February 3, 2013: “Three Wordless Airs” for basset clarinet and string quartet, premiered by Dr. Marc Naylor, clarinetist at Acton Hill Church in London, England.
March 10, 2013: Premiere of “Song for Saint Monica’s Day” for soprano and organ, on an original text. Sung by Monica Szabo-Nyeste, mezzo-soprano in a concert at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Baltimore, Maryland.
April 14, 2013: Premiere of “Haiku” for clarinet and doublebass, played at Jan Hus Presbyterian Church in New York City as part of a “Fifteen Minutes of Fame” project, sponsored by “Vox Novus” foundation. Performers Pascual Martinez-Forteza and Satoshi Okamoto.
May 12, 2013, 1 PM: Jacqueline Martelle, flutist, premieres my one-minute piece “A Mother’s Blessing” as part of the “Fifteen Minutes of Fame” project of the Vox Novus Foundation, at Jan Hus Presbyterian Church in New York City. Admission by donation; a charitable benefit.
May 22, 2013; concert by soprano Georgeta Stoleriu and pianist Violetta Stefanescu at Athenaeum in Bucharest, Romania, with Wicks’ setting of lines from the poem “Bientot” by Eugene van Itterbeek, as part of a “Fifteen Minutes of Fame” project through the Vox Novus foundation
July 22, 2013: premiere of solo cello piece “A Vindication of the Sin of Wrath,” played by Maksim Velichkin at Los Angeles Public Library, as part of a “Fifteen Minutes of Fame” project by Vox Novus Foundation.
July 31, 2013: the piano trio “Threeplay” (Tyler Neist, violin; Dale Tolliver, cello; Michael Barnes, pianist) presented the premiere of my trio “Silver Falls Suite,” at the Old Church in downtown Portland, Oregon. Also on the program were trios by Beethoven and Brahms.
Carson Cooman, a Bostonian composer and organist, played several organ pieces of mine (brief fugues, some with preludes) in various recitals and church services in the Summer and Fall of 2013, at King’s Chapel, at the Unitarian Church on Nantucket, and at the Memorial Church of Harvard University. Carson’s website is www.carsoncooman.com
September 15, 2013: premiere of one-minute composition “Titania Invites a Song,” as part of a “Fifteen Minutes of Fame” project of the Vox Novus Foundation, by mezzo Katherine Crawford and flutist Rebecca Ashe, at Jan Hus Presbyterian Church in New York City.
October 1, 2013: complete performance of my oratorio “I Know that God Is Good: Saint Theresa of Lisieux,” based on the writings of that saint. Alison Seeber, soprano; Ellen Yager, reader; Brett Randolph, trumpet and myself at the organ. At the Chapel of the Holy Names at Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst; 17400 Holy Names Drive, Lake Oswego, Oregon, 97034.
November 5, 8, 9 and 10, 2013: performance by the Crane Harp Ensemble of a “Fifteen Minutes of Fame” project including Wicks’ composition “A Thick Tapestry,” at a variety of venues in New York State: Brighton Town Hall in Rochester, the State University at Potsdam, and churches in Albany and in New York City.
February 28, 2014, 8 PM. Clarinetist Javier Perez Garrido premiered my “Disquietudes of a Jealous Mind,” as part of his “Fifteen Minutes of Fame” project through the Vox Novus Foundation, at the Auditorio CAM de Alicante in Alicante, Spain.
March 30, 2014, 1 PM. Shannon Roberts, soprano and Yumi Suehiro, pianist perform my one-minute song Die Weihe der Nacht (“Night’s Enchantment”) as part of their “Fifteen Minutes of Fame” through the Vox Novus foundation, in a concert at Jan Hus Presbyterian Church at 351 E. 74th St. in New York City. A repeat performance, the next week (April 6, 3 PM) at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, also in NYC, at 521 W. 126th Street. Donations of food and toiletries accepted for the homeless.
May 4, 2014, 2 PM. Cellist Maksim Velichkin played my piece “Homage to BACH” as part of a ‘Fifteen Minutes of Fame’ project in honor of JSB, through the Vox Novus Foundation. Brand Library at 1601 W Mountain St. in Glendale, Calif. Subsequent encore performances took place in the months following at other public libraries in the Los Angeles area, and at the “MiMoDa” Studio in that same city.
December 10, 2014, 4:30 PM. The duo “Aurae” (soprano and flute, Mary Hubbell and Alice Jones) performed my one-minute piece “Time Regained” as part of a “Fifteen Minutes of Fame” project, with the theme of France’s “Belle Epoque,” through the Vox Novus Foundation. At Elebash Recital Hall at the Graduate Center at 365 Fifth Avenue in New York City.
December 13 and December 14, 2014. Concerts by Willamette Master Chorus at Hudson Hall at Willamette University in Salem, included Wicks’ arrangement of “‘Twas in the Moon of Wintertime,” aka the “Huron Carol.”
December 14, 2014. “Fifteen Minutes of Fame” project through the Vox Novus foundation, included Wicks’ one-minute piece The Rite of Winter, with Diego Vasquez, clarinet and Andrea Skurr, dancer. At Jan Hus Presbyterian Church at 351 E 74th St. in New York City.