Slack Tide, for symphonic brass ensemble and percussion, was premiered in Seiji Ozawa Hall as part of the Brass and Percussion Extravaganza Concert. The piece was commissioned by Tanglewood following Lee’s time as a Composition Fellow during the summer of 2018.
The Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra has named Lee Composer in Residence for their 2019-20 season. The Residency includes a commission for the ensemble to be premiered in May 2020 along with multiple visits to work with the students.
Lee has been appointed Assistant Professor of Composition at the University of Florida School of Music. He will begin teaching in the Fall of 2019, giving composition lessons as well as teaching courses in composition and electronic music.
Lee has been commmissioned by the Tanglewood Music Center to write a piece for large brass ensemble and percussion, to be premiered at the festival in the Summer of 2019. Lee was chosen was one of three commissioned Composition Fellows from this year’s festival.
Lee has been offered the position of Lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s School of Music for the upcoming academic year. He will be teaching classes in both music theory and ear training, primarily at the sophomore level.
Lee conducted the final reading of his newest piece, Second Chance, at Seiji Ozawa Hall at the Tanglewood Music Center, coached by the head of conducting at Tanglewood, Stefan Asbury. The piece, for double string quartet, oboe, basoon, french horn, and trombone, was written during Lee’s time at the festival.
Three pieces by Lee, Drip Study, Tourbillion, and Car Alarm Strut were premiered at a TMC concert as part of the Piece-A-Day composition project. Led by Michael Gandolfi, the project involves Tanglewood Composition Fellows writing three short pieces in three consecutive days, which are then rehearsed and performed by Tanglewood Music Center Fellows. This year composer Osvaldo Golijov was also involved in the coaching of the performers for the concert.
Lee’s piece for violin, cello, clarinet, and piano was performed by Tanglewood Music Center Fellows as part of a Sunday morning TMC Chamber Music concert, alongside works by Dutilleux, Mozart, Brett Dean, and Frederic Rzewski.
Lee’s Anadyr was read and performed by the ACO, conducted by George Manahan, as part of the 27th Annual Underwood New Music Readings In New York City. Five other composers participated in the readings, two of whom will be commissioned by the ACO.
Lee was interviewed about his participation in the upcoming ACO Underwood New Music Readings. The ACO will read Lee’s Anadyr along with works by five other composers. The interview touches on the inspiration for the piece, the name of a Cold War Russian military operation, as well as other topics relating to the readings.