Kareem Roustom’s “Dabke” November performances: Rowan University & Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra

Kareem Roustom’s Dabke for string orchestra will receive three performances this month, including the Chicago premiere. Dabke is the string orchestra setting of the third movement of composer Kareem Roustom’s A Voice Exclaiming, originally scored for triple string quartet in a 2013 commission for the Kronos Quartet and Community MusicWorks players. Dabke is an Arab communal folkloric line dance… Read More Kareem Roustom’s “Dabke” November performances: Rowan University & Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra

Daron Hagen: Residency at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Daron Hagen returns to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for a three-day residency during which he will work with composers, conductors, and singers. Engagement includes a masterclass for singers, collaborative pianists, composers, and conductors during which he will coach performances of standard repertoire arias and art songs alongside contemporary repertoire from the perspective of a working… Read More Daron Hagen: Residency at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Daron Hagen joins Chicago College of Performing Arts & related news

Daron Hagen has joined the artist faculty at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA). As part of Hagen’s new relationship with CCPA, he will bring his latest project, “Orson Rehearsed,” a multi-faceted collaborative work examining in non-linear narrative the Orson Welles story, to Roosevelt, where he plans to engage students, faculty, and guest artists… Read More Daron Hagen joins Chicago College of Performing Arts & related news

Kareem Roustom: October Premieres – Berlin, Portland, Canada

Kareem Roustom‘s Aleppo Songs continues to receive world-wide attention, boasting three premieres this year alone. Originally scored for solo piano, the piece celebrates what Aleppo was known for, before the uprising of 2011 led the city to war. The composer writes, “To speak today of the richness of the arts and culture in Aleppo is to… Read More Kareem Roustom: October Premieres – Berlin, Portland, Canada

Alistair Coleman named Young Composer-in-Residence with National Philharmonic

The National Philharmonic named Alistair Coleman the Young Composer-in-Residence for the orchestra’s 2017-18 season. The National Philharmonic commissioned and performed Coleman’s Of Radiance and Light in November 2016. As part of his residency, another original work will be premiered in April 2018. In an interview with the National Philharmonic, Coleman recalled his first experience watching the orchestra… Read More Alistair Coleman named Young Composer-in-Residence with National Philharmonic

Recent David Conte performances: New Zealand premiere, California, & Indiana

Recent performances across the globe included David Conte‘s choral, vocal, and orchestral repertoire. August 13, 2017: Inspirare, Wellington, New Zealand’s professional choir, premiered Invocation and Dance by Conte under the direction of Mark Stamper. Based on a text drawn from Walt Whitman’s “When Lilacs Last at the Dooryard Bloom’d,” Invocation and Dance is a hymn to nature and… Read More Recent David Conte performances: New Zealand premiere, California, & Indiana

Human rights prize ceremony features music of Kareem Roustom

In a concert and awards ceremony for the Nürnberg Human Rights Prize 2017,  Marcus Bosch conducts the Nürnberg State Philharmonic Orchestra on a program that includes the German premiere of Ramal for orchestra and Dabke.  The 2017 Nürnberg Human Rights Award will honor the “Group Caesar,” who published photos of people tortured to death in Syrian prisons.  “Caesar” is the… Read More Human rights prize ceremony features music of Kareem Roustom

Julian Wachner – Time’s Arrow Festival performs complete works of Anton Webern

Deemed as the New York Classical Review’s “Critic’s Choice for the 2017-18 season” the annual Time’s Arrow Festival is a celebration of music and arts in the new world. This highlight of New York’s musical season features The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and NOVUS NY, under the direction of Julian Wachner. The 2017-18 and… Read More Julian Wachner – Time’s Arrow Festival performs complete works of Anton Webern

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