Lee: A Rhapsodic Celebration

“Beyond Sensorial Portals is a rhapsodic orchestral work that can also be summarized with one word — celebration!” And so, composer James Lee III introduces his new work, which premieres on November 12, 2022, performed by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Music director Eric Jacobsen conducts the 11-minute concert-opener which was commissioned by the orchestra for […]

Abels: “Borders” Premieres

On September 23, 2022, soloist Mak Grgić, premieres composer Michael Abels’ Borders, Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra, with ROCO (River Oaks Chamber Orchestra) in Houston, TX. Mei-Ann Chen guest-conducts. The two-movement, 17-minute concerto was commissioned for Grgić by ROCO and the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (Iowa). The concert will be live-streamed, and will receive a […]

Sierra: Fandangos at Tanglewood

“I am an enormous fan of Roberto Sierra’s music.” Maestra JoAnn Falletta shares her enthusiasm as her August 6 concert approaches at the 2022 Tanglewood Music Festival, where she will conduct the Boston Symphony in the first Tanglewood performance of Sierra’s celebrated work Fandangos. The 12-minute orchestral piece was originally commissioned by the National Symphony, […]

Sierra: Fandangos at Tanglewood

“I am an enormous fan of Roberto Sierra’s music.” Maestra JoAnn Falletta shares her enthusiasm as her August 6 concert approaches at the 2022 Tanglewood Music Festival, where she will conduct the Boston Symphony in the first Tanglewood performance of Sierra’s celebrated work Fandangos. The 12-minute orchestral piece was originally commissioned by the National Symphony, […]

Sierra: “Una Niña Valiente”

On May 5 and 7, 2022, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra presents the world premiere of Roberto Sierra’s Concierto para Violín y Orquesta “a la memoria de una niña valiente.” Music director Andreas Delfs leads the performances at The Eastman Theatre’s Kodak Hall, which feature the orchestra’s concertmaster Juliana Athayde as soloist. A subsequent performance takes […]

Sierra: “Una Niña Valiente”

On May 5 and 7, 2022, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra presents the world premiere of Roberto Sierra’s Concierto para Violín y Orquesta “a la memoria de una niña valiente.” Music director Andreas Delfs leads the performances at The Eastman Theatre’s Kodak Hall, which feature the orchestra’s concertmaster Juliana Athayde as soloist. A subsequent performance takes […]

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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 […]

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 […]