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 the 48 hour Composer Competition in April 2018.

Mr. Glenn 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 contributed to the Smithsonian Foundation Black Past Web site. 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 artists 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, followed by PORTLAND CHAMBER MUSIC in February 2019, and Soundscapes in April 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 is still active as a soloist, but now spends most of his time composing music.

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

 

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PORTLAND PIANO CONCERTS presents Aszemar Glenn on April 14th 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 PIANO CONCERTS presents an all Aszemar Glenn program on May 12th 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: The Sunken Cathedral by Debussy, Enchantments #1 by Glenn, Knuth's Cake Walk by Glenn, May-Night by Palmgren, Pictures At An Exhibition by Moussorgsky.

CASCADIA COMPOSERS presents Aszemar Glenn on May 13th at Portland State University in Lincoln Hall, Portland, Oregon. Doors open at 7:30 PM-9:00 PM, Admission is free. PROGRAM: Aszemar Glenn a Retrospective of his piano works.

PORTLAND PIANO CONCERTS presents Aszemar Glenn on June 9th 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: Elite Syncopations by Joplin, Distant Bells by Glenn, Jeux d'Eau by Ravel, Polichinelle by Racmaninoff, Romanze by Brahms, Polka by Shostakovich, Prelude in A minor by Scriabin, Appassionata Sonata by Beethoven.

PORTLAND CHAMBER MUSIC presents Portland Chamber Players on June 16th 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: Gigue & Cannon in D Major by Pachelbel, Piano Quintet Opus 44 by Schumann.

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

    About Me

    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.

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    Aszemar Glenn composer-pianist

    I plan on producing more original music from now on.

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    My music

    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.