Paulus: Always Moving and Powerful

“Stephen Paulus’ music is always moving and powerful.” Adam Waite, music director of Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church shares some insight into the choir’s upcoming March 4 composer portrait concert which takes place in Denver, CO. The ensemble will be joined by the choir of St. Andrew United Methodist Church and director Mark Zwilling. Featured Paulus choral […] Read more »

Paulus: The Sense of Joy

On Monday May 16, the Conspirare choral ensemble travels to St. Paul’s Ordway Center to present their program “Stephen Paulus: A Lyrical Life.” Led by founding artistic director Craig Hella Johnson, Conspirare visits the late composer’s home town as they partner with Classical Minnesota Public Radio to pay tribute and honor Paulus’ commitment and support […] Read more »

Paulus: I Love Performing this Work

“Stephen Paulus’ wonderful Concerto for Two Trumpets is wholly unique in the repertoire.” Trumpet soloist Rex Richardson introduces us to the composer’s work which is featured on the Baton Rouge Symphony’s February 25th American Festival, led by Timothy Muffitt. Trumpeter Brian Shaw joins Richardson for the concert. Richardson continues, “I love performing this work; I’ve […] Read more »

Paulus: and the GRAMMY goes to…

…And the GRAMMY goes to….the music of Stephen Paulus! On February 15, the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards took place and two recordings featuring the composer’s works were honored with GRAMMY-gold trophies! Paulus’ choral work Prayers and Remembrances – recorded by True Concord Voices and Orchestra with Music Director Eric Holten — was named “Best Classical […] Read more »

Paulus: Wit, Tenderness and Virtuosity

“Stephen Paulus’ music brims with wit, tenderness, and at times, biting virtuosity.” On the eve of the Pacific Symphony’s program “Organ Splendor,” soloist Paul Jacobs offers a glimpse into the composer’s Organ Concerto No. 4, which is featured in concert from February 4 – 6. Music director Carl St. Clair conducts the performances as part […] Read more »

Paulus: Back to The GRAMMYs

On December 7, the music of Stephen Paulus was recognized by the 58th Annual GRAMMY Award Nominations. Paulus’ choral work Prayers and Remembrances was nominated in two categories: “Best Contemporary Classical Composition” & “Best Choral Performance.” Commissioned by the ensemble True Concord Voices and Orchestra (formerly known as Tucson Chamber Artists), the work was premiered […] Read more »

Paulus: Huge Forces at Work

On November 21, the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra (NBSO) presents Stephen Paulus’ Sea Portraits conducted by David MacKenzie. Sea Portraits premiered in October 2004 and was originally commissioned in honor of the NBSO’s 90th birthday season, led by then music director Philip Rice. This season’s concert introduces a new, accompanying multimedia element. NBSO CEO and […] Read more »

Paulus: VOICES OF LIGHT

Concert: Paulus: VOICES OF LIGHTDate: 2015-10-28Location: St. Ignatius Loyola Choir & OrchestraLink: http://smssconcerts.org/site/concerts/upcoming-concerts/eventdetail/108/-/choral-concert-chichester-psalmsConcert Information: K. Scott Warren, music director Church of St. Ignatius Loyola New York, NY Read more »

Paulus: CONCERTO FOR TWO TRUMPETS AND ORCHESTRA

Concert: Paulus: CONCERTO FOR TWO TRUMPETS AND ORCHESTRADate: 2016-02-25Location: Rex Richardson and Brian Shaw, trumpets; Baton Rouge SymphonyLink: http://brso.org/event/event-title-3/Concert Information: “An American Festival” Timothy Muffitt, conductor Baton Rouge, LA Read more »

Paulus: Hope, Light and a Future

On September 11, the Tucson, AZ-based ensemble True Concord Voices and Orchestra travels to Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall to present the New York premiere of Stephen Paulus’ Prayers and Remembrances, led by music director Eric Holtan. Commissioned by True Concord (formerly known as Tucson Chamber Artists), Prayers and Remembrances received its world premiere on […] Read more »