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.
Below is an interview that Aaron had with host Brett Stevens of KHFM 95.5 FM radio, serving Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico, discussing the premiere of his Earth Cantata (inspired by the cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach) for Chorus and Chamber Orchestra by The New Mexico Performing Arts Society under the baton of Maestro Franz Vote.
Here are the first two movements of Aaron Alter's Earth Cantata (inspired by the cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach) for chorus and chamber orchestra that was premiered on March 3, 2023. The performers are the New Mexico Performing Arts Society under the direction of Maestro Franz Vote. To hear the complete Earth Cantata, to view the text used for each movement, the list of the performers as well as background information,
please CLICK HERE.
On February 24, 2023, La Joie de Vivre (inspired by the painting by Picasso) for flute and piano was performed by the flutist Tracy Doyle and the pianist Ronaldo Rolim at the Society of Composers Region VIII Conference at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. Below is the YouTube video of that performance.
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.