“Extra-musical” Inspiration

This summer, Dan Locklair traveled around the Mediterranean. This fall, he’s traveling again — first for a composer residency and September 17th performance of Dreamsteps at the Carolina Chamber Music Festival in New Bern, NC, followed by a trip in October to New York for the world premiere of Trumpets of Light on October 23rd. […] Read more »

DBR “Dances” at BAM

“Symphonic music has always had an element of ‘dance’ in it….” And so, Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) invites audiences to take the floor with him at BAM’s Next Wave Festival, where, on October 13th — 15th, his Symphony for the Dance Floor receives its New York premiere. Directed by D.J. Mendel, Symphony for the Dance […] Read more »

Exciting to Choreograph!

“Paul Moravec is a wonderful composer.” That’s what Richard Weiss, artistic director of the Carolina Ballet said about Moravec on the eve of the Carolina Ballet’s revival of “The Time Gallery” which opens on September 15, 2011. Originally premiered in fall 2008, “Time Gallery” runs through October 2, 2011 for 11 performances. Weiss continues, “A […] Read more »

Kander’s “Garden” Premiere

On September 9, 2011, Missouri-gal Susan Kander celebrates the 90th birthday of Leslie Laskey — Washington University of St. Louis’ renowned educator — with the world premiere of A Garden’s Time Piece. Scored for soprano and violin, and featuring Kander’s settings of Laskey’s own poetry, performers Christine Johnson and Marc Thayer will premiere the 10-minute […] Read more »