Things you didn't know about until now

~Admiral Ackbar in 1991: Space, Part Two, THE RECKONING

"[ASIMOV AT STAR'S END] might just have the most complex program of any 12-minute piece ever written. The work’s episodic nature allows for a kaleidoscope of colors and textures. Wildly ambitious, it at least provided a storm of youthful energy."

~James L. Paulk, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Zoll captured the vigorous energy of Latino dance forms with throbbing rhythmic patterns played with fiery passion by the ensemble. At the heart of the piece, Zoll, who is a serious dancer, stretched the rhythm and harmony into an abstract, dream-like state, with the pulse still beating but the content in a different world—hazy and elevated, beyond foot stomping and hip shaking."

~Be'eri Moalem, San Francisco Classical Voice

 

"Bailes... (2013) is a lively and varied, five-movement dance suite, with each movement given an evocative bilingual title. ... the whole work is eminently danceable and would be fine for a modern dance ensemble. Each movement has sections highly evocative of entrances and exits, featured solos, and dramatic lighting shifts—perhaps in part because of Zoll's own background as a dance accompanist. His scoring made skilled use of the oboe, piano, violin, and cello that it employed."

~Basil Condisine, The Boston Musical Intelligencer

 

"... the overriding element is the interplay of rhythms, often dark and intensely visceral in their complex, driving undercurrent ..."

~Mark Gresham, ArtsATL

 

"Classical music fans, remember this name."

~Encore Atlanta

 

"Zoll's work ... embodied high-school frustration with its squawking oboe (Miri Kudo) and percussive pizzicato from the violin (Jae Young Cosmos Lee) and cello (Jan Müller-Szeraws), not to mention the frequent changes of meter, and Geoffrey Burleson’s reaching under the piano lid to strike the strings with mallets."

~Jeffrey Gantz, The Boston Globe

 

"Propulsive Latin dance rhythms laid down by piano and percussion were the most immediately appealing aspect of Zoll's five-movement piece. ... Most likely, however, it was Zoll's skillful and imaginative handling of the instruments for tone color, counter-point, and special effects that earned him

the top prize."

~David Wright, Boston Classical Review

 

"The 'zapateado pensativo' is especially striking, with the cello’s initial pulsings gradually accumulating oboe, violin and piano, all very much doing their own things."

~Scott Cantrell, The Dallas Morning News

Recent Reviews & Performances

"It's a TRAP!"

2015

June 2 & 3 @ 1:00 pm - Montreal, CA

Transmission Ensemble

at the Schulich School of Music

Reading and recording 5 to 9

 

February 8 @ 3:00 pm - Boston, MA

Boston Musica Viva

at the Tsai Performance Center

Premiering Bliss and the Pale Blue Dot

www.bmv.org

2014

July 17 @ 12:15 - Montreal, QC

Suzu Enns, clarinet & Adrian Foster, organ

at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul

Performing Tough Air
 

May 29, 30 & 31 @ 8:00 & 7:30 pm - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

at Atlanta Symphony Hall

Premiering Asimov at Star's End

www.atlantasymphony.org

 

February 21 @ 7:30 pm - Kenosha, WI

Fifth House Ensemble

at Carthage College

Performing bailes...

www.fifth-house.com

 

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - Chicago, IL

Fifth House Ensemble

at Grace United Methodist Church

Performing bailes...

www.fifth-house.com

 

February 23 @ 3:00 pm - Chicago, IL

Fifth House Ensemble

at Chicago Cultural Center

Performing bailes...

www.fifth-house.com

 

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - Chicago, IL

Fifth House Ensemble

at Stowe Elementary School

Performing bailes...

www.fifth-house.com
 

March 2 @ 8:30 pm - Chicago, IL

Fifth House Ensemble

at Constellation Chicago

Performing bailes...

www.fifth-house.com

 

March 20 @ 8:00 pm - Mill Valley, CA

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble

at Throckmorten Theatre

Performing bailes...

www.leftcoastensemble.org

 

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - San Francisco, CA

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble

at SF Conservatory of Music

Performing bailes...

www.leftcoastensemble.org

2013

November 16, 2013 - Boston, MA

Boston Musica Viva

at Longy School of Music

Performing bailes...

www.bmv.org

 

October 19, 2013 - Dallas, TX

Voices of Change

at Southern Methodist University

Performing bailes...

www.voicesofchange.com

 

October 16, 2013 - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Chamber Players

at New American Shakespeare Tavern

Performing bailes...

www.atlantachamberplayers.com

 

2016

August 13 - Montreal, CA

Cygnus Trio

Premiering AMALGAM

www.facebook.com/thecygnustrio

May 27 @ 4:00 pm - Red Hook, New York

Caitlin Beare, clarinet

Premiering I REMEMBER SUMMER

www.facebook.com/events

 

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - Obersulm, Germany

Dimitri Ashkenazy and Anna Magdalena Kokits

Premiering I REMEMBER SUMMER

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