Verdi: Overture: La Forza del Destino


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CHAMBER ENSMEBLE REPERTOIRE


Jay C. Batzner: Goodnight, nobody [fl, vln, vc, perc.]
Kyle Benson: Secret Glances [fl, ob, cl, vln, vla, vc, pno]
John Cage: Music for _______ [fl, ob, cl, vln, vc, pno, perc]
         (performed without conductor)
Sharon Chen: Dawn [fl, vln, vc, hp]
Ryan Dupuis: Serenity [vln, vla, vc, cb, pno]
Sam Freiheiter: Kaleidoscope [fl, cl, asx, bsn, vln, vla, vc, pno, perc.]
John Gossick: Undulations [fl, cl, asx, pno, 3 perc.]
David Heuser: The Sun, The Plough, and The Hazel Tree
            [fl, ob, cl, vln, vc, pno]
Gavin Hobbs: Theme and Variation [2fl, 2 vln, vla, vc, 1 perc.]
Zach Jones: A Rose Reawakened [fl, ob, cl, vln, vc, pno, perc.]
Darin Lewis: To Elysium [fl, ob, cl, hn, vln, vc, pno, perc.]
Victoria Mulligan: Losing Grip [2 vln, vla, vc, pno]
Kirk O'Riordan: Mantra [fl, cl, 2 vln, vla, vc, pno; 3 perc.]
        Five Dreams for Five Players [fl; cl; vln; vc; pno]
        Time Lapses [fl, cl, asx, bsn, nh, tpt, 2 mar.]
Robert Paterson: The Thin Ice of Your Fragile Mind [fl, cl, van, vc, pho, perc]
Daniel Perttu: Auguries of Forest Dwellers [fl, vln, vc, pno, perc.]
William Pfaff: Tracery [fl, cl, tpt, vla, vc, cb]
        Beyond The Anchoring Ground [fl, ob, cl, vln, vc]
Kala Pierson: Lu shan [fl, vln, vc, perc.]

 Terry Riley: In C (performed as synthesizer player)
Michael Ryan: Scenes from the Arctic Circle [fl, cl, bscl, hn, tot, 2 perc.]
Jason Sheng: Alive [cl, vln, vla, vc, cb, hp, perc.]
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Aus den seiben Tagen (performed without conductor)
Haruki Yamaguchi: Continuous Uncertainty--Quartet [vln; vla; vc; pno]


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234 Williams Center for the Arts
Lafayette College
Easton, Pennsylvania
18042

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