REV. 23 premiere: new opera from Julian Wachner & Cerise Jacobs, the sequel to Revelations

On September 29, a new opera from Cerise Jacobs and Julian Wachner, Rev. 23, premieres at Boston’s John Hancock Theater. The premiere kicks off the Boston New Music Festival and features White Snake Projects production company, who shares new, relevant opera based on the stories of Cerise Jacobs. Rev. 23 will be available soon from E. C. Schirmer.… Read More REV. 23 premiere: new opera from Julian Wachner & Cerise Jacobs, the sequel to Revelations

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

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

Interview with Composer of the Month: Stephen Chatman

Revered as one of Canada’s most prominent composers, Dr. Stephen Chatman is the first Canadian to ever be short-listed in the Masterprize International Competition. This award-winning composer is recognized internationally and widely sought-after for commissions across the globe. How did you get involved in music? As a toddler, I began to sing before learning to… Read More Interview with Composer of the Month: Stephen Chatman

Little Patuxent Opera Institute Performs Too Many Sopranos

The Little Patuxent Opera Institute (LPOI) offers training for moderately advanced young operatic voices in a warm and nurturing collegiate environment. To succeed in the professional opera field, aspiring singers must master many skills. The program is designed to introduce participants to and enhance the development of their skills, while providing valuable, meaningful performance opportunities… Read More Little Patuxent Opera Institute Performs Too Many Sopranos

New Chamber Opera from beloved American Composer, Gwyneth Walker: Evangeline

E. C. Schirmer is pleased to welcome a new addition to our opera catalog. Evangline is a chamber opera based on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem of the same name, scored for soloists, piano, violin, and narrator. A tragic story based on historical and real events, this opera is an accessible addition to any catalog. Evangeline… Read More New Chamber Opera from beloved American Composer, Gwyneth Walker: Evangeline