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

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

Gramophone Magazine reviews new albums from Su Lian Tan & Michael John Trotta

Since 1923, Gramophone Magazine continues to devote itself to reviewing classical music, particularly recordings.  The August 2017 issue featured two albums in the ECS Publishing Group catalog: Seven Last Words by Michael John Trotta and Revelations by Su Lian Tan. Seven Last Words, review excerpt By Guy Rickards “Trotta’s musical style is fairly straightforward….not unlike that of… Read More Gramophone Magazine reviews new albums from Su Lian Tan & Michael John Trotta

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

Behind-the-Scenes of Revelations: A conversation with Su Lian Tan

Su Lian Tan is a much-sought after flutist and composer whose music has been described as “the stunner of the evening,” (Washington Post) and “…refined, cultured compositions… Rewarding for everyone…A must-own for flutists and flute enthusiasts” (Fanfare Magazine). Tan is also a Professor of Music at Middlebury College in Vermont. Arsis recently featured three of her… Read More Behind-the-Scenes of Revelations: A conversation with Su Lian Tan

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