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PERFORMANCE

Current Positions | Casual Orchestra Work | Freelance Performance

Solo & Chamber Music | Discography

Current Positions

Casual Orchestra Work

  • Cleveland Orchestra, Extra Percussion
  • Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Substitue Timpani and Extra Percussion
  • Erie Philharmonic Orchestra, Acting Principal Timpani

Freelance Performance

  • Recitals
  • Collaborations
  • Musical theater
  • Church music

Mr. Bassett is available for freelance performance opportunities in northeast Ohio. Please contact him directly: matt@matthewbassett.net

Solo & Chamber Music

Selected Upcoming and Past Performances:

Faculty Recital at the Cleveland Institute of Music, April 6, 2008 at 4:00pm

Faculty Recital at the Cleveland State University, February 12, 2008 at 8:00pm

  • Collaboration with CSU Professor, John Perrine
  • Concert will be broadcast live on WCLV 104.9FM

Faculty Recital at the Cleveland State University, October 8, 2005

Program:
  • Variations on Luther's Hymn by Stanley Leonard
  • Cyngus (The Swan) from Constellations by Dan Locklair
  • Five Songs for Voice and Marimba by Lynn Glassock
  • Why Do They Shut Me Out of Heaven? by Aaron Copland, Adapted M & K Bassett
  • Mourning Dove Sonnet by Christopher Deane
  • Dantreume Leu Pliska (Pre-Recollections of War) by James Oliverio
  • All the Things You Are by Jerome Kern (Arranged for tsolo timpani by M. Bassett
With:
  • Kathleen Bassett, Soprano
  • David Brown, Organ
  • Charles Carleton, Contrabass

Modus Ensemble, Cleveland Museum of Art Gala Concert Series, February 2005

  • Le Bal Masqué, Cantate Profane by Francis Poulenc
  • With Christopheren Nomura, Baritone

Faculty Recital at Case Western Reserve University, May 2004

Program:
  • Psappha by Iannis Xenakis
  • 2 Little Pieces: Canticle, Noël by Takashi Yoshimatsu, Adapted by M. Bassett
  • The Apocryphal Still Life by Christopher Deane
  • Divertissement by Alex Orfaly
  • Misty by Erroll Garner, Arranged for solo timpani by M. Bassett
  • The Glow Worm by Paul Lincke, Arr. John B. Quick
  • Chopsticks, Traditional, Arr. Charles Owen
With:
  • Kathleen Bassett, Piano
  • Greg Akagi, Eric Drotning, Chester Englander, and John Martinich, Percussion

Akron Lyric Opera Theatre, Gala Chamber Music Concert, March 2003

  • Histoire du Soldat by Igor Stravinsky
  • Dead Elvis by Michael Daugherty

Faculty Recital at Case Western Reserve University, May 2001

Program:
  • Canticle by Stanley Leonard
  • Ich bin Welt abhanden gekommen by Gustav Mahler, Arr. Gary Werdesheim
  • Prelude from Suite No. 1 for Cello in G Majoor by J. S. Bach
  • Rhapsody for Timpani and Percussion Trio by Alex Orfaly (Premiere Performance)
With:
  • Chester Englander, Brandon Podjasek, and Gabe Sobieski, Percussion

Kent/Blossom Chamber Players at the Cleveland Museum of Art, July 1998

  • Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion by Béla Bartók
With:
  • Jerome LaCorte, Percussion
  • Brad Blackham and Joela Jones, Piano

Summergarden Series at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC, Summer 1992

  • Four4 by John Cage
  • U.S. Premiere performance of this work
  • Mr. Cage attended the performance

Discography

Apollo's Fire

  • Handel: Messiah (ONDA)
  • Montiverdi: Christmas Vespers (Koch #TBA)
  • Mozart: Piano Concertos 20 & 23 (Koch #7575)
  • Mozart: Symphonies 35 & 41; Don Giovanni Overture (Koch #7574)
  • Mozart: Requiem (Koch #7685)
  • Noels and Carols from the Old World (Koch #7582)
More Information: Apollo's Fire

Cleveland Pops Orchestra

  • Live at the Pops: A Decade of Favorite Performances (Pops Label)
  • Music to Grow On (Pop Label)
More information: Cleveland Pops Orchestra

Blossom Festival Band

  • Blossom Festival Band, Loras John Schissel, Conductor (SKU: BFB)
More information: CO Store

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Rhapsodie: JoAnne Falletta, Conductor (BPO CD-07)
More information: BPO Store

Cleveland Orchestra

  • Lieberson: Drala (SKU 4576062)
More information: CO Store

Current Positions | Casual Orchestra Work | Freelance Performance

Solo & Chamber Music | Discography

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