Walker: Deep Beauty

“…There is deep beauty in George Walker’s music that speaks directly and movingly to an orchestra and an audience.” And so, Edward Gardner – principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra – introduces the ensemble’s upcoming UK premiere of George Walker’s Sinfonia No. 5, “Visions.” The performance takes place on March 30, 2022 at Royal […] Read more »

Composer’s Corner: Dorothy Hindman

As the concert world continues to open up, we welcome you back to Composer’s Corner, Subito’s informal composer-chat sessions. This edition brings to you composer Dorothy Hindman, 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.) Based in Miami, […] Read more »

Abels: Frederick’s Fables

On March 12, 2022, Michael Abels joins the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra for a performance of his work Frederick’s Fables, conducted by Stilian Kirov. Scored for narrator and orchestra, the 37-minute, four-movement piece showcases fours texts by celebrated children’s author and illustrator Leo Leonni. Frederick’s Fables was commissioned and premiered by the Minnesota-based ensemble VocalEssence, conducted […] Read more »

Moravec: The Shining Comes to Colorado

“It is such an honor to finally present Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell’s [opera] The Shining.” On the eve of Opera Colorado’s regional premiere of the work, Greg Carpenter — General & Artistic Director — invites us to learn more about the company’s upcoming production which runs from February 26 through March 6 at the […] Read more »

Frazelle: A Master Composer

“Kenneth Frazelle is a master composer and such an important voice in American music today.” And so, soprano Lindsay Kesselman shares her thoughts about the composer and his music as she prepares for the upcoming piano-vocal premiere of excerpts from Frazelle’s song cycle Energy in All Directions. On February 25, 2022, Kesselman joins pianist Lisa […] Read more »

Lee: Freedom’s Genuine Dawn

On January 20, 2022, the Baltimore Symphony premieres James Lee III’s Freedom’s Genuine Dawn with spoken word artist Wordsmith. Robert Trevino conducts the concert in Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Co-commissioned by the Baltimore Symphony, Boston Symphony and the Rochester Philharmonic, the one-movement, 18-minute work is scored for narrator and orchestra, and features texts by African-American author, […] Read more »

Lee: “Tones of Clay”

On November 14, the Calyx Piano Trio premieres James Lee III’s new 18-minute chamber piece Piano Trio No. 3, “Tones of Clay,” at the Linde Center at the Tanglewood Music Center. Lee comments on his new work. “Piano Trio No. 3 ‘Tones of Clay’ uses the words ‘tones’ and ‘clay’ for two reasons. In my […] Read more »

Silverman: The Song of the Trees

Composer Faye-Ellen Silverman’s new choreographed work The Song of the Trees receives its world premiere on November 5, 2021, as part of Composers Concordance’s Woodwind “Motion” series. The Songs of the Trees is a three-moment work that features the Sylvan Winds joined by choreographer Max Pollak in its first performance. The concert takes place at […] Read more »

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 »