THE "PREMIER" CONTRABASSOONIST

Susan L. Nigro, in her quest for contrabassoon solo literature, has premiered more solo works for this traditionally unsoloistic instrument than any other musician. All of these works were premiered by Ms. Nigro; works with an * were written for her; some works are published: (1) Jeanne, Inc.  (2) Lux Nova Press  (3) Musik Fabrik  (4) Liben Music Publishers

* Satterwhite Las viudas de Calama - University of Louisville 3/15/2017
* Palider L'Italiano Molto Breve - Northern Illinois University 1/26/2017
* Bjorling Hydesville 1848 / Mr. Splitfoot - Northern Illinois University 1/26/2017
* Bjorling Hydesville 1848 / Sisters - Northern Illinois University 1/26/2017
* Bjorling Classical Funk - Northern Illinois University 1/26/2017
* Vosk The Giant Stirred....... - Roosevelt University 9/10/2015
* Aragon Contrabassoon Sonata - University of Arkansas 2/20/2015
* Aragon Espresso for 2 contrabassoons - University of Arkansas (with Richard Bobo) 2/20/2015
* Waddle Dreams of Findland (for Solo Contrabassoon) - New York University 8/8/14
* Waddle Contrabassoon Duo with Roger Soren - New York University 8/8/14
*(1) Aragon Sonata for Bassoon - University of Arkansas 2/7/14
* Churchill Firepit (for Solo Contrabassoon) - Chicago State University 9/24/13
*(1) Aragon Little Suite for Big Bassoon - Eastern New Mexico University 4/10/13
* Bjorling Blackfoot Dawn (for Contrabassoon, tom-tom, and flute - Chicago State University 9/24/13
* Silberstein Duo for English Horn and Contrabassoon - Chicago State University 9/24/13
* Dorsch Vinaigrette for Contrabassoon and Piano - Chicago State University 9/24/13
* Fine More Greek Myths for Contrabassoon and Piano - Saint Xavier University 9/10/07
* Bjorling Dreamscapes:  Three Scenes for Unaccompanied Contrabassoon - Saint Xavier University 9/10/07
* Fine Harlequin Sonata for Contrabassoon and Piano - Saint Xavier University 9/10/07
*(4) Proto Little Suite for the Big Bassoon - Saint Xavier University 9/10/07
* Stybr ContraBassooNova (Um Imaginacao do Brasil) - at Northwestern University 10/12/06
*(2) Koukl Contravariations per Contrafagotto e Orchestra d'Archi  - with Chicago Chamber Orchestra 1/15/06
* Stybr Theme and Variations in G Minor for Contrabassoon and Orchestra - With New Philharmonic of Du Page 2/25,26/05
* Bjorling Night Shadows:  Three Unaccompanied Pieces for Contrabassoon -  at Riverside Prebyterian Church 10/17/04
* (2) Koukl Potato polca, for contrabassoon and piano at Riverside Prebyterian Church 10/17/04
* Kurrasch A Day at the Park at Downers Grove Public Library 11/16/03
* McKenna Bagatelle for Contrabassoon and Piano at University of Illinois/Chicago 3/04/03
* (3) Cummings Concertino for Contrabassoon at Northwestern University 11/07/02
* Waddle Severe Thunderstorm Warning:  Tone Poem for Solo Contrabassoon at Northwestern University 11/07/02
* Waddle Broken Icicle Twilight:  Elegy for Contrabassoon & Piano at Northwestern University 11/07/02
* (1) Cummings Arioso for Contrabassoon and Piano at Elmhurst College 10/11/01
* (1) Levinson Old Clock at University of Chicago 11/12/00
* Grassel Reminiscences for Contrabassoon and Piano at Arlington Heights Memorial Library 2/13/00
* Biriotti Concerto para Contrafagot y Orquesta with Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg 5/16/99
* (1) Kurrasch Ponderings from the Pond at Wilmette Public Library l/17/99
* Powning Sonata for ContraBassoon & Piano at Wilmette Public Library 1/17/99
* (1) Doran Four Movements for Contrabassoon and Piano at Saint Xavier University 9/28/93
  Muradian Concerto, Opus 102 at Saint Xavier University 9/28/93
* Nicholson Miniature Suite for Contrabassoon and Piano at Saint Xavier University 9/28/93
* (1) Palider The Narwhal, Opus 11 at Saint Xavier University 9/28/93
* Warren Contrabassoon Concerto, Opus 30 with Chicago Chamber Orchestra l/17/93
* Nicholson Waltz for Contrabassoon and Piano at Valparaiso University 9/1O/92
* (1) Draganski Heart's Desire, Fantasy after a Tune of Samuel Scheidt at Elmhurst College 9/11/91
  Muradian Concerto, Opus 85 at Elmhurst College 9/11/91
* (1) Warren Music for Contrabassoon and Piano, Opus 28 at Elmhurst College 9/11/91
  Nussio Divertimento for Contrabassoon (1st U.S. performance) with Chicago Chamber Orchestra 9/16/90
  Laudenslager Slow Dance & Quick March, from Little Suite (pno.acc.arr.) at Clarion (PA) University 9/10/90
* Muradian Contrabassoon Concerto, Opus 86 with Chicago Chamber Orchestra 11/12/89
  Laudenslager Concertato Contra with Chicago Chamber Orchestra 2/21/88