The Musical Sculpture Garden

June 10, 2021

This project will offer our audience the unique opportunity to stroll through Rancho San Rafael park while enjoying solo or duo musicians performing short works, including several of our winners from the Micro-commission Project. We will also be premiering several new pieces written specifically for this event. Visit our Events page for more details.

Interview on KNCJ Classical Reno with Eileen Brownell and Jean-Paul Perrotte talking about the Sculpture Garden. You will also hear a bit of music from Jean-Paul Perrotte!

Interview on KNCJ Classical Reno with Paul Novak and Jeff DePaoli talking about the Sculpture Garden.

Interview on KNCJ Classical Reno with Tristan Selzler and Aaron Hill talking about the Sculpture Garden.

Interview on KNCJ Classical Reno with Kevin Miescke and Monica Houghton talking about the Sculpture Garden. You will also hear a few clips previewing two brand new works for solo horn!

July 2021, a Month of New Music

July, 2021

reNEW will be releasing an audio/video recording of a new piece EVERY DAY throughout the month of July, featuring new or previously unperformed works by composers from both Reno and around the globe. Check out our YouTube channel for new videos beginning July 1 and every day in July!

Update! We are happy to announce our at-large selections for inclusion in our Month of New Music project for July, 2021! Here they are, in no particular order:


Chihchun Chi-sun Lee Rights, Fairness, Equality vs Suppression for trombone

Ross Whitaker Ground for cello

Gaston Gosselin In the moment for clarinet

Ashley Floyd Stick for violin

Jeremiah Evans A little shimmy for oboe

Brittney Benton Forgotten for piano

Wolfgang Ordoñez Solo corno for horn

Joseph David Spence Deathstick for clarinet

Sebastian Birch Canto Notturno for oboe

Jeff Manookian Amoroso for violin

Gerson de Sousa Batista My Bipolar Disorder for piano

William Jae Raindroplets for oboe

The Micro-Commission Project

July, 2020

After several weeks and over one-hundred submissions, we are proud to have selected the winners! Enjoy this playlist of 12 newly recorded compositions.

Winning composers and pieces

  • Jeff Manookian - Vision Fugitive for solo violin

  • Kent Philip Baker - The Bearer of Evil Tidings for solo horn

  • Eddie Bean - Petition for solo cello

  • Dario Argentesi - Captain Violin's Arrival, Sword Fight & Goodbye for solo violin

  • Neo Korths - The blackbird in the forest for violin and horn

  • Moritz Laßmann - Epigram for solo cello

  • David Jason Snow - A bisl shnaps far di fidler

  • Monica Houghton - Yellow grass for solo violin

  • Jean-Pierre Vial - Rêverie for solo horn

  • John Secunde - A window for solo cello

  • Zach Gulaboff Davis - Whirlwind for solo violin

  • Giliad Cohen - La Petit Amaleque for two violins