Nathan R. Johnson (composer)

Hello! My name is Nathan Johnson, and welcome to my website. I a musician who compose new music.

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Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: David Bohn, organ

Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: David Bohn, organ 2015 set II, World Premiere

When: Wed, August 17, 2016, 1:15pm – 3:15pm

Where: First Congregational Church, 724 E South River St, Appleton, WI 54915, United States (map)

Description: Vox Novus presents Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: David Bohn, organ. This is the World Premiere of a second set of 15 selections from Vox Novus' 2015 call-for-scores for David Bohn. The selected works are:

  • Ballgame Foibles…..Pedro Bernardez
  • Gyres…..Erik Branch
  • A Passing Thought 6 Humoresque…..Ulf Grahn
  • Beach Balls (Red)…..Karl Henning
  • Sound Waves 2b…..Nathan R. Johnson
  • "Mini-Werk XXX" for Organ WVE-335…..Shigeru Kan-no
  • E=Mc2…..Andrew J. Leggett
  • Three Blind Mice (a consideration)…..Jonathan Monhardt
  • Tilt, Refrain…..Rob Mosher
  • After the Break…..Akmal Parwez
  • midwinter…..Edward Ruchalski
  • Intrada…..Andrew Schneider
  • Pasacallejuela…..Jean-Pierre Vial
  • Voluntary…..Peter Walton
  • Kaleidoscope…..Blair Whittington

The concert is August 17th at 12:15PM at First Congregational Church in Appleton, Wisconsin. The address is 724 E South River St, Appleton, WI 54915, and there will be a free-will offering.

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Fifteen Minutes of Fame: Piano Pinnacle
3:30 AM03:30

Fifteen Minutes of Fame: Piano Pinnacle

Nathan's one-minute piece for two pianos, Northern Light, will be premiered  on March 17, 2015 in New York City. It will be performed by the Canadian piano duo Piano Pinnacle (Deborah Grummett and Iman Habibi) as part of the Fifteen Minutes of Fame for their Composer's Voice concert. More information coming soon!

Piano Pinnacle recently won first prize at the United States International Duo Piano Competition. Congratulations!

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1:00 PM13:00

Vox Novus Festival Romania

Vox Novus Festival Romania presents Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Iceland-Land of Mystery & Trolls (Eva Ingolf selections) performed by Daniel Mihai, violin 15 one-minute compositions by 15 composers: David Bohn, Erik Branch, Remigio Coco, Tim Corpus, Joe Gianono, Fermino Gomes, Nathan R. Johnson, Kevin J. Kelly, Daniel Mihai, Alex Nante, Juan María Solare, JJ de Azevedo Souza, Adam Torkelson, Jean-Pierre Vial, Rain Worthington. at the National College of Art "Regina Maria", Constanta, Romania, February 5, 2015.

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The Poné Ensemble for New Music: "The Future"
12:01 AM00:01

The Poné Ensemble for New Music: "The Future"

Sunday, April 27, 2014
3:00 PM

New Paltz United Methodist Church
1 Grove Street, New Paltz

"The Future'"

Please Join the Poné Ensemble for New Music as they continue their 40th anniversary season with a glimpse into the “future.”

This concert looks forward, featuring brand new works written by the current and next generation of composers, all aged 50 or younger; a special inclusion will be Vox Novus' 15 Minutes of Fame, a competition resulting in a set of 15 one-minute pieces written specifically for the Poné Ensemble for New Music by young composers from across the United States. Come be a part of music history as it is being made!

Tickets: General $15; Seniors $12; Students Free

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Fifteen Minutes of Fame: andPlay Duo
10:30 PM22:30

Fifteen Minutes of Fame: andPlay Duo

26 January 2014: Composers Voice Concert Series/Fifteen Minutes of Fame: andPlay Duo

Nathan's duet for violin and viola, Zoom, will be premiered at 1:00 PM on January 26, 2014, at Jan Hus Church in New York City (351 East 74th St.). It will be performed by andPlay as part of the acclaimed Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame concert series.

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to Mar 18

Northwest Symphony Orchestra and "A Tall Tale"

WHEN: 17 March 2012, 8:00 PM

WHERE: Holy Rosary Cathedral, West Seattle, Wash.

WHAT: The Northwest Symphony Orchestra performs A Tall Tale.

Spotlight on the Orchestra

  • Creatures of the Scale (World Premier), Huntley Beyer
  • Flute Concerto, Gloria Swisher, with soloist Merrie Siegel
  • A Tall Tale, Nathan Johnson, with students from Madison Middle School and West Side Symphonette
  • Symphony #4, Johannes Brahms

The Northwest Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 25th anniversary and reaches the milestone of performing 125 works by Northwest Composers.


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to May 15

Three World Premieres with the Bremerton Symphony

WHEN: 14 May 2011, 7:30 PM

WHERE: Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center, Bremerton, Wash. 

WHAT: Bremerton Symphony Performs Three Works by Nathan Johnson. 

BREMERTON SYMPHONY: Celebrate longer days and warmer evenings with our season finale.

Our season finale has it all; classical orchestral favorites, majestic choral works, our Concerto Competition winner, and some brand new music. In keeping with the season of graduations, we offer Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance #1 also known as Land of Hope and Glory. Gallic spirit pervades Bizet’s L’Arlésienne Suite #2. We will adhere to a European tradition of both playing and singing the 2nd movement as an Agnus Dei. The concert opens with new music by Kitsap County’s own Nathan Johnson. His Overture to an Exciting Occasion,Starry Night, and Frenetic Energy, will be a delightful introduction to our final gala performance. The winner of our Concerto Competition, Daniel Hnatovic will join us in the 1st movement of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto #1.

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