Stubblefield: Composer’s Corner Q & A

In this edition of “Composer’s Corner,” we introduce you to Roger Stubblefield – one of many composers represented by Subito Music Distribution (SMD) (a division of Subito Music). The SMD program is Subito’s distribution service for independent, self-published composers. Stubblefield is a New Jersey-based composer, conductor and active tuba player in the New York Tri-State […] Read more »

Silverman: Composer’s Corner Q & A

Welcome back to Subito’s “Composer’s Corner” series, our informal composer-chat sessions. This edition features Faye-Ellen Silverman – composer, pianist, educator, lecturer, reviewer, and contributer to several scholarly projects. She shares some thoughts about using Zoom, composing during a pandemic, upcoming premieres, having her music featured in a film, and offering advice to young musicians — […] Read more »

Zaimont: In Darkness Veiled Premieres

“I composed In Darkness Veiled during the early months of the Covid pandemic lockdown. My new variation is a pianistic nocturne in three panels with a tempestuous middle. The work is lush in its textures with hints of the tune’s motives – which cover all registers – and evaporates upward at the close.” – Judith […] Read more »

Lee: Destined Words for Juneteenth

James Lee III’s Destined Words premieres on June 19, 2021, as part of the live, on-stage, gala performance of the Baltimore Symphony’s “Marin Festival,” honoring Marin Alsop’s artistic leadership in her farewell concert with the orchestra. Commissioned by the Baltimore Symphony in celebration of the Juneteenth Holiday, the nine-minute work is scored for: narrator; 2 […] Read more »

Abels: “desert in” operabox.tv

“In a mysterious motor lodge…along a desolate stretch of highway in the American desert, customers pay for the usual amenities — a room, a pool, a lounge. But here, they also pay to be reunited with lost loves of all kinds…” June 2021 brings the premiere of “desert in,” a new, operatic television miniseries featuring […] Read more »

Knight: Of Perpetual Solace Premieres

On May 16, 2021, Edward Knight’s new choral and orchestral work Of Perpetual Solace premieres, sung by the Oklahoma City-based choral ensemble Canterbury Voices. Of Perpetual Solace features texts by librettist and visual artist M.J. Alexander. Described as a poetic and lyrical reflection on remembrance, resilience, and hope, Knight’s 45-minute work was commissioned in 2018 […] Read more »

Kander: dwb at Urban Arias in DC

On April 30, 2021, UrbanArias presents the digital premiere of its film adaptation of Susan Kander’s chamber opera dwb (driving while black), featuring soprano Karen Slack joined by cellist Rosanna Butterfield and percussionist Eric Plewinski. Kander’s 45-minute, one-woman monodrama was written in collaboration with librettist and soprano Roberta Gumbel. Gumbel — along with New Morse […] Read more »

Lee: Songs for the People Premieres

“Songs for the People has such beauty and depth. It has rich, musical sonorities that touch me to my core!” — Denyce Graves And so, celebrated mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves shares her thoughts about James Lee III’s new song, which premieres on May 1, as part of the Tulsa Opera’s “Greenwood Overcomes” concerts. Commissioned by the […] Read more »

Zaimont: Composer’s Corner Q & A

In this edition of Subito’s “Composer’s Corner” series, we’re talking with Judith Lang Zaimont, composer, performer, educator, scholar and advocate for contemporary music and women composers. She shares her thoughts about working during the Covid pandemic, about why she still composes pen-to-paper, how she adapts to technologies to share her music, and her best advice […] Read more »

Moravec: Composer’s Corner Q & A

Paul Moravec

Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Moravec is the featured artist in this issue of “Composer’s Corner.” His long career as a composer, pianist and educator gives him an insider’s perspective as he shares what he’s been doing during the pandemic, his compositional process, teaching, and why winning the Pulitzer Prize in Music “remains a thrilling development in […] Read more »