Sierra: Always Fascinating

“Antonio Soler’s ‘Fandango’ for keyboard has always fascinated me.” Composer Roberto Sierra shares his creative insight into his popular work Fandangos, as the Wichita Symphony prepares to present it on February 17 and 18. Music director Daniel Hege conducts the work on the orchestra’s “Classics” series. The 12-minute piece was commissioned by the National Symphony […] 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 »

Sierra: Victoria Prize-Winner

Roberto Sierra rang in the New Year by being honored with the Tomás Luis de Victoria Prize — the highest award given in Spain to a composer of Spanish or Latin American descent. Established in 1996 and awarded by the Society of Spanish Composers Foundation, the Victoria Prize recognizes a living composer “for his contribution to […] Read more »

Locklair: A Beautiful Christmas Reflection

Dan Locklair

  “I found Edmund Sears’ poem [to be] so rich in imagery and, simply, a beautiful Christmas reflection.” And so, introduces us to the poet behind his newest choral work Calm on the Listening Ear of Night which premieres on December 17 sung by the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Choir in Winston-Salem, NC. Commissioned by Aurelia Gray […] Read more »

Sierra: A Musical Mentor

“I’ve known Roberto Sierra my entire life and he is among my many musical mentors.” On the eve of his December 9  concert at the Cali School of Music’s Leshowitz Recital Hall (Montclair State University, NJ), pianist Matthew Culbertson introduces the composer’s “Vivo,” Movement No. 6 from Sierra’s new piano collection Piezas Sueltas. Sierra describes his […] Read more »