“I am spectacularly grateful to Katy for premiering Rahassya!” — Susan Kander On April 9, 2022, Susan Kander’s newest vocal work Rahassya will be premiered by mezzo-soprano Katherine Pracht-Phares at Bowling Green State University’s Bryan Hall (Ohio). Joining Pracht-Phares are percussionists Nick Fox on vibraphone and David Esselburn on marimba. The 20-minute work is based […]
Lee: Times We’re Living In
“I wanted to commission works that would speak to the times we’re living in.” So notes, Kenneth Kiesler – University of Michigan’s director of orchestras — on the eve of the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra’s April 6, 2022 world premiere of James Lee III’s newest orchestral work Tethered Voices, narrated by Myah Paden. The […]
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 […]
Abels: Frederick’s Fables
“Fables are stories that contain a life lesson or a moral.” — Michael Abels 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 […]
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 […]
Galbraith – THE MOUNTAIN AND THE RIVER; THE NEGRO SPEAKS OF RIVERS
On February 7, 2022, the Carnegie Mellon University Singers perform Nancy Galbraith’s THE MOUNTAIN AND THE RIVER and THE NEGRO SPEAKS OF RIVERS. Thomas Douglas conducts the performance at Kresge Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA.
Sierra: PIANO SONATA NO. 2 *New York Premiere*
On February 12, 2022, pianist Marc Peloquin gives the New York premiere of composer Roberto Sierra’s PIANO SONATA NO. 2, at the Tenri Cultural Center.
Lee: RECUERDOS DIASPORICOS *WORLD PREMIERE* *Virtual Concert*
On February 2, 2022, pianist Josh Cullin premieres composer James Lee III’s solo work RECUERDOS DIASPORICOS at Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI) via virtual live-stream concert.
Lee: FREEDOM’S GENUINE DAWN *WORLD PREMIERE*
On January 20 & 23, 2022, James Lee III’s FREEDOM’S GENUINE DAWN receives its world premiere by the Baltimore Symphony, conducted by Robert Trevino.
Sierra: SINFONIA NO. 6 *POLISH PREMIERE*
On February 20, 2022, the Polish National Radio Symphony gives the premiere of Roberto Sierra’s SINFONIA NO. 6, conducted by Domingo Hindoyan.