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Palaver Strings, World Premire of "Moon"- LIVE at the Hayden Planatrarium in Boston

The World Premier of "Moon for String Orchestra and Percussion" featuring percussionist Nate Tucker.

Charles Hayden Planetarium- May 16th, 2019

Portland Maine, St. Lawrence Arts- May 17th, 2019

NYC, Mount Vernon Museum- May 18th,2019

When we play music live, time becomes our medium. With this program, we invite our listeners to think about stability and flux. This program features a collaborative new commission by percussionist, electronic musician, and composer Nate Tucker, as well as the premiere of Moon by Steve Horowitz.

San Francisco State Orchestra, West Coast Premire of MOON for String Orchestra and Percussion, October 30th, 2019

This epic October concert featured a mixture of winds, brass, percussion, strings, electronica and featured a homage to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Mission, with NASA Moon footage and conductor Brad Hogarth. With music by, Michael Giacchino, Eric Whitacre, Ludwig van Beethoven, Mason Bates, Gustav Holst and featuring MOON by Steve Horowitz. Knuth Hall, Wed October 30th, 2019


Pix ‘N Music, SEPTEMBER 13 2016 

Top film and media composers in concert. The series featured the music of media composers whose classical works were performed live in concert, synchronized to film, video, animation and/or digitally conceived visual elements.

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble- SOME SERIOUS FUN!

MILL VALLEY 142 Throckmorton Theatre • Thursday 1/30/2014
SAN FRANCISCO SF Conservatory of Music • Monday 2/3/2014

Games inspired this program, which included LCCE 2003 Composition Contest Winner Moritz Eggert’s Pong, a charming musical rendering of the 1972 Atari game, as well as Mozart’s E-flat Trio, nicknamed “Kegelstatt,” or “Billiards,” and  György Kurtág’s Signs Games and Messages. Local star Steve Horowitz, who teaches a course on writing music for games, contributed a brief new trio from a childrens video game.

San Francisco State Orchestra, Frankenstein October 31st, 2018

The SF State Orchestra, SF State Wind Ensemble and Brass Ensemble, with conductor Brad Hogarth, celebrate Halloween with selections from Orff’s Carmina Burana as well as haunting works by Gabrieli, Saint-Saëns, Berlioz and Steve Horowitz's Frankenstein for orchestra and film: Creative Arts Building, Knuth Hall, Wednesday October 31st, 2018

Stations of the Breath- John Cage's Music Circus Live at the Disney Museum

Saturday Jan. 28, 2012

The lineup of more than 30 acts for this amazing showcase, included a number of alumni, faculty and students, joined by well-known Bay Area performers. Yamaha donated a Disklavier Mark III MIDI grand piano for the day to enable both in-house and remote performances throughout the afternoon. On the program are works by David Rosenboom, dean of The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts, faculty members Vinny Golia, Michael Jon Fink, as well as Steve Horowitz.

New Monsters, Live at The Disney Museum, San Francisco 2012

Steve Adams (Saxophone), Dan Plonsey (Saxophone) , Scott Looney (Piano), Steve Horowitz (Bass), Jim Bove (Drums)


Simply stated “New Monsters” is an unanticipated surprise, Horowitz and associates tender a modern jazz refresh of sorts, providing a much needed contrast to the rolling waves of ho hum, kiddie bop. – Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz

Stations of the Breath-Extended Piano Festival, White Box Gallery NYC

Works for the Disklavier, April 1 and 2, 2011

Presented by Electronic Music Foundation, The Extended Piano Festival offered up a series of concerts and installations highlighting the unique and rarely composed-for Disklavier. In addition to this being the release of Stations of the Breath: Music for Disklavier (2010) – a disc highlighting the composer’s activities on the Yamaha Disklavier, both in solo performance/composition and in duet settings. Live performers included Dave Eggar on cello, Elliott Sharp on guitar/bass clarinet, and  on percussion. “The moods are straightforward, the ideas are right on the surface, and the execution is well worth experiencing” (Sequenza21).

The Code Ensemble- LIVE AT RED CAT IN LA

The Herb Alpert Creative Music Series-January 29th-30th, 2010

In this two night sell out, The 14-member Code Ensemble delivered an exciting and imaginative contemporary rethink of David Shire’s classic crime-jazz score for the 1974 N.Y.C. subway caper movie. Horowitz and the Code brought everything from strings and horns to laptop sampler for a high-energy brew of classical, jazz, funk and rock as they performed alongside a projection of Jane Brill’s film. Then the group mashed up musical tropes from science fiction films in Invasion from the Chicken Planet with projected video by Zig Gron. The program also showcased Horowitz’s 2nd String Quartet and a set of works by Randy Hostetler. We also got a pre-concert discussion with Steve Horowitz, Jane Brill, Zig Gron and David Shire. This two night stand was funded in part with generous support from the American Music Center, Meet the Composer’s Metlife Creative Connections program, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ), George Mason and Pamela Wilson, and the Randy Hostetler Living Room Music Fund.

Scorefest-The Code Ensemble, Live off Broadway



Composer Steve Horowitz and The Code Ensemble highlight ScoreFest, a two night celebration of music for and inspired by classic films. On September 10 and 11 2008 at The Barrow Group Theatre in New York City, Horowitz's diverse experience and creative spirit was on full display at ScoreFest, an event which presented “visions and re-visions” of classic movie music. A classic film was shown each night accompanied by a Q&A panel of industry experts and then followed by a performance of Horowitz and The Code Ensemble. 

"With the drive of a speeding train and the virtuosity of the big bands of yesterday, Steve Horowitz & The Code Ensemble will have you up and shouting." -David Weiss. Mix Magazine


The Re-Taking of Pelham One Two Three- Saturday 1/29/2005 8pm - The Kitchen NYC
Music by Steve Horowitz, Film by Jane Brill, Title theme by David Shire, re-orchestrated by Fluffy Schwartz

This Concert Featured the amazing CODE ENSEMBLE NYC:

String Quartet - The FLUX Quartet

Trumpet- Dave Smith

Trombone- Squanch

Tuba- Ron Caswell

Guitars-Andy Barbera & David Nadal

Bass- Fluffy Schwartz

Keyboards- Kathey Supove & Dred Scoitt

The Hand- Christopher Romero

Drums- Michael Evans

Percussion/Conductor- Devin Maxwell

Mousetrap Plays SUN RA- LIVE AT THE BIM

Mousetrap Live at the Bim Huis, Amsterdam, Sunday Feb 18th 2001

This Concert Featured a sold out crowd and a great lineup of Dutch and American Players; Steve Horowitz-basgitaar, Dan Plonsey en Peter van Bergen-saxofoons, Dave Revelli-drums en speciale gasten Joost Buis-trombone, Jim Meneses-percussie

Four by 3 (World Premiere)- Live at the MATA Festival NYC

Microtonal Mix-Saturday, February 12th, 2000

Steve Horowitz Four by 3 (World Premiere) (from Quartet Music 1996)
This Concert Featured: Jim Bove, Drums, Michael Lipsey, marimba & Steve Horowitz, fretless bass

Executive Producer- Phillip Glass

Steve Horowitz and The Code Live at the Great American Music Hall

Tuesday March 1st, 1995

This was the CD release show for Steve's first Album on PONK Records.

Featured Players: Ralph Carney, Henry Kaiser, Glen Spearman and Dred Scott.

Executive Produced by Steve Fegenbaum (Ponk records)

Triple Double-World Premire

Live at the New Performance Gallery, SF, Sunday, Jan 5th 1992

This Performance Featured: Larry Oches, William Winant, Chris Brown and Conductor Stephen L. Mosko

Battle of the Bands-Scatter Vs Splatter

Live at Olive Oils-May 30th, 1991

This performance featured: Myles Boisen, Dave Barret, Gino Robair and Special Guest Referee Willy Winant

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