Moravec: Psychological and Believable

“The Shining is a horror story, but it is also much more than that, because it is dimensional, psychological and, perhaps most importantly, believable.” Eric Simonson, stage director of the Minnesota Opera’s upcoming premiere of Paul Moravec’s new opera, shares some thoughts about bringing the story to life on stage. The Shining is based after […] Read more »


Concert: Moravec: BRANDENBURG GATEStart Time: 00:00:00Date: 2016-04-30End Time: 00:00:00Location: Symphony in CLink: Information: Stilian Kirov, conductor Gordon Theater Rutgers Univeristy-Camden Camden, NJ Read more »

Lee: Unexpected Detours

On April 24, pianist Rochelle Sennet premieres James Lee III’s new Concerto for Piano and Wind Ensemble with the Morgan State University Symphonic Band. Melvin N. Miles conducts. The four-movement, 22-minute work was written for both Sennet and the university ensemble, and is a continued collaboration with Sennet, who premiered the composers’ Piano Sonata No. […] Read more »

Moravec: Architecture of The Shining

“For me, a libretto is just the architecture of the story.”  As we move closer to the Minnesota Opera’s world premiere of Paul Moravec’s newest opera The Shining, librettist Mark Campbell offers his perspective on bringing Stephen King’s 1977 best-selling novel to life. Commissioned by the opera company, The Shining is based directly on King’s […] Read more »

Moravec: Musical and Enduring

“Music, Awake! will enjoy a permanent place in the repertoire of American orchestral and choral works.” Michael Murphy, Trustee Emeritus of the Bach Festival Society (Winter Park, FL), introduces us to Paul Moravec’s newest choral work which premieres on April 16 and 17. Music, Awake! was commissioned by the ensemble’s board of directors to celebrate […] Read more »

Frazelle: Dance that Celebrates Spring

“‘April’ is dance that celebrates the coming of Spring.” Choreographer and educator Brenda Daniels introduces her latest ballet which premieres from April 21 – 24 at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem. The new work is based after composer Kenneth Frazelle’s solo piano piece Wild Flowers, and the performance features […] Read more »


Concert: Sierra: CONCERTO FOR SAXOPHONESStart Time: 00:00:00Date: 2016-10-21End Time: 00:00:00Location: James Carter, saxophones; Louisiana Philharmonic OrchestraLink: Information: Thomas Wilkins, conductor Orpheum Theater New Orleans, LA Read more »


Concert: Sierra: PIANO TRIO NO. 3 “ROMANTICO”Date: 2016-04-20Location: Trio ArbosLink: Information: Cecilia Bercovich, violín; José Miguel Gómez, cello; Juan Carlos Garvayo, piano Fundacion Juan March Madrid, Spain Read more »

Primiani: Coming Home

“On April 11th, the Fresno State New Music Ensemble will showcase a concert of Fresno composers, with Leanna Primiani as the featured guest artist.” And so, Fresno State professor and ensemble director Kenneth Froelich announces Primiani’s upcoming composer residency. He continues, “We’re all quite excited to have Ms. Primiani as our guest, and have planned […] Read more »


Concert: Sierra: SONATA FOR VIOLA AND PIANO *WORLD PREMIERE*Start Time: 00:00:00Date: 2016-04-25End Time: 00:00:00Location: Stephanie Griffin, viola; Cheryl Seltzer, pianoLink: Information: Continuum Barnes Hall Auditorium Cornell University Ithaca, NY Read more »