Robert Manno Home “...a composer of serious music of considerable depth and spiritual beauty”—Atlanta Audio Society
Robert Manno’s music has been performed throughout the United States and in Wales, UK and has been broadcast over many public radio stations in the U.S. including WQXR, WNYC, WMHT/WRHV, WAMC,WJFF, WCNY and WFUV, among others. In addition to many performances in New York City and throughout New York State, other US locations in which Manno’s music has been performed include New Jersey, Vermont, Minnesota, California, New Mexico, Florida and Texas.

First Performances of various works have taken place at the following venues:

Manhattan School of Music, New York City
Three Songs (1968)

New York University Theater, New York City
String Quartet (deleted) (1972)

28th Annual Composers Conference at Johnson State College, Johnson, VT
Fern Hill (1973)

Delius Festival, Jacksonville, FL
Birdsongs (1973)

Hear America First, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City
Portrait of Millay (1976)

Second Presbyterian Church, New York City
Prayers of Aquinas (1978)

Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York City
Suite for Violin and Double Bass (1981)

Macalaster College, St. Paul, Minnesota
Landscapes (1980)

Concert Society of Putnam and Northern Westchester, Somers, NY
Three Poems (1987)
A Mountain Path (1993)

Windham Chamber Music Festival, Windham, NY
String Sextet (1997)
The Crossing (2000)
Seven Quiet Pieces (2001)
Joplin Rags arr. (2001)
Tristan Prelude arr. (2004)
Adagio for Strings (2005)
Three Scenes from the Mountains (chamber orch.) (2005)

Merkin Hall, New York City
Stiller Freund (1999)
Petit Voyage en Nostalgie (2000)

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York City
Sonata for Cello and Piano (2002)
Three Nocturnes (2002)
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St. Martin’s Church, Laugharne, Wales, UK
And Death Shall Have No Dominion (2003)

Unitarian Society Ridgewood, NJ
Three Scenes from the Mountains, flute, clarinet, piano (2004)

Catskill Mountain Foundation Performing Arts Center, Hunter, NY
A Bossa Nova Fantasy for violin, cello and 2 pianos (2006)
Fanfare for Trumpet and Strings (2006)

Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York City
Prelude, Prologue, Act I Scene 1 and Dylan’s Aria from Do Not Go Gentle (2008)
New York City Opera Orchestra, Zachary Schwartzman, conductor
Soloists: Emily Pulley, Timothy Mix, Julianne Borg, Jennifer Zetlan, Sharla Nafziger

Listed below are some of the artists who have performed Robert Manno’s music:

Violinists: Elmar Oliveira, Arturo Delmoni, Raymond Gniewek, Magdalena Golczewski, Judith Yanchus, Shirien Taylor, Kathryn Caswell-Roy, Laura Hamilton, Karen Marx, Shem Guibbory, Regis Iandiorio, Zaida Booth Levin, Sebu Sirinian, Lisa Tipton, Joseph Pepper, Joel Berman, Bernhard Zeller, Maria Newman

Violists: Ira Weller, Dèsirèe Elsevier, Kevin Roy, Sandra Robbins, Roslyn Young, John Graham, Louise Shulman, Mary Frank, Liuh-Wen Ting

Cellists: David Heiss, Samuel Magill, Chris Finckel, Wolfram Koessel, Richard Locker, Beverly Laurdisen, Nathaniel Park, Peter Rosenfeld, David Miller, Madeleine Golz, Ashley Bathgate

Double Bassists: Laurence Glazener, John Kulowitch, John Carbone, Gino Biondo

Harpists: Deborah Hoffman, Menair Heylin

Pianists: John Churchwell, Adam Makowicz, Steven Eldredge, Nancy Hull, Ron Levy, Donal Nold, Raymond Hughes, Vladimir Pleshakov, Elena Winther, Robert Manno

Flutists: Elizabeth Mann, Nadine Asin, Katherine Fink, Margaret Swinchoski, Timothy Malosh, Susan Stewart

Clarinetists: Alan Kay, Allen Blustine, Sean Osborn, William Blount, Donald Mokrynski, Kathryn Taylor, Gloria Geer

Oboist: Tamar Beach Wells

English hornists: Sharon Meekins, Jane Cochrane, Ilonna Pederson

French Hornists: Joseph Anderer, Frank Donaruma, William Brown

Bassonists: Wayne Hileman, William Scribner

Singers: Emily Pulley, Timothy Mix, Julianne Borg, Jennifer Zetlan, Sharla Nafziger, Judith Kellock, Emily Derr, Patricia Steiner, Robert Maher, Irwin Reese, Janet Wagner, Kathryn Horn, Melvyn Novick, Robert Van Valkenburg, Robert Manno

Conductors: Zachary Schwartzman, Daniel Hathaway, Efrain Guigui, Chris Nance, Robert Manno