Remembering Jaromir Weinberger

Jaromir Weinberger (1896-1967), the composer of the once-popular opera Schwanda the Bagpiper (staged at the Metropolitan Opera in 1931), is being remembered on the 50th anniversary of his passing. Subito Music, as worldwide agent for Willemsmusiik, takes a look back at this Czech-American composer and his role in 20th century music from his European roots […] Read more »

Galbraith: In Constant Motion

“Nancy Galbraith’s Missa Mysteriorum is a choral score in constant motion.” — Adam Waite On April 30, Adam Waite — Minister of Music, Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church — leads the orchestral premiere of Galbraith’s Missa Mysteriorum in Denver, CO. Originally scored for SATB choir and wind ensemble, Missa Mysteriorum (Mass of the Mysteries) is a […] Read more »

Abels: “Get Out” & See It!

It’s March 2017, and by now, you’ve all heard about this season’s critically acclaimed, groundbreaking comedic, suspense-thriller “Get Out,” directed by Emmy-winning actor and comedian Jordan Peele. However…did you know that Subito’s own Michael Abels wrote the score for this hit film? “Get Out” is Abels’ first feature film and what a way to say hello […] Read more »

Locklair: A Choral Portrait

Dan Locklair

  On March 4, Cantari Voices Ensemble presents a Dan Locklair portrait concert featuring two choral works: A DuBose Heyward Triptych and his recent Requiem. Conductor Dr. Sue Klausmeyer leads the ensemble’s program at The Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill, NC. A DuBose Heyward Triptych is a three-movement, 16-minute a cappella work commissioned by The […] Read more »

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 »

Galbraith: Groovy and Acrobatic

“I consider it an enormous privilege to bring to life the groovy and acrobatic music of Nancy Galbraith.” On the eve of the February 8 world premiere of Galbraith’s Violin Concerto No. 1, soloist Alyssa Wang introduces us to the composer’s newest orchestral work. Daniel Nesta Curtis leads the Carnegie Mellon Contemporary Ensemble (Pittsburgh, PA) […] Read more »

Lee: Tehillim World Premiere

  On February 11, soprano Marquita Lister joins pianist Marvin Mills for the world premiere of James Lee III’s new song cycle Tehillim. The performance takes place in Irvine, CA, and is a highlight of the 20th anniversary of the African American Art Song Alliance Conference. Lee shares some thoughts about Tehillim. “‘When Marquita Lister […] Read more »

Abels: Always A Joy

  “It is always a joy for me — and I use that word very deliberately — to collaborate with Michael Abels.” Mark Russell Smith, music director of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, shares his enthusiasm about working with Abels again for the orchestra’s February 4 & 5 world premiere of Liquify. The 9-minute work was […] Read more »

Sierra: One of the Most Exciting Pieces

“Roberto Sierra’s Concierto Virtual is one of the most exciting pieces I’ve seen in years.” Joel Sachs, music director of the New Juilliard Ensemble, introduces Sierra’s new work on the eve of its January 20 world premiere at Lincoln Center. The premiere is a highlight the 2017 FOCUS! Festival, and is part of this year’s […] Read more »