Maine Festival of Music & other June performances — Kevin Siegfried

Kevin Siegfried (b. 1969) is a composer with an emerging international voice. His music was recently described as “hypnotic and beautifully written” by The Boston Musical Intelligencer, and is known for its direct expression, lyricism, and accessibility. Acclaimed by the UK magazine Choir & Organ as writing music of “austere beauty” that exhibits the “pressure… Read More Maine Festival of Music & other June performances — Kevin Siegfried

The Emerging Art of Choral Theater: #twitterlieder by James Eakin

“Is this growing trend a gimmick? Or a glimpse of the future? Choral music making is all about the sound, not what you see on stage.” In a recent article from Chorus America, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus’ performance and premiere of James Eakin’s #twitterlieder was highlighted in an examination of choral-theater, a developing trend… Read More The Emerging Art of Choral Theater: #twitterlieder by James Eakin

Music of the Spheres, Capitol Hill Chorale premiere — Kevin Siegfried

On June 3 & 4, the Capitol Hill Chorale’s 2016-2017 season ended with a celestial-themed program featuring the premiere of Music of the Spheres by Kevin Siegfried. Also on the program are works of Vincenzo Galilei (father of Galileo Galilei), William Herschel, Samuel Barber, and Gustav Holst. Music of the Spheres is a five-movement work for… Read More Music of the Spheres, Capitol Hill Chorale premiere — Kevin Siegfried

Univ of British Columbia performs Chatman’s A Song of Joys for choir and orchestra

Jonathan Girard led the UBC Symphony Orchestra and Choirs in a performance of Stephen Chatman’s newly released major work for SATB Chorus divisi, timpani and percussion soli, and orchestra, A Song of Joys. The performance was presented as part of the 20th Anniversary of the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on April 8, 2017.… Read More Univ of British Columbia performs Chatman’s A Song of Joys for choir and orchestra

Modern Classics: Michael Trotta’s Seven Last Words – MidAmerica Productions

“Michael John Trotta is an award-winning composer of choral music whose latest work, Seven Last Words, will be given its NY premiere in Carnegie Hall on May 27, 2017 as part of MidAmerica Productions’ 34th concert season. This will be the first time that Trotta will conduct his own composition in a MidAmerica Productions Carnegie… Read More Modern Classics: Michael Trotta’s Seven Last Words – MidAmerica Productions