Conducting

Mozart 40 - 4.Still001 copyAaron Cassidy is an American composer and conductor based in the UK.  He has led performances of a diverse range of contemporary and traditional repertoire in a variety of professional and university settings, including work with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), International Ensemble Modern Academy, the Northwestern University Contemporary Music Ensemble, and Augenmusik, at venues including Darmstadt, June in Buffalo, and the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC 2011).  In the Summer of 2009 he participated in the Herrenhaus Edenkoben conducting course, studying with Peter Eötvös and Zsolt Nagy.

He currently directs the New Music Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra at the University of Huddersfield, where he is Reader in Composition.

Conducting videos available here.

Selected orchestral conducting repertoire

Beethoven Symphony No.1; Coriolan Overture; Egmont Overture
Brahms Tragic Overture
Ives The Unanswered Question
Mozart Flute Concerto No. 2 (k.314); Symphony No.40
Schumann Symphony No.4
Weber Clarinet Concerto No.2

Selected 20th/21st century conducting repertoire

Louis Andriessen Workers Union
Augenmusik, 2003

Christian Baldini folding space
International Ensemble Modern Academy, Herrenhaus Edenkoben, July 2009, recorded for broadcast by SWR-2

Gerald Barry ‘________’
University of Huddersfield New Music Ensemble, 2009

Leonard Bernstein Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs
University of Huddersfield New Music Ensemble, 2009

Cornelius Cardew Autumn ’60
Augenmusik, June in Buffalo, 2003
Augenmusik, Brandeis University, 2003
Augenmusik, University at Buffalo, 2003

Elliott Carter Triple Duo *
Herrenhaus Edenkoben Conducting Mastercourse, July 2009

Pablo Chin Echoes of the Steppenwolf
International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Northwestern University, April 2007

Aldo Clementi Satz 2
New Music Northwestern, January 2007

Nomi Epstein [untitled] (world premiere)
International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE),
Northwestern University, April 2007
ad hoc ensemble, Northwestern University, May 2007

Morton Feldman For Frank O’Hara
University of Huddersfield New Music Ensemble, 2008

Jürg Frey Six Instruments, Series (North American premiere)
New Music Northwestern, January 2007

Jürg Frey Stücke (world premiere)
Northwestern University, November 2006

Marta Gentilucci radix ipsius
International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), August 2011

Margaret Haley Procyon
University of Huddersfield New Music Ensemble, 2008

Andrew Hamilton Frank O’Hara on the phone piece
University of Huddersfield New Music Ensemble, 2008

Jeff Herriott Lock: 2×2 (+1) (world premiere)
University at Buffalo, March 2001

Sungji Hong Azure *
Herrenhaus Edenkoben Conducting Mastercourse, July 2009

Charles Ives The Unanswered Question
University of Huddersfield Symphony Orchestra, April 2011

Howie Kenty The Master and the Sandgrabber
International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), August 2011

Füsun Köksal Deux Visions pour Sextour *
Herrenhaus Edenkoben Conducting Mastercourse, July 2009

Genoël Rühle von Lilienstern n.n. *
Herrenhaus Edenkoben Conducting Mastercourse, July 2009

Anestis Logothetis Kulmination I
Augenmusik, 2003

Anestis Logothetis Kulmination II
Augenmusik, June in Buffalo, 2003
Augenmusik, Brandeis University, 2003
Augenmusik, University at Buffalo, 2003

Jeffrey Nelson Southern Harmony No. 3
International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Northwestern University, April 2007

Michael Norris tesserae … interstices *
Herrenhaus Edenkoben Conducting Mastercourse, July 2009

Steve Reich Eight Lines
University of Huddersfield New Music Ensemble, 2008

Julien-Robert Legault Savail Chute Libre
International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), August 2011

Hyun-Ah Shim untitled (world premiere)
June in Buffalo Festival Ensemble, June in Buffalo 2003

Edgard Varèse Octandre
University of Huddersfield New Music Ensemble, 2008

Anton Webern Quartet Op.22
University of Huddersfield New Music Ensemble, 2008

Carter Williams Whistling Window 1a, for two barytons
Hauschka Ensemble, 2002

*rehearsals/workshops only; not conducted in concert