SELECTED PREMIERS AND COMMISSIONED WORKS
400: An Afrikan Epic
Historic 12-album cycle that tells the story of Afrika and its diaspora from pre-colonial Afrikan history to 400 years into the future. The cycle’s release on January 23, 2019 officially marks Dr. Lomax as the first indpendent artist to release 12 albums on a single day. The work is composed for seven ensembles and supported, in part, by an artist residency at the Wexner Center for the Arts during the 2018-2019 season.
400 Years Suite
Commissioned by the Wexner Center for the Arts as part of an artist residency the during the 2018-2019 season. Composed for the Urban Art Ensemble and premiered at the historic Lincoln Theatre (Columbus, Ohio). January 26, 2019.
Commissioned by Denison University Department of Dance. Premiered by the Mark Lomax Quartet at Knapp Performance Space (Granville, Ohio) as part of the semester-long Mellon artist-in-residence. April.
Blues In August
Commissioned by the Johnstone Fund for New Music. Premiered by the Urban Art Ensemble at the Short North Stage (Columbus, Ohio) as part of the year-long August Wilson Festival. August.
Song of the Dogon
Commissioned by the Wexner Center for the Arts. Premiered by the Mark Lomax Trio (Edwin Bayard- tenor saxophone and Dr. William Menefield- piano) at the Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, Ohio). June.
Music for cello and piano. Commissioned by Timothy Holley, North Carolina Central University.
Commissioned by the Johnstone Fund for New Music. Premiered by the Mark Lomax Trio (Edwin Bayard- tenor saxophone and Dr. William Menefield- piano) at the Short North Stage (Columbus, Ohio) as part of the year-long August Wilson Festival. January.
Commissioned by Urban Strings Columbus. Premiered by Urban Strings Columbus (Stephen Spottswood, conductor) and Dr. Meisha Adderley (soloist) at the Classically Columbus concert at The Martin Luther King Complex (Columbus, Ohio). October.
Trouble Don’t Last for Bassoon and Piano
Commissioned by Dr. Maya Stone. Premiered at the International Double Reed Society conference at Miami University of Ohio (Oxford, Ohio). July. Southeastern premier by Andrew Brady, principal bassoonist at Atlanta Symphony, June 2020.
Commissioned by Dr. Crystal Sellers for premier at Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio. February.
Eight Gospel Arrangements for Symphony, Gospel Choir, and Rhythm Section
Commissioned by the First Gospel Choral Festival of Prague. Premiered at the Proms Music Festival, Prague, Czech Republic (Smetana Hall), July.
String Quartet No. 1 (2nd Movement)
Premiered by Carpe Diem String Quartet and sponsored by the Johnstone Fund for New Music, Columbus, Ohio, May.
Six Arrangements for Symphony, Gospel Choir, and Rhythm Section
Gospel Meets Symphony. Akron Symphony, Akron, OH. February.
The State of Black America
Mark Lomax Trio. Jazz at the Hyatt, Cincinnati, Ohio. February.
Spiritual Unity Suite
Jazz Sextet. Premiered at the Faith and Arts concert and lecture series, Faith Ministries Church.
Tales of the Black Experience for Jazz Sextet.
Commissioned by the Columbus Juneteenth Celebration Commission. Premiered at the Juneteenth Celebration, Columbus, OH.
Jesus Is the Reason and I’ve Got A Robe (R. Wise)
Arranged by Mark Lomax, Gospel Meets Symphony. Nashville Symphony, Nashville, TN.