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ARLINGTON – SONG FOR OUR HEROES

The film and music for Arlington has been released on Youtube, and will be available on all streaming platforms May 15th!

Arlington was written in honor of all those who served. All proceeds from the sale or streaming of Arlington will go to veterans’ organizations.

Click the picture to listen and watch on Youtube.


ENCOUNTERS WITH THE MOON

Kieffer’s debut album was nominated for the Best Contemporary and Modern Solo Piano album of 2019!

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We are pleased to announce that George David Kieffer’s debut album of solo piano pieces, Encounters with the Moon, was nominated for Best Contemporary and Modern Album of 2019 by SoloPiano.com!

Click the picture to listen on Youtube.

The single, “A Winter Song,” is warm and introspective – a perfect reflection on the season and on a time in life. The entire album is available today on all platforms.


15 MINUTES FOR 15 YEARS

Kieffer’s composition was featured in New York for the “Fifteen Minutes of Fame: A Celebration of Service”

On the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11, fifteen one-minute works were premiered at Trinity Church by the West Point Band, to honor the memory of men and women who serve.  In a unique collaboration, the West Point Band joined contemporary music organization, Vox Novus to present Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: A Celebration of Service. The West Point Band premiered 15 one-minute pieces created by composers who were responding to the theme “service”, and what it means to all different kinds of people – such as military, first responders, community service, and everyday kindness. The West Point Band and Cadet Glee Club from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point also performed Americana works as well as the Armed Forces Medley, which stirred the patriotic soul of all those who attended.

The following 15 composers were selected for the Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame performance: George David Kieffer (whose fanfare was selected for the Los Angeles Special Olympics, 2015), James Anderson, David Avshalomov (winner of the 2014 American Prize), Sy Brandon (recipient of the 2018 Thor Johnson Memorial Commission), Steve Cohen, Harrison J. Collins, Cindi Hsu, Nicholas Ryan Kelly, Alan Kinningham, Anthony O’Toole, David R. Peoples, James Peterson (whose work Moving Images Suite was featured at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards), Bradley Sampson, Richard G Smith, and R. Andrew Yates.

These 15 works were written specifically for the West Point Band as part of Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame a Vox Novus music project. Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: A Celebration of Service was premiered by the West Point Band at Trinity Church, 75 Broadway, New York City at 2:00 PM on September 11, 2016.

The purpose of the project was to promote a great variety of contemporary music to audiences hungry to hear what living composers are writing today.


SPECIAL OLYMPICS FANFARE

Kieffer’s compositions were featured in the 2015 Special Olympics World Games Opening Ceremony!

George David Kieffer was delighted when his fanfare composition was selected to play at the opening ceremonies of the 2015 Special Olympic World Games, being held in Los Angeles. The piece was played to welcome the athletes into the stadium.

Another Kieffer composition, The Special Now, was selected to play during the running of the torch. Kieffer’s music personifies the empowerment of these special athletes, that work so hard against all odds in order to compete on the world stage and achieve greatness.


KIEFFER’S COMPOSITIONS PERFORMED IN CHINA BY ANGELA CHOLAKYAN

Kieffer’s music was selected for a special performance featuring Angela Cholakyan at the Arts and Culture Center in Suzhou, China.

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