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Welcome to the website of the composer, Aaron Alter.  Please click on the Compositions link here or on the Compositions menu above for listings of current compositions by category. When you click on each composition category, you can click on the individual composition title to open a page with descriptions and links to the audio or video of performances. Videos of selected performances are below.


On December 2, 2022, Fire and Sleet and Candlelight for Soprano voice and Chamber Ensemble was premiered as part of Composers Concordance presents Art of the Art Song, featuring soprano Ljiljana Winkler with Formation Solenne /CompCord Ensemble at Greenwich House in New York City. Below is the YouTube video of the world premiere performance.


On November 10, 2022, Toccata-Variations on a Theme by Charlie Parker was performed by the Steinway Artist Susan Merdinger at the Howard Brubeck Theatre at Palomar College in San Marcos, California. Below is the YouTube video of the performance.


On September 16, 2022, Vival-departures (inspired by the music of Antonio Vivaldi) for String Orchestra was premiered at the Kwidzyn International Music Festival in Kwidzyn, Poland by the incredible, courageous Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine, conducted by Maestro Volodymyr Syvokhip. Below is the YouTube video of the world premiere performance.


In March 2022, the Cracow Duo (Jan Kalinowski, cello and Marek Szlezer, piano) came to the US from Kraków, Poland for their US Tour. On the tour, they played the US Premiere of my Variations on Lo Lanu Ha-Shem, that I dedicated to them. Below is a short video documenting the San Diego part of their US Tour with an excerpt of their electrifying performance of my Variations on Lo Lanu Ha-Shem as the soundtrack .


On October 16, 2021, First Time Meeting for clarinet, violin, 'cello and piano received its world premiere in New York by the Unheard-of//Ensemble on as part of the Composers Concordance "Generations X" concert at the Bernie Wohl Center in collaboration with Goddard Riverside Community Arts.
Below is the video of the world premiere performance.