Stephenson named “Musical Collaborator” with Grand Rapids Symphony

I have been engaged to create reduced chamber ensemble orchestrations of many standard works, for production for the Grand Rapids Symphony’s new 2020-21 online concert series: Pathwaves. Of particular note is the opportunity to create eight new arrangements for a Nov. 13/14 special concert featuring the acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell and renowned soprano Larisa Martinez. … Read more

New Adaptable (Flex) Band Music

In an effort to meet the needs of bands seeking flexible music for these uncertain times, Jim has created the following Adaptable (Flex) Band scores. He has created multi-level works for those middle-school, high-school, and university bands looking for music at the appropriate level. Furthermore, he has created what he calls “Flextets” – chamber music … Read more

Chamber/Chamber orchestra music of Jim Stephenson

Jim has been commissioned/premiered by the Chicago Symphony (Muti), Minnesota Orchestra (Vänskä), St. Louis Symphony (Robertson), San Francisco Ballet (West), the “President’s Own” US Marine Band. His Trumpet concerto #3 – “Concerto for Hope” – was recently recorded by the Memphis Symphony, with Ryan Anthony as soloist and Robert Moody conducting; he is currently writing a piano concerto, … Read more

San Francisco Ballet commission

I have been engaged to write the original score for a 30-minute ballet for the San Francisco Ballet, to premiere in January, 2021. The choreography will be by Dani Rowe, and will be conducted by Martin West. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to write my first original ballet for such a storied institution. … Read more

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