Galbraith: A Fun Piece to Play

“Nancy Galbraith’s Piano Sonata No. 2 is a fun piece to play.” On June 9, soloist Eric Fung premieres Galbraith’s new Piano Sonata No. 2 at Lebanon Valley College (Anneville, PA). The three-movement, 15-minute work was commissioned by the 2017 Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association State Conference, which will feature the first performance. Fung continues. “The […] Read more »

Abels: A Message of Hope & Optimism

“When I first heard Michael Abels’ Dance for Martin’s Dream shortly after its premiere, I was immediately struck by Michael’s choice to make it a celebratory work (as opposed to most tributes, which are elegiac). While it is often performed around MLK Day or Black History Month, I think it has a more universal ‘message’ […] Read more »

Kander: “Miranda” Debuts Down Under

“I want to present ‘The Orchestra’ the way I see it: as the greatest team sport I know of.” On the eve of its May 7 Australian premiere, Susan Kander shares some insight into Miranda’s Waltz, as Kevin Purcell conducts the Australian Discovery Orchestra. Scored for narrator and orchestra, the 26-minute, seven-movement work features texts by […] Read more »

In Memoriam: Frank Ezra Levy

On April 23, Frank Ezra Levy — composer, cellist, teacher, and mentor — passed away at the age of 86. Born in Paris on October 15, 1930, Levy’s parents were painter Else Hammerschlag and Swiss pianist and composer Ernst Levy. After emigrating to the New York in 1939, he began his musical training by studying […] Read more »

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 »

May is National Chamber Music Month!

It’s May again – and it’s National Chamber Music Month! Join Chamber Music America for National Chamber Music Month. Designated by CMA, the month-long celebration highlights the many diverse styles of small ensemble music performed and presented in the U.S., and raises national public awareness of the vibrant chamber music field. Subito Music is partnering […] 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 »