It’s hard to know what to be more dazzled by in the music of composer Derek Bermel - the range of stylistic voices he cultivates or the profusion of ingenuity, beauty and wit he brings to everything he touches.
— San Francisco Chronicle

LATEST NEWS


APRIL 18

Katsuya Yuasa

Katsuya Yuasa performs Derek Bermel's Twin Trio at Boston Conservatory
Boston, MA


MAY 1

University of California, Berkeley

Derek Bermel will give a lecture on his music at the UC Berkeley School of Music.
Morrison Hall, Elkus Room, 125
Berkeley, CA


MAY 6-8

American Composers Orchestra Underwood New Music Reading

Derek Bermel - Artistic Director and Mentor Composer
New York, NY


MAY 16

ALBANY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Derek Bermel's Migration Series for jazz band and orchestra
Juilliard Jazz Orchestra, James Burton III, director
Albany Symphony, David Alan Miller, conductor
EMPAC, Tony, NY


MAY 28-31

New Century Chamber Orchestra 

Murmurations for string orchestra - Derek Bermel world premiere commission
Berkeley/Palo Alto/San Francisco/San Rafael, CA
 


JUNE 1-7

Cultivate Emerging Composers Institute

CULTIVATE Emerging Composers Institute, Derek Bermel, Director
CULTIVATE Final Concert
Copland House at Merestead
MT. Kisco, NY


JUNE 3

New Rochelle High School

Derek Bermel is special guest with NRHS jazz band at Carnegie Hall
New York, NY


JUNE 17-20

MOCM 2015 SEASON

Derek Bermel is Composer-in-Residence with the Missouri Chamber Music Festival (MOCM).


AUGUST 8-13

American Composers Orchestra Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute

ACO Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute
Derek Bermel, Artistic Director and Mentor Composer
Herb Alpert School of Music, UCLA


AUGUST 25

La Jolla Summerfest

La Jolla Summerfest presents the California premiere of Derek Bermel's Death with Interruptions
La Jolla, CA


OCTOBER 29

Seattle Symphony

Derek Bermel's Migration Series for jazz band and orchestra. 
Seattle Symphony, Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Benaroya Hall
Seattle, WA


OCTOBER 30-31

Columbus Symphony Orchestra

Derek Bermel's A Shout, a Whisper and a Trace
Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Rossen Milanov, conductor
Southern Theatre
Columbus, OH


Click here for more upcoming events

NEW YORK, NY: 

Derek Bermel appointed Artistic Director of the American Composers Orchestra. Read more info HERE 

click for cover

New CD release, CANZONAS AMERICANAS

Derek Bermel's newest CD, featuring the stellar ensemble Alarm Will Sound, is now available on Cantaloupe Records