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 »

Abels: Audiences Truly Enjoy It

“Audiences truly enjoy it!” Conductor Guy Victor Bordo shares his enthusiasm for Michael Abels’ Global Warming as he prepares for The University of Akron Symphony Orchestra’s performance on December 7. Commissioned and premiered by the Phoenix Youth Symphony in 1991, Abels’ ever-popular 8-minute work was inspired by the historic events of the end of the Cold […] 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: 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 »