Lee: “Amer’ican” Premieres

On October 29, 2021, the Detroit Symphony presents the world premiere of James Lee III’s orchestral work Amer’ican, conducted by Eric Jacobsen. Commissioned by the orchestra, Amer’ican was originally scheduled to premiere in April 2020; but due to the Covid pandemic it was postponed until this season. The 13-minute work was inspired by Dvorak’s celebrated […] Read more »

Galbraith: Composer’s Corner Q & A

Today’s edition of “Composer’s Corner” features Nancy Galbraith — composer, performer, educator, lecturer, and clinician. The Pittsburgh-native’s large body of music has been performed in the United States, Europe, and South America. Her rich harmonic textures, rhythmic vitality, emotional depth, and wide range of expression have been described by critics as “impressive,” “reflective,” “formidable” “rewarding,” […] Read more »


Concert: Kander: EIGHT AND FIVE, MOSTLY *WORLD PREMIERE* Start Time: 00:00:00 Date: 2021-10-21 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: Lappeenranta Philharmonic Orchestra Link: https://tapahtumat.lappeenranta.fi/en-FI/page/60d2fc5937042d63c9aff66e Concert Information: Minna Pensola, violin Lappeen Maria Church Lappeenranta, Finland Read more »

Sierra: Sinfonia No. 6 at Liverpool

“I want to make music that is communicative – so not only what’s on the surface will be enjoyable, but it will also offer some kind of intellectual discourse with a listener.” — Roberto Sierra On October 14, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic opens its concert season with the premiere of Roberto Sierra’s Sinfonia No. 6, […] Read more »

SIERRA: Piezas Sueltas in NYC

“Latin rhythms and modern harmonies make this concise and constantly momentous piece one of the most challenging and amusing pieces I’ve had the privilege to study and perform.” And so, pianist Matthew Culbertson informs us about Roberto Sierra’s solo work Piezas Sueltas No. 6, ‘Vivo‘, as Culbertson performs it on October 12 as part of […] Read more »

Abels: Emerge Premieres at NJ Symphony

“For our first public subscription concerts since the COVID-19 shut down, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra wanted to project a sense of catharsis, healing, joy, and wonder.” — Patrick Chamberlain As the 2021-22 performance season begins and the concert world returns to live music, Patrick Chamberlain — NJSO Vice President of Artistic Planning — comments […] Read more »

DBR: Voodoo at the New Jersey Symphony

“The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and I cannot wait to perform for our audiences in person again. This season speaks to our time, with many important voices of today, and celebrates great musical traditions of the past and present.” — Music Director Xian Zhang On October 8, the New Jersey Symphony opens its 2021-22 concert […] Read more »

Sierra: PIEZAS SUELTAS NO. 6 *New York Premiere*

Concert: Sierra: PIEZAS SUELTAS NO. 6 *New York Premiere* Start Time: 00:00:00 Date: 2021-10-12 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: Matthew Culbertson, piano Link: https://www.matthewculbertsonmusic.com/events/new-york-debut-recital Concert Information: Revelation Gallery St. John’s in the Village New York, NY Read more »