Sierra: Life Through Music

“As a composer, I believe that I express life through music. My music is just the conduit to convey my fears, my sense of hope, as well as an optimistic outlook and belief in a positive force that guide us through life.” As June 30 approaches, Roberto Sierra muses about his creative gift and the upcoming […]

Abels: A Message of Hope & Optimism

“When I first heard Michael Abels’ Dance for Martin’s Dream shortly after its premiere, I was immediately struck by Michael’s choice to make it a celebratory work (as opposed to most tributes, which are elegiac). While it is often performed around MLK Day or Black History Month, I think it has a more universal ‘message’ […]

Kander: “Miranda” Debuts Down Under

“I want to present ‘The Orchestra’ the way I see it: as the greatest team sport I know of.” On the eve of its May 7 Australian premiere, Susan Kander shares some insight into Miranda’s Waltz, as Kevin Purcell conducts the Australian Discovery Orchestra. Scored for narrator and orchestra, the 26-minute, seven-movement work features texts by […]

Abels: “Get Out” & See It!

It’s March 2017, and by now, you’ve all heard about this season’s critically acclaimed, groundbreaking comedic, suspense-thriller “Get Out,” directed by Emmy-winning actor and comedian Jordan Peele. However…did you know that Subito’s own Michael Abels wrote the score for this hit film? “Get Out” is Abels’ first feature film and what a way to say hello […]

Moravec: Holiday Season Premieres

This December, Paul Moravec rings in the 2016 Holiday Season with two world premieres. On December 2, the Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society present the first performance of Moravec’s newest choral work Winter Songs. The three-movement work features texts by Robert Burns, Emily Dickinson, and William Shakespeare. Music director Andrew Clark conducts the Winter Songs […]

Moravec: The Overlook Hotel is Fantastic

  “Paul Moravec’s new work The Overlook Hotel Suite is fantastic!” George Manahan, Music Director of the American Composers Orchestra, introduces us to Moravec’s new orchestral piece, as he looks forward to leading the October 28 world premiere at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall. The Overlook Hotel Suite is based on Moravec’s critically acclaimed new opera The […]

Lee: A Terrific Piece

“James Lee III’s Sukkot Through Orion’s Nebula is a terrific piece and a wonderful way to open our concert.” On the eve of the Atlanta Symphony’s October 20 and 22 events, Evans Mirageas, (Vice President of Artistic Planning and Operations) shares his enthusiasm for the composer’s work as it is featured during the orchestra’s Modern […]

Galbraith: Inspired by Her Music

  “I’ve known Nancy Galbraith for over two decades, beginning as a high-school composition student; and I have  been continually inspired by her music.” So notes conductor Maria Sensi Sellner on the eve of Resonance Works’ (Pittsburgh, PA) September 23 performance of Galbraith’s Effervescent Air, and the world premiere of the new orchestral version of […]

Paulus: and the GRAMMY goes to…

…And the GRAMMY goes to….the music of Stephen Paulus! On February 15, the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards took place and two recordings featuring the composer’s works were honored with GRAMMY-gold trophies! Paulus’ choral work Prayers and Remembrances – recorded by True Concord Voices and Orchestra with Music Director Eric Holten — was named “Best Classical […]