Interview with Composer of the Month: Daron Hagen

Daron Hagen (b. 1961) is a prolific composer of acoustic and electro-acoustic music for the concert hall and stage. He is also a stage director, conductor, librettist, essayist, clinician, and collaborative pianist. Described as a “composer born to write operas” (Chicago Tribune) whose music is “dazzling, unsettling, exuberant, and heroic” (The New Yorker), his opera Amelia was described as… Read More Interview with Composer of the Month: Daron Hagen

The Finisterra Trio revisits work premiered & recorded for Naxos Records — Daron Hagen

Seattle-area residents enjoy the First Sundays Concerts series hosted on Bainbridge Island across the bay. On Sunday, September 10, the renowned Finisterra Trio shares Daron Hagen‘s Piano Trio No. 3: Wayfaring Stranger which was originally commissioned and recorded by the ensemble. Daron Hagen explores his introduction and relationship with the American folk spiritual Wayfaring Stranger, which serves… Read More The Finisterra Trio revisits work premiered & recorded for Naxos Records — Daron Hagen

Renowned Horszowski Trio performs Daron Hagen

Hailed by The New Yorker as “destined for great things,” the Horszowski Trio pulls inspiration from Horszowski’s musicianship, integrity, and humanity. Trio members Jesse Mills, Raman Ramakrishnan, and Rieko Aizawa devote themselves to an extensive catalog of repertoire spanning from the traditional to the contemporary. Based in New York City, the trio members teach at Columbia University and Longy… Read More Renowned Horszowski Trio performs Daron Hagen

Duo for Violin & Cello at Moab Music Festival – Daron Hagen

Violinist Kristen Lee and cellist Clancy Newman take the stage of the Moab Music Festival. The ensemble performs Daron Hagen‘s Duo for Violin and Cello on Friday, September 1. About Duo for Violin and Cello In the repertoire for solo violin and cello, the Ravel sonata stands out as the singular masterpiece, the work all subsequent composers… Read More Duo for Violin & Cello at Moab Music Festival – Daron Hagen

Wintergreen Music Festival features music of Daron Hagen & Gwyneth Walker in family concert

On August 6, 2017, the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival featured the music of Daron Hagen and Gwyneth Walker in “Coffee and Kids,” an interactive concert of family-friendly works for woodwind quintet. Daron Hagen, Lilly Sketches The concert included the world premiere of Hagen‘s Lilly Sketches, based on the beloved mouse who stars in Kevin Henkes‘ popular children book, Lilly’s… Read More Wintergreen Music Festival features music of Daron Hagen & Gwyneth Walker in family concert

Daron Hagen – Wintergreen Festival Orchestra performs work for orchestra

The Wintergreen Festival Orchestra, under the direction of Mark Russell Smith, recently performed Daron Hagen‘s Postcards from America (1996). The performance took place as part of the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival on August 5, 2017. This work received its premiere in 1996 and was co-commissioned by the Oakland East Bay and Waukesha Symphony Orchestra. Postcards from America is… Read More Daron Hagen – Wintergreen Festival Orchestra performs work for orchestra

A Dog’s Life — Daron Hagen’s film score commission

The Wintergreen Music Festival commissioned Daron Hagen to compose a new sixty-minute orchestral score for the silent Charlie Chaplin classic film, A Dog’s Life. The world premiere, scheduled for July 28, 2017, will be conducted by Festival Artistic Director Erin Freeman. A Dog’s Life (1918) is an American short silent film, starring writer and producer Charlie Chaplin. The… Read More A Dog’s Life — Daron Hagen’s film score commission

World Premiere at Wintergreen Music Festival — Daron Hagen

Wintergreen Summer Music Academy faculty members violoncellist Sarah Kapps and pianist Peter Marshall will give the world premiere Daron Hagen‘s Sonata for Cello and Piano as part of the 2017 Wintergreen Music Festival. The performance is scheduled for July 27, 2017. To learn more about the concert, click here. Cellist Sarah Kapps has an active and diverse… Read More World Premiere at Wintergreen Music Festival — Daron Hagen

Misterioso for Koto & Cello (World Premiere) — Daron Hagen

World premiere by Duo YUMENO of the newly-commissioned work “Misterioso” in the “Song of Heike” cycle of duos. Internationally acclaimed Duo YUMENO premiered Daron Hagen‘s third work in the multi-year, four-part Songs of Helke cycle of duos for koto and violoncello commissioned from the composer. Performances include: April 1, 2017 (Washington D.C.) April 30, 2017 (Chicago, IL) May… Read More Misterioso for Koto & Cello (World Premiere) — Daron Hagen