Twenty-nine-year-old composer Eric R. Stewart's music has been performed throughout North America and Europe, in the United States, Canada, Germany, the Czech Republic, and the United Kingdom, by such artists as the Cambridge Modern Orchestra, the Talea Ensemble, renowned concert organist Felix Hell, and the multi-Grammy Award-winning Gregg Smith Singers. As a conductor, Eric has appeared at such venues as the Four Seasons Centre of the Canadian Opera Company (Bradshaw Amphitheatre), has been broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC), and appears as a guest conductor with the Gregg Smith Singers. His conducting is featured on the final tracks of Gregg Smith's recently released CD, Music for an Urban Church (2014 Albany Records).
Eric currently serves as the executive director of Lex54 concerts (New York), composer-advisor to the ensemble Les Plaisirs non-coupables (Quebec), and composer-in-residence at St. Peter's Lutheran Church (New York). He is the conductor of the Tzu Chi Youth Chamber Orchestra (East Williston, Long Island), the assistant conductor of the Turtle Bay Music School Orchestras (New York), and teaches music theory and ear training at the Manhattan School of Music Precollege division.
CD RELEASE: Heroic Proportions - Felix Hell, organ (MSR Classics) featuring Sonetto (2012) for pipe organ solo.
February 8th, 2015, 4pm
Adagio for solo organ at Gettysburg Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, PA. Felix Hell, organ
December 9th, 2014, 7:30pm
Skizzen for sextet at Saint Peters's Lutheran Church in New York, NY. Ceto Ensemble; Eric R. Stewart, conductor
November 21st, 2014, 8pm
Sonetto for solo organ at Saint Peters's Lutheran Church in New York, NY. Felix Hell, organ
October 19th, 2014, 4pm
Adagio & Toccata for solo organ at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, NJ. Felix Hell, organ
August 22, 2014, 7pm
World premiere of revised version, Longing for Death ("Sehnsucht nach dem Tode") (2005/2014) for soprano and orchestra, to be performed by Sharon Harms and the Festival Orchestra at Saint Peter's (Eric R. Stewart, conductor). Saint Peter's Lutheran Church, E 54th Street and Lexington Avenue. More details: http://saintpeters.org/events/detail/1471/details/
August 2nd, 2014, 7pm
Summer Chamber Music Festival at St. Peter's - Performances of Ruach for violin, cello, and organ, and Meditatio I for flute, violin, and organ. Saint Peter's Lutheran Church, E 54th St. and Lexington Ave., New York, NY.
May 31, 2014, 7pm
World premiere of Four Intermezzi for solo guitar, to be performed by Finbarr Malafronte at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Tatham Fells, Lancashire, United Kingdom.
May 20, 2014, 8pm
World premiere of Intermezzo-Fantasie for solo piano; Sophie Xuefei Zhang, piano. Recital Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
April 18, 2014, 12:00pm
J. S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion. St. Peter's Choir and Orchestra; Mary Elizabeth Poore and Rosalind Rees, soprano; Elsa Larsson, alto; Jonathan Kline, tenor; Stephen Black, bass; Thomas Schmidt, conductor (Part I); Eric R. Stewart, conductor (Part II). St. Peter's Lutheran Church, E 54 St. and Lexington Ave., New York, NY.
March 29, 2014, 8pm
Canadian premiere of Skizzen for flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin and cello. The piece will be performed by Les Plaisirs non-coupables at Théâtre du Conservatoire d'art dramatique de Québec in Quebec City.
March 2, 2014
World premiere of Das allerfreuliche Licht for horn, cello, organ, choir and soloists (SSATB). St. Peter's Lutheran Church, New York City.
December 20 - 21 - 22, 2013
World premiere of Adagio for string sextet in Quebec, Canada. The piece will be performed by Les Plaisirs non-coupables:
Dec. 20th, 8pm [CANCELLED]: Les Plaisirs non-coupables original residence (150 Beaubien) in Trois Rivières
Dec. 21st, 7:30pm: Premier Acte/Le Studio (870 Ave de Salaberry) in Québec City
Dec. 22nd, 3:30pm: Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, Salle de récital (4750 Ave Henri-Julien) in Montreal
June 6th, 2013, 4pm
World premiere of Skizzen for modified "pierrot" ensemble. The piece will be performed by the Talea Ensemble at Lippes Concert Hall, SUNY Buffalo (Buffalo, NY).
March 2nd, 2013, 8pm
World premiere of We Leave to-night... for chorus and piano (text: F. Scott Fitzgerald) at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in New York, NY. The piece will be performed by Thomas Schmidt (piano) and the Gregg Smith Singers.
February 23rd, 2013, 7:30pm
World premiere of Deconstruction and Adagio for string orchestra: Cambridge Modern Orchestra at St. Giles Church in Cambridge, UK.
February 10th, 2013, 3pm
Adagio & Toccata for solo organ at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Largo, FL. Felix Hell, organ
January 26th, 2013, 3pm
Adagio & Toccata for solo organ at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in New York, NY. Felix Hell, organ
January 8th, 2013, 7:30pm
Adagio & Toccata for solo organ at Zwölf-Apostel-Kirche in Frankenthal, Germany. This piece was commissioned by Felix Hell and St. Peter's Lutheran Church in New York City. Felix Hell, organ