Glenn Stallcop       Composer, Performer



urban nocturnes

chamber Music Concert

September 14, 2024 

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix
4027 E. Lincoln Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Urban Nocturnes members Viviana, Erin, Karen, Christopher, Melita and Andrew will perform in a concert featuring works composed by Glenn Stallcop.   

Tickets are $25 – student discount tickets are $5;  both are available at the door.  Or you can purchase your tickets online safely and securely.

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Urban Impressions is a unique concert event that will feature music composed especially for Urban Nocturnes by Arizona-based composer, Glenn Stallcop.  Episodes is a trio for violin, cello, and piano that examines the emotional ups and downs of campaigning for social issues.  Alt Shift, a sextet for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, and piano, explores a number of different alternative lifestyles in the search for meaning and purpose Also on the program is Nuance de Noir  for flute/alto flute, tenor saxophone (or bass clarinet), viola, and double bass.  Commissioned by the Telluride Chamber Music Association in the Spring of 2022, Nuance de Noir’s unusual instrumentation triggered a comparison of modern stresses to the nuclear shadow which triggered the “Noir” period in cinema during the 50s and 60s.  

The concert is co-sponsored by the American Composers Alliance (New York).

Contact me at for more information. 

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    Augustana Orchestra
    Sun., Oct. 29th At 4 Pm

    Pete Folliard, Cond.
    Augustana University, Hamre Recital Hall.


    Hamre Hall is in the Music and Humanities Building of Augustana University, 2001 S. Summit Avenue in Sioux Falls, SD   MAP

    The concert will feature John Casey performing the first movement of Glenn Stallcop’s Concerto for Double Bass. 

    LIVESTREAM BELOW 10/29 AT 5:30pm MST (Arizona), 7:30pm CDT:


    Stallcop Bass Concerto Augustana University Oct 29

    sarah walder amata

    Cello Trip

    — 9/22 at 7:00 pm in Flagstaff at Flagstaff Federated Community Church
    — 9/24 at 3:00 pm in Prescott at Trinity Presbyterian Church
    — 10/1 at 3:00 pm in Albuquerque at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

      These performances of Cello Trip include Bach’s joyful Third Suite, the live premieres of Restless in Loops by Grammy nominated Arizona composer Glenn Stallcop and Crooked Tide by student composer David Wauters, and Sarah’s own compositions for cello with looper.

      Sarah grew up in the deserts and mountains of Arizona. After graduating from Oberlin Conservatory in 1992 with degrees in cello and viola da gamba, she moved to The Netherlands, graduating from The Royal Conservatory in The Hague with a masters in Baroque Cello in 1994.

      Sarah currently performs as principal cellist of several modern and Baroque orchestras, as a chamber music player and as a soloist.   


      Sarah Walder Cello Trip

      urban nocturnes

      chamber Concert

      2PM Sun., Aug. 27th, 2023

      St. Andrews Bach Society
      Grace St. Pauls
      2331 E. Adams
      Tucson, AZ 85719

        Urban Nocturnes members Karen, Christopher, and Erin will be joined by two guests, violinist Ruggero Allifranchini and cellist Morgen Johnson, in a concert featuring works for strings and clarinet. The program will include Mendelssohn’s Tema con variazioni and Scherzo for String Quartet, Rêverie Orientale for Clarinet and String Quartet by Alexander Glazunov, and W.A. Mozart’s incomparable Clarinet Quintet in A maj K581. Also featured on the program is a piece entitled String Quartet, by Phoenix-based composer and retired Phoenix Symphony double bassist, Glenn Stallcop. 

        Urban Nocturnes

        “The Unreal dwelling”


        The morning that I received the call from Steven Moeckel asking me to write a piece for unaccompanied violin, I had been reading from a collection of literary prose by Matsuo Basho, the famous Japanese haiku poet.  We were in the midst of the long shutdown for the Covid-19 pandemic.  Musicians were not working; whole symphony seasons had been cancelled.  We discussed the artistic (let alone financial) crisis the situation was creating.  He talked of having taken a trip to the Oregon coast and taken long walks through misty forests to facilitate some serious artistic soul searching.  He had formulated a plan for an unaccompanied recording and wanted to commission a new work for it.  The album, Sei Solo Looking Within, was released in June of 2020.


        Oregon Coast Music Festival
        July 25, 2023 at 7:30 PM

        Music Festival Orchestra,
        James Paul, cond.
        Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

        Marshfield High School
        972 Ingersoll Ave.
        Coos Bay, OR 97420



        urban nocturnes

        chamber Concert

        Thurs., Feb. 9th, 2023

        St Barnabas Episcopal Church (map)

        Sat., Feb. 11th, 2023

        Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix (map)

        Urban Nocturnes‘s program includes the premiere of String Quartet 1980 by Glenn Stallcop, a Phoenix-based composer and former Phoenix Symphony double bassist;  Mendelssohn’s Tema con variazioni and Scherzo for String Quartet, Rêverie Orientale for Clarinet and String Quartet by Alexander Glazunov, and W.A. Mozart’s incomparable Clarinet Quintet in A maj K581

        Urban Nocturnes

        Sun., Oct. 23rd, 2022
        5:00PM PDT/MST (Arizona)

        LYRICWOOD STRING ORCHESTRA – Bethany Amundson, Conductor

        Location: Dakota-Wesleyan University Campus, DWU Sherman Center, Mitchell, South Dakota. 

        The concert will also be livestreamed at


        FUEGO (2020) by Glenn Stallcop (Liz Soladay, viola; Laura Cooper, cello; Marian Casey, double bass)

        CONCERTO FOR FOUR VIOLINS in B Minor by Antonio Vivaldi 

        CONCERTO FOR DOUBLE BASS by Glenn Stallcop (John Casey, Soloist) 


        John Casey
          John Casey, Soloist   


        Tuesday, June 28th 7:30PM

        MusicFest, in Collaboration with the Telluride Chamber Music Association, brings live classical music back to Telluride in the form of Summer Soirees at the Mai’s Residence. Glenn Stallcop’s Nuances de Noir, along with his Jazz-inspired duos, are featured on the program.

        The full 2022 series runs from June 25th through July 3rd at the residence of Anne and Vincent Mai. The property is a restored barn overlooking Mt. Sunshine off Highway 145 near the Sunshine Campground. The series will have something for everybody, including classical chamber music, modern and world-inspired music, and accompanying dance performances. 

        “Chamber music concerts offer that rare combination of great music and the intimate ratio of artist to audience member. Combined with a fabulous location and, for the first time this year, a lovely glass of wine and the offer of cheese at the conclusion of each concert, MusicFest’s Summer Soirees will truly be a gathering and conversation in music,” duoJalal said in a statement. Contact Telluride Chamber Music Association MusicFest for more information. 


        March 27th: SUSTENANCE 

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        March 27 – 7:00pm.  General Admission show.  Advance tickets: $20-adults and $12-students/children.  $5 more at the door.

        Telluride Chamber Music and Telluride Dance Collective are thrilled to announce a very special collaboration.  The evening will feature talented musicians and dancers from our community playing Chamber works of duos, trios and quartets each featuring different dancers. The music will range from composers such as Mozart to the world premiere of a composition by composer Glenn Stallcop.

        This show is about what sustains the human spirit and reminds us of our vitality. Music, movement, and community are pillars to the human experience and maintain hope through times of disparity. Sustenance is the process of sustaining; it is our means of livelihood and nourishment. 

        7pm OI