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Premieres Spearheaded by Peter Jaffe

and the Stockton Symphony 

The Stockton Symphony has a rich history of performing new orchestral works,

including a tradition of commissioning at least one premiere per season, sometimes two.

This list includes those premieres performed by the Stockton Symphony during Peter Jaffe’s tenure for subscription, educational, family, outreach, holiday, and pops events.

Works are listed in reverse chronological order by the season in which they were performed.

Christopher Brubeck: The Time Out Suite (2019–2020)
Peter Jaffe: Symph-Hanukkah (2018–2019)
John Wineglass: Cityscapes: The Sights and Sounds of Stockton (2018–2019)
Max Simončič: Fanfare for a Grand Occasion (2016–2017)

Christopher Brubeck: Fanfare for a Remarkable Friend (2015–2016)

Nico Muhly: Seeing is Believing for Electric Violin and Orchestra (consortium premiere, 2015–2016)

Paul Reisler: “Kid Pan Alley” Songs (2014–15)

Kenji Bunch: Concerto for Electric Violin (Orchestra Engagement Lab consortium commission,

       performed in seven performances from January 29 to February 1, 2014)

Christopher Brubeck: Adventure for Jazz Quintet and Orchestra (2012–2013)
Avner Dorman: Uzu and Muzu from Kakaruzu (2011–2012)
Max Simončič: Accordion Concerto (2011–2012) 
Osvaldo Golijov: Sidereus (member of commissioning consortium, 2010–2011)
Paul Turok: Fanfare for Brass Ensemble (2009–2010)
Dave and Christopher Brubeck: Ansel Adams: America (Stockton Symphony organized and led
      commissioning consortium, 2008–2009)
Asher Raboy: The Coming Storm (2007–2008)
Christopher Brubeck: Music Is the Power (2006–2007)
Max Simončič: Juxtapose (2006–2007)

Kenji Bunch: Double Talk: A Conversation for Marimba, Trumpet, and Orchestra (West Coast

       premiere, 2005–2006)

Keith Hermann/Barry Harman: From the Vantage of an Eagle from Lucky Lindy (2004–2005)
Christopher Brubeck: Mark Twain’s World: A Symphonic Journey with Genuine Thespians (2004–2005)
David Chaitkin: Concerto for Soprano Saxophone (2004–2005)
Sheila Silver: Midnight Prayer (2003–2004)
David Conte: Fantasy for Orchestra (2002–2003)
Joan Cortopassi: Luna di miele (“Honeymoon”) Waltz (2002–2003)
Max Simončič: Cirque de symphonia (2001–2002)
Stanworth R. Beckler: Fanfare for a Bunch of Nice People . . . on their 75th Anniversary (2001–2002)  
Dave Brubeck: Millennium Intervals (2000–2001)
Eduard Marxsen: Othello Overture (2000–2001)
David Chaitkin: Pacific Images (chamber orchestra version, 1999–2000)
Arkadi Serper: Kaddish: Concerto-Rhapsody for Bass and Orchestra (1998–1999)
Ron Caviani: Passacaglia (1998–1999)
Amanda Basulto: Amor (1998–1999)
Stanworth R. Beckler: Songs, Dances, Excitements!, op. 112 (1997–1998)
Karl Kohn: Memory and Hope (1996–1997)

Max Simončič: Symphonic Reflections (1996–1997)

Pepe Novás: Romanza latina (1995–1996)

Avner Dorman and Peter Jaffe at the premiere of Uzu and Muzu from Kakaruzu

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