D. J. Sparr
Sparr has composed for and performed with renowned ensembles such as the London Symphony, Cabrillo Festival, New World Symphony, Washington National Opera, and Eighth Blackbird. His music has received awards from BMI, New Music USA, and the League of Composers/ISCM. Sparr is a faculty member at the Walden School’s famed Creative Musicians Retreat in Dublin, New Hampshire. Sparr has recently been featured on the Grammy-Award winning all-Kenneth Fuchs recording as the electric guitar soloist. Additionally, his new album, Electric Bands, featuring some of his latest chamber works, is now available through Innova Recordings. He lives in the mystical high plains of the Wild West with his wife Kimberly, son Harris, Nannette the hound dog, and Bundini the boxer puppy. D. J. Sparr’s music is published by Bill Holab Music.
DACCA:DECCA:GaFfA, for fl, ob, cl, 2 gtr, 2 perc, vln, vla, cello
Concerto for Jazz Guitar and Orchestra: Katrina
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
Ted Ludwig, Guitar | Philip Mann, Conductor
D. J. Sparr plays Michael Daugherty’s Gee’s Bend: (performance excerpts)
D. J. Sparr records Kenneth Fuchs’ Glacier: (promotion trailer)