Abels: A Connection to this Music

  They’re at it again! The Altius Quartet likes Michael Abels’ Delights and Dances so much that, last summer, they performed it at the Music in the Mountains Festival in Durango, CO. This season, they’re performing it again on March 12, as part of their Graduate String Quartet Residency at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Music […]

Abels: Fresh, Fun and Unique

If you’re in Mobile, AL on November 15 and 16, head on over to Saenger Theatre for the Mobile Symphony’s performances of Michael Abels’ Delights and Dances, featuring the Harlem String Quartet. Scott Speck conducts these performances as part of the orchestra’s “Beethoven and Blue Jeans” series. Harlem String Quartet violinist Melissa White comments, “Delights […]

Abels: High Octane Effervescence

  Called “an energetic arrangement [incorporating] jazz, blues, bluegrass and Latin dance elements” (New York Times), Michael Abels’ Delights and Dances is his ever-popular work for string quartet and string orchestra. This summer, audiences in Durango, CO will hear it on July 25 as part of the Music in the Mountains Festival. Christopher James Lees […]

Abels: The Perfect Piece!

Michael Abels begins 2014 with three (!) performances of his acclaimed orchestral tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — Dance for Martin’s Dream. Co-commissioned by the Houston and Nashville Symphonies, Dance for Martin’s Dream received a partial premiere in Houston in June 1997 (conducted by Stephen Stein), followed by Nashville’s premiere of the complete […]

Abels’ Captivating and Exciting Music!

“I’m excited about Michael Abels’ music!” So notes conductor Kevin McBeth, when on February 22, he leads the Saint Louis Symphony in a performance of Abels’ works Dance for Martin’s Dream and Outburst. The concert is part of the orchestra’s 2013 Black History Month Celebration. McBeth continues, “I really enjoy Michael’s music. While the Saint […]

Abels (arr): MARY HAD A BABY

Concert: Abels (arr): MARY HAD A BABYDate: 2012-12-08Location: Sheboygan SymphonyLink: http://sheboygansymphony.org/concerts-events/list-of-concerts/christmas-treasures/view/2012-12-08Concert Information: “Christmas Treasures” Concert Kevin McMahon, conductor Sheboygan,WI

Abels: Spectacular with a Jazzy Grooviness!

Did you know that Chicago is the place to be on June 16th? If not, and you’re in town then, you’re in luck—the Chicago Sinfonietta will perform Michael Abels’ Delights and Dances, joined by the acclaimed Harlem Quartet. Abels will be in residence as music director Mei-Ann Chen leads the performance at the Wentz Concert […]