Moravec: A New Country

On August 19, Paul Moravec’s new vocal chamber work A New Country premieres at the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, featuring soloist Jennifer Johnson Cano. Commissioned by the festival to celebrate its 35th anniversary theme, “Destination America,” the five-movement piece is scored for mezzo-soprano, flute, violin, viola, cello, and piano. The work showcases notable texts by […] Read more »

Moravec: More Important Than Ever

“…Sanctuary Road is more important than ever.” Mark Campbell, librettist As the Oratorio Society of New York prepares for its May 7 world premiere of Paul Moravec’s Sanctuary Road, Campell introduces us the composer’s newest choral work. The 45-minute piece was commissioned by the ensemble and the premiere takes place at Carnegie Hall led by Kent […] Read more »

Moravec: Beautiful Lyricism

  “One of the many things I love about Paul Moravec’s Shakuhachi Concerto is its beautiful lyricism.” And so, shakuhachi soloist James Nyoraku Schlefer sets the scene as he joins the Sybarite5 ensemble on April 15 and 16 for two New York City performances of the concerto. Originally written as a chamber piece for shakuhachi […] Read more »

Moravec: Lush and Colorful

“Paul Moravec’s orchestral score for his opera The Shining is lush, colorful, and totally evocative of the drama throughout.” On the eve of the South Dakota Symphony’s April 7 performance of Moravec’s The Overlook Hotel Suite, music director Delta David Gier offers a glimpse into the composer’s musical language and imagination. The Shining was commissioned […] Read more »

Moravec: Profoundly Rewarding

“Paul Moravec’s Mass in D [is a] demanding piece [that is] profoundly rewarding.” Bach Festival Society (Winter Park, FL) music director Dr. John Sinclair shares some thoughts about Moravec’s music before the ensemble’s upcoming February 17 portrait concert. The program also features two additional choral works: I Will Fear No Evil and Songs of Love and War. […] Read more »

Moravec: Holiday Season Premieres

This December, Paul Moravec rings in the 2016 Holiday Season with two world premieres. On December 2, the Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society present the first performance of Moravec’s newest choral work Winter Songs. The three-movement work features texts by Robert Burns, Emily Dickinson, and William Shakespeare. Music director Andrew Clark conducts the Winter Songs […] Read more »

Moravec: The Overlook Hotel is Fantastic

  “Paul Moravec’s new work The Overlook Hotel Suite is fantastic!” George Manahan, Music Director of the American Composers Orchestra, introduces us to Moravec’s new orchestral piece, as he looks forward to leading the October 28 world premiere at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall. The Overlook Hotel Suite is based on Moravec’s critically acclaimed new opera The […] Read more »

Moravec: Profoundly, Fulfilling Beauty

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“Light Shall Lift Us” has a simplistic yet profoundly, fulfilling beauty in text and music alike.” And so, Gabriel Preisser — Executive & Artistic Director of Opera Orlando — introduces Paul Moravec’s newest choral work which premieres on September 11 at the Walt Disney Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Light […] Read more »

Moravec: Masterfully Composed

“We, the Orchestra of the League of Composers, programmed Paul Moravec’s Sempre Diritto! because it is such an ebullient, upbeat burst of energy — and [it is] masterfully composed.” Music Director Louis Karchin enthuses on the eve of the orchestra’s June 1 season finale concert. The concert takes place at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre as […] Read more »

Moravec: The Shining…“Masterful”

  The reviews are in! On May 7, the Minnesota Opera premiered Paul Moravec’s opera The Shining to excited and enthusiastic cheers. Opening night played to a packed, standing-room only crowd filled with eager young opera-goers and seasoned opera-veterans alike. Based directly on author Stephen King’s 1977 best-selling novel, the opera featured a libretto by […] Read more »