“…[entails] learning all the jobs of the gifted people who will spray Febreeze on your work if you fail.” Celebrating National Opera Week with Daron Hagen

In honor of National Opera Week (Oct. 27 – Nov. 5), E. C. Schirmer explores the creative process behind writing and producing new opera. Join us as we commemorate the creativity, diligence, and hard work of the composers, librettists, and producers who bring those operas to life. Daron Hagen (b. 1961) was recognized in 2014 by the American… Read More “…[entails] learning all the jobs of the gifted people who will spray Febreeze on your work if you fail.” Celebrating National Opera Week with Daron Hagen

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

Chamber Music on the Fox presents film score by Daron Hagen

On September 23, pianist Yana Reznik joins Chamber Music on the Fox in a live performance of Daron Hagen‘s Piano Concerto, No. 2: Chaplin’s Tramp. The performance occurs alongside a screening of Charlie Chaplin’s silent film, The Tramp, as part of the Elgin Short Film Festival. Hagen wrote the new score for the centennial of the classic film.… Read More Chamber Music on the Fox presents film score by Daron Hagen

Butler University Wind Ensemble performs Daron Hagen

The acclaimed Butler University Wind Ensemble performs Daron Hagen‘s Bandana Overture on September 29, 2017,  under the direction of Dr. Matthew J. Smith. The ensemble ranks as one with a reputation of excellence in musical performance. Commissioned by the College Band Directors National Association in 1998 as a derived work from the commissioned opera Bandanna, Bandanna Overture was… Read More Butler University Wind Ensemble performs Daron Hagen

Duo YUMENO premieres third chapter in commissioning project – Daron Hagen

Duo YUMENO (Yoko Reikano Kimura, koto; and Hikaru Tamaki, violoncello) commissioned American composer Daron Hagen to create four large-scale works for koto and cello based on characters and stories from the great Japanese epic, The Tale of Heike. The project is titled “Songs of Heike,” the third installment of which is called Misterioso. The world premiere performance… Read More Duo YUMENO premieres third chapter in commissioning project – Daron Hagen