A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS

Michael Daugherty

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April 28, 1954: Michael Kevin Daugherty is born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA, the first of five children born to Willis Daugherty, a drummer in a dance band, and Evelyn Daugherty, an amateur singer.
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June 16, 1991: Viola Zombie for two violas by Michael Daugherty (37) is performed for the first time, in Ithaca, New York.
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August 4, 1994: Lounge Lizards for two pianos and percussion by Michael Daugherty (40) is performed for the first time, in Symphony Hall, Minneapolis.
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June 20, 1996: Concrete Jungle for orchestra by Michael Daugherty (42) is performed for the first time, in San Francisco.
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October 15, 1996: Le Tombeau de Liberace for orchestra by Michael Daugherty (42) is performed for the first time, in Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.
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March 14, 1997: Jackie O, a chamber opera by Michael Daugherty (42) to words of Koestenbaum, is performed for the first time, in Houston.
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October 4, 1997: Niagara Falls for wind ensemble by Michael Daugherty (43) is performed for the first time, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
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October 7, 1997: Sinatra Shag for violin and chamber ensemble by Michael Daugherty (43) is performed for the first time, at Indiana State University, Terre Haute.
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April 25, 1998: Route 66 for orchestra by Michael Daugherty (43) is performed for the first time, in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
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September 25, 1998: Spaghetti Western for english horn and orchestra by Michael Daugherty (44) is performed for the first time, in Pittsburgh.
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January 7, 2000: Sunset Strip for chamber orchestra by Michael Daugherty (45) is performed for the first time, in Ordway Music Theatre, St. Paul, Minnesota.
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April 18, 2000: Used Car Salesman for percussion ensemble by Michael Daugherty (45) is performed for the first time, in Hancher Auditorium, Iowa City, Iowa.
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August 18, 2000: The High and the Mighty for piccolo and piano by Michael Daugherty (46) is performed for the first time, in Columbus, Ohio.
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October 7, 2000: UFO for percussion and wind band by Michael Daugherty (46) is performed for the first time, at Michigan State University.
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January 4, 2001: Motorcity Triptych for orchestra by Michael Daugherty (46) is performed for the first time, in Detroit.
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September 5, 2001: Monk in the Kitchen for piano by Michael Daugherty (47) is performed for the first time, in Teatro Regio, Turin.
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November 15, 2001: Philadelphia Stories for orchestra by Michael Daugherty (47) is performed for the first time, in Philadelphia.
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May 11, 2002: Pachelbel’s Key for youth orchestra by Michael Daugherty (48) is performed for the first time, in Power Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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September 28, 2002: Venetian Blinds for piano by Michael Daugherty (48) is performed for the first time, in Venice.
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October 2, 2002: Bells for Stokowski for wind band by Michael Daugherty (48) is performed for the first time, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
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May 3, 2003: Fire and Blood for violin and orchestra by Michael Daugherty (49) is performed for the first time, in Symphony Hall, Detroit.
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October 16, 2003: Raise the Roof for timpani and orchestra by Michael Daugherty (49) is performed for the first time, in Symphony Hall, Detroit.
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November 15, 2003: Once Upon a Castle, symphonie concertante for organ and orchestra by Michael Daugherty (49) is performed for the first time, in Michigan Theatre, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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November 24, 2003: Time Machine for three conductors and orchestra by Michael Daugherty (49) is performed for the first time, in Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh.
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April 3, 2004: Tell My Fortune for chamber orchestra by Michael Daugherty (49) is performed for the first time, in Southern Theatre, Columbus, Ohio.
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February 25, 2005: Brooklyn Bridge for clarinet and band by Michael Daugherty (50) is performed for the first time, in Carnegie Hall, New York.
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May 3, 2005: Walk the Walk for baritone saxophone and percussion by Michael Daugherty (51) is performed for the first time, at the Knitting Factory, New York.
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January 27, 2006: Diamond in the Rough for violin, viola, and percussion by Michael Daugherty (51) is performed for the first time, in Cullen Theatre, Houston.
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February 8, 2006: Ghost Ranch for orchestra by Michael Daugherty (51) is performed for the first time, in The Lighthouse, Poole, Great Britain.
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March 28, 2006: Crystal for flute, alto flute, and piano by Michael Daugherty (51) is performed for the first time, in Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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May 5, 2006: Ladder to the Moon for violin, wind octet, double bass, and percussion by Michael Daugherty (52) is performed for the first time, in Alice Tully Hall, New York.
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July 31, 2006: Bay of Pigs for string quartet or quintet by Michael Daugherty (52) is performed for the first time, in Patras, Greece.
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September 3, 2006: Regrets Only for violin, cello, and piano by Michael Daugherty (52) is performed for the first time, in Angel Fire, New Mexico.
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March 16, 2007: Deus ex Machina for piano and orchestra by Michael Daugherty (52) is performed for the first time, in Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte, North Carolina.
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May 18, 2008: Troyjam for narrator and orchestra by Michael Daugherty (54), to words of Carson, is performed for the first time, in the Kennedy Center, Washington.
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November 6, 2008: March of the Metro for orchestra by Michael Daugherty (54) is performed for the first time, in Symphony Hall, Phoenix.
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February 28, 2009: Letters from Lincoln for baritone voice and orchestra by Michael Daugherty (54) is performed for the first time, in The Fox, Spokane, Washington.
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April 16, 2009: Gee’s Bend for electric guitar and orchestra by Michael Daugherty (54) is performed for the first time, in Jemison Hall, Birmingham, Alabama.
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February 4, 2010: Mount Rushmore for chorus and orchestra by Michael Daugherty (55), to words of the four presidents there enshrined, is performed for the first time, in Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa, California.
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March 25, 2010: Trail of Tears for flute and orchestra by Michael Daugherty (55) is performed for the first time, in the Holland County Performing Arts Center, Omaha, Nebraska.
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February 4, 2011: Two new works are performed for the first time, in Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan: Lost Vegas for band by Michael Daugherty (56) and Concerto grosso for saxophone quartet and band by William Bolcom (72). Bolcom’s is his arrangement of his orchestral score. See October 20, 1999.
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September 11, 2011: Radio City, a musical fantasy on Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra, for orchestra by Michael Daugherty (57) is performed for the first time, in Turin.
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February 23, 2012: Two works by Michael Daugherty (57) are performed for the first time, in Segerstrom Concert hall, Santa Ana, California: The Gospel According to Sister Aimee for organ, brass, and percussion, and Viva for solo violin.
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March 19, 2012: On the Air for band by Michael Daugherty (57) is performed for the first time, in Don Powell Theatre, San Diego.
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June 15, 2012: Labyrinth of Love for soprano and chamber ensemble by Michael Daugherty (58), to words of eight women writers, is performed for the first time, in Manchester, UK.
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March 24, 2013: Reflections on the Mississippi for tuba and orchestra by Michael Daugherty (58) is performed for the first time, in Verizon Hall, Philadelphia.
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May 4, 2013: American Gothic for orchestra by Michael Daugherty (59) is performed for the first time, in the Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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November 20, 2013: Fallingwater for violin and strings by Michael Daugherty (59) is performed for the first time, at the Mount View Center for Performing Arts, Mountain View, California.
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April 12, 2014: Prayer for two horns and piano by Michael Daugherty (59) is performed for the first time, in Stamps Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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May 11, 2014: Dream Machine for percussion and orchestra by Michael Daugherty (60) is performed for the first time, in Cologne.
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May 29, 2014: Vulcan for band by Michael Daugherty (60) is performed for the first time, in Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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February 6, 2015: Reflections on the Mississippi for tuba and band by Michael Daugherty (60) is performed for the first time, in Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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April 17, 2015: Tales of Hemmingway for cello and orchestra by Michael Daugherty (60) is performed for the first time, in Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, Tennessee.
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May 26, 2015: The Lightning Fields for trumpet or flugelhorn and piano by Michael Daugherty (61) is performed for the first time, in Columbus, Ohio.
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June 5, 2015: Rio Grande for orchestra by Michael Daugherty (61) is performed for the first time, at the Tobin Center, San Antonio, Texas. See 22 October 2015.
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October 22, 2015: Rio Grande for band by Michael Daugherty (61) is performed for the first time, in Murchison Performing Arts Center, Denton, Texas. See 5 June 2015.
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November 6, 2015: A revised version of Once Upon a Castle, a symphonie concertante for organ and orchestra by Michael Daugherty (61), is performed for the first time, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, Tennessee.