Composer’s Corner: Martha Mooke

Hello again from “Composer’s Corner,” Subito Music’s informal composer-chat sessions. This time, we’re featuring Martha Mooke whose music is represented by Subito Music Distribution (SMD) (a division of Subito Music). (The SMD program is Subito’s distribution service for independent, self-published composers.) Mooke — a New York City-native — is an award-winning composer, electro-acoustic violist, producer, […] Read more »

Abels: “Borders” Premieres

On September 23, 2022, soloist Mak Grgić, premieres composer Michael Abels’ Borders, Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra, with ROCO (River Oaks Chamber Orchestra) in Houston, TX. Mei-Ann Chen guest-conducts. The two-movement, 17-minute concerto was commissioned for Grgić by ROCO and the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (Iowa). The concert will be live-streamed, and will receive a […] Read more »

Sierra: An Electrifying Work

“Roberto Sierra’s Concerto for Saxophones and Orchestra is an electrifying work.” As the Chicago Sinfonietta’s performances of Sierra’s concerto approach, soloist Julian Velasco shares his enthusiasm about his upcoming concerts. Originally commissioned by the Detroit Symphony for internationally renowned saxophonist James Carter, Sierra’s 23-minute score blends classical and jazz elements, and highlights the virtuoso possibilities […] Read more »

Sierra & Stubblefield @ BargeMusic

For the 2022 Labor Day Holiday weekend, BargeMusic – located in Brooklyn, NY – presents pianist Marc Peloquin in the premiere of new works by composers Roberto Sierra and Roger Stubblefield. Peloquin performs Sierra’s Sonata No. 9, and will also be joined by mezzo-soprano Sophie Delphis to premiere Stubblefield’s Reveries, Opus 25. Concerts will take […] Read more »

Moravec: Sanctuary Road @ Chautauqua

“Even if it costs you your life. Write it. Write…Every word. Every detail…Write it down…Write. Record. Recount. Chronicle. Write.” — William Still, The Underground Railroad Records On August 18, 2022, Paul Moravec’s lauded oratorio Santuary Road — written in collaboration with librettist Mark Campbell — will be presented at the Chautauqua Institution (in western New […] Read more »

Sierra: Fandangos at Tanglewood

“I am an enormous fan of Roberto Sierra’s music.” Maestra JoAnn Falletta shares her enthusiasm as her August 6 concert approaches at the 2022 Tanglewood Music Festival, where she will conduct the Boston Symphony in the first Tanglewood performance of Sierra’s celebrated work Fandangos. The 12-minute orchestral piece was originally commissioned by the National Symphony, […] Read more »

Moravec: “Japan Songs” on Stage

From the screen to the stage! On June 12, 2022, Kyo-Shin-An Arts presents the premiere of Paul Moravec’s newest chamber vocal work Eight Thousand Spears, as part of its “Japan Songs” concert at the Tenri Cultural Institute in New York City. Commissioned by Kyo-Shin-An as part of its “Japan Songs” collection, Moravec’s work is scored […] Read more »

Lee: Lament.Sing.Arise

On June 4, 2022, the Ritz Chamber Players present the world premiere of James Lee III’s newest chamber work Lament.Sing.Arise in Washington, DC. Commissioned by the The McKim Fund of The Library of Congress, the nine-minute work will be performed by violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins and pianist Terrence Wilson. The concert takes place in Coolidge Auditorium […] Read more »

Locklair: Sing to the World

“Caritas A Cappella Ensemble of Charlotte, NC is preparing Dan Locklair’s new work, Sing to the World: A Choral Cycle in Five Movements in Celebration of Music, for its world premiere on Sunday, May 15, 2022.” And so, music director Cathy Youngblood introduces us to the composer’s latest choral work which she will conduct at […] Read more »

Lee: A Stunning & Powerful Work

“I thought the texts of France Harper’s poem ‘A Double Standard’ would work very well for a stunning and powerful work.” And so, James Lee III introduces us to the poet who inspired his newest vocal chamber work A Double Standard. Commissioned by Carnegie Hall, Shriver Hall, Chamber Music Cincinnati, and Chamber Music Detroit, the […] Read more »