The Orchard 

Solo Piano 

Commissioning Project




a new collection of miniatures

composed for solo piano

An orchard is a piece of land planted with fruit trees, and the central programmatic idea behind this work will be botanical fruit. Each piece will share the name of a fruit, such as blood orange, peach, fig, loquat, avocado, mangosteen, tamarind and many more. Like fruits, the pieces included in this collection will be brief, have a specific identity/flavor (mainly via texture or harmonic language), and may be recontextualized based on how pieces are grouped and programmed together.


Due to the nature of this work, performance of pieces may be done in any order or combination; pianists may perform just one piece, multiple pieces, or every piece, depending on the needs of their own programming situation.

Pieces in this new collection will feature a range of techniques, ranging from traditional piano technique to an exploration of extended sounds, and mixtures of these two ideas. Pianists may request or recommend what they would like featured in their dedicated piece. 


to the 27 pianists and supporters who have helped create this new collection of solo piano music.

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Orchard performances in chronological order

(including upcoming performances)


 Where has Orchard been performed?

  The maps below show where pieces from Orchard have been performed

in the United States and throughout the world.

Hover over regions on the map to see how many times a piece from Orchard has been performed there.

(In this case, a performance is defined as one piece being played once on a specific occasion, not a performance of a set of pieces).

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