“Human beings are hard-wired for narrative…” Celebrating National Opera Week with Libby Larsen

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. Grammy award-winning composer Libby Larsen (b. 24 December 1950,… Read More “Human beings are hard-wired for narrative…” Celebrating National Opera Week with Libby Larsen

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

Simon Carrington conducts music by Ferko, Gregorio, & Larsen

The Norfolk Chamber Music Festival (Norfolk, CT) is one of North America’s oldest active summer music festivals. On August 19, the Norfolk festival featured a Choral Festival, directed by Simon Carrington. This remarkable program complete with a first-rate choir and chamber orchestra has always been a highlight of the Norfolk summer. The concert featured three… Read More Simon Carrington conducts music by Ferko, Gregorio, & Larsen

UI Press | Denise Von Glahn | Libby Larsen: Composing an American Life

The fullness of a life lived allegro. Denise Von Glahn, Curtis Mayes Orpheus Professor of Musicology at Florida State University,  is the author of Libby Larsen‘s biography, Libby Larsen: Composing an American Life. Von Glahn is also the director for the Center for Music of the Americas and wrote three award-winning books prior to this publication. The book… Read More UI Press | Denise Von Glahn | Libby Larsen: Composing an American Life

Washington Post: Libby Larsen & Elena Ruehr top composers in classical music

Anne Midgette is Chief Classical Music Critic for The Washington Post. Her article, “The top 35 female composers in classical music,” was written in response to National Public Radio’s July 2017 article “The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women.” The NPR article “was inspiring,” Midgette writes,”but where were the composers? In the wake of much discussion… Read More Washington Post: Libby Larsen & Elena Ruehr top composers in classical music

Song Source Festival – Libby Larsen & David Evan Thomas premieres

“Headwaters are where things begin.” Song Source Festival is launching its fourth season by giving life to new works from Minnesota composers, including world premieres of music by Libby Larsen and David Evan Thomas. The concert takes place August 7, 2017. Libby Larsen‘s Pharoah Songs is scored for baritone and piano and performed by Alan Dunbar… Read More Song Source Festival – Libby Larsen & David Evan Thomas premieres