Moravec: The Meaning of Freedom

Paul Moravec’s Sanctuary Road is a perfect work for starting meaningful conversations about equality, race, and the meaning of freedom.” And so Rossen Milanov, music director of the Columbus Symphony, shares some insight into the orchestra’s upcoming October 11 and 12 performances of Moravec’s oratorio during its American Festival. Sanctuary Road is written for five […] Read more »

DBR: Voodoo in Baltimore

On September 27, Marin Alsop opens the Baltimore Symphony’s 2019-2020 season, leading violinist and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) in this weekend’s performances of his Voodoo Violin Concerto. The three-movement, 24-minute concerto is one of DBR’s most popular, signature works. Originally composed for chamber ensemble, Voodoo Violin Concerto was commissioned in 2002 by The Kitchen […] Read more »

Locklair: Performing Angels

Dan Locklair

“From the first time I heard the sound of the organ, I loved it!” On September 14, Dan Locklair performs his new work Angels (Two Tone Poems for Organ) in Piedmont, NC, as part of the fall 2019 opening session of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO). The concert also […] Read more »

Abels: An Advocate for Liquify

“I am an advocate of Michael Abels’ music; and, I try to program and perform it whenever and wherever I can.” As the Richmond Symphony’s July 30 performance of Abels’ Liquify approaches, guest conductor Mark Russell Smith talks about Liquify and his long-standing relationship with the composer’s music. Smith — music director of the Quad […] Read more »

Abels: The Legacy of Dr. King

“It’s an intimidating assignment to write a piece on the legacy of Dr. King.” Michael Abels offers some insight into his popular work Dance for Martin’s Dream, which is featured on the Minnesota Orchestra’s July 13 Sommerfest concert, led by music director Osmo Vänskä. Co-commissioned by the Houston and Nashville Symphonies, Dance for Martin’s Dream is […] Read more »

Subito @ The Cone Institute

“One of the valuable features of The Cone Institute is the annual visit from David Murray from Subito Music.” And so, award-winning composer Steven Mackey welcome’s Subito’s own Editor and Publishing Manager to participate in the New Jersey Symphony’s sixth season of the Edward T. Cone Composition Institute. Mackey directs the Cone Institute, which runs […] Read more »

Locklair: Sonata for Flute & Harp Premieres

On June 19, Dan Locklair’s new Sonata for Flute and Harp premieres at the 2019 American Harp Society Summer Institute in Winston-Salem, NC. Locklair was commissioned by the North Carolina Harp Ensemble; and, wrote the three-movement, 12-minute chamber work for flutist Debra Reuter-Pivetta and harpist Jacquelyn Bartlett. The premiere takes place at Crawford Concert Hall […] Read more »

Knight: The Wings of Night

On May 31, Edward Knight’s new song cycle The Wings of Night premieres during the 2019 Oklahoma Music Teachers Association (OMTA) Conference. Commissioned by the OMTA, Knight’s three-movement work is written for voice, oboe, and piano, and features texts by American poet Sara Teasdale. Performers include: mezzo-soprano Catherine McDaniel; Allegra Knight on the oboe; and […] Read more »

Galbraith: Dynamic and Engaging

“I’m thrilled that Nancy has written such a dynamic and engaging work for me.” On the eve of its May 11 world premiere, soloist Lindsey Goodman introduces us to Nancy Galbraith’s new Concerto for Flute. Written for flute, four percussion, piano, harp and strings, the 17-minute work features three movements. Goodman joins the Resonance Works […] Read more »

Abels: A Great Job

“Global Warming does a great job of musically addressing the issues embedded within the title.” And so, conductor Tobin Stewart highlights the core of Michael Abels 8-minute orchestral work as Stewart joins the Montana State University Symphony for the orchestra’s May 2019 South American tour to Chile. Stewart will conduct concerts in Ovalle, Santiago, and […] Read more »