Scott Gendel – finalist in 3rd ORTUS International New Music Competition 

E. C. Schirmer composer Scott Gendel was named one of 16 finalists in the 3rd annual ORTUS International New Music Competition. The pool of over 600 submissions from across the globe were reviewed by members of Khorikos (NYC). Scott Gendel’s submissions was additionally selected as one of ten pieces to be performed by the Khorikos… Read More Scott Gendel – finalist in 3rd ORTUS International New Music Competition 

Britten-Pears Foundation hosts concert including music of Earnest & Wadsworth

In a recital celebrating the strength –  and inherent romance –  represented by Britten and Pears when they premiered Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Justin Vickers (tenor) and pianists Karyl Carlson and Felipe Rodrigues-Silva performed two works by E. C. Schirmer composers Zachary Wadsworth and John David Earnest. Zachary Wadsworth’s Secret Songs was commissioned and premiered in this… Read More Britten-Pears Foundation hosts concert including music of Earnest & Wadsworth

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

Daron Hagen leads workshop at fresh inc

Daron Hagen was a guest expert at the fresh inc festival via skype. He discussed his work Orson Rehearsed. June 12, 2017. Daron Hagen led an interactive workshop to help composer participants redefine their artistic visions. A description of Orson Rehearsed, his new “post-genre interdisciplinary prestidigitation” for singer-instrumentalist-actors will serve as the starting point of the… Read More Daron Hagen leads workshop at fresh inc

Dante Fragments for Soprano, Violin, & Piano (Premiere) — Daron Hagen

Soprano Adelaide Muir Trombetta, violinist Domenico Luca Trombetta, & piano premiered three new setting by Daron Hagen of texts from Dante Alleghieri’s Divine Comedy to benefit the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. June 4, 2017. Commissioned for the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Salon, the Dante Fragments for soprano, violin, and piano are… Read More Dante Fragments for Soprano, Violin, & Piano (Premiere) — Daron Hagen