Gary Philo (b. 1953) studied composition with Mario Davidovsky, Jack Beeson, Chou Wen-chung and William Thomas McKinley. His works have been performed by many groups, including the Silesian Philharmonic (Poland), Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, the Vermont Philharmonic, Collage, the Washington Square Contemporary Music Series Players, James Dunham, Nicholas Underhill, The Cleveland Chamber Collective, Mary Rowell, and others.
He is a recipient of a Charles Ives Scholarship, awarded by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, has been commissioned by the National Endowment for the Arts, and has received grants from Meet-the-Composer and CAP. He has also received fellowships to the Tanglewood Music Center and the Composers Conference at Wellesley.
Recordings include "Spring Music" for orchestra, available on MMC Recordings, his sextet Lech Lecha, recorded by the Cleveland Chamber Collective, and Three Pieces for Piano, recorded by Nicholas Underhill and available on Capstone Records. Mr. Philo serves on the board of the League of Composers/ISCM, is a member of the American Composers Alliance and BMI, and was a founding member of Composers in Red Sneakers, a Boston-based composers cooperative that produces concerts of their works and the works of other composers.
He holds a BM from Berklee College of Music, an MM from New England Conservatory, and received his DMA from Columbia University in 1992.
- solo instrumental (non-keyboard)
- duo inst or voices
- solo keyboard
- brass featured
- duo or ensemble+ keyboard
- instrumental quartet
- instrumental trio
- mixed instrumental ens 6 to 15 players
- multiples of the same instrument(s)
- solo inst+keyboard
- solo voice(s)+2 to 6 instruments
- string orchestra
- string quartet (alone or + inst or voc)
|Gary Philo||DANCE FOR THE DEPARTED||trumpet in C, fixed media audio
|Gary Philo||Darling Early Morning||Two Guitars
|Gary Philo||DUO FOR CLARINET AND MARIMBA||Clarinet and Marimba
|Gary Philo||DUOS FOR VIOLIN AND VIOLA||Violin and Viola
|Gary Philo||Five Impromptus for Solo Piano||Solo Piano
|Gary Philo||Nobilis humilis magne martir - for Trombone Sextet||Trombone Sextet
4 Tenor Trombones, 2 Bass Trombones
|Gary Philo||Nobilis humilis magne martir - for String Orchestra||String Orchestra
|Gary Philo||Song of Ruth||Bass Clarinet, Trumpet in C, Trombone, Baritone voice, electronics
|Gary Philo||SPRING SCENES||alto sax, pf
|Gary Philo||THREE DANCES FOR VIOLA||Viola
|Gary Philo||TRIO||clarinet, violin, piano
|Gary Philo||Trombone Quartet||
|Gary Philo||TWO PIECES FOR SOLO VIOLIN||Violin