"Bristling with exhilarating musical ideas and a powerfully crafted lyricism."
—Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Vivid...a cheerful and colorful assault on the senses."
—The New York Times

"Visconti's music evokes the physical landscape of America, a range of contrasts in an integrated whole."
—Gramophone

"Visconti knows how to bend the idioms of traditional music to such a degree that they sound refreshing rather than stale."
—Der Tagesspiegel (Berlin)

August 26, 2015
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend at the Ravinia Festival BGH Classics Series (6:00 PM).

September 10-20, 2015
Opera Philadelphia and The Bearded Ladies present the premiere run of Dan's new hybrid cabaret/opera about the ideas and influence of Andy Warhol, ANDY: A Popera (8:00 PM each night).

September 12, 2015
Donato Cabrera and the Las Vegas Philharmonic open their season with a performance of Dan's Breakdown (7:30, PM, The Smith Center).

September 26, 2015
Fifth House Ensemble bassoonist Eric Heidbreder performs Ramble and Groove at Judson University (7:00 PM, Thompson Center, Thulin Performance Hall).

September 30, 2015
The Momenta Quartet performs the New York City premiere of Dan's Worn Surfaces at Tenri Cultural Institute (8:00 PM).

October 4, 2015
Fifth House Ensemble premieres Dan's Soundings and also performs Low Country Haze at Constellation Chicago (8:30 PM).

October 11, 2015
Fifth House Ensemble performs Dan's Soundings and Low Country Haze at Carthage College (3:00 PM).

October 11, 2015
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend and other selections from Hitchhiker's Tales at St. Paul's Schubert Club (7:00 PM).

October 16, 2015
The Kontras Quartet performs Dan's Ramshackle Songs e at Western Michiagan University (2:00 PM, Dalton Center Lecture Hall).

October 18, 2015
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend and other selections from Hitchhiker's Tales in Lexington, KY (7:30 PM, Singletary Center for the Arts).

October 20, 2015
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend and other selections from Hitchhiker's Tales in Beckley, WV (7:30 PM).

October 23, 2015
Fifth House Ensemble performs Dan's Soundings and Low Country Haze at Bowling Green State University's New Music Festival (8:00 PM).

October 25, 2015
The Verge Ensemble performs Lonesome Roads at the Washington Conservatory of Music (8:00 PM).

October 30, 2015
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend and other selections from Hitchhiker's Tales in Albany, NY (7:30 PM).

November 1, 2015
Fifth House Ensemble performs Soundings at Florida Atlantic University (3:00 PM, University Theater).

November 8, 2015
Fifth House Ensemble performs Soundings at Northern Illinois University (8:00 PM).

November 8, 2015
Pianist Gabriela Martinez peremieres Amplified Soul at the Norton Building Concert Series (2:30 PM).

November 8, 2015
Fifth House Ensemble performs Soundings at Waukegan Chamber Music Society (7:30 PM).

November 12, 2015
Philip Mann conducts the Arkansas Symphony in a performance of Storm Windows (7:00 PM, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral).

November 13, 2015
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend and other selections from Hitchhiker's Tales in Greenvale, NY (8:00 PM, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts).

November 19, 2015
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend and other selections from Hitchhiker's Tales at NYC's Cell Theatre (8:00 PM).

November 22, 2015
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend and other selections from Hitchhiker's Tales at NYC's Mannes School of Music (1:00 PM, Arhold Hall).

December 4, 2015
Damon Talley leads the Louisiana State University wind ensemble in a performance of Junk Band (7:30 PM, Union Theater).

December 20, 2015
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend and other selections from Hitchhiker's Tales in Northhampton, ME (4:00 PM, Sweeney Concert Hall).

January 8, 2016
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend and other selections from Hitchhiker's Tales at the Chamber Music America Conference in NYC (5:30 PM).

January 19, 2016
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend and other selections from Hitchhiker's Tales at Pennsylvania State University's Cool Blue Concert and Conversation series (3:00 PM).

January 21, 2016
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend and other selections from Hitchhiker's Tales at Penn State University's Classical Coffeehouse (8:00 PM).

January 21, 2016
Pianist Gabriela Martinez performs Amplified Soul at Central Michigan University (7:00 PM).

January 22, 2016
Pianist Gabriela Martinez performs Amplified Soul at West Michigan Symphony's The Block (7:30 PM).

January 22, 2016
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend and other selections from Hitchhiker's Tales at Penn State University (7:30 PM, Center for the Arts).

January 24, 2016
Pianist Gabriela Martinez performs Amplified Soul at LA's Pepperdine University (2:00 PM).

January 29, 2016
Cellist Laura Metcalf performs Hard-Knock Stomp in Concord, MA at the Concord Art Gallery's Beyond the Notes series (7:00 PM, Concord Art Gallery).

Janaury 30 & 31, 2016
Philip Mann conducts the Arkansas Symphony in two performances of Dan's Black Bend (7:30 PM on January 30, 3:00 PM on January 31 at the Maumelle Performing Arts Center).

January 31, 2016
Pianist Gabriela Martinez performs Amplified Soul at Soka University (3:00 PM).

January 31, 2016
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend and other selections from Hitchhiker's Tales at Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts in Brooklyn, NY (4:00 PM).

February 11, 2016
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend and other selections from Hitchhiker's Tales at Brooklyn's National Sawdust (9:30 PM).

February 14, 2016
Fifth House Ensemble performs Dan's Soundings and Low Country Haze at Kenosha, WI's Fine Arts at First (3:00 PM).

February 18, 2016
Da Capo Chamber Players and soprano Sharon Harms perform The Clear Light at NYC's Merkin Concert Hall (8:00 PM).

February 20, 2016
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend and other selections from Hitchhiker's Tales at Kennett Square, PA's Longwood Gardens (8:00 PM).

February 21, 2016
Da Capo Chamber Players and soprano Sharon Harms perform The Clear Light at Bard College (8:00 PM).

March 5, 2016
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend and other selections from Hitchhiker's Tales in Germantown, MD (8:00 PM, BlackRock Center for the Arts).

March 15, 2016
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend and other selections from Hitchhiker's Tales at Boston's Celebrity Series (8:30 PM).

March 18, 2016
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend and other selections from Hitchhiker's Tales at the Grand Teton Music Festival (7:00 PM, Jackson Hole Center for the Arts).

March 22, 2016
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend and other selections from Hitchhiker's Tales at Clemson, SC's Brooks Center for the Performing Arts (7:30 PM).

April 2, 2016
Chicago's Fifth House Ensemble performs Dan's Soundings and Low Country Haze at the Ravinia Festival (8:30 PM).

April 11, 2016
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend and other selections from Hitchhiker's Tales at Brooklyn, NY's Neighborhood Classics Series (7:00 PM).

April 14, 2016
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend and other selections from Hitchhiker's Tales in Lancaster, PA (7:30 PM, Trust Performing Arts Center).

April 16, 2016
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend and other selections from Hitchhiker's Tales at Delaware's Coastal Concerts (8:00 PM).

April 17, 2016
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend and other selections from Hitchhiker's Tales in Baltimore, MD (6:30 PM, Creative Alliance at the Patterson).

April 25, 2016
Cellist Laura Metcalf performs Hard-Knock Stomp in West Hartford, CT (7:30 PM, Hartt School).

April 27, 2016
Cellist Laura Metcalf performs Hard-Knock Stomp at NYC's SubCulture (7:30 PM).

April 30, 2016
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend and other selections from Hitchhiker's Tales at Warren, PA Concert Association (8:00 PM, Struthers Library Theater).

May 6 & 8, 2016
The California Symphony premieres Living Language (Dan's new guitar concerto for recent GRAMMY winner Jason Vieaux) (7:30 PM, Lincoln Theater May 6 and Lesher Center for the Arts May 8).

June 12, 2016
Cellist Laura Metcalf performs Hard-Knock Stomp at Albuquerque, NM's National Hispanic Cultural Center (5:00 PM).

July 15, 2016
The Cassatt Quartet performs Black Bend at the Seal Bay Festival of American Chamber Music (7:30 PM, Colby Village, Waterville, ME).

July 19, 2016
The Cassatt Quartet performs Black Bend at the Seal Bay Festival of American Chamber Music (7:30 PM, New Era Gallery, Vinalhaven, ME).

July 20, 2016
The Cassatt Quartet performs Black Bend at the Seal Bay Festival of American Chamber Music (7:00 PM, Waterfall Arts, Belfast, ME).

July 21, 2016
The Cassatt Quartet performs Black Bend at the Seal Bay Festival of American Chamber Music (7:30 PM, SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME).

October 9, 2016
Fifth House Ensemble performs Dan's Soundings at the Chicgao Cultural Center as part of the city's EAR TAXI Festival (5:00 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater).

December 3, 2016
The Reading Symphony performs Living Language with guitar soloist Jason Vieaux (7:30 PM).

February 4 & 5, 2017
The Richmond Symphony performs Living Language with guitar soloist Jason Vieaux (7:30 PM).

March 11, 2017
The Fort Wayne Philharmonic performs Living Language with guitar soloist Jason Vieaux (7:30 PM).

April 28, 2017
The Seattle Symphony presents selections from ANDY: A Popera (10:00 PM, Benaroya Hall).

May 5 & 7, 2017
The California Symphony premieres Dan's new cello concerto for acclaimed soloist Inbal Segev at the Lesher Center for the Arts (7:30 PM).

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Dan receives his first major opera commission to create ANDY: A POPera, a collaboration with Opera Philadelphia and experimental theater group The Bearded Ladies that blends pop and classical elements in exploiring the life and work of pop artist Andy Warhol.

Dan has joined Chicago's Fifth House Ensemble as Director of Artistic Programming! Dan will collaborate with other 5HE artists in creating new compositions, arrangements, and educational workshops.

Dan has been appointed Young American Composer-in-Residence at the California Symphony from 2014-2017 as well as Composer-in-Residence at the Arkansas Symphony for the 2015-16 season.

Dan has been named a 2014 TED Fellow and will deliver a TED talk at the March 2014 conference in Vancouver, BC. Stay tuned for more details!

Dan has been awarded the 2013 Samuel Barber Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome and spends the 2013/14 season composing in the Eternal City. Dan's music will receive performances in Rome by Nuova Consonanza and the Scharoun Ensemble of the Berlin Philharmonic.

Dan is working on a new conerto for Grammy-winning Silk Road Ensemble percussionist Shane Shanahan, a collaboration with Refugee Services Collaborative and CityMusic Cleveland for premiere in March, 2014. The new work, Roots to Branches, weaves together the stories of how refugee families first came to America and features percussion styles from a kaleidoscope of vibrant global cultures.

Dan has been appointed Composer-in-Residence of Chicago's Music in the Loft series beginning this current season. The season features performances of Dan's Lonesome Roads and Ramshackle Songs as well as the premiere of a newly commissioned work for extraordinary young violinist Emily Daggett Smith in April 2014.

Bridge Records has released the first full-length disc of Dan's music, featuring performances by members of the Berlin Philharmonic and the Horszowski Trio. Click here for more info. The disc has also been featured as Q2 Radio's Album of the Week. and NPR's Performance Today.

Plain Dealer music critic Don Rosenberg recently chose violist Melia Watras's recording of Dan's Hard-Knock Stomp for special mention as part of a WCPN program featuring favorite recordings by a panel of music professionals. Click here for more info on Melia's new Short Stories disc released on Fleur de Son Classics.

Cultures in Harmony (a fantastic outreach organization that promotes cross-cultural engagement through music) recently presented a concerts in Karachi, Pakistan that featured Dan's Black Bend.

The Fall issue of Symphony Magazine features Dan's cover story about how music from film and video games are redefining orchestra concerts for the 21st century. Click here to read.

Dan has joined Chicago's Fifth House Ensemble and composer Stacy Garrop as composition faculty at the 2013 fresh inc festival, which provides emerging artist training for participant performers and composers. Click here for more info or to apply.

 

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