Song Source Festival – Libby Larsen & David Evan Thomas premieres

“Headwaters are where things begin.” Song Source Festival is launching its fourth season by giving life to new works from Minnesota composers, including world premieres of music by Libby Larsen and David Evan Thomas. The concert takes place August 7, 2017. Libby Larsen‘s Pharoah Songs is scored for baritone and piano and performed by Alan Dunbar… Read More Song Source Festival – Libby Larsen & David Evan Thomas premieres

Anthems of the World – Boston Landmarks Orchestra premieres Roustom

“Fired by local pride, some of Western music’s most passionate works are closely identified with their cultures of origin.”  The Boston Landmarks Orchestra is a summertime tradition for Boston residents. Founded in 2001, the orchestra is comprised of local professional musicians. On August 9, the ensemble shared a concert of music from across the globe.… Read More Anthems of the World – Boston Landmarks Orchestra premieres Roustom

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

Daron Hagen – Wintergreen Festival Orchestra performs work for orchestra

The Wintergreen Festival Orchestra, under the direction of Mark Russell Smith, recently performed Daron Hagen‘s Postcards from America (1996). The performance took place as part of the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival on August 5, 2017. This work received its premiere in 1996 and was co-commissioned by the Oakland East Bay and Waukesha Symphony Orchestra. Postcards from America is… Read More Daron Hagen – Wintergreen Festival Orchestra performs work for orchestra

Grant Park debut of Roustom work earns positive reviews

On July 12, 2017, conductor Fawzi Haimor led the Grant Park Orchestra in a tour-de-force program, which included the Midwest premiere of Syrian-born composer Kareem Roustom‘s Ramal. The performance was met with widespread enthusiasm from critics, both for the Grant Park Orchestra’s performance under Haimor’s leadership and for Roustom’s music. John von Rhein of the Chicago Tribune… Read More Grant Park debut of Roustom work earns positive reviews

Fanfare Magazine reviews Revelations, music of Su Lian Tan

All reviews were reprinted by permission of Fanfare Magazine.  Let’s be clear from the off: Wants List material. Malaysian-born in 1966, Su Lian Tan has a uniquely expressive voice. My colleague Barnaby Rayfield, interviewing Tan in Fanfare 34:4, waxed lyrical about Tan’s achievements (FTCL, or Fellow of Trinity College, London, by age 17; postgraduate degrees… Read More Fanfare Magazine reviews Revelations, music of Su Lian Tan