Daniel Schnyder. composer. saxophonist.

News

New website, Bandcamp & Tumblr

While I have run a web shop for sheet music and CDs for more than 10 years, now I am adding an online shop of many of my recordings via Bandcamp – including previously unreleased material. Also, I have opened a Tumblr account which is built into the site and will be my news feed from now on. Go check out both!

You can not only prelisten and download my music on Bandcamp itself. Bandcamp is also tightly integrated in the Records and Compositions sections of my new and redesigned website: 

  • When you browse to Records, you can listen to the recordings on their detail pages (click on “More details”)
  • When you browse the Compositions database, the note symbol on the right-hand side of a compositions opens a player where you can prelisten to its recording.

I hope you enjoy all of it. Feedback and suggestions are welcome!

GAIA Festival

The 2015 edition of the annual GAIA Festival in Oberhofen, Switzerland, will take place from June 7 to 10. Daniel was invited to be Composer in Residence. Read more on the festival’s website.

The Art of the Duo

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My new album with David Taylor, “The Art of the Duo”, was just released. Check it out here.

Charlie Parker’s Yardbird premieres in June

Opera Philadelphia has commissioned a new opera by Daniel Schnyder based on the life of legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker (1920-1955). My new work will premiere on June 5, 2015.

American tenor Lawrence Brownlee will star as Parker in a work written for him by Schnyder, with a libretto by poet and playwright Bridgette A. Wimberly. Soprano Angela Brown will costar as Charlie’s mother, Addie Parker. The opera has been developed in partnership with Gotham Chamber Opera.

“Daniel Schnyder and Bridgette Wimberly are crafting a work that captures Charlie Parker’s complex musical genius and troubled life in an engaging and honest way. We are honored to bring together a diverse group of artists, some of whom are new to opera, to create a work that will expand the boundaries of operatic music through the influence and infusion of Parker’s music.”

Visit the opera’s website

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Next Concerts

May 28, 2015, 8pm
Paris (France), Orchestre National de France/116 avenue du Président Kennedy

Concerto for Flute Percussion and Strings
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Jun 05, 2015, 8pm
Philadelphia (USA), Perelman Theatre

Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD
Opera by Daniel Schnyder; Charlie Parker: Laurence Brownlee
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Jun 07, 2015, 2:30pm
Philadelphia (USA), Opera Philadelphia (as 5th of June)

Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD Opera by Daniel Schnyder; Charlie Parker: Laurence Brownlee

Jun 10, 2015, 8pm
Philadelphia (USA), Opera Philadelphia (as 5th of June)

Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD Opera by Daniel Schnyder; Charlie Parker: Laurence Brownlee

Jun 12, 2015, 8pm
Philadelphia (USA), Opera Philadelphia (as 5th of June)

Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD Opera by Daniel Schnyder; Charlie Parker: Laurence Brownlee

Jun 14, 2015, 8pm
Philadelphia (USA), Philadelphia (as 5th)

Final performance: Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD. Opera by Daniel Schnyder; Charlie Parker: Laurence Brownlee

Jun 25, 2015, 20:00
Rottweil (Germany), Sommersprossen Festival

Haendel in Harlem PLUS feat:
Adam Taubitz, Daniel Schnyder. Marcin Grochowina, Raetus Flisch, Toni Renold, Elisa Goritzki and Stefan Schulz (Berlin Phil)
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Jul 09, 2015, 20:00
Erl (Austria), Erl/ Tiroler Festspiele/ Festspielhaus

Double Concerto for Bass Trombone and Saxophone and Orchestra

Jul 14, 2015, 20:30
Barcelona (Spain), Palau de Musica de Barcelona

Trumpet Concerto played by Manuel Blanco
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Jul 15, 2015, 20:30
Girona (Spain), Auditori do Girona

Trumpet Concerto played by Manuel Blanco

Jul 19, 2015, 20:30
Cervera (Spain), Universitat de Cervera

Trumpet Concerto by Daniel Schnyder played by Manuel Blanco

Recent Concerts

May 10, 2015
Oberhofen BE (Switzerland), Kloesterli Oberhofen BE GAIA FESTIVAL
May 10, 2015
Oberhofen (BE) (Switzerland), Schloss Oberhöfen BE/ GAIA Festival
May 09, 2015
Oberhofen (BE) (Switzerland), Oberhofen Kloesterli
May 08, 2015
Oberhofen (BE) (Switzerland), Kloesterli Oberhofen BE
May 07, 2015
Oberhofen (BE)/ Kloesterli/ Schloss/ Haus der Musik (Switzerland), Gaia Festival

 

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