Lee: Destined Words for Juneteenth

James Lee III’s Destined Words premieres on June 19, 2021, as part of the live, on-stage, gala performance of the Baltimore Symphony’s “Marin Festival,” honoring Marin Alsop’s artistic leadership in her farewell concert with the orchestra. Commissioned by the Baltimore Symphony in celebration of the Juneteenth Holiday, the nine-minute work is scored for: narrator; 2 […] Read more »

Lee: Songs for the People Premieres

“Songs for the People has such beauty and depth. It has rich, musical sonorities that touch me to my core!” — Denyce Graves And so, celebrated mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves shares her thoughts about James Lee III’s new song, which premieres on May 1, as part of the Tulsa Opera’s “Greenwood Overcomes” concerts. Commissioned by the […] Read more »

Lee: SONGS FOR THE PEOPLE *WORLD PREMIERE* *Virtual Concert*

Concert: Lee: SONGS FOR THE PEOPLE *WORLD PREMIERE* *Virtual Concert* Start Date: 2021-05-01 Start Time: 00:00:00 End Date: 2021-05-02 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano; Howard Watkins, piano Link: https://tulsaopera.com/2021/04/tulsa-opera-announces-additional-performance-live-stream-of-greenwood-overcomes/ Concert Information: “Greenwood Overcomes” Tulsa Opera Tulsa, OK Read more »

Lee: Composer’s Corner Q & A

Welcome back to Subito’s “Composer’s Corner.” This issue features James Lee III, a sought-after composer and pianist in American contemporary music. During this challenging era of how the pandemic has effected artists, we talked with him about: composing in a virtual world; his compositional process; some of his favorite works, and the desire to “compose […] Read more »

Lee: CLARINET QUINTET *WORLD PREMIERE* *Virtual Concert*

Concert: Lee: CLARINET QUINTET *WORLD PREMIERE* *Virtual Concert* Start Time: 00:00:00 Date: 2021-03-21 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: Anthony McGill, clarinet; Pacific String Quartet Link: https://www.candlelightconcerts.org/pacifica-quartet Concert Information: Candlelight Concert Society Columbia, MD Read more »

Lee: AD ANAH? *Virtual Concert*

Concert: Lee: AD ANAH? *Virtual Concert* Start Time: 00:00:00 Date: 2021-02-27 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: Anthony McGill, clarinet; Anna Polonsky, piano Link: https://www.pscny.org/mcgill-polonsky Concert Information: Peoples’ Symphony Concerts New York, NY Read more »

Lee: CHORO SEM TRISTEZA *Virtual Concert*

Concert: Lee: CHORO SEM TRISTEZA *Virtual Concert* Start Date: 2020-11-28 Start Time: 00:00:00 End Date: 2020-11-29 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: Julia Bogorad-Kogan, flute Link: https://content.thespco.org/music/concert-library/live-stream/live-sounds-home-saturday Concert Information: “Live: Sounds from Home” Ordway Concert Hall St. Paul Chamber Orchestra St. Paul, MN Read more »

Lee: Principal Brothers Premieres

On October 11, celebrated clarinetist Anthony McGill premieres James Lee III’s Principal Brothers No. 3 with pianist Gloria Chien in a live-streamed concert. The performance will be presented by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. Written for McGill (principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic), the five-and-a-half-minute piece is the third in Lee’s new group of […] Read more »