Paiement served as guest conductor at Dallas Opera in March 2012, for Peter Maxwell Davies' The Lighthouse, featured in their new Chamber Opera series.
Paiement conducts the new season of the BluePrint Project in San Francisco, entitled Transcending Senses… The BluePrint Project
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Paiement conducted the UCSC Opera Theater’s full production of Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring from June 2nd to 5th. With Brian Staufenbiel, Stage Director.
On February 26-27, 2011, Paiment conducted Ensemble Parallèle for the San Francisco Premiere of Philip Glass' Orphée, based on Jean Cocteau's surrealist film. Critics hailed Paiment's conducting as "a brisk, vivacious performance of the score," in a "fervant and balanced production," with "verve and sensitivity."
In November 2010, Paiement collaborated with English stage director Giles Habergal and A.C.T. on the San Francisco premiere of Tom Stoppard/André Prévin's Every Good Boy Deserves Favour for orchestra and actors.
Paiement conducted the world premiere of Night Blooming for full orchestra by Noah Gideon Meites at the University of California, Santa Cruz Recital Hall. Review
Last September, Paiement conducted the world premiere recording of of Laura Schwendigner’s concerto for violin and orchestra entitled Chiaroscure Azzuro, with New York violinist Curtis Macomber.
Paiement conducted Ensemble Parallèle in the west-coast premiere of John Rea’s reorchestration of Wozzeck at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in January. Check out the reviews of the smashing success: Reviews - Video
Paiement conducts on the new CD release: An 80th birthday tribute to an influential American composer: Chou Wen-chung (TROY1064-65)