Has performed the traditional and contemporary classical guitar repertory around the globe, with such diverse groups as James Levine’s Met Chamber Ensemble, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New York City Opera, Mark Morris Dance Group, and Speculum Musicae, among many. He has appeared at such noted festivals as Aspen and Tanglewood. With the award-winning new-music ensembles Cygnus, Fireworks, and Glass Farm, he has premiered over 75 solo and chamber works by Wuorinen, Babbitt, Machover, and others. His upcoming events include a 90th birthday celebration for Milton Babbitt with the Cygnus Ensemble and the premiere of a work by Wuorinen. Oren is a member of the guitar and chamber music faculties of the Manhattan School of Music.
is the winner of the 2014 International Theodore Front Award from IAWM for her orchestral composition "Vision V" which features the Sonora Trio as soloists with the orchestra. She writes opera as well as chamber, orchestral and electronic music. She describes her work as transformational, often expressing themes of social and environmental awareness. The sound palette is lyrical and atmospheric with interruptions of driving rhythms, drawing on both ancient and futuristic sounds. Fellowships she has received include the Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico, a Composition Fellows Award from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a residency at the Julia and David White Artist Colony in Colon, Costa Rica. Her awards/commissions include the Gaudeamus Award in the Netherlands for orchestral composition. The New York State Council on the Arts, The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the Jerome, Heathcote and Martha Baird Rockefeller Foundations, and the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust Recording Program. Recently she received commissions from Chamber Music America, the Rhode Island Symphony and the American Composers Forum.
Has long been a champion of new music, the baroque flute and various other flutes and whistles from around the world. In the New York area he has played with the Soho Baroque Opera, Muse, The Delbarton Baroque Ensemble, New Amsterdam Baroque, The Microtonal Music Festival and the Sonora Ensemble. He has given over 3,000 solo recitals and participated in countless chamber music and orchestral concerts. His performances on baroque flute include programs of his own arrangement of Bach violin partitas for flute.
He has been heard on radio stations WQXR WNCN and WNYC and has appeared on television stations NBC & CBS and has recorded for CRI, Newport, Sonic Muse, Opus I, Orion Recordings and Station Hill Records. Among the composers who have written works for him are Dave Brubeck, Alan Hovhaness, Meyer Kupferman, Elodie Louten, Jim Theobald and Judith Sainte Croix.