"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)

February 6, 2015
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend in Birmingham, AL (7:30 PM, Wright Fine Arts Center).

February 7, 2015
Cellist Danielle Cho performs Hard-Knock Stomp in Bethesda, MD (8:00 PM, Washington Conservatory of Music).

February 17, 2015
The Kontras Quartet performs Ramshackle Songs in Chicago's Pianoforte Studios on Playful Talk with Yana Reznick (7:00 PM).

February 17, 2015
Violinist Ines Rios and harpist Ivan Bragado perform Dan's Lawless Airs in Salamanca, Spain (8:00 PM, Juan de la Enzina Theatre).

March 6, 2015
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend in Holdrege, NE (7:30 PM, Phelps Center for Performing Arts).

March 7, 2015
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend in McPherson, KS (7:30 PM, McPherson Opera House).

March 8, 2015
Fifth House Ensemble bassoonist Eric Heidbreder performs Ramble and Groove at Chicago's Sounds of the South Loop (2:00 PM, 2nd Presbyterian).

March 14, 2015
The Sybarite5 perform the premiere of Dan's concerto Beatbox with the South Carolina Philharmonic (7:30 PM, Koger Center for the Arts).

April 13, 2015
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend in Natick, MA (7:30 PM, Walnut Hill School for the Arts).

April 16, 2015
SYZYGY performs Low Country Haze at SMU Meadows School of Music (8:00 PM, Carruth Auditorium).

April 17, 2015
Fifth House Ensemble performs Nedudim, a concert of cross-genre compositions and arrangements including Dan's Black Bend and the premiere of his new composition for Fifth House and Israeli folk band Baladino, Native Tongues, at Chicago's Instituto Cervantes (7:00 PM).

April 17, 2015
The Kontras Quartet performs Ramshackle Songs in Chicago at Northeastern Illinois University's Jewel Box Series (7:30 PM, Steinberg Fine Arts Center).

April 18, 2015
The Sybarite5 perform Beatbox in Michigan with the Midland Symphony (8:00 PM, Midland Center for the Arts auditorium).

April 20, 2015
Fifth House Ensemble performs Nedudim, a concert of cross-genre compositions and arrangements including Dan's Black Bend as well as his new composition for Fifth House and Israeli folk band Baladino, Native Tongues, at Chicago's Mayne Stage(7:00 PM).

April 24, 2015
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts (8:00 PM, The Barns at Wolf Trap).

April 25, 2015
Fifth House Ensemble performs Nedudim, a concert of cross-genre compositions and arrangements including Dan's Black Bend as well as his new composition for Fifth House and Israeli folk band Baladino, Native Tongues, at DePauw University (7:30 PM).

April 26, 2015
Fifth House Ensemble performs Nedudim at Ann Arbor's Concordia University (7:00 PM).

April 28, 2015
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend at Duluth, MN's Matinee Musicale (7:30 PM).

May 2, 2015
The Sybarite5 perform Beatbox with the Duluth Superior Symphony (7:00 PM).

May 3, 2015
The California Symohony premieres Dan's Breakdown at the Lesher Center for the Arts (4:00 PM, Hofmann Theatre).

May 3, 2015
Astral Artists Trio performs Lonesome Roads on Philadelphia's Center City series (3:00 PM, Trinity Center for Urban Life).

May 4, 2015
The Kontras Quartet performs Ramshackle Songs live on WMFT Chicago (8:00 PM).

May 10, 2015
The Kontras Quartet performs Ramshackle Songs at Elmhurst College at a concert and CD release event (4:30 PM, Buik Recital Hall).

May 20, 2015
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend at the Forward Festival in West Hartford, CT (time TBA).

June 14, 2015
Washington DC's VERGE Ensemble performs Dan's Lonesome Roads at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (time TBA).

June 15, 2015
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend at New York City's New Music in Bryant Park (7:00 PM).

June 16, 2015
Chicago's Rush Hour Concerts features Dan's Lonesome Roads and Low Country Haze performed by Fifth House Ensemble (5:45 PM, St. James Cathedral).

July 17 & 18, 2015
The Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble premieres Dan's new work TBA (8:00 PM, City Theater).

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

September, 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 (show times TBA).

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

October 21-24, 2015
Chicago's Fifth House Ensemble performs Dan's Soundings and Low Country Haze at BGSU's New Music Festival (time TBA).

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

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).

April 2, 2016
Chicago's Fifth House Ensemble performs Dan's Soundings and Low Country Haze at the Ravinia Festival (6:00 PM).

May 8, 2016
The California Symohony premieres Living Language (Dan's new guitar concerto for recent GRAMMY winner Jason Vieaux) at the Lesher Center for the Arts (4:00 PM, Hofmann Theatre).

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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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