Stemper’s “Persistence of Honor” (Preferred performance link) and other upcoming Stemper events



Here is a photo of the premiere performance of Frank Stemper’s “The Persistence of Honor,” in the Netherlands in 2009.

Here is a link to what composer Frank Stemper believes is the best recorded performance to date of  “The Persistence of Honor,” his piece for cello and chamber orchestra. This performance was by The New Chicago Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Edward Benyas, Music Director, with Eric Lenz on cello, on October 28, 2012 at Preston Bradley Hall in The Chicago Cultural Center:

I reviewed this composition in a recent Culture Currents blog based on a live rehearsal performance conducted also by Benyas, with a student of Lenz’s, Richard Davis, on cello on April 7 in Carbondale. I also referred to the score and this recording which is audible by clicking the “LISTEN” tab on Stemper’s website at

There are three more of Frank Stemper’s works upcoming:

APRIL 12, 3 PM Unitarian Church, Carbondale, String Trio (2008)Southern Illinois Chamber Music Society. 

JUNE 4, 4 PM Colorado State University, So It Goes (1999), Ensemble Pastiche

JUNE 22, 9 AM Zipper Hall at the Colburn School – Los Angeles, Isolated Criterion No. 2 (2008) Jacob Tews, violist

Go to Stemper’s site (above) for more information.


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