“I create music for performing musicians and seek to fully engage them as they learn and perform my compositions.”  – Richard J. Chandler

As a composer, Richard J. Chandler’s works have been performed by the Minnesota Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra, The Bethlehem Chamber Orchestra, the St. Cloud State University Wind Ensemble, in college recitals at SCSU, CSB-SJU and the University of MN as well as in recitals throughout the MSP Metro and Greater Minnesota. As a performer, he is a member of the Cloud Winds Trio, the Amadeus Chamber Symphony and actively performs on bassoon, contrabassoon, saxophones and recorders. 

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  • Posted on January 15, 2018

    Both the St. Paul and the Minneapolis performances were well received by the audiences! Of the people that I invited, 18 were able to be at the concerts! I also heard a number of very nice comments from audience members. And the orchestra, and conductor Jay Fishman, did a fabulous job with my piece and the other works on the program. A highlight for me was hearing my piece, and Prokofiev's 2nd Violin Concerto, rehearsed and performed. Hats off also for violinist Rachel Lee Priday, who played the concerto! Program Notes for Sacred Geometry from the Sinfonia

  • Posted on September 25, 2017

    I am pleased to announce that my Sacred Geometry for Chamber Orchestra is to be premiered by the Minnesota Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra on January 12th and 13th, 2018, in Minneapolis, MN. This piece is one of the four that were were selected to be premiered through a granting award funded by the McKnight Foundation in cooperation with the Minnesota Sinfonia. In addition to the 2 performances by this fine professional chamber orchestra, I will be receiving a monetary award. Please consider attending the concert. Admission is free! Sacred Geometry Program Notes: This work is inspired by the architecture, visual art and music of late medieval and Renaissance times. Those cultural treasures still awe and edify us. You may hear sounds that hearken to those timeless qualities of proportion, symmetry, harmony and dancing rhythm.  “Abstract geometric architecture is composed of harmonic waves of energy, modes of relationality, melodic forms springing forth from the eternal realm of geometric proportion."     -   Robert Lawlor   from Sacred Geometry: Philosophy and Practice  

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