Gwyneth Walker visits Ohio University Choirs for masterclass & concert

The Voice and Choral Departments of the Ohio University School of Music present visiting American composer Gwyneth Walker for a concert at First United Methodist Church, featuring Ohio’s choral ensembles and student vocal soloists. A public vocal masterclass occurs before the concert. Widely performed throughout the country, the music of American composer Gwyneth Walker is beloved… Read More Gwyneth Walker visits Ohio University Choirs for masterclass & concert

Ragnar Bohlin conducts music by David Conte: Taiwan

Grammy award-winning Ragnar Bohlin conducted the Formosa Singers in concert in Taipei, Taiwan. As part of the performance, David Conte’s work The Waking was performed. Commissioned in 1985 by the Music Parents Support Organization (Lakewood, OH), this work was written for Conte’s alma mater. The composer writes, “I was attracted to the American poet Theodore Roethke’s… Read More Ragnar Bohlin conducts music by David Conte: Taiwan

Elena Ruehr piano concerto premiere – A Far Cry

Pianist Heng-Jin Park premieres Elena Ruehr’s Piano Concerto in a program exploring human migration, hosted by Boston-based A Far Cry. The work was commissioned by AFC and is based on Park’s own immigration story. Also included in the concert is Georg Phillip Telemann’s Ouverture, “les nations,” and Mieczyslaw Weinberg Symphony No. 10. A Far Cry stands at the forefront… Read More Elena Ruehr piano concerto premiere – A Far Cry

The Quiet Center: Keesecker’s introspective piano music “resonates” 

The Quiet Center, Tom Keesecker’s new collection of piano music for Advent and Christmas, is refreshing in its introspection and is already resonating with players and listeners alike. From the composer: “I began composing The Quiet Center in November 2016. I finished the collection on January 20, 2017 and recorded it in February. It was my… Read More The Quiet Center: Keesecker’s introspective piano music “resonates” 

Northwest Art Song features music of Juliana Hall & Libby Larsen

Northwest Art Song partnered with The Ensemble of Oregon to share a concert series titled “Nevertheless, She Persisted: Voices of Women in Music & Verse.” In addition to music by Juliana Hall (Music like a Curve of Gold) and Libby Larsen, the concert features music by Abbie Betinis, Stacy Garrop, and Kati Agócs. Northwest Art Song was founded… Read More Northwest Art Song features music of Juliana Hall & Libby Larsen

Daron Hagen: Residency at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Daron Hagen returns to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for a three-day residency during which he will work with composers, conductors, and singers. Engagement includes a masterclass for singers, collaborative pianists, composers, and conductors during which he will coach performances of standard repertoire arias and art songs alongside contemporary repertoire from the perspective of a working… Read More Daron Hagen: Residency at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Daron Hagen joins Chicago College of Performing Arts & related news

Daron Hagen has joined the artist faculty at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA). As part of Hagen’s new relationship with CCPA, he will bring his latest project, “Orson Rehearsed,” a multi-faceted collaborative work examining in non-linear narrative the Orson Welles story, to Roosevelt, where he plans to engage students, faculty, and guest artists… Read More Daron Hagen joins Chicago College of Performing Arts & related news

Daron Hagen: Shining Brow performance, Urban Arias

UrbanArias presents a new production of the Hagen-Muldoon opera Shining Brow at the Paul Sprenger Theatre of the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C. This new production has been dubbed the Usonian Version. It reinstates choruses and other material previously excised by the composer for the Fallingwater Version staged (by director Jonathan Eaton and conductor Robert Frankenberry)… Read More Daron Hagen: Shining Brow performance, Urban Arias