Aszemar Glenn Eclectic Composer-Pianist
Aszemar Glenn is based out of Portland, OR. He is an eclectic composer and pianist. Most recently he received a commission On October 9, 2018 to compose a set of lullabies. This year he also composed 'In a Manner of Speaking' for jazz bass and piano for 48CC in April 2018.
Mr. Glenn has contributed to the Smithsonian Foundation Black Past Web site. He fell in love with soul, gospel and pop music at a young age and, later, trained in classical music while a student at Pacific University. He has participated in a regional international Van Cliburn Foundation Piano Competition and has been feature on regional and public broadcasting television and cable television. He earned his Fine Arts degree at Pacific University in the disciplines of Art, Dance, Theater, and Music. Mr. Glenn has numerous achievements in his career, being awarded the OMTA state music award in music composition and two National Endowment for the Arts grants, one in composition the other in performance.
As soloist in 1997 he performed with esteemed conductor Anthony Armore and the Willamette Falls Symphony and the Mittleman Jewish Community Orchestra the world premiere of 'Reclere: Metaphor for Piano and Orchestra' written in 1995 by internationally known composer Klaus Cornell and in 2004 his own first symphony was performed by the now defunct Oregon Cascade Symphony.
In 2011 he wrote a jazz suite for piano entitled “S.S.S” that paid tribute to black jazz artist of past. Suite “S.S.S.” was performed by the composer in a lecture style performance called Black Composers of Oregon past and present funded through and presented at the Multnomah County Library, which included Richard Moffatt's “American Dance Suite”. 2011 also marked the start of a Winter Solstice solo piano program that was done annually from 2011 to 2014 at the McMenamins Dome Theatre to a sold out house.
In January 2019 Mr. Glenn founded PORTLAND PIANO CONCERTS and PORTLAND CHAMBER MUSIC in February 2019 using the Meetup organization to get the word out. These organizations are meant to
nourish the classical music audience and classical music musicians. Maestro Glenn now spends most of his time composing music but he is still active as a soloist.
Portland Piano Concerts link: Portland Piano Concerts Website
Portland Chamber Music link: Portland Chamber Music Website
YouTube link: Aszemar Glenn Music YouTube Channel has several of my original compositions
YouTube link: Aszemar Glenn Recordings YouTube Channel of me performing past classical and modern piano composers
Band Camp link: Aszemar Glenn releases
PORTLAND PIANO CONCERTS presents Aszemar Glenn on MARCH 17, 2019 at ST JOHNS CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 8044 N Richmond Ave., Portland, OR 97203.
Doors open at 3:30 PM concert starts at 4:00 PM, Admission is free.
PROGRAM: Prelude and Fugue in C Minor by Bach, In Elegant Style by Glenn, Three Ecossaises by Schubert, Little Dane in F Major by Haydn, Sonatina in F Major by Beethoven, Italian Folk Song by Tschaikowsky, B Minor Sonata by Chopin.
PORTLAND CHAMBER MUSIC nothing schedule yet for Sping-Summer.
PORTLAND PIANO CONCERTS presents Ray McKean on October 13, 2019 at ST JOHNS CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 8044 N Richmaond Ave., Portland, OR 97203.
Doors Open at 3:30 PM concert starts at 4:00 PM, Admission is free.
PROGRAM: Classical Selections.
PORTLAND CHAMBER MUSIC nothing schedule yet for Fall-Winter.
1973 College Division Music Composition Winner of O.M.T. Association Contest
Piano Recital Forest Grove Public Library sponsored by Friends of the Library
National Endowment for the Arts/Metropolitan Arts Commission Performance Grant
National Endowment for the Arts/Metropolitan Arts Commission Composer's Grant
Aszemar Glenn Big Band at Portland Eagles Lodges
Aszemar Glenn Jazz Combo Central Hotel Portland Oregon
Solo Piano Recital Cannon Beach Community Church
King Neighbor Benefit Concert at Martin Luther King Community Center
Oregon Public Broadcasting's “Tapestry Program”
Arts in the Park, Hillsboro Arts Council
Chamber Music Workshop, City of Portland
Concerts in the Park, City of Pasadena
Jazmin Community Festival Portland Oregon
World premiere performance of Klaus Cornell piano concerto with W.F.S
Storer Cable TV's “Art Beat”
Conductor/Music Director Oregon Cascade Symphony
Solo Piano Recita Keene State College
2004 pianist for Oregon Ballet Theatre Nutcracker Gala
Sold Out Performance Mcmenamin Dome Theatre
Any of my music can be contracted out for performances, just contact me by email or snail mail
Aszemar Glenn is a Portland native who fell in love with soul and gospel music at a young age and, later, trained in classical music while a student at Pacific University.
Aszemar Glenn composer-pianist
I plan on producing more original music from now on.
Music can be purchased through my Band Camp Website the link is provided on this page. My music is still evolving. Which it should! I consider myself a musical mutt, you can quote me on this, for I draw from many different influences and sources.