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, 2019 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 2016 Mr. Glenn started his ongoing music program the Aszemar Glenn Piano Series at St. Johns Christian Church in Portland, Oregon which is now moving towards its fourth season in 2019.

Maestro Glenn now spends most of his time composing music but he is still active as a soloist.

Brown Paper Tickets link:  this link is where you order advanced tickets, a service charge may apply

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

 

  • UPCOMING PERFORMANCES
  • PAST PERFORMANCES

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 $12 for advanced tickets through Brown Paper Tickets (a service charge may apply) or $15 at the door day of performance... PROGRAM: Prelude and Fugue in C Major by Bach, In Elegant Style by Glenn, Nine 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.

APRIL 14, 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 $12 for advanced tickets through Brown Paper Tickets (a service charge may apply) or $15 at the door day of performance... PROGRAM: Cappriccio by Brahms, Zelene's Waltz by Glenn, Christhy Blue by Glenn, Preludes 1 thru 4 tlp by Bach, Prelude in G Major by Chopin, Sonata in Bb Major by Mozart, Danse by Debussy.

MAY 12, 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 $12 for advanced tickets through Brown Paper Tickets (a service charge may apply) or $15 at the door day of performance... PROGRAM: 'A Retrospective of Aszemar Glenn' Demonic Dance, Enchatments 1 , 3 and 5, Neo-Romantic Rhapsody, Three Ludes, Rhapsodic Variations, First Arabesque, Prelude in Slow, Three Movemeents One Momment.

JUNE 9, 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 $12 for advanced tickets through Brown Paper Tickets (a service charge may apply) or $15 at the door day of performance... PROGRAM: Comprovisation No.1 by various composers, Prelude for the Left Hand by Sciabin, Prelude in G Minor by Rachmaninoff, Nocturne in Eb Major by Chopin, Pictures At An Exhibition by Moussorgsky.

SEPTEMBER 8, 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 $12 for advanced tickets through Brown Paper Tickets (a service charge may apply) or $15 at the door day of performance... PROGRAM: Polka by Shostakovich, Polichinelle by Rachmaninoff, Intermezzo in A Major by Brahms, Prelude by Glenn, Appassionata Sonta Opus 57 by Beethoven.

OCTOBER 13, 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 $12 for advanced tickets through Brown Paper Tickets (a service charge may apply) or $15 at the door day of performance... PROGRAM: Maple Leaf Rag by Joplin, Dizzy Fingers by Confrey, Cast Your Fate to the Wind by Guaraldi, Last Date by Cramer, West Side Story Medley arr by Glenn.

NOVEMBER 10, 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 $12 for advanced tickets through Brown Paper Tickets (a service charge may apply) or $15 at the door day of performance... PROGRAM: American Dance Suite by Moffatt, Soriees de Vienna by Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody N0.2 by Liszt, B Minor Rhpasody by Brahms, Tempest Sonata Opus 31 No.2 by Beethoven.

DECEMBER 8, 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 $12 for advanced tickets through Brown Paper Tickets (a service charge may apply) or $15 at the door day of performance... PROGRAM: A Piano Concerto yet to be named will be performed at this concert.

  • Jewish Community Orchestra
  • Old Church Recital Series
  • McMenanmins Dome Theatre
  • Universtiy of Portland
  • Portland Eagles Lodge
  • Central Hotel
  • Cannon Beach Community Church
  • St. Johns Christian Church
  • 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, Oregon Arts/Metropolitan Arts Commission
  • Willamette Falls Symphony’s world premiere performance of Klaus Cornell piano concerto
  • Storer Cable TV's “Art Beat”
  • Forest Grove Library, concert performance sponsored by the Friends of Forest Grove Library
  • Hollywood Theatre
  • Keene State College
  • Oregon Ballet Theatre Nutcracker Gala 2004
  • Reedwood Friends Church

Please contact Maestro Glenn at maestro[at]aszemarglenn.com mailing address: AMPP . PO Box 31063 . Portland, OR 97231 to discuss hiring or commissioning the maestro.

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.