Telos Trio performs commissioned work by Gwyneth Walker – Equality Now!

The Telos Trio hosted a concert titled “Equality Now: Celebrating the New York State Centennial of Women’s Suffrage” in Seneca Falls, NY. The highlight of the concert was Gwyneth Walker‘s Equality Now!, commissioned and premiered by the ensemble. The lively work is a celebration of the first Women’s Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls in 1848.  The six-movement… Read More Telos Trio performs commissioned work by Gwyneth Walker – Equality Now!

University Interscholastic League adds works from E. C. Schirmer & Galaxy Music

Two works from the E. C. Schirmer Catalog were added to the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Prescribed Music List. The Music Program of the UIL is designed to support and enrich the teaching of music as an integral component of the public school curriculum in the state of Texas. Each year approximately one half million… Read More University Interscholastic League adds works from E. C. Schirmer & Galaxy Music

Grant Park Music Festival & Fawzi Haimor – Kareem Roustom Premiere

Conductor Fawzi Haimor led the Grant Park Orchestra in a tour-de-force program featuring Haydn’s final symphony, London, Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis, and the Midwest premiere of Syrian-born composer Kareem Roustom‘s Ramal. The concert is scheduled for July 12, 2017. Fawzi Haimor recently completed his tenure as Resident Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and is set… Read More Grant Park Music Festival & Fawzi Haimor – Kareem Roustom Premiere

David Conte – Composer-in-residence at Caritas International Composer’s Competition

The renowned Caritas Chamber Choir invited David Conte to serve as composer-in-residence and adjudicator for the 2017 International Young Composer Competition. The final concert took place July 9, 2017 at the Canterbury Cathedral in England. This inaugural competition is presented by Music Director Benedict Preece and the Caritas Chamber Choir. Young composers from the UK and… Read More David Conte – Composer-in-residence at Caritas International Composer’s Competition

David Conte – world premieres of American Death Ballads

David Conte‘s award-winning American Death Ballads received its European premiere, performed for the first time ever, with voice and orchestra. (June 30, 2017, London). The piece later received its French premiere in its original version for voice and piano.  (July 4, 2017, Paris) Performers for each venue:  London House, London, England: Goodensemble Michael Poll, Conductor Brian Thorsett,… Read More David Conte – world premieres of American Death Ballads

Kareem Roustom’s work for solo clarinet & electronics to receive European premiere: Pierre Boulez Saal

Fellow composers and clarinetists Jörg Widmann and Kinan Azmeh will lead audiences on a musical journey of discovery through three centuries, in a program that will include works from three continents by Mozart, Stravinsky, Poulenc, Elliot Carter, Steve Reich, Solhi al-Wadi, and Kareem Roustom, as well as Widmann and Azmeh. Kareem Roustom‘s A Muffled Scream for… Read More Kareem Roustom’s work for solo clarinet & electronics to receive European premiere: Pierre Boulez Saal

Consonance-Dissonance: ACLU Fundraising Concert includes work by Kareem Roustom

Kareem Roustom‘s Buhur for clarinet and string trio will receive its West Cost Premiere in a benefit concert and exhibit in Los Angeles, CA scheduled for June 21, 2017. The program will also feature music of Golijov, Palestrina, Shostakovich, and Villa-Lobos in an eclectic program alongside a painting exhibit by Guy Walker. All proceeds raised will be… Read More Consonance-Dissonance: ACLU Fundraising Concert includes work by Kareem Roustom