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DBR: Voodoo at the New Jersey Symphony

“The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and I cannot wait to perform for our audiences in person again. This season speaks to our time, with many important voices of today, and celebrates great musical traditions of the past and present.” — Music Director Xian Zhang On October 8, the New Jersey Symphony opens its 2021-22 concert […]

DBR: Voodoo in Baltimore

On September 27, Marin Alsop opens the Baltimore Symphony’s 2019-2020 season, leading violinist and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) in this weekend’s performances of his Voodoo Violin Concerto. The three-movement, 24-minute concerto is one of DBR’s most popular, signature works. Originally composed for chamber ensemble, Voodoo Violin Concerto was commissioned in 2002 by The Kitchen […]


Concert: DBR: VOODOO VIOLIN CONCERTO Start Time: 00:00:00 Date: 2019-09-27 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: Daniel Bernard Roumain, violin; Baltimore Symphony Link: https://www.bsomusic.org/calendar/events/2019-2020-events/tchaikovsky-symphony-no-4/ Concert Information: Marin Alsop, conductor Meyerhoff Symphony Hall Baltimore, MD No related posts.

DBR: Relevant, Exciting and Meaningful

  On April 11, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony presents its “Rediscover” concert featuring the music of its artist-in-residence, Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR). DBR joins the orchestra as soloist, when Artistic Director and CEO Jason Weinberger conducts the composer’s Woodbox Violin Concerto, and presents the premiere of his new work “A Young Person’s GPS for Our […]

DBR: Connecting with People

The Sacramento Philharmonic goes “Traditionally Modern” for the New Year, as composer and guest-performer Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) joins the orchestra and music director Michael Morgan on January 11 in a concert of his Woodbox Violin Concerto. Based on DBR’s acclaimed electronica album “Woodbox Beats & Balladry” (Thirsty Ear Recordings), Woodbox Violin Concerto was commissioned […]

DBR The Right Opportunity

On April 28, Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) takes center stage at Paul Sharp Concert Hall for the Oklahoma University Civic Orchestra’s performance of his Human Songs and Stories. Christopher David Westover conducts the 20-minute work. Scored for narrator, orchestra and “The People,” Human Songs and Stories was commissioned by Texas Public Radio to celebrate the […]

DBR in New Haven

On March 21 and 24, New Haven, CT audiences will be introduced to Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), when he joins the New Haven Symphony as violin soloist for performances of his Woodbox Violin Concerto, led by music director William Boughton. DBR serves as the orchestra’s artist-in-residence, and along with Boughton, will also present additional Young […]


Concert: DBR: I NEVER WANTED MY FIRST COMMUNIONDate: 2013-02-24Location: Harlem Chamber PlayersLink: http://www.harlemchamberplayers.org/postcards_html/2012_2013_concert_announcements/5th_black_history_month_concert_announcement_2-24-2013.htmlConcert Information: 5th Annual Black History Month Celebration St. Mary’s Church New York, NY No related posts.

DBR’s “Club Dance”: Music is a Living Art

Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) begins his 2012-13 season with a new project—“The Collide,” created in collaboration with North Carolina-native singer-songwriter Laurelyn Dossett. Sponsored by the North Carolina Arts Council’s Connecting Crossroads inNorth Carolina project, “The Collide” is a multi-partner commission that included a two-year residency dedicated to creating new works based on studying the uniqueness […]


Concert: DBR: ANOTHER HUNDRED PEOPLEDate: 2012-09-21Location: Anthony de Mare, piano; LIAISONS Link: http://claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/2010/c/performances/performance?rowid=16842Concert Information: “LIAISONS: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano” Gildenhorn Recital Hall Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center University of Maryland at College Park No related posts.


Concert: DBR: VOODOO VIOLIN CONCERTODate: 2012-10-14Location: Westerville SymphonyLink: http://www.westervillesymphony.org/Events/Details/25Concert Information: Peter Stafford Wilson, conductor Fritsche Theatre, Cowan Hall Otterbein University Westerville, OH No related posts.


Concert: DBR: WOOD BOX CONCERTO Date: 2013-03-21 Location: Composer-in-Residence, New Haven Symphony Link: http://www.newhavensymphony.org/page/event/dvorak-to-dbr-252.htm Concert Information: William Boughton, conductor           Pre-Concert Lecture – 6:30pm Sudler Rectial Hall William Harkness Hall   No related posts.

DBR: CLUB DANCE MANIFESTO *Composer-in-Residence*

Concert: DBR: CLUB DANCE MANIFESTO *Composer-in-Residence* Date: 2012-09-29 Location: Davidson, NC Link: http://www3.davidson.edu/cms/x35941.xml Concert Information: Davidson College Symphony Orchestra Tara Villa, conductor Duke Family Performance Hall No related posts.

DBR: Fascinating and Electric!

From April 30th through May 9th, the University of North Florida Chamber Singers (Jacksonville) will tour South Africa, where they’ll present the world premiere performances of Daniel Bernard Roumain’s (DBR) new choral piece I Need You. Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I Need You is scored for SATB chorus and cello. Joined by […]

Another New Work by DBR

The Importance of Ritual Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) has another new work! The Order of An Empty Place premieres on March 29th, as DBR joins Rabbi Joy Levitt and the University of Maryland Wind Orchestra conducted by Michael Votta. Co-commissioned by the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan (where […]

DBR Performs with the Arkansas Symphony this November

Fresh from last month’s tour of Symphony for the Dance Floor, Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) heads to Little Rock where, on November 12th and 13th, he performs his Voodoo Violin Concerto (LINK: https://www.subitomusic.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=20) with the Arkansas Symphony conducted by Philip Mann. “DBR is a unique, creative voice and a multi-talented performer,” Mann shares. “His personality […]

Catching up with Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR)

DBR’s Busy Summer Schedule It’s mid-July and we thought we’d check in with Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) to see what he’s up to after a busy spring. DBR had a world premiere of a new ballet – “Home in 7” for the Atlanta Ballet choreographed by Amy Seiwert; a NY premiere of Harvest by the […]

Carnegie Hall Presents New York Premiere of DBR’s Harvest at 2011 Spring for Music Festival

New York Premiere of Harvest by Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) at Carnegie Hall On May 10, 2011, Albany Symphony will perform a set of religious inspired works in their “Spirituals Re-Imagined” concert. Conducted by David Alan Miller, the concert will feature the New York premiere of Harvest by Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR). “Harvest is my […]

DBR Debuts World Premiere of Symphony for the Dance Floor

Daniel Bernard Roumain- Symphony for the Dance Floor World Premiere at ASU, Saturday February 5, 2011 Daniel Bernard Roumain is serious about having a good time. With his waist-long braids whipping through the air as he saws away at his violin, the Haitian-American performer and composer – DBR for short – brings hip-hop beats to […]