Locklair: Sing to the World

“Caritas A Cappella Ensemble of Charlotte, NC is preparing Dan Locklair’s new work, Sing to the World: A Choral Cycle in Five Movements in Celebration of Music, for its world premiere on Sunday, May 15, 2022.” And so, music director Cathy Youngblood introduces us to the composer’s latest choral work which she will conduct at […]

Michael Abels

Abels: At War With Ourselves

“I’ve said before that I want to create bulletproof music.” And so, David Harrington, founder and artistic director of the San Francisco-based Kronos Quartet, shares his vision into the ensemble’s latest commissioned work — At War With Ourselves. Composed by Michael Abels, the evening-length work is scored for narrator, string quartet and chorus, and features […]

Knight: Of Perpetual Solace Premieres

On May 16, 2021, Edward Knight’s new choral and orchestral work Of Perpetual Solace premieres, sung by the Oklahoma City-based choral ensemble Canterbury Voices. Of Perpetual Solace features texts by librettist and visual artist M.J. Alexander. Described as a poetic and lyrical reflection on remembrance, resilience, and hope, Knight’s 45-minute work was commissioned in 2018 […]

Locklair: Composers Corner Q & A

In this “Composers Corner” post, we’ll be talking with Dan Locklair — composer, performer, and educator. He shares his thoughts about composing, teaching, and performing during a pandemic, and fondly muses about writing for the voice and how he has “always relished the challenge and satisfaction of creating a piece of music in which a […]

Frazelle: Songs of War

“Kenneth Frazelle’s Songs of War brings Paul Green’s poetry and diaries to life in a rich and poignant choral work.”  And so, Susan Klebanow, music director of the Carolina Choir, introduces us to the composer’s new piece which premieres on November 23 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Commissioned by The Paul […]

Paulus: PRAYERS AND REMEMBRANCES

Concert: Paulus: PRAYERS AND REMEMBRANCES Start Time: 00:00:00 Date: 2019-11-07 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: St. Thomas Choir; Orchestra of St. Luke’s Link: https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/music/concerts/ Concert Information: Jeremy Filsell, conductor St. Thomas Church New York, NY

Frazelle: SONGS OF WAR *WORLD PREMERE*

Concert: Frazelle: SONGS OF WAR *WORLD PREMIERE* Start Time: 00:00:00 Date: 2019-11-23 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: Carolina Choir and UNC Chamber Singers Link: https://music.unc.edu/event/carolina-choir-and-unc-chamber-singers-music-of-peace-war-and-remembrance/ Concert Information: Moeser Auditorium, Hill Hall University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC

Paulus: TO BE CERTAIN OF THE DAWN

Concert: Paulus: TO BE CERTAIN OF THE DAWN Start Time: 00:00:00 Date: 2019-11-08 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: University of Minnesota Choirs Link: https://events.umn.edu/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=event_b&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=D6482937-834B-40D7-B2F3-3661159987C4 Concert Information: Kathy Romey, conductor Ted Mann Concert Hall Minneapolis, MN

Moravec: The Meaning of Freedom

Paul Moravec’s Sanctuary Road is a perfect work for starting meaningful conversations about equality, race, and the meaning of freedom.” And so Rossen Milanov, music director of the Columbus Symphony, shares some insight into the orchestra’s upcoming October 11 and 12 performances of Moravec’s oratorio during its American Festival. Sanctuary Road is written for five […]

Moravec: Creators in Concert

On May 1, Opera America presents “Creators in Concert” featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec. This up-close-and-personal evening showcases an informal talk focusing on the composer’s creative process. Mark Scorca, Opera America’s president and CEO, hosts. The event also features musical excerpts from Moravec’s critically acclaimed opera The Shining (Minnesota Opera, 2016 – based directly […]