Abels: Bringing OMAR to Life

On May 27, 2022, Spoleto Festival USA presents the world premiere of the opera Omar, co-composed by Grammy-winner Rhiannon Giddens, and two-time Emmy nominee and Subito composer Michael Abels. The opera features a libretto written by Giddens; and, the production will be directed by Kaneza Schaal. John Kennedy conducts the eight-member cast (and chorus) which […] Read more »

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 »

Lee: TOWARDS A GREATER LIGHT

Concert: Lee: TOWARDS A GREATER LIGHT Start Date: 2022-03-25 Start Time: 00:00:00 End Date: 2022-03-26 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: Columbus Symphony Link: https://columbussymphony.com/events/calendar/profile.dT/schuberts-symphony-no-9-the-great Concert Information: Carolyn Kuan, conductor Ohio Theatre Columbus, OH Read more »

Lee: SUKKOT THROUGH ORION’S NEBULA

Concert: Lee: SUKKOT THROUGH ORION’S NEBULA Start Time: 00:00:00 Date: 2022-03-19 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: Gulf Coast Symphony Link: https://gulfcoastsymphony.org/concert/american-voices/ Concert Information: “American Voices” Andrew Kurtz, conductor Music and Arts Center Fort Myers, FL Read more »

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 […] 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: QUINTET FOR CLARINET AND STRING QUARTET

Concert: Lee: QUINTET FOR CLARINET AND STRING QUARTET Start Time: 00:00:00 Date: 2022-01-23 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: Anthony McGill, clarinet; Pacific Quartet Link: https://fourarts.org/event/pacifica-quartet-with-anthony-mcgill-clarinet/ Concert Information: Society for the Four Arts Palm Beach, FL Read more »

Lee: FREEDOM’S GENUINE DAWN *WORLD PREMIERE*

Concert: Lee: FREEDOM’S GENUINE DAWN *WORLD PREMIERE* Start Time: 00:00:00 Date: 2022-01-23 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: Baltimore Symphony Link: https://my.bsomusic.org/overview/16896 Concert Information: Robert Trevino, conductor Strathmore Center Bethesda, MD Read more »

Lee: FREEDOM’S GENUINE DAWN *WORLD PREMIERE*

Concert: Lee: FREEDOM’S GENUINE DAWN *WORLD PREMIERE* Start Time: 00:00:00 Date: 2022-01-20 End Time: 2022-01-20 Location: Baltimore Symphony Link: https://my.bsomusic.org/overview/16896 Concert Information: Robert Trevino, conductor Meyerhoff Hall Baltimore, MD Read more »