Primiani: Gaudete Holiday Premiere

“After this incredibly challenging year of a worldwide pandemic, I’m looking looking ahead to next year and looking forward to enjoying hearing my music premiered during the 2020 Holiday Season.” And so, composer Leanna Primiani introduces us to Gaudete, her newest orchestral work, which receives its premiere on December 10 by the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra […] Read more »

Primiani: Composers Corner Q & A

Welcome back to “Composers Corner.” In this edition, we’re chatting with composer – and conductor – Leanna Primiani as she talks about what she’s been doing during Covid-19: working old-school with pen/pencil to paper as well as using technology, being a woman in a traditionally male field; writing film scores, and balancing a family in […] Read more »

Primiani: Prize Winner

Congratulations to Leanna Primiani who has been chosen as a recipient of this year’s Women Composers Readings and Commissions Program. An initiative of the League of American Orchestras, the commissioning program is administered in partnership with the American Composers Orchestra (ACO) and supported by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. “This vital program,” notes Jesse Rosen, […] Read more »

Primiani: Living in Fear

“Do women who live in fear ever feel safe?” – Leanna Primiani On April 5, Leanna Primini explores this question with her new work 1001 performed by the Seattle Collaborative Orchestra. Anna Edwards conducts. Commissioned by the ensemble, 1001 is based on the famed 18th-century Persian tale, and was written as an accompanying ‘side-by-side’ piece […] 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 »

Primiani: Driving, Cinematic Flare

“It’s been a blast for me and the musicians to work on this piece!” Anna Edwards — music director of the Seattle Collaborative Orchestra — gives an enthusiastic peek into the ensemble’s upcoming November 18th West Coast premiere of Leanna Primiani’s Sirens. Based after Homer’s classic “The Odyssey,” the ten-minute work premiered in 2008 at […] Read more »

Primiani: A Great Discovery

“When Federico was looking for a new piece for his concert series in Strasbourg, we connected on social media. I was thrilled to learn that he found Crystal Cathedral, and that he will give the European premiere.” And so, Leanna Primiani shares how on Valentine’s Day — in Strasbourg, France — the new music group […] Read more »

Primiani: Inspired by Nature

  On May 12, clarinetist Ian Tyson gives the first performance of Leanna Primiani’s new work Crystal Cathedral at the Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University (Long Island, NY). Presented as part of the university’s lecture-recital series, the performance focuses on the music of Olivier Messiaen and Primiani and how each composer’s […] Read more »

Primiani’s Gratifying Music

“The Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival is honored to have a composer like Leanna Primiani join us this year.” So shares Valerie Coleman – flutist and founder of the award-winning woodwind quintet Imani Winds – on the eve of the ensemble’s 2013 Chamber Music Festival in New York City. Chosen as one of this year’s […] Read more »

Primiani’s 14 Day Challenge

UPDATE: After the Left Coast Chamber Players fall 2012 premiere of Leanna Primiani’s Holy Order: Shaker Dances, the work won the West-Coast division of the Rapido!® A 14-Day Composition Contest. On January 21, 2013, the work was performed by the Atlanta Chamber Players in the concert finals and received the “Audience Favorite” Award.   If you […] Read more »